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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 07/14/2006 - 11:07.
Building Bridges Mural Program’s brochure suggests that the program “empowers communities one brushstroke at a time”.
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Certainty of conflict of interest insures Nancy Lesic's clients must be excluded from future planning
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 07/02/2006 - 08:55.
In a really fascinating development, the Plain Dealer attempts today to structure a deal whereby Cleveland citizens accept the idea that the former press secretary to the very dubious former Mayor Mike White, highest-level PR-statute Nancy Lesic is now under contract with the President of the Cleveland City Council, for $48,000, while also being PR-statute to the Port Authority, and the Clev
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 06/27/2006 - 02:57.
Submitted by Ed Morrison on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 11:55.
Last week, I was busy, as Valdis Krebs would say, "closing triangles" between leaders in Oklahoma City and Lexington, Kentucky. First, you need some background. Beginning in 1993, I worked with the Chamber of Commerce in Oklahoma City to design a new economic development strategy. In the past, Oklahoma City, like many other cities, defined economic development in terms of recruitment. The main focus of their efforts was to identify a large companies and try to recruit them to the area.
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Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 06/18/2006 - 21:05.
I was driving my 6 year old daughter on 490 past ISG and she said it stank and wanted to roll up the windows... and the air the past few days has been oppressive in general. Is ISG just the obvious problem and not a big deal, as we are led to believe... is air pollution a big deal in NEO at all? I don't see big Ozone alerts around town so I assume we're doing great, but on this, I am uninformed. Who really knows the truth, day in and day out, on whether our air is safe or not, and where it is safest? Is it getting better or worse? I'm checking the web to see what I can learn - anyone else know anything about this that they can share?
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 04:38.
(This article was written as a progress report for the East Cleveland newsletter to residents of the city,
Greg Williams, son of Hot Sauce Williams Founder Lamond Williams, helping bring surplus computers into the new digital divide bridging center they are helping create at their property in East Cleveland - the awesome, historic former Hough Bakery Complex on Lakeview - where the ongoing REALNEO team is founding an open source incubator for entrepreneurs to help truly jump start the new economy in NEO... at the Star Incubator (the complex was the Star Bakery before it was the Hough Bakery).
The City of East Cleveland is leading Northeast Ohio into the new economy by bridging the digital divide. This means the City of East Cleveland is upgrading our internal computer network and services, increasing city bandwidth to the Internet, enhancing our website services, making sure all of our residents who want and need personal computers may have them at home, providing training in some computer programs, and helping residents get access to the Internet at the lowest possible cost or for free. This all provides a "bridge" for residents to go across the "digital divide" to the "new economy". Welcome!
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 00:35.
10,000s of NEOans turned out on a perfectly crisp, clear Saturday in University Circle for "Parade The Circle", the annual public art participation extravagansa organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art. This book contains photos and comments from a heavenly day in NEO... see the links in the navigation block on the left and below and enjoy the parade!
Submitted by Phillip Williams on Mon, 06/05/2006 - 06:43.
At RealNEO the concepts of openness, sharing and community are realized not just in how we as a group of people interact, but also in the tools we use. The best example of one of these tools is the software used on many of the team members notebooks.
Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Sat, 06/03/2006 - 22:15.
While Congress debates energy and gas saving strategies, they should consider one to help North East Ohio residents adopt personal energy and cost saving strategies, by reducing fuel demand, traffic congestion and promoting improved health. Congress can help America get out of their car and onto a bike. Cycling can be an important component in a national energy strategy.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 09:11.
Lots of people know that lead poisoning played a role in the fall of the Roman Empire (lead pipes) but in December 2005 it was learned that Beethoven died of lead poisoning - probably from a combination of pipes, lead seals on wine and documents, crystal, ceramics and paints - they started outlawing lead in Europe at the end of the 19th Century... it took America nearly a century longer...
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 01:46.
My son just turned one and we had him lead tested - the pediatrician's office called to report the results are less than 3 micrograms per deciliter - no level of lead is safe, and 3 µg/dL is certainly harmful.
Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 11:23.
I have a laptop. (A slow starter/late adopter you're thinking.) It was a holiday gift that was meant to free me from my house. I can get out and write, correspond, research anywhere I can get online. But the cold weather and my deep appreciation for my home environment and my dogs have kept me in the house. Now, however, I sit most days in the sunny breakfast room of my 89 year old Cleveland Heights home and write surrounded by windows.
Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/11/2006 - 14:55.
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The annual blossoming of Daffodil Hill, a collection of over 100,000 bulbs, an ongoing project since the 1940's, is one Lake View Cemetery's most popular attractions.
Lake View Cemetery
12316 Euclid AvenueCleveland, OH
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 04/10/2006 - 13:37.
This is a repost of a 2006 report. The stiff leg derrick is still in place today. Large and heavy steel and equipment is still being made overseas - and not in NEO. Think about it: the Port is a JOB LOSER because just about nothing is exported!
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/10/2006 - 13:45.
We hear of CAFTA, NAFTA, PAFTA, and how our government wants to help those people in areas with low wages by spreading democracy, “stabilizing” their governments, and letting our companies go and set up shop there. Reducing tariffs - we are told - will bring economic prosperity to economically “underdeveloped” regions.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 02:54.
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 22:25.
It didn't dawn on me until after I had finished commenting regarding the network map that I had blown the main point.
The reason names are critical in a network map is because trust cannot be anonymous.
"building trust" - we hear it at all the meetings, we hear it from Jack, from Valdis, from Norm, from Ed, from Tom, from George, from Berlin, from William - but you can't build trust with anonymity. We need names and faces - lots of them - like in high school - to connect to and listen too. Then trust will come.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 13:23.
When is the last time you saw a job application like this?
We are an
Unequal Opportunity Employer
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 01/17/2006 - 19:05.
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We are very pleased to announce the first NEO Excellence Roundtable of 2006 will feature the new mayor of the city of East Cleveland, Eric Brewer.
City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd FloorCleveland, OH
Submitted by Jeff Buster@rea... on Mon, 01/09/2006 - 22:57.
Here I am in NORTH EAST OHIO, concerned about the civic situation, but, as is true for all of us, with a limited amount of time and energy. When the muse strikes me, and I am ready to post to the web, what is the most efficacious web site on which to post? Fresh brewed daily?, Hotel Bruce? Cppl Cleveland?
Is it healthy to be asking these questions? or is it sacrilegious to be asking?
Submitted by robataka on Sun, 12/18/2005 - 11:11.
Submitted by More Better on Tue, 11/08/2005 - 11:43.
Post thoughts and comments regarding the use of Appreciative Inquiry to improve public schools in NEO
Submitted by jsmuscatello on Sat, 10/15/2005 - 17:11.
There is probably no need for Planners to consider this for Cleveland's downtown; however, this may be the way to help struggling neighborhoods within the city, as well as the the older, inner-ring suburbs - by encouraging pedestrian activity instead of vehicular.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 01/03/2005 - 13:09.
From Ed Morrison's always insightful and expert ED Pro website are his predictions for 2005 - feel free to add yours as comments to this posting.
Predictions for 2005 Predictions are always a tricky business, but they're fun to think about. Here's what I expect to see in economic development in the coming year.
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