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Re: “Indie Comedy 'Lost & Found in Cleveland' to Begin Filming Locally Before Year’s End

A Mick Foley cameo would be a nod to the WCW story line which found him "Lost in Cleveland".

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/08/2017 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Bella, Buddy, Max: Cuyahoga County's Most Popular Dog Names

Good to read!

Posted by JosephWells on 08/08/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Shocking Takeaways from Frank Jackson's $150,000 Haul at Gates Mills Fat Cat Fundraiser

The internal polling must be showing the kind of overwhelming trends where Jackson can do nothing and romp to victory....while doling out campaign cash like Jimmy Dimora to assure a rubber-stamp city council.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/07/2017 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Rock Hall of Famer David Crosby to Play the Kent Stage in November

In 1994, David Crosby was the recipient of a liver transplant.....which was paid for by Phil Collins. Thousand Roads, indeed.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/07/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Ohio State Fair Deadly Ride Malfunction Caused by 'Excessive Corrosion'

An update on the story points to excessive corrosion of a beam -- the Chicago Tribune has an online story, which can be accessed through the headline: "Manufacturer says corrosion caused Ohio State Fair ride to break apart, killing 1".

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/06/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland Closes; Crews Remove Giant Guitar from Outer Facade

That's a great idea...never thought of that!


Posted by Amanda Liz Cavalcanti on 08/06/2017 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Lyndhurst Native Plans Rock Climbing Gym for Ohio City Masonic Arts Center Building

Time will tell on how many facilities can churn a profit in the area......while recalling there was a point during the racket sports boom that tennis and racquetball clubs seemed like solid, long-term investments.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/06/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “nuCLEus Developer Seeks Tax Financing Deal with Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the City

Well put, Hustla! I am also taken aback by the fraudulence of the writer when he tries to pass off previous projects' so-called failures as being subject to the "whims" of developers. The decline of the (original) Flats or any downtown mall or project -- perceived or not -- have been obviously subject to the whims of Cleveland's populace -- all to many whom seem to think private developers should be subject to their personal whims as well.

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Posted by cobear on 08/05/2017 at 11:58 PM

Re: “What the History of One Cleveland Neighborhood Can Teach Us About Race and Housing Inequality

Other than on Murray Hill in 1964, did Cleveland ever witness the same kinds of white violence and anti-black rioting that Chicago and Detroit experienced?

Both cities have had actual race riots...not black uprisings but deadly inter-racial combat, with dozens of fatalities. It took troops (state and Federal) to stop them.

Chicago neighborhoods also saw anti-integration disturbances of varying intensity for three decades after WWII. In one instance, the governor (Adlai Stevenson) activated the National Guard.

To my knowledge, it never got that bad here. Or did it?

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/05/2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “New Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Dark Tower' Represents a Case of Squandered Potential

The decade-long development history tells the tale -- the project was continually scaled back, with this film having a rocky road with test audiences and the release date being pushed back numerous times. It was too many red flags for what could have been an intriguing franchise.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/05/2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “What the History of One Cleveland Neighborhood Can Teach Us About Race and Housing Inequality

experience is the opposite of notions. postjudice is the opposite of prejudice.

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Posted by Ryan Costa on 08/05/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Trump Administration Cuts Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grants, Affecting Northeast Ohio School Districts

The president can't be bothered -- since he'll be on the golf course for the next three weeks. Leave a message with The Wicked Witch of the White House.....Kellyanne Conway.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/05/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Best '80s Night for an '80s Child

Do they still have the 80s night? If not does anyone know a place that does?

Posted by Ken72 on 08/04/2017 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Extra! Extra! Read All About the Hoofing in 'Newsies' at Porthouse Theatre

The "hoofing" (wonderful word choice) sounds great...but on the other hoof (ha ha), why in hell would you write about plutocrats (in full blossom) and an autocrat (in the White House), and then claim that the idea of labor unions sounds outdated and unnecessary? Are you kidding me?

