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Fairfax + Buckeye

Fairfax - photo Bob Perkoski

The Fairfax neighborhood on the east side of Cleveland is home to a variety of famed Northeast Ohio institutions, not the least of which is Kamaru House, established in 1917 as the first interracial theater and/or arts center. Its “new” neighbor, the Cleveland Clinic, set up shop in 1920. Fairfax Renaissance Development Corp. aids the community through a variety of programs and initiatives. Recently, the organization has helped foster intergenerational housing for grandparents raising their grandchildren. The Buckeye neighborhood has great access to the Red Line, Larchmere/Shaker Square and University Circle. Buckeye-Shaker Square Development Corp. works to improve the area.

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human trafficking

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Fresh Water contributor Christopher Johnston steps inside Cleveland's human trafficking scene to uncover some dark realities — and the people and organizations battling them.

Rumi's Market

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"Neighbor Up Spotlight" host Carol Malone

Podcast: a Clevelander 'steps up' to University Hospitals and a local jobs pipeline beefs up

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Residential solar installation in Cleveland Heights by AAT Solar

Trending: countywide co-op fuels residential solar power

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