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West End / Brighton

Taft High School green roof
Taft High School green roof
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.

West End / Brighton Features

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.

Local banks and schools partner to teach kids financial responsibility

As the senior class of 2014 prepares to be the first graduating under Ohio’s new economics and financial literacy curriculum requirements, banks in Cincinnati are partnering with schools and nonprofits to push financial education further than ever for students as early as preschool and through to 12th grade.

CityLink grows while poverty shrinks

With poverty in Cincinnati hovering at almost double the national average, CityLink Center, which celebrates its one-year anniversary this week, is helping residents become self-sustaining through a holistic approach that includes educational services, financial education and employment assistance.

Demand Better: Building healthy, vibrant neighborhoods

As we continue to reprise our four-part Demand Better series, we take a look at innovations and ideas that empower and support neighbors here and around the country—and offer some key demands for Cincinnati's future as election day approaches.

Demand Better Cincinnati

This week marks the launch of a new Soapbox series: Demand Better Cincinnati. We'll explore a new issue each week and sift through what's been done, what's being done and how we can push our current and future leaders to, well, demand better.
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