Tremont West e-news & updates
March 30, 2021
Tremont West is Hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA Member
The Tremont West VISTA 2021 Project will be a great opportunity for a young professional interested in many aspects of community development. This opportunity will give an individual exposure to working directly with the residents and businesses of Tremont. The full-year VISTA position will run from June 7, 2021, through June 6, 2022.

Applications are due by Tuesday, April 6, 2021, but will be interviewing as applications are received.
Tremont West Membership Drive
Membership Form Due by Thursday, April 1, 2021, for voting eligibility at the May 20th Annual Membership Meeting.
Tremont West Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors
Tremont West is seeking candidates for its upcoming Board of Directors elections in May 2021! We are looking for members who are interested in working together to give back to the Tremont, Duck Island, and Irishtown Bend Community by helping the neighborhood improve and prosper. We are seeking individuals who will be active participants for a three-year term on the Board. Please reach out to Nominating Committee Co-Chairs, Brent Burke, Grace French, Brian Hannon, and Dan Cotter, at for information about what a board member does for our community and how to apply. Applicants will be asked to submit an application about why they are interested, what you would bring to TWDC, and how you would support our community, the deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021.  Elections will be held during TWDC Annual Meeting in May 2021. Contact us at to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!
City of Cleveland Paint Program Deadline Extended
New Deadline: April 30, 2021
Tremont Passport Challenge
 Visit Tremont Businesses during the months of March and April for a chance to win. You already support our local businesses and we want to reward you for it. Email copies of your receipts to by May 9, 2021. For each receipt, you will receive 1 point towards winning one of the top 3 prizes. The participants with the most points wins!
Top Prize
$300 in Gift Certificates
($100 each to the 3 Tremont businesses of your choice.)
2nd & 3rd Place Prizes
$100 Gift Certificate
to the Tremont Business of your choice
Download the Destination Cleveland App and click on Passport Challenge to win more prizes!
Near West Family Network's Egg Hunt and More
Saturday, April 3, 10 am - 11:30 am at Urban Community School
Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana hosts Coffee with Council
Friday, April 2nd, 11am - 1pm at the Ward 14 Office,
Tremont Shot Finders
Need Help Scheduling a Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment?
Covid-19 vaccinations are here! A team of Tremont residents and professionals have volunteered to help those eligible secure your vaccine appointments around the area. Current eligibility is detailed at This confidential service is for anyone living, working, worshipping, or having a friend or relative in Tremont.

What You’ll Need to Provide:
Name, Phone number, Email (yours or someone you know), Date of Birth, and how many minutes you’re willing to travel to a vaccine site (or if you need a ride to your appointment)

What To Do Next:
Email us at or call 216-200-8951 and leave a voicemail. A volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment with us. For details on how it works visit
*Also, if you or someone you know would like to join our volunteer team, email Jack at
Traffic Alert - West 6th Street & West 14th Street
West 6th Street Brick Restoration Project Traffic Advisory
On Monday, April 5, 2021, weather permitting, the City will begin brick restoration on West 6th Street from Literary Road to University Road. A portion of the street will be closed and one lane of traffic will be maintained. A complete closure is not expected to occur. No on-street parking will be permitted for the duration of the project.
The project will remove the various concrete caps in the street and replace it with brick. The work will take place during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The brick restoration project is expected to complete by April 30, 2021.
Should there be any questions, please contact the City of Cleveland’s Construction Inspector, Eric Faehner at 216-857-3028.

We hope to have more information about the W 14th Street re-surfacing project next week.
Traffic Alert - NEORSD
Our contractor is progressing with work on the West 3rd Quigley / Westerly Miscellaneous CSO Project. This includes new utility installation and modification of existing utilities along Scranton Road. We will soon begin construction impacting the roadway. This will require the use of heavy equipment and air tools to work on the road. Scranton Road will be closed during these repairs. (see map below – area of Scranton and Seymour).
Please see the drawing below for the area impacted by this work and traffic flow modifications(indicated in red).  I’ve included the project brochures for your use as well. This work is mentioned on page 2 area A.
The area will be impacted beginning approximately on March 15th, 2021, and continue through the end of May 2021.  
Near West Recreation Baseball & Softball Registration Open
Registration is open from March 15 - April 15. Volunteer Coaches Needed too!!
Fish Fry Season! & Dyngus Day
Prosperity Social Club invites you to enjoy their Fish Fry! Anyone who hasn’t made reservations to dine-in should call 216.937.1938 and pre-order their meals for timed, curbside pickup. Limited online delivery will also be available via DoorDash®.  Friday Fish Fry runs from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm.

