Monday, October 20, 2014

Leave Public Square Alone

This is Satinder P.S. Puri, a retired engineer who is protesting a planned $30-million makeover of Cleveland's Public Square.

Puri, who previously went on a hunger strike to protest the demolition of the historic John Marshall High School on Cleveland's west side, says the rerouting of traffic will cause significant delays, blocking of intersections, long lines, increased travel time for 18 bus routes and more than $1 million additional transit system operating costs. (John Marshall was demolished despite his efforts. A new John Marshall school is being erected in its place.)

The plan to close Ontario Street and narrow Superior Avenue to create more "green space" will also fundamentally change the "public" character of Public Square.

It's a lonely fight. Most people walk by apathetically. But he is committed. Fight on, Mr. Puri!


 (Photos: Top, Pamela Zoslov; Above, Mark Satola)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

This I Must Do

School's Out

 Summer vacation in Cleveland, Ohio.

Adventures in Film

#1, #3 and #6, Shaker Square Farmers Market. #2 and #4, Lorain Avenue. Above, mural detail from Bethesda Missionary Church, East 131st St.

Canon Rebel film camera, expired Portra color film.

Shaker Arts and Music Festival 2014

Larchmere Porchfest 2014

A fantastic time was had by all at the annual music festival in our neighborhood.

Payne Avenue