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In Light of All in the Riverwest Community

On December 7, the Riverwest community surrounding St. Casimir’s Church on Bremen and Clark Street will be “lighting up” the neighborhood. The intention is to bring our neighborhood into light, a symbolic action to “ignite” neighborhood safety, community, future restoration projects, and activities to come. Neighbors will not be in the dark; we will be lit in action.

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Does it Take a Village? Thoughts on Community Parenting

by Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle

Some of us are ‘hood’ mommas and papas. You know, we’re positively nosey…constantly in other families’ business. It’s natural for us. I look out for and after my neighbors’ children and expect them to do the same for mine. I’m quick to inquire and to reprimand. And yeah, if I see it, I’m going to tell it! My teenage neighbors know this all too well. I’m sure I inherited this guardian attitude from my ancestors. I grew up in a small town full of nosey neighbors.

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Don’t Borrow Trouble!

Homeowners: Are you thinking about refinancing your mortgage in order to get cash for home repairs or debt consolidation? Renters: Are you thinking of buying a house? Please BEWARE! There are some lenders out there that will take advantage of you and you could lose your home as a result! These lenders, called “predatory lenders,” are targeting the elderly and low to middle income residents in Milwaukee County.

Posted inEditorials

Of Abandonment and Anger

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

On October 10, about 150 people participated in a Town Hall meeting held in a church at 22nd and Center Streets. Many of them were residents in the area where a mob made up mostly of young teenagers recently beat a man to death. People at the gathering were addressing problems and possible solutions in their neighborhood.

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Good Time to Buy

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss I am in the midst of packing boxes as I write. I may still be in the midst of packing boxes as you read. We are getting ready to leave our first residence in Riverwest and moving to our first home. It’s only seven blocks from where we live now, but […]