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Arson --how it works

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 11/23/2010 - 08:43.

For folks with any memory left at all....a reminder from Tremont Memory project.  An interview with Father Bodziony (emphasis added):

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Make-out CENTRAL

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 11/12/2010 - 17:51.

Friday night in "urban" Cleveland is not all gloom and doom. 

On this beautiful, crisp fall night--I found couples making out at Roberto Clemente Park, boys playing football behind Blessed Sacrament off Fulton and cookouts happening throughout the part of Cleveland...now designated as Ward 14.

It's not a time to give up--it's a time to fight back and reclaim our community.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 11/12/2010 - 11:16.

We all know that landfills are a good place to HIDE a crime...

 Deb Zeleny

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Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 11/08/2010 - 10:38.

Jonathon Franzen spoke at Cleveland Public Library.  I confess, I haven't read his books, yet, but I will--intrigued by his title selection: Freedom and The Corrections.

First Order of Business - Kill the Land Bank

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/29/2010 - 06:24.


The first order of business for Cuyahoga County's new executive should be to kill the Land Bank--

See why:


Park and Greenspace Plan for NEO

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 10/23/2010 - 10:34.

Many rumors have been swirling regarding WC Reed Park--

I recently reactivated this page to address some of the concerns. 

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Friday's Message of HOPE for NEO

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/22/2010 - 09:09.

Homegrown wisdom from Zach Freidhof--Universal LOVE:

Designing A Better Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/17/2010 - 21:48.

Copyright restrictions apply...

See: http://www.clevelandpublicart.org/projects/completed/designing-a-better-cleveland

I can say I was happy to see the great turnout at the book release party on 10/14/2010 at Cleveland Public Art.  Many, many copies are available of this design primer, which should be handed out to our schools, and on buses, and dropped from airplanes :)

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Junior Jitterbugs!

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 06:51.

This makes my day--thank you to the amazing educators at Denison School!!

The Cleveland Experience--the GOOD

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/08/2010 - 15:01.

There are many good things to enjoy in Cleveland--here are some images from the past two days.  Cleveland as seen by transit and walking--no cars.

Images from the Sculpture Center, University Circle, East Fourth Street, Morgan Paper Conservancy and Octavofest exhibit at Cleveland Public Library.

Why I voted for Don Scipione as County Executive

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:33.

I voted Green for David Ellison* in the primary and I voted Independent in the General Election.  Here's why--Don Scipione has the means (technology) to provide ACCOUNTABILITY to residents in Cuyahoga County. 

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Question of the Day: how many days before Plymouth Park can cash out liens??

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/03/2010 - 16:44.

How many days of deliquency determines the transfer of a tax delinquency to Plymouth Park in Cuyahoga County????

Can any one out there help me to answer the question?


Revisiting an older post RE: The Land Bank

From former Mayor Eric Brewer via Cleveland.com:

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Cool Cleveland County Executive Videos

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/01/2010 - 16:59.

Grateful for these video spots, but wish the camera person didn't have to weave during David Ellison's video...

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HOME of the Brave?

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 09/30/2010 - 06:11.

 Whitney Houston's subsequent breakdown after this thrilling performance--it symbolizes everything I feel about America and everything I feel about being an American today.


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Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson's message-This is AMERICA?

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 09/23/2010 - 04:39.

Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson spoke at Playhouse Square this past Tuesday. 

Here's a smart guy.  Did anyone listen?  His message: America is failing.  Our bridges are falling, our roads our crumbling, our levees are breaking.

This is America? 

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The Exploitation Corridor

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 03:06.

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Ruby's Garden

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/12/2010 - 16:52.

William and Sandra Brightwell live in Cleveland and grow bushels of produce each year.  They are not getting rich doing it, despite the current salvation myth of urban agriculture.  And, these folks know how to grow vegetables. 

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September 11, 2001

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/11/2010 - 20:48.

My recollection of the horror felt on September 11, 2001 includes one of the last conversations I had with my grandmother before she died.  My grandmother and I cried on September 11, 2001.  My grandmother relived the Allied bombing of Dresden and the horrors she witnessed in Budapest, Hungary during World War II. 

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Teach a Child to Fish

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 20:30.

 Mary Ann Hall

Photo credit: Mary Ann Hall

Clean air, clean water, healthy food--these are the makings of a perfect summer and a perfect childhood.  A reminder: the days are getting shorter.  Make hay.

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TRUE cost of COAL

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 07/31/2010 - 06:46.
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How many of these properties????

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 07/30/2010 - 20:18.

were picked up through tax lien sales c/o our county treasurer???


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All the lonely people

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/28/2010 - 20:17.

Well, Caroline--I guess that we will debate this one until we die...WHO was the greatest Beatle???


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Don Scipione County Executive Candidate

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 07/25/2010 - 08:06.


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Art of the DAY

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 07/20/2010 - 02:18.

A painting* by local artist James March--with this piece currently on exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown.

(Seen in duplicate*--because I messed up the resolution)

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