Lakewood

River Day without Ed

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 04/25/2009 - 16:01.
05/16/2009 - 13:00
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MAY 16 IS RIVER DAY - Friends of the Crooked River Celebrates its 19th Annual River Day and dedicates this year to the late Ed Hauser, passionate and tireless advocate for the river and lakefront, River Day Coordinator for five years, and the one who worked to make Whiskey Island publicly accessible...a significant feat.

Location

Cuyahoga River and Tributaries
United States

Environmental Campaign Training

Submitted by ohio citizen action on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 15:03.
03/28/2009 - 09:30
03/28/2009 - 16:30
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Are you concerned that your children's health is affected by pollution?
Do you want some answers about your industrial neighbors?
Do you want to build your environmental campaign skills?

Location

Cleveland State University
Euclid Ave. and E. 22nd St. MC 438
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

Writers & Readers: Firoozeh Dumas

Submitted by Cleveland Publi... on Mon, 03/02/2009 - 11:04.
03/15/2009 - 14:00
03/15/2009 - 15:00
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Firoozeh Dumas was born in Abadan, Iran, and moved to Whittier, California, with her family in the 1970s. She later attended the University of California at Berkeley where she met and married a Frenchman.

 

Location

Cleveland Public LIbrary - Main Branch
325 Superior Ave Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

Government and Social Leadership Stands United as GCLAC Against Lead Poisoning in NEO - Committed to Eradication by 2010

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 23:09.

The most important message communicated at today's press conference kicking-off Lead Awareness Week was that our government leadership at the state, county and municipal level stand united to eradicate lead poisoning in Northeast Ohio by 2010. Publicly expressing their concern about lead poisoning here, and their commitment to its rapid elimination, East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones added important voices to the chorus of public health and social service champions of the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council... a unique, world-class collaboration of around 85 organizations.

Press Conference in recognition of Ohio Lead Awareness Week

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/14/2008 - 11:50.
07/21/2008 - 11:00
07/21/2008 - 12:00
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The Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council (GCLAC) will be holding a Press Conference in recognition of Ohio Lead Awareness Week, which will take place the week of July 20th – 26th, 2008.  Scheduled speakers will address the significant progress made in reducing the number of children affected by lead paint hazards, as well as the importance of continued vigilance and prevention in light of new evidence linking childhood lead exposure to crime, low school-performance, as well as numerous lifelong health problems.  Scheduled speakers, representing a City, County, and State unified effort to eliminate the dangers of childhood lead poisoning are:

 

  • Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones, Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners
  • Mayor Frank Jackson, City of Cleveland
  • Mayor Eric Brewer, City of East Cleveland
  • State Representative Mike Foley, District 14
  • Stuart Greenburg, Executive Director, Environmental Health Watch
  • Nakiaa Robinson, Program Manager, Office of Early Childhood, Invest in Children

 

Location

The Justice Center (North face of building)
1200 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Fighting Dinosaurs? Lead Poisoning and Urban Redevelopment

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 05/15/2008 - 15:07.

Cleveland Natural History Museum

If these are average Clevelanders, living in older urban neighborhoods like around University Circle their entire lives, they have been lead poisoned, perhaps severely. Thursday morning, May 22nd, join 100s of NEOs leaders concerned with our community's health, intelligence, safety and economy meeting at the Cleveland Natural History Museum for a free breakfast, keynote discussion and breakout sessions about lead poisoning and urban redevelopment. I guarantee you will leave this brief event with a completely realigned understanding of the core barriers to the success of our urban neighborhoods, leading to better planning for a healthy, effective region in the future.

Cyclist-Motorist Accident Injures Cyclist Representative Michael Skindell

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Thu, 08/16/2007 - 13:44.

I share everybody's horror about the accident and injuries to State Rep. Michael Skindell and am very glad to hear he's in the hospital and receiving appropriate care. From the description, the motorist is clearly at fault for cutting off the cyclist to make a left turn. It's certainly fortunate that the cyclist's helmet helped, but it's far better to stay out of accidents in the first place. This also presents an opportunity for public education, reminding motorists about cyclists' right to the road.  Share the Road, It's the Law.

