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West End / Brighton

This expansive neighborhood borders Over-the-Rhine in the shape of a sliver. Mostly residential, it has a rich history and diverse inhabitants, a beauty discovered by only the most discerning eye. The Dayton Street Historical District, a cluster of houses built mostly in the late 1800s, is on the National Register of Historic Places. City West, a mixed-income housing development just north of downtown in the neighborhood's southern-most point, is the biggest housing development in Cincinnati since World War II. The quiet streets come alive on special occasions, such as spontaneous Fourth of July celebrations in Dyer Park and Brighton's monthly First Saturdays gallery walk along Central Avenue.

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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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Calling All Volunteers: Why more young people spend a year working for free

For many Cincinnatians who commit up to a year of their lives to full-time unsalaried service, volunteering is a way of life. Meet four who make a real difference.

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Soapdish: Why can't the West End be Cincinnati's next breakthrough neighborhood?

Cincinnati's "next hot neighborhood" is just a stone's throw from the current one, but the West End's tortured history often overshadows its supply of single-family homes and proximity to downtown and OTR.

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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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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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Science of Success: Andrea Martinez minimizes obstacles for students, creates unique opportunities

Teaching science while serving as an administrator at King Academy Community School is, and has been, a family affair for Andrea Martinez.

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Soapdish: Why can't Cincinnati have nice things like bike lanes?

Recent rumblings out of City Hall have labeled Central Parkway’s protected bike lane a "disaster" that should be "scrapped." Just because Cincinnatians are terrible drivers? Really?

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Beech Acres helps school families navigate parenthood via Toyota Family Learning

June 3 marks a special day, when a group of Cincinnati parents become Beech Acres' first class of Toyota Family Learning graduates. The program is expected to expand into more local schools to reach additional parents, but there is already much to celebrate.

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Soapdish: Updated insider's guide to OTR and Downtown

A second installment, three years later, updates Casey's "Highly Subjective, Sometimes Eccentric, Oftentimes Random Insider's Guide to Over-the-Rhine and Downtown." You're now ready to conquer the town with a knowing wink and ironically arched eyebrow.

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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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The Road to Development: Three more neighborhood residential projects

What are older buildings blossoming into? This installment of Soapbox's redevelopment series focuses on the unique reuse of an old Northside factory and new residential buildings cropping up in the little-known downtown Brighton neighborhood.

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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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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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