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Archive | 2006

Stonefly: Clean Water Indicator

by Jim Loew, photo Tess Reiss The stonefly is an aquatic insect; specifically, it’s a clean water indicator. So with a degree in environmental biology and with passions in organic food and fresh, pure water, it’s only natural that owner Julia LaLoggia should name her new venue after this insect. Owner of Redroom, Lee’s Luxury […]

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Lenora Davis

by Tanya Cromartie, photograph by Vince Bushell Lenora Davis has a lot to smile about these days. As the school year ends and preparation for the fall begins, her Harambee Community School family is sitting on top of the world and beaming with success. “This is the best year ever!” exclaims Lenora Davis, Chief Operating […]

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Housing Development Delayed

by Belle Bergner A Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) property on the north end of Riverwest suffered a setback in its future development last month when Chicago-based Tandem Developers LLC pulled out, citing complications with the environmental contamination on the site. While there is no contamination on the surface at this point, JCI must remove the […]

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Ask the Ecologist:

by Belle Bergner Q: Why can we only recycle numbers 1 and 2 plastic containers in Milwaukee?– Al Liu, East Side resident A: “While plastic containers coded with the numbers 3-7 are recyclable, they have very weak and sparse markets for them,” says Rick Meyers, Recycling Manager for the City of Milwaukee. Numbers 1 and […]

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