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Re: “An Oral History of WMMS, Cleveland's Legendary Radio Station

Grew up in Cleveland on "the Buzzard". Great to read the oral history, sorry to see no mention of my all time favorite DJ there, Dia. Lots of memories of summer nights, cruising around town and every other car having a WMMS bumper sticker or the letters cut out on their back window.

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Posted by RLThompson1967 on 08/16/2018 at 9:54 AM

Re: “An Oral History of WMMS, Cleveland's Legendary Radio Station

Awfully "nice" of iHeartRadio to "honor" the legendary legacy of The Buzzard.

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Posted by Felix Brown on 08/15/2018 at 1:22 PM

Re: “An Oral History of WMMS, Cleveland's Legendary Radio Station

I believe it was a Lionel Richie song that announced the format change. One specialty show during the golden years introduced a number of jazz fusion artists to the rock audience -- Thom Darden's All-Pro Jazz.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/15/2018 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Lies, Damn Lies and the 450 Acres of Prime Real Estate That is Burke Lakefront Airport

As a private pilot I have a different perspective here. Think about it this way. What if I went to every exit on the highway that we feel could be used for something else and cut it off forever? What if we kept doing that and never rebuilt another one. Sooner or later the highways would only be good for commercial trucks going to main exits. Every airport is an exit / access point to the sky. For a small plane with very small tanks if these so-called airports are all closed my airplane becomes useless. If I would be forced to use only large airports I would not be able to afford to fly at all the fees are out of my price-range at those airports. I grew up around small aviation and its my family's way of life, why are all the people in this country ready to kill it?

Posted by K on 08/09/2018 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Seeing Green: Cleveland's Efforts to Ditch Plastic Straws, Tax Plastic Bags, and Fine for Improper Waste Disposal

Sunny Simon and Dale Miller have co-opted the plastic bag issue for their own political gain; they are not serious about reducing the use of plastic bags. They brought it up once, and then it was tabled, never to be seen again. But, this way they can claim they care about the environment when they campaign---they can say "I sponsored legislation to reduce the use of plastic bags". Yes, but that is all they did. Nothing more. (It's called politics, people, use some persuasion!)
My friend told me she asked Dale to try to do something about reducing the use of plastic straws. He said he could try to get plastic straws discontinued in places the county operates. All he has done so far is tap dance about the issue. Talk is cheap.

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Posted by moneyistheonlypoliticalparty on 08/03/2018 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Seeing Green: Cleveland's Efforts to Ditch Plastic Straws, Tax Plastic Bags, and Fine for Improper Waste Disposal

"If anyone should do this, it's us," Simon said last October, when the ordinance was being discussed in county committees. Her thinking was that Cuyahoga County borders a lake, and we ought to take some responsibility for ensuring its cleanliness."

As long as Congressperson Marcia Fudge & her ilk continue to accept campaign donations from Monsanto /Bayer Company the cleanup of harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie is a pipe dream.

Campaign finance filings are a veritable wealth of information (pun intended).

Posted by hello cleveland on 08/02/2018 at 10:46 AM

Re: “7 Local Architects, Planners and Experts on How They'd Fix Cleveland

The best place to start is bulldozing all the low income housing in the city along with any house that doesn't meet the city's building codes. Only then, will the city attract people that actually pay taxes (as opposed to the parasites that drain the system via welfare and contribute nothing) which will give it a solid foundation to build on. This will remove most of the criminal element that makes the city unsafe, it will also remove most of the "problem kids" in the schools. In turn, this will attract families to the city that will have a vested interest in what happens around them. It will also attract businesses that will find the city "family friendly" with good schools and relatively low cost housing - compared to the rest of the country.

Until the above is completed, you can build all the "bike lanes" you wish but nobody will use them out of fear of being raped, robbed, and/or assaulted.

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Posted by Ivan on 07/29/2018 at 12:01 PM

Re: “7 Local Architects, Planners and Experts on How They'd Fix Cleveland

Brave words from some idiot who lives in Washington, DC.

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Posted by JJHunsecker on 07/27/2018 at 6:12 AM

Re: “7 Local Architects, Planners and Experts on How They'd Fix Cleveland

"To wrap our own heads around all this, we asked any architect with an office within Cleveland city limits"

You know that architects aren't city planners, right? Right?

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Posted by rosiet33 on 07/26/2018 at 7:37 PM

Re: “7 Local Architects, Planners and Experts on How They'd Fix Cleveland

Excellent article!

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Posted by aglazen on 07/25/2018 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Josh Tomlin on His Struggles, His Family, the Indians and His Fears of it All Colliding Before He's Ready

C'mon Josh you are 1 off speed pitch away from being unhittable. Do it Man the Kids demand it.

