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Stop Cuyahoga County Council from approving new CCLB structure

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/13/2019 - 09:38.


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Nashville versus Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/05/2019 - 14:10.

By now, most people realize that Nashville beat out Cleveland and Pittsburgh for the Amazon HQ2.

Why and how will be analyzed in depth.  Digital inclusion needs to be part of that discussion.  Unfortunately, in typical CLE-CUY fashion-- the focus and distribution of funds needed to change the equation is being directed through the Cleveland Foundation and through a dysfuctional community development service model at the municipal and county level--ALL dependent on FEDERAL MONIES.

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The Once and Future Mayor

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:19.


The world's richest man, the first billionaire, lived in East Cleveland at what is now Forest Hill Park on over 700 acresof land. Euclid Avenue was "Millionaire's Row" and the 2nd wealthiest street in the nation behind Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York. When I attended shopping center conventions to introduce developers to the city my pitch was that he left us with everything.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:02.

Kevin Kelley, Ken Johnson, Anthony Brancatelli, Joe Cimperman, Frank Jackson ....Their behavior as elected officials all LOOKS bad.  It doesn't help to have two journalists arguing with each other about presenting the news.   There is a dust up on FB between Eric Brewer and Sam Allard:


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GREED threatens Red Line Greenway potential

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:31.


Red Line Greenway

Why the Potential Sale of Land threatens the Greenway

November 2018

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Cuyahoga County Land Bank Deals for ??

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 10/13/2018 - 07:13.


 Readers of REALNEO send me information  - here's a suspicious transfer involving the CCLB and Slavic Village Development Corporation - The Galats now have the house at 6811 Fleet Ave listed for sale at $74,900.  They have "owned" the house for a little more than a year- have they paid any taxes on this property?:



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Men Behaving Badly

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:32.

 Jeff Buster
(Photo credit: Jeff Buster)

Now that the entire country has survived weeks of painful, dredged up memories from two former high school students - one who will now decide the fate of Supreme Court cases - do we need to do a complete accounting for all of the sitting public office holders and legislators?  Afterall, it's just the right thing.

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Cleveland and Paris - Cultural Meccas

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 08/26/2018 - 07:55.


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Public Records Requests at City of Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 08/25/2018 - 08:04.

 RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of July 26, 2018, Reference #C001198-072618.

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If someone dies - blame Tony Brancatelli

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:10.


To:Anthony Brancatelli

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Greater Cleveland Partnership Metrohealth and El Mercado program secrets along W. 25

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 16:34.

GCP Support of State Capital Bill Projects

This is the list of projects submitted as "wishlist" for state monies-El Mercado is a not a priority and should never have made the capital budget bill.  The secrets deals on West 25th need to be exposed for who the real players are along this "Scenic By-way."


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The Question of the Day

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:54.


Community Development Block Grant Funding cycle June 2018-May 2019

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:18.


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Metrohealth, Towpath and insanity of letting someone like Mitch Schneider sit on Metrohealth board

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:18.

 " Is his the third (?) campus proposal? It is lost on me and I live here. The "towpath" connector now thrown in to the mix does not have to eliminate the Elizabeth Severance Prentiss Center - pedestrians and bikes already use the back route to connect via I-90 over pass to Tremont and Steelyard. The article states:

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Who is Fact Checker??

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:01.



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Cuyahoga Corruption-same as it ever was...

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:57.

 Nothing changes in Cuyahoga County.  Corruption continues unabated.  



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Roldo: 2017 A Terrible Year for Democracy here

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 13:11.

 Roldo - who steadfastly champions Jim Rokakis - now, finally  concedes that he is part of the local problem. Published in this month's Plain Press, but first posted at Have Coffee:


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Cleveland named National Geographic Best Trips 2018

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/17/2017 - 11:13.

David Gilbert is truly an unsung Cleveland HERO.  He has consistently built the "Cleveland" brand - distinguishing our city from Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo as a Midwest Northcoast destination. 

Clevelanddotcom travel writer Susan Glaser posted the news in November: 

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Jackson Issues Statement Regarding Community Development Director Michael Cosgrove

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:16.

 From: Mayor's Office of Communications <Communications [at] city [dot] cleveland [dot] oh [dot] us>

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Holidays: Don't GIVE your money to agencies that don't help

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:02.

 From Mitchell Paul:  A really good story is about the WECO FUND charity thefts. WECO reported a total income on it 2012 990 federal report(these are public and available online...

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Memorial for Julian Stanczak on his birthday November 5th

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 17:11.


Julian Stanczak - "Continuous Line + Black" 2005 - Acrylic on board, 28 panels, 16x16 inches each

 Julian Stanczak... born November 5, 1928. 

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Brian Cummins' post council safety net c/o $94,000 bribe to Midtown Tech Hive

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:11.

 Councilman Brian Cummins, who represents West Side neighborhoods but believes the Hive will have a regional impact, has agreed to contribute $94,000 from a pool of grant money he controls.


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Impose Term Limits on CLE Council and CLE Mayor

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:08.

Brian Cummins used his council franking privileges just this past week to send out a pathetic newsletter (his last archived on City Council website was mailed out Dec 2016).

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PD Endorsements

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:41.

 Here's the PD's editorial board "endorsement" for Brian Kazy:











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