Archive for October, 2011

Vote early!

Friday, October 28th, 2011


The Cleveland Voter Coalition invite you to VOTE early with us on 

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Mount Sinai Baptist Church

7510 Woodland Ave.   


The schedule for the day looks like this:


Meet at Mount Sinai Baptist Church

7510 Woodland Ave to load onto Vans and set up car pool 


Arrive at the Board of Elections

12:00PM – 1:30PM


1:30PM – 2:30PM

Free Hot Lunch and Fellowship

Lunch Menu includes: Chicken, Potatoes, Salad, Rolls and a Drink


Arrive back at Mount Sinai


Please RSVP no later than this Thursday so that we have a accurate count for food. You may RSVP via FaceBook or via email at or call 216-326-2343.

We are asking everyone to join us as we do our part to make our community better through VOTING. Please tell a friend, bring a friend.

Get your free compost bin!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Learn how to compost and get a free compost bin! All you have to do is attend one of two remaining compost seminars done through the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District:

Wednesday, October 26th

Pepper Pike, 6:30 PM, 28000 Shaker Blvd.

Call 216-896-6149 to register 


Tuesday, November 1st

Cleveland, 6:00 PM, 10823 Magnolia Dr.

Call 216-791-6476, ext. 243 to register

Please call Joy Johnson or Emily Wheeler at 216-341-1455 if you’re interested in attending one of these sessions.

Join NLEH for a community engagement meeting

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Neighborhood Leadership for Environmental Health (NLEH) invites all communities to attend their year end community engagement meeting:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rising Heights Building/Business Center

8637 Buckeye Rd.

Cleveland, OH 44104

Refreshments will be served!

It’s Halloween on East 73rd!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Come celebrate the spookiest time of the year with us! All are welcome!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

2:00-4:00 PM @ the KaBoom Playground

(East 73rd between Central Ave. and Cedar Ave.)

Bring a dish or snack to share!!!

Please contact Brenda Metzger at 216-432-1001 with any questions.

Election Day is November 8, 2011!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is no longer mailing ballot applications to voters prior to each election.  All registered voters may continue to Vote by Mail, however voters must now request their ballot application.

Vote by Mail ballot applications are available at the Board of Elections website:, by calling the Board of Elections at 216-443-3298, or visiting the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, and at all public libraries.

Voters in all of Cuyahoga County’s municipalities will go to the polls for the November 8th General Election. There will be State and Local Issues as well as Municipal, Judicial, and School Board Candidates on the ballot.  

Voters should check their voting information prior to each election.  Voters may confirm their ward, precinct, and voting location at the Board of Elections website: or by calling 216-443-3298.

Please click here for important dates and deadlines.

Kinsman neighborhood meeting tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

A Colfax Block Club meeting in progress.

Join Kinsman neighborhoood residents at an important community meeting tomorrow!

Find out about safety updates and other intiatives occuring in the Kinsman neighborhood.

The meeting will take place tomorrow, Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc., 7201 Kinsman Rd, Suite 104, Cleveland, OH 44104 at 6:00 pm.

Cleveland Police Commander Deon McCaulley will be our special guest.

For more information, please call BBC at 216-341-1455.


See you there!

BBC awarded Ohio CDC of the Year

Friday, October 7th, 2011

BBC is this year’s CDC of the Year!

At this week’s 2011 Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference in Youngstown, BBC was awarded the prestigious honor of being selected the 2011 CDC of the Year for the entire state of Ohio.

The committee that reviewed nominations for CDC of the Year was thoroughly impressed by BBC’s innovative development projects currently underway, including the Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone, Heritage View Homes, Green City Growers Greenhouse, St. John’s Village West Family Homes, East Central Townhomes, and the Bistro at Bridgeport Place.

Active Neighbors for Healthy Neighborhoods, a summer-long program aiming to encourage exercise, healthy eating, and community engagement, also received acknowledgement in the presentation of the award.

BBC’s board and staff are very thankful for the wonderful partners and supporters that have enabled us to effectively transform the landscape of the Central and Kinsman neighborhoods and fortify the social capital of our neighborhoods.  We couldn’t have become CDC of the Year without you!