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Franklin Circle Church honors members of church’s Christian Women’s Fellowship

Max Hayes Senior Frank Austin named Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland 2019 Youth of the Year

Max Hayes Senior Frank Austin named Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland 2019 Youth of the Year (Plain Press, April 2019)    Frank Austin, a senior at Max S. Hayes High School and a youth leader in the Slavic Village neighborhood, has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland’s Youth of the Year … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County officials offer Tax Reassessment/Outreach to Homeowners

by Bruce Checefsky Out numbering homeowners in a display of unflinching determination, Cuyahoga County representatives lined the meeting room at Westshore Opportunity Center on February 20th with folding tables and chairs, brightly colored banners, and packets of information to assist local residents seeking relief for their recent property tax assessments. Among the county departments on … Continue reading

Cleveland Board of Education celebrates Say Yes to Education, and hears concerns of citizens

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2019)          At the Cleveland Municipal School District Board of Education meeting on January 22, 2019 at George Washington Carter School, Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon noted that January was School Board Recognition month and thanked the Board for their dedication and hard work. Monyka … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry Receives $1 Million Department of Justice Second Chance Act Grant

(January 2019, Plain Press)           The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry (OOR) announced on December 13, 2018 that it was awarded a $1 million Department of Justice grant through the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) for Second Chance Act (SCA) funding. The SCA is a grant program that supports state, local and tribal governments, as well … Continue reading

Brookside Family Center to open at new location

(January 2019, Plain Press)           The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) is pleased to announce the organization’s purchase of 3764 W. 25th Street for a new Brookside Family Center. The two-story, 13,000 square-foot facility (which previously housed a medical clinic) will provide additional space for the Society to expand its social services for individuals … Continue reading

Local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chapter Announces New Executive Director

(December 2018, Plain Press)        The Board of Directors of NAMI Greater Cleveland announced the appointment of Christina “Chris” Mignogna as the organization’s new Executive Director. Mignogna has been a volunteer with NAMI for a number of years and an advocate for mental health in her personal and professional life. Chris holds a Master’s in Social Work from … Continue reading

Department of Aging Director Mary McNamara outlines services and resources available to Cleveland seniors

(December 2018, Plain Press)        At a November 17thTalk in the Hall at Cogswell Hall, Cleveland Department of Aging Executive Director Mary McNamara explained the range of programs, services and resources her department helps link to qualified Cleveland residents. The Talk in the Hall, co-sponsored by Cogswell Hall and the Cleveland Westside Village, offered the opportunity for … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Provides Funding for Temporary Housing and Substance Abuse Treatment Services for Homeless Men

(Plain Press, November 2018)        Cuyahoga County announced it is continuing its efforts to provide temporary housing and Alcohol and Other Drug treatment for homeless men. In October, the County’s Board of Control approved a $70,000 contract amendment with Stella Maris, bringing the total contract amount to $265,000. Stella Maris provides temporary housing for homeless men referred … Continue reading

It’s Medicare open enrollment season: Here’s what you need to know

by Janet Trautwein (Plain Press, November 2018) Medicare’s Annual Election Period is here. Seniors are choosing their Medicare plans for 2019. They’ll have to make their selections by December 7 for coverage that takes effect January 1. The enrollment process will be different than previous years. This time, seniors will have the chance to “test-drive” … Continue reading

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