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November 2007

Education Area Team of Convención Hispana aims to reduce drop out rate
Cleveland Metropolitan School District plan calls for a K-8 school in every neighborhood
CEO Sanders shares academic goals for Cleveland Municipal School District
Fundraising is highest priority for new Clark Metro Director
Council recall petitions filed in Ward 14
Safety Meeting addresses concerns about armed robberies in Tremont
Polish Legion of American Veterans announces awards
Cogswell Hall receives funding for rehab and an addition
Forged letter attacks St. Augustine
November 2007 Letters to the Editor
November 2007 Photo Gallery


October 2007

Greater Cleveland community joins in effort in Tremont to stamp out bigotry
Touch Supper Club told to acquire proper permits
Police commander commits to better quality of life
Community organizations review Cuyahoga County’s PRC Program
Foreclosure prevention fund to assist middle-income homeowners
Area doctors and nurses express concern about pollution at Mittal Steel
Consumers for Fair Utility Rates offers advice to prepare for upcoming winter
Progress continues on Ohio Canal Corridor Towpath Trail
October 2007 Letters to the Editor
October 2007 Photos


September 2007

Councilman introduces first zoning designation for community gardens
Neighbors share concerns about El Tropical
Rebuilding Together Cleveland helps local homeowner
Former Clark Metro Executive Director seeks to clear name
Nightclub allowed in Tremont 2-family residential district
TWDC president calls Tremont arsons hate crimes
Ohio City residents organize to curb demand for prostitution
Clark Metro Development Corporation hires new executive director
September 2007 Photos


August 2007

Clark Metro annual meeting leaves many feeling left out
El Tropical problems receive scrutiny from many quarters
Mission volunteers help bring hope to elderly homeowners
Mission volunteers team up with Fresh Coat Cleveland
New legislation allows creation of Entertainment Overlay Districts

La Copa owner attempts “night club” sale
Max Hayes graduates gain access to union pre-apprenticeship program
Collaborative plans to build “The Green Cottages” in EcoVillage
Summer programs offer youth a variety of experiences
Mazzola leaves OCNW
TWDC hires new Executive Director
August 2007 Letters to the Editor
August 2007 Photos


July 2007

Powwow celebrates First Nations’ culture
Problems continue at El Tropical Lounge
Acting Commander Goode doesn’t buy bar owner’s story
Clark Metro Development Corporation members force compliance with by-laws
Mayor Jackson dedicates Cleveland’s first zoned green space
La Copa owner and manager sentenced on liquor violations
Cleveland youth seeks change his generation
Esperanza has high hopes for new offices
“Error” results in Brooklyn Centre house demolition
Water now heated by solar energy at Fire Station #20
West Side Catholic Center dedicates new playground
Two CSU Distinguished Alumni have Near West Side ties
Permanent housing for homeless
CORRECTIONS: Construction program grads – not journeymen yet
*** 2007 Plain Press Summer Youth Guide (Part 2 of 2)
July 2007 Photos


June 2007

Sanders asks NOAH to help bring hope to Cleveland students
Parent Safety Patrol hopes to expand beyond Denison School

Neighbors of doggie daycare look for peace and quiet
New restaurant planned for Scranton
Construction trades program produces first two journeymen

Classic cars help showcase career opportunities at Max Hayes
La Copa appeal turned down by Board of Zoning Appeals

Neighbors of Mittal Steel ride bikes for clean air
Residents issue alert about gangs on W. 52nd Street
Street named for Father Marino Frascati
Cleveland carpenter named Woman of Triumph
Tryian Network names artist of the year
George Gund Foundation announces Green Building Policy
W. 44th Street Bridge reopens
*** 2007 Plain Press Summer Youth Guide (Part 1 of 2)
June 2007 Photos


