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Bibb’s finance director, Ahmed Abonomah, has taken no mandatory training from the Ohio Auditor of State

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 05/15/2024 - 17:42.

 Eric J. Brewer reports here:




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Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 01/11/2024 - 05:02.


 Laura McShane July 3 2022
Photos: Laura McShane July 2, 2022

I use Twitter, now X, to hashtag #FIREGusFrangos.  This past week, Nick Castele published the latest crime in progress:

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Cleveland's Pont Neuf

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/09/2023 - 19:19.


Join Phil in the place he calls the “City of Sweets” as he indulges in some of the finest hot chocolate, football-sized croissants and vanilla bombes and searches for the best roast chicken and veggie-centric dishes in the City of Lights. (Originally aired 2015)


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SAVE Cudell Park

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/22/2023 - 11:22.

 Land Swap and Construction of Marion-Seltzer School on Cudell Commons Park 


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Fake Mortgages and House Theft Becoming Commonplace? New Story

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 08/21/2023 - 07:55.

 From: Madelyn Felix 

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Neighborhood Progress employee gets house deal

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 07/01/2023 - 12:55.

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is a mega CDC - set up to benefit from the federal money game.  Briana Butler formerly the Program Manager CLE's Dept of Economic Development  - now in some BS equitable neighborhood revitalization position with NPI/CNP.  Butler Perry facilitated Famicos transfer of properties on 

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West 117th Development Holdings, LLC -Response to Mitch Paul Complaint

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 06/29/2023 - 10:09.

Mitch Paul filed complaint in 2021 - report was generated in 2022 - Mitch Paul received the bogus outcome recently in 2023. See:




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Craig Newmark Update

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/27/2023 - 10:45.


Here’s why I do what I do…

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Climate Action

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/14/2023 - 07:32.

Breathing easier in Cleveland: How Tighter Standards Could Change the City’s Air Quality Issues

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By Christopher Johnston

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Twitter demise - JOIN REALNEO

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 11/18/2022 - 07:54.

 Zack Bornstein

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Jaiden Rentas

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/17/2022 - 08:53.

 Jaiden Rentas has been identified as the 15-year-old girl murdered in my neighborhood. A 16-year-old has been identified as the murderer. I know most of the kids around here, but I did not know Jaiden. May she rest in peace.  There has to be more to this story.

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Corruption at WORK!! Cuyahoga County proposes plan to buy property, permanently extend sales tax

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 08/15/2022 - 09:45.


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GOOD NEWS!! From Bill Barrow Cleveland Memory Project

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 07/15/2022 - 09:44.

 - A message from Cleveland Memory -

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RE: Assertion of equal access rights to the broadcast media as a candidate and a demand for fair print reporting

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 05/04/2022 - 23:09.

 TO:         WKYC, WEWS, FOX8, WOIO, Ideastream, WCPN, Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com, Cleveland Scene, SUN News

FROM:    Eric Jonathan Brewer, Legally Qualified Republican candidate for Congress / 11th District

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Rob Curry, Michael Cosgrove - and new charlatan in the making

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/20/2022 - 10:55.

 Back in circulation - Rob Curry.  Thank you Mitchell Paul for this news:


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Bad Behavior - Ice Fishing and the real issue

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 02/18/2022 - 19:47.


Bad behavior happens everywhere. 

I know - and the Cleveland Metroparks will NOT advertise this - that importuning ( meeting up for anonymous sex), drug transactions, and, yes- prostitution- happen at the Cleveland Metroparks.  (sadly-so do suicides).

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Ella Estabrook

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 10:10.
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BREAKING NEWS: Land Bank exposed through REALNEO reporting

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/01/2022 - 12:24.

How do public officials make Land Bank decisions? Artificial Intelligence may seek patterns



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I am not a CHEER leader

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/28/2021 - 09:54.

 I recognize that people don't gravitate to my message.  I get comments like "why are you so negative?"  And, as a woman that translates to the unspoken - "why are you such a bitch?"

I don't suffer fools and I don't want to hear bullshit.  Cleveland is a real bullshit mecca.  There are so many charlatans here.  It angers me.  We DO have a lot to cheer about here.  I do write about those things.  

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Kelley-Brancatelli Rokakis-Frangos syndicate almost SHUT DOWN!!

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 11/03/2021 - 10:38.

 Congratulations to Mayor-Elect Justin Bibb and to Rebecca Maurer for the big upset in Ward 12.  Bibb may not fully realize it, but the tide has turned on Cleveland City Council.  Cimperman appointee, Kerry McCormack, realized early on that he could not tie his future to the political machine that groomed him under the Ohio City Development Corporation.  

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Thank YOU Mandel Foundation

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/01/2021 - 09:26.


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CAN Triennial 22 You Are Here Exhibit Dates July-August 2022

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 08/21/2021 - 07:19.

Conceit of the Clerisy

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:45.

The conceit of the clerisy described in this WSJ post - is their insistence on telling everyone how to vote and how righteous they are for telling you  what is right and what is wrong.


Nevermind, that they haven't live with DECADEs of failed government leadership promising to "take care" of the most "vulnerable."

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Designing our Future

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 07/17/2020 - 10:38.

See the trees and the grasses in this photo? This is not a natural landscape. It was designed by a landscape architect to help save 60+ year old English Oaks in a city park that underwent a massive reconstruction project in Cleveland, Ohio. It was a very political and stressful situation for residents.

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Too Good to BE True? Don't believe the LIE

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 06/13/2020 - 16:45.


NACA.com is putting this out there again - a reminder of the heady days when CHN-NHS destroyed the east side of CLE - preying on first-time minority home buyers and persuading them to go with their complex funding often involving second mortgages. SICK - just sick. The cycle starts all over, again.

See posts by Mabeldog:

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