Cleveland Road Work News: June 23, 2017

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Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Cleveland Road Work News: June 22, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Base Cleveland Veteran News

22 June 2017

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Prepared and distributed monthly to Veterans and supporters of those who served 

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Special Events

  • Cleveland Tank Plant Homecoming Military Show and Swap Meet

 The International Exposition (I-X) Center and the Military Vehicle Preservation Association announced the 42nd annual MVPA International Convention will be held in conjunction with the Cleveland Tank Plant Homecoming Military Show and Swap Meet June 22-24, 2017 at the I-X Center.  www.IXClevelandTankShow.com

  • Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame seeks to recognize those Ohioans who have worn the uniform of this Nation’s Armed Forces, performed their military duties, and then continued to contribute to community, state and nation in an exemplary manner. These outstanding contributions may, for example, be in the areas of professional, civic, veterans’ advocacy, public service or significant contributions over the life of the nominee.

Nomination must be received no later than June 30, 2017.

Questions?  please call (614) 752-8941 or email halloffame@dvs.ohio.gov  Please visit our web site at: www.ohiovetshof.gov

  • USS COD Dutch Friendship Day: join the COD as they reenact the USS COD’s WWII rescue of 55 crewman from the Dutch Submarine 019 at 2 PM Saturday, July 8, 2017.
  • USS COD – Veterans Family Fair – scheduled for August 5, 2017.
  • Ohio Women Veterans Conference

Registration is now open for the biennial Ohio Women Veterans Conference to be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University. With more than 50 exhibits and 20 speakers, women veterans will find information about Ohio’s new fast track to jobs and education as well as services available locally through 88 County Veterans Services Offices. Th e conference is free but there is an optional fee for lunch.

This year’s theme is Celebrating Generations of Service – 67,000 Veterans Strong. Topic areas include managing your money military style, maximizing military skills on your civilian resume, support and mentoring for women veterans in the workplace, challenges with aging, statewide resources, access to benefits and more.

Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services with support from the Ohio Women Veterans Advisory Committee, the conference is expected to attract 750 women veterans from throughout the state representing all branches of military service.

To register visit http://dvs.ohio.gov/main/women-veterans-conference.html. For more information call 614.644.0898

  • USO Northern Ohio Golf Outing and Clambake scheduled for Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Sweetbriar Golf Club, located at 750 Jaycox Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Registration:  https://usonogolf2017.eventbrite.com

  • Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

The City of Cleveland will partner and host the annual Veterans Day ceremony and Parade on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Read More Here: Base Cleveland Veteran News June 22 2017

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Mayor Jackson Announces Updates to the Office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults

Mayor Frank G. Jackson today announced multiple updates to the office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults (PIOYY). Led by Chief Duane Deskins, the office aligns city resources and creates community collaboration to reduce youth violence. PIOYY has planned multiple programs to address violence as a public health issue, and is made possible by the mayor’s enhanced budget and Issue 32.

“Youth violence is a public health crisis directly impacting the health and wellbeing of our residents, neighborhoods and our city, “said Mayor Jackson. “The symptom of crime especially for our young people can only be addressed through systemic change.”

Using a public health approach, each youth initiative includes meaningful activity and fosters skills necessary for a success in the workforce, school, home and community.

Since launching the office in January 2017, Mayor Jackson and Chief Deskins have introduced several pieces of legislation. They have also implemented programming that connects youth and young adults with support systems, job and recreational and educational opportunities they need to stay away from crime. The program is widely supported by more than 30 partners including the Cleveland Foundation, Case Western Reserve University, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U), Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Peacemakers Alliance; MetroHealth, University Hospitals, Cleveland Public Theater, Cuyahoga Community College and more.View partial list of partners.

Through the Y.O.U. partnership, the City invested $500,000 –all of which is matched by Y.O.U–to create 500 summer jobs. The result is more than 2,700 Cleveland youth employed this summer – an increase of 40 percent since 2016. The new jobs include the Mayor Jackson’s Neighborhood Corps, which employs 73 Cleveland youth who will take part in clean-up and beautification projects throughout the city beginning June 22.

