by Adam Krueger “Good morning, Riverwest. This is Richard and Bagel.” It is a welcome many in the community see every morning on social media. They are the routine words written almost daily by the unofficial Mayor of Roverwest, Richard Franklin speaking in part on the behalf of everyone’s favorite neighborhood beagle, Bagel. Both are […]
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HISTORY HAS ITS EYES ON US… AGAIN.WHAT CAN THE PAST TEACH US ABOUT THE PRESENT MOMENT. by Brenna Gonderman Long time Lower Eastside and now Riverwest resident Ralph Larsen, 79, recollects memories of activism in Milwaukee during the late 60’s. It has been a long hot summer. Thousands of protesters across the country take to […]
by Lee Gutowski Zashary Torres is a young Riverwesterwho has lived here since she was three.She turned 23 this July, when we satfor a “socially-distanced” interview in herback yard. “Yep! I’ve lived here for 20 years.I consider myself a hard core Riverwester,”she agreed as we started our chat.Zashary (who goes by “Zashy” or“Zash”) has boundless […]
Dale Jones photo by Lee Gutowski by Lee Gutowski Dale Jones sat on a porch in Riverwest recently for an interview with the Riverwest Currents. Porches are his natural element at the moment; from this porch, Dale can point out more than one that he’s built or worked on right on this very block. And […]