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Archive | February 2003

Martin Luther King Drive: Looking Back…Moving Forward

by Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle Driving down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive today, one encounters a world of contrast and contradictions. The neglected remnants of what used to be, next to glimmers of hope on the north end… the concentrated hustle and bustle at the intersection of North Avenue and King Drive… the economic promise arising from […]

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Polish Town

Excerpt from Chapter 2 of Riverwest: A Community History by Tom Tolan Part 2 of 6 in a series. It is 4:30 a.m. on what will be a warm Friday in early autumn, 1920. Fourteen-year-old Clem Doberneck is one of the first in the neighborhood to rise. He eats breakfast with his father, who must […]

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What Do I Have to Do to Get Take-Out Around Here?!

by Kevin Flaherty / Photos by Vince Bushell You might think if a pizza joint chose to locate near Riverwest it would happily deliver pizzas to its nearby neighbors. Not so, say many Riverwest residents. Kurt Schwanz, who bought a house less than a year ago near the intersection of Booth and Meinecke Streets, was […]

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Desperate Measures String Band

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss It’s not often you find a band with two centuries-worth of experience, but the Desperate Measures String Band is just that experienced. Not to mention the fact that its members could treat your child’s illness, manage your portfolio, suspend your child from elementary school, file a lawsuit for you, or do […]

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