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Re: “Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, Conference Rooms and Vacant Space — The Sorry State of the Global Center for Health and Innovation

This is the most asinine article on this blog this week. 80% occupancy sounds like the greatest real-estate success in this city in a decade. What is Tower City at? The Galleria? The Arcade? Not to mention all of the available office space downtown.

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Posted by WeHateGovernmentUnlessItIsEntitlements on 07/26/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “WWE Star AJ Styles to Sign Autographs at Kamm's Corners Store

For the WWE and NXT wrestlers & support is a never-ending major arena rock tour.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/26/2017 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Squeeze to Perform at the Goodyear Theater in November

Good band.

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Posted by BrianWilson on 07/26/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Few Winners and Lots of Losers in Rowdy East Side Mayoral Forum

I want to thank Sam Allard and Cleveland Scene for this coverage. It may not be perfect, but it does give a window to the responses in the room. I am personally supporting Eric J. Brewer. He is frustrated. I am frustrated. I pay taxes in the City of Cleveland. I write about my frustrations at Realneo (google it). Residents who don't go along with the machine politics in Cleveland are chewed up and spit out. Frank Jackson is an empty cipher controlled by the Greater Cleveland Partnership business-types, who don't live in the actual City of Cleveland. Notably, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and other media outlets are not covering campaign issues that upset the status quo. All 17 City of Cleveland council representatives are being challenged. The City Club will be holding the Mayoral Debate on August 25th, which will be audio recorded and video recorded.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by lmcshane on 07/26/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Ohio's First Execution in Three Years Set for Wednesday; Last-Minute Legal Actions Under Way for Ronald Phillips

What about the victim he raped and beat to death? She suffered for days, and her name is not even mentioned in the article. Sheila Marie Evans was 3 years old and had over 125 distinct fresh bruises on her little body. She had defensive injuries on her arms from where she tried to ward him off.

Posted by kycondad on 07/26/2017 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Few Winners and Lots of Losers in Rowdy East Side Mayoral Forum

This waa such a digusting article to write. You obviously Allard was brain dead sitting in that room. #RetractTheLies

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Posted by Yolanda R Lamar on 07/26/2017 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Hits and Misses at Quick-Serve Mofongo Latin Grill

This has to be the worst article ever!!!! 117th Lorain is not the Lakewood/Cleveland border and who would say that PR food is tame and bland. Boy bye

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bethmooney on 07/26/2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Few Winners and Lots of Losers in Rowdy East Side Mayoral Forum

You have to question the priorities of a man who writes a 1500-word diatribe railing against a local alt-weekly reporter for an editorial of a mayoral forum. Eric Brewer, your response to coverage you dont like is to melt down, photoshop Lying Sam Allard on facebook, and get into a debate in the comments section of Cleveland Scene? Is there a more accurate word for this behavior than deranged?

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Posted by wow on 07/26/2017 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Hermes Cleveland is Suing St. Malachi's For Literally the Dumbest Reason

Once again greed blinds decision makers to common sense. Here's corporate bullying on display, folks.

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Posted by AdamHall on 07/26/2017 at 1:59 AM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

Screw the children...and screw you...I'll yell in as many kids' faces as I please.
It's a nasty world...they need to get used to it early.
You wouldn't know a fascist until one bit you in the ass...or shoved a sword up it.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/26/2017 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Best Cheap Haircut

Mike D'Amico I hear took advantage of a lot of students kicked me out all on here say so I thought I should expose him apparently he was trying to make passes at ladies and even had sex with some in his office while giving away school hours in return for favors I got kicked out of the school because they said I was selling drugs out of it while at the same time he let junkies get away with murder just as long as he got a bj at the end of the day all this while his wife was dying shame on you Mike you should have let me back in school and Joe should have stuck up for me because I was a good student but a guy has the right to keep his job and then when I try to go to another barber school he put bad papers on me saying that I was a snake and I should watch out for a guy like me when the whole time he was taking money and probably has a great lawyer which I heard he does to hide all of the scams. I'm Italian I thought it was supposed to be about love and respect but to him it's about getting sucked off watching his camera while trying to compose his orchestra of propaganda by giving some Reverend free haircuts I think I'm going to sue his ass for defamation of character hey Mike D'Amico how does it feel cheating on your wife while she's dying buy some Junkie I hope you got a test but your time not at the Barber Board but when you meet God ur family should know how much of a POS you really are for doing that to your wife on her deathbed if you think I'm lying you know who I'm connected to I have pictures and texts saying "oh yeah Papa's going to come" did you say that to your wife or to that very vulnerable student who had problems going on why you as letting her suck you off how professional are you and then not give me any of my money back you know my girls a scum bag you and your ego. Gee maybe somebody had something to do with getting back at you at St Rocco's apparently they played Frank Sinatra the whole time.

