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Citizens demands for extending deadline met by Cuyahoga County, but neighborhood meetings rejected

Citizens demands for extending deadline met by Cuyahoga County, but neighborhood meetings rejected (Plain Press, September 2018)     Citizen’s United for Fairness (CUFF) and Former Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar are pleased that the community came forward on August 28, 2018, at Franklin Circle Church in 95 degree weather to express their deep concerns about the County’s … Continue reading

Property tax increases alarm Lincoln Heights Block Club residents- an appeal to Cuyahoga County and City representatives for relief

Property tax increases alarm Lincoln Heights Block Club residents- an appeal to Cuyahoga County and City representatives for relief To the editor: Letter to Cuyahoga County Council and Cleveland City Council Dear President Brady, Councilwomen Conwell, Councilman McCormack,  Other Distinguished Members of Cuyahoga and Cleveland Councils : (Plain Press, September 2018)     I have spent … Continue reading

Residents at Community Meeting outraged at Cuyahoga County’s appraised values of their homes

    PHOTO BY MICHAEL OAKAR August 28, 2018, Citizens United for Fairness Community Meeting, Franklin Circle Church, 1688 Fulton Road: Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer Dennis Kennedy responds to concerns from residents about the 2018 Proposed Value Notices they received concerning their properties.   by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2018)     Organizers of a group … Continue reading

The Queer Tailor is not just for anybody, she’s for every “body”

by Silk Allen What do you do when you have the most amazing dress or suit hanging in the back of your closet that just needs a few tweaks to fit you perfectly? You call a tailor who will hook your garment up with a quick nip and a tuck here, replace a button, hem … Continue reading

Tremont Gardener’s and Friends of Lincoln Park’s joint flower, herb, vegetable and garden sale

Tremont Gardener’s and Friends of Lincoln Park’s joint flower, herb, vegetable and garden sale took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Lincoln Park, W. 14th and Kenilworth Photo’s by Victoria Shea

Pilgrim Church offers sanctuary to immigrant facing deportation

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2018)    The congregation of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on West 14th Street in the Tremont neighborhood decided in a unanimous vote to make their church a sanctuary, allowing the church to protect a guest from being deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Eulogio Hernandez Box, a … Continue reading

Lincoln Heights Block Club weighs in on proposed Urban Form Overlay along Scranton, W. 25 & Barber

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2018)        In an 11-2 vote at its March 12thmeeting, the Lincoln Heights Block Club soundly rejected a proposal presented by Tremont West Development Corporation Housing and Economic Development Director Matt Moss and the City of Cleveland Planning Department to place an Urban Form Overlay along portions of Scranton, … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Library’s capital projects; Jefferson Branch repairs are underway

(Plain Press, May 2018)       As Cleveland Public Library approaches its 150th anniversary, the Library is embarking on an ambitious, multiyear capital project to ensure its neighborhood branch libraries can continue to function as safe, inclusive, and sustainable environments. The first phase of this two-pronged revitalization project will address critical repairs to ten branches located throughout … Continue reading

Ukrainian Museum-Archives in Tremont strives to save the ancient art of Pysanky

by Debbie Sadlon (Plain Press, April 2018)       Throughout the Lenten season every year, the Ukrainian Museum- Archives, located at 1202 Kenilworth Avenue in Tremont, offers Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshops. At each workshop, students learn the ancient Ukrainian art of pysanka. According to a pamphlet from the Museum gift shop, pysanka is an intricately decorated … Continue reading

April 2018 Issue of the Plain Press

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