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Tom Barrett

Thomas “Tom” Barrett is the Mayor of the City of Milwaukee.

Official Biography

Tom Barrett was elected Milwaukee’s 40th Mayor on April 6, 2004, and has been reelected with over 70% of the vote in both 2008 and 2012.

As Milwaukee’s Chief Executive, Tom Barrett is making neighborhoods safer by strengthening the Milwaukee Police Department, targeting gangs and illegal guns and forging partnerships with faith-based groups and neighborhood organizations to strengthen the community’s role in reducing crime.

Mayor Barrett continues to strengthen the City’s economic toolkit to create family-supporting jobs and provide assistance to entrepreneurs to expand or open small businesses. He is creating hope in the lives of young people throughout the city with a number of workforce initiatives, including his YouthBuilds program which offers a comprehensive approach to education, training and employment for young adults, and his Summer Earn and Learn initiative which has placed over 12,000 students in summer jobs, The Mayor’s Manufacturing Partnership, launched in 2011, connects area employers with potential employees through a unique and tailored skills training program.

Through efforts that bring families together like the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative and the partnerships with United Way and community groups to reduce Teen Pregnancy and Infant Mortality, Mayor Barrett seeks to strengthen our community’s moral compass and future.

Mayor Barrett has enacted his vision for a greener Milwaukee through the formation of Milwaukee’s Green Team the establishment of Milwaukee’s Office of Sustainability. The Office of Sustainability promotes cost-effective environmental sustainability practices that meet Milwaukee’s urgent environmental, economic and social needs while enhancing long-term economic growth. He is also one of the region’s greatest champions for the Great Lakes and currently serves as Chair of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, an binational organization comprised of mayors and other local officials that works actively to advance the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.

Tom Barrett grew up on Milwaukee’s West side, graduated college and law school from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was a member of both the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate and was elected to five terms in the U.S. Congress.

Barrett and his wife, Kris, live in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights Neighborhood with their four children: Tommy, Annie, Erin and Kate.

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Campaign Finance Reports

2016 - July Continuing - $76,284 - 310 contributions

2016 - Pre-Election - $153,936 - 603 contributions

2016 - Pre-Primary - $44,920 - 147 contributions

2016 - January Continuing - $260,589 - 831 contributions

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$100,000 Grant for Violence Prevention Plan

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Bader Philanthropies grant helps fund effort pushed by Health Commissioner Bevan Baker.

City leaders and community partners collaborate to prioritize DOJ recommendations
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Barrett Issues Three Budget Vetoes

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100 different marching bands, floats, costumed characters, huge balloons and more.

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Eyes on Milwaukee: Preservation Park Opens Downtown
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Council Okays Disparity Study, More Cops

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Hyatt Place Hotel Tops Off

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Commissioner Cole honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
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Commissioner Cole honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful

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Bill Keeps Accused Cops on the Job

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City To Sell Water to Waukesha

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Mayor Barrett tells the Common Council not to politicize the Police Chief position, yet uses him for fundraising
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Name calling from Mayor’s Chief of Staff will not be tolerated
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Statement by Alderman Tony Zielinski

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See Streetcar Floors Made Locally

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Barrett Versus the Backdrop Boys

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New poll shows Milwaukee area’s divided feelings on Foxconn, views on other topics as Marquette Law School launches expanded public policy program
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New poll shows Milwaukee area’s divided feelings on Foxconn, views on other topics as Marquette Law School launches expanded public policy program

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Eyes on Milwaukee: Zielinski Again Attacks Mayor, Streetcar
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Zielinski Again Attacks Mayor, Streetcar

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Eyes on Milwaukee: Zielinski Bashes Barrett, Flynn
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Zielinski Bashes Barrett, Flynn

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Aldermen Peréz voices disappointment in Mayor Barrett’s veto decision

Statement by Aldermen José Peréz

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Over $140,000 in Cash and Production Services Awarded at Milwaukee Film Festival

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Citizens of Milwaukee
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Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - October 4, 2017

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Statement of Alderman Tony Zielinski - October 2, 2017

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Mayor Barrett Has Begged and Borrowed for His Streetcar – The Taxpayers Are All He Has Left
Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves Funds for Sherman Park Project
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New market will open in former bank.

Alderman Zielinski tells Mayor Barrett: Cut the streetcar, don’t cut protective services
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News release and letters from Alderman Bob Donovan

Statement from Alderman Nik Kovac on the Mayor’s proposed fire department budget
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Engine Company 6 has been on Franklin Place since the 1870s.

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Mayor Tom Barrett’s budget jeopardizes police and fire funding for streetcar project

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Eyes on Milwaukee

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Mayor Barrett’s 2018 Executive Budget Address
Press Release

Mayor Barrett’s 2018 Executive Budget Address

As Prepared for Delivery

UEDA to explore building economic, social inclusion with disability community
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Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Director of National Disability Institute to Keynote 16th Annual Summit

New Bay View Park Denied, For Now

New Bay View Park Denied, For Now

“It looks like Mayor Barrett won,” says Ald. Zielinski.

Pete’s Fruit Market Boosts Bronzeville

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New grocery store comes after neighbors opposed Family Dollar moving in.

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DOJ move could have lasting impact on Milwaukee and city residents

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey - September 20, 2017

Mayor Barrett’s  Statement Regarding State Senate Bill 169, Allowing Concealed Carry without Permits
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Mayor Barrett’s Statement Regarding State Senate Bill 169, Allowing Concealed Carry without Permits

I strongly disagree that Wisconsin needs to completely walk away from the 2011 concealed carry law that required individuals to get a permit before being allowed to carry a concealed weapon."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sherman Phoenix Continues to Rise
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Sherman Phoenix Continues to Rise

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Century City is Open for Business as Amazon Searches for New Headquarters
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Century City is Open for Business as Amazon Searches for New Headquarters

Statement from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

Eyes on Milwaukee: Republicans Heap Hate On Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Republicans Heap Hate On Streetcar

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Eyes on Milwaukee

City Chooses Streetcar Operator

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Back in the News: 9 Reasons Why Barrett Recall Failed
Back in the News

9 Reasons Why Barrett Recall Failed

Recall effort falls far short of number of signatures needed. Why?

Mayor Barrett’s Statement on DACA
Press Release

Mayor Barrett’s Statement on DACA

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Campaign Cash: Construction Industry Has Huge Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Construction Industry Has Huge Capitol Clout

$11 million political in donations helps get policies to reduce safety measures in buildings.

State Unfair to Big Cities, Henken Says

State Unfair to Big Cities, Henken Says

At MU interview series, Public Policy Forum leader says Milwaukee needs a sales tax.

Murphy’s Law: The Hit Job on Chief Flynn
Murphy’s Law

The Hit Job on Chief Flynn

Someone leaks incomplete report to Journal Sentinel, which slams chief with it.

Milwaukee Film Receives Continued and Increased Support From Sponsors
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Receives Continued and Increased Support From Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor, Associated Bank, expands partnership through Milwaukee Film Checking 30 new sponsors provide increase of $301,000 in cash & in-kind support

Pete’s Fruit Market Comes To Bronzeville

Pete’s Fruit Market Comes To Bronzeville

Grocery targets food deserts, opens on North and MLK Dr. September 14.

Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance
Press Release

Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance

Former DreamWorks SKG executive hired as director of new organization created to cultivate, connect, and catalyze Milwaukee area film industry

The administration owes the residents of this city a public safety plan
Press Release

The administration owes the residents of this city a public safety plan

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - August 29, 2017

City People: Harold Lewis, the Pfister Ambassador
City People

Harold Lewis, the Pfister Ambassador

He's met countless celebrities, and now has become a little famous himself.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Top Off New Arena
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Top Off New Arena

4,400-pound steel beam symbolizes the peak of new arena's construction.

