Clevelanders Rally Together to Support Cleveland Indians

Themed 2016 Rally Together, Clevelanders are joining forces to encourage and support the Cleveland Indians as they burst their way through the American League Championship Series (ALCS). Recently, the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 in game 1 of the ALCS at Progressive Field, in Cleveland, Ohio on Oct. 14, 2016.

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Mayor Frank G. Jackson briefed City of Cleveland managerial employees on the upcoming November 8 ballot measure to increase the city's income tax rate from 2.0% to 2.5%.

The Ohio.gov website keeps commuters informed of current traffic conditions for the Shoreway project. Delays are expected. Motorists are highly encouraged to seek alternate routes, carpool, or take RTA and avoid the area. 

City of Cleveland recreation centers are currently serving after-school meals to children ages five through eighteen at all locations. Meals will be served Monday through Friday while the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is in session as well as during winter and spring breaks and during declared school snow days when students are not required to attend class due to inclement weather.

The Cleveland Codified Ordinance 3143.02 requires facade and exterior wall inspections on certain buildings including those which are taller than five stories and 75 feet, and those which are older than 30 years. Inspections must be performed by qualified inspectors. 

October is Domestic Violence Month and the City of Cleveland along with Community Partners and Sponsors will shine a light to help bring awareness to the seriousness of domestic violence while empowering individuals, educating the community and advocating for justice to end domestic violence. Throughout the month of October, the City, community partners and sponsors will host events to raise awareness about domestic violence and ask Clevelanders to join in the City’s campaign efforts to end violence.

The City is developing a social marketing campaign focused on the health of Lake Erie with Ohio State University, Ohio Sea Grant and thunder::tech. The campaign is being funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program. The public is welcome to participate in a survey between now and October 31, 2016.

Kids will celebrate as the ghouls and goblins come out to play! All Cleveland recreation centers will participate on Halloween night, Monday, October 31st. The event includes candy, games and other exciting treats. Big City Boo is so fun that it’s scary!

La fecha límite para entregar una aplicación para un asiento en la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar Metropolitano de Cleveland ha sido extendida hasta el viernes, 4 de noviembre del 2016. Este nombramiento es por un término no vencido y terminando el 30 de junio del 2019.

The deadline has been extended to Friday, November 4, 2016. This appointment is for an unexpired term ending June 30, 2019. Applicants must be residents of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and can either mail or hand deliver applications to Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 227, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, attn. Monyka Price. Applications sent via e-mail are not permissible.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has prepared a voter guide, in English and Spanish, to benefit voters in this election year. The guide includes voting registration and mailed ballot deadlines, poll information, early voting hours, and identification required for voting. 

The Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to be vigilant due to an increase in IRS impersonation scams by automated phone calls and new scams involving demands for tax payments on iTunes and other gift cards.  

The Division of Emergency Medical Service (EMS), in collaboration with Project DAWN, has begun a pilot program to dispense Project DAWN Kits at several Cleveland locations. An individual should be seeking the kit for themselves, a family member, friend, or loved one at risk for opioid overdose. 

In its first school year, 2015-16, True2U served 773 youth in Cleveland! True2U is the shared vision of community leaders from MyCom, the youth development initiative of The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, and the Northeast Ohio Faith-Based Collaborative, Inc. 

The Mayor’s Food Basket is generously supported by individuals, local businesses and City of Cleveland employees. It is the largest annual food giveaway in Cuyahoga County and helps to feed thousands of Cleveland families each year. Volunteers are needed at three locations: Michael Zone Recreation Center on Lorain Avenue; the Cleveland Foodbank on South Waterloo Road; and the Zelma George Recreation Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. This year's event will be held on December 10th, 2016.

One of the fastest growing crimes is Medical Identity Theft, a crime where someone illegally uses personal information to obtain medical and prescription care, including surgery and advanced costly procedures.  A thief may use someone's name or health insurance numbers to see a doctor, get prescription drugs, file claims with an insurance provider, or get other care. This can affect the victim's treatment, insurance and payment records, and credit report.

