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Cleveland Foundation contributes to decline of our region

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:50.

Recently, a retired teacher Paul Springstrubb wrote an editorial on the performance of the Cleveland Foundation.


Scene Magazine's Sam Allard followed up:


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Beating the Heat

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 07/06/2019 - 16:37.

During this mini-heat wave, I am not the only person who books a hotel room to beat the heat.  Apparently, whole families cram into the rooms at the Akron Courtyard Marriott, leading the management to issue a legal waiver notifying noisy groups that they will be thrown out and forfeit their reservation deposits.

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Hempgate - SHUT DOWN the Land Bank

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 05/29/2019 - 08:34.


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Open Government

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:06.

Sam Allard penned the Worst of Cleveland editorial on Cleveland City Council:

Outsiders are kept at bay by the strategic appointment of successors, and the public is kept at bay by "emergency" legislating, in which ordinances are passed on an accelerated schedule with no public comment and limited review.

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Ideastream- Noble Rd Update by Nick Castele

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/28/2019 - 10:35.
Thank you Nick Castele for your recent coverage of the on-going crimes committed by the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.  I am sure that the timing of the upcoming trail had nothing to do with the sudden realization to provide some coverage at Ideastream.  I am writing this on Sunday - my day off from work. The HR record at my place of employment will show I have been harassed by Tony Brancatelli and Jim Rokakis for writing about the land bank and demolitions at the website Realneo.us
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Equitable Community Development Strategy .. Bulls#t waste tax$$$

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:56.

From: Office of the Mayor
Daniel Williams, Director of Media Relations Office of the Mayor
(216) 664-4011
Latoya Hunter, Assistant Director of Media Relations, Social Media and Digital Integration
Office of the Mayor
(216) 664-4303


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True American Hero

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/14/2019 - 16:48.

STANLEY H. ADAMS(1921 - 2019)

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Council Rep Santana notified of delinquent properties

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 07:49.
Hello Councilwoman Santana,
You asked me to mail the parcel numbers for the properties owned by Ginmark/aka White Gold. Here are the parcels and the delinquent taxes on the properties:
Parcel Number, Deeded Owner, Address, City, State, Zip Code
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ADAHMS board and CPS in NEO

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 20:18.

The immeasurable destruction to lives as a result of frauds, deviants, and traffickers in NEO has subjected countless children to harm by and through lies and abuses to their parents, mostly to UNSUSPECTING mothers...

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Sam Miller is DEAD

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 03/09/2019 - 09:49.

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Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 02/10/2019 - 10:27.

Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation


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WEWS and Cleveland.com are being paid to whitewash criminal CDC, Land Bank and CHN

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:33.
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Breaking: Racist Agenda of Plain Dealer Reporter Mark Naymik exposed

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:41.

To distance themselves from Mark Naymik's racially intended hit pieces on Councilman Ken Johnson, Advance media editors had another reporter, Robert Higgs, do an "impartial" review of council expense reports.  The effort backfired in a major way as Factchecker, aka former East Cleveland Mayor Eric J. Brewer, sliced and diced the article:

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Stop Cuyahoga County Council from approving new CCLB structure

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/13/2019 - 10:38.


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Nashville versus Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/05/2019 - 15:10.

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 - 09:19.


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 - 10:02.

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 - 17:31.


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 - 08:13.


 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 - 09:32.

 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 - 08:55.


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Public Records Requests at City of Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 08/25/2018 - 09:04.

 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 - 09:10.


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 - 17:34.

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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