Tax-Junkie Pep-Rally for the Arts... And I guess that I just dont know

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 10:43.
08/17/2007 - 08:30
08/17/2007 - 10:00
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I just got the email below, from the head of a local arts not-for-profit to remain un-named, to protect the innocent: "Norm -- i just wanted to make sure you knew about the "sales pitch" we are about to get.". I read on to see that tax junkie CPAC - Community Partnership for Arts and Culture - is on the Cuyahoga County junk again, now hustling artists and arts organizations to tax themselves and patrons for the benefit of the dealers. Read on... anyone going to this who can cover for realneo?... Note: " RSVP’s are required!" Now, a little art, in honor of this event and the rush for the MedCon and taxation without sober representation, courtesy of Lou Reed:

I dont know just where Im going

But Im gonna try for the kingdom, if I can

cause it makes me feel like Im a man

When I put a spike into my vein

And Ill tell ya, things arent quite the same

When Im rushing on my run

And I feel just like jesus son

And I guess that I just dont know

Location

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Join The Inner Circle to Put It On The Ballot

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/26/2007 - 14:06.
07/27/2007 - 12:30
07/27/2007 - 18:00
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It is official - "Cuyahoga County commissioners voted 2-1 today to raise the sales tax a quarter of a penny to help bring a Medical Mart to Cleveland." Perhaps you'd like time to think about this more, and the opportunity to vote with other citizens on how you are taxed.  Other citizens feel the same and have formed a committee to "Put It On The Ballot"- a grass-roots campaign to collect enough signatures to force the 1/4% sales tax increase to be placed on a ballot. This Friday, July 27, there will be an Excellence Roundtable at The Inner Circle where some of the people involved with this campaign will join a discussion on this issue, from all directions.

To learn more about the campaign, visit http://putitontheballot.com - you'll certainly read more about this initiative on this site and on REALNEO throughout the coming months. 7GEN (developer of REALNEO) is providing this Drupal site for this initiative, and I look forward to learning more about the campaign and all related issues.

Location

The Inner Circle Restaurant, at Hough Bakeries
1519 Lakeview Road
East Cleveland, OH
United States

Brooking’s Bruce Katz and Lt. Gov. Fisher at The City Club of Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 05/16/2007 - 14:12.
05/29/2007 - 12:00
05/29/2007 - 14:00
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Restoring Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing America’s Older Industrial Cities

CLEVELAND, OHBruce Katz, vice president and director of Metropolitan Policy at The Brookings Institution, will present Restoring Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing America’s Older Industrial Cities, a comprehensive economic study of the 65 U.S. cities lagging behind their peers (scheduled for national release on May 20), at noon on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at The City Club of Cleveland. He will be joined by Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher, who will give a local response to the report.

Location

City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States

A Rubinesque View of Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 16:56.

Interesting perspectives on economic and community development from Coral's Peter Rubin, from the Villager Newspaper Online. I think Rubin makes some good points, and the reality is that we are overbuilding the Cleveland housing market, and other amenities, and that will make Cleveland a more powerful residential draw. As more of Cleveland becomes more "livable", more people will chose to live here. Add good schools and free city wide wifi and watch out. Clevelaqnd first will draw people from other parts of the region - empty nesters from the xburbs, students and young professionals from the inner heights - it will be cool and good to live in Cleveland again. That will attract people from other regions and parts of the world, and they will grow the economy - you need a critical mass of urban housing and culture to be a player and we aren't even near that yet - time to keep building and innovating in Cleveland housing! Now for the chair half there, with Rubin:

ECOSSystem - Extending Community Open Source System

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/25/2007 - 18:20.

While not currently a powerhouse in Free Open Source Software (FOSS), Northeast Ohio is positioned to begin excelling with FOSS in some very strategic ways that may add great value to the regional economy. 

Because of FOSS, we may now bridge the digital divide more quickly and completely here than has any other large urban center in America, we may soon have the highest percentage of workforce properly educated for the new economy, and we may lead the world in some fields of application development and technology innovation with global, open standards, all if the region now embraces FOSS..

What a difference voters make: State of Ohio Files Suit Against Paint Makers over Public Nuisance of Lead Poisoning

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 14:35.

 

YES - this is a huge story... the State of Ohio is suing Sherwin Williams and other paint manufacturers over the public nuisance caused by lead paint they sold here over decades... the state is joining five Ohio cities in this battle for our citizens - this case could very well take over the battle for the cities - very exciting times for our down-trodden state.  It is exciting to see the new Ohio leadership in action, after so many years of poor performance by past administrations.

TRUE ART GALLERY presents Michaelle Marshall, Jeanetta Ho and Laurel Herbold

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/31/2007 - 17:40.
04/06/2007 - 18:00
04/06/2007 - 22:00
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TRUE ART GALLERY presents Michaelle Marshall, Jeanetta Ho and Laurel Herbold, April 6 – 30

OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2007, 6-10 P.M.