Celebratory Topping Off Ceremony Held at New Bucks Arena
Press Release

Celebratory Topping Off Ceremony Held at New Bucks Arena

The new state-of-the-art Bucks arena is currently 55 percent complete and will open in the fall of 2018.

Laughter, Inspiration, & Cocktails: Milwaukee Film Reveals Spotlight Presentations
Press Release

Laughter, Inspiration, & Cocktails: Milwaukee Film Reveals Spotlight Presentations

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Public Policy Forum president Henken goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School
Press Release

Public Policy Forum president Henken goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

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Historic King Drive BID No. 8 in Milwaukee is newest Wisconsin Main Street community
Press Release

Historic King Drive BID No. 8 in Milwaukee is newest Wisconsin Main Street community

Announcement in Milwaukee with state, city, local officials was one of 12 events statewide as part of first-ever Wisconsin Main Street Day.

Milwaukee’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative Announces Summer Talent Search
Press Release

Milwaukee’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative Announces Summer Talent Search

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Milwaukee Film Announces Full Lineup of Cream City Cinema Program
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Full Lineup of Cream City Cinema Program

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Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Northwestern Mutual Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Northwestern Mutual Tower

The state's biggest office building is a stunner, as our story and photos reveal.

Op Ed: Barrett Must Overrule FPC Pursuit Order
Op Ed

Barrett Must Overrule FPC Pursuit Order

Fire & Police Commission ignored century of precedent by demanding Flynn alter pursuit policy.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sherman Park Project Moves Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sherman Park Project Moves Forward

Sherman Phoenix project will rise from ashes of old bank with small city grant.

Residents urged to lock cars and garages after a rash of early morning break-ins
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Residents urged to lock cars and garages after a rash of early morning break-ins

"This is not the time to cut police officers."

Barrett Seeks State Okay for City Sales Tax

Barrett Seeks State Okay for City Sales Tax

Says city budget “not sustainable,” big police cuts certain without new revenue source.

Milwaukee Film Announces Return of Cine Sin Fronteras Program
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Milwaukee Film Announces Return of Cine Sin Fronteras Program

Latinx diaspora program expanded after successful inaugural year

Trump Impacts Dairy Farms, Milwaukee Police

Trump Impacts Dairy Farms, Milwaukee Police

Crackdown on illegal immigrants, “sanctuary cities” may force changes in county and state.

Milwaukee Film Announces Full Black Lens Program Lineup
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Full Black Lens Program Lineup

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Plenty of Horne: Harbor District To Have 40 “Habitat Hotels”
Plenty of Horne

Harbor District To Have 40 “Habitat Hotels”

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Milwaukee Selected for National “Our Town” Grant
Press Release

Milwaukee Selected for National “Our Town” Grant

Arts Project Selected by NEA for New Milwaukee Public Library South Side Branch

Sherman Park Redevelopment Launched

Sherman Park Redevelopment Launched

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A Call For Proactive Community-based Violence Prevention

A Call For Proactive Community-based Violence Prevention

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A Community Event for Community Impact
Press Release

A Community Event for Community Impact

The 18th Annual Hank Aaron State Trail 5K Run/Walk

Mayor Barrett Disagrees with Public Release of Confidential Voter Data
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Disagrees with Public Release of Confidential Voter Data

Milwaukee Election Commission receiving calls on release of confidential voter data

50 Years After the Marches: Common Council More Diverse Today, But…
50 Years After the Marches

Common Council More Diverse Today, But…

Other cities have done better at embracing diversity.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn Loves Wisconsin, Walker
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxconn Loves Wisconsin, Walker

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National Avenue Mural Celebrated

National Avenue Mural Celebrated

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New City Tax Needed, Officials Say

New City Tax Needed, Officials Say

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Data Wonk: Has Barrett Driven Up City Debt?
Data Wonk

Has Barrett Driven Up City Debt?

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Eyes on Milwaukee: MKE Brewing Co. Celebrates New Brewery
Eyes on Milwaukee

MKE Brewing Co. Celebrates New Brewery

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The Mystery of Immigration Controversy

The Mystery of Immigration Controversy

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Mayor Barrett Endorsed by Local Elected Officials to Lead Regional Workforce Efforts
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Endorsed by Local Elected Officials to Lead Regional Workforce Efforts

Intergovernmental Cooperation Council supports Mayor Barrett’s leadership on Employ Milwaukee

Milwaukee Bucks Foundation Grants $1 Million to Local Nonprofits
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks Foundation Grants $1 Million to Local Nonprofits

Fifteen Milwaukee organizations to receive funds from the Foundation

Murphy’s Law: The Fire Fighters’ Selfish Agenda
Murphy’s Law

The Fire Fighters’ Selfish Agenda

The union’s backing of Barrett recall is all about driving up their wages and benefits.

The Return of Talgo

The Return of Talgo

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Mayor Barrett Supports Siting Foxconn Facility in Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Supports Siting Foxconn Facility in Southeastern Wisconsin

Please see the attached letter regarding my support for Foxconn facility’s location in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Lead Transparency Resolution Challenges Health Department to Educate the Public About Lead in Water
Bastille Days Kicks Off Thursday
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Bastille Days Kicks Off Thursday

Thursday's lineup of activities.

Photo Gallery: 10 Wisconsin Avenue Mini-Murals
Photo Gallery

10 Wisconsin Avenue Mini-Murals

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Friday Photos: An 18th Century Building Made of Steel
Friday Photos

An 18th Century Building Made of Steel

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Barrett Recall Announced

Barrett Recall Announced

Curious cast of characters behind effort, which will require 52,000 signatures.

Workforce Leaders of 12 Urban Midwest Workforce Development Boards Gather to Sign Agreement Creating an Unprecedented Partnership and Begin Regional Strategic Planning
UWM’S Zilber School of Public Health attains national accreditation
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UWM’S Zilber School of Public Health attains national accreditation

It is the first accredited school of public health in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee to Receive Grant from City Accelerator Program
Press Release

Milwaukee to Receive Grant from City Accelerator Program

Mayor Barrett announced $100,000 grant to support inclusion in City contracting

Campaign Cash: Fireworks Industry Has Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Fireworks Industry Has Capitol Clout

Bipartisan donations help pass laws expanding fireworks use in state.

Wisconsin Avenue utility box mural project concludes with ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 11
Press Release

Wisconsin Avenue utility box mural project concludes with ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 11

All 10 utility box murals were composed and created by Mauricio Ramirez

More Parking for Bikes

More Parking for Bikes

City ordinance would set new standards for bike parking in new and redeveloped buildings.

The Legacy of Eric Von

The Legacy of Eric Von

A new broadcast fellowship has been established to honor the late journalist.

Sanders Project and Legacy Celebrated

Sanders Project and Legacy Celebrated

Welford Sanders Lofts on near North Side bears the name of economic development icon.

Milwaukee Public Library to Host First Job Expo at Central Library this Thursday
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library to Host First Job Expo at Central Library this Thursday

Residents will connect with high-quality opportunities and employers on Thursday, June 22

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Announces Peter Feigin as Honoree of 2017 Roast
Press Release

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Announces Peter Feigin as Honoree of 2017 Roast

Milwaukee Bucks and Sixteenth Street share commitment to improving outcomes for Milwaukee’s most vulnerable

The Milwaukee Area Refugee Consortium Hosts Milwaukee World Refugee Day 2017
Press Release

The Milwaukee Area Refugee Consortium Hosts Milwaukee World Refugee Day 2017

Mayor Tom Barrett to speak at Milwaukee World Refugee Day 2017

Milwaukee Film Announces Dramatic Expansion, Leases Oriental Theatre for 31 Years
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Dramatic Expansion, Leases Oriental Theatre for 31 Years

Secures Largest Gift In Its History: $2,000,000 from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors Mobilize over Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change
Press Release

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors Mobilize over Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change

Mayor Barrett remains committed to preserving Great Lakes, promoting sustainability

Milwaukee Downtown launches West Wisconsin Avenue audio walking tour
Press Release

Milwaukee Downtown launches West Wisconsin Avenue audio walking tour

12-block tour highlights public art and historical buildings along the Avenue

Mayor Tom Barrett and Chair Martha Laning Slam Disastrous Trumpcare Bill, Call For Strengthening ACA
Press Release

Mayor Tom Barrett and Chair Martha Laning Slam Disastrous Trumpcare Bill, Call For Strengthening ACA

If Trumpcare becomes the law of the land, it is estimated that 311,000 Wisconsin residents will lose their health care coverage.

Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days…Again

Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days…Again

"Good for your soul," mayor insists, launching 4th annual walking challenge.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sculpture Milwaukee Opens to Public
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sculpture Milwaukee Opens to Public

City now has a world-class sculpture exhibition on its main street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Moves Forward on Highway 175
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Moves Forward on Highway 175

70 trees planted at Lisbon Ave. terminus of old Highway 41.

Plenty of Horne: Historic Preservation Winners Celebrated
Plenty of Horne

Historic Preservation Winners Celebrated

And Best Place at the Pabst Brewery announces new coffee shop and bar.

Murphy’s Law: Should Cops Do More High Speed Chases?
Murphy’s Law

Should Cops Do More High Speed Chases?

Common Council says yes. Chief Flynn says no. Who’s right?

Sculpture Milwaukee kicks off May 31 with mayoral proclamation, live entertainment and free lunch
Press Release

Sculpture Milwaukee kicks off May 31 with mayoral proclamation, live entertainment and free lunch

Chase Tower at Water and Wisconsin to host ribbon-cutting ceremony from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A. O. Smith to build new research center on Milwaukee’s northwest side
Press Release

A. O. Smith to build new research center on Milwaukee’s northwest side

The company plans to break ground for the project in September.

Residents Welcome Bader Headquarters

Residents Welcome Bader Headquarters

Harambee residents hail Bader foundation groundbreaking on N. MLK Dr.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MillerCoors Expands 10th Street Brewery
Eyes on Milwaukee

MillerCoors Expands 10th Street Brewery

Walker, Barrett hail expanded facility, which will grow ten-fold.

Mayor’s Design Awards All Over Map

Mayor’s Design Awards All Over Map

Big, little, new or renovated, award winners in 13 of 15 aldermanic districts.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Bank for Sherman Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Bank for Sherman Park

BMO Harris "smart branch" will replace bank damaged in August unrest.

“Cream of Cream City” to be recognized at historic preservation awards ceremony
Press Release

“Cream of Cream City” to be recognized at historic preservation awards ceremony

Annual preservation honors event to be held at Best Place at the Pabst

Hot Summer Milwaukee Returns

Hot Summer Milwaukee Returns

2nd year of program offers education, recreation and camps.

Ethanol Shipping Fuels Worries

Ethanol Shipping Fuels Worries

U.S. Oil could also ship crude oil across local waters.

Plan to Replace Mill Road Branch Moves Ahead
Press Release

Plan to Replace Mill Road Branch Moves Ahead

MPL Project Receives Tax Credit Award from WHEDA

WHEDA to Help Restore Soldiers Home

WHEDA to Help Restore Soldiers Home

$1.4 million in low-income housing tax credits for 1860s “Old Main” building.

City, County Public Safety Agreement Wins Approval
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City, County Public Safety Agreement Wins Approval

Mayor Barrett, County Executive Abele announce partnership to improve public safety

Port Milwaukee Earns 2016 Pacesetter Award for Increased International Cargo Moving through the St. Lawrence Seaway
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Port Milwaukee Earns 2016 Pacesetter Award for Increased International Cargo Moving through the St. Lawrence Seaway

Milwaukee saw an increase of more than 50% in the amount of cargo that moved through the St. Lawrence Seaway in 2016.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Strip Club Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Strip Club Approved

Lawsuit settled. "Everyone and their brother" can now open a club.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bader Breaks Ground on New Central City HQ
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bader Breaks Ground on New Central City HQ

One of Milwaukee's largest foundations is moving to neighborhood it hopes to improve.

Finally, Greenwich Park Apartments Opens

Finally, Greenwich Park Apartments Opens

The six-story apartment building has a mix of affordable and market rate units.

Jennifer Gonda On the Hot Seat

Jennifer Gonda On the Hot Seat

New Water Works director opposed by some aldermen, and faces tough lead pipes issue.

Bike Czar: State Bike Summit Held May 4
Bike Czar

State Bike Summit Held May 4

Annual summit in Milwaukee a must for bike lovers and advocates.

Fitch Rating Portrays Positive Outlook for City’s Budgetary Future
Press Release

Fitch Rating Portrays Positive Outlook for City’s Budgetary Future

Mayor Barrett’s effective, strategic fiscal management recognized through Fitch Rating

Can City Mend Highway 175?

Can City Mend Highway 175?

Four plans to fix terminus at 46th and Lisbon presented.

Mayor Barrett Urges Milwaukee Residents to Wear Denim April 26
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Mayor Barrett Urges Milwaukee Residents to Wear Denim April 26

Denim Day Milwaukee part of international effort to support survivors, challenge myths around sexual assault

St. Rita Church to be Razed, Replaced

St. Rita Church to be Razed, Replaced

Plan includes $20 million senior living complex on Lower East Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Why Strip Club Deal Fell Apart
Eyes on Milwaukee

Why Strip Club Deal Fell Apart

Deal would have ended suits against city if council okayed new club.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves The Couture

December groundbreaking likely; Barrett says second tower could be built.

Mayor Barrett Urging President Trump to Address Lead Service Lines
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Mayor Barrett Urging President Trump to Address Lead Service Lines

Federal support, direct investment needed to replace lead service lines in Milwaukee

Milwaukee TechForce Training Center Named Milwaukee’s Best Public/Private Partnership
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Milwaukee TechForce Training Center Named Milwaukee’s Best Public/Private Partnership

TechForce is home to Employ Milwaukee’s TechHire IT training program.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bublr Opens New Downtown Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bublr Opens New Downtown Office

Officials celebrate first office tenant to move into Grand Avenue Mall.

Plenty of Horne: Could Pabst Brewery Transform Industry?
Plenty of Horne

Could Pabst Brewery Transform Industry?

CEO sees new Milwaukee brewery as place for innovative creations.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Rails Being Welded
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Rails Being Welded

Mayor, MPS students on-hand to see the work

Milwaukee Neighborhood Innovators Win Top Honors
Press Release

Milwaukee Neighborhood Innovators Win Top Honors

Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) Recognizes 2017 winners at annual gala

Officials Celebrate Garfield Development

Officials Celebrate Garfield Development

Groundbreaking for $17 million development and reopened Black Holocaust Museum.

Murphy’s Law: Hidden Loaded Guns And No Training
Murphy’s Law

Hidden Loaded Guns And No Training

Republican bill to end permits and training for concealed carry is dangerous.

Milwaukee to Host 2,500 Professional Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at its Central Regional Conference, April 6-9, 2017
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Milwaukee to Host 2,500 Professional Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at its Central Regional Conference, April 6-9, 2017

The gathering is expected to bring more than 2,500 attendees, fill almost 3,000 hotel rooms and generate $2.4 million in direct spending.

Alderwoman Lewis to host State of the District event on April 5
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Alderwoman Lewis to host State of the District event on April 5

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis invites residents from throughout the city to attend her inaugural State of the District Address

Mayor Barrett Kicks-Off Annual Summer Youth Employment Program
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Mayor Barrett Kicks-Off Annual Summer Youth Employment Program

Earn & Learn Provides Young Individuals with Job Skills, Work Experience

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Won’t Delay Streetcar for County
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Won’t Delay Streetcar for County

Ald Zielinski's attempt to delay streetcar for county only gets his own vote.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Food Trucks Banned On Brady Street
Eyes on Milwaukee

Food Trucks Banned On Brady Street

Council okays ban request by business improvement district. Mayor must approve.