Posted by Mike D'znuts on 07/25/2017 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Few Winners and Lots of Losers in Rowdy East Side Mayoral Forum

Things have to change in this city. I am dissapointed in our police and the bullying that is going on. To run a large city, you can not pick and choose who you serve. You have to serve the entire city. Not just downtown. Love GOD first, then yourself. After that GOD will show you how to love and serve others. I pray that this city will be served by the man that God choose. Peace and Blessings.

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Posted by Author Margaret Sargent-Scott on 07/25/2017 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Few Winners and Lots of Losers in Rowdy East Side Mayoral Forum

only one man in the first picture above has the eye of the tiger and you can see who that is...

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 07/25/2017 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Few Winners and Lots of Losers in Rowdy East Side Mayoral Forum

Looks like Cleveland has a mayoral candidate who is as thin-skinned...or more so...that even Jason Kipnis, who responded to repeated negativity online with a resounding "FUCK OFF!"

If this is how Mister Brewer is going to react from now on, how will he even have time to campaign...let alone to govern--if he somehow manages to win?

A vote for Brewer is a vote for Trump Lite. ...and endless diatribes in response to every negative remark at SCENE, a malicious publication and website which he supposedly "leaves alone'...yeah, right. Like hell!

I don't want to live in the next East Cleveland or New Detroit. I'm too old to have to carry every time I take out the trash. If this man somehow survives into the primary, I will be working for his matter who it is. Even if it is what it is. And I will be volunteering the next day. That's not a threat, That's a promise. And if you don't like reading it, tough shit.

You had better do well on your own turf. You will not carry the Far West Side. Better the devil we've known for 12 years than a pontificating bully who destroyed his city while trying to save it. You will not destroy this one. Not on my watch...nor that of my neighbors. Count on it.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/25/2017 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, Conference Rooms and Vacant Space — The Sorry State of the Global Center for Health and Innovation

This is all you need to know about armond budish...and frank jacksons police force wont take a report about these crimes by the rich of monies intended for the poor.
Anyone can do the same research as i did all public internet accesable. Please report and demand investigation..
A really good story is about the WECO FUND charity thefts. WECO(an acronym for WEALTH EDUCATION COMMUNITY ORGANIZING) reported a total income on it 2012 990 federal report(these are public and available online... I encourage everyone to examine the 990 of any charity they have an interest in).of 112,000$...what makes this figure suspect is that in the same 2012 calendar year united way gave weco two grants for 157,000$....all additional grants and income only add to the thefts of at least 45,000$.
Bill Kitson of united way told me that it is unlikely we ever find out where the money went....which is surely true as no one has yet looked!!...plain dealer reporters not allowed to look ....will you and and your newsroom colleagues please examine the discrepancy.
Elisabeth Plax the board President has not denied stealing the monies to me...and I have asked .
More disturbing are the huge ammt of loans this group insiders never expected to repay.
Elisabeth Plax a PhD investment counselor has hundreds of millions of other peoples monies according to her website.... She is on Armand Budish TV show too...Armand who is aware and obstructing justice. Obstruction of justice is a crime...surely armond would publicly answer anything that had the appearance of impropriety...Elisabeth Plax is also armonds personal investment advisor according to the New York Times.In addition i also fear for elderly victims in a Madoff like scam...why are thefts from charities no big deal?
Please look into this huge theft of charitable monies !!

