The Quality of Cleveland Life Report


Your guide to living in fabulous Cleveland.

Reduce, Reuse, Retards: Litter is on the rise across Northeast Ohio, according to activists who cite a growing tendency to throw fast-food trash from vehicles. Men 18 to 34 are targeted as prime offenders, though every guy we know who’s that age still has shit all over his car anyway.

Happy Bike Month!: Local activities continue in conjunction with National Bike Month. On the schedule this week are bikers with rubber bands around their pants hogging a full lane during rush hour, followed by Starbucks Frappuccino bottles being chucked at their heads.

On the Waterfront: Metroparks officials reveal timetable for taking over privately held Rivergate Park in the Flats, including plans to open it to the public by July. In related news, the best place in town to get rid of a body now offers convenient restroom facilities too.

This Week's Index: Cleveland cops reveal plans to increase patrols on Public Square for casino opening — their first plans of any sort since 1968.