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Avondale

Cincinnati's fourth largest neighborhood is also home to the nation's second oldest zoo, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  Burnet Avenue runs through the neighborhood and serves as headquarters for two of the top hospitals and research centers for kids, the Children's Hospital Medical Center and Shriner's Hospital for Children. The neighborhood also abuts both Xavier University's and the University of Cincinnati's main campuses.

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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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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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ArtsWave: Arts are "an absolute necessity" for Cincinnati growth and vibrancy

ArtsWave's new Blueprint for Collective Action is aiming to ensure that Cincinnati's amazing arts will support the vibrant regional economy and enable a more connected community.

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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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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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Fulton Jefferson tries to make sure every kid counts in Avondale

Fulton Jefferson has been around long enough to witness Avondale's heyday and live through its decline. It still feels like a community full of possibility to him, so he pours his energy into the next generation of leaders through the Avondale Youth Council.

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Soapdish: Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit tries to erase boundaries, promote partnerships

Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods are a patchwork quilt of different sizes, shapes, allegiances and demographics cobbled together into a diverse and sometimes non-cohesive unit. The 2015 Neighborhood Summit looked to erase boundaries and emphasize the results of successful partnerships among our neighborhoods.

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Top 10 transportation stories for 2015 and beyond

As winter slowly recedes and potholes reappear, can spring flowers and infrastructure updates be far behind? Here are 10 transportation stories we’re following that will impact Greater Cincinnati throughout 2015 and beyond.

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My Soapbox: P.G. Sittenfeld, Cincinnati City Council

If there’s one individual in Cincinnati who embodies the calendar's January transition from past to future, it has to be City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld. Just 30, he has his finger on the pulse of today's defining urban trends while looking to possible statewide (and even national) office.

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15 for '15: Big ideas driving Cincinnati forward in the new year

Here are 15 big ideas for Greater Cincinnati in 2015 that, if achieved, will accelerate the region's forward momentum. They're certainly doable given the winds of change moving Cincinnati in the right direction.

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Co-working options grow thanks to Cincinnati's expanding pool of independent professionals

Co-working has had a foothold in Cincinnati for many years, and the options for workers looking for collaborative office space have continued to grow. Here are 6 co-working shops for independent workers who still want to drink from the proverbial water cooler.

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Single mothers and children hit hardest by poverty in Cincinnati

Cincinnati ranks second in the US for childhood poverty. Groups like The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation are working to break down the barriers that keep single mothers from rising above the poverty line.

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Nonprofit groups offer prescription for boosting community health

Cincinnati suffers from a wide disparity in health outcomes, and poverty and race are among the biggest culprits. Yet a network of local organizations is combating the health challenges facing our city.

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Neighborhood improvement: The 90-day plan

A collaborative effort between city departments, neighborhood residents and community organizations, the three-month Neighborhood Enhancement Program focuses on developing the assets of Cincinnati neighborhoods.

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Speaking for the trees: Campaign aims to avert canopy-loss crisis

The Taking Root campaign is an eight-county effort to educate the community about the crises affecting our trees. The end goal is to restore our tree canopy by 2020 by planting 2 million trees.
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