Cleveland Police Honor Standout Officers at Awards Ceremony

The Cleveland Division of Police honored police officers and citizens who were instrumental to the police department at an awards ceremony held on June 8, 2017.

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Some honorees were key in thwarting crimes, apprehending violent offenders or saving lives. Others were models of teamwork and dedication to police projects.

Click here to read the ceremony program book with the many stories of officers and citizens honored for their service to the citizens of the City of Cleveland.


City of Cleveland Breaks Ground on New Kennel

Mayor Frank G. Jackson hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of-the-art City Kennel.

The $6 million facility will house the Division of Animal Care & Control and provide a new home for the popular “City Dogs” Adoption Program. The kennel and expanded staff are both part of the mayor’s enhanced budget. View architectural renderings, photos and a fact sheet on the construction project.

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“I want to thank the people for passing Issue 32 and allowing us to complete this project,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “As a result, we are able to not only have a state-of-the-art building, but to staff it appropriately and better serve the community.”

Once complete, the new kennel will house up to 150 animals for daily operations, but may accommodate 200 animals in emergencies. While the facility is designed primarily for dogs, it can also accommodate other animals.

The facility is designed as three distinct but interconnected building wings:

  • East: Animal Care & Control Intake and Holding
  • North: Lobby, Classroom, Staff, Clinic, Small Animal Areas
  • West: Adoption; “Get Acquainted,” and Volunteer Area

The space offers flexibility, efficiency, use of natural light, fresh air, and indoor/outdoor connections.

“Constant work and planning by many people went into making the facility a reality,” said Chief of Animal Care & Control Ed Jamison. “We created a facility that will not only meet, but exceed, the expectations of the residents of the City of Cleveland.”

The facility will be open 24 hours per day for staff and accommodate more than 40 employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The building meets all ‘Green’ standards and will sit on a 4.8 acre environmentally-remediated site, formerly an aluminum foundry.

The city kennel is a high volume animal control facility serving the entire city. It receives more than 75 dogs per week which include strays, court cases, and others- all in a large range of age, breed, and size. All dogs are held the mandatory hold time, then are either adopted or transferred to other rescue facilities or areas, if the temperament and health are acceptable.

To learn more about the dogs available for adoption, visit There are many very friendly pups looking for forever homes, including Mindy in the video below who loves giving kisses:


Cleveland Road Work News: June 8, 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 update.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Base Cleveland Veteran News

8 June 2017

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

Special Events

  • Breaking Down Barriers – sponsored by Tri-C

The first annual Breaking Down Barriers hiring event is scheduled for Friday, June 9, 2017 at Cuyahoga Community College.  The event is open to jobseekers with significant legal barriers to employment.

The new location for the event is at the Tri-C Metro Recreation Center at the corner of E 30 and Community College Avenue.  The site is accessible by RTA.

Here is link to a map including parking locations:

Register at

  • Flag Day/ Army Birthday/Naturalization Ceremony – the Joint Veterans’ Council of Cuyahoga County (JVCOCC) and the Newton D. Baker Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA)and the Cleveland Army Recruiting Battalion announce the annual Flag Day/Army Birthday/Naturalization Ceremony to be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at 12 noon Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Mistress of Ceremonies, MC, will be Monica Robins of WKYC, Channel 3 News. The Naturalization Ceremony will be conducted by  United States District Judge Dan Polster.    Brigadier General  Sandra Alvey, Deputy Commanding General, 807th Medical Command, will assist with the celebration of the Army Birthday and Soldier of the Year recognition.

  • American Red Cross Northeast Ohio smoke alarm installation event in honor of Flag Day June 17

Someone dies in a home fire seven times a day, on average nationwide, and in Northeast Ohio, the Red Cross responds on average to three home fires every day. Join us, when, in honor of Flag Day, we partner with several military and veterans groups on a mission to make neighborhoods safer throughout Northeast Ohio.

We will be going door-to-door in Greater Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Mansfield, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and conveying valuable fire safety information on June 17, 2017 from 9:00am- 2:00 pm.

Interested individuals can  register to volunteer for the event via the Red Cross of Northeast Ohio “events” page at  The actual registration page will list times and locations as well.

For the event, we will be staging at the local VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC):

  • Akron: 55 W. Waterloo, Akron, OH 44319-1116
  • Canton: 733 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702-1018  (We may be moving this to the Red Cross office in Canton)
  • Mansfield: 1025 South Trimble Rd., Mansfield, OH 44906
  • Parma: 8787 Brookpark Road, Parma, OH 44129

The breakout for the day:

  • 9:00- 9:30 am: arrive/ registration at staging location
  • 9:30- 10:00am: training
  • 10:00 am- 1:30 pm: smoke alarm installations/ preparedness education
  • 1:30- 2:00 pm: wrap up

Read More Here: Base Cleveland Veteran News for June 8th