Frank Jackson - Career highlights 2006-2017

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 2006-2007

City's housing office a wreck Consultant blames lack of supervision; Jackson names chiefs

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - September 30, 2006

·         Author/Byline: Olivera Perkins, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: National

·         Page: A1

The Building and Housing Department is a wreck, says a consultant's report. It's a place where tens of thousands of violation notices have gone unresolved, falling into a bureaucratic black hole of inefficiency and disorganization.

 

Jackson's granddaughter arrested

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - April 11, 2006

·         Author/Byline: Olivera Perkins and Gabriel Baird, Plain Dealer Reporters

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B5

·         Readability: 6-8 grade level (Lexile: 1010)

Police arrested Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's granddaughter early Monday because she ignored an order by officers to step away from a cruiser, where she was talking to a man who had been arrested, a police report says.

 

Housing inspections plummet in Cleveland Council angry at drop; mayor to help seniors

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - September 16, 2006

·         Author/Byline: Olivera Perkins, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: National

·         Page: A1

The number of housing inspections and code violations has plummeted in Cleveland as the number of foreclosures and abandoned houses has soared.

 

New safety chief lives outside city Flask, ex-chief, exempt from residency rule

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - March 3, 2006

·         Author/Byline: Olivera Perkins, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Readability: 10-12 grade level (Lexile: 1160)

 

Cleveland: Poorest big city in the U.S., census shows

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - August 30, 2006

·         Author/Byline: Diane Suchetka and Barb Galbincea, Plain Dealer Reporters

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: National

·         Page: A1

·         Readability: 10-12 grade level (Lexile: 1170)

For the second time in three years, Cleveland has been named the poorest big city in America.

GOP convention here? It's possible

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - April 22, 2006

·         Author/Byline: Michael K. McIntyre, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Readability: 8-9 grade level (Lexile: 1090)

Cleveland, hardly a Republican stronghold, is taking a shot at landing the Republican National Convention in 2008. And the Republicans are interested.

 

Slow with the truth Cleveland's regional economic development man starts off by compounding an old embarrassment with a failed evasion

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - April 7, 2006

·         Author/Byline: THE PLAIN DEALER

·         Edition: FINAL

·         Section: OPINION

·         Page: B8

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1280)

Whatever Michael Montgomery, the native son tabbed by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to be his regional economic development chief, actually did on Aug. 19, 1999, is a lot less important than what he did not do a lot more recently - or what a search firm and the mayor's transition team also failed to do

 

CMHA deal stinks Too many questions surround the land purchase boondoggle; prosecutors - and a new director - may provide some answers

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - November 4, 2006

·         Author/Byline: The Plain Dealer

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Opinion

·         Page: B8

·         Readability: 6-8 grade level (Lexile: 1000)

George Phillips, the executive director of Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, just can't get his story straight.

 

Banking on secrecy Cleveland's squeamishness about making contracts public is based on faulty precedent and flimsy excuses

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - July 28, 2006

·         Author/Byline: The Plain Dealer

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Opinion

·         Page: B8

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1210)

The city of Cleveland is wrong to shield from public view its contracts with local banks that set lending targets in neighborhoods.

 

Where was Frank jackson in deal? Mayor says he doesn't recall plan to sell land in his council ward

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 13, 2007

·         Author/Byline: Sandra Livingston and Christopher Evans, Plain Dealer Reporters

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: National

·         Page: A1

·         Readability: 8-9 grade level (Lexile: 1080)

www.cleveland.com/deal

Read the questions Jackson and Jane Campbell didn't answer and previous stories.

Among the most persistent questions swirling around a controversial 2005 land sale in Cleveland's Forgotten Triangle is this: Where was Mayor Frank Jackson?

 

Just a memory lapse? Jackson owes Clevelanders a full, detailed accounting of how he, of all people, forgot about the Forgotten Triangle

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 16, 2007

·         Author/Byline: Plain Dealer

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Opinion

·         Page: B8

·         Readability: >12 grade level (Lexile: 1330)

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson needs to give a more thorough account of his role in the 2005 sale of a rehabilitated brownfield to the local housing authority - a deal Jackson said he opposed.

 

City Hall not answering public's call PD request for records unanswered

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - April 13, 2007

·         Author/Byline: Susan Vinella, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1280)

For months, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has failed to release public documents about city business, despite repeated requests from The Plain Dealer.