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Posted by Mitch Paul on 07/25/2017 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Few Winners and Lots of Losers in Rowdy East Side Mayoral Forum

@EricJonathanBrewer -- thanks for response. Been reporting most of the afternoon and evening so I haven't gotten a chance to read your lengthy critique. I should have some time later this evening, but just for the record:

I did not delete any of your comments. I'm not sure if there was a lag in the system or what, but unless you included a url in your original comment (which automatically flags it in our system) it should've posted . I can take a look at the back end to see if something went wrong, but I certainly didn't delete anything, and I I don't intend to delete your note above, which you're perfectly entitled to make.

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Posted by Sallard on 07/25/2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Few Winners and Lots of Losers in Rowdy East Side Mayoral Forum

Do you really think I care about you calling me a blowhard because I'm challenging the malicious lies Sam Allard wrote about me in this piece? I did not at any time suggest or imply that I'd fire Steve Loomis during the forum. I did not say I was firing "low IQ employees and suburbanites" and I have no idea why he put that malicious lie in print. These lies are insane and have to be removed.

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Posted by Eric Jonathan Brewer on 07/25/2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Few Winners and Lots of Losers in Rowdy East Side Mayoral Forum

Well, that diatribe by whoever this guy is proved to me that your assessment is right. Blowhard.

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Posted by aglazen on 07/25/2017 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Few Winners and Lots of Losers in Rowdy East Side Mayoral Forum

Sam. We're going to try this again. You or someone from Scene deleted my response to the factual inaccuracies in this piece. I'm print-screening what I wrote this time and sharing all on my page. I'm also sending a copy of all the comments to Scene's corporate counsel. I corrected your wrong information and you chose not to make the corrections inside your story but to delete my corrections. We'll see what Scene's corporate counsel says about it.

As I stated in the response you deleted, I did not ever suggest or state that I was firing Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association president Steve Loomis or anyone who stood up to me. That's fake news.

What I said is that Steve Loomis will learn the difference between a mayor and a patrol officer about running his mouth to the media. By rank Loomis is a patrol officer. The CPPA president is not an administrative officer of the police department. Any government leader is empowered to be the sole voice of the government he or she manages under law. Loomis as union president is authorized to speak on contractual matters, not matters of policy. This authority of government leaders is supported by Garcetti v. Ceballos, a 2006 Supreme Court of the United States ruling you've obviously not read. If you wanted me to expound, you should have asked instead of creating your own fake news view of the comment.

I will not authorize a patrol officer, regardless of his union position, to speak publicly on any administrative act as if he's speaking on behalf of the city or the police department.

You claim without speaking to me that I'm trying to insult my way into the mayor's office by exposing the contradictions in my opponents words with their public records; which obviously you've no knowledge.

When Jeff Johnson was asked with the other candidates about honest politicians, he changed the phrase to honest politics. When I spoke I reiterated that the question was about individual politicians and not the system of politics. I observed that both Jeff, Bill Patmon and a third person were recording on an FBI where the former state senator was seeking cash from a merchant. Patmon was trying to get himself broke off a piece.

I'm paraphrasing but I noted that if either Bill or Jeff were honest Jeff wouldn't have taken the cash and Bill would have told him not to take it. That's not an insult. It's a fact. That's also the point in which Brandon Chrostowski chimed in to defend Bill. That defense seemed incredible to me since the question was about honest politicians and he was defending a guy I'd pointed out had participated in Jeff's extortion.

I'll write it again. Brandon's defense gives him the appearance of defending dishonesty and corruption, and it supports the shady past he refuses to discuss as nothing more than youthful indiscretions. There are no criminal charges for youthful indiscretions. All of us who've been tainted have owned up to our shit but Brandon. Jeff, Zack and me. Why won't he open up as the other candidates have done about the reason for his conviction? What is he hiding and what are you helping him hide by deleting my previous comment?

You were damn near sitting next to Kareem Abdul Nafi, the Black Lives Matter leader and spokesman for this area. He's the real deal. Brandon claimed he was endorsed by Black Lives Matter to try and create some cohesiveness with the black residents in the room. Kareem spoke up and said no he was not. The real organization does not endorse.

