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Crooked Branch Farm gets federal honor, helps feed Mount Pleasant
Fallen officer inspires community partners to build reflective park in Buckeye
Outspoken interim councilwoman fights for the “cracked community” of Ward 4
Marion Anita Gardner is a retired machinist, a survivor of 15 brain surgeries, a community center founder and leader, and a fill-in for a convicted councilman. Grinning and glaring, praising and panning, she always speaks her mind.
Voices on the Vaccine: Clevelanders share why they got the shot (or not)
The wider availability of Covid-19 vaccines in recent weeks has many Clevelanders weighing whether to get the shots. Cleveland Documenters interviewed more than 40 friends, family members, neighbors and residents from across the city over the past several weeks to understand their views, which in some cases were still evolving.
Cleveland’s libraries ready for next chapter as $100 million upgrade unfolds
From this June through 2029, all 27 Cleveland branch libraries are supposed to be replaced or improved. Then officials hope to renovate Main Library and the attached Stokes Wing. Voters backed the branch work in 2017 with a tax increase of 2 mills, costing $35 per year for a $50,000 home.
Imperial Avenue rises above trauma with ‘Garden of 11 Angels’ memorial
Not only will the memorial now headed to Imperial Avenue honor and celebrate the women who lost their lives there. It will be a shining example to urban planners everywhere, a model of what to do with blighted space and helping a neighborhood move past trauma.
Covid-19 and crime accelerate economic struggles in Mt. Pleasant neighborhood
Bullet holes peppering the aluminum entrance to the Southern Café East hint at the sobering story of distress tormenting the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Owner and Executive Chef Tony Fortner, who has invested in the community only to find his opportunity for success stymied by Covid-19, currently finds himself living a nightmare that’s far from finished.