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.

Milwaukee Stands with Planned Parenthood
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Milwaukee Stands with Planned Parenthood

The gathering comes the day before the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid reimbursements.

Mayor Barrett, Employ Milwaukee, HACM and Blue 1647 Kick Off TechHire IT Training Program at the Milwaukee TechForce Training Center
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Mayor Barrett, Employ Milwaukee, HACM and Blue 1647 Kick Off TechHire IT Training Program at the Milwaukee TechForce Training Center

Employ Milwaukee and its partner Blue 1647 are providing training for individuals who wish to pursue a career in certain IT occupations.

The State of Politics: Barrett Sells Milwaukee to GOP
The State of Politics

Barrett Sells Milwaukee to GOP

City has reinvented itself, deserves greater investment from state, he argues.

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

The Environmental Mayor Holds Forth

The Environmental Mayor Holds Forth

Barrett keeps pushing for green solutions despite opposing political winds.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Should County Operate Streetcar?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Should County Operate Streetcar?

Board members push -- belatedly -- for county transit to operate streetcar.

Irish Festivities at The Shops of Grand Avenue leading up to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 11th
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Irish Festivities at The Shops of Grand Avenue leading up to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 11th

Milwaukee’s parade is the sixth oldest in the nation.

2017 State of the City
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2017 State of the City

As Delivered by Mayor Tom Barrett

Milwaukee Public Library Enters into Historic Partnership with MPS to Give 65,000 Students Digital Library Cards
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Milwaukee Public Library Enters into Historic Partnership with MPS to Give 65,000 Students Digital Library Cards

LibraryNow offers complete digital access to MPL resources to every MPS student

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second Lakefront Tower Coming?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second Lakefront Tower Coming?

Barrett-Lo has made plans for second tower next to The Couture.

Milwaukee Bucks and Daktronics Announce Pair of New Community Initiatives
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Milwaukee Bucks and Daktronics Announce Pair of New Community Initiatives

Partnership with Milwaukee Police Department will return Bucks basketball cards to the community; Daktronics will also provide six new scoreboards for area youth centers

Milwaukee Housing Authority Welcomes Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary
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Milwaukee Housing Authority Welcomes Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

Earlier today the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Dr. Carson as the 17th HUD Secretary.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hammes HQ Starts Construction
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hammes HQ Starts Construction

Brookfield firm moves downtown next year into classical-styled building.

Mayor Barrett Highlights Housing Efforts through Partnerships
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Mayor Barrett Highlights Housing Efforts through Partnerships

Ocwen’s commitment is contributing to City efforts in helping residents keep, renovate homes

St. Patrick’s Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, March 11th
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St. Patrick’s Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, March 11th

Week of Irish Entertainment Planned

2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open
Press Release

2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open

Festival Offers to Pay for All Work Screened; Free Entry for All Films; $34,500 in Cash Prizes Promised

Non-Comm Radio Milwaukee Turns 10, Celebrating With Year of New Features, Events Highlighting Milwaukee Music and Community
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Non-Comm Radio Milwaukee Turns 10, Celebrating With Year of New Features, Events Highlighting Milwaukee Music and Community

For 10 Years, Community-Supported Station Has Broadcast Unique Mix of Indie, Urban and Milwaukee Music and “Stories”; Focused on Improving City

Friday Photos: Church Becoming Brewery
Friday Photos

Church Becoming Brewery

Pabst coming back to where it all began.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Select Apartment Developer
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Select Apartment Developer

Up-and-coming development firm will build 90-unit building

BMO Harris Bank Reinforces Commitment to Milwaukee’s Sherman Park Community with Announcement of New Branch
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BMO Harris Bank Reinforces Commitment to Milwaukee’s Sherman Park Community with Announcement of New Branch

The new branch, which is targeted for completion in the fall, will feature BMO’s new “Smart Branch” concept.

Is Milwaukee Still Thirsty for Spreenkler?

Is Milwaukee Still Thirsty for Spreenkler?

How Spreenkler channeled the power of creativity, and why its reviving its Meetups.

House Confidential: Slumlord’s River Hills Mansion
House Confidential

Slumlord’s River Hills Mansion

James Herrick lives in $1.1 million home, makes money off squalid rental properties.

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee Subsidizes The State
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee Subsidizes The State

The city gets only 66 cents in state spending for every dollar in state taxes paid.

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hammes Revises Controversial Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hammes Revises Controversial Design

City panel approves a shorter, stouter building. Will that stop the complaints?

Celebrating Black History Month With Art

Celebrating Black History Month With Art

Works by winning young artists will be shown at U.S. Cellular stores.

First Ever Urban Candlelight Hike at Three Bridges Park on Saturday, February 25
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First Ever Urban Candlelight Hike at Three Bridges Park on Saturday, February 25

Co-hosted by Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail, Menomonee Valley Partners, and Urban Ecology Center.

New Park Will Be Really Green

New Park Will Be Really Green

New Fondy 'storm-water park' will be sustainable, eco-friendly... and green.

Chris Kegel: The World’s Most Generous Man
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Chris Kegel: The World’s Most Generous Man

Celebration of Life and Funeral Mass

Mayor Tom Barrett Statement on Wisconsin State Senate Bill 3: Ban on Project Labor Agreements
Press Release

Mayor Tom Barrett Statement on Wisconsin State Senate Bill 3: Ban on Project Labor Agreements

"Hiring a well-trained, high quality workforce is a priority for me."

Visa ban protest Thursday
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Visa ban protest Thursday

Academics United: No Visa and Immigration Ban

Campaign Cash: GOP’s Redistricting Lawyers Are Big Donors
Campaign Cash

GOP’s Redistricting Lawyers Are Big Donors

Lawyers paid $2.1 million to defend gerrymandering, give $76,000 to politicians.

New UCC Facility For Women Addicts

New UCC Facility For Women Addicts

Heroin overdose deaths in county up 241% since 2010.

In Public: The Problem Of Architecture Review Boards
In Public

The Problem Of Architecture Review Boards

All the rules for developers kill bad buildings. But do they also kill the great ones?

Lowell Holtz Going Flip for Flop With John Humphries in Race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
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Lowell Holtz Going Flip for Flop With John Humphries in Race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Holtz Publicly Expressed Enthusiasm to Implement the Common Core Academic Standards That He Now Declares Must Be Fought

Eyes on Milwaukee: Clarke Square Gets Wantable, Sendiks?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Clarke Square Gets Wantable, Sendiks?

Fast-growing Wantable will move there, Nehring's Sendik's grocery may join it.

Program Expunges Juvenile Records

Program Expunges Juvenile Records

City partners in program for young adults in public housing to remove job barrier.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Report Finds Wealth of Historic Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee

Report Finds Wealth of Historic Buildings

New guide for redeveloping historic Milwaukee aims to foster growth.

Murphy’s Law: How Milwaukee Handled “Flint” Crisis
Murphy’s Law

How Milwaukee Handled “Flint” Crisis

Were city officials asleep? Should they be doing more?

Murphy’s Law: City’s $1 Home Program a Great Idea
Murphy’s Law

City’s $1 Home Program a Great Idea

But you’d never know it, given how some of the media covered it.

Bublr Bikes “Challenge” Residents to Ride Outdoors in February, Offer Prizes
Press Release

Bublr Bikes “Challenge” Residents to Ride Outdoors in February, Offer Prizes

“Challenge” Encourages Bublr Biking As Way to Stay in Shape During Winter

City’s $1 House Program Criticized

City’s $1 House Program Criticized

Residents question why only developers can buy foreclosed homes for a dollar.

Bublr Bikes Moving HQ, Maintenance Operation Into Shops of Grand Avenue
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Bublr Bikes Moving HQ, Maintenance Operation Into Shops of Grand Avenue

Move Kicks Off Grand Avenue Revitalization, Places Bublr at Center of Regional Network

Friday Photos: Goodbye Downtown Transit Center
Friday Photos

Goodbye Downtown Transit Center

Bus barn is coming down for 44-floor, lakefront high rise, The Couture.

