Hands Across CLE Brings Residents Together From East and West Side For Celebration

The City of Cleveland's Community Relations Board held its second Hands Across CLE event on June 15th on Mall C next to Cleveland City Hall. Hands Across CLE is aimed at joining residents together - from the East Side and the West Side – to make Cleveland stronger and safer by making connections among diverse neighborhoods, building community and promoting friendships. The culminating event will take place on Friday, September 21st on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge. The street festival will be held from noon to 2:00pm and include art, live entertainment and refreshments.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams announced updates in the shooting death of 9-year-old Saniyah Nicholson. On the evening of Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Saniyah was in her mother’s vehicle with her adult sister while her mother ran errands. Gunfire erupted outside with two groups of young males firing at one another across the roadway. Saniyah was shot in the head and later died from her injuries.

June is the month dedicated to raising awareness about abuse of the elderly. Abuse comes in different forms and can be physical, financial, emotional, sexual,  and include neglect or abandonment. Elder abuse can take place in an older person's home; in an institution; or (via scammers) over the phone, via computer, or at the victim's front door. Sadly, many cases of abuse are at the hands of family.

This inspection is being conducted by the Department of Building and Housing and the Cleveland Department of Public Health. All rental inspections aim to ensure that units are dry, clean, safe, well-ventilated, pest-free, contaminant-free, maintained and thermally controlled. If violations are found during the inspection, inspectors will issue violations to the landlord.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson issued a message demonstrating his commitment to making Cleveland an open and welcoming place for all people and families.

The Cleveland Division of Police is seeking the input of Cleveland residents on several new plans to be implemented in 2018. Information is available for public comment, and community meetings are being held throughout the city from June 11th to the 27th. 

The City of Cleveland 2018 Three-Year Capital Improvement Plan was presented to Cleveland City Council. Capital projects range from street resurfacing to protected bike lanes to sidewalk repair to parks and recreation projects. These projects illustrate Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s commitment to building a better and more equitable Cleveland for all residents. As in previous years, the 2018-2021 plan outlines key capital projects to be completed in neighborhoods throughout the City of Cleveland.

The City will provide door hanger notices to residents before work begins.Traffic and pedestrian access may be temporarily restricted or delayed. The project includes sidewalk repairs on multiple streets which have sidewalks damaged by tree roots, and can include sidewalk removal and replacement, root pruning, or the removal of trees, if necessary. If a tree must be removed, a new tree will be planted at no charge to the resident.

The City of Cleveland was named by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to its “Top 10 Vegan-Friendly U.S. Cities” – the first time the City received the recognition. PETA presented the City with a framed certificate and letter.

The City of Cleveland released the Community and Problem Oriented Policing, Staffing, and Safety Force Recruitment plans. The documents have been released to the public and over the next several weeks the City and the Community Police Commission will hold community meetings where feedback and input will be collected through a series of survey questions and panel discussions.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson appointed Karrie Howard as the City of Cleveland’s new Chief Assistant Prosecutor. Howard will file criminal felony offenses as well as charge and prosecute criminal misdemeanor and traffic offenses. In addition to prosecuting cases he will manage the daily activities of the City Prosecutor’s Office and supervise the City’s assistant prosecutors

The Mayor's Office of Communications prepares and distributes information to Veterans and their supporters monthly, via the Cleveland City Hall blog. The page includes timely information on special events, memorials, healthcare, and other news of value to local veterans. 

Mayor Frank G. Jacksons Annual Youth Summit and CMSD Back to School Fair will take place on Saturday, August 4th. The summit includes workshops for families in attendance, free school supplies, food and entertainment.

The City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, United States Coast Guard, Cleveland Metroparks, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Cleveland- Cuyahoga County Port Authority announced today important safety tips for an enjoyable summer on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. Summertime brings fun and excitement to Cleveland's great waterways. Recreational boaters, paddle-boarders, and kayakers, some experienced and some novice, venture out onto the water to enjoy all this great city has to offer.

The City of Cleveland’s Department of Aging and Emergency Medical Service have teamed up to provide city seniors with a new tool called the File of Life. It is a magnetized file for easy storage on home refrigerators. The file contains a one-page form with information about medical history, medications, emergency contacts, pet care in the event of transport and more.

