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If someone dies - blame Tony Brancatelli

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:10.


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 - 16:34.

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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The Question of the Day

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:54.


Community Development Block Grant Funding cycle June 2018-May 2019

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:18.


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Metrohealth, Towpath and insanity of letting someone like Mitch Schneider sit on Metrohealth board

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:18.

 " Is his the third (?) campus proposal? It is lost on me and I live here. The "towpath" connector now thrown in to the mix does not have to eliminate the Elizabeth Severance Prentiss Center - pedestrians and bikes already use the back route to connect via I-90 over pass to Tremont and Steelyard. The article states:

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Who is Fact Checker??

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:01.



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Cuyahoga Corruption-same as it ever was...

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:57.

 Nothing changes in Cuyahoga County.  Corruption continues unabated.  



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Roldo: 2017 A Terrible Year for Democracy here

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 13:11.

 Roldo - who steadfastly champions Jim Rokakis - now, finally  concedes that he is part of the local problem. Published in this month's Plain Press, but first posted at Have Coffee:


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Cleveland named National Geographic Best Trips 2018

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/17/2017 - 11:13.

David Gilbert is truly an unsung Cleveland HERO.  He has consistently built the "Cleveland" brand - distinguishing our city from Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo as a Midwest Northcoast destination. 

Clevelanddotcom travel writer Susan Glaser posted the news in November: 

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Jackson Issues Statement Regarding Community Development Director Michael Cosgrove

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:16.

 From: Mayor's Office of Communications <Communications [at] city [dot] cleveland [dot] oh [dot] us>

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Holidays: Don't GIVE your money to agencies that don't help

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:02.

 From Mitchell Paul:  A really good story is about the WECO FUND charity thefts. WECO reported a total income on it 2012 990 federal report(these are public and available online...

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Memorial for Julian Stanczak on his birthday November 5th

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 17:11.


Julian Stanczak - "Continuous Line + Black" 2005 - Acrylic on board, 28 panels, 16x16 inches each

 Julian Stanczak... born November 5, 1928. 

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Brian Cummins' post council safety net c/o $94,000 bribe to Midtown Tech Hive

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:11.

 Councilman Brian Cummins, who represents West Side neighborhoods but believes the Hive will have a regional impact, has agreed to contribute $94,000 from a pool of grant money he controls.


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Impose Term Limits on CLE Council and CLE Mayor

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:08.

Brian Cummins used his council franking privileges just this past week to send out a pathetic newsletter (his last archived on City Council website was mailed out Dec 2016).

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PD Endorsements

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:41.

 Here's the PD's editorial board "endorsement" for Brian Kazy:











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Vote in CLE Primary Sept 12-

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/10/2017 - 09:47.
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Excerpt of email sent to Matt Zone in 2013-

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:04.


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Frank Jackson - Career highlights 2006-2017

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:25.


DSCDO is new political machine - building Matt Zone candidacy for higher office

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 08/08/2017 - 20:46.

From Laura McShane:  It is absolutely critical for the machine to support the oligarchy behind Frank Jackson. The next figurehead in that line-up is Matt Zone.  Detroit Shoreway Development Corporation (DSCDO) allows the machine to continue handing off special deals for special friends. Community Development Block Grant funding will dry up under Donald Trump - each council person also allocates Neighborhood Development Allocations to select groups.

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Rebranding Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 08/04/2017 - 08:15.

CMSD owns condemned property next to Denison School

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:51.

 A reminder to everyone that Mayor Frank Jackson administers the City of Cleveland AND Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The District has been playing real estate politics with the properties adjacent to the CMSD Denison building. Brian Cummins has been fully aware of this property for over 9 years - Tony Brancatelli has the gerrymandered Ward 12 across the street.

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ladies, gentlemen, cats and dogs

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:02.

Gloria Plevin (1934-) Courtesy of the Verne Collection


As I personally reflect on the state of affairs in Northeast Ohio--are we kitschy, or cool? -- ART NEO presents: 

ARTmeow: The Cool Cats of Cleveland

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The Travesty of "Good Government"

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/20/2017 - 02:02.

 Today was a devastating blow to residents who want to see accountability in government.   It has been known for some time that the "Community Development Corporation" known as Detroit Shoreway Development Corporation is a fraud and a front for shady real estate deals - but the extent of corruption was assumed to be strictly local and not necessarily state-wide.

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RIP Gerald "Jerry" Strothers - East Cleveland REAL media coverage

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:42.

 REALNEO has just learned via Facebook - that Gerald O. Strothers has passed on.  This is a devastating blow to the truth in reporting from East Cleveland.  And, the loss of a Northeast Ohio genius.  Citizen reporters are now the vanguard.  There is no turning back.  Gerry showed all of us the way.

From Cassandra McDonald: DISTRICT 8 NEWS...

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Hocus Pocus - Cover up of Cuyahoga County Corruption

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 07/08/2017 - 09:09.


Armond Budish continues to operate with the same level of underhanded incompetence pioneered by his predecessors in Cuyahoga County government.   There is no attempt by the media - in this most recent case, Peter Krouse of Cleveland.com - to ask even the most obvious questions about these transactions.  

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