Lacey Talley worked on the Hough Mural Project at East 66th Street and Hough Avenue with other students and members of Oriana House.Bob PerkoskiLacey Talley worked on the Hough Mural Project at East 66th Street and Hough Avenue with other students and members of Oriana House.

Just to the west of Rockefeller Park and University Circle, the neighborhood was named after early landowners Oliver and Eliza Hough. The neighborhood is home to historic League Park—home to the Cleveland Spiders baseball team. By the 1950s, financial insecurity and racial tensions led to the famous Hough Riots. Today, the neighborhood is home to the African American Museum. Today, the neighborhood is in the midst of a revitalization, with new housing and commercial projects happening under the leadership of Famicos Foundation.

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Neighborhood Connections, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture fund resident-led projects
Neighborhood Connections announced this week that it has approved $382,114 in grants to support 121 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture will co-fund 27 of the resident-led arts and culture projects. Read about what community groups are doing with the funding to improve our neighborhoods.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Hough
FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and on the streets of Cleveland.
Make It Home: A plan to support homeownership, stabilize east side CLE neighborhoods
In early April, the City of Cleveland, Enterprise Community Partners, Cuyahoga Land Bank, CHN Housing Partners, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless united with Rocket Community Fund to unveil the Make It Home Cleveland program. Aiming to address tax foreclosure and improve Black homeownership rates in East Side neighborhoods, the initiative offers renters the chance to become homeowners through financial support and housing stability services.
Signs of progress: NEO making gains in becoming smart manufacturing hub
MAGNET's first progress report card on its Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio was released last week. The report shows the area has exceeded industry goals, increased investment and products, and diversified top talent, among other milestones.
Frank talk: MAGNET launches podcast series to spark conversations on manufacturing's future
In its new podcast series, "MAKE IT," MAGNET president and CEO Ethan Karp sits down with local leaders of companies like Cleveland Whiskey, Lubrizol, Malley's Chocolates, and Lincoln Electric to talk about the region's manufacturing future.
Lighting the way: Bold leadership is a must-have for Cleveland manufacturers
Cleveland's manufacturers need to double their efforts in preparing for the high-tech future, warns MAGNET CEO Ethan Karp, and leadership is the linchpin in embracing Industry 4.0 so the region remains a manufacturing leader. Wooster-based Midway Swiss Turn is setting the example.
Open access: Talent attraction remains top-of-mind for Cleveland manufacturers
The manufacturing industry is expected to hire more than 30,000 workers in the next decade, leaving industry leaders and employers like MAGNET, Toward Employment, Precision Metalforming Association, and even CMSD, to create strategies to prepare a robust workforce. The ACCESS to Manufacturing Careers program just may be the answer in Northeast Ohio.
Local author examines JFK assassination, conspiracy theories in 'JFK, Oswald and Ruby'
Shaker Heights attorney, judge, and author Burt W. Griffin just published his book about the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald’s involvement, and Jack Ruby's motivations.
Moonlight Masquerade: Famicos Foundation to host annual gala tonight
Famicos Foundation is holding its annual fundraiser, Moonlight Masquerade, tonight to continue its efforts to create vibrant, healthy neighborhoods with more than 90 programs and services.
Doan’s Corners: Cleveland’s ‘second downtown’ in the early 20th Century
Cleveland Masterworks: In 1798, Connecticut native Nathaniel Doan and his family settled on a rural corner of Euclid Avenue and developed it to the point that by the early 20th Century it was known as Doan's Corners, or 'Cleveland's Second Downtown.'
MidTown Opening Day: Celebrate neighborhood pride, Cleveland Foundation HQ opening
It’s MidTown Opening Day this coming Saturday, July 15—a free, daylong neighborhood festival and block party centered on Euclid Avenue and East 66th Street, with activity hubs throughout the MidTown neighborhood.
A whole new world: Manufacturing offers fruitful opportunities in ‘non-traditional’ jobs
When thinking about manufacturing jobs, often the first thing that comes to mind is dank dystopian machinery, soot-covered workers, and welding masks. But today's manufacturing field holds opportunities that can actually be quite glamorous.
Filling a need: Resource closets provide basic supplies and food to struggling Clevelanders
Too many Clevelanders, especially those living in the city's predominantly Black and underserved neighborhoods, struggle to make ends meet as a result of unemployment and underemployment. Many area organizations are working hard to meet the needs of people. Three Cleveland organizations are taking grassroots, creative approaches to supplying basic resources.
Rascals and Rogues: Angelo "Big Ange" Lonardo
Writer Ralph Horner, who grew up in inner city Cleveland and spent much of his career selling men's shoes on Euclid Avenue, shares his memories of some of the characters he met on Short Vincent in the 1950s and 1960s in his FreshWater series, "Rascals and Rogues."
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