The City of Cleveland is a proud member of the Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. An essential component of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s vision for an age-friendly city is inclusivity and the ability for all ages to participate in community activities. Event planners, organizations and facilities can reduce barriers at community events and make Cleveland age-friendly by considering all audience needs when planning. Being mindful of the following concerns can help make all residents feel welcome.

The Cleveland Department of Aging and the Division of Recreation are sponsoring six walks at scenic parks and recreation centers around Cleveland this summer. Each walk will offer safety tips by Cleveland Police, an opportunity to walk with an EMS Medic, health tips by community partners and a raffle.

The Department of Aging assists seniors with the application process for the HEAP Summer Crisis Program which is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Community Assistance. Income-eligible households with a household member who is 60 years of age or older or has a certified medical condition are eligible to receive assistance. 

The Senior Safety and Resource Guide was prepared by the Division of Police Bureau of Community Policingand the Cleveland Department of Aging. It can be viewed online or mailed to interested residents who call 216.664.2833.

The Department of Public Works, Division of Waste Collection will again issue citations for violations of City of Cleveland waste collection and recycling regulations. Citations could run up to $350, depending on the infraction. The City will post videos to its social media accounts for public education.

The City of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board invites all Clevelanders to “Hands Across CLE” events. Some events will include live entertainment and refreshments. By joining together – from the East Side to the West Side – the City can become stronger and safer by making connections among diverse neighborhoods, building community among residents and promoting friendships across Cleveland.

06/22/2018 - Police Announce Arrests in Homicide of 9-Year-Old Saniyah Nicholson
06/22/2018 - East 59th Street Road Improvement Project
06/22/2018 - Industrial Avenue and West 160th Street Improvement Project
06/22/2018 - Police Announce Update in Homicide of 9-Year-Old Saniyah Nicholson
06/21/2018 - City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements
06/20/2018 - Elevator Control “Key” to Building Initiative
06/20/2018 - MEDIA ALERT: City of Cleveland Launches ‘Safe Summer 2018’
06/19/2018 - E. 116th Street Rehabilitation Traffic Advisory
06/17/2018 - City of Cleveland Reminds Residents of Summer Safety Tips in High Heat
06/13/2018 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
06/13/2018 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
06/13/2018 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
06/11/2018 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Appoints New Chief Assistant Prosecutor
06/08/2018 - Division of Emergency Medical Service Graduates 23 New Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
06/08/2018 - MEDIA ALERT: City of Cleveland Launches ‘Safe Summer 2018’
06/07/2018 - Cleveland Animal Care & Control Offers Reduced Adoption Fees for Long-Term Occupants June 8-10
06/07/2018 - North and South Marginal Road Improvements
06/06/2018 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
06/05/2018 - Parking Restrictions Will Be in Effect as Cavaliers Host Game 3 of NBA Finals
06/04/2018 - Local, State and Federal Partners Announce River Safety Tips
06/02/2018 - Art in the Village
06/02/2018 - PRIDE in the CLE
06/03/2018 - Rock the Blocks on Larchmere
06/04/2018 - Bulk Pickup Week
06/07/2018 - AHA! Festival
06/09/2018 - LaureLive
06/09/2018 - Parade the Circle
06/09/2018 - Parade the Circle
06/09/2018 - Global Wellness Day
06/10/2018 - Pierogi Dash
06/11/2018 - DOJ Consent Decree Community Meeting
06/12/2018 - Cleveland Climate Action Plan Community Forum
06/12/2018 - North Coast Namaste
06/13/2018 - Cain Park Art Festival
06/14/2018 - Craft Carnival
06/14/2018 - Senior Walk Series
06/14/2018 - Doing Business With Airport Systems, City of Cleveland, and GCRTA
06/15/2018 - Hands Across CLE
06/15/2018 - Irish Roots 2018
06/16/2018 - Larchmere PorchFest
06/16/2018 - Beerfest
06/16/2018 - Clifton Arts & MusicFest
06/16/2018 - Time Travelers Bal
06/16/2018 - Mats & Mantras
06/17/2018 - Ohio City Run & Crawl