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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Sometimes, all you need is paint (and maybe a little love, too) to create safer, more pedestrian-friendly streets. That’s one takeaway from two groups from Asiatown/Campus District and Slavic Village who presented before the Cleveland Planning Commission on Friday, Sept. 17. The groups sought approval to paint crosswalks and curb extensions on city streets to slow down traffic and make it easier to cross them.
In the multifaceted race to replace Cleveland’s status-quo mayor Frank Jackson, there may be no other candidate as passionate as Basheer Jones. The second youngest candidate after 34-year-old Justin Bibb, Jones has garnered a dedicated base of the majority Black Ward 7 with fervent religiosity and a youthful ambition. Such energy has spurred numerous development badges just as it has doubts from his critics.
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.