Carolyn Cooper remembers East Glenville, the neighborhood she grew up in, as a well-manicured, caring community, but in what seemed like a blink of an eye, it has transformed into just another blighted Cleveland neighborhood.
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Cuyahoga County’s vaccination rates range from 90% in wealthier suburban areas to 30% in low-income Cleveland communities, aligning with the region’s health disparities along racial and socioeconomic lines, according to data obtained by The Land.
An ambitious plan to redevelop Cleveland’s east side lakefront with trails, beaches and a new offshore island took a critical step forward Friday morning. That’s when the Cleveland Planning Commission approved the Cleveland Harbor Eastern Embayment Resilience plan, also known as CHEERS, which would add more than 80 acres of new parkland and better connect residents with the water.
On an early September evening, about a dozen neighbors gathered in the backyard of Phil and Christina Buck on Cleveland’s west side for a meet-and-greet with City Council president and mayoral candidate Kevin Kelley. The candidate, dressed casually in a short-sleeve shirt and leaning forward in his lawn chair, listened intently as an Ohio City resident complained about absentee landlords.
Northeast Ohio residents got the opportunity to question seven candidates for Cleveland mayor about their priorities on public safety, racial equity and more last week during a mayoral debate coordinated by Ideastream Public Media and the City Club of Cleveland.
Waterloo Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides arts programming and education in the Collinwood neighborhood, is installing a green roof on its building thanks to a green infrastructure grant from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD). The project will not only fix the organization’s leaky roof, but it will also divert tens of thousands of gallons of rainwater from the storm sewers every year.