2023 Tremont West Membership Meeting and Board Elections May 18

2023 Tremont West Membership Meeting and Board Elections May 18

This year’s meeting will be held Thursday, May 18th 2023 at Scranton Road Bible Church (3095 Scranton Road) at 6 pm.  Please join us for a light dinner followed by the Annual Meeting.  If you cannot join us we will be streaming the meeting at facebook.com/tremontwest.  Additionally, in order to get an accurate count of who will be attending the meeting, if possible, please register for the meeting at the following: https://bit.ly/2023twdc.

Per a change to the Code of Regulations in 2021, Tremont West is now able to have early voting.  Early voting is available Monday May 8th (9 am) through Thursday May 18th, 2023 (2 pm) at the offices of Tremont West Development Corporation, 2406 Professor Avenue.

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Cleveland Council Ward 12 Candidates Answer Community Media Questions

The Tremonster wishes to thank our fellow member outlets of the Neighborhood & Community Media Association of Greater Cleveland (NCMA-CLE), The Neighborhood News and the Plain Press, for their collaboration in making this Ward 12 Cleveland City Council Candidate Q&A forum possible. The Neighborhood News and Plain Press also have community media readership in Ward 12 and have published the questions and answers specific to their communities. Thanks as well to the candidates, Anthony Brancatelli and Rebecca Maurer, for their thoughtful answers.

The Tremonster: Cleveland Council’s 2013 Ward redistricting placed four streets from the Tremont neighborhood in Ward 12 with Slavic Village and Old Brooklyn–how will you make sure resident needs on these four Tremont streets are addressed as attentively as Tremont residents on streets making up much larger portions of Ward 3 and Ward 14 from their representatives?

Rebecca Maurer: Well, first and foremost, I would continue to canvass and talk with residents across the Holmden, Buhrer, and Rowley area, as I have done during my campaign. I would also maintain a strong connection to the HBR-MCC block club and Tremont West. But between 2021 and 2025 we also have a chance to re-draw the lines when City Council shrinks from 17 members to 15 because of the 2020 census results. I do not believe that the way the lines are drawn are currently fair — for exactly the reasons you describe. I would work hard to make sure slices of neighborhoods like HBR are not separated into other wards.

Anthony Brancatelli: The 11 streets in Tremont that are part of Ward 12 form a great neighborhood. There is a dynamic energy in the residents and businesses in that area. My success in serving this portion of Ward 12 is well documented in action and results. Bringing resources of over a million dollars in paving streets such as Clark, W. 14, Holmden, W. 11 or supporting existing businesses such as Clark Bar and Rowley Inn or helping new businesses like Urban Orchid as well as new affordable housing with the Land Trust are examples of what has been accomplished. I serve this portion of Ward 12 with the same energy as all parts of our community.

The Tremonster: We have reported on the receding of block club influence compared to developers in other areas of Tremont–can you help rebalance this relationship in a way that empowers residents to have more influence over how Ward 12’s Tremont blocks develop?

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Vancouver New Leaf Project Study Shows One-Time Direct Cash Transfers Positively Impact Homeless

James faced the challenges and frustrations of being homeless in Vancouver, Canada—including pandemic disruptions—but he has found housing and started a more permanent job.  A new study by the New Leaf Project found financial self determination opens up doors to positive opportunities from which individuals are empowered to choose (photo: Foundations for Social Change).

By Rich Weiss & Jeneane Vanderhoff

This story was sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative (NEOSOJO), which is composed of 20-plus Northeast Ohio news outlets including The West Park Times, The Cleveland Street Chronicle, and The Tremonster, each of which contributed significantly to this report.

Thousands of people experience homelessness in Cleveland and Akron every year. But what if these people were given money? Money that they could use to dig their way out of poverty and turn a new leaf?

When the Poverty and Homelessness Beat Reporter for The Tremonster, Jeneane Vanderhoff (currently experiencing homelessness along with her husband, Adam), was considering reporting on any existing solution that might help alleviate the problem of homelessness in Northeast Ohio, she said, “I read a study—I think it was Canada—they just recently gave homeless people $7,500 and saw how the people spent it.  It basically got them out of homelessness.  It did quite a bit to turn their lives around; they really didn’t waste the money—it’s a recent study.”

Our research led us to The New Leaf project in Vancouver, Canada, which recently published the study Vanderhoff had noticed.  The Vancouver-based project demonstrated that money from one-time cash transfers was spent wisely and provided stability in the lives of individuals recently experiencing homelessness.

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The Tremonster Distributes Issue 49

Ernie Lubinsky, Reading The Tremonster

by The Tremonster

Ernie Lubinsky has been a staple at Sokolowski’s University Inn for the past 39 years.  Frequently seen walking in Tremont, Lubinsky is a well-known personality to those who have spent time in our neighborhood. Monthly, The Tremonster is delivered to Sokolowski’s just after the iconic restaurant closes, and Lubinsky is always eager to read about the neighborhood he loves. If you can’t pick up your own copy, please visit us online to view our current print edition online PDF.