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Thank you Councilman BRIAN CUMMINS....

Submitted by mabeldog on Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:51.
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...for the crown jewel of Brooklyn Centre. It was his vision long ago that made our gorgeous state of the art park possible. Though others will try to claim credit, including the current "representative", whose ONLY contribution was to try to take out the 75 year old majestic oaks in the middle of the night when no one was looking. Luckily he failed. So here are some photos that do not begin to do it justice. Finally Brooklyn Centre has a reason to be proud. OUR very own restored W.C. Reed Field. Thank you Councilman Cummins. 

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CHN/EDEN Heroin Hotel number 10...Ready for Hillary.....

Submitted by mabeldog on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:20.
Heroin Hotel #10 The Luther Allen mansion

The historic Luther Allen home (or what remains of it) is one of the few mansions left on Euclid Avenue from Cleveland's glory days. So quite naturally Rob Curry head honcho at CHN, Anthony Brancula, president of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank and Elaine Collins, federal funds funneler in chief at EDEN are seeking to demolish it using TAX DOLLARS to build HEROIN HOTEL #10 with $12 million MORE of YOUR tax dollars for construction alone. In April of 2016, OHFA declared CHN/EDEN were one of the winners of a pot of LIHTC to sell. Hitliary was a cinch to be elected.

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E.D.E.N.'s PRIVATE HOSPITAL property tax exemption scam

Submitted by mabeldog on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:59.
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Flush with a "loan" of $889,000 she scored in January from the Community Development Department of the city of Cleveland (whose funding is soon to be eliminated by President Trump's proposed HUD budget cuts), the Emerald Development "Economic" Network's director Elaine Collins (earning over $200,000 per year in salary and benefits) was sitting in the catbird seat. In March she snapped up an office building at 2070 W.

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Cleveland Housing Network's Heroin Hotels

Submitted by mabeldog on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 19:39.
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On Thursday March 2, 2017 Kathy Durban Monter HGIC at the funds starved corrupt Cleveland Housing Network made a presentation to a enormous crowd of 19 residents of Brooklyn Centre regarding the NEW Heroin Hotel she hopes to siphon millions and millions of your federal tax dollars to build.

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Property tax exempt "hospitals" run by E.D.E.N. have cost Cuyahoga County millions in lost revenue

Submitted by mabeldog on Mon, 12/26/2016 - 22:09.
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The Emerald Development Economic Network, which "helps" the poor by helping themselves to $25 million in federal funds per year, has also been cashing in for over 20 years by paying ZERO property taxes on their vast real estate holdings, which ALL house Section 8 tenants, by fraudulently classifying them as "private hospitals." Their lastest "hospital" venture is building obscenely expensive homeless shelters that house active drug users at the cost of $180,000 per 350 square foot unit. Each of these "hospitals" has between 60 and 80 units.

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$172,983 for 400 square foot studio and YOU'RE PAYING FOR IT

Submitted by mabeldog on Sat, 09/05/2015 - 15:41.
$172,983 for a 400 foot cell..and YOU'RE PAYING for it

 The Cleveland Housing Network's chain smoking director Rob Curry, trolling desperately for new government dollars, as other funding has dried up, has partnered with E.D.E.N to develop obscenely expensive housing cubicles in the most drug and crime infested neighborhoods of Cleveland. 533 "homes" (400 square foot cells) for $92,200,000 works out to $172,983 per cell. You could buy 533 brand new homes in Strongsville for that! But that wouldn't cover the 6 figure salaries of Ms. Nichols and Mr.

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White Privilege Part 2 David Franklin goes home

Submitted by mabeldog on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 14:49.

 David Franklin has gone back to where he once belonged. To the white privilege capital of North America, Toronto Canada. Where white inherited money rules, no questions permitted. Dr. Franklin has found a 19th century job cataloguing the eclectic art collection, including the world's largest collection of John Constables and animation cells for How The Grinch Stole Christmas for creepy, crazy, obsessively secretive billionaire, the 3rd Lord Thomson of Fleet and the richest person in Canada, 57 year old David. A far cry from Dr.

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White Privilege: Who's Paying David Franklin's Mortgage?

Submitted by mabeldog on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 12:04.

Remember David Franklin? The very married former director of the Cleveland Museum of Art whose girlfriend, a subordinate under his supervision, committed suicide. And he claimed to suddenly decide to leave the the CMA to pursue "reading and writing" or some other BS until the whole sordid mess was revealed by Scene magazine. Well he has landed a fabulous gig in his no-questions-asked homeland of Toronto Canada taking care of a creepy very secretive billionaire's art collection.

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Clark Fields major LEAD problem being ignored?

Submitted by mabeldog on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 17:44.

Clark Fields aka Tremont Valley Playfield, all 50 plus acres of it, is being rejuvenated, rehabilitated, renovated, revived, Halleluiah, without any apparent participation, assistance, interference or monitoring from the almighty EPA. And why NOT? It's full of lead.

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More NEW math in Slavic Village

Submitted by mabeldog on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:20.

 Neighborhood Housing Services is a willing participant in the Slavic Village "Recovery" math. So flagrantly willing that one might even call it a fraudulent use of federal, state and county funds (that's tax $$$$$$$$ for those who pay into the system), they have gone above and beyond to help these "sales" happen. EVEN overriding their own "assistance" maximums.

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Math: Slavic Village Recovery Style

Submitted by mabeldog on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 21:12.

