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Re: “Ohio Workers Rally to Defend American Dream This Weekend

Too Little,
Too Late,
Irrelevant !

Posted by Bloomdog on 02/24/2018 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Cleveland Tenants Organization's Funding Dries up While Region Wrings Hands, Searches Heavens for Ways to Improve Tenant Services

I know since the publication of "Bowling Alone" the general consensus in the non-profit community has been that volunteers have no place in non-profit management, beyond their Boards.

Cleveland's non-profit scene is so incestuous and chock full of Cronie-Capitalists, it is amazing anything ever gets done beyond the "feel-good" fund-raising events that keep their "professional" administrative staff's employed with generous expense accounts, health care, and retirement plans.

When it comes to making profit on poverty, Cleveland is, and mostly has been at the top of the list.
Just check out the Journal of Philanthropy or Foundation Center's databases at their Hanna Building Offices, paid for by the Gund and Cleveland Foundations, co-located downtown.

While many good things in University Circle and Downtown have been done, they've all had serious commercial pay-outs for their sponsors. The continued lack of focus, funding ,and serious efforts beyond tourism, has and continue to leave Cleveland's Residents, and Neighborhoods decimated for the foreseeable future.

(There's a reason Cleveland's one of the top-5 poorest cities in the U.S. and its not the obvious Rust-Belt/Heavy Industry connection that constantly touted. It directly relates to the incestuous relationships between commercial interests and "professional" non-profits.)

Where's the academic or graduate candidate(s) from CSU' Levin College of Urban Affairs, or CWRU's Mandel School of Social Work to document this connection to Cleveland's repeated economic crashes and generations of residents of all races, mired in poverty for over a half-century now?

Oops, those "academic" programs are funded by the very institutions they'd have to research, and call-out, which would upset Cleveland's continuing "old-boy network".

Where's OSU, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Cornell, Stanford, Berkley, U of Chicago, or Kent State when you need them? Just research the non-profit "Boards" and their "professional staff" connections of CPL, Burten, Bell & Carr, The Conservancy, University District, Detroit-Shoreway, Cleveland Playhouse, or Ideastream. The duplicity and self-dealing of just these few examples will make the Cuyahoga County's Democratic Party under Jimmy Demora look like pikers! Where's the next Roldo, when you really need them?

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Posted by Bloomdog on 02/24/2018 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Ivory Keys Piano Bar in Lakewood Abruptly Closes, Staff Claims Pay Issues

He got wasted and sexually harassed me. Said if I told anyone he would get me. I'm too afraid.

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Posted by tooafraid on 02/24/2018 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Ivory Keys Piano Bar in Lakewood Abruptly Closes, Staff Claims Pay Issues

After I read Facebook comments I reached out to people. Not the only one. Tom Russo has sexually harassed other girls. They said they were to afraid to come forward cuz he threatened them with his connections. He told them he will only get a slap on the wrist and won't ever get n trouble. This is BS! he is getting away with so much.

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Posted by HotGirl on 02/24/2018 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Ivory Keys Piano Bar in Lakewood Abruptly Closes, Staff Claims Pay Issues

I interviewed for him and he hit on me! He told me if I dressed hot I would get more tips. He is gross!

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Posted by HotGirl on 02/24/2018 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Cleveland is Not One of the 30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America, According to Zagat

Columbus.... greater diversity....mmmmkay. There are a few great restaurants for sure... Lindey's comes to mind... but its a garbage chain food scene compared to Clevelend.

Posted by Chopper9 on 02/24/2018 at 7:43 PM

Re: “10 Cleveland Fish Fries Worth a Visit this Season

Brooklyn Hts VFW post 3483 is one of the best fish fries in the Cleveland area. My family and I went to this VFW on ash Wednesday and were amazed and pleased with what we ordered. You can tell that everything was fresh and made from scratch. There are many choices on the menu and we have not missed a fish fry yet. We definitely have found our spot and highly recommend it.

