Archive | 2012

‘Home Gr/Own’ Project

City Plans to Make ‘Lemonade’ With ‘Home Gr/Own’ Project by Peggy Schulz Collaborate:  To work or labor with.  Innovate:  To make new. Lemonade:  A positive product or result arising out of the manipulation of negative or “sour” circumstances. The City of Milwaukee’s “Home Gr/Own” proposal was named one of 20 finalists in the Bloomberg Challenge early last month.  In essence, […]

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Crime In Riverwest – Up?

In response to a growing concern that crime in Riverwest is escalating as of late, the Riverwest Currents spoke with Lieutenant Cliff Harrison, who is in command at District 5 during Captain Gordon’s brief absence. Police statistics tell us that burglaries in Riverwest are down 50% from last year. The last few weeks have shown […]

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CALENDAR Jan 2013

  NEW YEAR, NEW WORLD 2013!present. 2 WEDNESDAY     ALL PEOPLES CHURCH 2600 N 2nd St, Food Pantry, 1-2PM  CIRCLE A 932 E Chambers, Lazy (Kansas City), Free Retards (Madison), Technicolor Teeth 8PM  FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE 3224 N Gordon Pl, Non-Violent Communication Practice Group (every Wed) 7-9PM  LINNEMAN’S  1001 E Locust, Acoustic Open Stage: TBA 9PM Sign-up, 9:30 Start,  PINK […]

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Calender December 2012

  On going events in December AT END OF CALENDAR LISTINGS 1 SATURDAY     ***FOR HOLIDAY FAIRS, MUSIC & HAPPENINGS – See Page 10 & 11.   ART BAR 722 E Burleigh, House of Peace Fundraiser & Toy Drive 3PM CIRCLE A 932 E Chambers, Picture The Ocean (Canada) 8PM / DJ Brett Allen 10PM JAZZ GALLERY […]

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Co-op Workshop At All Peoples

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES • Project for Community Transformation Agenda for the Learning Community Co-operative Model, Community Owned Commerce  Vince Bushell, Peter Murphy and Lisa Schelling Riverwest and Public House Co-op Boards Co-op Alliance Steering Committee  

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Neighbor Spotlight • Vikki Porter

Story and Photo by Suzanne Zipperer People come to community service and activism in different ways. For many, it’s the idealism of youth tied with a strong ego that tells you that you can change the world. Others face an obstacle or tragedy that defines their mission – a loved one killed by a drunk driver; their […]

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A Call for Federal Investigation of MPD

By George Martin How can we talk about torture at Abu Gharib and not talk about police brutality right here at home? Having been to Iraq and lived in Milwaukee, there are too many similarities. Peace Action WI has joined with the NAACP, MICAH, ACLU and other community organizations in working together for a federal […]

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