City Storm/Sewer Water Conveyance, Berkshire Rd.-Derbyshire Rd.

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It is difficult to promote the City of Cleveland Heights for private investments (Capital Formation) without a well developed, first class infrastructure. The City of Cleveland Heights may keep losing population and be second in a domino effect after East Cleveland’s failure if it cannot set its priorities right on its infrastructure. If Cleveland Heights […]

Quality vs. exclusivity: Understanding Heights schools

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Ten years ago, it was pretty easy to see the scientific flaws in the State of Ohio’s school ratings: no valid test samples, no comparison of pre-test and post-test, no time-series tracking of student results over the years, meaningless descriptions for the attainment levels—basically, no way of telling which schools were having what effects on […]

Cleveland Hts v. Solon: Comparing cost and understanding value

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Now that we’re safely past the election season, maybe we can have a reasonable discussion about taxes. If you say taxes are high in the Heights, heads nod. But what does “taxes are high” mean? To find out, let’s compare some real estate listings from Cleveland Heights, a “taxes are high” place and Solon, a […]

Cleveland Heights Citizens Police Academy filling 2015 class

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In August, 2014, the Cleveland Heights Police Department inaugurated the Citizens Police Academy and accepted the first cohort of students. The Academy was part of Chief Jeffrey Robertson’s desire to deepen mutual understanding and regard between the department and the Cleveland Heights community. He considered the Citizens Police Academy as an opportunity for citizens to […]

Presented by Ken Goldberg at Preservation-Related Panel Discussion 5/7/2014

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The following are opening remarks I made at a Preservation Month 2014 panel discussion held at the Heights Main Library 5/7/2014 – one year ago today.  I am President of the Cleveland Heights Historical Society and on the Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, but obviously these opinions don’t necessarily reflect those of the members of these two bodies.  ….Ken Goldberg […]

Good Man, Good Deeds – Making a Difference

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We all have the power to make a difference in the world, but it doesn’t always feel like it. I would like to take a moment to brag a little bit about my husband, Shaul Janes. Shaul and I moved to Cleveland Heights just over two years ago from Jerusalem. It has not been an […]

Photo essay and thoughts on Coventry Village

Photos by Robert N. Brown
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Robert Brown is a city planning consultant of note. Named a Fellow of the American Institute of City Planners (FAIP) and recipient of APA’s national award for excellence in comprehensive planning, he served for a decade as the Director of Planning for the City of Cleveland. During that time he prepared Cleveland’s Civic Vision 2000 Citywide Plan […]

I’m in a bit of a snit at the moment

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Elisabeth Gevelber, owner of Simply Charming gift boutique on Lee Road has something to say about the way certain local media have covered news coming out of Cleveland Heights lately.  In the spirit of blogging, you’re encouraged to read the entire post on her own blog here. We’re not trying to steal her traffic. But […]

Tips to Attract Pollinators – A Critical Link to Garden Productivity

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The seed catalogs are here. Despite the cold, the buds are swelling on trees and shrubs; birds sing louder in the mornings. Time for the home gardener to think about pollinators critters necessary for the reproduction of flowering plants. Result – those ripe fat tomatoes you plan to enjoy in August. Abundant and healthy populations […]