Mike D’Amato, who has been Alderman of the 3rd District since 1996, is not seeking re-election. His legislative assistant, Sam McGovern-Rowen, has declared his intention to run, as have two Riverwesters, Sura Faraj and Nik Kovac (Kovac works with the Currents), and UWM student Andrew Twist.
Two years ago, landlord Tim Brophy hid under one of his tenant’s beds, hoping the police wouldn’t find him. They did. The city was after him then — and still — because of unpaid property taxes and outstanding fines relating to code violations on his vast collection of rental units in Riverwest, Harambee, Brewers Hill, and the East Side, which during its peak included more than 100 properties.
In a town made famous by its beer, the most famous place to belly up and have one is probably Wolski’s, a family owned establishment since 1908. The bar itself can be hard to find, tucked inside an old cream city brick house along wandering Pulaski Street, a few blocks southeast of a westward bend in the Milwaukee River. But bumper stickers proudly proclaiming “I Closed Wolski’s” are not nearly so obscure. They have been plastered all over town for more than a generation.
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Hey, Joe, you don’t sue your neighbor. Oh, I forgot, Attorney Joseph Kaye isn’t a neighbor, or neighborly for that matter. When I met him about a year ago he came to me fishing for a story in the Riverwest Currents about how unfair it was that Julilly Kohler was getting the opportunity to develop […]
Links Riverwest, Lower East Side Neighborhoods
Tying together two red ribbons, Third District Alderman Mike D’Amato and Sixth District Alderman Mike McGee, Jr. celebrated the opening of a pedestrian bridge linking their two neighborhoods as Mayor Barrett declared the North Avenue Dam Pedestrian Bridge open at a ceremony on December 15.