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Archive | November 2002

Riverwest Resale Reopens for Business

by Peter Schmidtke “There are certain things you probably should buy new, but for other things, you should definitely come and take a look here, because either we have it, or we will have it.” Riverwest residents Trent Hanson and Angela Botka stepped out for a bite of Mexican food and returned home the proud […]

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Public Officials Attend Reception at LGBT Community Center for National Coming Out Day: OutVote’s “Vote Naked” Campaign Encourages Voters to Apply for Absentee Ballots

For Riverwesters used to contentious public meetings with their elected officials, this meeting felt a bit kinder and gentler. On October 10, the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgendered (“LGBT”) Community Center hosted its annual Public Officials reception in honor of National Coming Out Day.

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Clinton Clay

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss / photo by Peter Di Antoni Clinton Clay was born in Mississippi and raised in the streets. He has bounced around from town to town, but somehow, after all these years, he ended up in Riverwest. It feels like home. The 76-year-old Clay puffs on cigarettes as he talks from his […]

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Of Abandonment and Anger

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” On October 10, about 150 people participated in a Town Hall meeting held in a church at 22nd and Center Streets. Many of them were residents in the area where a mob made up mostly of young teenagers […]

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Eudemon Visits Nessun Dorma: ‘None Shall Sleep’

Eudemon stopped in at the new place on Weil and Hadley, Nessun Dorma, to check it out. It is another Riverwest corner bar that has gone through changes over the years. Eudemon thought of earlier versions, recently the Stork Club, a gritty bar with lots of characters. The Gordon Park Pub, with a palette of […]

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