Ramon Rivera had just started a new job and was sitting on the patio of the Clark Bar on Friday, September 5, when Shamyrah Crawford, 18, and four teenage girls drove a stolen SUV across the patio and into the Clark Bar itself. Rivera was struck by the SUV and rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center. Richard and Scott Sosenko say the Clark Bar is open, serving, and rebuilding just fine, but Rivera needs our help. Scott Sosenko said, “Across his head he had 30 staples, he has a broken ankle with stitches, stitches in his hand and wrist, he broke both ribs on one side, fractured his ribs on the other side, two surgeries for fluid in his stomach, along with a lacerated liver. He said ‘I’m the nicest guy in the world; I was sitting there having a drink – why would something like this happen?’ He was worried about his job (and because he just started a new job, the health insurance hasn’t kicked in yet); he got a new car, so he’s worried about all of that, obviously. So, if we can do anything to help, you know?” Please contact the Clark Bar (216.344.9999) for information on the Clark Bar’s Ramon Rivera fundraiser.
by Rich Weiss
There is exciting progress to report at the Fairmont Creamery building as the renovation phase draws to a close, windows are installed, and Tremont prepares for the opening of the building’s commercial occupants in October…and then to welcome a host of new Tremonster residential tenants when they move in this November. Continue reading
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Merrick House is partnering with I CAN Schools to provide students in their NEO Prep Academy high school athletics Program a home court in Tremont.
According to Rocky Melendez, Merrick House Assistant Director and Coordinator of Youth Services, “What Merrick House is doing is going out into the community and partnering with neighborhood schools, neighborhood churches, and other organizations within our own community so that they can utilize the gymnasium. Continue reading
by Terry Zacharyj
Commander-Roosevelt Post 58
The Post has had a picnic every year since 1945, almost 70 years straight.
As we did last year, we kept the menu simple and stuck to kielbasa sandwiches, hamburgers, potato salad, chips and the member-donated pastry and sweets. This year we opened up to all Polish Legion of American Veterans (PLAV) Members (We are Roosevelt Post # 58 of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, USA) and guests with the hopes of getting new members. Continue reading
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Students and their parents had already arrived by 7:00 a.m. on August 9, for Esperanza Inc.’s Back-to-School Celebration and School Supply Giveaway event. By the 10:00 a.m. event start time, a line of excited Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students and parents had formed that wrapped around the corner of W. 25th Street and Clark Avenue, the headquarters building of Esperanza, Inc. Continue reading
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From my first day performing at Cleveland’s National Night Out Against Crime (NNO) in Steelyard Commons in 2009, I’ve understood and loved the purpose of the event: Invite the community out for a safe an entertaining day, filled with different cultures, educational segments, and performers with amazing skills. My love for performing is not the only reason behind my annual appearance. I have a passion for inspiring the youth and giving back to my community, so my partners and I use our talents to uplift the youth. We promote non-violence and education through music and positive coaching. The National Night Out Against Crime became important to me when I realized how much good and positivity can come from the city of Cleveland when everyone comes together to do his or her part. I thank Jenn Scudellari for the opportunity and for making the NNO a successful event yearly. – Cjay, CEO/ Entertainment Director, Stop The Violence Tour
Cjay and Stop the Violence will perform at 7:00 p.m. at Night Out Against Crime, Steelyard Commons.
First Interstate Properties was approached by Target back in 2007 with a request to partner together with the City of Cleveland to host a safety event at Steelyard Commons. Our event started off small – taking up only two parking aisles – and we invited the community down for fun, education and neighborhood awareness. Eight years later, our message is still the same, but NNO at Steelyard Commons has grown to fill The Home Depot parking lot (and more) and has become an institution in the Second District community: an event that showcases not only our city’s anti-crime programs but what a STRONG community we truly are. I am honored to have been part of the NNO Planning Committee since the beginning and have met lifelong friends through the process. All of us at Steelyard Commons encourage you to come down and check out our event this year – learn a little, laugh a little, and eat…a lot! -Jenn Scudellari, Operations & Marketing Coordinator, First Interstate Properties, Ltd.