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For those seeking an urban environment with a funky blend of Victorian homes, eclectic and traditional businesses, a long tradition of community activism, and one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Cincinnati, you can't go wrong with Northside. Home of the legendary 4th of July parade, the Northside Farmer's Market, Shake It Records, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Cincinnati, popular watering holes like the Comet and Northside Tavern, and an active community council, Northside is all about preserving its strong grass roots heritage. One of Cincinnati's most walkable neighborhoods, Northside also features multiple green spaces including Hoffner Park, the central site of numerous festivals.

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Beyond the coffee shop: Cincy co-working scene diversifies to meet growing demand

With a growing workforce percentage shifting to freelance and contract bases, cities across the country are creating diverse co-working spots to meet the demand. How do Cincinnati's offerings stack up?

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Top 16 of '16: Most-read stories of the year

For our last feature story of the year, we compiled a list of our 16 most-read features and department stories.

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Going Green: Collective Impact connects at-risk residents to cleaner air and healthier food

Green Umbrella unites more than 300 businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies to improve Greater Cincinnati sustainability efforts, thanks to the Collective Impact model.  

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NewCo Cincinnati showcases opportunity, inspires innovation, builds bridges

Organizers set the bar high for the second annual NewCo "inside-out" conference, attracting more than 900 attendees to 95 host companies across Greater Cincinnati.

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Top 10 trends & newsmakers on our radar for 2016

Turn and face the strange changes that 2016 will bring to Greater Cincinnati, thanks to these 10 stories waiting to be told.

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A year of bringing abandoned buildings back to life

Over the past year Soapbox followed local redevelopment projects at historic buildings and abandoned sites, including efforts by a countywide program to target new housing. Here’s a roundup with updates.

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Dedicated individuals and organizations drove local education success in 2015

Amazing people invested their hearts, souls, time and generosity to improve the region’s education efforts throughout 2015. Here are their stories.    

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2015 was a huge year for Cincinnati innovation

We recap Soapbox’s 2015 innovation and entrepreneurship coverage in order to stand back and marvel at the startup community's collective accomplishments while getting ready for more to come.

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Top Soapbox stories of 2015

Before the expected avalanche of "year in review" lists and features, we offer this stroll down memory lane to reconnect you with the biggest Soapbox stories of 2015.

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Resurrection Part 2: More local churches find useful second lives

Following a run on abandoned churches being restored to new life, we peek inside the Southgate House Revival in Newport and The Monastery and Church of the Assumption in Walnut Hills.

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Building Engaged Communities: Why Xavier is promoting the cooperative movement

Cincinnati's role in the cooperative movement is rapidly expanding. Over the next year, by teaming up with a number of co-op organizations around town, Xavier University will host a three-part conference to spread the word; the first event is Nov. 12.

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Large renovation projects taking shape in Northside, Covington and OTR

The fifth installment of a Soapbox series focusing on building redevelopment looks at three large projects in Greater Cincinnati's urban core: new housing in Covington and Northside and a new innovation hub in Over-the-Rhine.

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Soapdish: What you get in an urban home, from $20k to $2.5m

Greater Cincinnati real estate has always been considered a "steal" when you compare how much house you get here for the money vs. other cities. How far does your home-buying dollar go these days? Glad you asked.

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Neighborhood Heroes: Building community in Northside

Maybe you know Northside for its 4th of July Parade, cool restaurants and bars or collection of shops selling all things vintage. But residents will tell you their community is much more thanks to neighborhood heroes who focus on inclusion.

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Freedom from objectivity led newspaper veteran Tom Callinan to a new life of activism

After forming Charitable Words to help nonprofits trumpet their message on multiple media platforms, ex-Enquirer Editor Tom Callinan now revels in his freedom from objectivity and emergence as an "activist."
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