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Election Day is

Tuesday, November 7

A reminder to make a plan to vote. Arrive at the polls early with your ID and review the issues and candidates running for office ahead of time. For a complete list, visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website. On the homepage, click the Get Your Voting Information link, which will provide a sample ballot and confirm if you are registered to vote and your polling location.

Mayor Seren will present the 2023 State of the City Address on Thursday, November 9

At Cleveland Heights Community Center


Cleveland Heights City Hall and the Cleveland Heights Community Center will be closed

on Friday, November 11, 2023,

in observance of Veterans Day.

Cleveland Heights wins $175,000 grant for innovative youth violence intervention programs

This week, the City of Cleveland Heights was awarded $175,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)'s Community Policing Development (CPD) Program to help expand an array of violence prevention programs, including beefing up the Cleveland Heights Police Department (CHPD) foot patrols in violence-impacted areas and forming a new outreach and mentorship program for Cleveland Heights youth led by highly regarded youth violence prevention organization, Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance (CPA).

Cleveland Heights was one of five Ohio municipalities to win a DOJ Community Violence Intervention Microgrant this round. With the funds, the city will implement the following:

  • Expand on its COPS Community Policing Development Program, which currently includes motorized patrol, foot patrols, A.L.I.C.E. or active shooter training, participation in area school programs and community events, and foot patrol “beats” of high-crime areas.
  • Form a partnership between Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance and CHPD that will jointly implement:
  • Youth-targeted evidence-based violence prevention activities, such as, engaging high-risk youth and connecting them with the relevant social, economic, and education resources.
  • The creation of a permanent framework for police-youth relations that effectively addresses the factors that contribute to youth violence.

Also, CPA will connect at-risk and underserved youths to outreach workers who are familiar with the community and have shared life experiences to serve as mentors. These specially trained adults serve as a buffer between the youth population and direct law enforcement response, and are a proven means of violence interruption.

This round of funding from DOJ comes on top of the federal government’s announcement in October that it was committing $300,000 to public safety in Cleveland Heights with a Bureau of Justice Assistance grant. On October 2, 2023 the city announced the federal award and that it would be used to help establish a youth violence prevention program in partnership with CPA. At the time, Cleveland Heights Mayor Kahlil Seren shared with that the program will help to build trust between youth and police officers and teach non-violence as a way of life in Cleveland Heights.

“In this new relationship with the CPA," Seren said, "we will embark on what will be one of the more impactful programs in the city to create the non-violent community we want to live in.”

Bulk leaf pick-up in Cleveland Heights is underway!

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Athletes honor teachers at annual Jersey Day; Heights to host Berea in second round of playoff

After cruising to a 39-0 victory in the Division I, Region 1 first-round playoff last week, Heights High football players, along with other fall athletes, took a moment before tonight's second-round playoff matchup to recognize the shaping influence of their teachers and their responsibilities as student-athletes.

Players presented their jerseys to their favorite teachers, who shared words of encouragement (and some flexing). Go Tigers!!

Speaking of Jerseys...

Kelce brothers put the 'boost' in new Heights Athletic Boosters' jersey sale


When it comes to getting the new Heights Athletic Boosters club off the ground, the Kelce brothers know a good cause when they see it.

Not to mention the newest “Heights” of fashion in Tiger Nation sportswear -- available for a limited time only.

After approaching the Super Bowl champions about allowing replicas of their high school jerseys to be sold to benefit the fledgling nonprofit, organizers quickly had their request converted for a first down.

They went through a Heights High teacher who appears to have former students Jason Kelce, Class of 2006, a center for the Philadelphia Eagles, and brother Travis (’08), a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, on speed dial.

It didn’t take much convincing to get the Brothers Kelce to sign off on the Heights High “throwback” jerseys -- No. 48 for Jason and No. 1 for Travis.

“We have youth sizes, a men’s cut and a women’s cut -- perfect for any ‘Swifties’ in your life,” noted Heights Athletic Boosters co-founder Krissy Dietrich Gallagher...

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Israel-Hamas war brings faith leaders together in Cleveland Heights to pray for peace

From WKYC-Channel 3 News

As the war with Israel and Hamas enters its second stage, peace can seem unattainable with the visuals we see out of the region on a daily basis.

But in Cleveland Heights, Dr. Simee Malik from the Chagrin Valley Islamic Center said this, "And remember God's favor unto you, you were enemies one to another, and you joined your hearts together."

While Rabbi Josh Caruso from Anshe Chesed Fairmont Temple stood by her, "I want to build a sanctuary where we call out government policies anywhere that seek to strip good and peaceful folks of their dignity and human rights."

Everyone at the Fairmont Presbyterian Church is looking for guidance. Guidance and understanding of the war in the Middle East.

Father Tom Fanta from St. Dominic Catholic Church echoed what everyone there already knew. "We pray, we trust, we hope that god will see us through this darkness."

