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Greater Cleveland Food Bank Breaks Ground on Big New Collinwood Building

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click to enlarge Greater Cleveland Food Bank, grounbreaking live stream, (4/14/21). The Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s CEO, Kristen Warzocha, members of the organization’s board of directors, and city and county elected leaders ceremonially broke ground on a massive new facility Wednesday afternoon. Warzocha told a gathered crowd of supporters that......

‘Funny Bus,’ a Sight-Seeing Tour Led By Comedians, Launching in Cleveland

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click to enlarge Funny Bus Coming soon to Cleveland If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t combine a sight-seeing tour of Cleveland with a night of standup comedy (surely someone out there has had the thought), wonder no more. Funny Bus, a Charlotte-based business from the Schnurr family, is launching......

Cleveland Was Slow to Address Language and Culture Barriers to Reach Spanish-Speaking Residents During Pandemic

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click to enlarge Cleveland City Hall, Erik Drost/FlickrCC Cleveland dropped the ball in bridging culture barriers during the pandemic In the early months of the pandemic, Cleveland Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, who represents a West Side ward with the densest population of Latinos in the city, said health department officials reassured......

Greater Cleveland Aquarium To Host Virtual World Premiere of Documentary Film About Coral Reef Restoration

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click to enlarge Courtesy of FORCE BLUE The documentary ‘100 Yards of Hope’ will have its world premiere during NFL Draft Week. The world premiere of 100 Yards of Hope, a documentary about the unique  restoration of a football field-sized coral reef, will make its world premiere virtually at 10......

Record Store Day Returns to Cleveland in 2021 with Two Drops of Exclusive Releases in June and July

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click to enlarge Scene archvies A Separate Reality Somehow even a pandemic couldn’t stop Record Store Day in 2020, and the schedule for Record Store Day 2021 has been revealed, along with which shops in Cleveland will be taking part. Caution still seems to be key for Record Store Day......

Cleveland 1B Yu Chang Receives Racist Social Media Posts After Error

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Cleveland infielder Yu Chang was the victim of several instances of anti-Asian racism on social media after committing an error in the White Sox’s 4-3 walk-off victory over Cleveland on Monday. With runners at first and second and......

Cleveland Orchestra Returns to Blossom for Summer Shows With Live Audiences

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Courtesy Cleveland Orchestra The Cleveland Orchestra returns to its summertime home at Blossom this year with 11 concerts that will welcome live audiences. That, only in the year of 2021, seems like a weird sentence, but it’s true and newsworthy even more than usual. While masks will be required and......

Momentum for Public Comment in Cleveland Grows with Additional City Council Support

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click to enlarge Sam Allard / Scene Ward 15 Councilwoman Jenny Spencer speaks in favor of adding a public comment period at Cleveland City Council meetings, (4/12/21). With the recent addition of Collinwood Councilman Mike Polensek, the coalition of Cleveland City Council members supporting an ordinance to establish a regular......

Detroit Tigers offense struggles again as Cleveland Indians cap sweep

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Cleveland — Coming off three straight losses, with the offense scuffling, losing both Julio Teheran (shoulder) and Miguel Cabrera (biceps strain) in successive days just  three games into a 10-game trip, it would have been easy for the Tigers to......

Nonprofit Funded by FirstEnergy to Criticize Cleveland Public Power Refuses to Provide Documents Subpoenaed by City Council

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Cleveland Memory Project Cleveland Municipal Light plant sign, 1962 Making good on its recent promise to refuse to comply with subpoenas issued by Cleveland City Council seeking documents related to its funding from dark money sources tied to FirstEnergy, Consumers Against Deceptive Fees has let the deadline pass to provide......

Tickets on Sale Friday for Popular ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ Exhibit Coming to Cleveland

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BOULENGER Xavier / Shutterstock.com Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit features 500,000 cubic square feet of floor-to-ceiling digital projections. Update: Pre-sale tickets are live now (Code- “CLE21VINCENT”) and the public sale for the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit in Cleveland begins Friday. The venue has not yet been announced but they have announced the exhibit......

West Park’s Ken Trump Announces Candidacy for Cleveland City Council in Ward 17

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click to enlarge More Trump signs may be coming to West Park. Ken Trump, a 25-year resident of the west side neighborhood, announced his candidacy for Cleveland City Council in Ward 17 Wednesday, with a platform focused chiefly on public safety. Trump, 57, worked for years in the Safety Division......

Pizzeria DiLauro Proves There’s Always Room for More Great Pie in Northeast Ohio

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click to enlarge Photo by Doug Trattner The Sicilian pie I don’t live anywhere near Bainbridge, so the inside of my car is a hot mess right now. That statement might not make a whole lot of sense until you, too, pick up a few pies from Pizzeria DiLauro, which......

Officer surrenders in traffic stop shooting

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Officer surrenders in traffic stop shooting – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Prosecutors have released body cam footage of a police officer shooting a motorist during a traffic stop. The officer has since turned himself after being charged with......

Judge: Probable cause to prosecute cops in Tamir Rice shooting

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Judge: Probable cause to prosecute cops in Tamir Rice shooting – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A Cleveland judge ruled that there is probable cause to charge two police officers in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. The ruling......

Julio Teheran, Jeimer Candelario help Detroit Tigers get rare back-to-back wins vs. Cleveland Indians

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit – There will be times this season when manager AJ Hinch makes the right decision at the right time, for the right reasons, and it will backfire. Then there is a game like Saturday when every lever he......

Julio Teheran, Jeimer Candelario help Detroit Tigers get rare back-to-back wins vs. Cleveland Indians

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit – Here’s a sentence you haven’t heard much in recent years. The Tigers have won two straight over the Cleveland Indians. After beating the reigning American League Cy Young winner Shane Bieber 3-2 on Opening Day, they broke......

Landry M. Simmons, the Republican Candidate for Cleveland Mayor, Wants to Get Rid of the Consent Decree

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click to enlarge While several of the major presumed candidates for Cleveland mayor continue to dawdle, long shot Republican candidate Landry Simmons Jr. is actively campaigning. The West Park resident told Scene that he formally launched his campaign in March, has pulled petitions at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections......

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