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Drug mail-in initiative will make it easy to dispose of unused meds
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Drug mail-in initiative will make it easy to dispose of unused meds

Multifaceted first-of-its-kind in the nation city partnership aimed at opioid and heroin epidemic; includes CVS Pharmacy, MMSD, City of Cudahy, DOJ, DEA, US Bank and USPS

30th Street Corridor Wins $200,000 Grant

30th Street Corridor Wins $200,000 Grant

Federal green infrastructure grant could help transform area some call “Blackfish Bay.”

Northwest Side CDC Advancing The North Corridor Vision
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Northwest Side CDC Advancing The North Corridor Vision

Keynote and discussion presented “The 30th Street Corridor Like You’ve Never Seen It Before”

Marquette, A. O. Smith release water study results
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Marquette, A. O. Smith release water study results

Water and manufacturing study led by Marquette, A. O. Smith and U.S. Council on Competitiveness stresses need for stewardship, innovation

MKE Plays ready to transform Marcus DeBack Playground
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MKE Plays ready to transform Marcus DeBack Playground

Friday news event will include unveiling of major improvements at playground – one of six playground upgrades planned for Milwaukee during 2016

Milwaukee Water Commons Launching “Water City Agenda” to Plan for Milwaukee’s Water Future
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Milwaukee Water Commons Launching “Water City Agenda” to Plan for Milwaukee’s Water Future

Hundreds of Milwaukeeans Will Gather to Redefine How Water Decisions are Made in Milwaukee

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s New Legislation to Accelerate Water Technologies Receives Strong Support
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s New Legislation to Accelerate Water Technologies Receives Strong Support

The Water Council: “An important and critical step in fostering new, innovative procedures and products in the marketplace and in communities that would help address these tremendous national challenges.”

Experts Question Abele’s Expanded Power

Experts Question Abele’s Expanded Power

Land-use experts say it’s unwise to give county exec so much power to sell public land.

Plenty of Horne: Behold The ECO Mayor
Plenty of Horne

Behold The ECO Mayor

Barrett touts green efforts, changes name of environmental sustainability office to ECO.

Milwaukee’s Infrastructure Challenges

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $400

Milwaukee’s Infrastructure Challenges

Milwaukee’s Infrastructure Challenges

Public Policy Forum panelists agree: Federal money is becoming a less reliable source of infrastructure funding.

Ald. Witkowski’s District Goes Green

Ald. Witkowski’s District Goes Green

The new Urban Orchard is latest project in his "Garden District."

Garden District Urban Orchard project will be unveiled on Friday
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Garden District Urban Orchard project will be unveiled on Friday

Sustainable system likely the first of its kind in Milwaukee

Supervisor Jason Haas to Join Ald. Witkowski to Showcase and Dedicate New Sustainable Urban Orchard
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Supervisor Jason Haas to Join Ald. Witkowski to Showcase and Dedicate New Sustainable Urban Orchard

News Conference to Be Held at 9 a.m. Friday at Garden District Farmers’ Market

The MMSD Story: From Gray to Green
The MMSD Story

From Gray to Green

The sewerage district has moved from tunnels and pipes to greenways, rain barrels and permeable pavement. Part 2 of a series.

The MMSD Story: How The Sewerage District Came of Age
The MMSD Story

How The Sewerage District Came of Age

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has been a national leader since its formation. Part 1 of a three-part series.

Back in the News: MMSD Settles With Boston Store
Back in the News

MMSD Settles With Boston Store

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

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee’s Miraculous Water Hub
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee’s Miraculous Water Hub

Almost overnight, the city has become an international leader in water technology, says the national media. Are they right?

Corridor of Dreams: The Land of Brownfields
Corridor of Dreams

The Land of Brownfields

The 30th St. Corridor can’t succeed unless the contaminated land is healed. The process is already underway. Fifth story of a series.

MMSD Statement on Washington Ralley for Water Infrastructure & Jobs
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MMSD Statement on Washington Ralley for Water Infrastructure & Jobs

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Executive Director Kevin L. Shafer’s Statement on Today’s National Water Rally in Washington D.C.

27 Different Drugs Found in Lake Michigan

27 Different Drugs Found in Lake Michigan

Milwaukee water safe but MMSD official says capturing pharmaceuticals is going to be challenge.

Milwaukee Leads The Way on Water Testing

Milwaukee Leads The Way on Water Testing

After the cryptosporidium crisis city became a national leader, whose system tests for more than 500 chemicals.

Airborne Asbestos Plagues South Side?

Airborne Asbestos Plagues South Side?

A KK river restoration project may be causing asbestos and lead contamination while tearing down homes too near the river.

S. 2nd Street Street Re-design Approved at Committee

S. 2nd Street Street Re-design Approved at Committee

For over a year business owners, property owners, and residents in Walker's Point have worked to have S. 2nd Street rebuilt with people in mind. The plan, as UrbanMilwaukee.com has covered in past, includes narrowing the street from 58 feet to 50 feet, removing travel lanes, and adding bike lanes, street trees, and new lighting with the goal of creating a street conducive to multiple modes of transportation, be it walking, biking, or driving.

Seven Reasons To Replace The Hoan Bridge

Seven Reasons To Replace The Hoan Bridge

Both the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Business Journal of Milwaukee have covered the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's announcement that they're examining options for the future of the Hoan Bridge as the day nears when it will need costly repairs. We thought it was time to weigh in.

The Roundup: Dem Challenge for Panzer Seat
The Roundup

Dem Challenge for Panzer Seat

The disarray of the Republican 20th Senate District has convinced the Democratic Party to field a write-in candidate for primary.