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The Journal Sentinel’s Coverage of Riverwest and Gentrification

[threecol_two]Many Riverwest residents may have agreed with Vince Bushell’s comments in the Currents when he responded to Commerce St. developer John Vetter’s soft-pedaling of gentrification. Vetter’s remark, “what’s not to like about [rising property values]” concluded a Journal Sentinel article by Whitney Gould back in February. Vetter’s comment wasn’t as surprising and dismaying as the […]

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Facing Gentrification

When my family moved into this neighborhood almost two years ago, it was to escape the high rent on the East Side and get out of apartment living. We were tired of living in a noisy building full of college students, and we wanted a bigger space for our growing family. We found a little […]

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Working Toward Consensus in RNA

Last September, the RNA held an informational meeting concerning the request for a liquor license for Jewel Osco (JO) on Capitol Drive. After discussion, the group empowered a committee to draft a position paper and a proposed covenant with JO. During the process of discussion, held on RNA e-mail, in small groups, and at subsequent […]

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“What’s Not to Like About That?”

Whitney Gould ended a Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on Commerce Street housing development with the above line. This editorial is for those of you who are not “diverse” enough to afford an entry-level model home at $250,000 or the $350,000 “family” home or the $500,000 deluxe model. The Journal Sentinel and the developers seem […]