lmcshane's blog

Cuyahoga County - and the LOOPHOLE

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 07/27/2013 - 12:16.

Why is it that anyone with delinquent property taxes in Cuyahoga County can continue to buy additional properties?  

Would you NOT think that delinquent tax status on any property would preclude a delinquent owner from buying a property from Fannie Mae?  

Well, it just happened in my neighborhood and this time the guy didn't even bother to camouflage his name with an LLC - like good old Lucky Ogor!


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Ward 14 - dirty politics in NEO

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 09:37.

The media is largely ignoring the simmering council race in Ward 14 - focused on Eugene Miller and Jeff Johnson - another power play with Sweeney written all over it.  

But, the story on near west side is far more volatile with a history worth revisiting.  

See the historic editorials by Nelson Cintron and, at the time, Miriam Ortiz-Maldonado.

CAR-FREE Care-free- Pt IV Downtown CLE

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 18:13.

I was going to ride my bike and take my camera – but the rain looked imminent so I skipped both.  Instead, I was dropped off downtown amidst the hustle-and-bustle of the lunch time crowd at Tower City.  My destination was RTA to pick up my 5 ride tickets.

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Life in Cleaveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 06/29/2013 - 10:24.

 I had lunch yesterday with a smart, independent woman who has managed to carve out a good life for herself in Cleveland.  We are both complainers, but we both see the positives, too.  She has lived in Chicago, Toronto, and Cleveland, and of the three places, she prefers Cleveland.  Cleveland's cost of living allows her to travel to Paris - twice a year to be recharged by the energy and joie de vivre - that is uniquely French.

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Mystery Contract w/Tien, Death Cloud and more $$$ used to poison CLE residents

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 08:28.

 It became apparent last night that the Jackson administration staged this whole contract with Peter Tien for kickbacks.  It was actually apparent before last night - Jackson and his willing conspirators at Sweeney-controlled council awarded a contract to Peter Tien--a contract that defies comprehension.

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MJ McWhorter deceased

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 19:12.
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Land Bank in Shaker Heights

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:00.

Thanks to Korbi Roberts for this enlightening video and to Cleveland Area History:

Complaint needs to be filed against City of Cleveland and Ohio EPA

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 08:43.

Vadxx Questions ????

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:40.

My main take-away from the meeting last night was that this could be a bona-fide recycling operation - but why this location East 79th and St. Clair???


More REDISTRICTING-prompted by violation of Voters Act

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 21:49.

 Hello All;

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$$$$TUDY for some more $50,000 + to the Land Bank...

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 16:14.
I am going to highlight in BOLD the parts you should definitely read in this post:
Should Cleveland help fund Housing/Demo Study?
Started on Feb 08, 2013 by Brian Cummins
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Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Projects--Pick Three

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 09:25.


Vote for the top three projects or events you would like to see happen in our community. The six finalists are listed below, along with short videos. The ballot is located at the bottom of the page.

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Bike Cleveland Annual Meeting 1/27 at Mahall's Lanes

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 20:21.


Fracking - or how the Plutocrats decide our Future-Poison anyone??

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/19/2013 - 19:17.


Some of you may have missed the Plain Dealer's glowing review of fake-environmentalist Rich Cochran at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (also home to REALNEO's favorite Cuyahoga County crook)--

TWEET TWEET...And then there were 17...#corruption

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 14:02.

Photo by: Laura McShane


Mark Naymik has an editorial today and has solicited tweets from key council folk like Joe Cimperman meant to make him feel like a hardball reporter...insane. 

Recording the Story of Northeast Ohio

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/29/2012 - 14:16.

REALNEO has been a difficult experiment, but I hope that a national organization, maybe even the Library of Congress, decides that it is a site worthy of preservation.  We are undergoing a difficult time in our world history as technology changes our perception of reality and changes how our society operates. I really wish that there was a better way of recording the zeitgeist of our times.  How many blogs and digital content will survive and be recorded as books preserve our stories?

Walk, ride and get out

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 21:54.

Life goes on.  The city continues to move.  Yesterday,  it was sunny and warm.  I was able to take the train to University Circle, and to swim at CWRU.  And, then I walked along the empty bike lane that runs up Fairhill through the Doan Brook watershed.  Flags were at half-staff at the Baldwin Water Plant.  Shaker Square was decked out for the holidays. 

Please help prevent disinvestment in Brooklyn Centre-Save ALDIs and Wirth House

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 14:37.

Please help hold city officials accountable and stop disinvestment of services in Brooklyn Centre:


There is gross misuse of federal funds.  City of Cleveland provides incentives to corporate interests and developers but does not help communities retain services and allows use of federal monies to destroy historical fabric of a neighborhood. 


Losing Genius

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 10:05.


Thank you Senator Shirley Smith--Speaking the TRUTH

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 10/20/2012 - 13:25.

So, regardless of whether the levy passes, we will see a state-appointed commission take the helm of Cleveland schools as soon as January.


Please CUT and PASTE

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 09:36.
Photo of "new" Paul Dunbar School under construction
Photo above shows construction standards for "new" Paul L. Dunbar school just south of St. Ignatius--see posts at REALNEO on Buhrer School for the insanity of this construction and gross waste of taxpayer $$$--carpetbaggers...