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A MEANINGLESS 'PUBLIC' MEETING ON MEDICAL MART

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 09/03/2008 - 14:35.

You would have to describe last night first public hearing on the medical mart & convention center issue in Cleveland Heights as at least amusing. It was hardly productive. The meeting, scheduled at 5 p.m., started nearly a half hour late and then after a nearly 10 minute introduction by sponsor Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones the podium was passed to Squire Sanders & Dempsey boss Fred Nance. He took another 40 minutes of time talking about the report.

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45 YEARS AGO I COULD NOT IMAGINE TONIGHT

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 13:48.

 

History has been made. Surprisingly so. In a surprisingly short time.

It’s hard to imagine 45 years ago tonight I had a train ticket to Washington, D. C., for the historic March on Washington.

At the time I was working as the assistant to the editor of the Bridgeport Sunday Post, now the Connecticut Post. I was told by the editor that I could not take the day off and should not to go to Washington.

I GRO EC at Coit Road Farmers Market, for over 75 years

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 15:27.

The Coit Road Farmers Market is one of the most endearing places in real NEO. Hidden away in a near-dead industrial graveyard of East Cleveland, with the curb-appeal of a brownfield, it is not a place one goes without intent. So it amazes me that just about every time I go there I see someone I know. I guess I know some pretty smart people.

DIMORA, RUSSO EASILY REPLACABLE BY COMPLIANT DUPLICATES

Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 07/29/2008 - 14:13.

Let’s not get carried away with the FBI & IRS raids on some politicians and a few business people who will likely get off for “cooperating.”

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What’s Lurking in Your (Expensive Granite) Countertop?

Submitted by Charles Frost on Thu, 07/24/2008 - 21:05.
July 24, 2008
 

What’s Lurking in Your Countertop?

Who was W.C. Reed?

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 10:31.

Who was W.C. Reed? Tremont is fortunate to have a large green space--Lincoln Park--which serves to provide a community center to one Cleveland neighborhood.

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Art of the Day: HEK

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 06/17/2008 - 00:00.

Two people reported to be HEK and MAK were reportedly arrested, May 30th, 2008. Jeff Buster and I have had a great interest in the work known all around NEO as HEK, and we both seem to wonder if there is really anyone to "arrest" as HEK, for HEK, as HEK seems the identity of many... the voice of many... and is today's Art of the Day.

Remember That Place

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 19:59.

 That Place

 

NOT JUST MEN NEED SPEED

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 10:46.
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POWER OF ONE - SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 18:23.
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QUALITY, CONNECTED KITE FLYING - REVOLUTIONIZE OUR ECONOMY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 15:58.

One of the big pleasures I have is engaging people and finding what interests them. 

 

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CHECKERED FLAG IN HIGH HEELS - DETROIT'S TINTILLATION

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 05/26/2008 - 17:28.

As the American pass time of entertaining ourselves in "cute" and "muscle" gas-burning automobiles comes up against global warming, new corporate tricks are in store.  

 

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Frogs, Hogs, Dogs

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/25/2008 - 15:31.

The parking lot at the Metroparks Zoo was filling up to capacity as I rode my bike over the Brighton-Brooklyn Bridge today.  I was intrigued to note that some of the pedestrian crossing signal changers were gone--notably the street level boxes that allowed pedestrians to cross at Denison, ALDI's and Archwood.*  I looked up and saw the sign advertising the new program at the zoo.  The sponsor is TCP. 

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LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 22:45.

Charles Stevens was a member of the United States Armed forces.   So he was eligible for a veteran’s burial in the cemetery along Chagrin Boulevard out near 271.  

 

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NATIONAL CITY'S SUB-PRIME EFFORTS HELP CLEVELAND SHRINK

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 04/18/2008 - 23:06.

 

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dance video of the day Pina Bausch

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 04/06/2008 - 19:18.

Pina Bausch

There is someone we have not had the pleasure of seeing here in NEO, but her work has been seen on film here, and with the spring upon us, I happened on these excerpts...

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29 STORY BREUER TOWER + 2 CITY BLOCKS FOR SALE IN CLEVELAND, OHIO

Submitted by MillerBuster Report on Sun, 03/23/2008 - 19:27.
 
Our County Commissioners see themselves not as County administrative managers, but rather as economic development officers.   

But they have no economic development training, experience, or credentials - and no public mandate.  

They haven't even advertized the Ameritrust Tower anywhere but 3 times in the Plain Dirty Dealer.

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF - THE NEO MEDCON TEAM

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 14:31.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF - THE NEO MEDCON TEAM

Here are the individuals who negotiated the MEDCON deal in secret for us.  They are the team that represented all of us here on Realneo and everyone else all across Cuyahoga County.

THIS IS OUR TEAM!

What do their physiognomies suggest?

We never were able to see the other team, Mr. Chris Kennedy's team, because the game was played in secret.

I wonder what the physiognomies of Mr. Kennedy and his team would have suggested to us?

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CHRIS KENNEDY FACILITATES TOTAL COLLAPSE OF CLEVELAND AND CUYAHOGA COUNTY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 13:25.

Of all the possible investments that are needed here in Northeast Ohio’s Cuyahoga County and in Cleveland,  the County Commissioners have chosen – in secret meetings and without the vote of the public – to spend over $900,000,000.00 (even more for a possible 60 year contract) in a scheme whose only acknowledged public benefit is amorphous “trickle down”.   

DESPERATE CITY

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 15:08.

DESPERATION CITY
We have a deal!

The public today was given, as one observer at the meeting says, an “information free” description of the deal between Cuyahoga County and Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI).

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The AMP Contract is The Wrong Deal for Cleveland

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Sun, 02/24/2008 - 21:07.

Cleveland City Council should rescind its involvement in AMP-Ohio's proposed coal-fired utility in southern Ohio. A fifty year commitment to coal is the wrong direction, for Cleveland Public Power (CPP), its customers and the environment. Instead, CPP should develop a comprehensive plan for energy need and energy sources, that includes efforts to reduce demand through conservation, insulation, wind, solar and other alternative sources.

CIGARETTES FUNDING YOUR GOVERNMENT = “MALBRAINO”

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 22:20.


When your government gets “sin” tax money from cigarettes (and gambling), and uses these taxes for their pay checks, there will never be a real incentive to improve the public health and  welfare. 

If your politicians decrease smoking – it will threaten their income stream. 

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EUCLID CORRIDOR BUS STOP DESIGN - AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 15:35.
greater cleveland rapid transit euclid corridor health line tandum rta bus

The Euclid Corridor Bus design doesn’t make sense to me.