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New Cleveland City Ward Redistricting Approved Today - Plan Puts Tremont in 3 Wards Beginning January, 2014

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 14:51.

Cleveland City Council, meeting in special session called by Council President Marty Sweeney, approved an amended city ward redistricting plan, which, in effect, creates 3 wards in Tremont in place of the current two. The vote was 14 – 4 for the new plan.

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Flying Jimmy Haslam - rebates to himself?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 18:14.

 Paying out "rebates" to trucking firms which bought a lot of fuel?.....why not simply reduce your profit with disquised rebates to yourself ?....and lower your "profit" and your taxes in the process...

Create a bunch of phony co's, and rebate to them....which is actually yourself...

Let's see what the IRS determines.  

But, this is another example of the scum than find Cleveland and come to rip us off with the help of our very own ignorant elected cyphers.


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Local story censored from national feed - "This is just a training exercise, do not worry" Runner eye witness-boston terrorism

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 13:09.

University of Mobile's Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.

"They kept making announcements to the participants do not worry, it's just a training exercise," Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15.

(Shades of 9/11 when workers in the South Tower were told to go back into their offices. That the fire was under control.)

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Realneo had server upgrade last night -

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 07:10.

 FYI,  Admin has informed me that the Realneo server underwent a scheduled upgrade last night.  So, if you found Realneo off air for a short time, the upgrade is the reason why.  Thanks for your patience.  And  thanks to the Admin tech crew too for taking the time to maintain Realneo.   Jeff for Admin.

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Cuyahoga County Land Bank - SIGN the PETITION to end the Scams - Your HUD dollars at WASTE- Demand the Removal of Gus Frangos

Submitted by Gone Fishin on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:07.

 Sooner than later the Federal Government is going to run out of money.  The government needs to end the wasteful spending and a good place to end the waste is with HUD.

HUD is wasting MILLIONS and MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars in the  Cuyahoga County Land Bank.

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Boston Marathon - live track any runner via the web - very cool - until the explosives went off

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 11:44.

Roof top view to center of one of the two blasts on Boylston Street, Boston.  Shock and awe right here at home.

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Values of Urban Trees - national forest service on the true value of a tree to the home owner and the community

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 00:16.

The basis for the value of an urban tree could be emotional, aesthetic, or it could be strictly utilitarian. However, people seldom perceive value as strictly aesthetic or monetary. There is often substantial overlap that makes "value" difficulty to classify. In many communities, public spending on tree care and management reflects an approximate value of trees. Spending patterns that go unchallenged, especially among an informed public, indicate the value people associate with trees.

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE...KEEP DISRUPTING CORRUPTION.....EXPOSE IT ALL! (Or just keep paying those pensions of the corrupt!)

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 02:21.

Thank you PD for your article about Prosecutor McGinty going after those corrupt jerks. It's kind of skewed reporting to make the points stated in the article; almost like a notice for McGinty to back off. As a citizen---I find it pathetic that any reporter would undermine the idea of recapitulating public coffers which are being paid out to corrupt assholes. You should be commending and saluting the public officials trying to have the backbone to go after the corrupt! So...keep up the great reporting.

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SIGN the PETITION to Remove GUS FRANGOS from the Cuyahoga County Land Bank - Scam Waste Fraud Cuyahoga County Land Bank

Submitted by Gone Fishin on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 22:12.


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Ants Lead the Way on Earthquake Prediction

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 22:06.

Ants with the world's worst taste in real estate seem to sense earthquakes before they strike, according to research presented today (April 11) at the European Geosciences Union annual meeting in Vienna.

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Jewelry - only to be lost or stolen - misery inducing - why do we like Jewelry?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 19:39.

What is it about jewelry that is attractive?   Not the cost, that is unattractive. 

And if you own jewelry you know that owning jewelry is a miserable experience.   You can't remember where you hid it.   And even if you could find it, you would probably lose it if you wore it. 

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TREES in TREMONT may not be murdered - hopefully all the trees left standing - Urban Forestry Dept. to access the situation.

