October 20, 2021

Dear City Councilperson Griffin and County Councilperson Conwell,

RE: The Progressive Field Boondoggle

I am writing to express my concerns about the Progressive Field Deal. My concerns are shared by my family and many people I know who live in the City of Cleveland.

First and foremost…

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Dear Case Western Reserve University Chief of Police Hodge,

With the school year back in progress, I want to thank you for the increased police presence in our area of Little Italy around the intersections of Cornell, Murray Hill and Edgehill Roads. My wife and I have lived on Edgehill…

Now maybe that’s an idea whose time has come.

Although facetious, it does seem to be getting more traction as a meme on the Internet, and the rich have been annoyingly arrogant in recent memory, wouldn’t you agree? I mean, come on: a billionaire space race just for fun? Seriously?

More people I know seem to be losing hope right now with respect to our country and its direction. I totally get that. The daily drumbeat of social and political chaos we see in the news is daunting.

I listed out what came to mind in about five minutes and…

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Caveat: I am not a mental health professional, but I know some great ones and trust their judgment. What follows are my observations and opinions based on my experience, and the advice and counsel of some very smart people.

Trauma is part of life. For most of us, we have…

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We’ll be direct. We are asking you to donate to Justin Bibb’s campaign for Mayor of Cleveland.

You may not live and vote in Cleveland, but if you live in Northeast Ohio, or even if you don’t, you have a vested interest in helping to put progressive, compassionate and energetic…

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It’s a good thing we had the Feast of the Assumption celebration again this year here in Little Italy. It was looking pretty sketchy with the constant thunder boomers we’ve been having and their deluges of torrential tropical rain.

Two of four festival days were indeed wet, but I’m sure…

Arthur Hargate

Arthur Hargate is retired after a 40-year management career in the environmental services business. He now writes, plays guitar and is a social activist.

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