After weeks of heated budget hearings, Cleveland City Council has modified and approved a $1.8 billion city budget despite some voicing grave concerns that it could be too idealistic and ambitious for the city’s real world financial picture.
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While overall COVID-19 vaccination rates for Asian-Americans are relatively high in Ohio, Asian-American and Pacifc Island (AAPI) refugees and immigrants in Northeast Ohio – many who don’t speak English – have had to negotiate unique cultural and language barriers on their road to getting vaccinated.
All hail Cleveland’s king of rock and roll! This summer, London-based artist WRDSMTH will create a 2,200 square foot tribute mural to Michael Stanley on a warehouse building at 2630 Payne Ave. The artwork is part of the “How do I love thee” tour spearheaded by Graffiti HeArt, which will add 15 murals throughout Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, and Lakewood.
On May 12, staff at AsiaTown restaurant Emperor’s Palace spent hours preparing, boxing and sorting 100 free meals for neighborhood residents. The project was sponsored by the Medworks Unconditional Care COVID-19 Relief Fund, which purchases food and gift cards from local restaurants and grocery stores and distributes them to greater Cleveland community members in need.