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Happy holidays!

The Soapbox elves are taking a break over the holidays, with the next issue of Soapbox slated for Jan. 5. Until then, enjoy our year-end roundup stories of 2015 highlights.

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A year of bringing abandoned buildings back to life

Over the past year Soapbox followed local redevelopment projects at historic buildings and abandoned sites, including efforts by a countywide program to target new housing. Here’s a roundup with updates.

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Soapdish: Good public transit makes Cincinnati competitive, not trendy

Walkability, bikeability, ride and bike share and modern transit such as streetcars are the "new normal," and Cincinnati needs to step it up. Our goal is not to be trendy, it's to be competitive.


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Hamilton CORE Fund helps give downtown Hamilton a dramatic facelift

Soapbox's series on historic buildings coming back to life spotlights how the City of Hamilton and Hamilton CORE Fund are collaborating to change the face of its downtown.

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Large renovation projects taking shape in Northside, Covington and OTR

The fifth installment of a Soapbox series focusing on building redevelopment looks at three large projects in Greater Cincinnati's urban core: new housing in Covington and Northside and a new innovation hub in Over-the-Rhine.

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Food for Thought: Introducing scratch-made goodness to school cafeterias

Interact for Health and Cook for America have partnered with schools in Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati to try healthy alternatives in the lunchroom.

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Michelle Dillingham's circuitous career path prepared her to lead Community Shares

Michelle Dillingham's new position as CEO of Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is built on her varied career of social work and activism. A sign in her Mt. Auburn office says, "Excuse me, could you spare a little social change?"


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Downtown Cincinnati Inc. to host All-Ohio BID Conference

Fresh off a successful experience with the MLB All Star Game, Cincinnati will host the All-Ohio Business Improvement District Conference for the first time Aug. 5-6.

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DePaul Cristo Rey makes history with first graduating class

A 100 percent graduation rate is impressive in itself, but all 48 DePaul Cristo Rey seniors comprising the school's first graduating class have been accepted to college, earning $2.9 million and counting in scholarships.

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Northern Kentucky planning leaders turn their vision skyward

Northern Kentucky faced a choice as Vision 2015 wound down its 10-year mission: add incremental goals or go for a fresh, new collective vision for regional planning. Community input pushed the creation of a bold "myNKY" plan and Skyward organization.

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Renovated housing developments bring new residents to Evanston and Covington

The fourth installment of a Soapbox series focusing on building redevelopment looks at creative residential rehabs in long-ignored sections of Evanston in Cincinnati and Shotgun Row in Covington.

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P&Ger's drive to give back inspires confidence, intensified passion for STEM

High school sophomores and juniors will gather at Procter & Gamble June 15-19 for the 11th year of the Resident Scholar Program, aimed at exposing minority students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). And, as usual, P&G's Andrea Bowens-Jones will be there to inspire and lead them.

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Road to Redevelopment: Two nonprofits work to rehab neighborhood anchors

In the third installment of our series on key buildings coming back to life, we look at what two nonprofit development groups are doing to restore former neighborhood anchors in Price Hill and Walnut Hills.
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