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In the June 2019 incident, Jones tried to pull forward to escape since he was blocked in by a
police car. Rogers later said that Jones ran over his foot. Rogers fired two shots into the car
window. Jones pulled away and a chase ensued. Jones sideswiped two cars when exiting the
Beachwood Place parking lot. Beachwood Police continued to chase Jones north to Richmond
Heights before he fled the car and escaped on foot.

…and it Ended in Flames

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2021

On June 27, 2019, Beachwood patrol officer Blake Rogers shot at a 20-year-old Jaquan Jones, who was suspected of stealing a $59 hat fromDillards at the Beachwood Mall. At the time of the shooting, Jones...

There are lots of other important things that are happening in our community right now. Flooding… security concerns about Beachwood place… it’s budget season… It’s about moving the community forward. I really wish that we could get past this. In the end, we all lose by arguing. We need to be serving the community, not messing around like this, Council Member Alec Isaacson said.

Conflict on Council

Tal Rothberg, News Editor December 20, 2020

A two-year-old confrontation between an off-duty Beachwood police officer and a high school student has ricocheted into censure and criminal charges against a city council member, a separate suit against...

It’s incumbent to review what happened and decide what we could have improved upon and what we did well,” Beachwood City Council President James Pasch said.

It All Started With a Hat

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2020

Marc Wilson, an African American Beachwood resident and owner of the spa Everything By Face,  sat at home after an unremarkable day. He scrolled through his phone when he came upon a post from Cleveland...

A photo of Mayor Horwitz, who assumed office in January 2018.

Mayor Horwitz Investigated for Workplace Harassment

Tal Rothberg, News Editor November 27, 2019

Beachwood City Council held a public meeting with special counsel on Oct. 30 to discuss an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment by Mayor Martin Horwitz. After a dramatic airing of...

A photo of Mayor Horwitz, who assumed office in January 2018.

Martin Horwitz Sworn in as Beachwood Mayor

Prerna Mukherjee, News Editor January 23, 2018

Martin Horwitz was sworn in on Jan. 8, making him Beachwood’s 17th mayor. Horwitz won by a close margin of 33 votes against incumbent Merle Gorden and outgoing School Board President Mitchel Luxenburg. “It’s...

Beachwood voters will choose between the incumbent Mayor, School Board President or City Council President. Photos by Nakita Reidenbach and Amelia Port

City Leaders Face Off in Mayoral Race

Jinle Zhu, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2017

Along with 72 other municipalities in the Cleveland area, the City of Beachwood will hold mayoral elections on Nov. 7. The three candidates are current Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden, City Council President...

Photo by Max Alter

No Left No More

Max Alter, Online Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2017

The Beachwood City Council passed a motion on Sept. 5th amending the City’s charter to enable northbound traffic from Richmond Road to turn left into the BHS parking lot. The motion, penned by Councilman...

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Beachwood Community Affected by Trump’s Travel Ban

Alex Cala, Opinion Editor February 24, 2017

President Trump’s executive order on Muslim immigration might have felt like something happening far from the Beachwood community, but it did impact some residents. In an e-mail sent out to students,...

The Beachwood City Council meeting on Dec. 15, 2014.

City Council Moves to Reform Mayoral Benefits

Naomi Grant, Arts & Life Editor April 29, 2015

On Monday, April 20 the Beachwood City Council voted 6-0 to pass a  new ordinance that will not allow any mayor to pocket gratuities from officiating weddings or to cash in unused vacation days. In...

Beachwood voters cast their ballots on Feb. 3. Photo by Cathy Perloff.

City Needs Change, But Term Limits Are Not the Answer

The Beachcomber Staff February 26, 2015

On Feb. 3, the proposed amendment for term limits in Beachwood was defeated. The narrow margin -- 48.1% in favor to 51.9% against -- was somewhat surprising. Given the fact that the election was in...

Beachwood voters cast their ballots on Feb. 3. Photo by Cathy Perloff.

Beachwood Voters Narrowly Defeat Term Limit Amendment

Cathy Perloff, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2015

No one said it would be easy. The campaign to enact a term limit charter amendment in the City of Beachwood began in the summer of 2014 and ended with a special election on Feb. 3. The movement could...

The Beachwood City Council meeting on Dec. 15, 2014.

Minorities Underrepresented in City Government

Dalia Zullig, Online Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2014

After a number of highly-publicized police shootings in recent months, many have begun to question the accountability of local governments to their African-American residents. According to State Senator...

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