Student activists urge state lawmakers not to opt out of federal gun ownership restrictions
Fifteen Cleveland high school students sacrificed a day of their spring break this week to visit the Statehouse and speak with representatives about gun violence.
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A new bill could bring big changes to higher ed in Ohio. It’s worrying local faculty.
A new state bill would bring big changes to higher ed if passed. Faculty members are worried this new bill would bring along a host of negative consequences.
Have Clevelanders lost interest in police reforms?
Are residents tired of the consent decree meant to help reform Cleveland’s police department?
Weekly Chatter: Sticking up for tax breaks, police talk up policing, mayor’s next big speech
As Cleveland leaders rethink development deals, one City Council member is putting in a good word for tax-increment financing.
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Cleveland public commenters ask officials to seat Black Women and Girls Commission, support library staff
Cleveland residents asked council to seat the Black Women and Girls Commission, support library workers and oppose a state “flat tax.”
Most Recent Meeting Briefs
March 15, 2023: Cleveland City Council Joint Committee
Three City Council committees discussed and advanced legislation for the new Cleveland police headquarters, an estimated $90 million project.
March 13, 2023: Cleveland City Council
Public commenters addressed council about residents facing displacement and the stalled start of the Commission on Black Women and Girls.
March 13, 2023: Cleveland City Council Caucus Meeting
Council members expressed their concerns with Community Development Corporations in a discussion with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress staff.
You’re invited! Meet us in the community
March 28: Central neighborhood office hours
Come tell us about your neighborhood at Signal Cleveland’s office hours in Central, every Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sterling Branch of the Cleveland Public Library.
March 30: Community meal at St. Vincent
Meet members of our Central Listening Team at the community meal at St. Vincent Community Health Center, 2351 E. 22nd St., to talk about the neighborhood.
April 12: Community meal at Friendly Inn
Meet members of our Central Listening Team at the community meal at Friendly Inn to talk about the neighborhood.
Cleveland flavored tobacco ban stalls amid retailer opposition and City Council concerns
Retailers are pushing back on Mayor Justin Bibb’s proposal, and a City Council committee chairman said he was skeptical of a ban that stopped at the…
This is what Greater Cleveland’s economy looks like during the pandemic recovery
As Greater Cleveland continues to recover from job losses due to the pandemic, a new pattern may be emerging.
Find out what Clevelanders would spend casino revenue on in their wards
Cleveland Documenters asked residents: If you got to pick how to spend $116,000 in your city ward or neighborhood, what…
Inside Cleveland State University’s $1.4 million rebranding effort
Now, CSU is working to rebrand itself in an attempt to reverse course and attract new students and faculty as well as boost research investments and…
New Ohio voting law could add another barrier for college students
House Bill 458 is slated to go into effect next month.
Deal in the works to save Say Yes wraparound program
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District and local officials made moves this week to secure funding for Say Yes Cleveland’s family support services program for the remainder of the…
Only a quarter of Cleveland homes covered by a 2019 law have met lead-safe requirements
Cleveland’s 2019 lead poisoning law imposed requirements on landlords and homeowners. One key regulation required landlords who owned Cleveland properties built before 1978 to earn lead-safe…
New MetroHealth System CEO puts hold on bonus program at center of predecessor’s ousting
The public hospital system’s new CEO sought to reassure Cuyahoga County Council amid a legal fight between the board and the leader it fired.
Cleveland launched a massive initiative three years ago to tackle the city’s lead problem. Here’s how it’s going.
Lead poisoning remains one of the worst public health crises in Cleveland. The city’s lead poisoning rates are about four times higher than the national average. Children exposed…
‘We’re buying homes in your area!’: Do you get texts from strangers asking to buy your house?
If you own a house and a smartphone, you’ve probably received texts from people interested in buying your home. And you’ve probably wondered who keeps sending them.
IRS audits low-income taxpayers more often than wealthier peers, study finds
The Internal Revenue Service was 5 ½ times more likely to audit the tax returns of the working poor in 2022 than all other taxpayers, according to a…
Cleveland sues owners, managers of Shaker Boulevard apartments
The lawsuit comes as Mayor Justin Bibb’s administration pledges a more aggressive tack in enforcing housing code.
SAFETY & RESILIENCE
ShotSpotter program goes live in East Cleveland Monday
ShotSpotter sensors will cover just under two square miles of the 3.1-square-mile city, Gerhard said.
ShotSpotter to be live in the Fifth District in April
Gunshot-detection technology is expected to be up and running on Cleveland’s northeast side by early April, the first part of a citywide expansion.
Public commenters chide council for cuts to police commission budget, displacement of Euclid Beach residents
Cleveland residents came to City Council with concerns about the Community Police Commission budget — which is about $224,000 short of what the new commission asked for during…