As a genealogist, I am searching for connections to my family tree as we had family in the 1900s in Cleveland. There was a Joseph Herskovitz, or closely related spelling, and name changed to Hersh. He had a brother, Jacob, my great-grandfather who left Cleveland and lived in Fremont before D…

During my tenure as the Beachwood High School PTO president, I had the privilege of working with Justin Berns, who was president of the elementary PTO at that time. He accepted the role out of extreme need and necessity, as there were so many volunteer responsibilities, activities, programs …

I have known Beachwood City Councilman Justin Berns for many years, and know him to be fair, just and thoughtful. I know that he would not harass women, or for that matter, anyone with whom he works or with whom he is in contact. I have observed Berns demonstrate great respect and fairness t…

I am a pediatric palliative care physician, father of two and resident of Beachwood. I have been concerned to see one candidate for school board is a retired physician who testified in support of House Bill 248. I saw Dr. Miriam Weiss’ letter (“Candidate wants open dialogue,” Oct. 8) asking …

I support Kahlil Seren for mayor of Cleveland Heights on the merits. He is qualified, intelligent and committed. He’s been endorsed by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, State Rep. Janine Boyd, the Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com, and multiple unions, groups and Party institutions.

As 35-year residents of Beachwood, we urge our neighbors in the strongest possible terms to vote for Mayor Martin Horwitz. Our trust in his leadership goes back to his 16 years as a school board member, when our children benefited from his quality initiatives and careful management. As a for…

As longtime Beachwood residents who have known Mayor Martin Horwitz for years, we are thrilled with the changes we have seen under his leadership. In four short years, he has launched a slew of new projects that are improving our community.

Did you know that the Shaker Heights Municipal Court has the lowest Google rating of the 12 municipal courts in Cuyahoga County? It also has had the same sitting judge for the past 27 years. It is time for a change.

I am disheartened to see that our friends and neighbors have resorted to negative personal attacks in regards to the Beachwood School Board campaign that are secondary to the actual discussion about how to make our schools better. Labels are not only damaging, but prevent effective dialogue.

I’m troubled by the tone of city councilman Justin Berns’ campaign for mayor of Beachwood. When Berns came to my door, I told him that my husband and I are strong supporters of Mayor Martin Horwitz. His surprising response to me was, “But, I am 51!” That’s it. He did not share anything more …

In the Sept. 24 issue of the Cleveland Jewish News, there were two letters to the editor regarding personal endorsements of school board candidates for Beachwood schools. To my knowledge, there have been social media posts circulating that only serve to disparage those that are not being end…

When my husband and I decided to move with our three young children back to the Cleveland area from Miami after 20 years away, we wanted to live in a community that was diverse, had excellent schools and green spaces, and outstanding city services. After experiencing hurricane evacuations an…

In 1939, the MS St. Louis found Emma Lazarus’ “Golden Door” shut and 907 Jews were returned to Europe and their sad fate. Now, Haitian refugees fleeing violence, political and social unrest, and the damages wrought by hurricanes and earthquakes are herded like cattle by racism-spewing Border…

I generally agree with Dr. Eric Shapiro’s letter, “COVID-19 ignorance abounds” (Sept. 24). However, I unfortunately must take issue with his contention that “no civilized society has considered choices that endanger the lives of others matters of personal freedom.”

Many springtimes ago, I was secretary of Beachwood Elementary PTO, and we had a big problem. We needed a president to oversee a number of mundane yet essential tasks: coordinate room moms so every Beachwood child’s birthday could be celebrated; collect fees for class parties and field days; …