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Did you know it is Air Quality Awareness Week? What are you doing to recognize public health concern in your Local Community?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 05/04/2011 - 22:11.

Before realNEO was dedicated to Ed "Citizen" Hauser, we were dedicated to Peter "Billionaire" Lewis... since 2004

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/03/2011 - 02:03.

On November 20, 2004 - about a month after I set up realNEO, as I was still configuring the site - one of the first "books" I established was called "Dear Peter", in honor of Clevelander Peter B. Lewis, Chairman of Progressive Insurance. As I added "categories" to the site, and moved away from using books for general content management, I made "Dear Peter" one of the first categories on realNEO, allowing members to designate their content to be listed with other "Dear Peter" content. I doubt most realNEO visitors have ever noticed Dear Peter exists, or known the meaning.

For decades, Peter Lewis has been one of Northeast Ohio's most inspiring and demanding leaders. I dedicated a category on realNEO to Peter Lewis because he has inspired me to "disrupt IT" with his proactive, positive challenges of authority in Northeast Ohio and worldwide. I know the Lewis family to be high quality intellects truly committed to the betterment of this community and the world, and I support their pursuits here. They challenge me to push the envelop for realNEO.

Before realNEO was dedicated to Ed "Citizen" Hauser - while Ed was still alive and working FOR REALNEO - we were dedicated to Peter "Billionaire" Lewis... since November 20, 2004:

From the Columbus Dispatch - The Daily Briefing: Billionaire Peter Lewis floating marijuana ballot issue

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 05/02/2011 - 16:27.

Until marijuana is legal for economic development in Ohio - and then America-wide - I will be sorting through the various MMJ proposals being developed for Ohio and the world and will keep realNEO readers informed of important developments, like... from the Columbus Dispatch, today:

The Daily Briefing: Billionaire Peter Lewis floating marijuana ballot issue
Monday, May 2, 2011  10:16 AM - By Alan Johnson - The Columbus Dispatch

EPA Greenversations: Raising the Flag for Air Quality Awareness in Northeast Ohio will be Transformational, and SAVE LIVES!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:13.

I strongly recommend all Cleveland-area schools be required to implement the following cheap, simple, educational program to raise public awareness of our poor air quality in Cleveland, teach area children and their friends and families about the harm of pollution, and protect our children from excessive pollution and the mental and physical damage that causes them, their families and our society and economy.

To do this properly, each school should feature modern, effective air quality monitoring equipment, offering students and stakeholders an exceptional learning experience... and better health. The flags don't even need to be physical - they may be virtual, and presented via the Internet so all parents and concerned citizens may always monitor the air quality and health of our next generation of Clevelanders.... from real Greenversations from DC:

Raising the Flag for Air Quality Awareness

Posted on May 2nd, 2011 - 10:30 AM

Last week, I joined security officer William Jones when he visited a group of students at the First Environments Day Care Center located on EPA’s Research Triangle Park campus. The purpose of our trip was to raise a yellow flag on the pole in front of the school.

When Officer Jones asked if the kids wanted to help him, they cheered in unison, “YES.”  They eagerly held the flag while Officer Jones hooked it to the chain, watched as he raised it – and promptly asked why the flag was yellow. Officer Jones explained that the yellow flag meant that the kids could play outside, “because the air quality was pretty good today– not the best like what a green flag means.”

Cleveland NORML May 2011 Meetup

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/30/2011 - 22:15.
05/01/2011 - 15:00
05/01/2011 - 17:00

Sunday, May 1 · 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Mayfield Regional Library
6080 Wilson Mills Rd
Cleveland, OH  


Mayfield Regional Library
6080 Wilson Mills Road Between SOM Center & Lander
Mayfield Village, OH 44143-2179
United States

Madison Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 from West 65th to West 117th....

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 17:55.

This ghosttown is right in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio along the Madison Avenue business district. The remnants that remain almost seem out of place in this neck of the woods. From West 65th Street where Madison stops now (As the access to West 58th Street has been stopped for years) to the edge of Lakewood on West 117th, Madison avenue is a deep reflection the blight that hit Cleveland, Ohio after 36 years of Community Development was used to empower our citizens...

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Do you know where your NATURAL GAS comes from?

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 12:29.