 In the real world, which Slavic Village "Recovery" hopes to one day inhabit, when you purchase a home you must 1)come up with a down payment AND 2)the arms length appraisal must equal AT LEAST the value of the purchase price. So why is there a cash back mortgage available to purchasers of "recovered" homes in Slavic Village.

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Stress Free in Slavic "Village"! at 6622 Forman Avenue

Submitted by mabeldog on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:03.

 Slavic Village "recovery". There's an oxymoron! From their web page they define "stress free" homes. And I quote..." Let's face it--most of the stress in our lives has a dollar figure attached to it. How many times has something gone wrong and the first question is "How much is this going to cost." Unquote!

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Everything's up to date in Forest City...they've gone about as fer as they can go...

Submitted by mabeldog on Mon, 05/26/2014 - 17:02.

Could it be that our very own Forest City has been pulling the strings of the "urgent" remediation of WC Reed Field? They are already BFFs and old pals with the EPA who awarded them a shiny gold star in 2007 for their "visionary" upscale "eco compliant" housing development on a formerly petroleum saturated airfield in Stapleton Colorado. It is a Pleasantville Paradise of $400,000 to $1,000,000 homes replete with rain barrels, no driveways and an eco-correct 10 feet of space between the giant homes.

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Shut down Clark Field

Submitted by mabeldog on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:30.
Kiddy Park on toxic waste dump

Last summer at the dog park in Clark Field rumors circulated about soil samples having been taken by the City of Cleveland health department. Several long time park visitors were expecting the park to be shut down because dangerous toxins had been found throughout the field. The city of Cleveland shut down any questions about these results, keeping the high levels of toxins found there a secret.

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WHO is Hogar Community RE Investment LLC based in Phoenix, a District of Columbia LLC buying up bank owned properties in NEO

Submitted by mabeldog on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 15:59.
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 In the Brooklyn Centre battle against the city of Cleveland over WC Reed field, I have been researching property transfers on West 15th street. This lead me to a discovery that parcel 00827061 at 3708 West 15th street, which no longer has a house on it, as it was torn down quickly without the owner of the foreclosed property US Bank being aware of this demolition, was sold on September 16, 2013 for $56,500...for a VACANT LOT...to Hogar Community Reinvestment LLC at 1001 N 3rd Ave Suite 1 in Phoenix Arizona, a District of Columbia limited liability company, not licensed in Ohio.

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Slum Houses given to Slavic Village by HUD now for sale...and NOT renovated

Submitted by mabeldog on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 16:18.

 So I noticed that houses for sale in original slum-pipes cut out of the basement-missing windows-holes in the roof by Slavic Village Housing were generously given to them by HUD. For FREE!!! And now they are selling them 6608 Gertrude for $6000 and $3661.11 in back taxes mysteriously disappeared thanks to those of us in Cleveland who actually PAY their taxes. Or 6705 Clement also for $6,000 and the back taxes of $1784.24 ALSO were wiped clean without payment by the generousity of we the taxpayer. These "homes" are NOT repaired...they are handyman's specials.

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Feel Good Report Card Signs

Submitted by mabeldog on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 13:59.

 Last year when the Ohio Department of Education released their scorecard information on all state schools, the Cleveland Municipal School District scored 1 (that's right ONE) out of 26. FYI the 10th Grade reading score was the only passing entry BARELY squeaking by with a 76.4%, 1.6% above the bare minimum. A very few schools improved their status and new signs were rushed to the printer and hung proudly above the entry door. For all the other schools, that did WORSE, which was most of them, the previous year's sign was left to flutter and fade in the brutal Cleveland elements.

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Does Gary Sautter live in Toledo....

Submitted by mabeldog on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 13:41.

 Oh where oh where does Gary Sautter, Deputy Sheriff of Wasting Tax Dollars on Unnecessary Cleveland Schools live? Does he live in Cleveland??? Or Cuyahoga County?? Or does he live in Toledo? And if so where does he stay when "working" here? At a hotel? At a flop house? And who pays for his accomodation? Him...or the taxpayers in Cleveland? Is he on a per diem for his food? Is his BBF "Jerry" from Mansfield still in charge of all the actually buildings?

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Cleveland Teacher's Union Head lives in North Ridgeville

Submitted by mabeldog on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 12:19.

 All the finger pointing and threats by fearless Teacher's Union BOSS David Quolke screaming at impoverished Cleveland property owner's to raise their taxes now don't affect him personally. The Hypocrite-In-Chief lives in a home on Hilary Drive in North Ridgeville which he and his wife purchased on August 19, 1998 for $189,000. He wouldn't be caught dead sending his own children to school in Cleveland. They are certainly not up to his rigid double standard

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School Rebuilding scam

Submitted by mabeldog on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 15:33.

 Orchard School "of Science" was to be RENOVATED according to the Master Facility Plan. Without asking anyone's permission, like for example THE TAXPAYERS, it was torn down instead. On the plan page devoted to this school, in a glaringly different typeface, without bothering to delete the word "renovated" from the top of the page on the original plan, the school will "open NEW in 2012". Unless it will be opening in transformational tents this is unlikely since the lot sits empty as of today May 26, 2012.

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School rebuilding scam

Submitted by mabeldog on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 15:10.

Willson (elementary) School on Ansel Road was built in a totally empty ghetto neighborhood. The school district said it was built "where more students needed it", than in its previous location on East 55th. The district bought 60 parcels of land and when the school was completed it could accomodate 587 students.

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