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Alliance Asks for Creative Solutions To County Budget

by Karen Royster In August, the county leaders announced that there could be severe cuts in parks, swimming pools, bus service, programs for the poor, and transportation for people with disabilities as well as elimination of cleaning and maintenance in many county buildings. Shortly after this announcement, 32 organizations and religious groups came together to […]

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Garden of the Month

by Jackie Reid Dettloff The golden rod is flowering and that means our growing season is moving into the home stretch. It has been a gorgeous season. Block after block, as I look around our neighborhood, I see gardens that have been tended with obvious care. And I’m just talking about front yards here. Who […]

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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 […]

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The Visual Pleasures of the Flesh

By Tea Krulos Atomic Tattoo opened on Valentine’s Day, and owner Sam Bielinski wants to dispel some rumors. “We’re not part of a large corporation, and our guys don’t get paid salary,” he explained. “We’re an artist run shop, which is rare.” Bielinski lived in Milwaukee until 2000, when he moved to Tampa, Florida. It […]

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