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by 02.03.2009
Posted In: Community, City Council, County Commission at 02:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pols Focus on Price Hill

Federal, state and local officials will meet with a neighborhood group later this month to discuss efforts to improve safety and promote economic development in Price Hill.

The group, Price Hill Will, is hosting a town hall meeting Feb. 18 that will feature a panel of politicians. Those scheduled to attend are U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus, State Rep. Denise Driehaus, Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann and Cincinnati City Councilman Greg Harris.

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by 05.07.2010
Posted In: Media, Community, Not-for-profit at 02:50 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

'SistaHood' Returns to WAIF

Ending a seven-month suspension from the air, The SistaHood Show is returning to its weekly berth at WAIF (88.3 FM) beginning today.

The program, co-hosted by Victoria Straughn and Crystal Allen, was a casualty of the ongoing strife at the community radio station between many longtime volunteer programmers and Board Chairman Donald Shabazz, about how he manages the station.

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by Kevin Osborne 09.14.2011
Posted In: Development, Neighborhoods, Community at 03:41 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Explaining OTR's Messy Mound

Many motorists and pedestrians in Over-the-Rhine have wondered what it was, and now CityBeat has the answer. “It” refers to the nearly three-story high mound of dirt located at the corner of Liberty and Race streets.

The dirt, which first appeared a few months ago and has grown in size ever since, lies behind a chain-link fence on a vacant parcel. Some concrete barricades have been pushed against the fence to give it extra support at containing the mess as it expands, but stray bits of soil have spilled over onto the sidewalk and street.

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by 06.24.2011

Vigil Planned for Human Rights

To help kickoff the long Fourth of July holiday weekend, a local anti-poverty group will hold a vigil to commemorate human rights.

The Contact Center will hold the vigil beginning at 11:45 a.m. July 1 in front of downtown's Federal Building, located at 550 Main St. The site is next to the Government Square bus depot and one block east of Fountain Square.

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by 11.16.2010
Posted In: NAACP, Community at 10:08 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Smitherman Reelected NAACP Prez

Christopher Smitherman was elected this evening to another two-year term as president of the NAACP's Cincinnati chapter. The former Cincinnati City councilman will focus on increasing the chapter's visibility on issues of health, education and youth violence during his next term, according to a statement he released.

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by 05.04.2009
Posted In: Community, Public Policy, CPS at 10:26 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Strive Success

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and one Cincinnati group has one million reasons to be flattered. Strive is “a unique education partnership spanning all sectors of Greater Cincinnati society… working to help each child in our urban core succeed from birth through some form of college into a meaningful career” and their approach is being replicated across the United States.

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by 12.17.2008
Posted In: Community at 01:09 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

YP Habitaters

Young Professionals ditch their suits and briefcases and trade them in for dirty clothes and power tools and they want more people to join them in 2009. Why? So they can build more stuff – houses, to be specific.

Since 2005, Cincinnati Habitat YP has been working to raise money and awareness for Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity. Every year, they’ve hosted events from happy hours to wine tastings to cornhole tournaments to accomplish their goals,” says a press release from the group. “Moving into to 2009, they’re making a resolution to ‘Do More’ for Habitat for Humanity than ever before. With a calendar of ambitious new events (and) a new Board of Directors…Cincinnati Habitat YP is raising their sights in ambitious new ways.”

Some of those New Year’s resolutions include:

  • Crack the 1,000 member mark

  • Increase their fundraising from $10,000 per year to … $25,000

  • Continue to pave the way for new Habitat YP groups interested in starting up their own efforts across the country using similar successful efforts in Atlanta, Detroit, St Louis, and Washington DC. as a model

Right now Habitat YP is looking for more YP volunteers to “DO MORE” in committee and leadership roles in 2009. For more information about what that means, and to sign up, visit www.cincinnati-habitat.org/yp, or email yp@cincinnati-habitat.org.

CHYP is affiliated with Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity, which has provided over 150 homes in the area since 1985. Information on the organization can be obtained at www.cincinnati-habitat.org.

by Staff 03.05.2010
Posted In: Community, Human Rights, History at 12:11 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

March for Native Life Tonight

A weekend-long Vigil for Native Life kicks off tonight downtown with a march starting at City Hall at 7 p.m. and proceeding to the William Henry Harrison monument in Piatt Park at Elm Street and Garfield Place. Participants will also visit the Hamilton County Courthouse before finishing at burial mound sites near Fountain Square.

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by 01.13.2010
Posted In: News, Community, Family at 01:50 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

YPs Promote Mentoring

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan are slated to attend an event this evening aimed at encouraging young professionals to become mentors for local youth.

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by 02.05.2009
Posted In: Community, City Council at 04:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Despite Setback, IIN Musters On

The saga about how the city of Cincinnati should distribute taxpayer money to neighborhood groups goes on.

Although City Council voted 5-2 Wednesday to not extend the contract for Invest In Neighborhoods Inc. (IIN) and instead begin administering the money in-house using city staffers, IIN still plans on holding a meeting tonight to discuss the program that was pulled from its control.

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