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City and Potawatomi strike 12-year, $10 million streetcar presenting sponsorship agreement, includes free rides for the first 12 months
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City and Potawatomi strike 12-year, $10 million streetcar presenting sponsorship agreement, includes free rides for the first 12 months

City also announces the system name “The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino”

Residents are invited to tour City Hall for Doors Open Milwaukee
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Residents are invited to tour City Hall for Doors Open Milwaukee

Attendees will learn about the historic figures that built the city and its historic building.

Construction Skills Job Fair Hosted by Milwaukee Rescue Mission
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Construction Skills Job Fair Hosted by Milwaukee Rescue Mission

Milwaukee Rescue Mission is hosting Catalyst Construction, Inc. for a Job Fair

Six Organizations Approved for Grants through the Milwaukee Employment/Renovation Initiative
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Six Organizations Approved for Grants through the Milwaukee Employment/Renovation Initiative

Up to 100 Tax-Foreclosed Homes Will Be Renovated in the Greater Sherman Park Area and Up to 100 Unemployed or Underemployed People will Get a Job.

City to Acquire Green Space on Conway Street in Bay View
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City to Acquire Green Space on Conway Street in Bay View

Land Provides a Buffer between Port and a Residential Neighborhood

Nominations Sought for the 20th Annual Mayor’s Design Award
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Nominations Sought for the 20th Annual Mayor’s Design Award

Top Local Additions to the Built Environment Will Be Honored

Join the City of Milwaukee on the Path to Platinum
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Join the City of Milwaukee on the Path to Platinum

Please take a moment and share your opinion on bicycling in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission Releases 2016 Mid-Year Report
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Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission Releases 2016 Mid-Year Report

Report presents analysis of 2016 homicides and non-fatal shootings in the first half of the year

Pete’s Fruit Market Announces New Store in Bronzeville
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Pete’s Fruit Market Announces New Store in Bronzeville

Bringing Fresh, Quality Food To the Corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and North Avenue

City of Milwaukee 2016 Overnight Parking Permits Now On Sale
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City of Milwaukee 2016 Overnight Parking Permits Now On Sale

Residents may buy their 2016 annual or 4-month and first trimester permits now

City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Host 9th Annual Holiday Drive
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City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Host 9th Annual Holiday Drive

Items Collected to Support Local Veterans and Families

Lakefront Gateway Plaza National Design Competition Culminates with the Selection of the Graef Team
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Lakefront Gateway Plaza National Design Competition Culminates with the Selection of the Graef Team

Water, Year-Round Activity Featured Among Ideas

Milwaukee’s Lakefront Gateway Plaza National Competition Culminates with the Selection of a Design Team
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Milwaukee’s Lakefront Gateway Plaza National Competition Culminates with the Selection of a Design Team

Announcement Tuesday Advances Important Downtown Project

City Channel telecasts on hold for equipment upgrade
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City Channel telecasts on hold for equipment upgrade

News release from City Clerk Jim Owczarski

City of Milwaukee to Host A Public Information Meeting For Proposed New Bublr Bike Sharing Station Locations
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City of Milwaukee to Host A Public Information Meeting For Proposed New Bublr Bike Sharing Station Locations

Meeting will showcase locations of upcoming Bublr Bikes stations.

City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works To Pick Up Storm-Related Debris
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City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works To Pick Up Storm-Related Debris

The Department of Public Works (DPW) will pick up storm-related debris such as downed branches and tree limbs in excess of the 2-cubic yard maximum per household free of charge

Act 16 triggers changes to city licensing process
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Act 16 triggers changes to city licensing process

Therefore, effective May 3, 2015, the City of Milwaukee will no longer accept, process, or issue licenses for the operation of network vehicles or drivers.

City of Milwaukee Announces 2015 Project Clean & Green Program Dates
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City of Milwaukee Announces 2015 Project Clean & Green Program Dates

Citywide clean-up effort runs April 13-June 1, 2015

Walker Square neighborhood planning effort set to kick off
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Walker Square neighborhood planning effort set to kick off

Building on the momentum generated by activity in neighboring Walker’s Point and the Menomonee Valley, the Department of City Development, Alderman Jose Perez and the Walker Square Neighborhood Association are working with residents, business owners and other neighborhood stakeholders to develop a neighborhood Action Plan for Walker Square.

