Photos by William Rieter, City of Cleveland Photo Bureau
Check out these fun and active scenes from the Department of Aging’s Senior Summer Walk held this week. The Department of Aging has partnered with the Division of Recreation to offer community walks at parks and recreation centers in neighborhoods around Cleveland this summer. This is a great way to get active, meet new friends and have fun! All walkers will also be entered into a raffle.
There are more Summer Walks to come. Here’s the Senior Summer Walk Series schedule:
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.
Resurfacing work will take place today at the following locations:
- Ward 6 on Murray Hill – Fairchild to Adelbert [Binding]
- Ward 6 on E 81 -Cedar to Golden [Binding]
Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Working smoke detectors save lives and the Cleveland Division of Fire encourages residents to check that their detectors are working properly, especially following the recent uptick in fatal fires.
Some tips to keep in mind, mentioned in the video above, from Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo:
- Change your smoke detector batteries with every Daylight Savings time change.
- Develop and practice an escape plan with your family in the event of a fire.
If you’re in need of a detector, the Division of Fire has teamed up with the American Red Cross to provide free detectors. Call 216-361-5535 for more info and to request a free detector.