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Dream Neighborhood Nightmare...

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 07:36.

 

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Spa Time in Austin Vs. CLE

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 19:42.

Austin, TX, is definitely NOT car-free or carefree. But, it does have sun at the time of year that Cleveland OH's UV rays begin to wane.  So, I took the opportunity to stay with family and crash by the pool for a few days.  

Living History - Oakar vs. Cimperman in Ohio City

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/27/2015 - 10:41.

 

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Sacred Cows Make Fine Burgers -The Protection Racket

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 08:23.

 There have been several favored political stooges in the history of Northeast Ohio.  Surely, Russo and Dimora stand out - and, they operated with an understanding that they, too, were above exposure.  Mike White had his bagman, Nate Gray, who took the fall for him.  But, why does the media in Northeast Ohio protect Jim Rokakis and Gus Frangos (Gus is Lou's brother and partner and heads the "Land Bank")???  

The Protection Racket

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 08:21.
 There have been several favored political stooges in the history of Northeast Ohio.  Surely, Russo and Dimora stand out - and, they operated with an understanding that they, too, were above exposure.  Mike White had his bagman Nate Gray, who took the fall for him.  But, why does the media in Northeast Ohio protect Rokakis and Frangos.  

Bogged down in NEO by colossal STUPIDITY - $15 million for this!

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:56.

 The Metroparks were recently briefed on the latest plans for extending the "towpath" trail north to Canal Basin Park (and ultimately Whiskey Island and Lake Erie).  Take a look for yourself at the colossal stupidity:

 

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Migration

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 10:58.

The nights are cooler. We will soon be sleeping longer. Leaves change color and our minds turn inward to the landscape of imaginary worlds. The Migration exhibit at the Cleveland Public Library's Eastman Reading Garden is perfect place to visit before the long winter. To remind children, that birds do return in the spring. And, that friendly lions are forever roaming in the pages of a book.

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Plan A, then B, then C - Lakefront Metropark, Air Show and a swim... sort of

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 09/08/2015 - 10:19.

 The one day I don't bring my camera and I miss photo shoots galore - DAMN.   Saturday in Believeland - CLE was surreal and beautiful.  I needed a swim.

Plan A: had been to swim outside at the City of Brooklyn pool ($9.00 non-resident).  The facility was open, but not the outdoor pool.  Since I was on the granny bike, on to Plan B.

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It's the TAX BASE, Stupid!

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 08/30/2015 - 06:41.
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The Aug. 16 front page story, "Abandoned homes dot the area," may have contained as much hot air as the housing bubble.

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Cimperman under investigation by Ohio Ethics Commission

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:14.
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Destiny of the Republic - revisit the Garfield Presidency before RNC 2016

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:23.

 

My summer reading this year included Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard.  I highly recommend that NEO residents pick up the book before the RNC convention.  So much has changed, but so much is the same.  The "spoils system" especially threatens to derail our country - not to mention the seemingly never-ending racial divisiveness.

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Carfree =CAREFREE Rock Hall

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 07/25/2015 - 16:18.

 

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Carfree = CAREFREE Pt VI - Cleveland to Akron via Scenic Railroad

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 20:04.

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More DEMOS for Developers along W. 25th Pearl Rd. Corridor

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 07/05/2015 - 20:29.

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Question of the Day? How LONG does the CON continue?

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:23.

 How long does the Greater Cleveland Partnership through Northeast Ohio Media Group - keep the CON alive?

How many milllions of dollars are given to Cleveland Schools and the "Land Bank" - two entities that have no accountability built into the equation?

The administration of the Mayoral-controlled Cleveland Metropolitan School District has had a longer time to play their con and NEOMG can always spin the achievements there - but the "Land Bank" established in 2009 - should it be able to run on fumes for a bit longer??  

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Republican National Convention and state of telecommunications in Northeast Ohio

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:31.

This past week - I tried to pick up a WiFi signal on the CWRU campus - NADA.  While, I was in rural Frostburg and Cumberland MD - I never had a problem picking up a strong and free WiFi spot.  Is this something we should consider and prepare for with the RNC coming to town???  

 

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Contact Centers for Families and Children Elizabeth Newman

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/07/2015 - 11:47.

Centers for Families and Children Director Elizabeth Newman has announced that CFC will close the Old Brooklyn-Brooklyn Centre neighborhood daycare on July 31st this year.  FTR - the Archwood United Church of Christ building PASSED all federal inspections and staff received highest rating 5 stars!

 

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? Question of the DAY?? Who the hell is J. Duncan Shoreby?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:33.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership will have you believe Frank Jackson has been good for Cleveland based on improvements seen downtown, but let's review some of the big ticket projects hatched under Frank Jackson as Mayor.

Credit to Leila Atassi for her series in 2013 - I have added the ratings:

Public Square Makeover - ? 

Schools Transformaton - FAIL

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Police are human - Heartless Felons are not

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 09:29.

 

For some bizarre reason - the unraveling and brilliant detective work that solved the cold-blooded murder of 5 people on Cleveland's east side - gets very little media attention:

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/05/cleveland_police_to_give_updat.html#incart_related_stories

Clark Field and WC Reed Field - the Saga of GREED

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 13:31.

 

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Racism in CLE fuels Real Estate scams by Safeguard, Land Bank and Forest City

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:46.

 

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Press Release for Announced Thieving WRLC - Übermensch 1% takeover of Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:57.
 
City of Cleveland – Office of the Council
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 216
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HUD monies being used to displace Disabled Seniors - take away their homes

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:13.

 

Above photo is Mr Santos - who is being harassed by City of Cleveland through the fake CDC SCFBC (Stockyard Clark Fulton Brooklyn Centre) - 400 homes in the eastern portion of Brooklyn Centre received code enforcement letters w/deadline for improvements in May 2015.  No one from this fake CDC office has offered to help this senior meet compliance.  

Easy Money

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:07.

 

This week - Steven Litt and Michelle Jarboe extolled 20+ years work by attorney Anthony Coyne on City of Cleveland Planning Commission - what they don't mention is the FACT that his law firm benefited to the tune of $400 million dollars in the inflated settlement for the Cold Storage Bldg.  

There had to be more transactions, in which his position at Planning Commission helped prime work for his law firm.  

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