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Special Spaces of Cleveland Fundraiser

After we left Tri-C, we drove to the Spitzer Conference Center at Lorain Community College where we attended a fundraiser on behalf of behalf of another worthy non-profit: Special Spaces Cleveland, whose motto is “Changing Children’s Lives, One Bedroom at Time.” To be more specific, Special Spaces’ mission involves the creation of “dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening illnesses of cancer, heart conditions, brain tumors, and organ transplants. We believe

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Isaiah Award for Human Relations

On Tuesday, December 4th, our first event was the presentation of the 2018 Isaiah Award for Human Relations by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of Cleveland which took place at the Jerry Sue Thornton Center at Cuyahoga Community College. (see https://www.ajc.org/whoweare/) It was written in our program notes that “AJC Cleveland created the Isaiah Award for Human Relations to recognize the work of local non-profit organizations which showed significant initiative

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Norwegian Julefest

Later on Sunday, December 2nd, we attended the Ohio Norsemen Julefest held at the Perk-Cup Cafe and Grill on West Bagley Road in Berea.  We were really looking forward to being part of this year’s annual event because we had gone to the 2017 gathering and just loved it because it consisted of mostly old friends with common heritage getting together to enjoy a fine supper and share memories. Accordingly, the

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MWW Holiday Parties

On Saturday, December 1st, Margaret W. Wong and Associates, LLC had its annual Holiday Party at its offices on Chester Avenue which was attended by hundreds of people. This year, the attorneys and staff from our offices throughout the country flew in to take part in our holiday gathering and special get-togethers were arranged at the Pearl of the Orient in Rocky River on Friday, November 30th, and at the Pearl Asian Kitchen in

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Spaghetti Dinner for St. Herman’s

On Sunday, December 2nd, we started off at the 27th annual Spaghetti Dinner for St. Herman’s House of Hospitality, which took place in the church hall at St. Malachi Parish on Washington Avenue in Cleveland. On its website, St. Herman house is described as “an Orthodox Christian house of hospitality. We are a non-profit charitable organization committed to serving the homeless and needy poor of Ohio City and Inner City

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USCIS Publishes Proposed Rule Amending H-1B Filing Process

USCIS published a proposed rule today (12/03/2018) containing two separate proposed changes to the H-1B nonimmigrant worker program. First, the proposed rule would add an initial electronic registration requirement for cap-subject H-1B petitions. Second, the proposed rule would change the order in which USCIS selects beneficiaries under the H-1B cap and advanced degree exemptions. The deadline to submit comments regarding the proposed rule is 01/02/2019. Proposed Electronic Registration Requirement for

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Latino Business League

On Saturday evening, December 1st, we traveled to The Salvation Army on Market Avenue to attend the 2018 annual Gala of the Latino Business League, Inc. As our program notes read, the Latino Business League, Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Canton, Ohio, “committed to promoting the advancement and development of the Latino Community of Northeast Ohio, by identifying,  establishing and supporting small business opportunities as well as facilitating

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City Club with Reverend Tracey Lind

On Friday, November 30th, we went to the City Club of Cleveland for a very poignant and inspiring program in which the Very Reverend Tracey Lind, formerly the Dean of Trinity Cathedral for 17 years until her retirement in 2017, spojke with great honesty about being diagnosed with early stage frontotemporal dementia and how it has changed her life as well as that of her partner, Ms. Emily Ingalls. (For

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First Friday Club with Bishop Perez

On Thursday, November 29th, we attended the monthly First Friday Club of Cleveland luncheon which took place at the Westin Hotel instead of the City Club, its usual location, because it was the annual address by our beloved Bishop Nelson Perez and thus more space was needed. To no surprise, so many people turned out for this occasion that a large ballroom at the Westin was filled to capacity. We ourselves

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City Club Eviction Panel

On Wednesday, November 28th, our first event for the day was a trip to the City Club for lunch where we witnessed a panel discussion concerning “Combating Eviction: The Role of Right to Counsel in Housing.” As the City Club notes read, “earlier this year, the Northeast Ohio community came together through the One Community Reads program to read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in an American City by Matthew Desmond.

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