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The Riverwest Neighborhood Association: What it is and How it Works

by Jan Christensen The process for creating the Riverwest Neighborhood Association (RNA) began in 2000, in response to the desire for a neighborhood organization as stated in the Neighborhood Strategic Plan (NSP). The group has adopted the NSP-defined mission for now: “Building a neighborhood that is: proud, safe, affordable, respectful of diversity and working to […]

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EARTH DAY: Keeping our Neighborhood Green

by Vince Bushell Green Infrastructure is a term that describes the web of parks, fields, trails, woods, vacant land that make up the undeveloped portion of the urban landscape. Milwaukee neighborhoods need to develop a vision to preserve, promote, and link these resources with a comprehensive plan. Milwaukee River Valley neighborhoods like Riverwest, Brewers Hill, […]

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Gas Station Blues Make Residents See Red

By Tarvus Hawthorne and Janice Christensen Neighbors in the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods are concerned about the safety and appearances of several gas stations on Holton Street and on North Avenue. Of particular concern are the stations on Holton and Keefe, Holton and Burleigh, Holton and North and 4th and North. “They don’t keep the […]

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YMCA Community Development Corporation Begins its NIP Production Season

by Vince Bushell The Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP) is a program directed towards low-income homeowners who are in need of housing repairs. This is a grant program under which applicants are screened and contractors are hired to repair code violations on neighborhood properties. Successful applicants will have their homes inspected by a Department of Neighborhood […]