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I-90 MAP - PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT - BRIDGE/ABBEY AVENUE - RECEIVED FROM MARK CARPENTER (ODOT) 06-25-10

Submitted by jerleen1 on Fri, 06/25/2010 - 09:08.
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 I received this diagram from (ODOT) Mark Carpenter this morning.  I'm not sure that you can make out the details.  Anyone wishing to have a copy of this map e-mailed, let me know and I'll be glad to forward. 

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KNEE-HIGH GRASS AND WEEDS IN FRONT OF DANTE'S PARKING LOT ON PROFESSOR

Submitted by jerleen1 on Fri, 06/18/2010 - 17:56.
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 Remember all the fuss made over tremontsoul's property being unkept, unmaintained and unmowed - where's TWDC's camera man now. 

Are these up-scale, high-end greens, new age art or..........maybe they're just weeds?

Anybody fording through in their knee britches might just come out with some chiggers.

 

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THE PEOPLE'S UNIVERSITY ON WHEELS COMES TO SCRANTON CASTLE RESIDENTS TODAY

Submitted by jerleen1 on Wed, 06/16/2010 - 01:00.
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 Alma Bonom had her first look inside a library in more than 10 years today.  The Cleveland Public Library parked it's "People's University on Wheels" in front of the Scranton Castle Complex this morning for one hour.

Alma was all smiles as she headed back to her apartment with her bag of books.  "This is great," she said. 

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The Melodious Sound of Pealing Church Bells and a Congregation of Singing Birds

Submitted by jerleen1 on Sun, 05/23/2010 - 11:28.
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A beautiful sound in the neighborhood this morning.  You could almost feel the quiet.  Even a couple of Harley riders out for a Sunday drive didn't seem to rumble the 'hood.

It's amazing how much difference there is in the way the church goers close their car doors than the rowdy patrons coming to the bar scene. 

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RTA HITS CAR - TWO INJURED - TRANSPORTED TO METRO BY EMS - POLICE ON SCENE

Submitted by jerleen1 on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 20:56.
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Around 6:00 p.m. this evening two people were injured when an East bound RTA bus attempting to get through the crowded intersection of Jefferson and Professor Avenues struck a vehicle in the West bound lane.  Police and EMS were on the scene and the two victims were transported to a local hospital.  The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time.

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TREMONT RESIDENTS SPECIAL OSSCC MEETING, APRIL 28, 2010, 6:30 P.M.

Submitted by jerleen1 on Sun, 04/25/2010 - 12:43.
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 This special meeting was put together and scheduled at the request of many residents.  Due to the fact that there are several businesses on Professor Avenue (including Dante, Edisons and Tree House) expanding - this is going to take the parking deficit over the edge.

 

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Trespassers still encroaching on Tremont soul's property!

Submitted by jerleen1 on Sat, 04/24/2010 - 19:14.
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 Trespassers are still parking construction equipment on private property as well as Tree House patrons having access to convenient parking.

 

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Full view of the second much larger patio - off-street parking lot

Submitted by jerleen1 on Sun, 04/18/2010 - 20:11.
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Again, a picture can explain more than words.  These businesses clearly create some of their own problems by not utilizing the sites for the intended and required purposes.  Funny thing is that when you submit evidence to the Board of Zoning Appeals, it is under oath.

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A view of the petition that divides the two patios and the curb cut parking lot.

Submitted by jerleen1 on Sun, 04/18/2010 - 19:55.
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 This photo depicts the first and second patio as well as evidencing the curb was cut to accomodate the off street parking of vehicles.  There is a petition and entrance way from the small 32 seat patio into the larger non-conforming patio. 

What must be remembered is that there are several bars/restaurants/nightclubs that guilty of the exact same thing - after the ratified resolutions are handed down by BOZA granting the parking variances, business owners construct illegally permitted patios in the designated required parking sites.

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"TREMONT SOUL'S PROPERTY" PROFESSOR AND COLLEGE - 4/12/10 - APPROX. 7:00PM

Submitted by jerleen1 on Mon, 04/12/2010 - 21:24.
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picture of tremont soul's property.  Photo taken this evening approx. 7:00 p.m. whick shows vehicles and equipment trespassing.

 

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OLD TREMONT BLOCK CLUB CO-CHAIR LENA JACKSON'S RESPONSE

Submitted by jerleen1 on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 01:15.
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 Co-Chair Lena Jackson's response to the discovery of the "unauthorized" letter allegedly writted by Kristen Trolio

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TWDC - TWO LETTERS - AND THE SMOKING GUN

Submitted by jerleen1 on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 01:05.
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 Letter dated November 24, 2008, which according to TWDC Executive Chris Garland, was written by Kristen Trolio.

Question is - under who's direction and authority?

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TREMONT SCHOOL HAS BEEN SAVED ONCE AGAIN - HOPEFULLY FOR THE LAST TIME

Submitted by jerleen1 on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 22:41.

Approximately 6:00PM this evening I received a message from Councilman Joe Cimperman that Dr. Sanders had called him with the news that Tremont Montessori School had been removed from the closure list. 

I did not receive any information on the other schools.

