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Op-ed: The West Side Market is a cultural institution. Let’s fix its problems before it’s too late.

When I was six or seven years old, I thought the most prestigious university in the world was WSMU. At every family gathering, my uncle would invariably invoke the lessons learned at WSMU to settle any argument. It wasn’t until I was a little older that I learned WSMU was not a college at all, but instead my uncle’s euphemistic reference to the hard-scrabble education one gains by working for decades at the West Side Market.

Analysis: City of Cleveland is quietly blocking citizen planning efforts for safer, bike-friendly streets

For more than a decade, community developers on Cleveland’s near west side have been working to create a new, improved streetscape on Lorain Avenue between West 25th and West 65th Street. Yet now, it turns out, the long-envisioned Lorain Avenue Cycle Track may not happen at all, or if it does, it could be so watered down as to hardly resemble the original, bold vision.

Urban Community School adds new partners to Ohio City campus

Refugee Response, a nonprofit organization that empowers refugees resettled in Northeast Ohio to thrive in their new home, and Facing History and Ourselves, a group that uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and students to stand up to bigotry and hate, are relocating to the Urban Community School campus.

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