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Fundraiser for Francine Goldberg

On the evening of Wednesday, August 20th, we attended another fundraiser for our good friend, Francine Goldberg who is running for Domestic Relations Judge in Cuyahoga County. Tonight the fundraiser was held at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights and at least 50 people attended this special occasion because Ms. Goldberg celebrated her 50th birthday at this […]


Gay Games Reflections

Well, we have had a few days to come down from Gay Games 9 and “come down” is an appropriate phrase to use because, as far as we are concerned, it was an out-of-this-world event and we know a lot of people who felt the same way. We spoke to quite a few athletes, many […]


Immigration Activists Apply for Deferred Action

Earlier today, 11 undocumented immigrant activists applied for Deferred Action and pleaded President Obama to halt deportations for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and founder of the organization Define American, was among those applying for Deferred Action. Last month Vargas was detained […]


Golf Outing in Columbia Station

On Monday, August 18th, the Olmsted Chamber of Commerce held their 11th Annual Golf Outing at the Columbia Hills Country Club on East River Road in Columbia Station. We were invited because we are members of the North Coast Chamber of Commerce which collaborated with the Olmsted Chamber on the event. Unfortunately, we didn’t believe […]


Ranking America’s Top Young Adult Labor Forces: A Rust Belt Rising?

Cleveland is in the midst of an economic and cultural revival, however we are not quite at the stage of development as Boston, or even Pittsburgh. However, there is hope: immigrants. According to a new study by the Cleveland State University College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland ranks among the top 10 cities in the country […]


67th Annual India Independence Day

On Sunday, August 17th, we attended the 67th Annual India Independence Day celebration presented by FICA (Federation of India Community Associations of NE Ohio) that took place in both the India Cultural Garden and at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse in Cleveland. We started off at 11am at the Gandhi Statue where there was a flag […]


Volunteering at GG9

On Friday, August 15th, we spent much of our last day volunteering for Gay Games 9 in the Volunteer Hospitality Room in Tower City just as we did on Thursday. We left Tower City about 3:30pm and headed over to Festival Village to help out at the Stonewall Democratic Club Booth. Once again we enjoyed […]


Volunteering at the Gay Games

On Thursday, August 14th, we assisted Gay Games 9 by volunteering at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Cleveland under the supervision of Mr. Lonnie Burghardt who was trying, and succeeding admirably, to make sure that all of the events taking place in the hotel had the necessary number of volunteers and that the volunteers were […]


Obama Administration Should Not “Fast-Track” Deportations

The recent crisis along the southern border with Mexico has prompted much debate in Washington and around the country. Seeing as President Obama was already walking a thin line on the immigration debate, his response to the crisis has received criticism from all sides. On the right, critics claim that the President’s “lax” border enforcement […]


Participation in E-Verify may lead to I-9 Fines

Douglass A. Hass of the firm Franczek Radelet PC has reported  in a blog post that the “Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration RElated Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has announced a number of settlements under the general heading of ‘document abuse’ or ‘citizenship discrimination’”. Hass points out that these settlements come from varied companies […]



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