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Should Cleveland and East Cleveland Merge?

Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Should Cleveland and East Cleveland Merge? Should East Cleveland become a neighborhood of Cleveland instead of its neighbor? Some say a merger would benefit both cities. They say it would move Cleveland closer to University Circle and add to its population while possibly solving East Cleveland's money woes. A merger would require a majority of voters from both cities. But many East Clevelanders and Clevelanders say no, thanks.

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Community/Human Interest, Government/Politics

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Nathaniel Martin, Councilman at Large in East Cleveland

Jeff Johnson, Cleveland City Council Member

Norm Krumholz, Professor at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University

Chris Ronayne, University Circle Inc

Stan Soble, Owner of Nela Florist in East Cleveland

Patricia Blochowiak, Member, East Cleveland City School District Board of Education, Board member of Windermere Renaissance, an East Cleveland nonprofit

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