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RUHS Newsletter Featuring Belzella Family Alumni and Scholarship

SUPPORTING MILWAUKEE’S OLDEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL  The Bezella Family Establishes Scholarship In 2020 the RUHS Foundation awarded its first Bezella Family Scholarship. The family has an extensive history at Riverside and the family’s business, Kellner Greenhouse on Humboldt Avenue, was well known in Riverwest and on the east side. An applicant for the yearly renewable […]

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4th Congressional District Candidates: On the Issues

Eight candidates are competing to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Gerald D. Kleczka, who is not seeking re-election. The 4th District includes all of Milwaukee, Cudahy, St. Francis, South Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, and part of West Allis. Riverwest Currents and asked 4th Congressional District candidates to respond to questions about issues relevant to Milwaukee-area voters. The questions and candidates’ answers will run in August and September Currents and on the website. Republican and Democratic primaries will be held September 14; the general election is November 2…

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Payday Loans

In the past decade, bright green storefronts have been popping up all over Milwaukee, with dollar signs and huge posters in the window advertising, “Up to $2,000 Cash Loans.” Inside, long lines of low-income people wait each day to take out a payday loan — the most expensive legal form of credit. After completing the […]

Posted inFurther Down Stream

May 2004

Riverwest’s summer outdoor music concerts, Gordon Park Grooves, may be canceled this summer. The series, while popular with the neighborhood, has not made enough to cover band and equipment costs. Organizers of the concerts — The Tracks, Linneman’s, and Lakefront Brewery — are looking for sponsors to help underwrite these costs. Interested organizations, corporations, businesses, […]

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WisDOT to Host Minority/Women-Owned Businesses Workshop

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will host a May 11 workshop in Milwaukee to help minority and women-owned businesses learn about certification as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms. The workshop will also highlight contracting opportunities for the Marquette Interchange Project. WisDOT Deputy Secretary Ruben Anthony, Jr., is calling on all area firms to participate […]