Can Merging With Cleveland Save This Forgotten City?
East Cleveland's debt and low revenue could prompt a merger with its thriving neighbor city.By Melissa Prax | July 26, 2016
"If you go down my street, it's like house, abandoned house, house, abandoned house — it's terrible," an East Cleveland resident said.
Just outside of a newly thriving Cleveland lies East Cleveland, nearly forgotten in the post-manufacturing era.
It faces many of the same problems seen throughout the Rust Belt — increased poverty as jobs and residents continue to leave.