May 2007

Residents rally to save Clark Metro Development Corporation
Kruger challenges dismissal by Clark Metro
RTA plans to extend hours for Tremont Community Circulator
Scranton Castle resident honored for fire rescue
New program to offer help to troubled teens
Clevelanders join national rally to reduce carbon emissions
El Tropical Lounge manager says no illegal activity in bar
Classic Connections agrees to conditions sought by residents
Neighborhood Community Press Association celebrates neighborhood newspaper accomplishments
Calvary Reformed Church plans renovation
New plaza opens at former Carousel Lanes site
Review: Posting on OhioCity2 Yahoo Group resorts to violent threats
Louisa May Alcott student wins NCAA poster contest
Cleveland APL names new executive director
Letters to the Editor, May 2007
Corrections from April 2007
May 2007 Photos


April 2007

Neighbors of Mittal Steel call on plant to reduce pollution
Athletic Director steps down after 35 years at the helm
TWDC president paves way for increased community involvement
La Copa chosen as meeting place for violent brawl
Resident wants relief from troublesome bar
ABLE plans rally to address key concerns about Ohio budget
La Copa to appeal decision on music permit and dance hall license
Tony Gordon leaves Clark Avenue but retains the memories
Lincoln West High School teacher receives national award
Central Catholic’s Lavender named to All-American team
Letters to the Editor: CMSD students write about education
April 2007 Photos


March 2007

Increasing the number of high school graduates will pay dividends for Cleveland
Kent Professor shares ideas on how to curb local juvenile crime
Have a Heart Ohio protests President George W. Bush’s proposed Fiscal Year 2008 budget
Friends of Clark Field holds first awards ceremony
What’s happening online in the hood?
La Copa Sports Bar holds grand opening
Transitional Housing appoints new executive director
West Side Catholic Center receives grant for playground
School Guard Honored

*** 2007 Plain Press Community Guide
Letters to the Editor: problems of Club Envy, Clark Metro EHEAP, boarded-up housing
March 2007 Photos


February 2007

City Hall meeting called to clarify rules for Ward 14 bar owners
Clark Metro Development Corporation board parts ways with Executive Director Kruger
Metroparks to permanently close Brookside Reservation access road

Update: West Tech foreclosure note sale
Ward 14 Code Enforcement Officer to help tackle vacant houses
Economic Development Director delivers keynote address at Cudell Improvement’s Annual Meeting
Tremont Montessori student accepted to national leadership program
InterAct moves to Franklin Circle Church
Seeds of Literacy moves to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Update: Steelyard Commons
TWDC election results
Giant Eagle opens at Westown
Letter to the Editor: Abadoned Houses
February 2007 Photos


January 2007

Councilman Santiago fails to give credit to Clark Metro Development Corporation for W. 25th Street Master Plan
Memorial vigil honors homeless
First District Commander McCartney welcomes police redistricting plan

Planning underway for West Side Safety Summit
Envy Lounge has permit for restaurant/bar

Children’s Defense Fund Ohio releases Status of Ohio’s Children Report
C-Space sparks creativity on Clark Avenue
Weed and Seed Christmas party brings delight to many
St. Rocco’s breaks ground for Early Childhood Development Center
Neighborhood Family Service Center moves to new location
St. Theodosius lights onion domes
TWDC’s Gilson to head citywide development corporation coalition
Letters: Readers comment on December 2006 articles
January 2007 Photos


December 2006

West Side Community House opens new facility on Lorain Ave.
A tale of two businesses: City Practices Give Unfair Adavantage To Illegal Businesses
IRTF vigil calls for closing of School of the Americas
Domestic Violence Center renovates shelter
Cleveland Mediation Center celebrates 25th Anniversary
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization Receives Award for Excellence in Community Renewal
W. 47th Street Block Club uses grant to light porches
Nurse’s Corner: Holiday Stress Reduction Tips
Letter: Better Coverage of Neighborhoods Around Madison Avenue
December 2006 Photos


November 2006

School district begins strategic planning process
Protesters call on political leaders to tackle poverty
Program helps Cleveland residents enter construction unions
Planning process underway for W. 25th Street Corridor
Cintron elected as Ward 14 Democratic Club Leader
Survey says minimum wage issue likely to increase youth vote
Merrick House participates in Lights On Afterschool rally
State bill spells trouble for Cleveland
Bridgeway eliminates rent subsidy for mental health consumers
Emergency HEAP assistance available
CPAAHC says press politicians on health care issues
Letters: Archwood UCC hosts YMCA programs, Art House Director Urges Support of Issue 18
November 2006 Photos