The City’s 2015 Take Root Milwaukee Homeownership Fair – “One-Stop Shop” for buying a home – Features Forgivable Loans for Renovation of City-Owned Properties.
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The City’s 2015 Take Root Milwaukee Homeownership Fair – “One-Stop Shop” for buying a home – Features Forgivable Loans for Renovation of City-Owned Properties.

“This is a good time for anyone considering homeownership to take a close look at the opportunities in our City.”

Kiva.org and the City of Milwaukee Launch Kiva City Milwaukee to Fuel Economic Growth Through Entrepreneurship
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Kiva.org and the City of Milwaukee Launch Kiva City Milwaukee to Fuel Economic Growth Through Entrepreneurship

Partnership Aims to Accelerate Small Business Development in Milwaukee By Crowdfunding Loans to Small Business Owners and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Milwaukee Arts Board names 20th Annual Artists of the Year
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Milwaukee Arts Board names 20th Annual Artists of the Year

Dale Gutzman and John Riepenhoff were named Artists of the Year, the Milwaukee Arts Board announced today.

The Snow Emergency Has Been Lifted
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The Snow Emergency Has Been Lifted

Garbage and Recycling Collections Resume on Wednesday, February 4 Saturday Collection planned for February 7

The City of Milwaukee Declares a Snow Emergency
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The City of Milwaukee Declares a Snow Emergency

City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Commissioner Ghassan Korban has declared a snow emergency effective

The 4-Inch Rule is in Effect in the City of Milwaukee
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The 4-Inch Rule is in Effect in the City of Milwaukee

The 4-inch Rule is in effect beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Sunday, February 1.

Port Welcomes Five Ships for Winter Lay-Up
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Port Welcomes Five Ships for Winter Lay-Up

Visiting Lakers Add to the Local Economy

City of Milwaukee Sidewalk Snow and ice Removal Ordinance Change
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City of Milwaukee Sidewalk Snow and ice Removal Ordinance Change

Changes to City Ordinance 116-8-4 addressing snowy, icy sidewalks now in effect

City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Calls for a Full-Scale Plowing Operation
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City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Calls for a Full-Scale Plowing Operation

Most garbage and recycling collections suspended until Saturday, January 10

Year-Round Garbage Cart Set-Out Program in Effect in the City of Milwaukee
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Year-Round Garbage Cart Set-Out Program in Effect in the City of Milwaukee

Residents with curb pick-up must take their garbage cart to the curb on their designated collection day.

City of Milwaukee Offers Recycling and “E-Cycling” Tips For the Holidays
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City of Milwaukee Offers Recycling and “E-Cycling” Tips For the Holidays

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works encourages all City residents to recycle the usual bottles, cans and cardboard boxes, but what about those unique holiday items?

City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Schedules Over the Christmas Holiday
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City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Schedules Over the Christmas Holiday

City of Milwaukee government offices will be closed Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday.

UPDATE: West Lisbon Avenue Open to Traffic
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UPDATE: West Lisbon Avenue Open to Traffic

Project delayed due to industry-wide cement shortage

Milwaukee Arts Board Releases Applications for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds
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Milwaukee Arts Board Releases Applications for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds

The City of Milwaukee Arts Board today released guidelines and applications for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds.

REMINDER: Last Day to Rake Your Leaves into the Street is Saturday, November 15, 2014
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REMINDER: Last Day to Rake Your Leaves into the Street is Saturday, November 15, 2014

Last day to request a special pick-up for brush is November 30

Rake Your Leaves into the Street Beginning October 1, 2014
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Rake Your Leaves into the Street Beginning October 1, 2014

City of Milwaukee residents may start raking leaves into the curb lanes starting Wednesday, October 1.

City of Milwaukee Hiring Election Workers
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City of Milwaukee Hiring Election Workers

Do you support fair, transparent and accurate elections?