Location

True Art Gallery
410 E. 156th St.
Cleveland, OH
United States

TOD update from Richard McDougald Enty, Planning Team Leader, Programming & Planning Department, GCRTA

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/28/2007 - 18:02.

I received an informative email this afternoon from Richard McDougald Enty, Planning Team Leader, Programming & Planning Department, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, about some of their Transit Oriented Development initiatives and vision. It is very exciting to see this as an active subject for discussion and planning here. I am a strong supporter of Transit Oriented Development and consider it the core foundation on which we should rebuild the City of Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.  Here is the vision from RTA:

Lake Erie Pollution Observations From a 4 year old - Brown City Dead Lake Vol. 1

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Sat, 02/24/2007 - 22:49.

I just uploaded the latest in a series of ultra-low-rez pollution centric "shock and awe" videos.   Surf into Buckeye Sustainability Institute's blog, see the aerial photo of Sims Park, and watch the video of the pollution spewing out of an outfall there, a dead fish, and my 4 year old daughters observations.

Massillon joins with other cities in lead paint case

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/22/2007 - 18:14.

This was tucked away in the Cleveland Plain Dealer Business section today, straight out of Associated Press, without any local perspective - yawn, how boring is this subject. Well, over the next few months expect to see it is not so boring!

St. Luke's wants help in fight to rid homes of lead poisoning

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 02/03/2007 - 19:20.

 

Thanks to Susan Miller for pointing out an important article in the 02/03/07 Plain Dealer regarding the war to eliminate lead poisoning in our region by 2010 - an outlandishly aggressive objective, as Cleveland ranks among the top five cities nationally for lead poisoning. In 2004, St. Luke's Foundation funded what has been the most important collaboration ever for the future of Northeast Ohio: the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council (GCLAC), aligning over 80 agencies and organizations at local, regional, state and federal levels toward the common objective of lead eradication in our region within the next three years. On February 1, 2007, St. Luke's brought together the leadership of many other foundations for the expressed purpose of convincing as many foundations as possible to join them in funding the next three years of GCLAC initiative. The article states the objective of raising $3 million from foundations to leverage for far greater support from government sources.

Lead Paint - You Are Idiots

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 01/23/2007 - 14:01.

 About three weeks ago, I received the first "Letter to the Editor" in the history of REALNEO. Lots of people send me press releases and event info and tips on cool content, but never has someone sent an opinion editorial to be posted for them (probably because REALNEO is open for anyone to create an account and post content and comments themselves). The letter to the editor was titled "Lead Paint - You Are Idiots" and was received from someone named Kim Falk (he authorized publication of his name) and the email address was from Sherwin Williams. A little googling and I learned he is an employee there - a very enthusiastic and loyal one, to be sure... he was responsible for Sherwin-Williams donating paint to help in the repair of the Pentagon after 9/11. So I was not surprised to read he is protective of his company in defense of them being sued over lead. Still, I was intrigued by the language he uses in his editorial, published below.

Ohio now has a real governor, Ted Strickland, who cares about citizens' rights and public health

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 01/09/2007 - 14:43.

What a great rebirth for Ohio. Sunday night, Ohio swore in our new Governor, Ted Strickland, and within 24 hours he vetoed the corporate and lobbyist planted, corrupt, anti-consumer, anti-American substitute bill 117, which was made to order for scam businesses to harm citizens. As Strickland states, " I will not allow this legislation in its current form, which drastically undermines current consumer protections, to go into effect during my administration." A Plain Dealer article on the veto reports " Strickland also said the curb on suits against manufacturers "prevents cities from being able to seek justice on behalf of their citizens."" "Our new Attorney General Marc Dann, who, like Strickland, is a Democrat, said he would "vigorously" defend the governor's veto." The PD article highlights the fact that the Republican lawmakers who were responsible for the corrupt SB117 are acting as lawyers and judges now, and that they plan to waste Ohio taxpayer money fighting our Governor... " State Sen. Tim Grendell, a Chester Township Republican who voted for the bill, also said the veto is void because the governor acted outside his authority. He said members of the legislature and trade groups were likely to sue over the veto." Go for it... concerned citizens are certain to defend Governor Strcikland, and those legislators who think they can keep acting corruptly under our new leadership will quickly be eliminated from office, as suggested in a previous article on SB117 by Plain Dealer columnist Sheryl Harris, which provides "a list of the Northeast Ohio legislators who voted to curtail your consumer rights". In the new Ohio, such corruption will not be tolerated. Read more about the veto below.