Dyngus Day 2021 will be broken up into 3 SESSIONS Monday, April 5, 2021, 10:00 AM 10:00 PM
Each session will have a limit of 100 tickets available, to ensure the best safety, cleaning + social distancing practices.
Entertainment includes pierogi eating contests, polka dancing + live entertainment.
DJ Kishka – renowned Polka personality – will serve as the host of the daylong celebration at Forest City Brewery, the oldest Beer Garden in Ohio

Post 58 Open Dyngus Day at noon. We will carry Eastern European Beer " OBALON "and "1718" along with Polish Vodka, TEE SHIRTS. Kielbasa Sandwiches and more. Masks required.
Free 2021 Membership cards to all. Hall Available.
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Did you know that CareSource
can provide transportation for members’ appointments with participating providers through transportation vendors? Members can also get rides to Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) appointments and redetermination meetings at the County Department of Medicaid.
Each member can receive up to 15 rides to and from appointments (30 one-way trips) per 12-month period.
Members may schedule a ride by calling 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711).
Learn more about becoming a member here on their website:
COVID 19 Vaccination Information
From the Cleveland Department of Public Health: Supply is limited; it will take a number of weeks to vaccinate eligible residents. Cleveland residents that are age-eligible may join the Cleveland Department of Public Health’s waitlist. Contact our call center, 216.664.2222, Monday - Friday, 9a to 5p. Those that meet the criteria will be notified and provided a link and phone number to schedule an appointment when doses become available.

Provider Locations:
  • You can look for a provider here: 
  • ICYMI: CDPH’s two large clinics will take place on Thursday, March 11th at Gunning Rec Center 10am-6pm and Saturday, March 13th at Thurgood Marshall Rec Center 9am-3pm.

Case Western Reserve University and the City of Cleveland are partnering to provide COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals in the Cleveland community. Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center at 2138 Adelbert Road. To schedule an appointment, residents can fill out an online form:
or call 216.368.1964 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting today. You can find additional information at Free parking is available at the Veale Center Parking Garage, adjacent to the Veale Center and located at 2158 Adelbert Road. Case Western Reserve vans will be available near the Adelbert Road HealthLine stop for individuals who are unable to walk to the Veale Center.
Towpath Trilogy
Canalway Partners hosts a series of runs along the Towpath Trail. Try one or register for all 3!
Tremont in the News
Do you follow Freshwater Cleveland or The Land?
They are two local online news sources publishing local news featuring the neighborhoods of Cleveland.

Near West Land Trust Groundbreaking covered by:

#EatExploreCLE features the neighborhoods of Greater Buckeye this week from March 30th - April 3rd.

To view the list of featured restaurants this week, future neighborhoods to be featured, & more, visit: Thank you to our partners at CNP and This is Cleveland
Merrick House
Merrick House has Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) funding available to assist anyone with rent or utility payments. Payments are limited to $125.00 per household and will be paid directly to the vendor. Interested parties should call Merrick House at 216-771-5077 for an application.

VOLLEYBALL will continue through April from 6-7:30p on Mondays
Open Gym on Wednesday from 330-530p
City Connects Tuesdays from 530-730p
Tremont Grinders Wednesday and Friday 530-730p Thursday from 5-6p
Martial arts 6-7p
Childcare Center
Please contact Merrick House Early Childhood Director Laurie Santos at 216-771-5077 extension 132 or e-mail her at 
Tremont Youth Council at Merrick House
 Please contact Jennifer Pullom at 216.771.5077 or for details.
Donations needed of Clorox wipes and Clorox/Lysol spray. We need them for the Pandemic childcare.
Cleveland Public Library
South Branch Staff will be available Thursday this week through Friday from 10 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon to register people for the COVID vaccine at Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center at the South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. The branch is located on 3096 Scranton Rd., Cleveland 44113. If you have any questions please give us a call at (216) 623-7060.

Jefferson Branch's Design and Construction Pre-Bid Meeting was moved from 03/11/21 to 04/06/21. Please continue visiting the Library's coUrbanize website for Jefferson Branch

South Branch is now open. Jefferson is still open for walk-up and drive-up service until April 1st when the library closes for renovations.

Monday, April 12, 7 pm via Zoom

Follow Your Branch on Facebook

Grab and Go Meals for Youth 
M-F, 3-5 pm at all CPL locations
Fall CPL Newsletters

Rental and Utility Assistance
If you are struggling to pay your rent or are behind in paying your utility bills, apply today.
Concerned about your housing or an eviction?
You may qualify for free legal representation, call Legal Aid at 216-687-1900.
CentroVilla25 Open House
Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development (NEOHCED) is hosting an Open House & Info Session for CentroVilla25 on Saturday, April 10th from 11 am - 2 pm.

Learn updates on this transformative neighborhood project, share your ideas and feedback for our future. Hear about the small business spaces available/Commercial Kitchen programming. Food will be provided. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Job Opportunities
Follow Near West Job Board Facebook Page for daily job postings.

Food Pantry Information
Tremont West staff put together this list of food access in Tremont, Duck Island and Irishtown Bend. Please email Dharma Valentin if you would like to see something changed or added.

Or dial 211
Pet food is available through the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Email or call (216) 255-5012 and leave a message.
2021 Cleveland Waste Pick-up Schedule
As a reminder, cans are not to be placed outside earlier than 12 pm the day before garbage pick-up and must be removed by 12 pm the day following garbage pick-up.