 

 

 

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VALET ZONES IN TREMONT CAUSE POSSIBLE DELAYS FOR EMERGENCY CREWS

Submitted by jerleen1 on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 12:38.
Henry and Others,
 
While there have been a number of suggestions and ideas tossed out on how and by what committee the parking/valet problems should be handled, no doubt the traffic congestion created by too many Valet Zones  obstructing the intersections and blocking the driving lanes in Tremont is creating a serious safety problem.
 
As far as the complaining goes, I dare say that the need for a fire truck or an ambulance be
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TWDC'S NEW PROPOSED BY-LAW AND ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION DID NOT MAKE THE GRADE

Submitted by jerleen1 on Fri, 01/29/2010 - 19:24.

The Tremont West Development Corp. (TWDC) Annual Membership/Election of new board members meeting went off last night without incident.  It was the second meeting in two months calling for members to vote in favor of the proposed changes to the by-laws and Articles of Incorporation.

When quorum was not obtained at the special meeting held in November, TWDC staff and board members worked dilligently at purging a few hundred names from the membership list.  This lowered the number of members currently registered to approximately 517. 

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ALL HANDS ON DECK - HELP SAVE TREMONT SCHOOL - COME AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS

Submitted by jerleen1 on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 17:28.

 

Help Rally to Save Tremont School on Saturday!
 

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STREET CUT AND HOLE NEAR 710 JEFFERSON - LEFT BY CONTRACTORS - CITY SAYS MUST BE FIXED BY 12/18/09

Submitted by jerleen1 on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 13:29.
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FYI

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TREMONT WEST DEVELOPMENT CORP. INSIDERS SLASH MEMBERSHIP LIST TO ATTAIN QUORUM

Submitted by jerleen1 on Wed, 12/16/2009 - 02:36.
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At the January 2009, Annual Membership meeting, TWDC's Board President stood at the pulpit and with a straight face reverently promised transparancy - clear, frank and candid openness to the (ultimate authority) members they were elected to serve.

For many years, people who lived or worked in Tremont and attend a block club or other constituent group meeting or filled out a registration card at the TWDC office, have been  bona fide members of the Tremont West Development Corp. 

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DUMPSTER USED ON THE DAY FRANK GIGLIO'S HOUSE WAS DEMOLISHED

Submitted by jerleen1 on Mon, 12/07/2009 - 09:32.
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 Photo which depicts the type of dumpster used on Dec. 9, 2009, the day Frank's house was demolished.

 

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DEMOLITION CONTRACTORS OF FRANK GIGLIO'S HOUSE - A PICTURE IS WORTH A 1000 WORDS

Submitted by jerleen1 on Mon, 12/07/2009 - 08:41.
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 THE PHONE NUMBER IS:  (216) 391-5700

THIS PHOTOS WAS TAKEN ON SITE AT 2288 WEST 14TH STREET, ON DECEMBER 9, 2009. 

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DECEMBER PLAIN PRESS ARTICLE - UNCUT VERSION - THE REST OF THE STORY

Submitted by jerleen1 on Wed, 12/02/2009 - 01:38.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY: JERLEEN JUSTUS

FINAL DRAFT

Tremont West  Development Corp. (TWDC) voting members arriving at the Zion United Church of Christ at 2716 West 14th Street, on November 11th, 2009, near the Six O'clock hour, found the doors open, were greeted by TWDC staff and volunteers seated behind tables ready to assist with their system of signing in, assigning ballot numbers, and pointing the way to the pews.

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NO BRAG - JUST FACT - WHO'S THE BOSS BEHIND THE MACHINATIONS OF TWDC

Submitted by jerleen1 on Tue, 12/01/2009 - 15:37.

  Pull the undercover low rider out of the cave and go cruising around Tremont after the sun goes down on just about any given night and "people watchin" takes on a whole new prospective. 

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TREMONT'S MOST ABUSED LITTLE SIGN NOW STANDS TALL AND BACK IN IT'S PROPER PLACE

Submitted by jerleen1 on Fri, 11/20/2009 - 14:11.
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 Tremont's little sign that was severed by hacksawers and dropped into an orphan hole is now standing proud and tall back in it's proper place.

We owe many thanks to everyone who put forth so much effort enforcing the law in dealing with the hacksawer and his whack job.

Question is, will the scandalous whacker and his saws-all strike again?

 

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TREMONT WEST DEVELOPMENT CORP. - TREMONT'S FINEST - WHO'S THE DUMMY NOW

Submitted by jerleen1 on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 13:13.

For a couple of years,  Tremont West Development Corp.,  Executive Director Chris Garland has refused the request of intersted parties to allow anyone to view only the names of the membership list, boasting a 900 plus active enrollment. At the Nov. 11, 2009 special meeting, they did not make quorum and rumor has it that they are now planning on purging this membership list prior to the Annual meeting in January to reduce the required percentage number for making quorum in hopes of sidestepping, yet, another embarassment.

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A PILLOW FOR GUY - GUY AND YOGI - TWO OF TREMONTS BRIGHEST STARS

Submitted by jerleen1 on Sat, 11/14/2009 - 16:51.
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Well, Guy won't find any minute listening devices inside this pillow but maybe it  will serve as a small reminder that he and Yogi are two of Tremont's shinning stars.  

Whether they took your pillows or not Guy,  here's one you'll remember.  It's a tribute to your run for the TWDC Board last year and the story we got out in the December issue of the Plain Press.   

Jeff, I was unsuccessful in posting with the proper topic - so maybe I did follow instruction very well.

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