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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/07/2008 - 16:54.

frank giglio tremont cleveland

This morning two of my friends and I bumped into Frank Giglio in front of his home on West 14th Street, in Tremont (Cleveland), Ohio. Mr. Giglio pulled up along the sidewalk in his car while we were walking by (with Tucker, the dog). Mr. Giglio had a cup of hot coffee balanced in his lap below the steering wheel, and through the open car window I could see the steam rising up out of the half consumed coffee cup as we spoke. I felt kind of bad realizing that any conversation we had was going to result in that second half of the Sunday morning coffee being cold.

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World versus Frank

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/04/2008 - 23:06.

Apparently, Frank Giglio's house in Tremont was demolished today. So much for sharing and caring and community and holiday spirit in NEO.

Ed Hauser Memorial Header: Trisha's Place

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/23/2008 - 01:45.
Ed Hauser Memorial Header: Trisha's Place

There was a special time in my life when Ed and I worked together, developing REALNEO. We worked in the Caxton and spent lots of time at our favorite Cleveland cafe, AJ Rocco's, on the ground floor. AJs is also where Ed held the screening party for "Citizen Hauser", and it was one of the first places I went to connect with Ed's spirit, after he passed on. This is a memorial pan from the day after Ed died.

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REALNEO fonts and colors

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Sat, 11/22/2008 - 23:07.

I've been messing around with some ideas for a favicon for REALNEO -- the little icon that shows up next to the URL in your browser, or when you bookmark the site, etc. Don't know about anyone else, but I'd really like to see REALNEO with its own icon instead of the standard Drupal raindrop.

I haven't gotten far yet, but I do believe I've hunted down the two fonts used in the logo, (heretofore a mystery, as far as I can tell.)

An old logo I found:

realneo logo



Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 11/18/2008 - 14:36.

Happened to look at Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher’s official site and it made me wonder why Peggy Zone Fisher’s profile and photo are linked there. Did we elect Lee’s wife, too? I don’t think so. That made me think a bit more after I was told some rather high-faulting ticket prices were being asked for the annual fund-raising dinner for Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. So I look at the Diversity Center and learn its director is none other than Peggy Zone Fisher. Guess who’s the Diversity honoree of the year? Now, come on, think. Well, Lt. Gov.

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Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 18:26.

How disgusting and vile are the charges from Sen. George Voinovich that Sen. Barack Obama is a “Socialist.” It tells me that Voinovich would be a staunch McCarthyism advocate if this were the 1950s. What's so ironic and laughable is the Voinovich record of being a Socialist mayor to the Rich of Cleveland. His record is replete with massive give-aways to Cleveland corporate interest. It isn’t for nothing that he once bragged to the New York Times that he loved “Fat Cats,” meaning wealthy corporate types.

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Montel needs baseball

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 06:47.


A Timely Read: Casino Impact on Midtown, Ed Morrison Oct 2006

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 23:33.

An excellent report, "Casino Impact on Midtown" by Ed Morrison on the economic impact of a casino in the Midtown area.

Timely and relevant information to clearly understand the ramifications of Issue 6, which promotes a future downtown casino as a workfarce development and job creation effort by the City of Cleveland. Issue 6 has now been approved to be placed on the Nov ballot.

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Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 09/03/2008 - 13:35.

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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Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 12:48.


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 - 14:27.

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.


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

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 - 20:05.
July 24, 2008

What’s Lurking in Your Countertop?

Who was W.C. Reed?

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 09:31.

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 Mon, 06/16/2008 - 23:00.

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 - 18:59.

 That Place



Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 09:46.
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 17:23.
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 14:58.

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


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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 05/26/2008 - 16:28.

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 - 14:31.

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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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 21:45.

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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