The Ed Flynn Factor

Politico Magazine concludes Milwaukee is an innovator in policing. Why? Chief Flynn’s leadership.

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Market Square, Late 1860s

The intersection of Water and Mason streets was once Market Square, the civic and commercial heart of the city.

Alexander Mitchell’s Belvedere, 1880s

Considered the finest structure of its kind in America, it still stands today at the Wisconsin Club.

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Winter Too Cold? Ride Indoors!

If you can't brave the cold, there are some fun indoor cycling programs at area bike shops.

America’s Best Bike Shops

Six Wisconsin shops made the NBDA's list of top bike stores in the nation.

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Avenir Nearly Ready for the Future

The five-story, 104 unit apartment building is nearly ready for occupancy, the first residential development on county-owned Park East land.

1809 Cambridge Apartments

New 36-unit apartment building rising quickly on the East Side, as our photos show.

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New Coffee House on Jackson Street

Pleasant Kafe opens on street where three new apartment complexes opened within the last year.

New Apartments Planned for Third Ward

Building which once housed Northwestern Coffee Mills will be renovated to include 15 urban apartments and two retail spaces.

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Paving the Lakefront with Concrete

WisDOT deal with city will create a 10-lane roadway along the lake.

The Hotel That Isn’t There

The downtown Marriott made so many compromises in design there's barely any left.

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Lizzi Weasler

"The best bonus of Harley Fest is being sung to sleep by thousands of motorcycles revving their engines throughout the streets of good ol’ Miltown."

“Everything I have, I’ve done for my kids”

Jennifer Garcia is a single mother who has struggled in order to give her children a better life.

Jonathan Brostoff

"Without a doubt, some big investors are betting on Milwaukee’s future..."

“No one’s really here to help the parents.”

Calvin Weston and his fiancé are struggling to take back their kids from the child welfare bureau. Are they punished for being poor?

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Cops in Shootings Should Be Promptly Named

Police Chief Flynn waited more than five months to identify officer who shot Dontre Hamilton. The public deserves better.

The Wisconsin Way?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin calls on Governor Walker to move health care reform forward.

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South 27th Street Construction Delayed Until Spring

State DOT blames bad weather and a regional shortage of concrete for the delay.

New Sculptures for Swing Park

Beinbetween looks to enliven the bridge between Riverwest and Brady Street neighborhoods.

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How Does Wisconsin Rank in LGBT Friendliness?

Our two biggest cities and many top companies rank high in studies, but state schools rank low, as does Kohl’s Corp.

The Economic Madness of Robin Vos

His stance on “prioritizing” research could hurt our universities and the state economy.

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New East Library is a Jewel

Wow, what an improvement. Our photos capture the technology-rich and architecturally impressive new library

Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar

If Common Council approves at December 16 meeting, construction would start in late 2015, and Milwaukee would follow in footsteps of many other cities.

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Avenir Nearly Ready for the Future

The five-story, 104 unit apartment building is nearly ready for occupancy, the first residential development on county-owned Park East land.

Architect Chuck Engberg’s First Place on the River

His condo offers unmatched views of the passing pleasure craft, coal barges and trains.

1809 Cambridge Apartments

New 36-unit apartment building rising quickly on the East Side, as our photos show.

The Modest Ranch Home of Ald. Joe Davis

The mayoral candidate lives in the Hampton Heights neighborhood where assessments have declined and crime has risen. Small wonder he's concerned about that issue.

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How Does Wisconsin Rank in LGBT Friendliness?

Our two biggest cities and many top companies rank high in studies, but state schools rank low, as does Kohl’s Corp.

Local Program Exemplifies Job Corps Success

Milwaukee education and job training center serves 240 young people; 87% get a job or enroll in college or military.

Skybox Sports Bar Opening

Bar on MLK Dr. and next to Gee’s Clippers is already drawing NBA and NFL players.

Lizzi Weasler

"The best bonus of Harley Fest is being sung to sleep by thousands of motorcycles revving their engines throughout the streets of good ol’ Miltown."

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Hundreds of Wells Polluted and Unusable in Southeast Wisconsin

Study traces problem to coal ash disposal by We Energies plants in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties.

GAB Judges Return Fire Against Vos

They defend GAB leader Kevin Kennedy, criticize Vos and say no legislative changes in ethics and elections board are needed.

Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar

If Common Council approves at December 16 meeting, construction would start in late 2015, and Milwaukee would follow in footsteps of many other cities.

The Economic Madness of Robin Vos

His stance on “prioritizing” research could hurt our universities and the state economy.

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The Whole Cityscape

Call it a bonus round: an assemblage of photos taken in my tour of many great vantage points in Milwaukee.

From The Pfister Hotel

At dusk, the 23rd floor of the Pfister Hotel tower offers beautiful views of a changing city

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Street Safety Lags in America

America is failing at improving road safety, but how is Wisconsin doing?

The Physical Benefits of Biking and Walking Paths

Study shows people living near trails get more exercise, leading to better health.

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