October 2006

Mentoring network searches for volunteers
Greased pole climbing competition is highlight of St. Rocco Festival
Councilman Joe Santiago named Ward 14 Club Leader
CMDC Board sticks with Executive Director
Police Gang Unit offers advice in combating graffiti
Walk for Peace combines efforts of Cleveland and Lakewood organizers
Boys and Girls Club members enjoy new playground
Living Miracles move to new location
Habitat for Humanity celebrates completion of new home in Detroit Shoreway neighborhood
W. 49th Street Bridge lighting and rehabilitation ceremony
Brooklyn YMCA to close
Mama Says
- Bullies
Letters: Call for More Airport Jobs
Nurses Corner: Avoiding the Flu
October 2006 Photos


September 2006

Celebration of Save-a-lot opening marred by funding cut to Clark Metro Development Corporation
La Copa variance denied
Cleveland Public Power changes policy on disconnection
Youths learn sailing and boat building skills at Whiskey Island Camp
Neighbors help rejuvenate Fairview Park
Residents bring concerns to student safety summit
Cleveland Education Committee to hold fall conference
"We are the UnInsured" promotes equal access to quality health insurance
Weed and Seed neighbors get to know each other at neighborhood gatherings
Update: Quigley Road Connector
Back to school backpacks distributed at Merrick House
Nurse’s Corner by WILLCARE: September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month
In Memory: Rebecca Radaker
Becca’s Preschool Corner: How to talk to your preschooler about death
Letters: Reader finds Detroit Avenue checkpoints disturbing
September 2006 Photos


August 2006

City cuts Clark Metro’s funding
La Copa agrees to hold public meeting
Residents and Councilman at odds
Cleveland hosts National Truth Commission
Speed trap takes advantage of drivers on W. 117th
New program to offer Cleveland students introduction to building trades

Neighborhood children learn life lessons through soccer
Community Corner Family Center moves
Hard Hatted Women gets federal funds for training program
Cleveland’s West Side Catholic Center named Champion in Action
Mama Says
Nurse’s Corner
Letters: Moda Nightmare Raises Concern, Junkyard Expansion, Election Board is Guilty
August 2006 Photos

July 2006

School Board punts on budget
Max Hayes students still await fulfillment of promises of bond issue
Dancers from many tribes compete at Powwow at Edgewater Park
Councilman Santiago’s support of nightclubs draws concern
Precinct Committee races in Ward 14 draw attention
Mama Says
City to move forward on purchase of Midland Steel site
Franklin Avenue paint plant site examined for environmental cleanup
Rite Aid builds new store in Detroit Shoreway neighborhood
Joyful Noise receives foundation grant
IRTF honors founders and longtime volunteer
CCMHB receives Outstanding Board of the Year Award from NAMI Ohio
Volunteers of America gets federal grant to help homeless vets
Storefront Renovation Program 2005 projects
I-71/SR 176 Exits to W. 14th Street: Quigley Road Connector

June 2006

Let’s restore the levy accountability commission
RTA makes case for fare increase
Developer seeks plan for recreational use of former West Side YMCA
Clark Metro tackles neighborhood problems and concerns
Luis Munoz Marin teacher receives national award
Clifton Plaza rehab completed
Lincoln West math teams place first in district-wide competition
St. Rocco students sign songs for Bishop Pilla
Howard Hanna Smythe Cramer opens office on W. 25th Street
Graffiti on Scranton stops with bar closing
Council rivals continue to battle in Ward 14
Two new venues join May Tremont Art Walk
Fellowship Found at Doubting Thomas
Art show features Ward 17 students
Beauty of Ward 17 Volunteer Day
Neighborhood Community Press Association celebrates newspaper accomplishments