Posted by Tom Nova on 02/24/2018 at 12:13 PM

Re: “McDonald's Manager Allegedly Shot at Cleveland Drive-Thru Customers

Lmao you can't crack open a water bottle and accidentally spill it towards a drive thru window. That alone is hard to believe, but then you add on being shot at over it and I just have to call B.S.

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Posted by Jeremiah Johnson on 02/24/2018 at 5:54 AM

Re: “McDonald's Manager Allegedly Shot at Cleveland Drive-Thru Customers

Well to me they found a bullet hole yes but no gun for one. They didn't bring the manager and employee in for testing their hands to see if they did fire a gun. And at this time of morning these women could have been coming from bar first and were drunk and car was shot at before and good story. To meets a bad police work and now a man might go to jail for lies no justice

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ron Pye on 02/24/2018 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Cleveland's Black Shield Police Union Has a New President

Sgt. Montague appointed himself to the Consent Decree's Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC).
Nothing better to build the Community's trust in the CPC, the city, the police, and the Consent Decree than having a cop with a nasty Use Of Force history as a CPC Commissioner.

Posted by Garry Kanter on 02/23/2018 at 11:42 PM

Re: “McDonald's Manager Allegedly Shot at Cleveland Drive-Thru Customers

You sound like your Racist Pig how do you know what race it was? They didn't say besides black folks don't live in no trailer. You must be talking about. Yourself A--H--e. Get Jesus in your life stop judging people it His Job GET A LIFE...

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Posted by Be a good sport on 02/23/2018 at 10:03 PM

Re: “McDonald's Manager Allegedly Shot at Cleveland Drive-Thru Customers

Well it did say a bullet holes was found in the car so somebody shot at them.

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Posted by Shay Banks on 02/23/2018 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Futuristic Hyperloop Route Between Cleveland and Chicago Moves Forward

700 miles per hour , yikes. Conductor :" I'm sorry sir, you may have arrived in Chicago, but I think your stomach may still be in Toledo..."

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Posted by Rondo on 02/23/2018 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Foo Fighters to Play Blossom in 2018

Any idea who is opening for them?

Posted by mal68 on 02/23/2018 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Cinemark Theatres' No Large Bag Policy Starts Tomorrow

You realize bringing in outside food/candy isn't prohibited, right? This isn't the drive-in.

Posted by mtvvideos8 on 02/23/2018 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Here's How Much Time Sharon Sobol Jordan Was Spending on Her Executive MBA While On the County's Payroll

She should be required to stay with the county for 5 years or pay back all the time she took off for the program. But no, she allowed to fleece us and then leave.

Posted by BethMooney on 02/23/2018 at 1:19 PM

Re: “8 Concerts to Catch in Cleveland This Weekend

The three horn players that appeared with Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds are all members of Clevelands own Revolution Brass Band. RBB is playing at Iggys in Lakewood tonight (Friday the 23rd).

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Posted by Kristopher Morron on 02/23/2018 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Futuristic Hyperloop Route Between Cleveland and Chicago Moves Forward

Nah. Because Chicagoans can move here for MUCH less. When I lived in Chicago, and worked in Chicago, my commute was more than 28 minutes. It gives a more affordable option to Chicagoans as well...even developers.

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Posted by Miriam Boraz on 02/23/2018 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Cleveland Ward 4 Activists Want to Hold Councilman Ken Johnson Accountable

All of these CDCs need to be shut down - federal government has to end the Community Block Grant Program. It is so warped from its original intent. I write about it at Realneo - please just google CDCs and REALNEO.

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Posted by lmcshane on 02/23/2018 at 9:05 AM

Re: “GCC Lead Organizer James Pearlstein is Returning to D.C. this Summer

The Greater Cleveland Congregation , Though well intended, tried to use tactics that have now endangered potential progressive projects in our future. By demanding that a portion of development money be GIVEN TO THEM . To be used and spent on questionable projects of their own choosing by questionable leaders ! Amazon probably was aware of this money grabbing group and said " Adios Cleveland"

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Posted by James Shellenberger on 02/23/2018 at 1:55 AM

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