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brooklyn needy welcome at mary queen of peace for free easter dinner. 

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All faiths food pantry

Free Produce!  Fresh fruit and vegetable distribution for low-income residents of the City of Broolyn, and the cleveland neighborhoods of Old Brooklyn and Brooklyn Centre!  Click here for information and guidelines. 


Brooklyn Community bike rodeo and touch a truck event

Saturday, May 10th from 9:00-11:00am
Ridge Park Square - No Charge for pre-K-grade 9
Also, during that time, there will be a Touch a Truck event!
Remember to have your child wear their bicycle helmet!  Need one?  The Brooklyn Police Department has a limited number available at cost.  Please stop in to see. 
Click here for further info.

the composting program is now in effect!


Residents are required to place their yard waste on their tree lawn opposite their regular rubbish on their normal collection day. Yard waste consists of grass clippings, bushes, leaves and branches. Residents will be required to place their grass clippings in open containers or biodegradable bags. DO NOT put loose grass clippings on the tree lawn. They must be contained or bagged. Yard waste cannot be mixed with the regular rubbish. The weight limit on the cans of grass will be 50 pounds. If it is raining on your collection day, please place a lid on your can to help keep the weight to a minimum.

We will not accept any yard waste that is placed in a plastic garbage bag. Plastic bags filled with yard waste will be left on the tree lawn.

Branches can be put out with the grass clippings on your collection day. Branches must be cut into 4 foot lengths, bundled and limited to one foot in diameter.

Yard waste will be picked up between the months of April to December. The yard waste will be processed and made into compost. Residents will be able to pick up the finished product beginning in May.

Annual fire hydrant maintenance and flushing

The Brooklyn Fire Department's flushing program will begin this year on May 7th.  The flushing will continue until all hydrants have been flushed and preventative maintenance performed.  Signs will be posted at the end of streets (where flushing will take place at least one day (24 hours) prior to the flushing in your area.  If you notice rusty water, please run your cold water until the discoloration clears.  If you have any questions you may contact the Fire Department, during normal business hours, at 216-749-1212. 

brooklyn historical society

The Brooklyn Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 30th at the museum, 4442 Ridge Road at 7:00pm - All are Welcome!  Emilie Illson will give an entertaining and educational program on the history of antique buttons.  Her talk features museum quality artifacts and buttons from the 1840's to the 1940's.   Her museum quality bracelets will also be available for sale.  For information call Barb at 216-941-0160. 

Good Shepherd - community meal

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 8235 Memphis Avenue
Last Tuesday of each month - doors open at 5:30pm and dinner is served at 6:00pm.  All are welcome. 

cuyahoga county office of emergency management

They have developed and published an updated At-A-Glance Preparedness Respurce Fact Sheet.  Click here to read the articles and stay informed! 


Ohio Emergency management agency

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) has announced a funding opportunity available through the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program.  The Program provides eligible homeowners a rebate of up to 75% of the cost to install or construct a safe room -up to a maximum rebate of $5,250.  A safe room is an extreme-wind shelter or space that provides protection to people during a tornado.  A safe room can be built in one of several places inside the home:  in the basement, beneath a concrete foundation or garage, or in an interior room on the first floor.  A safe room can also be buried in the yard near the home or installed above ground.  Funding for the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program is made available through FEMA's Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program and the State of Ohio.  Click here for further information.

cuyahoga county board of health

Controlling Mosquitoes in your yard and Neighborhood.  Mosquitoes can breed in many places around your yard including areas of standing water, unused tires, kiddie pools, and clogged gutters.  Eliminating standing water will help reduce the population of biting adult mosquitoes and allow you to better enjoy the outdoors this summer. 

May 6, 2014 primary election information

Voter Guide

May 6, 2014 Primary Election Dates and Deadlines 

cuyahoga soil and water conservation district providing scholarships for forestry camp

The Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is looking for five (5) high school students, with an avid interest in the natural sciences, especially earth science, biology, botany, and enviornmental studies, who would like to spend a week at the fun and educational Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp from June 8-13, 2014.  Click here to read more!


cuyahoga county board of elections


Are you looking for an opportunity to serve your community while meeting people who live in the neighborhood?  You can do both and get paid for it!  The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is currently seeking the best, most reliable Election Day workforce to help administer a fair, transparent and smooth election. Poll workers earn $172.10 for their service, which includes; successfully completing a poll worker training class, attending a meeting the night before the election, and working Election Day from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:30 p.m. Each of the County’s 1,047 precincts must have Democrat and Republican Poll Workers to ensure political balance is maintained during the voting process.In addition, Republican Poll Workers are always needed, especially in Cleveland and the inner ring suburbs.  Many of our locations also need Bilingual Poll Workers, especially Spanish speakers, to aid voters with Limited English Proficiency. Applications are available online, at municipal buildings and in all public libra ries throughout the County.  Poll workers must be at least 17 years of age and registered to vote in Cuyahoga County.  State law does not allow convicted felons to serve as poll workers. Applicants may apply on-line at or call the Poll Worker Department at 216-443-3277.



smoke detectors

The Brooklyn Fire Department has a small amount of donated smoke detectors to give to our residents.  The resident must be the homeowner and show their drivers license.  Interested parties should stop by the fire station at 8400 Memphis Avenue while supplies last.