A Beautiful Thursday for Edgewater LIVE

A special report by The Gordon Square PRINT

Edgewater LIVE, the wildly popular summer concert event continued this past Thursday with live music, local food trucks and entertainment on our Cleveland lakefront.   Edgewater Beach and the Cleveland Metroparks host Edgewater LIVE every Thursday through August 11 (no Edgewater LIVE on July 21 due to the Republican National Convention), from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  The Gordon Square PRINT attended Edgewater LIVE this past Thursday, June 30, taking the shuttle from the Capitol Theatre to the W. 73 Street tunnel to Edgewater Beach, where we enjoyed live music from Victory Highway, explored many of Cleveland’s best food trucks, and spoke to Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman about the weekly event, the Gordon Square neighborhood shuttle, this week’s band, the food, stand-up paddleboarding lessons (from SUP CLE Stand Up Paddleboarding at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.), and free beginner’s yoga classes (from The Source Yoga Studio at 7 p.m.).  Please visit clevelandmetroparks.com and stay close to the Cleveland Metroparks Facebook page for Edgewater LIVE travel tips.

New Lincoln-West School to Have Space at MetroHealth

New Lincoln-West School to Have Space at MetroHealth

CMSD NEWS BUREAU

CMSD’s new Lincoln-West School of Science and Health will be based partly at the MetroHealth System’s main campus.

District and hospital leaders believe the school, which will open July 25 with ninth- and 10th-graders, may be the only one in the country located within a hospital.

Tenth-graders will attend classes at MetroHealth three days a week, while ninth-graders visit weekly. The students will interact with professionals and observe the medical, business and other careers available in the healthcare industry. The juniors and seniors who come later will take coursework at Lincoln-West and online and serve internships.

“The Lincoln-West School of Science and Health will expose students to the hundreds of jobs available in healthcare, jobs that will guarantee them a sound and safe future,” Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth’s president and chief executive officer, said at annual stakeholders meeting Thursday at the Global Center for Health Innovation. He listed the school among accomplishments and plans that address the health and well-being of Cuyahoga County residents. Continue reading

Joe Calabrese Speaks on the Importance of Infrastructure

During National Infrastructure Week, RTA CEO and General Manager Joseph Calabrese offered comments on the importance of consistent investment in the physical structure of the public transportation system. His remarks were delivered from the Cuyahoga Viaduct Bridge, a critical link in the region’s transit infrastructure.

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March 21-April 8: RTA holds 14 public meetings to discuss budget issues

March 21-April 8: RTA holds 14 public meetings to discuss budget issues

March 21-April 8: RTA holds 14 public meetings to discuss budget issues

On March 21, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) begins a series of public meetings to gather comments about proposed fare increases for buses, trains and Paratransit, as well as proposed service modifications.

“These proposals will affect every customer, and we want to hear from you,” said Joe Calabrese, RTA CEO and General Manager. “By law, we must balance our budget. To be good stewards of public money, we must look at all possible alternatives. Your comments will help guide our final decision, which will be made April 26 by the Board of Trustees.”

Calabrese said that RTA needs to close a $7 million gap in the 2016 operating budget, passed by the Board in December. He blamed part of the problem on weak transit funding by the State.

At the public meetings, customers will be asked to comment on modifications to a number of routes being considered for full or partial cuts. RTA’s goal is to impact the least number of customers. Modifications to these routes will impact less than 2 percent of RTA’s current customers. Continue reading

8th Graders Flock to Fair, Explore High Schools

CMSD 8th graders flock to fair-explore high schools

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CMSD NEWS BUREAU

When it comes to deciding which high school to attend, CMSD wants its eighth-graders to be choosy.

Cleveland is a portfolio district, offering a growing variety options to fit different needs and interests. Students can attend any school in the system as long as space is available and, in a handful of cases, they meet admissions criteria.

Options were on full display this week as the District hosted its annual High School Choice Fair on Monday through Wednesday at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center. Students who came in shifts moved among school booths during the day, and families attended for two hours Wednesday night. Continue reading

Near West Theatre Presents its First Holiday Classic on their Glorious New Stage: Scrooge! the Musical

Photo by The Gordon Square PRINT

Photo by The Gordon Square PRINT

Diverse cast of all ages, professionally directed, stages the classic holiday tale

November 20 – December 13 in new Gordon Square Arts District venue

It’s 1860, and the stingy and cranky Ebenezer Scrooge HATES Christmas. Scrooge loathes people, wishes for the decrease of the surplus of the poor population, and runs his bank exploiting his employee Bob Cratchit and clients, giving bitter treatment to his own nephew and acquaintances. However, on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the doomed ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley, who tells him that three spirits will visit him that night. This classic story of awakening and redemption features all the songs from the film, including the Oscar nominated song “Thank You Very Much.” Continue reading