MMSD Settles With Boston Store

Suit posed question: is Deep Tunnel depleting water table and causing downtown buildings to sink?

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Millennials And The Streetcar

Will it attract young professionals?

Does Walker Have Losing Strategy for Global Warming?

States that are unfriendly to new technologies confronting the problem could be economic losers.

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More Trails, More Plowing and Better Maps

An update on all the improvements for biking both locally and state-wide.

More Protected Bike Lanes and Greenways Needed

2015 agenda by Bike Federation will push city for these and other improvements.

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700 Lofts Takes Shape in Westown

49 new apartments are slated to open in June 2015 on the west side of Downtown.

Dohmen Moves to Historic Third Ward

The consulting company relocates to neighborhood where it all began 156 years ago.

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What Is Milwaukee Water Commons?

The recently-formed grassroots group, which looks to make sure all citizens benefit from Milwaukee's water resources, holds a fundraiser.

Who Will Replace Paul Jakubovich?

Ald. Bauman is pushing for prompt action to replace the longtime historic preservation head, who died last month.

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The Bus Stop That Isn’t

The Bay View “art stop” is neither art nor a good bus stop. For one-tenth the price, the city could have done far better.

Why the Swing Park Failed

It became a comedy of errors, but raises serious questions about the city’s strategy for “creative placemaking.”

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Laure Gelis-Diaz

"Coming from Paris, France, I used to walk EVERYWHERE…"

Laura Gramann

"Milwaukee is walkable, which allows for heads to turn up and gaze at a plethora of structures donning beautiful architecture."

“I would like to be my own boss.”

Lorenzo Williams is training to be a carpenter and eventually wants to start his own company.

“I have no trust in the judicial system.”

Lu Ann Will's mentally-ill son was shot by police answering her call for help. She still doesn't understand how it happened.

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Double Decker Freeway Would Hurt Soldiers Home

The at-grade alternative for reconstructing I-94 is better alternative, that won’t harm this landmark.

Why I Support the Streetcar

Not moving forward will send a wrong message to all those looking to invest in Milwaukee, a city businessman argues.

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Counting the Homeless

Local agencies and volunteers will launch annual count of city's most needy people, in response to a HUD mandate.

Can Wellness Center Revive North Avenue?

Groundbreaking for new center at 16th and North shows impact of Walnut Way's leadership.

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Does “Broken Windows” Theory Hurt Milwaukee?

Police Chief Ed Flynn is one of the foremost practitioners of aggressive policing getting national criticism.

How Walker’s Presidential Bid Hurts Wisconsin

On a wide range of policies, Walker may be serving his career more than his constituents

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Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support

Eleven out of 15 aldermanic districts, and 76 percent of all respondents support the proposed streetcar starter system.

Streetcar Approved, but Held

Large majority votes to approve streetcar, but parliamentary maneuver puts issue on hold until February 10th meeting.

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Charlie Sykes’ Private Island

His surprisingly modest Mequon Cape Cod is surrounded by and benefits from all kinds of publicly-funded, socialistic services.

700 Lofts Takes Shape in Westown

49 new apartments are slated to open in June 2015 on the west side of Downtown.

The Mysterious Kondos Chateau

One of the town's most magnificent mansions has a strange history, complete with a jailed lawyer who once served a governor.

An Overlooked Gem Off Brady Street

Built in 1891 by then-prominent architect Bernard Kolpaki, the home was restored and is now owned by a Whitefish Bay school principal.

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Why I Support the Streetcar

Not moving forward will send a wrong message to all those looking to invest in Milwaukee, a city businessman argues.

Avenue of Entrepreneurs

A new chocolate company is among the small businesses attracted to Lisbon Avenue.

The Importance of Business Improvement Districts

Milwaukee has 34 BIDs, which are changing the landscape of city neighborhoods.

Does Walker Have Losing Strategy for Global Warming?

States that are unfriendly to new technologies confronting the problem could be economic losers.

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Does “Broken Windows” Theory Hurt Milwaukee?

Police Chief Ed Flynn is one of the foremost practitioners of aggressive policing getting national criticism.

Controversy Over Assembly Members Per Diems

Is the 56% increase in legislators' daily expenses "outrageous" or overdue?

Millennials And The Streetcar

Will it attract young professionals?

How Walker’s Presidential Bid Hurts Wisconsin

On a wide range of policies, Walker may be serving his career more than his constituents

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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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T. A. Chapman Late 1860s

Long before Gimbel's and Boston Store, T.A. Chapman was the city's department store. This is its first location.

Wolcott & Gregg Sewing Machine Store

Located on E. Wisconsin near what is now the Iron Block building, the store offered an item that was greatly desired.

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