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“I Got It At Fischberger’s!”

Maybe it was the approaching holidays that seemed to wash the little variety store on Holton St. with the muted nostalgia of the 1950s… that golden time of peace and stability when the wealthiest Americans paid 90 percent of their income in taxes… by Jan Christensen Fischberger’s Variety store does harken back to another time. […]

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Harambee Connection

by Charlesetta Thompson Pulling Together in the Spirit of Harambee Saint Martin De Porres Catholic Church recently hosted a resource fair for African refugees. The fair was sponsored by the Pan-African Community Association (PACA). The Keynote speaker, Dr. Samuel O. Lotegeluaki, spoke about the need to remain connected with one’s culture while adjusting to life […]

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Activists or Heretics? Call to Action Conference for Progressive Catholics

by Adam J. Lovinus A thousand or so anti-war protesters assembled downtown outside the Midwest Express Center the Saturday evening before Election Tuesday, for what appeared to be an old-fashioned activist gettogether: Green Party candidates were out campaigning; there was jangly folk music playing; and freak-flags of all kinds were flying high as peace activist […]

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Vibrant Night Life Returns to King Drive

by Charlesetta Thompson Finesse Finesse: A Jazz Supper Club located at 2722 N. Martin Luther King Drive features jazz elegance and neo soul. They hosted their grand opening on Friday, January 26. According to proprietor Tatia Jackson, the club will showcase local and national jazz artists on a regular basis. “I’ve dreamed of opening a […]

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Brady Street News

by Tim Lambrecht Yellow Jacket moves to Brady Street If you noticed the corner of Arlington and Brady Streets seems brighter lately, you’re right. The building at 1237 E. Brady had fallen into disrepair. Jennifer and Todd Rau purchased the duplex, a residential structure, with the intention of relocating their Yellow Jacket vintage clothing store […]