May 2006

RTA Urged to Examine Cost of Biodiesel Fuel to Stave Off Rate Increases
West Side Relief High School headed for Walworth site
Activist advises school board to follow Cleveland Public Library example
Detroit Avenue industrial site receives funds for cleanup
Work underway on Quigley Road Connector
BBB Warns of the Return of Questionable Home Repair Funding Offers
Scholarships available for bilingual, bicultural students pursuing careers in health care
Mama Says

April 2006

Community outraged at beating of beloved bicycle shop owner

Young Scholarship Program gives Cleveland students a leg up at OSU
Doggie daycare in residents’ dog house
Consumer groups urge public hearings on Dominion East Ohio proposal
Deadlines for Heating Assistance Programs extended
Program helps landlords make available property visible to tenants
Spring Bulb Planters offer Dutch treat for Mahon Green and Kentucky Garden
Mama Says

March 2006

Low Income residents fight welfare office relocation
Ohio’s food assistance program to use new technology
SAFEighteen serves as model for neighborhood safety
Security program seeks to make Clark Metro area safer
Federal grant brings state of the art manufacturing equipment to Max Hayes
ABLE hopes to put the heart back in Ohio’s budget
Councilman Santiago comments on State of Ward 14
Valley View Hope VI update
Detroit Shoreway Annual Meeting features community awards
Archwood-Denison Concerned Citizens changes its name
Cleveland APL urges animal neglect reporting
APL offers cold weather tips
Mama Says

February 2006

Poverty on Trial: The Truth Commission
Cudell Improvement celebrates 31st Annual Meeting
TWDC outlines plans and accomplishments at annual meeting
Gordon Square project aims to preserve affordable housing in Detroit Shoreway neighborhood
Lee Fisher chooses Detroit Shoreway to announce candidacy for Lieutenant Governor
ABLE to tackle state budget
Prescription co-pays problems
Are you missing out on help with your heating bills?
COHHIO helps consumers fight predatory mortgage lending in Ohio
Heating Assistance Programs
Halle School reopens
Newest School Board Member
Local libraries offer free tax preparation and free e-filing
Near West Theatre wins award
St. Herman’s Monastery celebrates The Great Blessing of the Waters at Edgewater Park
Care Alliance receives HHS grant to provide health and dental services

January 2006

Jackson calls on Board of Education restore confidence in schools
Truth Commission to document local human rights violations
Medicaid co-payments to begin with New Year
Catholic Charities dedicates renovated Kirby Manor senior housing
Cleveland area organizations kick off Medicare drug benefit campaign
Candlelight vigil remembers homeless
Roosevelt Post and Club renovations near completion
Progressive Urban Real Estate celebrates 20 years of sales in the city
Scranton student is a grand prize winner in writing contest
Mama Says – Inspired by neighbors doing their part
Mama Says : Holiday homework – pop quiz for parents

December 2005

Merrick House plays key role in community organizing in Cleveland
Saigon Plaza celebrates grand opening
Men of Y-Haven present On His Way at Cleveland Public Theatre
City and developer plan cleanup for North East Chemical site
Some Parents face loss of their Medicaid coverage in 2006
Riverview HOPE VI update
United Clevelanders Against Poverty tackles concerns about k-8 schools
Mama Says
Art House Receives Ohio Art Education Association Service Award
In Memorium of John Vincent Sakacsi

November 2005

Ohio City Near West board offers support for Riverview HOPE VI proposal
West Side Homes project creates low income housing
Fairview Lutheran Foundation reaches out to community with WestFest celebration
Four local residents honored for fire rescue
New guidelines set for heating assistance this winter
Living Miracles share their stories
Tremont ArtWalk: Definitely Worth a Stroll
My Day as a Cleveland Fire Fighter
Mama Says: Holding out on the heat
Luis Munoz Marin teacher receives Milken Award
City Planning Commission supports expansion of Stockyard Company
City Planning Commission supports rezoning on Lorain Avenue
New school opens at St. Wendelin’s
Local school named school of promise
Near West Food and Family Service Center cuts hours

October 2005

West Side Community House to break ground for new facility

Low-income panel questions mayoral candidates
Laub’s leaves legacy: New School Opens at Site of Old Bakery
Cleveland to hold Primary Election on October 4th
Mama Says