High Impact Repaving Projects Continue: South 2nd Street
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High Impact Repaving Projects Continue: South 2nd Street

Repaving begins Monday, September 15, 2014

License Division looks to process surge of applications for new taxi permits
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License Division looks to process surge of applications for new taxi permits

News release from the Office of the City Clerk

Department of Public Works Services For the August 29-September 1, 2014 Holiday and Furlough Weekend
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Department of Public Works Services For the August 29-September 1, 2014 Holiday and Furlough Weekend

City of Milwaukee government offices will be closed on Friday, August 29 for a mandatory furlough day and Monday, September 1for the Labor Day holiday.

High Impact Repaving Projects Continue: North Jefferson Street Project
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High Impact Repaving Projects Continue: North Jefferson Street Project

Repaving begins Friday, August 22, 2014

St. Paul Avenue Bridge to Close
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St. Paul Avenue Bridge to Close

Bridge closed Wednesday through Thursday morning.

High Impact Repaving Projects Continue: North Prospect and North Farwell Avenues Next on the Schedule
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High Impact Repaving Projects Continue: North Prospect and North Farwell Avenues Next on the Schedule

Beginning Wednesday, August 20, 2014, North Prospect Avenue from East Kilbourn Avenue to East Ogden Street, and North Farwell Avenue from East Brady Street to North Prospect Avenue, will be resurfaced with asphalt pavement, weather permitting.

Temporary No Parking Downtown & Historic Third Ward for Storm the Bastille Run/Walk
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Temporary No Parking Downtown & Historic Third Ward for Storm the Bastille Run/Walk

Enforcement begins Thursday, July 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Mayor Tom Barrett and the Department of Public Works Announce New Advanced Parking Guidance System in Downtown Milwaukee
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Mayor Tom Barrett and the Department of Public Works Announce New Advanced Parking Guidance System in Downtown Milwaukee

Electronic signs with parking information are “live”

West Lisbon Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Begins June 16, 2014
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West Lisbon Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Begins June 16, 2014

Project expected to be completed in November 2014

Port of Milwaukee Reports Net Income of $1.4-Million in 2013
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Port of Milwaukee Reports Net Income of $1.4-Million in 2013

Positive Financial Results Benefit Local Government

City of Milwaukee Hosts Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale – June 7th
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City of Milwaukee Hosts Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale – June 7th

The City of Milwaukee will host a one-day-only, first-come first-served backyard compost bin and rain barrel sale on Saturday, June 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Washington Park parking lot at N. 40th St. and W. Galena St.

West Hampton Avenue Construction Project Begins May 21, 2014
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West Hampton Avenue Construction Project Begins May 21, 2014

Beginning Wednesday, May 21, 2014 the City of Milwaukee will reconstruct West Hampton Avenue from North Teutonia to North Green Bay avenues. The project completion date is expected to be November 1, 2014.

Milwaukee Water Works – Update on water main breaks advisory
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Milwaukee Water Works – Update on water main breaks advisory

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, the Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) identified a leak on an 84-inch water main located outside the Texas Avenue Pumping Station.

Mayor Tom Barrett Welcomes New Pothole Workers
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Mayor Tom Barrett Welcomes New Pothole Workers

Transitional Jobs Program participants begin their on-the-job training with DPW

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin decision in PSC Docket 5-DR-109
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Public Service Commission of Wisconsin decision in PSC Docket 5-DR-109

We disagree With the Public Service Commission’s decision today on the Milwaukee Streetcar matter and will recommend an appeal.

Mayor Tom Barrett to Participate in Project Clean & Green with Department of Public Works Sanitation Crew
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Mayor Tom Barrett to Participate in Project Clean & Green with Department of Public Works Sanitation Crew

Mayor to help pick up unwanted bulky items and promote using Self-Help Centers

City of Milwaukee Announces 2014 Project Clean & Green Program Dates
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City of Milwaukee Announces 2014 Project Clean & Green Program Dates

Citywide clean-up effort runs April 14-June 4, 2014

Time for Milwaukee to stop leaving money on the table
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Time for Milwaukee to stop leaving money on the table

At news conference, city leaders and IRS to tout importance of claiming Earned Income Tax Credit

City Clerk’s office accepting public comment on taxi policy items
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City Clerk’s office accepting public comment on taxi policy items

The public can offer their input on proposed regulations that will apply to new cab operators, operators who renew their taxicab permits and certified taxicab affiliations in the City of Milwaukee.

