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IT IS JUST THE SAME OLD STORY—SELLOUT!

IT IS JUST THE SAME OLD STORY—SELLOUT! by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, September 2017)     Fifty years ago, this headline appeared in the Plain Dealer: “NEGRO PASTORS TO SHUN ORGANIZER ALINSKY” Things don’t change much in Cleveland, do they? Not in 50 years anyway. Unless you truly understand—they do change. They get worse. I wrote that story … Continue reading

QUICKEN ARENA DEAL OFF/BACK ON: AS PREDICTED

QUICKEN ARENA DEAL OFF/BACK ON: AS PREDICTED by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, September 2017)     (As this was being written the biggest sell-out in Cleveland history and likely the most damaging one for a community activist group in America took place. The Greater Cleveland Congregations, just as Mayor Jackson, Kevin Kelley, Armond Budish, Dan Brady, and … Continue reading

September 2017 Plain Press Community Board

COMMUNITY BOARD SEPTEMBER  2017 The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ARTS AND CULTURE NEAR WEST THEATRE – Free, After School Program – “RISE”: For … Continue reading

Lying by ignoring

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, August 2017)   Why is it so hard for the Plain Dealer (and TV news and Ideastream) to tell the truth about major league sports and the costs to this community? Why can’t they take hard looks at the dollar/revenues of the three major league sports teams? It reveals how … Continue reading

Plain Press April 2017 PDF

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Tackling poverty is the most effective way to improve performance of students in Cleveland schools

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2016)          The End Poverty Now! march was by far the largest demonstration in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. The marchers brought their message before the national media to draw attention to a critical issue. The message should also be heeded here in Cleveland. Census bureau data published … Continue reading

October 2016 Plain Press – PDF

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COMMUNITY BOARD SEPTEMBER 2016

  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. AGING CLEVELAND SENIOR WALK—a free one- or two-mile fun walk–is scheduled for September 15 at Mall C in Downtown Cleveland. (Rain location is inside Public Hall.)  registration and health screenings at 8:45 am, program at 9 am, and walk … Continue reading

End poverty by amending constitution to guarantee right to food, clothing, shelter and medical care

To the editor: (Plain Press, September 2016) With all the debate recently for amending the United States Constitution in favor of certain issues and/or those constituencies, perhaps a more appropriate amendment should guarantee each citizen of the United States the right to food, clothing, shelter and medical care. Poverty is defined as the condition of being … Continue reading

38th Annual Cleveland International Kite Festival