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Archive | February 2002

Reservoir No Longer Needed?

By Sonya Jongsma Knauss and Vince Bushell “We remain firm in our commitment to include community input” — Carrie Lewis, superintendent of the Milwaukee Department of Water Works, about the shape of the reservoir hill of Kilbourn Park What’s at stake: The future shape of the landmark hill: will the hill maintain its present height […]

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Introducing the Riverwest Currents

Riverwest Currents has been published as a neighborhood newsletter over the past three years. It was started by Vince Bushell, a community planner, and Jeanne Geraci, a community organizer for the YMCA. Now in monthly newspaper form, Riverwest Currents is supported by a grant from H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities Made Equal). Part of our mission is […]

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The Mythos of Eudemon

The mythos of Eudemon …exploring the liminal spaces of Riverwest …meeting the ordinary folk and having a good time. Eudemon was born in Moravia, in what is now the eastern portion of the Czech Republic. On the outskirts of Roznov pod Radhostem, sat Eudemon’s home. Grandpa and Grandma lived next door and dad had a […]

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Programs Can Assist First-Time Homebuyers

by Vince Bushell I asked Riverwest residents in 1999 what they liked about living here. The most common answers: the neighborhood is affordable, diverse, and it offers a city life-style. They also wanted to keep it that way. One way to help stabilize the housing market is to increase the number of homeowners, especially those […]

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