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 […]

The police are using Twitter – and look who’s got something good to say

After the shooting, the CHPD kept the community informed via Twitter
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On Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, a 16-year-old boy named Artwon Oliver was shot  and killed at the intersection of Lee and Superior roads in Cleveland Heights. According to the reports (here are 2 from the Plain Dealer: first report, Nov. 27; follow up, Nov. 30), he had been at a house party nearby (which police […]

How Cleveland Heights is – and isn’t – dealing with juvenile crime

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I met Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeffrey Roberston for the first time last week, and he changed my mind. And then didn’t. We were in a community meeting, organized by City Council Member Bonita Caplan and attended by a small group of concerned citizens – mostly from the Forest Hills neighborhood. Their concerns were wide-ranging, but […]

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 […]