Cleveland falls out of top 25 cities for parks

Data: ParkScore; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Cleveland ranks 26th among the 100 largest U.S. cities for its public parks, per the latest report from the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a pro-parks nonprofit, Alex Fitzpatrick and Kavya Beheraj report.

  • The group rates cities on a variety of metrics, including the percentage of residents who live near a park, the share of city land reserved for parks, parks investment and more; cities are then awarded a "ParkScore."
Troy Smith
Jun 1, 2023 - News

Summer concert preview: Ranking every 2023 Blossom Music Center show

Rapper 50 Cent performs.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" at Blossom this summer. Photo: Dave Simpson/WireImage

If there's one thing Northeast Ohio music fans can count on each summer, it's a packed schedule at Blossom Music Center.

Why it matters: This year's lineup features an array of modern hitmakers and nostalgia acts totaling 31 shows that could draw more than a half-million people to Cuyahoga Falls.

Sam Allard
Jun 1, 2023 - News

New consent decree monitor has faith in Cleveland's progress

A screenshot of a live stream of a Cleveland City Council safety committee meeting, with a suited Karl Racine speaking

New Cleveland consent decree monitor Karl Racine speaks to Cleveland City Council Wednesday. Screenshot: TV20 live stream

Karl Racine, the new monitor of Cleveland's consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, appeared before Cleveland City Council on Wednesday for the first time.

Driving the news: Racine, a former attorney general in Washington, D.C., was appointed last month to enforce police reforms outlined in the 2015 settlement.

Sam Allard
May 31, 2023 - News

DigitalC to bring high-speed internet citywide for $18/month

DigitalC CEO Joshua Edmonds (R) and director of technology Rolando Alvarez in a room with a monitor showing internet download speeds.

DigitalC CEO Joshua Edmonds (R) and director of technology Rolando Alvarez (L) show off the network's high speeds. Photo: Sam Allard/Axios

Low-cost, high-speed internet is coming to Cleveland.

Driving the news: Mayor Justin Bibb has proposed spending $20 million in federal pandemic relief funds to vastly expand nonprofit DigitalC to provide affordable broadband access citywide within 18 months.

Troy Smith
May 31, 2023 - News

Northeast Ohio students compete at 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Can you spell "competition?" Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

It's time for kids to shine and for millions of adults to feel intellectually inadequate.

Driving the news: The Scripps National Spelling Bee quarterfinals take place Wednesday.

Troy Smith
May 31, 2023 - News

Tina Turner's presence endures at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Tina Turner performs on stage.

Simply the best. Photo: Pete Still/Redferns

Tina Turner was known for her powerful voice, memorable performances and stunning dresses, one of which can be viewed inside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Driving the news: Turner died May 24 at her home in Switzerland. She was 83.

Troy Smith
May 30, 2023 - News

15 greatest concerts in Cleveland history

Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen perform on stage together.

Bobby and The Boss. Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Ever since Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed coined the term rock 'n' roll in the early 1950s, the amazing music and performances haven't stopped in Northeast Ohio.

Why it matters: We're counting down the 15 greatest concerts in Cleveland history, revisiting the area's most memorable performances.

Troy Smith
May 30, 2023 - News

Cleveland gas prices are lower than last summer

Illustration of a gas sign with a dollar sign for the "S"

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

If recent months are any indication, Clevelanders will save some money at the pumps this summer.

Driving the news: Local drivers were paying an average of $3.48 per gallon of regular gasoline as of May 1, compared to $4.48 a year ago, according to GasBuddy.


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