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Epistle to the Ecotopians
Tweet Photo Credits: dralzheimer [This document was found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death.] To all brothers and sisters who hold the dream...
Posted: 5/7/2012 12:28 PM in World5 News
AAA, Bob Sumerel open Florence location
AAA and Bob Sumerel Tire Co. have opened a combo store in Florence, Justin B. Duke of the Community Recorder reports: In 2009, AAA acquired Bob Sumerel Tire Co. Using that acquisition, they’re opening a combination of a mechanic and AAA office in Florence....
Posted: 5/7/2012 12:14 PM in New in Town
City declares intent to acquire properties for streetcar facility
Cincinnati City Council last Wednesday passed a resolution declaring its intent to appropriate several Over-the-Rhine properties for the streetcar system's maintenance and operations facility. The properties, located along the south side of Henry Street,...
Posted: 5/7/2012 12:00 PM in Building Cincinnati
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Posted: 5/7/2012 11:29 AM in 5chw4r7z
Board of Housing Appeals to hear 20 cases today
Today at 1 P.M. and 2 P.M. at the Business Development and Permit Center, 3300 Central Parkway, Cincinnati's Board of Housing Appeals will hold a public hearing to consider orders against the following properties: Suspension of Vacant Building Maintenance...
Posted: 5/7/2012 11:00 AM in Building Cincinnati
Obama Ad: He Took Over After Economy Tanked
President Obama‘s new campaign ad emphasizes that he took over in January 2009, after the economy already had gone bad, and that he believed in the country’s ability to rebound when others didn’t. “We’re not there yet,” he says, “it’s still too hard for...
Posted: 5/7/2012 10:38 AM in Politics Extra
Abandoned/Vacant Building Report: May 2012
Total as of May 2012: 2,385 buildings % Change in past month: +0.001% (+3 buildings) % Change in past six months: -- % Change in past year: -- % Change in past two years: -- % Change in past five years: -- Previous reading on BC: Abandoned/Vacant Building...
Posted: 5/7/2012 10:00 AM in Building Cincinnati
Toledo’s model for fighting crime? Cincinnati
Toledo didn’t have to look far to find a model to combat rising crime. They looked to Cincinnati, and specifically the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence, or CIRV. Patterned after an anti-gang program in Boston, it combines social services and community...
Posted: 5/7/2012 9:20 AM in Politics Extra
Latest phase of Stetson Square takes on new urban form
Developers will break ground on more housing uptown in Corryville in the near future. The project will be the second phase of the $80 million Village of Stetson Square development located immediately south of University Hospital, and will include 18 ...
Posted: 5/7/2012 9:00 AM in UrbanCincy
Wrecking Cincinnati: 1592 West Fork Rd
NEIGHBORHOOD: Northside YEAR BUILT: 1895 USE: Single-family dwelling OWNER: Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners ASSESSED VALUE: $41,680 HAZARD: -- CONDEMNED: -- ORDERS: None since 2003. REASON RAZED: Razed as part of the Metropolitan Sewer District...
Posted: 5/7/2012 9:00 AM in Building Cincinnati

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