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About Jeff Bollier

Jeff Bollier is an award-winning public affairs reporter for the Oshkosh Northwestern who covers everything from city hall to business. As Streetwise, Jeff delivers updates on the comings and goings of Oshkosh's retail and business world. Jeff is an avid Instagram and Twitter user and a member of the Northwestern Bacon Team.

The Price is Wrong: RDA balks at price for key south shore site

The Oshkosh Redevelopment Authority (RDA) decided to get a second opinion instead of purchasing a key property in the South Shore Redevelopment Area for almost $800,000. H&M Commercial LLC, which does business with Oshkosh Corp. under the name Advanced Military … Continue reading

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Absence of pub crawl organizer frustrates city, businesses alike

Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff said the city intends to use “every legal means possible” to ensure the Oshkosh Pub Crawl organizer and participating businesses pay the event’s extra costs. The Oshkosh Common Council had few kind words for the … Continue reading

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Sen. Ron Johnson aware Kramer assaulted staffer, did not tell authorities

A woman allegedly assaulted three years ago by former Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer was a Congressional aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Friday that both Johnson and his chief of staff, former Unified Catholic … Continue reading

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Council moves economic development changes forward

The Oshkosh Common Council approved budget adjustments to add three employees necessary for the city to launch its own economic development activities. They did so at the expense of two longtime partners: The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and Chamco, the … Continue reading

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Council candidates confront limitations and options for reviving Pioneer

The Pioneer Resort and its slow decay has become the symbol of economic development in Oshkosh. The six candidates for three Oshkosh Common Council seats touched on many facets of economic development during the League of Women Voters candidates forum … Continue reading

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Council candidates vary in support, opposition to school referendum

The six Oshkosh Common Council candidates sat down Tuesday night to make their case for a Winnebago County Labor Council endorsement. As one might expect from representatives of labor unions, the questions for Dan Becker, Kyle Clark, Steve Cummings, Paul … Continue reading

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Tilted Kilt abruptly closes

The Tilted Kilt, 1051 S. Washburn St., abruptly closed today, citing the weather and two tough quarters for bringing its seven-year run in Oshkosh to an end. Our Appleton counterpart, The Buzz, got an e-mail from TK’s Bruce Gerondale announcing … Continue reading

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Council unanimously adopts residential design standards

The Oshkosh Common Council unanimously adopted the city’s first residential design standards ordinances Tuesday night. Councilors said the standards will bring an end to the types of home modifications that destroy the traditional character of the city’s older homes, preserve … Continue reading

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Message, mobilization and money early focus for school referendum supporters

Oshkosh schools teach “The Three Rs,” but supporters of the Oshkosh Area School District’s latest referendum focused on The Three Ms as they campaign for voters’ support. The Three Ms in question–Message, Mobilizing and Money–took center stage among a group … Continue reading

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The Outlet Shoppes is finally getting a restaurant again

The Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh has hit more than a few home runs with local and regional shoppers in recent years. Nike, Under Armour, Brooks Brothers, Aeropostale, Coach, Fox, Christopher and Banks, the list goes on. With one exception: The … Continue reading

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