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Memorial for Julian Stanczak on his birthday November 5th

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 18:11.


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 - 21:11.

 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 - 12:08.

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 - 11:41.

 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 - 10:47.
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Excerpt of email sent to Matt Zone in 2013-

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


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Frank Jackson - Career highlights 2006-2017

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:25.



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

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 08/08/2017 - 21:46.

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 - 09:15.

CMSD owns condemned property next to Denison School

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:51.

 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 - 11:02.

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 - 03:02.

 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 - 08:42.

 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 - 10:09.


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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Rest in Peace - Guy Templeton Black

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/06/2017 - 02:35.

 Long-time contributor to REALNEO Guy Templeton Black has died.  His dog Sofia is available for adoption at the Animal Protective League.  I will post more information as it becomes available.  Guy was a challenging person, who defended the rights of the marginalized and forgotten.  He will be missed.

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Where are they now??? Housing Crisis Crooks?

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:40.

 Where are they now?? Jim Rokakis leads some bullsh#t fake green land trust for the 1%, Gus Frangos heads up Cuyahoga County Land Bank (and most likely collects PERS) -the new preferred way of transferring wealth (after the tax lien sale scam and Board of Revision gig dried up) to CDCs like Detroit Shoreway, and Tony Brancatelli - Mr.

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Gross incompetence or Corruption??

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:09.

 Unbelievably, the media gives Armond Budish a complete pass.  Is Budish a complete simpleton surrounded by morons?  I think so - I am reprinting article from this past week and last year in entirety to show you how Clevelanddotcom is complicit in allowing this insanity to continue.  WE have no tax base to support services in Cuyahoga County.  This is insanity.


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Kevin Kelley - Cuyahoga County Corruption Redux

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/04/2017 - 10:33.

 From REAL journalist Eric J Brewer:

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Defend the Land !

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:14.

 Eric Jonathan Brewer - with the money on Frank and media (Advance Ohio-WKYC) behind Jackson and suppressing any other candidate - I am wo

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Implementing Changes at PD

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/08/2017 - 08:16.


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Cuyahoga County is a Ghost Ship

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 05/06/2017 - 08:13.


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Eric J Brewer files charges against Cle Council President Kevin J. Kelley

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:41.


(See original post at FB https://www.facebook.com/eric.j.brewer.9)

Dan Gilbert, Kevin Kelley and Frank Jackson ain't getting away with this $88 million bullshit.

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Open Data - guaranteed won't happen in NEO

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:09.

 Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Information Officer Scot Rourke

Shaming the crooks

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 04/17/2017 - 08:05.

 From Eric J Brewer - candidate for Mayor of Cleveland: 

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Ken Surratt at Cuyahoga County answers FOIA w/doctored reports

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:29.

March 23, 2017

Please find attached the Land Bank reports submitted to the administration and County Council as of 6/30/16 and 12/31/16 listing structures for which the CCLRC used funds in whole or in part from the Cuyahoga Property Demolition Fund.


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