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The Best Fest in Riverwest!

by Tess Reiss Locust St. Festival, voted “Best Neighborhood Festival” in 2001 and 2002 by Shepherd Express readers, kickstarts the summer season on Sunday, June 8. It gets off to a running start with the traditional 1.8 mile Beer Run/Walk. Alderman Mike D’Amato does the honors at the Start Line on Locust and Booth, when […]

Posted inFurther Down Stream

April 2003

Walker tries to stymie anti-freeway expansion initiatives of city residents – State budget cuts kill Riverwest plan to clean contaminated soil at Garden Park – Greening Milwaukee FREE CD-ROM to be released soon – County drives W-2 food stamp case workers onto the streets – Aldermanic Council to be reduced – Good Jobs and Livable Neighborhoods coalition aims to influence downtown development – SAGE receives $2,500 grant

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City Block Grant Funding Cuts Hit Home For YMCA CDC-Riverwest

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss

More than $1 million in cuts to community organizing by the City is taking its toll in many neighborhoods, and Riverwest is no exception. Community organizing and neighborhood planning activities will take a hit when the YMCA CommunityDevelopment Corporation at 604 E. Center St. closes its doors on Dec. 31, 2002. The office, which the YMCA opened a little over a year ago and which represents a $37,000 buildout investment on the part of the Y, has been used for many neighborhood gatherings.

“There was a certain level of trust we put in the Y when we originally decided to ask them to administer the grant. We felt they would commit to the neighborhood and bring resources into it. . . I expected the Y to do more work to find funding. To me it’s an institutional question: is the Y devoted to the CDC model or not?” -Alderman D’Amato