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City of Cleveland and Community Partners Celebrate 50 Years of Progress on Cuyahoga River

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, the City of Cleveland and more than 200 partner organizations will host the Cuyahoga50 Anniversary Week celebration Wednesday, June 19, 2019 through Sunday, June 23, 2019. The celebration, which is the largest series of clean water events in the country, commemorates 50 years of environmental progress since the infamous Cuyahoga River fire of 1969. More than 25 clean water events will be held near or on the Cuyahoga River during the June 19-23 anniversary week celebration.

The City of Cleveland today announced a series of residential roads slated for resurfacing beginning the week of April 15. This first round of residential resurfacing will take place in wards 2, 9 and 10. These projects are scheduled for completion by the end of July 2019.

The City of Cleveland’s Department of Aging held its 30th annual Senior Day celebration. Mayor Frank G. Jackson welcomed residents to the lively celebration, which included vendors, free health screenings, raffles, lunch and live entertainment for seniors by seniors. May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme was “Connect, Create, Contribute” encouraging seniors to engage with their communities.

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 in years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

This annual event will be held on Thursday June 28th from 2 to 5pm. It's a celebration of insects and their relatives, and designed for children of all ages. The festival will include face painting, music and snow cones for participants.

The Center Street Swing Bridge over the Cuyahoga River will be closed on Wednesday June 26th and Thursday June 27th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The closure is necessary to perform the annual inspection on the bridge.

The Mayor's Office of Communications prepares and distributes information to Veterans and their supporters monthly, via the Cleveland City Hall blog. The page includes timely information on special events, memorials, healthcare, and other news of value to local veterans. 

City of Cleveland today announced efforts to achieve a complete and accurate count of the City’s population in the 2020 Census. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine congressional representation, resource development and will affect the distribution of more than $400 billion per year in federal funding to state and local governments for the next decade.

The City of Cleveland welcomed the return of marine life artist and conservationist Wyland at an event at Davis Aerospace and Maritime School. The artist - known for his 30,000 square foot marine life mural on the Cleveland Public Power Building  - visited the city to kick-off his annual national outreach effort for water conservation with an eco-fair, guest lecture, and an inspirational day of mural painting with local students. The announcement included plans to refresh the city’s iconic “whale wall” mural.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson announced the 2019 Clean Cleveland program, a series of proactive efforts to clean, repair and upgrade city neighborhoods. The program is a collaboration between various city departments to deliver services in a proactive manner –one subsection at a time. The Clean Cleveland program is in addition to existing services.

The City of Cleveland Land Bank is soliciting plans to develop infill housing on selected lots in Ohio City. To encourage development of affordable housing, the City will sell Land Bank lots to develop affordable units at a lower price than lots sold to develop market rate housing.

The City of Cleveland has recently been given an ‘A’ rating on its environmental action efforts by CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project. CDP is a not-for-profit charity that rated cities worldwide on their green efforts, ultimately naming 43 city around the globe to the list. This year, marks the 10-year culmination of Mayor Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland initiative. The initiative is aimed at making Cleveland a more environmentally conscious city for generations to come.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson administered the oath of office on Friday, June 17, to 10 members of the Cleveland Division of Police. They were all promoted to Lieutenant, including Zina Martinez, the first Hispanic female Lieutenant in the Division. Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams, Director of Public Safety Michael D. McGrath and other public safety officials were in attendance.

The City of Cleveland is hiring! Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

This is a FREE public sidewalk chalk drawing event on Tuesday July 23rd from 1 to 3pm. Patrons are provided with buckets of chalk, giving everyone the opportunity to show off their artistic abilities on a cement canvas. The festival will include face painting, music, snow cones and a collaborative piece that everyone can participate in. 

In an interview with the radio show The Water Zone, sponsored by Toro, Mayor Frank G. Jackson – joined by Sustainability Chief Matt Gray and Utilities Chief of Public Affairs and Communications Jason Wood – spoke about his Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative and the Cuyahoga50 celebration.

