The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is expanding its affordability program to now apply to renters, and to those with a higher income than before. Will that boost enrollment in a program that only had 12% of eligible customers signed up?
Since 2018 the Cleveland Metroparks has invited Clevelanders to participate in its annual Trail Challenge. This year's challenge is already underway. Complete 10 or 20 of the potential 30 trail routes and win prizes!
Housing rights activists and community groups in Cleveland are hoping to convince Mayor Justin Bibb and Cleveland City Council to adopt renters’ protections that would make source of income discrimination illegal.
It's been a long two years since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. While we may be physically and emotionally drained, Cleveland and its residents had some noteworthy accomplishments. This week, we take a look back at 2021 with the FreshWater staff reflecting on the past year and looking forward to events and projects in 2022.
In a joint partnership, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Neighborhood Connections awarded $59,587 in grants to support 22 artists and entrepreneurs working on projects related to the pandemic in Cleveland and East Cleveland.
Rashidah Adbulhaqq and Conor MorrisThursday, December 23, 2021
An estimated 116,500 families in Ohio—including many in the Cleveland area—missed out on the $250-$300 monthly advance Child Tax Credit payments. What happened, and what can be done to remedy that problem?
On Thursday, Dec. 8, FreshWater marked its 500th issue. To celebrate, we took at look at 500 mastheads and chose some of our favorites by FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski, who has been with FreshWater since Day One.
Federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation will allow for the planning and design of four small trail sections that make up 5.7 miles of trail and bicycle connections on Cleveland’s east side and find the best path from Euclid Creek Reservation to the lakefront and to connect the new Opportunity Corridor bike path to downtown.
A trio of local Community Development Corporation leaders are striving to accentuate the positive during the pandemic while casting ahead to a brighter future with the programs they've offered in their neighborhood this past year and the plans they are making for 2022.
Five community partners broke ground on a $52.8 million project in Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood on Tuesday, Dec. 16—bringing a Meijer store, jobs, and apartments to the neighborhood and bolstering ongoing development efforts by Fairfax Renaissance Development.
The number of people behind on their water bills in the Cleveland area has doubled during the pandemic. Now, more than one in every five water accounts are behind by at least one bill, as the city has resumed water shutoffs for nonpayment. What can be done about this problem?
An assembly of local Community Development Corporation directors—collectively named the Economic Development Working Group—is taking a joint approach in meeting the pressing regional needs of Cleveland neighborhoods to make the city a better place to live.
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture provided its newly-established Cultural Heritage Grants this year to 11 culturally-specific organizations to to support to new work and performances—both virtually and in person—at a time when a resurgence of COVID-19 cases is keeping audience capacity limited at some venues.
It’s a false perception that seeing the Cleveland Orchestra play at Severance Hall is only for the elite—but there is another way to attend a traditional orchestra performance with the dozens of local community orchestras.
The City of Cleveland celebrated its 225th birthday earlier this year, marking changes to the city skyline and the overall landscape. Managing photographer Bob Perkoski captures the art in Cleveland's urban scenery.