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The Journal Sentinel’s Coverage of Riverwest and Gentrification

[threecol_two]Many Riverwest residents may have agreed with Vince Bushell’s comments in the Currents when he responded to Commerce St. developer John Vetter’s soft-pedaling of gentrification. Vetter’s remark, “what’s not to like about [rising property values]” concluded a Journal Sentinel article by Whitney Gould back in February. Vetter’s comment wasn’t as surprising and dismaying as the […]

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Rrrrrreving Up For Rrrrrrrockerbox!

by Tea Krulos Rockerbox is the crowd. “That’s the cool thing about Rockerbox,” Scott Johnson tells me. We’re sitting outside his flagship business, Fuel Café. This type of conversation will be impossible to conduct here August 11, when the street will be filled with revving motorcycles for the fifth annual Rockerbox Motofest. Johnson thought of […]

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Brady Street Beat

by Tim Lambrecht For those of you picking up the Currents early this month, just a reminder that on Saturday, July 28, The Brady Street Festival featuring “Cheesefest” will be held from 10am- 10pm. You can sample or buy from local and regional cheesemakers and organic farmers. There will also be Milwaukee’s only outdoor fashion […]

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Riverwest Pride!

Guest Editorial by Sura Faraj, Chair Riverwest Neighborhood Association Neighbor. The word has a sweet sound. Our neighbors are people we see and know and share concerns with. Or are they? Recently, my mother fell in her backyard, twisting her ankle. She called out for help. Fifteen minutes later, a young man, one whom my […]