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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

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

(Why am I still writing this article?) - BEST LINE!!

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Posted by Julia52865 on 08/04/2017 at 8:56 AM

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

I thought Dan Moulthrop was supposed to be on vacation this week?

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Posted by Jeff Hess on 08/04/2017 at 7:22 AM

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

I was sick when I heard him on the NPR.
Why would this blow hard
be invited to speak at the City Club? Can the bar be any lower?

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Posted by C on 08/03/2017 at 10:32 PM

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

In 2013, Moulthrop kicked me off the CH-UH school district's forum on The Civic Commons, because my postings weren't sufficiently optimistic.
Moulthrop is a hypocritical punk weasel.

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Posted by Garry Kanter on 08/03/2017 at 10:17 PM

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

Blah blah blah, you're still crying that that crook Hillary lost.

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Posted by Pip Svard on 08/03/2017 at 9:53 PM

Re: “After 20 Years on Lee, Parnell's Pub Moving to Cedar-Fairmount

Can't have opened in 1997. I drank a Double Diamond there in 1993.

Posted by Johnny Malloy on 08/03/2017 at 7:30 PM

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

That's my friend Robert C. Townsend, II leading the meeting. Bob at the time was Deputy Administrator for the Cleveland Municipal Court and President of the Lee Harvard Community Association. Nice picture. This is the year we first met. Bob also served on the CMHA board as chairman and headed United Area Coordinating Agency (UACA). He was on my advisory for the first newspaper I started at 26. It's nice to see this picture.

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Posted by Eric Jonathan Brewer on 08/03/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Study: Republican National Convention Dropped $188 Million into Northeast Ohio Economy

It's encouraging that RNC visitors thought that Cleveland was friendly, clean, nice, and safe...instead of dull, boring, rusted-out, and dangerous. They will carry these favorable impressions back home...and spread them to others who have never been here.

So maybe ...someday...we will no longer have to endure the same old and tired "mistake on the lake" or "burning river" snarks whenever we surf the Web or travel around the country..

But one RNC does not produce miracles. We will probably have to keep on hearing that ignorant horsecrap for a long time to come. Old myths die hard. These things take time. A lot of it. Be patient.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/03/2017 at 5:59 PM

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

Would have been worth the handcuffing to pie this POS.
Who benefits...financially or otherwise...from this appearance in Cleveland?

Every DAY...it feels like America has hit rock-bottom.
Nope.
Folks, we ain't seen nothin' yet.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/03/2017 at 5:36 PM

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

A scumbag PR hack with scumbag clients --- the swamp runneth over.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/03/2017 at 5:13 PM

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

An outstanding book on the opening salvos of the great divide is "A Ghetto Takes Shape: Black Cleveland, 1870-1930" by Kenneth L. Kusmer.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/03/2017 at 10:08 AM

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

This is based not just on Todd Michney's article in "Belt" magazine, but his 2017 book "Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980". (That, in turn, is based on the University of Toledo scholar's 2004 Ph.D. dissertation.)

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Posted by Tim Evanson on 08/03/2017 at 9:49 AM

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

"I get that the shop is quick-serve and server-free, but it would have been nice for a staffer to check to see how we were enjoying our meal" - Yes, just like when there's a problem with your food at McDonalds, you wait at your seat until someone comes and checks up on you. Counter serve = no service tip = you go up to the damn counter if you need something.

"I get that there's no server, but it would have been nice to have a server" is basically what you just said.

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Posted by Cory Roberts on 08/03/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Coventry's Whiskey Bar Expands, Taking Over Former Cafe Bon Appetite Space Upstairs

Wait, 'Cafe Bon Apetit' wasn't from the company 'Cafe Bon Apetit' that (terribly, at least in the past) manages Case's cafeterias? Considering they were on Coventry where lots of Case students, current and former, live, they could have picked a better name.

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Posted by Cory Roberts on 08/03/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Nine Days: The Deportation of Beatriz Casillas, from Painesville to Mexico, Follows a Routine Path for ICE Agents

From the article - "U.S. citizens should defer all non-essential travel to the state of Tamaulipas due to violent crime, including homicide, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, extortion, and sexual assault," according to a current U.S. State Department warning. "

Since she's not a US citizen, she'll be okay.

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Posted by Rick Bell on 08/02/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “The Food Is Messy At Boiler 65, (and That's Good), But So Is The Service

"The quicker the table is bussed, the better for all concerned."

No thanks...not gonna kiss the table, not even if it smells and tastes like...fish...

I'm sure you meant "bused"...same spelling as school "busing"...

"Seafood-in-a-bag might be informal and entertaining, but it is not inexpensive."

Poor folks pay a fortune to be able to dine where they can feel rich.
Rich folks pay even more to be able to snarf down seafood like a bunch of trailer-trash slobs.

Ain't America grand?

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/02/2017 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Frank Jackson Has Raised A Whole Lot More Money Than All Other Mayoral Challengers Combined

The internal polling must be showing overwhelming trends where Frank Jackson can sit on the fat bankroll and sleepwalk to victory.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/02/2017 at 5:01 PM

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