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Archive | April 2003

BCU Annual Meeting and Financial Report: Riverwest Moves Closer to Getting its Own Credit Union Branch in the Neighborhood

Attendees of the recent annual Brewery Credit Union (BCU) membership meeting were treated to a continental breakfast and updates from the credit union’s President, Jim Schrimpf, Vice President Steve Janssen, and Paul Copper, Chairman of the Board of Directors. More than 40 people came to the Italian Community Center on Saturday, March 1 for the […]

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Nueva Yores

by Tom Tolan – Part 4 of 6. (en Espanol) “Nueva Yores.” They meant New York, the main destination for people on the Island, but the term became the popular shorthand for all destinations on the mainland. In time, everyone in Puerto Rico had at least one family member in “Nueva Yores.” Milwaukee’s first major […]

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How We Lost the War on Terrorism

by Vince Bushell As the bombs fall on Iraq and the tanks roll on, the future of Saddam and his party appears to be ending in flames. Saddam, like many Arabs, is resentful of U.S. power and influence in the Middle East. He tried to use belligerent statements and the threat of poison to scare […]

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Greenfolks Garden Starts Third Season

This spring marks the third season for Greenfolks Garden. It has come a long way from being a scrubby vacant lot on the 500 block of Wright Street. Last year it was an amazing display of vibrantly hued flowers, mouthwatering vegetables, and cheerful community effort. This season has the promise of being even better.

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The Riverwest Sunflower Brigade: A Creative Approach to Brownfield Decontamination

After holistic health practitioner Susan Palmieri wrote a letter to the Riverwest Currents early last month to suggest planting sunflowers on the Johnson Controls property to aid in contaminant remediation, the letter was posted to the neighborhood-wide e-mail list, RNAmail. The letter generated a flurry of responses, and a collection of neighbors calling themselves the […]

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