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East Cleveland senior citizens are wondering where they’ll turn for transportation, a hot meal, and place they can call their own.

The Helen S. Brown Senior Citizens Center on Euclid Avenue closed its doors for good on Dec. 30, due to deep city budget issues.

East Cleveland city leaders say the city is facing bankruptcy and a $5 million shortfall, and tough choices had to be made.

Tough choices for senior citizens like Theresa Taylor, who relied on senior center services nearly everyday.

“Why am I paying taxes and you can’t take care of what I’m doing,” said Taylor. “Open this center for me, this is all we ask.”

Transportation for the handicapped and hot meals for seniors who can’t leave their homes is also being cut.

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