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ROLDO BARTIMOLE HITS ONE OUT OF THE PARK…">ROLDO BARTIMOLE HITS ONE OUT OF THE PARK…

August 3rd, 2017

Here in Cleveland we’ve grown used to, complacent at times, reading Roldo Bartimole’s singular journalism. We’re so used to Roldo’s ubiquitous messages that we forget, or perhaps don’t even realize, that Cleveland’s own has a national reach. Recently Roldo was invited on to the Ralph Nader Radio Hour to discuss, in part, a favorite Roldo […]

ROLDO BARTIMOLE ON RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR…">ROLDO BARTIMOLE ON RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR…

June 17th, 2017

Roldo’s interview begins at timemark 42:39

ROLDO ON RALPH NADER RADIO TODAY, 17 JUNE…">ROLDO ON RALPH NADER RADIO TODAY, 17 JUNE…

June 14th, 2017

Roldo Bartimole will be a guest on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour Saturday, 17 June, to discuss his pieces on the Quicken Loans Arena deal: THEY’RE LYING ABOUT QUICKEN ARENA DEAL—IT IS A FRAUD and DIRTY DEED DONE BY CORRUPTORS. In 2014, Ralph Nader called Roldo: Arguably Cleveland’s greatest investigative reporter of the past half […]

ROLDO CITED IN FINANCIAL STORY ON CAVALIERS…">ROLDO CITED IN FINANCIAL STORY ON CAVALIERS…

December 9th, 2016

Sometime this morning ping backs began flowing in for Roldo’s piece on Cavs owner Dan Gilbert’s desire for a new facility as tribute for winning a single championship as if a single win in 40-plus years was a momentous achievement. The first link to arrive came from Even when Cleveland sports teams win, the city […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON NEW DATA FROM CDCP REPORT
SAYS: SMOKING HURTS THE POOR MOST BY FAR…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON NEW DATA FROM CDCP REPORT
SAYS: SMOKING HURTS THE POOR MOST BY FAR…

November 13th, 2015

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday in the New York Times noted that the latest “national numbers mask deep trouble spots within the American population”—the prevalence of poor who still smoke. This is exactly the reason that the arts and cultural tax on cigarettes deploys an easy but […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON INTO SPORTS’ $$$ QUICKSAND…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON INTO SPORTS’ $$$ QUICKSAND…

November 3rd, 2015

We’re into the quicksand of borrowing and spending for wealthy sports owners again without the news media EVER trying to put into context what we are spending for Haslam, Dolan and Gilbert. Context makes the real picture. Ugly. Just how much corporate welfare flows would be too revealing. Too shocking. So the media ignore the […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON BARBARA BYRD-BENNETT
LEARNED TO LIVE LARGE HERE IN CLEVELAND…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON BARBARA BYRD-BENNETT
LEARNED TO LIVE LARGE HERE IN CLEVELAND…

October 18th, 2015

Cleveland is where Byrd Bennett learned how to screw the youngsters she was well paid to educate. Education seemed far from her desire. I guess it caught up with her in Chicago. “Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces up to about 7 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to steering multimillion-dollar […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON A FREE PRESS IS A RARE PRESS…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON A FREE PRESS IS A RARE PRESS…

October 14th, 2015

Hard to believe that it has been 15 years since I ended a singular attempt to cover the machinations of the city’s political and power people and institutions. The quest was via a small newsletter called point of viǝw. In my “Saying Goodbye” message in December 2000 to subscribers I tried to offer a rationale […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON THE COMING CROCODILE TEARS
SHED BY CUYAHOGA ARTS SUPPORTERS FOR TAX…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON THE COMING CROCODILE TEARS
SHED BY CUYAHOGA ARTS SUPPORTERS FOR TAX…

October 8th, 2015

You know what crocodile tears mean don’t you? They’re phony. I guess we’re going to have those tears and plenty of hand-wringing from the arts community. Beggars. They want your vote on November 3. It will retain a tax on cigarettes at 30 cents a pack for another 10 years. They know that they are […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON OUR SAD, SAD CLEVELAND
ALL DRESSED IN THE FINEST RED AND GREEN…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON OUR SAD, SAD CLEVELAND
ALL DRESSED IN THE FINEST RED AND GREEN…

October 4th, 2015

The city may be drowning in blood. But our downtown still floats on green. Green as in cash. No expense spared. Last week the Plain Dealer reported that the Public Square redo (I should say “iconic” redo, as PD Steve Litt calls it; but he calls almost everything he writes about “iconic”) was $5 million […]

