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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Some call it one of the longest-tolerated environmental injustices in the city: Residents of Lakeview Terrace for decades have lived with as many as 1,000 trucks a day rumbling through their Ohio City neighborhood, belching exhaust and stirring up dust that accumulates on their cars, window sills and deep in their lungs.

Now there’s a chance, even if a slim one, that residents of one the oldest public housing complexes in the country, could get some relief.

Urban Community School is expanding their campus to include a community health center (in partnership with MetroHealth ,) a day care facility, and athletic courts. Read the full story on

Friday morning the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) announced $47 million in federal transportation dollars to 21 projects including the proposed Lorain Avenue Complete Street Project, a project of the City of Cleveland with partners Ohio City Incorporated, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Councilman Kerry McCormack, Councilman Matt Zone, and NOACA.)

Trevor Clatterbuck, the entrepreneur behind Fresh Fork Market, and local chef & butcher Adam Lambert have partnered up to open Ohio City Provisions- an all-local butcher and grocery in Ohio City. Read the full story on

The Creative Fusion Cohort, presented by the Cleveland Foundation, has brought 6 international and 10 cleveland-based artists together to create 11 public art pieces in the Ohio City neighborhood. Host organizations Ohio City Incorporated, Cleveland Public Theatre, Transformer Station, Cleveland Print Room, and Ingenuity Cleveland have worked to integrate the cohort artists and their work into the community through workshops and events.  

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The port authority outlines the necessary steps that need to be taken to stabilize Cleveland's Irishtown Bend. 

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Educated, relatively high-earning workers are flocking to urban neighborhoods at a rate not seen since at least the 1970s.

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As Councilman Joe Cimperman has resigned from his role as Ward 3 City Councilman to pursue a position at the nonprofit organization Global Cleveland, Kerry McCormack, the former Director of Community Affairs at Ohio City Incorporated, has been appointed to this role for the remainder of the term. 

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Ohio City Incorporated is teaming up with Knez Homes to provide affordable new construction housing opportunities in the Ohio City neighborhood. This partnership will work to simplify what can be a lengthy and intense process of building a home on a land-bank lot and meet the growing need for affordable housing in Ohio City.

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Joe Cimperman has resigned from his role as city councilman after 18 years serving Cleveland's ward 3. Cimperman will take on a new role as the president of Global Cleveland, a non-profit organization focuses on welcoming immigrants, refugees and other newcomers to the city.

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