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by 11.30.2010
 
 
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A Rough Life Comes to an End

A homeless man who was featured on the cover of CityBeatin September and talked about his life in makeshift camps under bridges and in vacant lots throughout the city has died.

William Floyd, known as “Baldy” to most people, died late Sunday night after a fire spread through a camp near Mehring Way and Sixth Street downtown. Baldy was 44 or 45, according to different records.

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by 04.19.2010
Posted In: Neighborhoods, Community, Not-for-profit at 04:56 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

'Westwood Works' Gets Mural

A new group in Cincinnati’s Westwood neighborhood that seeks to be less political and more positive than its counterparts has achieved one of its initial goals.

The group, Westwood Works, formed late last winter to help revitalize and publicize the neighborhood. Its creation, in part, was due to discussions about how another organization — the Westwood Civic Association — decided not to muster support for an ArtWorks mural in the neighborhood, despite the interest of some residents.

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by 07.13.2011
Posted In: Homelessness, Community, Not-for-profit at 12:14 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

Homeless Man-Turned-Author Holds Signing

A man who was once homeless and relied on the Drop Inn Center in Over-the-Rhine for shelter will return there later this month to sign copies of his recently released autobiography.

Donald Whitehead Jr. will sign copies of his book, Most Unlikely to Succeed, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 29 at the shelter. The Drop Inn is located at 217 W. 12th St.

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by 10.30.2008
Posted In: Community at 01:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Lose Another 86,000 Pounds

Nope, not an ad for stomach surgery; 86,000 pounds is the amount of computer equipment recycled to date via the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District’s free computer recycling program. If you want to add your old technology to the growing weight, according to a press release, you can contribute the following:

Monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, back-up batteries, power cords, speakers, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, storage chips, cellular phones, printers, scanners and desk top fax machines.

Hamilton County residents have until Dec. 30 to take their obsolete equipment to Technology Recycling Group (5139 Kieley Place, St. Bernard, OH, 45217) for cost-free recycling.

Drops can be made 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Take proof of your address such as a current diver’s license or utility bills. The facility will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

For more information about the computer recycling collection program, call 513-946-7766 or visit www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org.

 
 
by 01.09.2009
Posted In: News, Community, Government at 01:24 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)
 
 

Green Party, Bortz Sound Off About Streetcars

This week’s issue of CityBeat features a cover story about the effort by the NAACP's local chapter and other groups to get an initiative on next fall’s ballot that would require a public vote before any taxpayer money is spent on Cincinnati’s proposed streetcar system.

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by 01.15.2009
Posted In: Community at 12:24 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

Snap, Crackle, POP!

Not a sound you’ll want to hear when the temps are in the frigid-zone. If you don’t take care of your pipes that might be exactly what you have to deal with.

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by 11.18.2010
Posted In: News, Media, Business, Community at 03:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

Callinan Quiet on Enquirer Rumors

Journalism-related Web sites have been abuzz this week with rumors that Editor Tom Callinan is about to leave his job at The Enquirer. Callinan is keeping mum for now, but one of his rumored replacements says he will remain in California and not return to Cincinnati.

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by MSchiaparelli 06.10.2010
Posted In: Community at 12:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)
 
 

Time to Run It Up the Flagpole...

I’m one of those rare liberals who live in southwest Warren County, in a suburb that’s almost certainly one of Sarah Palin’s "pro-America" areas of the country. On primary election day, when I announced my party affiliation, everyone looked up and laughed.

Yet, shockingly, few American flags fly in my neighborhood on a daily basis. And not many find their way outside on holidays like Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day or Independence Day. Well, this Monday is Flag Day, another prime opportunity for everyone across the political spectrum to express their passion for America’s ideals by flying the old Red, White and Blue.

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by 01.07.2011
 
 

Goodbye, Summertime Fun

With all the last-minute deal-making and back and forth among Cincinnati officials, some residents remain confused about details of the city's operating budget for this year. At least, that's the impression CityBeat gets based on its feedback.

Among the most asked-about items is exactly which city-owned swimming pools are affected by budget cuts to help reduce Cincinnati's $54.7 million deficit. In all, 19 of its 33 pools won't open next summer.

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by 03.01.2011
Posted In: News, Community, Public Transit at 06:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

We're Number 7!

Greater Cincinnati made the list of the Top 10 cities in the United States with the easiest and most affordable commutes.

In a ranking complied by Kiplinger.com and released today, the Cincinnati-Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area ranked no. 7. To make the list, an area had to have a population of at least 1 million people and a low congestion cost, which the site defines as a measurement of wasted time and fuel calculated by the Texas Transportation Institute.

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