Your Right to Know: Public’s Trust Abused on Police Videos
Your Right to Know

Public’s Trust Abused on Police Videos

Flynn, Barrett gave misleading statements on Sylville Smith video, yet it still hasn’t been released.

Op Ed: State Law Constrains Entrepreneurs
Op Ed

State Law Constrains Entrepreneurs

Employee non-compete contracts make Wisconsin less competitive, less innovative.

Mayor Barrett’s 10th Annual Holiday Drive Supports Local Veterans
Press Release

Mayor Barrett’s 10th Annual Holiday Drive Supports Local Veterans

Service Members Benefitted from Annual Drive during Holiday Season

Milwaukee Public Library Martin Luther King Branch Redevelopment Moves Ahead
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library Martin Luther King Branch Redevelopment Moves Ahead

MPL Board of Trustees Selects Young Development for Project

Tainted Water: Lax Rules Expose Kids To Lead-Tainted Water
Tainted Water

Lax Rules Expose Kids To Lead-Tainted Water

Gaps in federal drinking standards leave schools and day care centers untested.

Hermes and Martinsek Re-Elected  MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair
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Hermes and Martinsek Re-Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Of the 11 Commissioners that run MMSD, seven are appointed by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and subject to Common Council confirmation.

Mixed Reactions to Charges in Sylville Smith’s Killing

Mixed Reactions to Charges in Sylville Smith’s Killing

DA charges officer Heaggan-Brown. Family and community demand video's release.

Mayor Barrett Encourages Residents to Familiarize Themselves with Cold Weather Safety Information
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Mayor Barrett Encourages Residents to Familiarize Themselves with Cold Weather Safety Information

Proper precautions are necessary to stay safe and healthy all season long

33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration “We Shall Overcome”
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33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration “We Shall Overcome”

Presented in Cooperation with the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

UWM Dean elected a Royal Institute of British Architects fellow
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UWM Dean elected a Royal Institute of British Architects fellow

Bob Greenstreet joins 29 other newly named fellows of RIBA.

Bar Exam: Shaker’s Cigar Bar is Smoking
Bar Exam

Shaker’s Cigar Bar is Smoking

City's only cigar bar has fine dining and retro-cocktails, classic architectural artifacts.

Fund for Lake Michigan Commits $250,000 to Estabrook Dam Removal
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Fund for Lake Michigan Commits $250,000 to Estabrook Dam Removal

Removing the dam will restore crucial habitat for native fish species including sturgeon, walleye, salmon and trout.

Eyes on Milwaukee: BMO Harris to Build New High-Rise
Eyes on Milwaukee

BMO Harris to Build New High-Rise

The story behind Milwaukee's newest tower and oldest bank, and how deal was done.

Bucks and SkillSmart Partner on new Workforce Development Platform for Arena District Employment
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Bucks and SkillSmart Partner on new Workforce Development Platform for Arena District Employment

First community town hall meeting scheduled for Dec. 15 at Journey House to introduce local jobseekers to the platform and assist with RPP certification.

Tainted Water: DNR Delays on Lead Poisoning Issue
Tainted Water

DNR Delays on Lead Poisoning Issue

State officials fail to update lead testing guidance in wake of Flint crisis.

Will Problem Intersection Be Fixed?

Will Problem Intersection Be Fixed?

City hopes to fix North and Lisbon and issues spotlighted by Urban Milwaukee.

The Man Who Combats Violence

The Man Who Combats Violence

Problem impacts everyone, says Reggie Moore, who runs Office of Violence Prevention.

Campaign Cash: $1 Million In Donations to City Politicians
Campaign Cash

$1 Million In Donations to City Politicians

Our Political Contributions Tracker hits $1 million, reveals who’s giving and getting cash.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Mayor Tom Barrett Announces $6 Million for Workforce Development to Employ Milwaukee
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Mayor Tom Barrett Announces $6 Million for Workforce Development to Employ Milwaukee

The funds will be used to train 1,430 individuals, and coordinate regional planning to attract and retain businesses.

Common Council approves budget measure to boost Housing Trust Fund
Press Release

Common Council approves budget measure to boost Housing Trust Fund

Housing Trust Fund increase of $200,000 will boost supportive housing efforts

Bike Czar: City Streets Makeover Adds Bike Lanes
Bike Czar

City Streets Makeover Adds Bike Lanes

60 miles of streets resurfaced, many with new bike lanes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Jury Duty in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Jury Duty in Milwaukee

A day in the life of a Milwaukee County juror.

Mayor Barrett Reports on In-Person Absentee Voting Numbers
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Reports on In-Person Absentee Voting Numbers

More than 38,000 in-person absentee ballots have been casted since September 26

City of Milwaukee and Bublr Bikes Complete Installation of 10 New Bike Share Stations
Press Release

City of Milwaukee and Bublr Bikes Complete Installation of 10 New Bike Share Stations

Expansion continues into more Milwaukee neighborhoods

More Than Downtown Development Needed

More Than Downtown Development Needed

City leaders at economic summit say more development must occur in neighborhoods.

Mayor Barrett Launches Violence Prevention Planning Process
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Launches Violence Prevention Planning Process

Comprehensive planning process aimed at reducing violence, guiding citywide investment begins

Safe & Sound Announces Neighborhood Team Expansion to North Milwaukee Neighborhoods
Press Release

Safe & Sound Announces Neighborhood Team Expansion to North Milwaukee Neighborhoods

As with any major expansion, Safe & Sound completed a new fundraising campaign to expand into the new district.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks Common Council for Their Support to Remove Estabrook Dam
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks Common Council for Their Support to Remove Estabrook Dam

MMSD will be responsible for removing the Dam once it obtains the necessary DNR permits.

Op-Ed: More Police Is Not the Answer
Op-Ed

More Police Is Not the Answer

Better trained police — and spending on services for under-served neighborhoods — is a better approach.

National television host to promote Milwaukee entrepreneur Kimberly Hall
Press Release

National television host to promote Milwaukee entrepreneur Kimberly Hall

Nov. 3 episode of “Steve Harvey Show” will feature Signature Sweets .

In Public: A Riot of Good Intentions
In Public

A Riot of Good Intentions

Or how a small city green space was killed by countless improvements.

The Growth of Journey House

The Growth of Journey House

South-side non-profit rescues building, creates place for youth aging out of foster care.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How Bad (or Good) is Hammes HQ Design?
Eyes on Milwaukee

How Bad (or Good) is Hammes HQ Design?

Is it urban or suburban, Jeffersonian or Reaganesque? The debate has already begun.

Court Watch: City Could Get Tougher on Defendants
Court Watch

City Could Get Tougher on Defendants

Municipal Court already makes a profit but plan would toughen debt collections, hold cars, attach wages.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hammes Moving Downtown in 2018
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hammes Moving Downtown in 2018

Another company moving from suburbs to Downtown and with unusual architectural style.

Back in the News: Sylville Smith’s Killer Charged With Sex Assault
Back in the News

Sylville Smith’s Killer Charged With Sex Assault

Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown's fatal shooting of Smith had set off near-riot in city.

City’s Lead Water Lines At Issue

City’s Lead Water Lines At Issue

Activist group demands more action, replacing all service lines could cost more than $700 million.

Henningsen, former alderman, dies at age 70
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Henningsen, former alderman, dies at age 70

MPS Sets Sights on Increased State Funding

MPS Sets Sights on Increased State Funding

Buoyed by victory on OSSP takeover law, union and parents call for funding equity.

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

Join the City of Milwaukee on the Path to Platinum

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

Mayor Barrett Reports on In-Person Absentee Voting Numbers
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Reports on In-Person Absentee Voting Numbers

More than 6,000 in-person absentee ballots have been casted since September 26

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Project Receives Federal Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Project Receives Federal Grant

City will use funding to study extension of streetcar to Bronzeville and Walker's Point.

