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Cincinnati streetcar
2:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Work begins on maintenance facility for city streetcar

Construction workers begin demolition an Over-the-Rhine building where the city will build a streetcar maintenance facility.
Jay Hanselman

Crews officially began demolition work Monday on two vacant buildings at the corner of Race and Henry in Over-the-Rhine.  The site is being cleared to construct the new maintenance facility for the streetcar system.  

It's where the vehicles will be cleaned and maintained and operations staff will be housed.  

Project Manager John Deatrick said this is a visible sign of construction since most streetcar work has been underground moving or repairing utilities.  He said that task will also continue.

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Cincinnati by the list
12:20 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Cincinnati makes cheapskate list

Credit Michael Keating / WVXU

Cincinnatians have a tight grip on our pocketbooks (and wallets, handbags, purses, man-bags, bank accounts, etc). Kiplinger's is out with its list of best cities for cheapskates and the Queen City is on the list at number six.

Kiplinger's says the title is a compliment. Criteria includes the mix of prosperity and affordability along with access to lots of free or low cost activities such as museums and libraries.

Here's the full list:

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Cemetery Series
4:00 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Where is the oldest Jewish cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains?

The Chestnut St Cemetery is a tiny refuge just north of busy Downtown Cincinnati.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Just a few blocks behind Music Hall, tucked in a tiny alcove behind a large, leafy tree in the West End lays an unassuming collection of worn gray headstones. Enclosed by ivy-covered brick walls and a chain-link fence, the Chestnut Street Cemetery sits almost hidden from the world. But this small plot of land is actually quite historic.
 

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun August 25, 2013

This Cincinnati council election is a long-term deal

When you cast your ballot in this year’s Cincinnati City Council election, the ballot will look the same as it always has – a long list of 20-plus names, among whom you can choose up to nine.

And, as always, the top nine finishers in the council field race will become the new city council.

But this is a council election unlike any other in most people’s living memory.

Since 1925, when the charter form of government replaced the corrupt and incompetent ward system, Cincinnati voters have been choosing council members to serve two year terms.

No more.

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Parking Lease
6:09 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

What you need to know about the parking lease

Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority has unveiled a series of recommended changes to Cincinnati's controversial parking lease.

You'll have to pay until 9pm if you park in this grid:

(OTR Zone)

  • Central Parkway to Liberty
  • Elm St. to Walnut

(Downtown Zone)

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