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Penny Podell Faces Recall

County Supervisor Penny Podell, who represents Riverwest and the East Side in county government, has been campaigning to convince constituents that they should continue to support her, despite her voting for the pay increase that resulted in County Executive Tom Ament stepping down.

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Gas Station Blues Make Residents See Red

By Tarvus Hawthorne and Janice Christensen Neighbors in the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods are concerned about the safety and appearances of several gas stations on Holton Street and on North Avenue. Of particular concern are the stations on Holton and Keefe, Holton and Burleigh, Holton and North and 4th and North. “They don’t keep the […]

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YMCA Community Development Corporation Begins its NIP Production Season

by Vince Bushell The Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP) is a program directed towards low-income homeowners who are in need of housing repairs. This is a grant program under which applicants are screened and contractors are hired to repair code violations on neighborhood properties. Successful applicants will have their homes inspected by a Department of Neighborhood […]

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Partners to Sponsor Rehabilitation Effort in Harambee and Riverwest

Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) in partnership with the Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services and Harambee Ombudsman Project and YMCA CDC — Riverwest are working to improve housing in our area. Harambee Ombudsman Project and YMCA CDC — Riverwest, in cooperation with the City of Milwaukee, are happy to announce Milwaukee’s newest Targeted Investment Neighborhood […]

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Redevelopment Authority Commission approves Commerce Street Housing Development

by Vince Bushell The Redevelopment Authority Commission held a meeting February 21 to discuss housing development along Commerce Street, adjacent to and below Kilbourn Park. This land is located south of North Avenue and slopes down to Commerce Street. Mike Wisniewski from the Department of City Development introduced the development projects to the Commissioners, pointing […]

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