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Ward 14 - dirty politics in NEO

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 08:37.

The media is largely ignoring the simmering council race in Ward 14 - focused on Eugene Miller and Jeff Johnson - another power play with Sweeney written all over it.  

But, the story on near west side is far more volatile with a history worth revisiting.  

See the historic editorials by Nelson Cintron and, at the time, Miriam Ortiz-Maldonado.

Janus Effect : New Photographs from Old Techniques

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 07:22.
04/15/2013 - 06:19
04/27/2013 - 06:19

 Please avail yourself to this amazing exhibit- before the show ends on April 27th.


1300 West 78th Street
Cleveland , OH 44102
United States

Fracking - or how the Plutocrats decide our Future-Poison anyone??

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/19/2013 - 18:17.


Some of you may have missed the Plain Dealer's glowing review of fake-environmentalist Rich Cochran at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (also home to REALNEO's favorite Cuyahoga County crook)--

TWEET TWEET...And then there were 17...#corruption

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 13:02.

Photo by: Laura McShane


Mark Naymik has an editorial today and has solicited tweets from key council folk like Joe Cimperman meant to make him feel like a hardball reporter...insane. 

Community Meetings for Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 06:08.
12/19/2012 - 06:00
12/20/2012 - 06:00

The Plain Dealer notes two meetings this week -Wednesday night and Thursday night:

Please help prevent disinvestment in Brooklyn Centre-Save ALDIs and Wirth House

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 13:37.

Please help hold city officials accountable and stop disinvestment of services in Brooklyn Centre:

There is gross misuse of federal funds.  City of Cleveland provides incentives to corporate interests and developers but does not help communities retain services and allows use of federal monies to destroy historical fabric of a neighborhood. 


Senate Campaign -you do have a choice Scott Rupert

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/22/2012 - 11:37.

I am feeling fairly depressed over my options in this coming election. The Senate campaign choices did not impress me until I saw that that I do have choice now:

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Free Screening of "The Contradictions of Fair Hope"- Discussion with S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 07:15.
09/08/2012 - 14:00
09/08/2012 - 16:00

The Contradictions of Fair Hope highlights a long-forgotten and fascinating aspect of American history when newly freed slaves responded to the shock of Emancipation by forming “self-help” organizations called benevolent societies to help ease the transition from slavery to freedom.

Saturday, September 8, 2012 • 2:00 p.m.
Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
East Sixth St. and Superior Ave.


325 Superior Ave
Cleveland , OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-623-2921
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CLE+ Condemnation=Demos for Developers

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 05:21.

At a dinner conversation the other day, I was told by a person who works with area businesses that the City of Cleveland can condemn a property --regardless of the building condition-- if the water bill is in arrears--true?

I would not be surprised:

CMSD--the sad truth (and no one is paying attention)

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 07:52.

I wish I wrote this comment to the PD's soft peddle "in support of teachers" (gee gosh, GCP just figured out they NEED the teachers to push support for a levy...):

tranche May 06, 2012 at 7:09AM


Within this article there are two messages. The first, of course, is another call by the Plain Dealer to pass a school levy.

Poetry WILL change the world !!!

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 07:57.

I am a TREE!!!

Listen to ME!

Obama--you want my vote?

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 06:43.


How about cleaning house here in NEO?


Chardon media event and “all those questions”

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Sat, 03/03/2012 - 17:54.

The tragic shootings at Chardon High School on Monday Febuary 27th instantly became a media event. Sometimes media events have a way of showing up media as less than thorough.

Will vote YES for Issue 1 on March 6th?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:18.

My gut reaction to any mailer from Council President Martin Sweeney is to trash it (and burn at high temperature to fuel CPP!)

Not one more dime...

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 20:36.

Cleveland City Council folks are being evasive--they know that the shady contractor Peter Tien has asked the Mayor and Council's approval for some up front money.  Fortunately, Ohio Citizen Action (and to his credit, Councilman Brian Cummins) are on top of the shell game:


Writing off debt

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/15/2012 - 15:42.

How is it that the NEORSD or any public entity can "write off" bad debt?

Saints and Sinners -Tony Viola and the PD

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/23/2011 - 05:43.

Mortgage Fraud--two of the largest players were indicted yesterday and the story was relegated to a back page and players get a slap on the wrist:

"The magnitude of this crime is hard to fathom," Mason said. "A total of 453 homes, 358 of which fell into disclosure, were part of a master scheme to bilk the banking and real estate industries out of funds."

Logan's Run

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 22:33.

Growing up, of movies that stuck in my conscience, besides Planet of the Apes and Omega Man, Logan's Run stood out.  Lately, I am revisiting the message of that sci-fi movie as I see worthy and intelligent "senior" members of our community...discarded by the workforce. 

Why do we insist on decommissioning the most experienced and valuable members of our society? 

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U.S. Chamber lies about Brown's record

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 20:57.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has used lies to attack the record of Sherrod Brown according to a recent edition of the Plain Dealer's Politifacts.

Sherrod must be good at what he does by the way he draws vicious attacks centered around lies from the right. These are especially from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's nemesis de jour, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, current Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.

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STOP the Maniacs--Think PEACE

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 18:43.

Dickensian Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 10:12.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 21:13.
11/26/2011 - 10:00
11/26/2011 - 21:00

Tomorrow promises to be another unseasonably warm and sunny day--take the chance to enjoy downtown and all the great offerings for all ages.

Please report back here with photos.  Some of us have to work !

For list of all events:

Mike Polk for President !

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 14:49.


STOP HB 319!


Youth Poetry SLAM! Hosted by America SCORES Cleveland

Submitted by kblackley on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:49.
11/18/2011 - 18:00
11/18/2011 - 20:00
Enjoy as Cleveland youth speak from their heart on topics ranging from their first soccer game to the NBA lockout.

Ever wonder what poetry and soccer have in common? Find out on Friday, November 18th at America SCORES Cleveland’s 2011 Poetry SLAM, Where Words SCORE.


Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University
Music and Communications Building, 2001 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

WEWS Dirty Dozen Story

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 08:13.

Kudos to Sarah Buduson of WEWS last night for her investigative report on outrageous delinquent taxes owed in Cuyahoga County:

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