lmcshane's blog

? Question of the DAY?? Who the hell is J. Duncan Shoreby?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:33.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership will have you believe Frank Jackson has been good for Cleveland based on improvements seen downtown, but let's review some of the big ticket projects hatched under Frank Jackson as Mayor.

Credit to Leila Atassi for her series in 2013 - I have added the ratings:

Public Square Makeover - ? 

Schools Transformaton - FAIL

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Police are human - Heartless Felons are not

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 09:29.


For some bizarre reason - the unraveling and brilliant detective work that solved the cold-blooded murder of 5 people on Cleveland's east side - gets very little media attention:


Clark Field and WC Reed Field - the Saga of GREED

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 13:31.


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Racism in CLE fuels Real Estate scams by Safeguard, Land Bank and Forest City

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:46.


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Press Release for Announced Thieving WRLC - Übermensch 1% takeover of Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:57.
City of Cleveland – Office of the Council
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 216
10.0pt">Cleveland, Ohio  44114
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HUD monies being used to displace Disabled Seniors - take away their homes

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:13.


Above photo is Mr Santos - who is being harassed by City of Cleveland through the fake CDC SCFBC (Stockyard Clark Fulton Brooklyn Centre) - 400 homes in the eastern portion of Brooklyn Centre received code enforcement letters w/deadline for improvements in May 2015.  No one from this fake CDC office has offered to help this senior meet compliance.  

Easy Money

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:07.


This week - Steven Litt and Michelle Jarboe extolled 20+ years work by attorney Anthony Coyne on City of Cleveland Planning Commission - what they don't mention is the FACT that his law firm benefited to the tune of $400 million dollars in the inflated settlement for the Cold Storage Bldg.  

There had to be more transactions, in which his position at Planning Commission helped prime work for his law firm.  

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Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:05.

These guns were found on a 9 year old and 5 year old boys-  purchased in this case - by their parent ( in this case male-custodial).  Comments?

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Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:05.

These guns were found on a 9 year-old boy and a 5 year-old boy-  purchased, in this case, I would have to assume, by a "parent." 

I would like to know: what merchandiser in CLE is selling this "toy."

I would have to assume Walmart - and surprise - out-of-stock : http://www.walmart.com/ip/Airsoft-eZterminator-Black/24017577


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Cumberland vs CLE = carefree car-free

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 14:21.

Winter 2015 has been an especially hard one.  I considered travel to FL, TX or even Puerto Rico for some sun, but was put off by having to travel by plane.  When the weather in familiar Cumberland, MD promised to break temperatures higher than 30 degrees, I chose train travel to the Queen City.

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Cleveland as World Class Destination

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:07.

For Cleveland to thrive as a world class destination - we have to get a handle on Cleveland-in-Winter. Our community should not come to a standstill with winter weather. We suffer from a surfeit of planners and yet no one has considered snow storage and removal in all of the many plans generated for this town?

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Help the Redline Greenway - Contact Senators Portman and Brown

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 09:18.
Across the Buckeye State, trails provide opportunities for a healthy lifestyle, boost local economies, and provide a safe way to connect people and places. Ohio’s trails are an important resource—and your senators know it, too.
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Please call and email Director Michael Cox - need to upgrade West Side Market with Heat

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/23/2015 - 17:09.


 There is NO HEAT at the West Side Market today - please email Director Cox at mcox [at] city [dot] cleveland [dot] oh [dot] us  - please insist that the facility plan is moved up to address vendor concerns.  

Amanda Dempsey has not been replaced since Aug 2014 - Susie Claytor 216-348-2275 is interim Market Manager.  She is also manages Public Auditorium.

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City Beautiful - Heart Bombs Carnegie South -Fifth Church -Variety Theatre

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:01.

 With all of the entrenched BS artists in CLE - it is refreshing to encounter young professionals determined to get recognition for significant cultural landmarks that matter to our local history.  Please support their efforts.  



DREAM Neighborhood?!!

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 02/14/2015 - 10:11.
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Two Tier Society

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:23.

Just in time for the Republican National Convention - the Democratic Party machine here in Northeast Ohio will have achieved a total two-tier economy - with the underclass stuck in RTA hell.

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Eyes on the Prize

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 02/07/2015 - 20:20.


MOCA Cleveland on a Dreary Day - Last Day of Kirk Mangus Show

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:38.

Yesterday was a great day to spend inside looking at artwork at MOCA Cleveland.  Kirk Mangus show was a beautiful present to myself.  Hope MOCA archives their shows, but in the event, not - here is the information from their website (see attached images inthe attached directory):


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The CLE Flip 2015 prediction

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:39.



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Worst Day of My Life

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 13:58.



The sadness of a child who has lost their father during the season of year we are conditioned to think of as happy and peaceful.  

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Only Little People pay taxes...

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:53.
 Anyone remember who said the line "Only little people pay taxes" ?  I will come back to that question after you "google" the answer.  Well, evidently, the rule applies in Cuyahoga County, too.   Two politically-connected tax evaders are getting some attention this past week.  
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New BOR is same as old Board of Revision

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:43.


Let the DEMOS begin!! CMSD Facilities Plan will take down Tremont School

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:32.


November 15, 2014


Dear Tremonsters:

City Club Takes on the World

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:05.

Epistemology.  How do you know what you know?  In the past, the print media controlled much of what we knew and our thought process on issues.  Has that changed with the Internet and citizen reporting?  

Clark Ave TLCI Survey - another exercise in futility

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:11.

 A handful of folks who actually live in and around Clark Ave. (I counted MAYBE 10) showed up last night at the old Gruss Hall across from St. Michael's to attend a Transportation for Livable Communities meeting.  Four council reps are part of this "planning" exercise - including from west to east : Matt Zone, Joe Cimperman, Brian Cummins and Anthony Brancatelli.  Zone and Cimperman were no shows.

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