Mayor Barrett Announces Extension of Milwaukee Public Library Fine Forgiveness Campaign
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Announces Extension of Milwaukee Public Library Fine Forgiveness Campaign

More than 6,000 Milwaukee residents have reactivated library cards

Plenty of Horne: Will Judge Siefert Run for Sheriff?
Plenty of Horne

Will Judge Siefert Run for Sheriff?

Insiders say he's retiring, could target Clarke. And Charlie Sykes won't run for Senate.

Murphy’s Law: The Hypocrisy of the WMC
Murphy’s Law

The Hypocrisy of the WMC

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce wants no judge recusals -- except when it benefits them.

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners

Issues Request for Proposal for Martin Luther King library

Mayor Barrett’s 2017 Executive Budget Address
Press Release

Mayor Barrett’s 2017 Executive Budget Address

As Delivered

Announcement of Talgo’s new Century City project is cause for excitement
Press Release

Announcement of Talgo’s new Century City project is cause for excitement

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey September 26, 2016

Eyes on Milwaukee: Talgo Coming Back to Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Talgo Coming Back to Milwaukee

Spanish train manufacturer will overhaul Los Angeles subway cars in Century City.

State of Wisconsin to declare Sunday, September 25th “Chris Kegel Day”
Press Release

State of Wisconsin to declare Sunday, September 25th “Chris Kegel Day”

Milwaukee icon and national bicycle advocacy figure to be recognized throughout the state

A.O. Smith Corp. and Marquette University to hold Sept. 27 news conference to highlight national study results on water security threats and solutions
Press Release

A.O. Smith Corp. and Marquette University to hold Sept. 27 news conference to highlight national study results on water security threats and solutions

The study also comes weeks after the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

Mayor Barrett unveils enhanced resources for Milwaukee property owners
Press Release

Mayor Barrett unveils enhanced resources for Milwaukee property owners

Private buildings have access to streamlined services, resources for energy efficiency

Coalition of Photographic Arts Gets Happy
Press Release

Coalition of Photographic Arts Gets Happy

Group supports Milwaukee Film Festival documentary with photo project

City of Milwaukee Announces An Organics Collection Pilot Program
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Announces An Organics Collection Pilot Program

Residents in selected Milwaukee neighborhoods encouraged to participate

Concerns Over Lead In Drinking Water

Concerns Over Lead In Drinking Water

Freshwater for Life Action Coalition calls for a moratorium on partial lead service line replacements.

Program Combats Foreclosures

Program Combats Foreclosures

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors has invested $3.5 million to renovate foreclosed properties in the area, but housing challenges remain.

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Expected Festival Guests
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Expected Festival Guests

Headliners include Academy Award-winner John Ridley, Emmy Award-winner Sam Pollard, The Blind Side actor Quinton Aaron, Silicon Valley actor Martin Starr, and Arrested Development actor Mae Whitman

Mayor Barrett Highlights Neighborhood Revitalization Effort
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Highlights Neighborhood Revitalization Effort

Northcott Neighborhood House working to improve access to job skills, housing rehab

Murphy’s Law: Why Wisconsin Needs Mexico
Murphy’s Law

Why Wisconsin Needs Mexico

And how Trump’s get-tough policies will hurt the state.

Tainted Water: Action Needed on Lead in Drinking Water
Tainted Water

Action Needed on Lead in Drinking Water

City and DNR officials agree on need, Barrett says current approach just a “band-aid.”

Mayor: Strongly urging owners, residents to install water filters for lead
Press Release

Mayor: Strongly urging owners, residents to install water filters for lead

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan---September 7, 2016

Murphy’s Law: The New Charlie Sykes
Murphy’s Law

The New Charlie Sykes

He's confessing his errors and getting lots of publicity. Could there be a connection?

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens on Thursday
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens on Thursday

Today is last day to buy discounted festival passes and ticket 6-Packs. New Age Narcissism headlines Opening Night Party

Rahm Emanuel and Chicago get it—How about Milwaukee?
Press Release

Rahm Emanuel and Chicago get it—How about Milwaukee?

Chicago to hire hundreds of new officers to address deadly violence

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Reappointment of DHHS Director Héctor Colón
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Reappointment of DHHS Director Héctor Colón

Colón Reappointment Wins Endorsement of Mayor Barrett, Gov. Doyle, Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence, broad coalition of community members

Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations
Press Release

Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations

Festival opens with Life, Animated from Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams. Milwaukee 53206: A Community Serves Time returns to Milwaukee after sold-out June premiere

Plenty of Horne: Mexico Opens 50th US Consulate Here
Plenty of Horne

Mexico Opens 50th US Consulate Here

A big turnout of American and Mexican politicians with "Trumpism" in the air.

Marquette Law School to host conference on public policy and American drinking water
Press Release

Marquette Law School to host conference on public policy and American drinking water

This conference will take an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the water-related legal, scientific, engineering and environmental issues that fill today’s news and touch all of our lives.

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

18 states require them, 85% of state residents support them, but Walker, GOP resist.

Murphy’s Law: Sylville Smith Probe Looks Suspicious
Murphy’s Law

Sylville Smith Probe Looks Suspicious

AG Brad Schimel’s links to Milwaukee Police raise questions about his investigation.

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces John Ridley to Join Board of Directors
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces John Ridley to Join Board of Directors

Academy Award-winner and Mequon native will be this year’s keynote speaker

Young Workers Building Homes in Walker Square

Young Workers Building Homes in Walker Square

Milwaukee Christian Center program employs adults aged 18-24, and has built 14 new homes.

Data Wonk: Redistricting and Democracy
Data Wonk

Redistricting and Democracy

Gerrymandering has eliminated nearly all competitive legislative and congressional districts.

Op-Ed: City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated
Op-Ed

City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated

As Ald. Rainey has argued, racism led to violent uprising.

Mayor Barrett Lifts 10:00 p.m. Curfew for Residents under the Age of 18
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Lifts 10:00 p.m. Curfew for Residents under the Age of 18

Curfew was in response to events last weekend in Sherman Park neighborhood

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Program Lineup
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Program Lineup

58 locally-made films to be presented; $12,500 to be awarded in juried prizes

Contractor Fair Opens The Doors To Doing Business With The Housing Authority
Press Release

Contractor Fair Opens The Doors To Doing Business With The Housing Authority

Attendees were able to meet with HACM staff and to learn about programs that build the capacity of businesses, including minority and women-owned businesses and businesses that employ low-income, local workers.

Murphy’s Law: Where Are Top CEOs on City’s Unrest?
Murphy’s Law

Where Are Top CEOs on City’s Unrest?

The silence is deafening. But Mayor Barrett says they want to help.

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Poverty, segregation, racial profiling by police all led to explosion, they note.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How to Create Central City Jobs
Eyes on Milwaukee

How to Create Central City Jobs

Northwestern Mutual's new tower is a shining example of how to create jobs in city.

Murphy’s Law: Role Of Police Questioned in Unrest
Murphy’s Law

Role Of Police Questioned in Unrest

Was violence a reaction to years of mistreatment by police?

Statement from Governor Walker
Press Release

Statement from Governor Walker

"I have activated the Wisconsin National Guard to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request."

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Cine Sin Fronteras Program Lineup
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Cine Sin Fronteras Program Lineup

Showcasing the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora through cinema

City “Can’t Police” Away Its Violence

City “Can’t Police” Away Its Violence

Local leaders call for comprehensive solution to gun violence in Milwaukee.

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Launches Sportsball! and United States of Cinema Programs
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Launches Sportsball! and United States of Cinema Programs

Programs include feature-length sports documentaries and American independent fiction films

District Attorney John Chisholm earns support of community leaders, elected officials, labor unions, citizen organizations, and law enforcement groups
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District Attorney John Chisholm earns support of community leaders, elected officials, labor unions, citizen organizations, and law enforcement groups

Chisholm, a veteran of the United States Army, was first elected in 2006 after serving 12 years as an assistant prosecutor, including leading the gun unit.

