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The fight for infrastructure bragging rights: with bipartisan stimulous perhaps?

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Mon, 02/22/2010 - 02:58.

With relief I read in a recent Plain Dealer article (1) that Ohio Senate President Bill Harris may lead Republican legislators to skotch the $400 million slow train across Ohio. Mind you, one of the many things we need  in the U.S. to be competitive with the rest of the “advanced” world are fast passenger trains, with reduced carbon footprints, racing between major cities less than 400 miles apart.

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City Health/ B&H inspectors enforce standards to protect the public, health, safety and welfare

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/17/2010 - 19:26.
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Acknowledgement of Norm Roulet's contribution and influence

Submitted by marccanter on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 18:23.

In my earlier post today, I have to apologize for not pointing out the significant contribution and influence REALNeo co-founder Norm Roulet had in me coming to NEO.

Yah sure - Norm and I don't see things eye to eye, but that's fine with me.

A Tale of Two Plain Dealer Headlines

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Tue, 12/29/2009 - 02:37.

Pre-Cleveland mayorial election (Sept. 29, 2009) head: “Despite revenue dip, city sees no layoffs and balanced budget” running above a story by PD reporter Henry Gomez which had this final paragraph: “In 2010,” [Sharon] Dumas [city finance director], told council members, “as we look at balancing our operating budget, it is our intent to do that – we're hoping – without any layoffs or service cuts,” [Metro | B3].

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Silenced in the Prime of Life: If Only the Lancer's Walls could Talk

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/07/2009 - 05:30.

Lancer Steakhouse burned to the ground

Cleveland lost another one of its great historic institutions, Sunday morning, as the Lancer Steakhouse burned beyond salvage, and was demolished. Established in the mid-1950's, making it one the first restaurant’s in Cleveland owned and operated by an African American, the Lancer was for five decades at the heart of more political action, and home to more important moments and memories, than any other restautant in this region - a truly historic place in the evolution of Northeast Ohio, for the past 50 years.

And, free wifi.

Now it is gone.

Lorain at West Side Market 1976

Submitted by RAG on Sat, 12/05/2009 - 12:10.



West Side Market - Road Divider Island - near W. 25 and Lorain-Carnegie Bridge 1976 photos from Cleveland Memory Project

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The conspiracy to build the Mayor Frank Jackson state mental hospital

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Thu, 12/03/2009 - 02:46.

In the Sunday Nov. 29th Plain Dealer cover story about the Health Line Steven Litt deserves much praise for mentioning in the fifth to the last paragraph of a 32-paragraph article that somehow, “a state psychiatric hospital planned near East 55th Street could discourage development of housing and other businesses nearby.”

At least Mr. Litt said it somewhere. This soft touch on something that could be very destructive to the future of Cleveland is puzzling. There is much to look into concerning this proposal.

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RAG on TV-5 again - getting results from the City

Submitted by RAG on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 20:53.

RAG -TV5 story - getting results from the City

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Election Day! Cleveland council race features unique candidate

Submitted by talbano on Tue, 11/03/2009 - 15:10.

By Teresa Albano

CLEVELAND - Volunteers are going house to house in this hard-hit city's West Side, getting out the vote for a candidate who they believe will "shake things up" and bring change to a neighborhood pockmarked with abandoned houses and torn up streets.
It is one of the most intriguing of several hot races around the country that will be decided on Tuesday.

The Origins of REALNEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 18:40.

October 7, 2009, we began our sixth year of ongoing, expansive, free, open source content management and global knowledge sharing, community building, social networking and collaboration on REALNEO. See posting Number 1, REALNEO Development Plan, from October 7, 2004, here, for links to many source documents from the planning and development of REALNEO, since 2004.

Congratulations to all REALNEO members, from day one to today! We've come a long way, since 2004, and our outcomes run far deeper than is seen on the surface of REALNEO. Six years is an eternity, in the world of social computing - we're about 8 months younger than Facebook, and a paradigm beyond - we are Real Co-op!

Volunteer for Rick Nagin GOTV Nov. 3

Submitted by talbano on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 18:30.

Help get out the vote on Election Day! Make it a big turnout!

Contact Rick Nagin to help


Rep. Dennis Kucinich urges all to vote for Rick Nagin for City Council

Submitted by talbano on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 01:09.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich urges all in Ward 14 to vote for Rick Nagin for City Council

Rick Nagin: 30 years of service, honest, hard-working

Submitted by talbano on Mon, 10/26/2009 - 15:26.


Election Day is Nov. 3. Vote Nagin for City Council

Examine heads before building mental hospital

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Mon, 10/26/2009 - 13:02.

Today (Monday Oct. 26, 2009) the Plain Dealer ran my letter concerning the blundering approach to development along the new Health Bus Rapid Transit Line on Euclid Avenue being taken by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

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Further ruin for Showplace of America

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Fri, 10/23/2009 - 15:04.

What is sustainability for Cleveland? Recently Major Frank Jackson lead an acclaimed three-day “Sustainability Summit,” which brought together 700 excited business people, students and environmental activities in feel good optimism while the Jackson-lead city government slogs along to Cleveland’s oblivion as usual.

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Hazardous Materials Trucked Through Our Neighborhoods.

Submitted by RAG on Fri, 10/16/2009 - 09:45.
Hazardous Materials hauled through School Zones and Neighborhoods. 9-16-09

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Does anyone know what this stuff is?

Best reason to visit NEO this Fall 2009?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/11/2009 - 14:15.

Resident Advocacy Group- Tremont Today at 6pm on TV5. Joe Pagonakis does a story on Clark Avenue Traffic.

Submitted by RAG on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 17:06.
Trucks on Clark Avenue

Resident Advocacy Group - Tremont

Today at 6pm on TV5. Joe Pagonakis does a story on Clark Avenue Traffic.

Running the red light at W. 16th and Clark. Truck traffic. Hazardous materials. School Zone.