ROLDO RIGHTS, HOLDS A MIRROR UP TO THE PD…">ROLDO RIGHTS, HOLDS A MIRROR UP TO THE PD

September 30th, 2015

Hasn’t the time come for the Plain Dealer to start asking the tough questions of Mayor Frank Jackson? Really tough questions. The guy the paper has told us to vote for to keep in office. Columnist Mark Naymik groused that City Council hasn’t been putting the pressure on Jackson. They’re boring. Does he read his […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON THE MAN IN CHARGE I…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON THE MAN IN CHARGE I…

September 25th, 2015

John Galbreath (left) and Carl Stokes (right) I had a talk with a friend recently who happened to mention that the Cleveland City Planning department years ago was busily preparing the city’s new downtown master plan in the late 1950s. It was a useless plan costing $100,000. He laughed because he said that meanwhile another […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON SECRET PLAIN DEALER CUTBACKS
AND FRANK JACKSON LOOKING WORSE THAN BAD…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON SECRET PLAIN DEALER CUTBACKS
AND FRANK JACKSON LOOKING WORSE THAN BAD…

September 22nd, 2015

You can always feel comfortable that personnel changes by the Cleveland Browns will be forthrightly reported by the almost daily Plain Dealer. Must keep the public informed, you know. That’s the job. But when the Plain Dealer subtracts some its starters, well, that’s not really news. Not that important. The paper will come out anyway. […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON BOBBY, JIMMY AND JAMES NEFF…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON BOBBY, JIMMY AND JAMES NEFF…

August 31st, 2015

Former Plain Dealer columnist James Neff has written a thriller-like book—Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy Versus Jimmy Hoffa—of the long smoldering battle between Bobby Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa, two giants on the national scene in the 1950s and 1960s. The book is stacked with inside info about how Bob Kennedy, as a staffer of the 1950s Senate […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON HASLAM GETS PARKING DEAL…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON HASLAM GETS PARKING DEAL…

August 21st, 2015

Hey, Jimmy Haslam, can we wipe your butt for you? Do you need anything else we can give you? That’s the attitude of Mayor Frank “Neighborhood” Jackson and Council President Kevin “Go Along” Kelley. And other city leaders for decades. The pair has just given another gift to the Cleveland Browns owner. Parking. One of […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON WHAT DO BROWNS FANS WANT,
A $15,000,000 SCOREBOARD OR A WINNING TEAM…?">ROLDO RIGHTS ON WHAT DO BROWNS FANS WANT,
A $15,000,000 SCOREBOARD OR A WINNING TEAM…?

August 13th, 2015

A sales tax goes out of business. Don’t clap. Another one—of the same shade—goes into effect. August 1. July 2015 ended the 15-year sin tax we suckers voted for a decade-and-a-half ago. And the total take for the sin tax as of the end of last month was $135,421,613. Cash received. That’s a lot of […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON THE POSSIBILITIES FOR
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT MAYOR OF CLEVELAND…?">ROLDO RIGHTS ON THE POSSIBILITIES FOR
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT MAYOR OF CLEVELAND…?

August 11th, 2015

It’s never too early it seems for political navel gazing. So who do you think will run for mayor of Cleveland in 2017? And does it matter since mayors don’t run the town. Mayor Frank Jackson, in his third term, was to me Neighborhood Councilman. He took care of his ward. As mayor, he’s the […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON STEVE LITT, THE PLAIN DEALER
AND CLEVELAND ELITES PUSH WRONG TAX…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON STEVE LITT, THE PLAIN DEALER
AND CLEVELAND ELITES PUSH WRONG TAX…

August 5th, 2015

What happens when a reporter becomes the tool of what he’s reporting? He finds ways to lie by omission. Steve Litt at the Plain Dealer is an example of this phony journalism. If you’ll stay with me I’ll explain to your satisfaction, I believe. With his Public Square task pretty much completed, Litt’s project now […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON CAN YOU GUESS
WHO DOESN’T PAY THEIR PROPERTY TAXES…?">ROLDO RIGHTS ON CAN YOU GUESS
WHO DOESN’T PAY THEIR PROPERTY TAXES…?

August 1st, 2015

You may recently have paid your local property taxes. Some privileged people, however, didn’t. In fact, the three wealthiest guys around here didn’t. Jimmy “Cheats” Haslam doesn’t have to pay a penny of taxes on the Browns stadium. It’s worth $276-million. (For enterprising reporters here’s the parcel number 101-02-014). Dan “Thuggish” Gilbert doesn’t have to […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON FROM GLENVILLE’S STREETS
TO THE STREETS OF TEXAS’—POLICE FAILURE…">ROLDO RIGHTS ON FROM GLENVILLE’S STREETS
TO THE STREETS OF TEXAS’—POLICE FAILURE…

July 22nd, 2015

Another police car video of the arrest of a black woman that led eventually to her death, supposedly a suicide days later in a Texas jail, once again dramatizes the lack of professionalism in police departments throughout the nation. Sandra Bland, a 28-year old woman in Texas to start a dream job at a black […]

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