Citizen Dashboard

Why Rick Nagin Is the Best Candidate for Ward 14

Submitted by talbano on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 12:49.

Check out for more information on Rick Nagin's campaign for Ward 14, to volunteer and to read his endorsements.

Transformative Knowledge

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 08/26/2009 - 15:02.

I am very excited that Cleveland Public Library is participating in the National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America program.  I have always felt more comfortable explaining concepts visually and, lo and behold, today--a wonderful man contacted me today with a visual explanation of Web 3.0.  Enjoy.  Transform.

Rick Nagin: Unity can build strong community

Submitted by talbano on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 18:53.

Dear Friends,

We need to unite the new Ward 14 and build a strong community.

I am proud that we are the most diverse ward in Cleveland and with your help I hope to draw on the strengths and experiences of people from every culture.

We are an overwhelmingly working class community and with the help of our unions I intend to draw on the skills, commitment and solidarity of working people.

Dinner for Two to the Cabin Club Steakhouse in Westlake

Submitted by tchaves on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 13:41.

Get to know an independent, local business or restaurant on Tricia's Dish.  Win free dinner for two ($100 value) to the Cabin Club (through Friday) here.  Two-three new giveaways posted every week (in the upper-right hand corner of the site).  No spam, your information won't be shared & it is totally free.

Losing Long-time Friends

Submitted by Jennifer Brunner on Sun, 07/26/2009 - 20:28.
Rene before "Natasha"

I got a call last weekend that one of my best friends from high school, Rene Apel, died last Saturday in California where she had transplanted herself soon after high school.  I kept in regular touch with Rene, and when in California would visit with her.  She died from complications of breast cancer that she had treated for in 1993.  Her ultimate cause of death was acute leukemia, occurring after years of continuing chemo treatments that neither shrunk the tumors in her upper torso, nor allowed them to grow (probably brought on by aggressive radiation treatments in 1993.)

Hello, this is a great site!

Submitted by Jennifer Brunner on Sun, 07/12/2009 - 16:54.
With youngest rescue dog, Lane

This is a great site.  Love to see people coming together innovatively and in a community setting like this.  I'm running for the U.S. Senate.  You can view my blog at  I learned about this site on Twitter (  On FaceBook at Check out my state office's latest initiative, "Better Lives, Better Ohio" at

Welcome to Real NEO; Open Source Capital of the Brightest Greenest State of Earth

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 14:00.

Smartest Greenest Breuer

Over the past 20 years, I've spent most of my "professional" time as an entrepreneur, with world-class expertise conducting multi-dimensional, multi-client relational comparative data and best practice analyses of any aspects of the world's largest and best global enterprises, environments and systems, and developing and consulting on innovations and total quality improvement. This work has generated a wealth of knowledge on large general systems, with a unique expertise in information systems and telecommunications. REALNEO is a product of this highest level expertise, drawn from the best practices of the best organizations on Earth. What REALNEO has developed for Cuyahoga County - what has been generated out of the REALNEO-generated Real Cooperative - takes general systems innovation to a whole new level of making us the brightest greenest place on Earth. So, we really do have a purpose to Cuyahoga County owning the Breuer, and the vision is beautifully expressed in this great rendering above, to be REAL COOP citizen headquarters of the open source capital of this brightest greenest state of Earth.

Father's Day and Weekly Giveaways: Blue Point Grille and Jewelry

Submitted by tchaves on Fri, 06/12/2009 - 02:51.

I wrote about a wonderful local jewelry designer recently called Susan K.

Cleveland's Pitt Bull Ordinance

Submitted by tchaves on Sat, 05/30/2009 - 14:53.

Only Enforced Once it's Too Late

It'stime the city implement a proactive approach to control what's becoming an epidemic, rather than standing idly by waiting for the next Pitt Bull attack to be reported.  Full Article.

Regulators Fell One Bank, Spare a Rival

Submitted by dweller1 on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 08:15.

article questioning why AmTrust was spared while National City Bank got whacked.

Please welcome Marc Canter back to Northeast Ohio, and collaborate developing the Citizen Dashboard proposal for Cuyahoga County

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/21/2009 - 06:30.
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Citizen Dashboard Virtuous Circle

Information technology pioneer and visionary - and Oberlin graduate - Marc Canter helped me launch REALNEO.US, in 2004... from San Francisco. Now, five years of social community and technology building and innovation later, I've convinced Marc to personally return to Northeast Ohio to collaborate with government, citizens and organizations in the community to make the open web a core economic and social strength of our region, at the global level.



Euclid Tavern
11625 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

Videophone Help

Submitted by marccanter on Mon, 03/23/2009 - 01:48.

Wouldn't it be great if a community could use videophone technology - like what you can get for free from Skype - to help each other?

If someone had a question - all they'd have to do is videophone up somebody and ask an answer.

The idea is that experts can support newbies in almost any area - and vice versa.

So if you were working on a home repair job or winterizing and you needed an experts advice, you could find him/her.

And if they needed help in creating a web site or balancing your companies books - they could help you.

Citizen Dashboard Killer Ap Proposal: Reinvent Journalism in Real NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 17:55.

Lou Pumphrey in uniform carrying Flag of Peace in 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade

I was surprised to see a letter to the editor printed and on-line in the Sunday, March 22, 2009, Cleveland Plain Dealer - "A flag of peace is found out of order at the St. Patrick's Day parade", by Lou Pumphrey. It starts: "Being half-Irish (on me mudder's side), off work on St. Patrick's Day and knowing the day would be sunny and warm, I vaguely considered donning my 41-year-old U.S. Army dress uniform and joining the St. Paddy's Day parade downtown, carrying my flag." But there was no accompanying picture of Lou or the Flag of Peace.

In the print edition, there was a file photo of a parade, but it was hardly relevant.

According to the unnamed, our future is in their hands

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 14:12.

Who imploded the economy? Many critics point to a crucial role played by traders of exotic unregulated financial instruments which are understood by few people. Currently most of these traders at American Insurance Group remain unnamed while receiving bonuses for “safely” dismantling an investment system turned doomsday machine which happens to hold the fate of the world’s financial system.

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Citizen Dashboard proposal

Submitted by marccanter on Fri, 03/13/2009 - 23:10.


My name is Marc Canter.  I was the guy who first introduced Norm Roulet to Drupal like 5 years ago. (or was it four? - it's hard to keep track.)

Anyway I've recently been working with Norm on a new proposal called the 'Citizen Dashboard'.  Its been fashioned for Cuyahoga County - but could (obviously) be used anywhere. I've posted it on my blog and facebook today and I'll be flogging this horse as I collect input from you folks.  That's my next step.

So please - HAVE AT IT!