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BPDC is hiring – afterschool tutor needed

BPDC is hiring a part time After School Assistant for its P4SS afterschool program at Artemus Ward.  This program, developed by the Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association, in concert with BPDC and CMSD’s Artemus Ward Elementary School especially service middle school age students, grades 6-8. Here is the posting: After School Program Assistant Assistant BPDC […]

Pop-up Farmer’s Market off W. 130th

by Rachel Napolitano Andrew Needham has announced that his family farm on 12021 Kirton Avenue called Needham Gardens is going to start to have “pop-up” farmers market event on-site, off of W. 130th St on the third Friday of the month from 4pm-7pm. The garden’s motto is: “Building an Urban Food Forest.” In addition to […]

Al & B’s Barbecue expands service

article by Rachel Napolitano Summertime means ribs for many people and Al & B’s Barbecue is now open 7 days a week, just in time. Al has been running the place alone five days a week and brings 30 years of experience making ribs. He started when he was young with hands-on experience and by […]

A1 Xpressions hits the mark

by Melissa Miller This past March, A1 Xpressions celebrated its first anniversary at its location at 14059 Lorain Avenue and owner Ashley Arnold could not be happier about being a part of the neighborhood. A1 Xpressions is a full service beauty salon and barbershop that serves men, women and children. In addition to normal haircuts […]

Intern hosts needed

JMCBL to place 30 seniors as interns (as printed in Summer edition of “Family Matters in West Park”) by Ian Heisey Starting in the fall of 2017, the John Marshall High School of Civic and Business Leadership will be connecting students to area businesses for an internship program for qualified seniors. Students will not be […]

Federal funds keep BPDC humming and are currently under threat

From A word with Executive Director Bryan Gillooly in the Summer Community Post: In this first year of a new United States Presidency, the budget for community development work throughout Cleveland is seriously threatened. The President’s first recommended budget makes drastic reductions throughout the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including complete elimination of […]

Browns gifting Marshall a field

by Ian Heisey and Rachel Napolitano The Cleveland Browns are “taking the field” in West Park, not to play a game, but so that the Cleveland Browns can replace the last two of five Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) fields with synthetic fields. In 2016, they promised to do fivc school fields in two years […]

We’re hiring for the summer

Please encourage excellent teammates to apply to join our team at BPDC! IMMEDIATE SEASONAL POSITION AVAILABLE   Riverside Park Summer Day Camp Program Assistant   The Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation (BPDC), in tandem with Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), is seeking an experienced educator/youth development professional for the position of Summer Program Assistant.  The program […]

Seeking applicants for leadership

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP) seeks 2017 applicants submitted by Sandra Kluk of NLDP In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership training program for engaged neighborhood leaders.  The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 16 session community engagement training program for residents of […]

$12 million invested in Sheraton & The Hub Bar & Grill

by Melissa Miller, neighborhood planning coordinator at BPDC The brand new Four Points by Sheraton Cleveland Airport hotel celebrated their grand opening on January 18th. The new hotel is located at 4181 West 150th Street in what was formerly the Holiday Inn Cleveland Airport. This is the first Four Points by Sheraton to open in […]