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Re: “Here's Cleveland at Night as Seen From the International Space Station

You can clearly make out the City of Detroit, embedded within the surrounding suburbs and metro area, as it looks silvery instead of yellow.

Gotta be the Detroit street lighting...they apparently still have the older, less intrusive, and less harsh mercury vapor lights, instead of the sodium vapor lights that everybody else has received over the last forty-plus years.

Chicago got them in the mid-70s, and Cleveland got theirs in the mid-Nineties, and nothing has looked the same ever since.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 01/18/2017 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Cleveland March Planned in Solidarity with Women's March on Washington

Half a dozen marches? If Orangy Boy wins a second term, I will have been in half a dozen DECADES worth of marches.

Also Marches (like the month), as I will...assuming I'm still breathing...be pushing eighty by then.

Hope my knees hold out.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 01/18/2017 at 9:10 PM

Re: “If Cleveland Had a Bigger, Better Metro Railway, This is What it Might Look Like

Parking lots where buildings used to be

Posted by theguv on 01/18/2017 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Coming Soon: Tremont’s Literary Cafe Readies Itself for the Next Chapter

Can't wait to see the finished space!

Posted by Kristy Whittaker on 01/18/2017 at 6:41 PM

Re: “If Cleveland Had a Bigger, Better Metro Railway, This is What it Might Look Like

If the subway planned and started back in the 1920-30s had been built, we'd already have a subway and el system that would have taken the Red Line from the Airport to East Cleveland via Downtown, except right over or under Detroit and Euclid, as well as another line extending over Pearl and connecting to the Red Line at W 25th & Detroit. This would be on top of the Blue & Green lines we have today. It's likely the line down Pearl would extend at least to Parma Heights if not Strongsville by now, and the one to the Airport into Berea. Another line was supposed to be added later down Superior. There would be little need for the Downtown Loop buses,since the subway would have been a loop. The Healthline and the Cleveland State BRT lines would also never have been needed because a subway would have been there instead. The Red Line would have stations in totally convenient locations instead of being in the middle of an industrial wasteland, far from any homes or storefronts. And Downtown and Ohio City would have had several stations rather than just one each, making it really convenient to take the subway to work and not walk but a block or two from the stop.

As it was, only the segment between W 25th & Detroit and W 9th & Superior was ever built, as it was part of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. This only ran for a brief period of time until it was closed because none of the rest of the system was ever built. Had it been built, perhaps department stores would still exist on Euclid Avenue and Downtown would never have hollowed out like it did. This was all brought to us by a Cuyahoga County Engineer who was bought and paid for by automotive interests who wanted to sell cars. This engineer reigned for decades and torpedoed any progress on the subway through the 1950s. The only thing Cleveland got was the Red Line, which followed abandoned freight tracks that hardly came close to where people really needed to go. It's a lesson that politicians will talk the people into bringing their own demise as long as the corporate money is there for their campaigns.

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Posted by Lee Hawkins on 01/18/2017 at 6:04 PM

Re: “If Cleveland Had a Bigger, Better Metro Railway, This is What it Might Look Like

Very nice! I live in Parma, and it's pretty difficult getting to a train from here. A real shame, especially considering it is the biggest suburb in the state and just miles from downtown, a perfect place for light rail.

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Posted by George Mount on 01/18/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “If Cleveland Had a Bigger, Better Metro Railway, This is What it Might Look Like

We can't even get RTA to extend the Blue Line light rail to Highland Hills...

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Posted by dogboner on 01/18/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Coming Soon: Tremont’s Literary Cafe Readies Itself for the Next Chapter

The Friendly inn. Been there my entire life. I live a stones throw away

Posted by Troy Whisenant on 01/18/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “If Cleveland Had a Bigger, Better Metro Railway, This is What it Might Look Like

a city can only dream right? ohio's budget and rta's would never allow it. where are the investors?

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Posted by LadyCle1989 on 01/18/2017 at 3:03 PM

Re: “If Cleveland Had a Bigger, Better Metro Railway, This is What it Might Look Like

I used to live in an area (D.C.) which had superb public transportation. I've seen the transformative effects of excellent subway, light rail, and bus transit for poor and working-class people, as well as for upper-class and wealthy individuals.

Cuyahoga County is suffering from "sprawl withdrawal". Every Tom, Dick, and Harry got to incorporate their own little community, spreading out ever-further -- and promising wealthier individuals that they'd never have to see "those people" and deal with "those people's problems" if they'd just move out further. Now the area is so car-addicted, density throughout the area is so low that retail cannot survive, and everything is so built up, that it would take leadership that this area hasn't seen since Tom Johnson 100 years ago to make something like this come true.

But oh -- if it could happen! The benefits to the city and county would be STUNNING. Millennials would flock here. The urban renewal would be eye-popping.

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Posted by Tim Evanson on 01/18/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “If Cleveland Had a Bigger, Better Metro Railway, This is What it Might Look Like

I think clevelandagainsttheworld meant "Atlanta's."

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Posted by Bob Book on 01/18/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “If Cleveland Had a Bigger, Better Metro Railway, This is What it Might Look Like

I agree it would be amazing. But, just like Atlantis it's imaginary. The citizens of this city are too busy lapping up the spoils of gentrification, taking part in constructing the gentrification or fleeing the effects of gentrification. The racial divide established long ago and upheld consciously and/or unconsciously by those with the power and privilege also contribute to the worsening of effect. But I do agree it's most definitely something that could prove very effective in assisting the spread of commerce and mobility throughout the area.

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Posted by Citizen Airman on 01/18/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra to Pay Tribute to Rock Icon David Bowie

- Lady Grinning Soul -

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/18/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Coming Soon: Tremont’s Literary Cafe Readies Itself for the Next Chapter

Great news for the area!

Posted by cory on 01/18/2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “If Cleveland Had a Bigger, Better Metro Railway, This is What it Might Look Like

that would be amazing. something like atlantas

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Posted by clevelandagainsttheworld on 01/18/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Jeff Johnson Vows to be Mayor of the People

I'd rather vote for someone who's open and honest about a 20 year old mistake than someone who's giving money over to billionaires from City Hall on a regular basis!

Posted by OPA216 on 01/18/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Cleveland March Planned in Solidarity with Women's March on Washington

Yeah!! I have been in half a dozen marches and never got my DNC check either!

(what a dumbass Fox follower)

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Posted by sotiredofthis on 01/18/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Riding the Megabus like a Mega Boss

I'm gonna fluctuate all over the other person's pedantic attitude

Posted by cat with pica on 01/18/2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Video: Another Cuyahoga County Jail Officer Talks About Safety Problems in Facility, Fear of Jail Leadership

How do these people get away with this. Props to the guards, but that's crazy.

Posted by Tina Jackson on 01/18/2017 at 3:16 AM

Re: “Video: Another Cuyahoga County Jail Officer Talks About Safety Problems in Facility, Fear of Jail Leadership

Corruption at its finest as always. The new county charter has money to give to Dan Gilbert, for a one billion dollar hospital. But can't fix doors in a jail. How are we being protected? And I've looked into this a little.
The main guy wasn't even a jail guard at no time in his career, he was a coast guard captain? Before he was a director of the jail he was in another high county position. How much longer does county tax payers have to deal with this? Again corruption at its finest.

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Posted by Edward Bopdenski on 01/17/2017 at 9:34 PM

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