MKE United Greater Downtown Action Agenda to Create Shared, Inclusive Vision for Downtown, Adjacent Neighborhoods
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MKE United Greater Downtown Action Agenda to Create Shared, Inclusive Vision for Downtown, Adjacent Neighborhoods

Local leaders call on community to shape vision, priorities and strategies of Action Agenda

Eyes on Milwaukee: Black Husky Brewing Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

Black Husky Brewing Opens

See inside the new Riverwest brewery.

Threatened Milwaukee Soldiers Home Buildings to be Rehabilitated, Reused
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Threatened Milwaukee Soldiers Home Buildings to be Rehabilitated, Reused

Team led by The Alexander Company to rehabilitate historic buildings for homeless, at-risk veterans

Bronzeville Week 2016 kickoff news conference set for Thursday
Press Release

Bronzeville Week 2016 kickoff news conference set for Thursday

Cultural and Arts Festival, HaRUNbee 5K Walk/Run to highlight first day of family-oriented week of celebration in Bronzeville

Data Wonk: Trumpism
Data Wonk

Trumpism

The evidence-free appeal of Donald Trump.

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Black Lens Program Lineup
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Black Lens Program Lineup

Showcases fiction and documentary films from emerging and established African-American directors

Mayor Barrett and MPD Celebrate National Night Out
Press Release

Mayor Barrett and MPD Celebrate National Night Out

Neighborhood Events to Take Place across City

Scale Up Milwaukee opens applications for Scalerator 4
Press Release

Scale Up Milwaukee opens applications for Scalerator 4

The six-month, seven-session training program teaches business owners the practical skills to inject growth into their ventures.

Local Mayors & Village Presidents endorse DA John Chisholm
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Local Mayors & Village Presidents endorse DA John Chisholm

“John Chisholm is an honest, straightforward leader who is totally dedicated to keeping our communities safe,” said Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux Keeps His Job
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux Keeps His Job

In a dramatic turnabout, the once-dead DCD head gains 11 of 15 council member votes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Climb Inside the Belay Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Climb Inside the Belay Apartments

Mandel's "coolest project ever"? It includes unlimited access to a rock-climbing gym.

NEWaukeean of the Week: James B. Methu
NEWaukeean of the Week

James B. Methu

"I see our downtown momentum continuing and making its way to neighborhoods..."

Sponsored: The Plight of Milwaukee’s War Children
Sponsored

The Plight of Milwaukee’s War Children

Inner city violence creates a war zone for children. We need a solution.

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Begins Monday July 25
Press Release

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Begins Monday July 25

The opening ceremony well be held at Red Arrow Park from 11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mayor Tom Barrett endorses ReElection of State Representative Josh Zepnick, cites leadership on workforce development
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Mayor Tom Barrett endorses ReElection of State Representative Josh Zepnick, cites leadership on workforce development

Representative Zepnick is a former Chair of the Milwaukee Delegation and has served two Governors on the Council on Workforce Investment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky

DCD head Rocky Marcoux once again endorsed at committee, but his fate is still uncertain.

One Woman’s Fight Against Infant Mortality

One Woman’s Fight Against Infant Mortality

Milwaukee ranks high in black infant mortality. Tonda Thompson wants to help change that.

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Second List of Official Selections
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Second List of Official Selections

Lineup includes Beware the Slenderman and a new sports documentary program

Murphy’s Law: Why Rocky Marcoux Is In Trouble
Murphy’s Law

Why Rocky Marcoux Is In Trouble

New Common Council leaders want to ax the DCD leader. But why? Few will say.

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: How Juli Kaufmann Is Fixing Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

How Juli Kaufmann Is Fixing Milwaukee

Her Fix Development takes on high-risk developments in transitional neighborhoods.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the New Mercantile Lofts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the New Mercantile Lofts

Former International Building now has 36 apartments. View the units and restored mural.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Postman Square, City’s Newest Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

Postman Square, City’s Newest Park

But it does have a long history. The park's roots trace back to 1889.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett endorses District Attorney John Chisholm
Press Release

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett endorses District Attorney John Chisholm

“He is committed to developing and implementing innovative solutions that continue to make our city a safer, stronger community," said Mayor Tom Barrett.

Safe Zones Expanding in City

Safe Zones Expanding in City

City-funded specialists handle violence prevention, conflict resolution in high-crime areas.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin “Undecided” in Presidential Election?
The State of Politics

Wisconsin “Undecided” in Presidential Election?

One in five are undecided, independent or neither party voters in presidential race.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bike Sharing for Low-Income Riders
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bike Sharing for Low-Income Riders

Bublr Bikes and city win grant to help build a truly inclusive system.

Milwaukee Film Announces Addition of Mark Sabljak to Festival Staff
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Addition of Mark Sabljak to Festival Staff

Former Milwaukee Business Journal publisher and market president joins team for 2016 film festival

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays Streetcar to Bucks Arena
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays Streetcar to Bucks Arena

$40 million extension would add .75 miles to route, also connect convention center.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux’s Job in Jeopardy
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux’s Job in Jeopardy

Council majority votes no, but decision will get reconsidered. His chances look slim.

Joint Effort Improving Housing on West Side

Joint Effort Improving Housing on West Side

Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity will repair, rehab 60 homes in Washington Park neighborhood.

Plenty of Horne: Is Kimpton Hotel “Project of the Decade”?
Plenty of Horne

Is Kimpton Hotel “Project of the Decade”?

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel opens in Third Ward, to cheers of city and civic officials.

Public/Private Consortium to Invest in the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
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Public/Private Consortium to Invest in the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee

These investments build on increased demand for Y programs, expanded community partnerships and continuous improvements to the Y’s operating model.

Mayor Barrett Announces Grant for Training in Technology Fields
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Announces Grant for Training in Technology Fields

Department of Labor Funds Allow Residents to Develop Skills for In-Demand Tech Jobs

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux Wins Committee Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux Wins Committee Approval

DCD leader was thought to be in trouble, but city committee votes 4-0 to reconfirm.

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals First List of Official Selections
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals First List of Official Selections

Milwaukee Film announces new Latinx diaspora program and film festival venues

Join the Mayor on a Walk through Downtown’s Westown Neighborhood
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Join the Mayor on a Walk through Downtown’s Westown Neighborhood

This is an opportunity for the public to walk with the Mayor and observe all of the exciting neighborhood developments along the way.

Come Meet the Urban Milwaukee Gang

Come Meet the Urban Milwaukee Gang

Our annual party is Tuesday, 5 p.m. And oh, the stories we could tell.

Menomonee Valley Partners announces new board leadership
Press Release

Menomonee Valley Partners announces new board leadership

"I am in awe of what has been accomplished, but we must sustain it and continue to grow," said Keyes.

The Power of Common Ground

The Power of Common Ground

Nonprofit advocacy group has had huge impact on city, though some grumble about their tactics.

Ride an “Urban Milwaukee” Bublr Bike

Ride an “Urban Milwaukee” Bublr Bike

Urbane transit: Bublr bikes now includes 20 branded with Urban Milwaukee logo.

All Hail Milwaukee’s New City Flag

All Hail Milwaukee’s New City Flag

Robert Lenz’s creation is the winner. Will Common Council make it the city’s official flag?

500 Fathers needed to stand up against violence, set positive tone for Milwaukee
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500 Fathers needed to stand up against violence, set positive tone for Milwaukee

“If we are united we can stand together and bring positive change to Milwaukee.”

Photo Gallery: City Hall Vigil For Orlando Victims
Photo Gallery

City Hall Vigil For Orlando Victims

All in attendance were silent as the nation's ninth-largest bell tolled for the dead.

