Archive | April 2003

Peace Action Center Volunteer Works For Justice

Peace in Iraq is not a new campaign for the Peace Action Center. It’s not a new campaign for volunteer Virgine Lawinger either. Lawinger, a volunteer at Peace Action Center, says the organization has been trying to help lift the sanctions since they were placed on Iraq in 1991.

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Group Shuts Down Army Recruitment Center

This time, nobody went to jail. Nine of the young people in the group who set out for the Army Recruitment Center at 3313 N. Oakland Ave. on Friday, March 8, were ready to go to jail. They fastened their wrists together with metal and fabric devices, with their lower arms inside white PVC pipe. […]

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Job Training Organization Now in Riverwest

In today’s economic climate, a good job can be hard to come by. It can be even harder for those without the education or resources to land a job that provides a living wage. That’s where Work for Wisconsin, Inc., (WFW) comes in. The non-profit organization, which recently moved its offices to Riverwest from downtown, […]

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New Family Health Center Provides Range of Services

Columbia-St. Mary’s opened its new Family Health Center on the corner of North and Humboldt Avenues on Monday, March 3. The health care provider chose the Riverwest location in the storefronts adjacent to the Jewel-Osco store because it is centered in the community that it serves.

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