When you turn on your natural gas furnace to heat your home in the winter or your natural gas hot water tank for a steaming bath or your gas stove to cook a yummy meal; did you ever think twice about the source of that natural gas? With recent regulations to the gas companies, many families have been able to think about the source providers that they purchase the resource from; but what about "WHERE" it comes from? 

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The Ohio Medical Cannabis Act of 2012 - A Message From The Campaign

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 12:12.

The Ohio Medical Cannabis Act of 2012

A Message From The Campaign

Apr 27, 2011

For the better part of a decade, advocates have attempted to pass bills in the Ohio General Assembly to provide Ohio's sick and dying citizens with safe access to medical marijuana (cannabis). However, when confronted by this issue, our state's elected leaders simply shy away. While the effort to pass a bill in the statehouse is still being pursued, there is another way citizens can enact change.

If a group of citizens feel strongly that an issue has not properly been addressed by the Ohio General Assembly, they can propose an initiated constitutional amendment to the people for a statewide vote. This is the route we've decided to take, placing the issue before the voters on November 6, 2012.

Identifying Northeast Ohio Spiders

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 09:20.

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Bob Shores to be honored TOMORROW (THURSDAY)... Be there or be square!

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 19:07.


You are invited to a Community Reception for Bob Shores

When: Thursday, 4/28/11, 5-7pm

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What do you know about this Cleveland corner?

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 18:57.

This little building has sat on this corner for as long as I can remember... What information can you share about it?

Located in Ward 14....

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City of Cleveland Workforce Reduction.... "Blame lays in State...not with the City of Cleveland"????

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 16:17.

...thank you Mayor Frank Jackson for "REDIRECTING RESPONSIBILITY" for your fiscal mismanagement and failures as a leader of our City! 

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International Village: Community Gardens: THE FUTURE OF WARD 14 in Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 15:45.

Demolitions are clearing land daily in Ward 14 for your next COMMUNITY GARDEN....

Here's a community Garden site on West 48th Street, South of Clark... You can find these sites around the neighborhood in vacant lots. Citizens unite every Spring to plant fresh flowers and vegetables in these empty lots. Soon, there will be enough vacant lots to support more food than is needed by the dwindling population of Cleveland.

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Clark Avenue: Another Demolished Building

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 15:09.


Across from Clark McDonald's, another property lot has been leveled.... adjacent to the Transmission repair shop you will find yet another site of future development. Does anyone know what the future plans are for this location? How about the history of this property, does anyone have any input? 

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Cold Storage Buiding to be Demolished by Independence Demolition Company very soon!

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 14:43.


The iconic building that has sit next to the interbelt bridge in Cleveland, Ohio will soon be but a memory...

Demolition crews have been hard at work preparing the building for the final demolition. Development will soon replace the building as outlined in the ODOT's plans.

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Art's Taxidermy...the first professional black taxidermist in the USA...a Cleveland Landmark Business

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 13:47.


Did you notice the guy in the window? (That's Art!) 

Art is a citizen with a great legacy in our community and the owner of Art's Taxidermy.

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first time in their history of 98 - 100 yrs fed reserve will be speaking like an open book, on tv tomorrow

Submitted by savcash on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 00:17.

cnbc at 1 pm tomorrow est . (The Fed is due to release a policy statement tomorrow at about 12:30 p.m. New York time, and Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is scheduled to speak to reporters at 2:15 p.m.)  Bernanke Meets the Press 

The Fed chairman is holding the first scheduled press conference in Fed history tomorrow.

Ward 14: Demolished Houses since 2010....Erasing the Blight... Best Community Development Practices...

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 14:45.

Demolished: almost an entire street:


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Ward 14: Paris Theatre

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 13:10.
Paris Theatre on West 25th Street in Cleveland, Ohio 44109


The Paris Theatre has a long history on West 25th Street in Cleveland's Ward 14 community. What do you know about this property? Can you share the highlights, demise, and future of this property with our readers? 

Is it part of the 2020 Master Plans? 

Were the owners exempt from code enforcement too? 

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Understanding why Social Justice with Cuyahoga County property taxes may never happen.....

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 19:34.

....the poor don't deserve social justice...they are the quota tools for the middle class....

....the elderly should be steered out of their homes to make room for the gentrified Yuppies....

....affordable low income housing means providing housing for the people on vouchers that afford landlords exceptional rental determinations....

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Children on the Streets in Cleveland...

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 00:45.

SLOW DOWN!!! KIDS AT PLAY!!! Watch out for Kids being Kids!

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