Signal Cleveland is excited to announce a special project — Community focus: Central. We’ll be listening to residents in the Central neighborhood and building a list of the stories and issues they want us to write about throughout 2023.
Leading this work are our community reporter Najee Hall and a dynamic listening team including Cleveland Documenters Kellie Morris, LaQueta Worley, Marvetta Rutherford and Teela Patterson along with Lila Parker. Look for this team at community events and gathering spaces around Central asking, “What’s important to you?”
We believe residents should be at the center of local news and information so that we can build a better and more sustainable future for our communities. We want to hear from people of every age, race, income, ability and political viewpoint.
Connect with us–online, in person or via text–and share your thoughts about the Central neighborhood!
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News from Central
Walter Patton’s Ghetto Therapy™️ supports community wellness
Activist Walter Patton’s weekly Ghetto Therapy™️ sessions pack the house at Environmental Health Watch every Wednesday evening. The event brings together licensed therapists and local residents to talk about the impact of trauma passed down through generations.
New Cleveland Police Third District commander wants to address violent crime, improve community relations
Robert Tucker started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer in the Third District in 1998. He said he’s learned a lot along the way and is using that knowledge to guide and advise his officers.
Introducing Najee Hall and our Central listening team
Najee Hall is our community reporter. He has been a Cleveland Documenter since it started in 2020, and also worked as an organizer with New Voices for Reproductive Justice. His work as Signal Cleveland’s community reporter will focus exclusively on the Central community.
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.
Be informed about local government with Documenters Meeting Reports
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.
Take 2 minutes to help shape our coverage in Central
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