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yelp helps after school special
Last Friday yelp teamed up with 30 local non-profits at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center to educate people about volunteer opportunities in Cincinnati. Along with the non profits were a multitude of local eateries with sample need a greyh...
Posted: 4/4/2012 5:52 AM in 5chw4r7z
Flurry of bills in session’s final week could have local impact
The final full week of the General Assembly saw a flurry of bills get passed after the issues of gambling, redistricting and the state’s $19 billion budget took up most of the 60-day General Assembly session. The General Assembly passed 98 bills during...
Posted: 4/3/2012 7:06 PM in Kentucky Politics
Freedom to Marry amendment takes next step
COLUMBUS — The Ohio attorney general approved petition language for an Ohio constitutional amendment to permit any two individuals to marry regardless of gender. The proposed amendment now moves to the Ohio Ballot Board, which will meet Thursday to determine...
Posted: 4/3/2012 4:02 PM in Politics Extra
FIVE Design Challenge seeks to fill 'underutilized spaces'
What can be done with the City's underutilized spaces? Finding uses for these spaces is the goal of the second installment of the FIVE Design Challenge, a five-week design competition being conducted by MSA Architects. The underutilized and vacant lots...
Posted: 4/3/2012 3:00 PM in Building Cincinnati
Report says Ohio foreclosures decline
COLUMBUS — The number of foreclosure filings decreased in Ohio for the second year in a row, according to a report released today. New filings dropped to 71,556 in 2011, a 16 percent decrease from 2010, according to Policy Matters Ohio, a Cleveland-based,...
Posted: 4/3/2012 1:14 PM in Politics Extra
Naked Tchopstix open at Newport on the Levee
Newport on the Levee has a new pan-Asian restaurant. Naked Tchopstix had a soft opening a few weeks ago. It’s on the Plaza level across the street from Brio, in the space that was previously Aoi Japanese restaurant. Based in Indianapolis, the family-owned...
Posted: 4/3/2012 1:06 PM in New in Town
Wrecking Cincinnati: 927 E McMillan Ave
NEIGHBORHOOD: Walnut Hills YEAR BUILT: 1937 USE: Commercial OWNER: Soo Don and Jung J Kim ASSESSED VALUE: $61,930 HAZARD: -- CONDEMNED: August 2011, due to a roof collapse, water damage, and the weakening of walls. ORDERS: -- REASON RAZED: Razed by the...
Posted: 4/3/2012 1:00 PM in Building Cincinnati
Candy Man
Day 176 “Here.” I turn and see F. uncurl his fingers and drop several small, foil-wrapped kisses into his friend’s hand. Hold the phone. “F? Are you giving away candy?” The boys are dismantling plastic eggs from the morning’s egg hunt and categorizin...
Posted: 4/3/2012 12:11 PM in A Year of Random Kindness
Oh, This May Be a Bad Idea
Normal 0 0 1 401 2288 19 4 2809 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 175 In the beginning of the school year, F. talked endlessly about his new friend’s love of Mario Bros. and their shared strategy on reaching World 6. Six months later, the friendship continues. The t...
Posted: 4/3/2012 12:10 PM in A Year of Random Kindness
City’s latest CED designation supplies Northside with creative new growth tools
Northside's Community Entertainment District designation will bring new life to an already exciting area of Cincinnati.
Posted: 4/3/2012 12:00 PM in UrbanCincy

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