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Calendar November 2015

Nov 5-8 DANCEWORKS @ Next Act Theatre 255 S Water St, Footsteps, Shadows and Whispers: dance in collaboration w/composer Allen Russell & the Tontine Ensemble for info see $16-27 Nov 6-Dec 31 “MINI” ART SHOW Art Bar, 722 E Burleigh, EXHIBIT: Popular annual sale of miniature art pieces, (see ad, pg 4) Nov 13-28 […]

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Riverwest Welcomes Habitat for Humanity

by Will Mueller
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) moved its headquarters to Riverwest, 3726 N. Booth St., on April 15 and is currently building eight new homes in the adjacent Harambee neighborhood. MHFH moved its headquarters because their previous building, located at 2233 N. 30th St., was deteriorating, and because they needed more usable space for construction preparations and storage. Currently, MHFH is building 35 homes a year in Milwaukee neighborhoods: 20 new construction in Park West and Harambee, and 15 rehabbed condos on Milwaukee’s Northwest side.

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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.