Resilience – East Cleveland Citizens Talk the Talk

2/19/2015 – East Cleveland Democratic Club Meeting at Candlewood Park Healthcare Center Cancelled.

the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
“nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience”
the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
“the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions”


Just minutes before the February 19th  meeting was supposed to start management from Candelewood Park Healthcare Center were contacted and told that for their own benefit that the scheduled event must be cancelled.  This left over fifty people out in the cold and East Cleveland City Councilman Nathaniel Martin the job of telling residents that they have been put out of their year long meeting place by an anonymous telephone call.


DSCF5471Rather than cancel his meeting Martin contacted the East Cleveland Library and found out that the new leadership of the East Cleveland Library under Sheba Marcus Bey welcomes residents to utilize the meeting rooms when available.  In this case the downstairs meeting room was available and the library staff worked quickly to set-up tables, chairs and everything needed to hold the meeting.

Almost seamlessly residents located parking spaces and braved the single digit temperatures to attend the meeting and hear about the future of East Cleveland Ohio.  At the other end of Euclid Avenue Mayor Gary Norton who has running away from WEWS Reporter Joe Pagonakis held his merger meeting which unfortunately did not draw much of attendance.DSCF5478

Two of Norton’s scouts East Cleveland City Councilman Brandon King and Trevelle Harp came to see the damage down by cancelling the meeting.  Both stood back like a disappointed arsonists who used water instead of gasoline to start a fire that did not happen.  In the past this intimidation treatment would have worked but this group of citizens paid them no mind.

Clearly the days of little Gary Norton bullying the City of East Cleveland using the police or calls to places such as Candelwood are finally coming to an end.  This group met and wants to get rid of Gary Norton and all of his loyal Kool-Aid® drinking followers to find a new home in Cleveland where Norton allegedly has been offered a high priced job if he gets everyone to merge.

nortonandvanessaJudging from the lack of people at Norton’s merger meeting perhaps it’s time for Gary Norton to write a resignation letter and move his family from Shaker Heights to Cleveland.  One thing is for sure a recall petition will be circulating with some people already indicating they want  to be the next mayor of East Cleveland.



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