September 2005

Last minute housing plan draws community’s wrath
Consumers for Fair Utility Rates tackle the high cost of utilities
Construction training program offers union apprenticeships to Cleveland residents
Plan calls for improvements W. 25th to Fulton I-71 corridor
Serrano named LISC program manager
School Board chooses Walworth Run property for new High School
Alice G. Butts named to Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees
Willard Raymor celebrates 100th birthday at Simpson Senior Center
Mama Says: Trip out of Edgewater teaches a lesson
Youth production of Oklahoma! opens to full house at Near West Theatre

August 2005

Concerns about new Clark Avenue business raised at community meeting
Whiskey Island offered as trailhead for Towpath Trail
Curfew sweeps recruit youths for diversion program
Bike Rodeo warms children’s hearts with bike give-away
Zone Recreation Center plans revealed
School Board to consider second site for West Side Relief High School
In Memory of Mary Virginia Jones
School Board appoints 1st Hispanic to Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees
Near West Side resident named to head Cleveland Public Art

July 2005

‘Destructive change’ would result from passage of proposed constitutional amendment
State’s school funding crisis labeled a moral issue
Detroit Shoreway CDO breaks ground for $1.3 million townhouse development on Bridge Avenue
Cleveland’s first dog park opens at Clark Field
Inventing a Family Field Trip
New community center opens in Clark-Metro Neighborhood
After school program promotes healthy lifestyle
Tremont Cooks together: a fundraiser for the Sokolowski’s
Cleveland Municipal School District Adult Education Program recognizes 458 GED graduates
Young talent shines at Near West Theater’s recent youth performance

June 2005

Board makes decision on school closings
Clark Metro community seeks replacement for Tops
Funds restored to The Playhouse
Emerald Commons will offer permanent supportive low income housing
Easter welcomes Fr. Steven Theodore Ziton to St. George
Franklin Circle Christian Church celebrates sanctuary renovation
Mama Says: Jokelopedia
Estabrook coach honored
Local student wins scholarship
Cleveland Storefront Program honors 2004 participants
Cleveland Innerbelt Plan considers traffic roundabout for Tremont

May 2005

Tops to close Clark Avenue store
Districts proposal outlines school closings
Kentucky supporters plead with board to keep school open
District plans call for closing Halle Cleveland Learning Center
Clark Metro celebrates 30 years of community service
Neighborhood Community Press Association celebrates newspaper accomplishments

April 2005

Advocates for Budget Legislation Equality tackle state budget reform
125th Anniversary House creates flurry of volunteer activity at St. Colman Church
Cleveland Care Calls offers peace of mind to seniors and their families
Seeds of Literacy provides individual tutors for adults working toward GED
Metro Catholic student wins essay contest
Mama Says: Chocolate Bunnies
Two local volunteers honored by The Center for Community Solutions

March 2005

Mayor’s speech, neighborhood news and controversy mark TWDC annual meeting
DSCDO meeting features neighborhood improvements and honors special contributions
Creating a charter school
Battery Park Update
Body of young girl found on W. 90th Street, School closings delayed
Mama Says: Redlight Cameras
In Memory: Kenneth Carl Gordon

February 2005

Donna Shalala stresses importance of public debate on Social Security and Medicare
Contributions to neighborhood celebrated at Cudell Improvement’s 30th Annual Meeting
Lorain Avenue businesses invited to join successful website
Cuyahoga County program changes name, expands services for children
Fast, Free Income Tax Preparation and Free E-Filing available at neighborhood locations
Extraordinary Women: A Tribute to women of the Near West Side
In Memory: Mary J. Zone
Mama Says: Let’s be careful news consumers

January 2005

Let’s fix school funding this year
Cleveland Municipal School District misleads public with attendance rate inflation
The Covenant celebrates 20 years of service to area youth
High property taxes burden low income homeowners
Community organizations offer students after school help & more
El Barrio and the West Side Ecumenical Ministry announce merger
In Memory of Sandi L. Gerena