The True2U program is an innovative mentoring and career awareness program that prepares eighth grade students for the transition from middle school to high school. Those interested in becoming adult mentors can apply now. Four hundred mentors are needed for the 2016 to 2017 school year. 

This smoking cessation program for pregnant women includes prenatal and postpartum smoking cessation sessions using positive reinforcement to help promote a healthier lifestyle.

The goal of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House Organization is to raise $7,000,000 for the construction of a Fisher House on the grounds of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, the third largest VA hospital in the US  There are currently 62 houses in operation across the US, Germany, and England.

Cleveland Municipal Court’s Veterans Treatment Docket needs volunteers – preferably military veterans- to help Veterans transition to successful lives.  Info: Derek Moore at 216.664.4712. 

City of Cleveland announced that it has launched a new online employment software system to improve the application process for City of Cleveland job seekers. Applicants are now able to quickly apply online to numerous positions. Potential candidates may apply for current vacancies, register to take a Civil Service exam or sign up to receive notifications when new openings become available. Job seekers can apply from their home computer, tablet, or mobile smart device.

The National Council on Aging educates older adults about influenza and prevention. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for adults 65 years of age and older. A higher dose vaccine was developed specifically to address the age-related weakening of the immune system.

Cold winter temperatures can cause frozen water pipes and burst meters. These can damage property and be expensive to repair, and are the responsibility of the property owner. But there are simple steps that can be taken to protect homes and businesses and save money.

New evidence in the 1989 murder of 10 year old Amy Mihaljevic has led police to appeal to the public for information on this unsolved crime.

Exemptions require annual application for property that remains vacant at the end of the year.Exemption forms are available for owners of vacant homes, those who have vacancies in multi-dwelling properties and vacant/abandoned rental properties.

 Current lost and found pet listings for the City of Cleveland can be found on Petango.

10/25/2016 - National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
10/24/2016 - City of Cleveland is “All In” as we “Rally Together” to Host World Series and Cavaliers Home Opener
10/15/2016 - Deadline to Apply for Police Entrance Examination Extended
10/14/2016 - News Advisory: Mayor Frank G. Jackson to Deliver 12th Annual State of the City Address
10/13/2016 - Traffic Advisory: Traffic Restrictions Enacted for Presidential Visit
10/13/2016 - City of Cleveland and Downtown Partners Ready to “Rally Together” for American League Championship Series
10/07/2016 - Cleveland Division of Police Promotions
10/07/2016 - School Board Application Deadline Extended
10/04/2016 - City of Cleveland and Downtown Partners Ready to “Rally Together” for Cleveland Indians Postseason
10/04/2016 - City of Cleveland Seeks Public Feedback on New General Police Order
09/30/2016 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson on the passing of Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ed Wade
09/22/2016 - 136th Cleveland Police Academy Reports for Duty
09/20/2016 - Healthy Cleveland Initiative Recognized as a “HealthyCommunity50” Member in the “Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge”
09/16/2016 - End of Summer Events in Cleveland this Weekend
09/15/2016 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Statement on the Death of Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Kenneth Velez
09/12/2016 - Reserve Your Spot at the 2016 Sustainable Cleveland Summit
09/08/2016 - City of Cleveland Welcomes Public Feedback on Use of Force Policy
09/02/2016 - Second Annual CITY DOGS Reunion and Play Day
09/01/2016 - City of Cleveland WILL NOT Collect Waste on Monday, September 5, 2016
08/31/2016 - Events Throughout the City Promise a Lively Week in Cleveland
10/08/2016 - Taking Back Our Power Step By Step Conference
10/08/2016 - Cleveland Heart Walk
10/13/2016 - BizConCLE 2016
10/14/2016 - Elder Abuse Conference
10/15/2016 - Hospice Volunteer Education
10/20/2016 - Stop The Violence
10/22/2016 - Hospice Volunteer Education
10/27/2016 - Free Self Defense Class
10/27/2016 - Domestic Violence Child Advocacy
10/28/2016 - Flu Shots at City Hall