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Brophy Declares Bankruptcy

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.

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Remembering the Roots of Locust Street Festival: Boulevard Killed! Locust Street Lives!

On June 11, Locust Street Festival turns 30 years old, making it one of the longest running neighborhood festivals in the city. The festivities started as a celebration of neighborhood triumph. City engineers had a plan to widen Locust Street into a Boulevard, bulldozing fifteen businesses and displacing over fifty families and individuals. In anticipation […]

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Jesse Windom

by Jim Hendersen

Over the past eight years, Jesse Windom has taken five rundown, former slumlord properties and turned them into livable, comfortable shelters for the homeless, mentally handicapped and onetime criminal offenders. He could now be called, respectfully and legitimately, a “shelterlord.”