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In 1901, Riverwest residents battled on the frozen Milwaukee River

Published Jan. 16, 2015

In the winter between 1900 and 1901, a pitched battle erupted on the frozen Milwaukee River above the North Avenue dam between enraged ice harvesters and the equally violent crew of a steam-powered launch. The newspapers called it "The Ice War." On a section of river that has witnessed many strange things over the years, the ice war was perhaps the strangest.

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Greater Milwaukee Foundation chooses new "Healthy Neighborhoods"

Published Dec. 23, 2014

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has designated four more neighborhoods as part of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative: Harambee, Riverwest, Kinnickinnic River Neighborhoods (KK River) and Polonia, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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Milwaukee musician remembered with fund-raising memorial event

Published Dec. 13, 2014

Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at a young age, Milwaukee singer and songwriter Ben Cervenka knew the disease would someday take his life. And so - from a place of humor and reverence - he threw "another year I didn't die" parties on his birthday. Cervenka passed away in October so this year, his friends and family are throwing the party.

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Impala Lounge to close

Published Dec. 1, 2014

According to a source, Impala Lounge will close this month. The bar, formerly River Horse, 701 E. Center St., opened in 2012.

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Hate Crimes in Riverwest

"They just said, ' Oh, white girl bleeds a lot!' ",  according to Shaina Perry, a young white woman who was attacked by a gang of black youths at Kilbourn Reservoir Park after fireworks  Saturday night, July 2. Perry was among several  white victims who were injured ...

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