We need them now more than ever, for God's sake.

Or were you just trying to be clever and snarcastic?

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/04/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Corey Lewandowski Just as Worthless as Expected at the City Club

No, a-wipe...I'm not crying over The Shrill losing...
I'm just sickened that Agent Orange won. Big difference.
Cheerio and pip pip, Pip. Keep on kissing Twitler's ass.
He doesn't care whether you live or die.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/04/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Terry Francona and His Dad Just Launched Their Own Marinara Sauce

The old school ad captures the positive personalities of father and son. Some area sports fans may recall The Albert Belle (chocolate) Bar, which was slated to market the fun side of the surly slugger....the May 1995 launch fizzled when Belle failed to show up to the news conference; claiming that he had a lousy night's sleep.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/04/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “nuCLEus Developer Seeks Tax Financing Deal with Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the City

Again, Scene spouts its negativity and anti-development agenda.

We need to remember that any additional taxes generated by this project simply won't exist if there is ultimately no project, which will undoubtedly happen if there is no public assistance. Therefore, $56 Million > 0. (Especially when that 56 million can be invested today to generate even more revenue in the future...)

Not only that, but the ability of the city to equally participate in any upside over the anticipated market value ensures that the city isn't "missing out," and is a tremendous opportunity that only further bolsters the deal.

This is actually a very creative solution that I've never seen before, and I hope that it gets approved for the sake of the city.

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Posted by CTown Hustla on 08/04/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “How 11 Cleveland Neighborhoods Got Their Names

I recall a part of the area of Detroit Shoreway being called Cheyenne(from the Irish Shanty Town).

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Posted by heybuldog69 on 08/04/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Cuyahoga County Could Receive Five Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In New Draft Proposal

The puzzle pieces for this plan remain all over the place -- the real definition of a (political) work in progress.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/04/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “How 11 Cleveland Neighborhoods Got Their Names

I was living and working in Tremont - when the development corporation seriously launched the campaign to re-brand the neighborhood from the "Southside" to Tremont. At that point, the most ambitious restaurant in the neighborhood was Bohemia , run by Lynda Khoury and Gerry Groh. The hipster scene left the Warehouse District, when Khory and Groh migrated their operation (and drug habits) to Tremont.
The Treehouse did not exist, it was a burnt out and shuttered former butcher shop. Civilization was there, but it was called Cravings run by the Holcepls, who were among first investors in the area. Initial, suburban bar hoppers hung out at Edison's.

It was already getting too pricey and weird for me in the nineties, so I migrated to "Old Brooklyn" - which the CDC world had rebranded to "Brooklyn Centre." Actually, the area south of "Brooklyn Centre" had been known as Brighton and South Brooklyn , not "Old Brooklyn" (Brighton Village, centered around todays Pearl-Broadview intersection, was incorporated for one year in 1838.) When I moved in the late 90s- Old Brooklyn had EVERYTHING within walking and RTA distance. We had a commuter bus line, we had Aldis, we had beautiful park access, a plaza with a bank, coffee shop, hair salon, CVS, laudromat and video store. We had a headstart daycare at Archwood UCC and Denison School (with staff who served over four generations of families). That has all been lost in the time that our representation went from the scheming of Rokakis, to Merle Gordon (rumored to be Frank Jackson's mistress at the time - now the head of City of Cleveland Health Department), to Emily Lipovan (headed TWDC when I briefly worked there), to Brian Cummins and Cimperman and Brancatelli representing parts of the neighborhood.

The sick powers that be (now mostly concentrated under mega CDC Detroit Shoreway and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank) believe they have a formula for the gentrification of CLE neighbrhoods. Slavic Village was too ethnic for their efforts and branding. They have systematically destroyed pockets of neighborhood civility throughout the city. It is very disheartening. Community identity is formed by folks who decide to STAY - but with the operation of neighborhood "planning" in Cleveland - most of our interesting people decide to leave.

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Posted by lmcshane on 08/04/2017 at 9:12 AM



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