The days have been dark for people who have family in Israel and Palestine. For those suffering with the daily burden of those thoughts, prayers seem to be the only way to help.

Fanta added, "Communities of faith can work together to stop hatred. Communities of faith can learn from each other and grow closer to God."

Community leaders here from many different faiths were on hand. A rabbi, an Imam, a catholic priest, and leaders of other Christian communities…

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Mayor explains call for proposed Cleveland Heights Arts Commission


Coming off a well-received public hearing explaining the merits, City Council will revisit a proposal for creating an Arts Commission later in November.

They didn’t take action at Monday’s (Oct. 30) regular meeting due to an already full agenda.

This comes after various arts organizations voiced concerns over the legislation introduced back on Aug. 7 and referred to council’s Administrative Services Committee for further review -- ultimately showing no plans for the city to supplant or compete with existing programming.

That thorough vetting took place Oct. 4, when Mayor Kahlil Seren presented his case. He said the city would also consider budgeting a small amount of local money -- “some type of carve-out” -- for the arts, adding that the proposed five-member commission would be acting in a strictly advisory capacity.

“We all know that Cleveland Heights is ‘Home to the Arts,’” Seren noted. “But what we mean by that is different, depending on who you talk to.”

That original catchphrase reportedly connected Cleveland Heights as the actual home to artists who don’t necessarily work in the city, but commute to University Circle, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Severance Hall or downtown and beyond, Seren said.

“I’d like for ‘Home to the Arts’ to be a little bit more holistic in Cleveland Heights, and I believe this is one of the ways that we can provide a bit more priority to the arts in city government,” he added.

The panel would be appointed by the mayor and subject to confirmation by council, as was done with City Administrator Danny Williams...

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New Marker Unveiled for Stadium Square Historic District

At a short ceremony this morning, Friday, November 3, the Stadium Square National Historic District received its new marker at the corner of Superior Park Drive and South Taylor Road.

The Stadium Square District is so named because of efforts in 1927 and 1928 to build a 12,000–14,000-seat stadium in the ravine that is now Cain Park. The Taylor Tudor buildings were built in anticipation of the stadium project, which Cleveland Heights voters declined to fund. For more information about Stadium Square, read the story on the Cleveland Heights Historical Society's website by Ken Goldberg. Ken is pictured in the group photo above, partially hidden by the sign.

A refreshed Nighttown set to open this month (photos)


It’s taken a few years, a lot of TLC, a vision to look to the future and a respect for the past, but Nighttown is back.

The restaurant, which opened in Cleveland Heights in 1965, is set to open on Friday, November 10. The team behind Red, the Steakhouse owns the venerable spot in Cleveland Heights. Brendan Ring, who owned the restaurant for two decades, closed it in 2020, a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

With a clubby feel and home for jazz music, the restaurant had a good run. When Gregg Levy, managing partner of Red, the Steakhouse, and his team came in, they took on the burden of restoration during the immediate aftermath of the pandemic. Supply chain and other issues cropped up. But he was breathing a bit easier Thursday night at a sneak preview.

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The next City Council meeting will be held on November 6, 2023, at 7:30 pm, in the Council Chamber.

It will be preceded by a Committee of the Whole meeting at 6:00 pm in the Executive Conference Room. Both meetings may be viewed live on YouTube.


Roll to the Polls

Saturday, November 4 | 11:45 am

East side meet-up: The Wine Spot on Lee Road

Join a group biking to the Board of Elections to vote early. Co-sponsored by Bike Cleveland and Cleveland Votes, exercise your right to vote early. Stick around after for a celebration including food, drink, music, and more.

The Heights Arts Holiday Store is open to the public beginning tomorrow, Saturday, November 4, and will be open through December 30. Please visit for hours and more information.

Please do not place unwanted campaign yard signs in curbside recycling. After November 7, please drop off unwanted campaign yard signs at the Cleveland Heights Service Garage, 14200 Superior Road.

Materials are recycled by Northcoast Recycling Specialists in Wickliffe. The plastic is marketed to compounders that convert the material into pellets for making items such as plastic bags and plastic toys. Paper is sent to a fiber recycler. The metal is recycled through a local scrap yard.

The Grog Shop and friends host a concert fundraiser featuring the Grandview Band. All proceeds go directly to the PEACE Park renovation project.

Learn more about our project and giving opportunities here. Support the effort to build a new PEACE Park with the purchase of a t-shirt.

Special thanks to local sponsors: Dave's Cosmic Subs, Heights Hardware, and Sophie La Gourmande.

Made Cleveland's Nourishing Community Fundraiser

Cleveland Heights experiences food challenges in the form of access to fresh and healthy grocery options. Made Cleveland, located in the Coventry Road commercial district, is expanding its food section to offer fresh produce and healthy choices that are not easily accessible to some residents in the area. Access to locally sourced and bulk foods within walking distance supports local businesses, improves the residents' quality of life, and reduces carbon emissions.

Learn more and contribute




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