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February 26, 2024

Cleveland Hoping New Tool Will Address City's Surplus of Vacant Lots

CLEVELAND — City leaders and neighbors alike acknowledge that Cleveland faces an issue with vacant lots. With more than 18,000 residential parcels in its Land Bank inventory, the city is second in the country for vacant land.

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December 13, 2023

Food Justice in Cleveland: Nourishing and Harvesting Equality 11.29.2023

Food insecurity has skyrocketed in the United States, and hunger has worsened among households in 2022--with one in 8 households struggling with hunger. Rising inflation and spikes in cost of living means more families are left unable to afford basic necessities such as food.

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November 6, 2023

Still in the City's "Keepin' It Real"

"Keepin' It Real" shares the interesting and sometimes infuriating histories of Garden Valley, Slavic Village, and the iconic Sidaway Bridgeway.

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September 26, 2022

Meet Shirley Bell-Wheeler

We recently connected with Shirley Bell-Wheeler and have shared our conversation below. Shirley, appreciate you joining us today. Are you happier as a business owner? Do you sometimes think about what it would be like to just have a regular job?

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March 17, 2022

Hidden Gems: Meet Shirley Bell of Elements of Internal Movement Non Profit & Royal Priesthood Lifestyle Brand

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shirley Bell. Hi Shirley, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story? I am a Cleveland State University graduate. My undergrad is early childhood education and my Master’s is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

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June 23, 2021

Bringing Back Trees To 'Forest City's' Redlined Areas Helps Residents And The Climate

On the corner of East 123rd Street and Imperial Avenue, in Cleveland, Shirley Bell-Wheeler watches over a community garden with freshly planted raspberries, purple asparagus and a little apple tree.

January 21, 2020

“Neighbor Up Spotlight” tells the stories of unsung heroes in Cleveland

“Neighbor Up Spotlight” is a podcast telling the stories of unsung heroes in Cleveland. Created, hosted and produced by Cleveland resident and Neighbor Up member Carol Malone, the podcast focuses on members of Neighbor Up.

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