Nominations Sought for Mayor’s Design Awards
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Nominations Sought for Mayor’s Design Awards

Great Milwaukee Buildings, Improvements, and Spaces Will Be Honored

Milwaukee Wins an Invitation to the Community Progress Leadership Institute
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Milwaukee Wins an Invitation to the Community Progress Leadership Institute

Prestigious Training Effort will Help Milwaukee Address Foreclosures and Vacant Homes

Six Milwaukee Police Officers to be Honored for Bravery at fire scene
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Six Milwaukee Police Officers to be Honored for Bravery at fire scene

The election of the next Common Council president will take top billing at tomorrow’s regular meeting (Tuesday, February 11) of the Common Council, and one of the first acts of the new president will be to help honor several members of the Milwaukee Police Department.

Lakefront Gateway Project Public Information Meeting
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Lakefront Gateway Project Public Information Meeting

You are invited to attend a public information meeting to review and provide feedback on the conceptual alternatives being considered.

City of Milwaukee New Virtual Night Parking Permits On Sale Beginning December 20
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City of Milwaukee New Virtual Night Parking Permits On Sale Beginning December 20

Overnight parkers may buy their 2014 annual or 4-month permits this Friday

Cold Weather Advice: Prevent Water Pipes and Water Meters from Freezing
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Cold Weather Advice: Prevent Water Pipes and Water Meters from Freezing

Cold Weather Advice: Prevent Water Pipes and Water Meters from Freezing

North 27th Street Construction Project Begins August 21, 2013
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North 27th Street Construction Project Begins August 21, 2013

Project expected to be completed by December 2013

Tall Grass/Noxious Weeds Ordinance Change Now in Effect in the City of Milwaukee
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Tall Grass/Noxious Weeds Ordinance Change Now in Effect in the City of Milwaukee

Amended City Ordinance 80-17-2 & 80-17-6 took effect August 10

Intersection of North Water Street and East Clybourn Street to Be Repaved
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Intersection of North Water Street and East Clybourn Street to Be Repaved

Project takes place Thursday morning, July 25th, 2013

Repairs to Canadian Pacific Railroad Bridge to Close South Kinnickinnic Avenue Beginning July 15th, 2013
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Repairs to Canadian Pacific Railroad Bridge to Close South Kinnickinnic Avenue Beginning July 15th, 2013

The Canadian Pacific Railroad and its bridge contractor Edward Kraemer & Sons will close South Kinnickinnic (KK) Avenue

City of Milwaukee to Defend State Constitution
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City of Milwaukee to Defend State Constitution

Joint statement of Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. and Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Department of Public Works Services For the July 4-7, 2013 Holiday Day Weekend
Ald. Witkowski, City Negotiate Concessions from WallyPark;
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Ald. Witkowski, City Negotiate Concessions from WallyPark;

Restaurant/Retail/Hotel In Plans for Property at Howell and Layton

Celebrate Bike to Work Week with Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderpersons, and The Wisconsin Bike Federation
City of Milwaukee Brings Back Popular Compost Bin Distribution Event on May 4th
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City of Milwaukee Brings Back Popular Compost Bin Distribution Event on May 4th

Residents encouraged to reduce waste, save money, learn more about composting

City of Milwaukee Announces 2013 Project Clean & Green Program Dates
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City of Milwaukee Announces 2013 Project Clean & Green Program Dates

Citywide clean-up effort runs April 15-June 4, 2013

Rake Your Leaves into the Street Beginning October 1st
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Rake Your Leaves into the Street Beginning October 1st

City of Milwaukee residents may start raking leaves into the curb lanes starting Monday, October 1st.

City Seeks Candidates for 2012 City/County Christmas Tree
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City Seeks Candidates for 2012 City/County Christmas Tree

Your tree could decorate Red Arrow Park for all to enjoy!