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H. Barbara Booker to move to former Halle School site in mid-February

St. Ignatius of Antioch’s new pastor, Rev. Fr. Kevin Estabrook, invites all to “Come Home”

(January 2019, Plain Press)           First time pastor, Rev. Fr. Kevin Estabrook’s message to the community of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church at West Boulevard and Lorain Avenue is a simple one – “come home.” “If there are any parishioners or folks from the neighborhood who haven’t been to church in a while, we’re here to … Continue reading

Cudell Board addresses a variety of issues as it proceeds with Strategic Alliance

by Chuck Hoven (January 2019, Plain Press)           At the December meeting of the Cudell Improvement Incorporated Board of Trustees, board members discussed the organization’s budget; its real estate holdings; its contract with Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) for the Strategic Alliance; the difficulty in getting enough board members to the meeting for a quorum; … Continue reading

Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home to remember Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month with Memorial Service

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, October 2018)           “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower,” said former president Ronald Reagan when he signed Senate Joint Resolution 314. The resolution designated the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant … Continue reading

Cudell and Detroit Shoreway announce “Strategic Alliance”

By Victoria Shea   (Plain Press, July 2018)         The boards of Cudell Improvement and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization announced in a letter dated June 5th that the two neighborhood organizations have formed a Strategic Alliance that will take effect on July 1, 2018. NEWS ANALYSIS The letter, signed by Daniel Berry, the President of … Continue reading

Sweet Dreams Little Ones: Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home lay to rest unclaimed infant remains

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    Under an overcast sky, the staff of Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home, located on Denison Avenue, laid to rest the cremated remains of six infants whose services the firm had handled but whose remains were never claimed. The stories behind what happened in regards to why these … 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

Cudell Improvement honors Chuck Hoven for Lifetime Achievement and celebrates 100 rehabs

by Rachel Napolitano (Plain Press, April 2018)The importance of community and the web of relationships that makes up community was the theme of the Cudell Improvement 43rdAnnual Meeting, set by the keynote speaker and in the awarding of the Plain Press’sChuck Hoven the Walter & Pauline Martens Lifetime Achievement Award. In the midst of national … Continue reading

Plain Press Managing Editor, Chuck Hoven, accepts Walter and Pauline Martens Lifetime Achievement Award

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2018)       I’d like to thank Cudell Improvement and the Martens Family for this honor. Growing up in the St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, I’ve known the Martens Family all my life. My brother, Fran, who is here today, went to school with Michael Martens, Wally’s brother. Because of my … Continue reading

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