Posted by Wee Willie Keeler on 07/25/2018 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Josh Tomlin on His Struggles, His Family, the Indians and His Fears of it All Colliding Before He's Ready

The Cowboy is clubhouse gold. When he rides off into the sunset its gonna be a sad day for The Land. Love ya, Cowboy.

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Posted by JarG3 on 07/18/2018 at 9:45 PM

Re: “The Browns Are Talking About a New Stadium...

Here's the solution: Propose to tax the rich only, and then ask only the voters who will be taxed whether they want to be taxed in order to get a new stadium. If they want it, fine. If not, deal with it.

What we do now is let everyone vote, even those who would not see a tax increase, and naturally the poor vote for the rich to be taxed. That's unfair.

Posted by daleholmgren on 07/04/2018 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

I live and work in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn- Brooklyn Centre neighborhood. Constellation schools were first charter to open in city during period city workers (fire/police) were required to live in Cleveland. It is still one of best schools in the city and also Old Brooklyn families have option of attending excellent Catholic schools- Mary Queen of Peace and and St. Leo's.
The CMSD Cleveland Plan - which hinges on concept of parents who decide and choose a school from the CMSD portfolio - does not factor the mobility of most families in CLE and fact that most students are just not going to take 2-3 buses to get to the boutique schools, like Campus International - which mostly served cherry picked parents and kids.
There are exceptional teachers in Cleveland schools, but the model of high school choice does not give traditional high school experience and it has seriously undermined student morale. Students STILL overwhelming pick schools where their friends are going - usually the school closest to where they live (in Old Brooklyn -Rhodes).

There are very few high schools that still offer debate, drama, music and significantly ATHLETICS. Closing South High on the east side has left a vacuum there that has also destroyed the once vibrant Whitney Young Leadership Academy. Students have very little choice when it comes to vocational training. I could go on and on . I work with these kids - there are success stories, mainly due to very committed teachers and engaged parents, but the facilities plan is a disaster that continues to destroy neighborhood cohesion and services. I am not a fan of CDCs, but at very least Old Brooklyn CDC recognized early on - that families are the life blood of our neighborhood and there is support through committed folks who organize Old Brooklyn Families group. Sadly, because of gerrymandered wards - fake CDC MetroWest (stepchild to Detroit Shoreway) has service area of Brooklyn Centre, which was and IS still "Old Brooklyn" and should be supported through OBCDC.

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Posted by lmcshane on 06/25/2018 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

No wonder, then, that the city diverted a couple million from its school "refresment" program to build a new elementary school downtown.

Screw the poor. It's about millennials and downtown.

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Posted by Tim Evanson on 06/25/2018 at 5:46 AM

Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

Doing your part for what city? Berea? Berea isn't "the city"...it's a suburb of Cleveland. This story is about Cleveland. You're using this board to shill for your new suburban eatery. Shame! Shame!

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Posted by Grizz65 on 06/23/2018 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

We are doing our part to rebirth this city as family friendly by opening a kid-friendly breakfast, brunch, bbq and bar in Berea this fall. Look for The Lazy Bee and know that your kids are not a nuisance -- they are part of the community!

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Posted by Lauren Lund on 06/23/2018 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

In response to Population Control: What drove suburban expansion was cheap land, federally subsidized and discriminatory home lending, subsidized highways, to name a few. It wasn't about need for space to raise families - humans have been raising families in limited spaces for a long time.

In response to Easybreezyone: Westpark and the far westside benefited from tons of government subsidies, particularly relevant were cheap home mortgages for white areas of town, while people living in black areas were redlined and unable to access the same cheap money to buy homes.

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Posted by Paying Attention on 06/20/2018 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

Excellent, thoughtful piece that should be read by those who work or live in Cleveland. The point is clear that in order to move the needle on Cleveland's progress, it must attract and nurture young families. The schools are improving under the leadership of Eric Gordon, no question about it. And there are plenty of quality schools in the system but parents needs to get involved.
The idea of cooperatives for baby-sitting and for recreation is an excellent one and can be done with the help of some neighborhood activists.
Crime continues to be at issue but there is hope in this latest crackdown by law enforcement working together. So if you see a State Highway Patrol vehicle give the officers a thumbs up for helping the city and not just patrolling highways.
Thanks for a well done piece that gives a roadmap for the future.

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Posted by Mary Anne Sharkey on 06/20/2018 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

Surely they'll be attracted to the liberal policital protest activity this magazine so desperately promotes.

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Posted by Calvin on 06/20/2018 at 7:39 AM

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