 

Cleveland mayor's brother under investigation in schools

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 2, 2007

Author/Byline: Joseph L. Wager, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B3

·         Readability: 7-9 grade level (Lexile: 1060)

Nick Jackson, a high-ranking Cleveland schools administrator and brother of the Cleveland mayor, is under investigation on charges filed by a female colleague, school officials said Thursday.

 

 

2008-2009

 

Jackson, 4 others flying to Paris Trip to promote city to cost over $14,000

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - May 14, 2008

·         Author/Byline: Henry J. Gomez & Gabriel Baird, Plain Dealer Reporters

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Correction: Mayor Frank Jackson, 4 others to fly to Paris

·         Readability: 9-12 grade level (Lexile: 1130)

Cleveland will pay more than $14,000 so five city officials can travel next week aboard Continental Airlines' first nonstop flight from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Paris

 

Jackson's nephew arrested in drug bust

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 9, 2008

·         Author/Byline: Mark Puente, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B3

·         Correction: Cleveland mayor's nephew arrested in drug bust

·         Readability: 8-9 grade level (Lexile: 1080)

Nicholas Martin, a nephew of Mayor Frank Jackson, was arrested Thursday night with about $2,000 worth of cocaine, police said.

 

Anatomy of a fumble: How Cleveland lost Eaton

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - October 5, 2008

·         Author/Byline: Brent Larkin, Plain Dealer Editorial Page Director

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Forum

·         Page: G1

·         Correction: How Cleveland fumbled away Eaton Corp. - Brent Larkin

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1250)

 

Housing cases don't make court City officials defend their approach

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - August 31, 2008

·         Author/Byline: Gabriel Baird and Henry J. Gomez, Plain Dealer Reporters

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Correction: Report: Cleveland prosecutors reject 25% of cases against property owners in 2008

·         Readability: 10-12 grade level (Lexile: 1180)

Cleveland prosecutors rejected a quarter of the cases that city building and housing inspectors prepared against property owners over the first five months of this year.

 

Murders up, overall crime down in 2007 Cleveland recorded most homicides in 13 years

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - January 2, 2008

·         Author/Byline: Mark Puente, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Readability: 6-8 grade level (Lexile: 1020)

Fueled by gangs, drugs and guns, Cleveland recorded more homicides in 2007 than it has in any year in more than a decade.

 

Jackson to ask council to OK monthly trash pickup fee

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - November 14, 2009

Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1290)

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will ask City Council members to approve a monthly fee for home garbage collection, one of several actions that he will take to replenish the city's draining coffers.

 

Jackson seeking a consultant to help save money

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 19, 2009

·         Author/Byline: Henry J. Gomez, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B2

·         Correction: Cleveland mayor wants consultant to find money-saving measures

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1250)

 

Two more building inspectors charged Cleveland workers accused of extortion

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - May 28, 2009

·         Author/Byline: Peter Krouse, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: National

·         Page: a1

·         Correction: Cleveland building inspectors James McCullough and Juan Alejandro charged with extortion

·         Readability: >12 grade level (Lexile: 1360)

COUNTY IN CRISIS

Two more Cleveland building inspectors were charged with extortion Wednesday as the FBI wrapped up one phase of its probe of corruption in Cuyahoga County.

 

Sowell-probe critics to rally at mayor's home

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - December 19, 2009

·         Author/Byline: John Caniglia, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B2

·         Readability: 10-12 grade level (Lexile: 1180)

A group critical of the city's handling of investigations into Anthony Sowell before he was suspected of being a serial killer will protest today at Mayor Frank Jackson's house on East 38th Street.

Imperial Women, a group formed after Sowell was accused of killing 11 women at his home on Imperial Avenue, has called for residents to picket at 2 p.m. The group has pushed Jackson to discipline or replace top administrators.

 

2010-2011

 

A narrow escape from Sunpu-Opto

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - May 30, 2010

·         Author/Byline: Brent Larkin, Special to The Plain Dealer

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Forum

·         Page: G1

Minutes before Monday night's weekly meeting, Mayor Frank Jackson called to his office a half-dozen members of City Council.

What he said flabbergasted them. Jackson was pulling the plug on a deal with a Chinese lighting manufacturer that had bitterly divided council and earned the mayor more criticism - by far - than any act in his four-plus years in office.

 

New group named to run 2014 Gay Games

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - October 19, 2010

·         Author/Byline: Mark Gillispie, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B2

·         Readability: >12 grade level (Lexile: 1320)

The Federation of Gay Games has signed an agreement with a new group to run the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland and Akron.