Mayor Jackson discusses four important topics in a new video, the summer edition of the City of Cleveland eNewsletter. There's information on the summer opening of City pools, summer programming at Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers, Safe Smart CLE and an important upcoming request for proposal.

Cleveland Division of Recreation today announced the return of its Cleveland Nights Extended Hours Program, an initiative designed to offer the City’s young people a safe space during evening hours. Eight Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers (NRRC) will host the program from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays. The 2019 program runs from June 19 to Aug. 10.

The Cleveland Department of Aging and the Division of Recreation are sponsoring eight Summer Senior Walks at scenic parks and Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers in Summer 2019. This is a great way to get active, meet new friends, explore our parks and have fun. Each walk will offer a raffle and safety tips by Public Safety.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson announced in an email to subscribers of his eNewsletter, that he will hold his annual State of the City address on Oct. 10. The address will remain free and open to the public. 

06/24/2019 - City of Cleveland Partners with IKE Smart City to Deploy City’s First Interactive Digital Kiosks
06/24/2019 - Center Street Swing Bridge Traffic Advisory
06/20/2019 - City of Cleveland, Major League Baseball, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the Cleveland Indians Announce Safety and Logistical Information Prior to the start of the 2019 All-Star Game Week
06/19/2019 - Cleveland Division of Recreation Hosts Summer Cleveland Nights Extended Hours Program
06/18/2019 - Chatfield Avenue Resurfacing Improvements
06/18/2019 - City of Cleveland Kicks Off Cuyahoga50 Anniversary Week Celebration
06/17/2019 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
06/13/2019 - Center Street Swing Bridge Temporarily Closed
06/07/2019 - Cleveland Water Working on Main Break on Richmond Road in Richmond Heights
06/06/2019 - Cleveland Police Officer Will Not Be Charged Criminally
06/03/2019 - Mayor Jackson Administers the Oath of Office to Seven Firefighters
05/29/2019 - City of Cleveland Demolishes Massive Victoreen Building on Woodland Avenue
05/24/2019 - East 6th Street Music Hall Roof Project
05/23/2019 - Hepatitis A Diagnoses Continues to Increase
05/22/2019 - City of Cleveland and Cleveland City Council Issue Statement Regarding NAACP Water Affordability Report
05/22/2019 - The City of Cleveland WILL NOT Collect Trash on Memorial Day
05/20/2019 - Better Business Bureau and City of Cleveland Launch New Age-Friendly Certification for Local Businesses
05/17/2019 - Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton Neighborhood Ready for Revitalization
05/14/2019 - Clark Avenue Streetscape Project
05/13/2019 - City of Cleveland Seeks Applicants for Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board Appointments
06/01/2019 - 2019 Hessler Street Fair
06/01/2019 - Old Brooklyn Youth League Opening Day Ceremony
06/03/2019 - Bulk Pickup Week
06/04/2019 - Clean Up Drink Up - Old Brooklyn
06/05/2019 - Beginner Bocce
06/07/2019 - Food Truck Friday
06/08/2019 - East Side Urban Art Ride
06/08/2019 - First Pitch of Summer
06/08/2019 - Ohio & Erie Canalway Century Ride
06/08/2019 - Parade the Circle and Circle Village
06/09/2019 - Pierogi Dash
06/12/2019 - Volunteer Orientation
06/13/2019 - Senior Health & Wellness Fair
06/13/2019 - Rain Barrel Workshop
06/13/2019 - Craft Carnival
06/13/2019 - Beginner Bocce
06/14/2019 - Food Truck Friday
06/15/2019 - The Hooley on Kamm's Corners
06/15/2019 - PorchFest
06/15/2019 - Juneteenth Freedom Rides Night Ride
06/18/2019 - Mobile Food Pantry
06/18/2019 - Cuyahoga50
06/19/2019 - Summer 2019 Senior Walks
06/19/2019 - Cuyahoga50
06/19/2019 - Squidsoup Bridge Preview Night
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