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Wow look how hateful Republicans are !! And racism is all over America. Republicans say racisim no longer exists because America elected a black man for president. What they fail to acknowledge is it was Demicrats who elected him overwhelmingly with the help of some Independents. Republicans opposed him overwhemingly, many say because he is black. I suspect, because racism is alive and sick in America, considering the tone and vitriol of some of the comments on this site that the Republican is opposed to Mrs Mayor Headen simply because she is black too. Interesting to find if that city rejects that racism in the coming vote. Lets hope so.
While I dont think this woman should be recalled I have to say she refuses to clear the record on the Brandye Mells situation. If she lied about that she should resign ..today
Scene would really be doing their story on Sara Dorn AKA Dornwood and Dornstein AKA Drama Dorn. Without her sensational stories published on a constant basis to feed the NEOMG click machine NONE of this would be happening.
Long time resident & "White folk" here & voting to keep her. Do we really want Roche? I don't. There is a reason Ursu wasn't re-elected, so we definitely do not want Roche. 24 years of this bs is enough!
There aren't enough black folks who vote in Richmond Heights to save her. A majority of the longtime white residents of the city see right through her bullshit and are going to punch her ticket back to soccer mom status. Maybe her rich Republican husband will find her a job somewhere she can't fuck anything else up.
It is unfortunate that Scene Editor Vince Grzegorek sent his dumbest writer to interview the county's stupidest mayor. This is a very serious situation and sending a boy to do a man's job, well, let's just say Scene failed hard here. How the new owners continue to allow this is beyond me.
Mayor Headen is going to find her sorry ass on the unemployment line come September 23. Her parents spoiled her has child and her husband spoiled her as an adult. She's been a stay-at-home mom for years and never had the proper professional work experience to soften her rough edges and prepare her to be a successful mayor.
What's disgusting right now is that she's playing every desperate card out of her deck of deception and delusion. I'm a woman! These men are trying to take me out. I'm black! Look how these white people are doing me.
Reading the softball questions Sam Allard lobs at this short-timer made me want to vomit. He's been oddly supportive of her from the get-go without any logical reason other than he's a complete tool.
Do you do any fact checking of the statements made by people you interview? There are any number of inaccuracies in the statements made by Ms. Headen in this article. For example, while Mr. Roche may have been in charge of the website and City Edition, when he was in charge at least they were up to date and released on time. Since the Mayor has taken over, the website is completely out of date. There are Department Heads listed who haven't been at city hall for months and minutes do not get posted in the "timely fashion" required by our city's charter. The City Edition has never been published on time since her term started.
The city's financial situation in 2010 was not caused by fiscal irresponsibility, it was caused by the same economic downturn that everyone else experienced and the City's inability to pass a tax increase. In fact, it was the fiscal responsibility of the Ursu administration who cut costs and finally passed the levy in 2012 that resulted in the increase in the city's bond rating that the Mayor so cavalierly takes credit for. In fact, her own Financial Director said as much at the August 26th Council Meeting where the new rating was announced.
The Hilltop Plaza renovations, likewise, are the result of years of negotiating with the various owners who have changed hands during the past 5 years. These negotiations finalized during the Headen Administration but it is AT LEAST equally the result of the Ursu Administration's earlier negotiations.
I also have it on good authority that a significant paper trail exists defining NEOMG's attempts to contact Ms. Headen by phone, by email and by text prior to the editorial being written. Ms. Headen had been ducking attempts by NEOMG's reporters to contact her since the Mayor's assault of Sara Dorn. And, by the way... there ARE no bushes in that parking lot.
Now, I understand that as an editorialist you will have an opinion about an official or a person you interview. But, I would hope that at some point, there should at least be cursory fact checking so that your publication doesn't simply become an instrument of deception, used only to further someone else's political career at the expense of your credibility.
A Richmond Heights Resident
cckkcc ...The age of 25 is the interviewers age, not Rondee's. her quote above read "I've been working here since I was 18 years old, so I've been here 30 years, and I bought it 12 years ago." She's 48
There are other producers. You just have to know where to look. Lots of holographic projection going on right under your nose Alki.
Alki David working overtime I see.
Is there a place you can watch the rowers come in to Cleveland on the lake?
I for one am not ready to welcome him back with open arms. I feel like LeBron thrived while he left us in misery for all these years, and now he comes back to a better situation than he'd have in Miami, but he's still the big hero who came home. He still made the decision that was best for HIM on all fronts, but of course all of us should lick his shoes clean because of it. I'll pass, thanks. Heck, even if we win a title in the next year or two, I'll still view it as tainted because it was gotten through ill-gotten means (in my opinion).
I was one of the main girls at Caesars Circus and Door George was an excellent bodyguard and did his job well, much appreciated,much love Risque Rachel.
He's an athlete, NOT a psychologist! Your sexuality is an integral part of WHAT you are 24/7, 365 days a year, asleep or awake! "Your sport," IF YOU HAVE ONE, at any given time, tends to be a part of your identity (WHO) if it is a part of your career. Your sport can and does change, you're sexuality does not! The last thing you want to do is repress your sexuality so you can play a sport "OR NOT LOOSE YOUR POSITION." That should be the lifesaving, quality-of-life lesson. Michael Sam got it right!
The people of this neighborhood need to take a page from the Detroit-Shoreway crowd. When they first decided to take back their neighborhood in the late 80's-early 90's they put on an aggressive neighborhood watch program and some literally stood on street corners at night carrying baseball bats and driving away drug dealers and prostitutes. It was tough, but it worked.
One thing you should add is to attend the Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Tattoo concert in May. Its one of the best in the country! Besides, who doesn't like bagpipes?
The boogeymen keep moving west. Today West 107th...West 150th tomorrow? The Irish will not run from their Green Mile. And the first responders who still live here will respond first...with armed response.
Come to Kamm's Corners little thuggies and druggies, and you'll go home as shepherd's pie. Or in a box. Not a threat...a promise.
Chuckles the Clown
Haven't seen or heard anything from Dona Brady since she was knocking on doors asking for our votes when Jay Westbrook was retiring !! Really miss Kathy ( assistant to Jay ) !!!!! She really knew how to get things done AND get back to you !!!
DO SOMETHING! This place was a gem in the 60s. We would play baseball at Brookside in the mornings and at Thrush in the West Denison league in the evenings. Greatest childhood ever. Now, it's all gone? How? Why? DO SOMETHING!
This probably won't be seen , Blacks ruined that area . Look at the crime stats and who the perpetrators are . Raise rents in those areas and see how fast crime drops ' Ohio city is a prime example as is the Tremont area.
March 29- 4, 2017
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