Cleveland Special Events Corp. replaces Cleveland Synergy Foundation, the organization that led Cleveland's successful bid for the 2014 games. Federation officials ousted Cleveland Synergy in July, accusing the group of failing to meet the terms of its licensing agreement.

 

LED deal prompts claims of conflict City Council members question businessman's ties to Chinese firm

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - May 20, 2010

·         Author/Byline: Mark Gillispie, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: National

·         Page: A1

·         Readability: >12 grade level (Lexile: 1420)

A New Jersey businessman who portrayed himself to Cleveland City Council as a friendly matchmaker in a deal between the city and a Chinese lighting company has emerged as a part owner of the firm's North American operations

 

Afford-A-Home scrutiny overdue

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 10, 2010

·         Author/Byline: The Plain Dealer

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Opinion

·         Page: A5

·         Correction: An overdue look into Cleveland's Afford-A-Home program: editorial

·         Readability: >12 grade level (Lexile: 1350)

Under the theory, perhaps, that the more eyes, the better, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has ordered a thorough internal review of Cleveland's Department of Community Development, home of a troubled mortgage assistance program.

 

 

Cleveland hires firm to plan power plant fueled by waste

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 12, 2010

Author/Byline: John Funk, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Business

·         Page: C1

·         Readability: 9-12 grade level (Lexile: 1150)

·         The city of Cleveland has signed a $1.5 million agreement with a New Jersey company to design a small power plant fueled by municipal waste.

 

Cleveland gets $6.8M to fix or demolish homes

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - September 10, 2010

·         Author/Byline: Mark Gillispie, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B2

Cleveland has been awarded $6.8 million to demolish or fix up homes in the latest round of federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding.

 

Cleveland suit over subprime loans rejected

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - July 28, 2010

·         Author/Byline: Mark Gillispie, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

 

Audit shows lax pay procedures at Cleveland Fire Department Sick time not noted; firefighters paid without working

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - November 19, 2011

·         Author/Byline: Thomas Ott, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: National

·         Page: A1

·         Readability: 10-12 grade level (Lexile: 1170)

Administrators at Cleveland's Fire Department run such a loose ship that some firefighters get paid without working and others manipulate schedules so they can commute from as far away as California, according to internal auditors

 

A new vision for Public Square Mayor Jackson wants to close off Superior and Ontario to create a central park as part of an effort to link varied venues with people-friendly urban streetscapes

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - October 30, 2011

·         Author/Byline: Steven Litt, Plain Dealer Architecture Critic

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: National

·         Page: A1

Most people would look at Public Square in downtown Cleveland and see a once-grand civic space with the shabby air of a neglected heirloom.

 

 

Sowell is on trial, and Cleveland, too

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - June 7, 2011

·         Author/Byline: Phillip Morris, Plain Dealer Columnist

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Readability: 8-12 grade level (Lexile: 1100)

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and his wife may be called to the witness stand at some point during the trail. This fascinating occurrence (Jackson has crafted a strong web of privacy around his family life) could happen, in part, because Sowell once dated and lived with Jackson's niece, a relationship that coincided with the slaying and burials of several women on Sowell's property.

 

Routes for clearing snow not updated After three winters, city still working at it

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - March 12, 2011

·         Author/Byline: Gabriel Baird, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: National

·         Page: A1

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1290)

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's administration boasted in November 2008 that computer-generated routes would help city snowplows clear streets faster.

 

CORRUPTION SCANDAL REACHES INTO CITY HALL Who: Sabra Pierce Scott, ex-councilwoman, mayoral campaign manager What: She's accused of accepting $2,000 bribe from businessman Next: She's believed to be cooperating in corruption investigation

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - September 30, 2011

·         Author/Byline: James F. McCarty, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: National

·         Page: A1

·         Correction: CORRUPTION SCANDAL REACHES INTO CITY HALL

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1280)

COUNTY IN CRISIS

The Cuyahoga County corruption investigation penetrated deep into Cleveland City Hall on Thursday, when federal prosecutors filed bribery charges against Sabra Pierce Scott, a former City Council majority leader and Mayor Frank Jackson's 2009 campaign manager.

 

 

2012-2013

 

Cleveland-owned buildings need $400 million in repairs City lacks money, workers to handle aging properties

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - January 29, 2012

·         Author/Byline: Thomas Ott, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Readability: 10-12 grade level (Lexile: 1170)

Cleveland's 192 municipal buildings require $400 million in repairs, and the city has neither the money nor the staff to handle the work.