December 2004

Plans for Lakefront don’t mesh with lofty principles
Battery Park plans raise questions from neighbors
Team Environmental’s owner resists Battery Park’s & city’s efforts to force him to sell
Make Education and Serving Current Residents a Higher Priority
The Problem of School Funding
CMSD Funding and Budget Problems: The Real Solution
Petition Drives Seek to Change Ways Schools are Funded
Cleveland Central Catholic High School receives honor
Dairymens settles discrimination case
Sister Donna Hawk receives national recognition
Mama Says: Textiles

November 2004

Proposed levy expenditures outlined at Cleveland Board of Education meeting
EcoVillage residents urged to ride rapid and consume colorful foods on West Side Market trip
Participants at community forum discuss public education in Cleveland
School Board members listen to community concerns about the levy
Keeping the Heat on and staying warm
Listening to the voices of the people
Mama Says: Parent involvement critical to child’s education
WIRE-Net celebrates dedication of “The New” West 67th Place

October 2004

RTA opens W. 65th/Lorain/EcoVillage Rapid Station - nation’s 1st “green” station
Organizers seek answers on school transportation questions
CMSD reports loss of students and large transportation cuts
Weed and Seed program: Weeding out crime and planting seeks of hope
New Cleveland Public Library Fulton Branch Manager is the first Hispanic to lead a CPL branch
Mama Says: Children ask “Why our YMCA?”


September 2004

Neighborhood Family Practice to open health clinic in Tremont
Public left out of initial plans for a new west side “relief” high school
West Side “Relief” High School: Hidden decision-making and site selection questioned
Greater Cleveland YMCA refuses to budge
Parking and traffic problems plague EcoVillage
Improvements planned for Cudell Commons
New leaders emerge to tackle utility crisis
Meeting set to address concerns over new school transportation rules
Neighborhood Voices tackles issue of affordable housing
Archwood UCC lights steeple
Art House receives grant
Candidates to be challenged to address health care reform at town hall meeting
Neighborhood Voices tackles issue of affordable housing


August 2004

West Side YMCA slated to close on August 31st: Building at 3200 Franklin is for Sale
New playground delights children at St. Augustine Manor Child Enrichment Center
Ralph Fee retires
Bridgeway and Cleveland Christian Home join to form Community Care Network
Plain Press partners with NeighborhoodLink to place issues online
Residents and owners of Starkweather Tavern reach cooperation agreement
Campaign seeks commitment from political candidates on health care issues
Medical assistance resumes for low-income Ohioans
Ohio City Near West names new executive director
Archwood UCC celebrates 185 years
Five Cleveland school board members picked for reform effort
Cleveland's Clean Air Challenge gains momentum
Cleveland police officers get training to interact with people with mental illness
Rebuilding Cleveland Together's volunteers help fix-up three homs in Ward 18
Save-A-Lot receives community recognition award
Valley View Hope VI gets funding
Volunteers of America receives funds to help homeless veterans get jobs
Y-Haven honored with Helping Hand Award

July 2004

Greater Cleveland YMCA again votes to close West Side Y
Redevelopment of Joseph & Feiss site moves forward
Urban Community School to build new school at former Laub Bakery site
Ribbon cut for EcoVillage Town Homes
Bilingual program left in limbo
Meetings set regarding students taking RTA to school
Local consumers to hold second utility forum
Cleveland Public Theatre Founder James Levin to head new project
Max Hayes curriculum to be revised to match trade union requirements
OCNW Election Results
Veteran breaks own record for poppy sales
Vien Quang Temple celebrates Buddha's birthday 2628'
TANF reauthorization – What does this mean to me?
IN-KIND children’s garden helps build community

June 2004

Gina DeJesus disappearance has changed her neighborhood
Citizens sound-off at school board forum
Developers reveal Riverview Hope VI plans
City outlines policy on missing persons
Operation Clean Sweep makes arrests at Lakeview Terrace
Additional parking spots proposed for W. 25th and Clark
Service organization offices close or change locations
Plain Press excels in Neighborhood Community Press Association Competition


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