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The Bail Project has helped hundreds in Cuyahoga County avoid lengthy jail stays and get their lives back on track
The Bail Project — Cleveland has bailed out almost 1,000 people since the local chapter started in 2019, saving Cuyahoga County $7.5 million.
What are the ‘exit ramps’ from incarceration in Cuyahoga County?
How often to people charged with crimes in Cuyahoga County have access to diversion programs, which can keep them from having a felony record or being incarcerated?
AI will soon be commonplace in Cleveland classrooms
Rather than blocking artificial intelligence software, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is beginning to experiment with different ways to incorporate it into learning and teaching.
Local Resources: Utility Assistance
It’s tax season, and this local organization wants to help you file your taxes
In a program run by the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition, you’ll never get a tax preparation bill. Many people earning up to $60,000 annually can get their taxes done for free.
Most Recent Meeting Briefs
March 22, 2023: Cleveland Board of Control
The board approved a contract with the MyCom Network of Greater Cleveland for a youth-driven research project on youth violence.
March 20, 2023: Cleveland City Council
Public commenters spoke in support of a ban on flavored tobacco products and urged action on a stalled city commission.
March 20, 2023: Cleveland City Council Finance Committee
A Cleveland City Council amendment allows CDCs to report lower-cost rehab projects as accomplishments when requesting more funding.
You’re invited! Meet us in the community
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.
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…
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.
Have Clevelanders lost interest in police reforms?
Are residents tired of the consent decree meant to help reform Cleveland’s police department?
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…
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.
New Ohio voting law could add another barrier for college students
House Bill 458 is slated to go into effect next month.
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…
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 city’s borders.
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.
‘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.
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.”
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.