Residents have questions for Cleveland Heights City Council candidates at Oct. 14 forum

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More than 170 people attended the Oct. 14 Candidates Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and FutureHeights, I moderated both the CH-UH Board of Education and the Cleveland Heights City Council sections. There were so many questions directed to the candidates for Cleveland Heights City Council that we didn’t have time for them […]

A Moment with… Emily Dunford Hubbard

Photo courtsey Emily Dunford Hubbard
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Emily Dunford Hubbard presently is taking time to raise her two children in the Heights with her husband.  Emily also serves as an academic tutor and was most recently an elementary teacher at Saint Ann’s School (Communion of Saints).  She holds a Masters in Education from Tufts University. What keeps you busy during the day?  […]

A Moment with… Mary Dunbar

Council woman Mary Dunbar
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A MOMENT WITH…MARY DUNBAR Over the next four posts I am highlighting four individuals who live in the Heights and have graciously agreed to be interviewed about their interest and love of the Heights. In January 2012, Mary Dunbar started a four-year term as a Cleveland Heights City Council Member.  She is President of the […]

Voters ask questions at Candidates Forum

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I had the pleasure of moderating the League of Women Voters- and FutureHeights-sponsored Candidates Night on Oct. 6. We had a good crowd, and several good questions from the audience. Unfortunately, we had a finite amount of time for each group of candidates and were not able to have the candidates answer all of the […]

Before the city council elections, let’s define ‘excellent’

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If you want to get a rise out of a Cleveland Heights City Council member, float the suggestion that our city government is just OK. For example, several weeks ago – in the aftermath of the Coventry flash mob and an unrelated violent assault near Lee Road – I sent a note to the entire […]

Flash Mobs

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Teenage crime, unruly behavior and so called “flash mobs” in Cleveland Heights and surrounding cities have been a real challenge to the spirit of our community this summer. Since the emergency curfew was enacted in an attempt to restore public safety in the Coventry and Cedar Lee business districts, I’ve spent a lot of time […]