Cleveland is losing trees; health and environmental advocates call for planting

Government officials, nonprofit representatives, and environmental leaders gathered at the Cuyahoga Tree Symposium to discuss the status and stakes of the region’s tree canopy coverage.

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Beyond recycling: Old Brooklyn Recycles grows towards sustainability, circular economy 

When Cleveland paused its recycling program, Old Brooklyn Recycles stepped up with an alternative program. Now that the city has resumed recycling service, OBR continues to work towards sustainability.

Midtown-based Central Kitchen to expand retail offerings, flavor profiles

Business incubator Central Kitchen is adding new “ghost kitchens” and retail options to its Carnegie Ave. Food Hub, expanding the menu of services it offers to up-and-coming food entrepreneurs.

Responding to gap in care, The Centers offers two urgent cares for mental health needs

With demand rising for help with depression, anger, suicidal urges, and many other behavioral problems, The Centers fills a gap in services with two urgent cares focused on mental health.

Cleveland has spent millions on police cameras. Why are the locations a secret?

Cleveland has spent over $7 million on surveillance cameras, but doesn’t share where the cameras are or how they’re used. The city cites citizen safety as a reason for shielding information, but has no policies on use of surveillance technology.

Doan Brook Watershed Partnership works to protect the region’s ‘hidden’ natural landmark

Doan Brook, which runs from eastern Shaker Heights through Cleveland to Lake Erie, is an urban stream facing challenges of pollution and flooding from excess stormwater.  The nonprofit Doan Brook Watershed Partnership works to support the stream’s health and preservation and invite citizens to get to know and enjoy the waterway.

Cleveland Police hiring practices are ‘alarming’ and ‘disturbing,’ Feds say

City leaders want federal oversight to end, but the monitor appointed under a 2015 consent decree says Cleveland police are not compliant in “significant and critical areas.”

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