Now Hiring: Police Officers
Dateline: September 28, 2015 - The Shaker Heights Police Department offers rewarding opportunities for those interested in building a career as a police officer. Interested? Applications will be available October 14.
Deer Task Force Seeks Input from Residents on Local Deer
Dateline: September 28, 2015 – Mayor Earl Leiken’s Deer Task Force encourages residents to share their observations of and damage from the local deer population through two online tools: a Deer Survey and a Deer Incident/Damage Report. The survey will enable the Deer Task Force to collect data on how frequently residents see deer in their neighborhoods, what concerns residents have regarding deer, and whether deer have damaged property and/or landscaping. Residents whose property has been damaged may complete the incident report to share photos and detail the extent of any damage.
Shaker Broadband Study Begins
Dateline: September 21, 2015 - City officials recently approved a three-month contract with the firm Design Nine, Inc. to conduct a broadband needs assessment. The study will map Shaker’s existing public and private fiber assets, evaluate broadband affordability in Shaker, and identify whether the City should have a role in ensuring affordable broadband access to residents and businesses in the future. Read more.
Shaker Schools Facilities Survey Underway
Community Meetings Scheduled for October 12
Dateline: September 28, 2015 - The Shaker Heights City School District is surveying residents about the adequacy, maintenance, and care of the District’s buildings and grounds. The community survey will be conducted through October 9. All residents are encouraged to participate in the online survey, available here, on the school district’s website, and sent to residents via email. Residents can access a computer to take the survey at Shaker Heights Public Library locations. In addition to the online survey, Shaker Heights High School students will conduct the survey at selected locations throughout the community. The results of the survey will be discussed on October 12 at two community meetings, 4-6pm and 7-9 pm, in the Shaker Heights Middle School auditorium. The City and the District look forward to resident participation in this important community discussion of how we can best meet the needs of our students in the 21st century.
Town Hall Forum on September 16
Dateline: August 28, 2015 - The Shaker Heights Climate Change Task Force presents Building a Resilient City, a Town Hall Forum from 7-9 pm on Wednesday, September 16, at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road.
Change in Traffic Pattern on Woodbury Road Effective August 24
Dateline: August 13, 2015 - Effective August 24, 2015, the traffic pattern on Woodbury Road will change to a northbound, one-way direction during the hours of 8-9:30 am and 2:30-4 pm, Monday-Friday, during the school year.
Crowdfunding Campaign Launches to Raise Funds for Public Art Project in Shaker Heights
Pocket Park Art will celebrate the 2016 Centennial of the Shaker Heights Fire Department
Dateline: August 3, 2015 - A group of community volunteers have launched Pocket Park Art in Shaker Heights, a crowd-funding campaign to raise $16,000 for a public art sculpture or mural that will celebrate the Centennial of the Shaker Heights Fire Department and the 10-year anniversary of the Fire House located at 17000 Chagrin Blvd. The City will help facilitate the project, which will be located in the pocket park just west of the Fire House. Money raised by the campaign will cover the cost of materials, design and construction, and a community celebration. The project will incorporate historical elements from the past century of firefighting and will be installed by summer 2016, the year of the Centennial.
Entrepreneurs Compete for $20,000 in Shaker Heights Win-Win Business Challenge
Local business competition enables expanding small businesses to fill available space in Chagrin-Lee area
Dateline: July 27, 2015 - Local entrepreneurs seeking storefront space can apply now to compete in the Win-Win Business Challenge, a small business education program and grant competition that will help drive development in the Chagrin-Lee area of Shaker Heights. A total of $20,000 in grant funding – a combined $10,000 from the City of Shaker Heights and $10,000 from Huntington Bank – will be awarded to the winner(s) for purchases and capital improvements to an office or retail space in the Chagrin-Lee area.
RTA Rail Crossing Reconstruction at South Park/Shaker Boulevard Begins Friday, July 24
Traffic on South Park across Shaker prohibited during 15-day project
Dateline: July 13, 2015 - Traffic on South Park Boulevard across Shaker Boulevard will be prohibited Friday, July 24, through Friday, August 7, for reconstruction of the intersection’s Green Line rail crossing. The project is part of the RTA’s continuing improvements to Rapid rail crossings in Shaker Heights.
First Probable Case of West Nile Virus in 2015 Reported in Lakewood
Dateline: July 29, 2015 - A nearby West Nile Virus case serves as a reminder that this is peak season for exposure. Read about precautions you can take to lower your risk.
Road Closure: Shaker Boulevard Eastbound
Dateline: June 25, 2015 - Shaker Boulevard eastbound between Warrensvile Center and Belvoir will close Friday, June 26 at 9 am for the Arts and Music Festival taking place this weekend.
The road will reopen Sunday, June 28 at 10 pm.
The event and the road closure will take place rain or shine.
Shaker Life wins APEX 2015 Grand Award
Dateline: June 16, 2015 - Shaker Life, a quarterly publication of the City of Shaker Heights, has been awarded the APEX 2015 Grand Award in Design and Illustration for the feature “Living (in) History,” which appeared in the magazine’s Winter 2014 issue.
Beer Garden Popping Up this Summer in the Van Aken District
First event Friday, July 3, 6-10 pm
Dateline: June 15, 2015 - Savor the summer and get a taste of the new Van Aken District at the Van Aken Beer Garden popping up on alternate Fridays this summer in Shaker Heights.
Beginning Friday, July 3 and continuing every other Friday through September 11, from 6-10 pm, 8,000 square feet of the parking lot at Van Aken Center becomes a lively beer garden.
The Van Aken District
New plans have been unveiled providing a detailed vision of RMS Investment's proposed Van Aken center project. See the details.