 

Officials face complex questions in dealing with chase, aftermath For mayor, police chief, it's time to listen

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - December 9, 2012

·         Author/Byline: Mark Naymik, Plain Dealer Columnist

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1270)

More than 150 people packed a church basement on East 105th Street to hear more details about how and why a car chase ended with 13 police officers firing 137 shots at the unarmed black driver and his black passenger, both of whom died.

 

Proposal for trash-to-electricity plant risks going up in smoke Council members raising concerns about pollution

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 6, 2012

·         Author/Byline: Thomas Ott, Plain Dealer Reporter

·         Edition: Final

·         Section: Metro

·         Page: B1

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1300)

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has made a trash-to-electricity plant the centerpiece of his new strategy for garbage disposal, but he is having trouble selling the controversial idea to the City Council.

 

 

2014-2015

 

Was city getting its money’s worth? Consultant offered little recent advice

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 2, 2014

·         Author/Byline: Leila Atassi latassi [at] cleveland [dot] com Leila Atassi latassi [at] cleveland [dot] com

·         Section: A

·         Page: 001

·         Readability: >12 grade level (Lexile: 1600)

A consulting firm paid to brief Cleveland City Council on issues related to city-owned utilities didn’t report on a 2012 City Hall audit that identified a nearly million-dollar cost overrun on a contract with a plumber until after The Plain Dealer broke the news.

 

Mystery advisers collect $360K Specifics scarce on Cobalt Group’s work

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - April 25, 2014

·         Author/Byline: Leila Atassi latassi [at] cleveland [dot] com Leila Atassi latassi [at] cleveland [dot] com

·         Section: A

·         Page: 001

Cleveland City Council paid more than $360,000 over the last six years to a consulting firm for duties that remain unclear to some council members and that two council leaders refuse to discuss.

 

2016-2017

 

Jackson proposes raising city income tax

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 2, 2016

·         Author/Byline: Leila Atassi latassi [at] cleveland [dot] com

·         Section: A

·         Page: 001

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson wants city voters to increase the municipal income tax from 2 percent to 2.5 percent — a move that, he says, would plug a multimillion-dollar shortfall in the city’s budget next year, dramatically improve services to the public and help fund the implementation of a federal consent decree on police use of force.

 

Jackson apologizes; city will write off Tamir bill

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 12, 2016

·         Author/Byline: Ryllie Danylko rdanylko [at] cleveland [dot] com

·         Section: A

·         Page: 012

·         Readability: >12 grade level (Lexile: 1590)

The city of Cleveland withdrew a claim that Tamir Rice’s estate owed it money for driving the 12-year-old boy to the hospital and providing first aid after a city police officer shot him.

 

Cleveland still has evidence on thousands of rapes

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - April 10, 2016

·         Author/Byline: Rachel Dissell rdissell [at] plaind [dot] com

·         Section: News

·         Page: A10

·         Readability: >12 grade level (Lexile: 1600)

Cleveland police have thousands more rape kits to test.

 

Pimping’ remark was unworthy of mayor, and those he serves

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - May 21, 2017

·         Section: News

·         Page: E2

·         Readability: 9-12 grade level (Lexile: 1130)

Mayor Frank Jackson surely knows he erred in saying that City Councilman Zack Reed, a mayoral opponent, was “pimping the situation” in opposing a dirt-bike track that Jackson champions.

 

 

 

Cleveland - Department is understaffed and under fire

New city health chief faces a big challenge

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - June 17, 2016

Author/Byline: Brie Zeltner bzeltner [at] plaind [dot] com

·         Section: News

·         Page: A8

·         Readability: >12 grade level (Lexile: 1500)

 

High-end fundraiser for Jackson draws heat

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - June 30, 2017

·         Author/Byline: Mark Naymik

·         Section: News

·         Page: E1

·         Readability: 11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1220)

Businessman Umberto Fedeli hosted a high-dollar fundraiser Wednesday at his Gates Mills home for Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

 

 

Mayor’s grandson charged with carrying concealed gun

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - June 13, 2017Browse Issues

·         Author/Byline: Adam Ferrise aferrise [at] cleveland [dot] com

·         Section: News

·         Page: A4

·         Readability: 10-12 grade level (Lexile: 1160)

Frank Q. Jackson Jr., the 20-year-old grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, was charged on Monday with illegally possessing a gun.

 

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