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Re: “Hell to Pay

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Re: “Cleveland's Hip-Hop Scene Looks to Grow Up Amid Fleeing Stars and an Underdog Mentality

The key word here is rehearsal, It's the most important part of any music scene and it's why I dedicated my entire career to it

Posted by Mark Soberay on 11/02/2017 at 1:05 AM
Posted by Mark Soberay on 11/02/2017 at 1:04 AM

Re: “Taking On the Man

and now you know the rest of the story...

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 10/28/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Taking On the Man

Oh, Shalira Taylor was snubbed! She would have LOVED the mention, if given the opportunity!

Ward 12, under Tony, has gone to the dogs! Drugs, crime, foreclosure problems, and horrible streets! Now, a plan to move out the blue collar workers of Slavic Village. An I forgot! Two high priced housing projects that didn't work. We just lost a good bar/grill because of robberies, and now, his solution? Move in high cost businesses to draw money to the neighborhood. If a bar like Scorcher's is targeted, a new meat market is targeted, do you really think a wine shop will survive?

The Broadway and Fleet road repairs ran overtime, and businesses left. The outcome of the Fleet project left the ability of higher crime and a danger to traffic with the inability to see around the vegetation. 15 phone calls placed by Ms. Taylor, and NO ONE, including Tony's office, knew who would give permission to cut the "jungle". So, we tied them into stalks, with thanks from citizens and police officers. Before the task could be completed, Tony had them cut. Not at the request of many citizens, but as a response to someone DOING SOMETHING!


We need common sense representation in Ward 12. Vote Taylor in Ward 12!

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Posted by Roz McAllister on 10/28/2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “$100 Bounty on That Kid

She still psycho

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Posted by Michael Statzer on 10/28/2017 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Gone In 50 Seconds

I'm so sorry for your loss. David was so young with his entire life ahead of him. May God Bless and keep all you family and friends of this dear victim. Justice was served, but it doesn't take away the pain of your terrible loss. I'm praying for you all...

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Posted by Kimberly Sims on 10/26/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Taking On the Man

Shalira Taylor was not snubbed. As noted in the article, Scene made multiple attempts to contact her, to which Taylor did not respond.

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Posted by Hank Drake on 10/26/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Taking On the Man

I would think that the Scene author Sam Allard would have noted an attempt to connect with Shalira Taylor, if the effort was made by the Scene. He is usually thorough about things like that. I frankly think that a lot of our local media give anyone associated with the Land Bank a free pass. It is the most corrupt outfit in town, run by Gus Frangos (and shadow player Jim Rokakis) - two guys who should be locked up for what they have down to destroy community in this town - first by selling tax liens that disproportionately left African-American families homeless, then playing fast and loose with tax appraisals and looking the other way on the so-called "Dirty Dozen" and more special friends w/tax delinquencies over 100K, now witing out debt and demo'ing strategic areas of the city like East Cleveland to be stockpiled. NOTE: Scene magazine was one of the only publications to call out the Cuyahoga County Land Bank for their involvement w/the toxic Noble Rd dump in East Cleveland. Joe Pagonakis recently covered a story on the illegal dumping by City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County along Big Creek in the Bellaire-Puritas neighborhood. The mob connections to these demolition contractors have everyone looking the other way - but this racket has it's roots in the City Council days of Rokakis and Frangos, when Frangos discovered arson and demos were big money in Tremont and he legislated the first foray into "land banking," with the City of Cleveland's "land bank."

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Posted by lmcshane on 10/26/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Taking On the Man

So you're saying The Scene didn't reach out to her as they noted in the story? And you know this for a fact how ? I'm just curious.

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Posted by Lynn on 10/25/2017 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Taking On the Man

Thank you Joe for mentioning Shalira Taylor. She is running against incumbent Anthony Brancatelli, who should be under investigation for this connection to the Cuyahoga County Land Bank. Thank you, Scene - for highlighting these great women. It is also worth noting that Mariah Crenshaw, Therese Poherence and other women, like me disgusted with the status quo - are spearheading the effort to term limit these machine politicians like Frank Jackson , Matt Zone and Kevin Kelley. Every incumbent in Cleveland deserves to be retired at this point. Residents are fed up.

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Posted by lmcshane on 10/25/2017 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Taking On the Man

Shalira Taylor who is running for Ward 12 in Cleveland got snubbed again.

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 10/25/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “From Cleveland With Love

Autocorrect typo, sorry, that was career. No human being deserves the level of verbal abuse this judge dishes out on a daily basis. Toxic environment at best. Hopefully the judge or someone close to her reads this and she decides to get counseling before her behavior costs her that very career she has worked so long and hard to build. Very sad to watch.

Posted by Observer on 10/24/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “From Cleveland With Love

Notice Jen and Denise both went on to actually get married. Not so for Judge Carr. Pinkey Carr is a beautiful woman who is highly intelligent and has had a stellar carrier. I surmise both ex-fiancee's had a lucky escape. The judge is extremely verbally abusive and angry in the courtroom, on the bench and on the record. One would have to be a fool to believe she doesn't speak to people the same way in her personal life. Bravo, gentlemen. You escaped an angry abuser.

Posted by Observer on 10/24/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “A Highway Runs Through It

I like how Scene continues to pretend that Collinwood either doesnt exist or isnt part of the East Side. North Collinwood has over 3 miles of lakefront, including Euclid Beach and Wildwood Park, which are both part of the Metroparks, and have seen significant improvements in the past few years, since the Metroparks took them over. If were going to make comparisons to edgewater, there you have it. It would be far less expensive to work on improving lake access there (e.g. by tearing down those hideous apartment towers) than this would be.

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Posted by Steven Aviram on 10/18/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “A Highway Runs Through It

The revitalization of land along a Great Lake is not unprecedented. Milwaukees festival grounds hosts a different festival each weekend, wrapped in a U around Lake Michigan. Summer Fest draws 100,000 people PER DAY over 10 days. Irish Fest draws 140,000 over 2 1/2 days in August. It is easy access from multiple points, and via foot, bike or car.

The sense of community and working together to put on events of benefit to locals and to visitors would pay for the relocation and cleanup, and new events or ones being handcuffed now by lack of current options would fund improvements.

Milwaukees was built during its beer heyday. Clevelands can be built in the vision exemplified by the Metroparks, and local event organizers looking for a better setting for the whole arts and performance community, including food and music vendors, entertainment that employs, and admissions taxes.

John OBrien
36th Annual
Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival

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Posted by jobjr on 10/18/2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “A Highway Runs Through It

It's a great idea. The east side lakefront is consumed by all of those little entitled private parks (East Park, Beachland, Utopia, etc.). The only question, as mentioned, is the massive cost as compared to other expenditures. When you consider all of the things that the government spends on, this seems like a good one.

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Posted by Charlie Weed on 10/18/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “A Highway Runs Through It

Why isnt adding landfill an option rather than moving the highway. Burke is landfill. Much of the east side lake front in that area is landfill. Is it more expensive than moving a freaking highway?

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Posted by baronadv on 10/18/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “A Highway Runs Through It

How is the E.9 pier not a park? It's called Voinovich Park. It has greenspace, park benches, etc.

Also, agree with the previous commenter. The preserve is fantastic.

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Posted by BrianWilson on 10/18/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “A Highway Runs Through It

Agree with John. Pushing the highway further south would be ideal. Some of that contaminated land could be used for the highway which would cost less than cleaning up all of it for residential. I believe a few rough proposals/ideas were mentioned on urbanohio... can't find where because the whole site is down.

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Posted by Evander on 10/18/2017 at 10:50 AM

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