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 17:52.
image.pngThanks Henry for getting this out.
I again spoke to Martin Reese this afternoon and learned that a meeting will take place on Monday.  According to Reese, this conference meeting is taking place to bring Coucilman Cimperman in the loop and not a public meeting.  That being said beware of compromises.
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UTILITY COMPANES USE ABUSIVE PRACTICES: Rolling Due Dates used by Utility Companies are Adverse to Low Income Families.

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 14:02.

Dear Dominion East Ohio Gas and First Energy; Please quit your policy of rolling due dates. You have the corporate capacity to amend the policy that creates unstable due dates for your bills. You also have the power to make a due date adjustment to all customers with particular attention on people on limited incomes like Social Security. Most of these recipients pay their bills when their checks come in.

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guy templeton black's (& sophia's) tremont west development corporation board candidate bio & proposed amended by-laws for 2013

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 01:02.


(resolution from the city of cleveland honoring guy)

" the slash and burn -  take no prisoners - anything goes

is so corrosive to our democracy and we've got to

fight this because it turns people off politics in general

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Submitted by jerleen1 on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 00:34.

Ladies and gentlemen

I have done nothing this evening but glued my ear to the phone.  One caller after the other filling me in on the Professor streetscape meeting.

First, how much development money has been promised to TWDC and/or its representatives for going along with the plans to slaughter and execute 21 charming and vivacious bloomers that have been marked for death in the next few days? 

How many more costly boondoggles does TWDC get at the expense of taxpayer and community dollars?


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Cuyahoga County Land Bank - continues to give county taxpayer property to FLIPPERS

Submitted by Gone Fishin on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 19:55.

The Cuyahoga County Land Bank was created to keep property out of the hands of risky, out-of-state investors.  However, the land bank continues to give away property to these same risky investors that they were so concerned about.

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humans & others species being murdered tortured by the corrupt status qua system - now our great TREES being murdered in TREMONT

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 16:02.

image.png(update: spoke to great cory at twdc about recycling the trees - per my request he will mention it at tonites meeting - the trees will not be murdered till next week so we have time to recycle - cory explains what is happening very good) -The TremontGardeners do not support the loss of mature trees if any other options are available.If Frank Gehry can design an entire museum in Biloxi, Mississippi, around the mature trees that were o

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TONIGHT - Meeting to STOP Removal of Mature Trees along Professor Ave. Tremont 6:00 p.m. Press Wine Bar

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:36.
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 Hello All:

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Gerrymandering 2013...Ward Boundary Wars in Cleveland....Deprivation of Public Input by Citizens

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 06:42.

angelnward14 post to the Cleveland.com link http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/04/threat_of_law_suit_loom... .....gerrymandering again.....what is the key to their choices???? They are attempting to insure that every ward has enough quotas in it to sustain funding practices from HUD for CDBG funds and much more...it's a quota game.... if they screw it up...they lose those big funds which support the Community Development and Neighborhood Stabilization Programs...etc...

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Why I Don’t Trust Non-Pet People - those who can't tolerate a little pet hair on their person are not to be trusted

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 23:45.

She sized me up with a scowl and asked if I'd realized the item I was returning had some pet hair on it.

"Pet hair? Oh, my God, no! Not pet hair!"

A Little Pet Hair Never Hurt Anyone

It was with that humorous insight in mind that I put pen to paper and added up my reasons for "distrusting" the fur averse:

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Woods Cove Tax Liens - Lakeview Holding Tax Liens - PREDATORS

Submitted by Gone Fishin on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 21:14.
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Submitted by Gone Fishin on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 20:00.

Gus Frangos, President of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, is paid a six figure salary to 'save' our county from the foreclosure crisis.

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Vadxx Questions ????

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:40.

My main take-away from the meeting last night was that this could be a bona-fide recycling operation - but why this location East 79th and St. Clair???


More REDISTRICTING-prompted by violation of Voters Act

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 21:49.

 Hello All;

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