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Historic Bank Building in Old Brooklyn being stripped for Marble

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:32.


I walked by the historic bank building at corner of Pearl and Broadview today - looking in the window - it appears that the building is being systematically stripped of the marble wall trim.  The interior is very reminescent of the United Bank Building - which was renovated to house Crop restaurant.   The building is listed with CBRE commercial real estate.

Lake Erie Living

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/08/2014 - 14:59.

With the Metroparks takeover of our lakefront parks - more and more of us are awakening to the fact that we have been deprived access to this resource for years.  

Inspiring Civic Engagement - Alonzo Mitchell turns 33

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 13:53.

 Alonzo Mitchell III is an amazing young-ish man.  He looks younger than his 33 years and he is the catalyst for a ground swell of positive energy in CLE.  Without foundations, without powerful connections - Alonzo Mitchell III returned to Cleveland with enthusiasm and pride in his hometown.  He translated this energy into the marketing juggernaut Ohio Homecoming.


Writer and Activist Junot Diaz at CSU Friday October 11, 2013 5:00-6:30 pm

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 07:26.
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Cultural Crossings Presents

Lanci interview with Cool Cleveland Panel

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/29/2013 - 17:56.

Drive to Broaden OPINION content at Plain Dealer

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 09:12.

 I have posted this content to Citizen Dashboard category - in the Sunday Plain Dealer, editor Elizabeth Sullivan wants you to know that through the Northeast Ohio Media Group and the Plain Dealer and (if you understand that evolution) - you have a greater opportunity to voice your opinion.

Please see the full article at

Date ALDIs in Brooklyn Centre slated to CLOSE - thank your Councilman, CDC, Chris Warren and Community Development!

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 08/03/2013 - 18:55.
11/01/2013 - 16:00
11/01/2013 - 16:59


Are you happy to see the Clark Ave treatment for West 25th??? I am not happy - it sucks.  This is what passes for "development" in NEO:

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Read IN - Save the Telling Mansion in South Euclid

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 08:29.
07/22/2013 - 19:30
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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.

Janus Effect : New Photographs from Old Techniques

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 08:22.
04/15/2013 - 06:19
04/27/2013 - 06:19

 Please avail yourself to this amazing exhibit- before the show ends on April 27th.


1300 West 78th Street
Cleveland , OH 44102
United States

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. 

Community Meetings for Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 07:08.
12/19/2012 - 06:00
12/20/2012 - 06:00

The Plain Dealer notes two meetings this week -Wednesday night and Thursday night:

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. 


Senate Campaign -you do have a choice Scott Rupert

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/22/2012 - 12:37.

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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Distributed Energy-WAKE UP!

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:01.

For me, the most inspiring part of yesterday's Sustainable Cleveland Summit was the appearance
and presentation by Jeremy Rifkin via teleconference.

Free Screening of "The Contradictions of Fair Hope"- Discussion with S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 08:15.
09/08/2012 - 14:00
09/08/2012 - 16:00

The Contradictions of Fair Hope highlights a long-forgotten and fascinating aspect of American history when newly freed slaves responded to the shock of Emancipation by forming “self-help” organizations called benevolent societies to help ease the transition from slavery to freedom.

Saturday, September 8, 2012 • 2:00 p.m.
Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
East Sixth St. and Superior Ave.


325 Superior Ave
Cleveland , OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-623-2921
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CLE+ Condemnation=Demos for Developers

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 06:21.

At a dinner conversation the other day, I was told by a person who works with area businesses that the City of Cleveland can condemn a property --regardless of the building condition-- if the water bill is in arrears--true?

I would not be surprised:

CMSD--the sad truth (and no one is paying attention)

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 08:52.

I wish I wrote this comment to the PD's soft peddle "in support of teachers" (gee gosh, GCP just figured out they NEED the teachers to push support for a levy...):

tranche May 06, 2012 at 7:09AM


Within this article there are two messages. The first, of course, is another call by the Plain Dealer to pass a school levy.

Poetry WILL change the world !!!

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 08:57.

I am a TREE!!!

Listen to ME!

Obama--you want my vote?

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 07:43.


How about cleaning house here in NEO?


Chardon media event and “all those questions”

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Sat, 03/03/2012 - 18:54.

The tragic shootings at Chardon High School on Monday Febuary 27th instantly became a media event. Sometimes media events have a way of showing up media as less than thorough.

Will vote YES for Issue 1 on March 6th?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:18.

My gut reaction to any mailer from Council President Martin Sweeney is to trash it (and burn at high temperature to fuel CPP!)

Not one more dime...

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 21:36.

Cleveland City Council folks are being evasive--they know that the shady contractor Peter Tien has asked the Mayor and Council's approval for some up front money.  Fortunately, Ohio Citizen Action (and to his credit, Councilman Brian Cummins) are on top of the shell game: