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Land Bank in Shaker Heights

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 07:00.

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

Vadxx Questions ????

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:40.

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 - 20:49.

 Hello All;

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

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 15:14.
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 - 08:25.


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

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/19/2013 - 18:17.


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 - 13:02.

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 - 13:16.

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 - 20:54.

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 - 13:37.

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 - 09:05.


Thank you Senator Shirley Smith--Speaking the TRUTH

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 10/20/2012 - 12:25.

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 - 08:36.
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...

Uptown aka Greater University Circle

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 16:29.

It was great to have today off --and to do two things I love to do--swim and eat.  I have a CWRU family connection and use of the pool there.  And, I love the days I get to visit the campus and relive the college milieu. 

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Same CROOKS Different Levy

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 19:24.

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Journalism or Propaganda ??? Your $$$

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 17:33.

In a rare show of common sense, the Plain Dealer actually heeded the comments posted to a story:


When this came out--I felt the usual nausea: the Plain Dealer printing propaganda to support the Land Bank, though the numbers were so obviously bogus.  I have been banned at the PD, so I rarely comment anymore.  I chocked it up to the same old...

Bioregional Quiz: Where are you?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/22/2012 - 19:24.

Urban Homesteading by Rachel Kaplan offers some invaluable advice for neighbors who want to improve their community:

Work to answer these questions for yourself and your family-

Senate Campaign -you do have a choice Scott Rupert

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/22/2012 - 11:37.

I am feeling fairly depressed over my options in this coming election. The Senate campaign choices did not impress me until I saw that that I do have choice now:

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