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Special Report Future development—namely a $306 million boulevard linking Interstate 490 with the Cleveland Clinic on East 105th Street—through the Fairfax, Kinsman and Central neighborhoods was dubbed the Opportunity Corridor.

Opportunity zones were designed to spur development in poor areas. Are they doing the job?

Opportunity zones supposedly were intended to be good for investors and poor neighborhoods alike. Two years after their creation, the benefits for all city residents are still in dispute.

Feature Story The Renee Jones Empowerment Center works to fight human trafficking.

Trafficking victims find new haven in Archwood-Denison

At the Renee Jones Empowerment Center's new offices on Cleveland's Near West Side, women rescued from traffickers receive counseling, therapy and other essential services. All for free.

Feature Story Cheryl Duncan utilized Fairfax Workforce Development Program and is now employed at RTA.

Fairfax workforce program makes believers out of job seekers

The Fairfax Workforce Development Program helps job seekers with a range of services.

Street Level The Cleveland Flea with founder Stephanie Sheldon (second from right).

What if the Cleveland Flea became a conference? It just did.

Cleveland Flea founder Stephanie Sheldon is ready for some real talk with local entrepreneurs at the Creative Conversations conference.

Breaking Ground The new Lotus Club at Severance Hall is designed for the Cleveland Orchestra's top supporters.

Cleveland Orchestra debuts members-only Lotus Club

The new members-only Lotus Club at Severance Hall gives Cleveland Orchestra supporters an elegant place to relax.

Breaking Ground Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music exhibition introduction wall.

A genius composer's life distilled into rare artifacts at Maltz

A new exhibit about Leonard Bernstein at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage goes deeper than ever before.

Breaking Ground who's hiring

Who's Hiring in CLE: Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Cleveland Botanical Garden, and more

Looking for a job? Check out the latest edition of FreshWater Cleveland's “Who’s Hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for, and how to apply.

Street Level Cleveland law firm Benesch took home the trophy at the Literacy Cooperative’s fourth annual CLE-BEE Corporate Spelling Bee.

Benesch spells CLE-BEE4 ‘winner’ P-R-O-S-O-P-O-G-R-A-P-H-Y

The CLE-BEE Corporate Spelling Bee was a lot of fun for the 27 teams competing for a trophy Sept.12, but more importantly, it helped raise awareness of the ongoing struggle to support adult literacy in Cleveland.

Feature Story This view from the Jeptha Wade monument overlooking Lake View Cemetery, with a view of Lake Erie, is popular.

150 years of solitude at Lake View Cemetery

Lake View Cemetery is turning 150 years old. Time for a party or two at one of Cleveland's most beautiful final resting spots.

Breaking Ground An estimated 7,279 properties in the Cleveland area required demolition in 2015, according to a study by Western Reserve Land Conservancy Senior Policy Advisor Frank Ford.

Is housing market recovery leaving Cleveland’s East Side behind?

Money and time are running out to renovate or demolish blighted homes in Cleveland and its inner suburbs, but thousands remain.

Buzz CLE-ative Groove: A 12-Week Artist's Way Journey

FreshWater editor to teach 12-week Artist's Way course at The Green House this fall

Often, when I talk to people I meet in Cleveland about The Artist's Way, they haven't heard of it, but they're intrigued and want to learn more. That's why I'm so excited to once again offer "CLE-ative Groove," a dedicated 12-week course based on Julia Cameron's best-selling book.

Street Level The innovative incubator BoxSpot will house seven businesses inside shipping containers in Kinsman.

Shipping containers mark the spot: BoxSpot ready to debut in Kinsman

When a lack of affordable retail space was preventing small businesses and startups from getting off the ground in Cleveland's Kinsman neighborhood, Burten, Bell, Carr decided to think out of the box.

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