He made Brandon retract the statement and correct it with his being endorsed by Black Lives Matter of Cuyahoga County. That guy is a Republican who's using the group's name for political purposes in support of Republicans like Brandon who do not have a connection to black people but through his exploitation of them at Edwin's. Black men working for free is not job creation. It's human trafficking and slavery.

Brandon got off a nice response. You didn't hear it. He maliciously lied that I had 24 judgment liens against me. I have no recollection of him blaming me for East Cleveland's demise which would be equally as uninformed and malicious a lie. I don't have 24 judgment liens against me.

I also responded to his so-called defense of Bill being criticized for being in the room when extortion was taking place. I told him I didn't give a damn about him or what he wanted. I observed how he's bragging that owning a resident qualifies him to be the mayor. I'm paraphrasing. I told him I owned a restaurant and didn't learn a damn thing from it that would help me run a city. Notice. He kept his mouth shut afterwards and kept doing my thing.

I have a real problem with the following malicious lie from you, Sam.

But Brewer's solution sounded deranged: He said he'd use the Mayor's seat to purge the the city of low-IQ employees and suburbanites.

You'd better retract this lying piece of garbage with a fucking quickness. I mean that with all seriousness. I never spoke those words and there's no record of me uttering anything close to those words at any time during the forum.

I discussed how Cleveland residents in 1982 voted for residency laws for city workers. I voted for residency laws in that election before I campaigned for a Cleveland school board seat the following year. I shared that the city's workforce was 82 percent suburbanite. I committed to hiring Cleveland residents. I said I would put suburban applications aside. What you wrote is an absolute and it had better be corrected.

I have never characterized Cleveland city council members as illiterates and morons. They're all educated. Some have advanced degrees. These aren't dumb people by any stretch of the imagination and I would never characterize them in that manner.

My criticism was directed at them having powers they don't use or even knowing the powers they do have to use. I offered the example of Jeff Johnson's response to the Noble Road dump. I shared that he served on council's health and human services committee that oversaw the city's division of air pollution control. I explained that the city is contracted with the Ohio EPA to perform air and water pollution control testing. I shared that neither Jeff Johnson nor Kevin Conwell knew they had the oversight authority for the city department that allowed the Noble Road dump to open and continue operating.

When we discussed job creation, I shared that Cleveland's workforce and community benefits committee hadn't met for 18 to 24 months. I've described council as lazy and unambitious. I've shared how they never investigate anything. I shared how Zack chaired council's safety committee and failed to schedule a single meeting to discuss the first U.S. DOJ report. I shared how a black president had to send a black attorney general to a predominantly black city to tell a black mayor and police chief that cops were terrorizing their citizens. I did not at any time call a member of council illiterate and moronic. That's more of your malicious fake news.

I cited one state law, R.C 749.01, and explained how I'd use it to provide free hospital care with physicians on EMS squads and mobile clinics for $1 a year per $1000 in property taxes. I shared one city ordinance, a local civil rights law, that we were left in 1974 by councilmen who cared about civil rights that's not been used by the people sitting at the table with me ever. You can call each law a parlor trick if you want, but I could give a shit about what you think about something you're too ignorant and malicious to understand.

Here's your problem. You sat in the front and all you saw was the candidates. I watched the people behind you. You left to promote your own opinions instead of talking to the audience. You assumed all were supporters of the candidates. They weren't. I was approached afterwards by Ward 1 resident's who's minds had been made up in another direction and who saw me more favorably than your description. I didn't lose a single vote to Brandon or any of the others. Instead of talking to black people all you could see was entertainment while losing and now distorting the substance of the discussion to fit your grossly inaccurate writing.

Like I wrote. I've print-screened this post. Go ahead and remove it. It's not going away. You were noticed about inaccurate information in your story you should have changed. Instead you deleted more accurate information that exposed your lies. Limit public figure or not. You can't lie on me.

The only thing unhinged about my forum presentation is your fake news interpretation of it. How's that for a Trumpism? This is why I leave Cleveland Scene magazine alone. You folk are malicious.

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Posted by Eric Jonathan Brewer on 07/25/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Squeeze to Perform at the Goodyear Theater in November

The band's first gig in the area was at the Pirate's Cove in June 1978....on the first USA tour.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/25/2017 at 6:45 PM



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