The Mayor held a Job Match program that linked more than 1,300 people with new jobs; launched an ice cream truck in partnership with the Cleveland Police Foundation, Cleveland Division of Police and Pierre’s Ice Cream to strengthen community engagement and create positive relationships between the police and young people; and, connected partners such as Jimmy John’s, The Greater Cleveland Food Bank and MetroHealth to provide health information and healthy food to residents.

Another part of the initiative, and a result of Issue 32, is the Neighborhood Impact Community Engagement (NICE) Unit. The unit focuses on community engagement in areas of higher crime. Residents will see this group involved in Knock and Talks in the neighborhood and increased constitutional enforcement in the neighborhoods.

The Department of Health has created two new positions with a focus on youth violence as a public health issue. An Epidemiologist will now study this epidemic across populations, and a trauma counselor will respond to episodes of violence from the perspective of trauma-informed care and connect young people with the services they need.

The City also is developing a program focused on young women in grades 9-12 and female adults 18-24 years old. This program will launch later this summer and incorporates providing educational, self-improvement, and mentoring programs through partnerships with local school districts, the juvenile court system, recreation centers and adult agencies.

Mayor Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative focuses on stabilizing neighborhoods, stopping decline and ensuring growth for the future. PIOYY will continue to expand its programs and address youth violence in the City as a public health crisis solved through a holistic, strategic approach.

Cleveland Road Work News: June 19, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

City of Cleveland Employees Raise More Than $100K for Harvest For Hunger

The City of Cleveland is a proud supporter of the Harvest for Hunger campaign and this year was one of its top supporters – raising enough for more than 468,000 meals.

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The Harvest for Hunger campaign, of which Mayor Frank G. Jackson is an honorary co-chair, is led by Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The drive came to a close last week and organizers announced they had reached their goal of raising enough for than 21 million meals. That is a record number of meals raised!

In total, the City of Cleveland – from City Hall to the Department of Utilities to the Mayor’s Office – raised $117,000. That makes the City of Cleveland an emerald level sponsor, raising more than $100 per employee. In addition, the City collected 1,400 pounds of food for the Food Bank.

The Harvest for Hunger committee at the City of Cleveland has been holding food and funds drives throughout the campaign to reach its goal. Congrats to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the City’s Harvest for Hunger committee for making a difference in the community by providing meals for those struggling with hunger!

Enter #LetsChillCLE Contest to Win Lunch with Mayor Jackson

‘Tis the season of sunshine, pools, sunglasses and ice cream. And the latter could win you lunch with Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.

This summer, children in neighborhoods around Cleveland will see the city’s new ice cream truck staffed by members of the Cleveland Division of Police. In addition to serving cold tasty treats to children, the ice cream truck is an opportunity for Cleveland Police to engage with children in a positive way. In addition, the City of Cleveland is hosting a social media contest to spread the word about the new ice cream truck. The prize? Lunch with Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams at City Hall – on us, of course.

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The truck is made possible by donated ice cream from our friends at Pierre’s Homemade Ice Cream and the Cleveland Police Foundation.

How to Enter

To enter the contest, children or their parent/guardian need to do the following:

  1. Grab some free ice cream when the ice cream truck rolls through your neighborhood
  2. Snap a photo of yourself with the truck
  3. Post the photo and tag the City of Cleveland on one of our social media accounts: Facebook (@City of Cleveland), Twitter or Instagram at @CityOfCleveland (Note: We can only see photos set to the public setting.)
  4. Use the hashtag #LetsChillCLE

We’ll reshare photos as they come in. The contest runs now through August 4, 2017 at noon. Only one entry per person, please. We’ll pick a winner at random and announce it on all of our social media accounts. We’ll also reach out via social media.

Questions? Email communications@city.cleveland.oh.us