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Potential Housing Development on the Johnson Controls Site

Third district Alderman Michael D’Amato and other city officials met in January with representatives of Johnson Controls, Inc. to discuss possible development of 12-15 residential lots on the cleaner portion of the company’s three-acre brownfield at 3238 N. Bremen St.

City and state public health and environmental managers met later that same month and concluded that more investigation would be necessary to rule out the potential for intrusion of industrial contaminants into existing or future homes in the area.

Posted inNeighborhood News

New Community Partner Helps Organize Riverwest

Here’s the drill. You get a knock at your door, and see a friendly, but unfamiliar face. He’s holding a brochure with information about the neighborhood and has a cell phone. The name behind the face is Mark McInerney, and he is not a salesman. The brochure he carries explains his role as the new Community Partner in Riverwest, and his phone and book of numbers are his tools.

Posted inColumns

It’s Happening

The official buzz is in the streets. In mid-January Tom Daykin wrote a front page Sunday feature in the Journal Sentinel about Riverwest as an up-and-coming neighborhood. It will be interesting to see what and who we “draw” in the next couple of years. Will the changes be substantial and dramatic? Will we lose our diversity? Will old-timers feel pushed out by “outsiders?”

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Riverwester Runs for Judge

This past month at a gathering of family and friends to celebrate his birthday, life-long Riverwest resident David Borowski declared his candidacy for circuit court judge. Borowski spent his childhood at 2549 N. Bremen St. in the shadow of St. Casimir. His family residence had been an ice cream store run by his grandparents. His father Leonard served Milwaukee County as a social worker while his mother Mary Anne taught school for MPS.

Posted inFurther Down Stream

December 2002

Latina poets – Drum and Civic Leadership Corps – No more Historic Preservation Officer – Riverwest Artist Association Santa-windo-rama – Bremen St. Block Club – Riverwest Best of – Reservoir Park – Co-Op and Credit Union ATMs, food stamps