Join Tom Barrett at our Anniversary Party

Join Tom Barrett at our Anniversary Party

Celebrate our growth with the mayor, drinks and appetizers at the Newsroom Pub.

PrideFest Milwaukee celebrates triumph over tragedy
Press Release

PrideFest Milwaukee celebrates triumph over tragedy

Community unites for largest LGBTQ pride celebration ever

Remedy Analytics to Expand in Milwaukee
Press Release

Remedy Analytics to Expand in Milwaukee

Company expects to double current workforce

Murphy’s Law: The World According to Janel Brandtjen
Murphy’s Law

The World According to Janel Brandtjen

Republican lawmaker is angry about crime in the city. Here’s how she could help.

Walk with Ald. Bauman and Mayor Barrett previews Historic Concordia Tour of Homes
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Walk with Ald. Bauman and Mayor Barrett previews Historic Concordia Tour of Homes

News release from Alderman Robert Bauman

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cues Up Race Politics
Press Release

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cues Up Race Politics

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. responds to article published in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ‘Lawmaker blames Tom Barrett for crime spilling into suburbs’

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fresh Thyme Opens Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fresh Thyme Opens Downtown

See inside Milwaukee's newest grocery store, with the "spirit of a farmer's market."

Bucks Groundbreaking and Second Annual Block Party Set for June 18
Press Release

Bucks Groundbreaking and Second Annual Block Party Set for June 18

Oscar Robertson, Jabari Parker, Bucks owners and elected officials all scheduled to attend

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

Hamilton and 11 other aldermen call for “holistic approach” to gun violence.

Sen. Taylor questions Milwaukee’s lead testing practice
Press Release

Sen. Taylor questions Milwaukee’s lead testing practice

“Lead poisoning is a community health crisis and it will take the alignment of all levels of government to solve this issue.”

Murphy’s Law: Does Anyone Oppose Bus Rapid Transit?
Murphy’s Law

Does Anyone Oppose Bus Rapid Transit?

The idea is very unsexy, yet has gained amazingly wide support.

State Representative Janel Brandtjen calls for funding cuts to Milwaukee until policies change
Press Release

State Representative Janel Brandtjen calls for funding cuts to Milwaukee until policies change

I will be openly advocating for funding cuts to Milwaukee unless steps are taken to dramatically cut crime in Milwaukee.

Gun Violence Rally Calls for Change

Gun Violence Rally Calls for Change

Politicians, citizens decry problem in Milwaukee, which saw spike in gun violence last year.

Celebrate Wisconsin Bike Week with Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderpersons, the Wisconsin Bike Fed, and Bublr Bikes
Reimagined Hartung Park headed down final stretch
Press Release

Reimagined Hartung Park headed down final stretch

Park fulfilling vision of unique public space created by private, public collaboration

Milwaukee World Refugee Day 2016 Highlights Cultural Diversity, Syrian Crisis
Press Release

Milwaukee World Refugee Day 2016 Highlights Cultural Diversity, Syrian Crisis

Neighborhood House co-sponsors event to raise awareness

Common Council leading the way on multi-pronged public safety effort
Press Release

Common Council leading the way on multi-pronged public safety effort

Council president and members issue “All Hands Call” for peace

National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Press Release

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Turning Wisconsin Orange to Help End Gun Violence

Now Serving: More Breweries Coming
Now Serving

More Breweries Coming

East Side's first urban brewery, city's first hard cider bar and Pabst Brewery plans.

Data Wonk: Why Federal Court Rejected Archer Suit
Data Wonk

Why Federal Court Rejected Archer Suit

Eric O’Keefe’s attempt to punish DA John Chisholm was way thin on evidence.

Plenty of Horne: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plenty of Horne

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2016 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects from every corner of the city.

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Announces Grand Opening of Milwaukee Store
Press Release

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Announces Grand Opening of Milwaukee Store

Midwest Specialty Retailer Expansion Efforts Continue with the Opening of First Wisconsin Store

Milwaukee Film Announces World Premiere Screening of Milwaukee 53206
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces World Premiere Screening of Milwaukee 53206

Film explores the lives of those affected by mass incarceration in Milwaukee

Urban Harvest Brewing Co. to hold 4-day grand opening  cele-brew-tion with “all things Milwaukee”
Press Release

Urban Harvest Brewing Co. to hold 4-day grand opening cele-brew-tion with “all things Milwaukee”

Now that the establishment is fully up and running, Urban Harvest Brewing Company is ready to host a grand opening celebration.

Community Partners Celebrate Grand Opening of New Training Center for Tech Jobs
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Community Partners Celebrate Grand Opening of New Training Center for Tech Jobs

Milwaukee TechForce Training Center Is Co-Located With The Adult Learning Center

Two New Playgrounds Opening

Two New Playgrounds Opening

Park-like play areas for kids among 12 funded by $1.9 million raised by Ald. Murphy.

South Side State Representative Josh Zepnick Calls on Leon’s Owner to Rescind Policy Requiring English-Only Communications
Press Release

South Side State Representative Josh Zepnick Calls on Leon’s Owner to Rescind Policy Requiring English-Only Communications

Zepnick wants owner Ron Schneider to immediately rescind the policy and establish a reasonable set of expectations that addresses both customer service efficiency and treating everyone with respect regardless of their ethnic background.

My Brother’s Keeper Youth Forum hosted by President Ashanti Hamilton and Mayor Tom Barrett
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My Brother’s Keeper Youth Forum hosted by President Ashanti Hamilton and Mayor Tom Barrett

The topics of discussion will be unlawful driving, how to prioritize problems, the pressing issues they face as youth and how the community can best support them.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Arena Design Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Arena Design Approved

There were few objections other than by Ald. Kovac. Arena on track for June 18th groundbreaking.

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2016 Campaign Art & Early Ticket Sales
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2016 Campaign Art & Early Ticket Sales

Up to 40% off Festival Passes and ticket 6-Packs

Mayor Barrett Announces Milwaukee’s Harbor District Awarded National Grant to Improve Public Access to the Waterfront
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Announces Milwaukee’s Harbor District Awarded National Grant to Improve Public Access to the Waterfront

Revitalizing the economy and ecology of the Harbor District was identified as a catalytic project in Mayor Barrett’s ReFresh Milwaukee Sustainability Plan.

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announces East Summerfest Place
Press Release

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announces East Summerfest Place

From now on, the home of the company that produces “The World’s Largest Music Festival” can be found by its name at 639 E. Summerfest Place.

MKE Plays awarded prestigious NEA grant
Press Release

MKE Plays awarded prestigious NEA grant

Funding to be used to incorporate art into program’s playground reconstruction projects

How Walker Won The Rural Vote

How Walker Won The Rural Vote

Resentment of Milwaukee and Madison was a key factor. Excerpt from new book.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the MKE Lofts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the MKE Lofts

Historic downtown building transformed from vacant offices to 105 stunning apartments

Murphy’s Law: State Drags Feet On Lead-Tainted Water
Murphy’s Law

State Drags Feet On Lead-Tainted Water

Its program underfunds Milwaukee while pushing for upgrades that residents can't afford.

HUD and Justice Department Award $100,000 to Help Justice-Involved Youth in Milwaukee Find Jobs and Housing
Press Release

HUD and Justice Department Award $100,000 to Help Justice-Involved Youth in Milwaukee Find Jobs and Housing

Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program will reduce barriers to housing, jobs and education

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Hall’s Game of Thrones
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Hall’s Game of Thrones

Hail Ashanti! Ald. Hamilton's route to the Iron Throne laid bare.

Standard Electric Supply Co. Breaks Ground on Building Expansion
Press Release

Standard Electric Supply Co. Breaks Ground on Building Expansion

Standard Electric Supply Co. has been doing business in Milwaukee for 97 years.

Milwaukee Film Announces Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grant
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grant

Festival Among 16 FilmWatch Grant Recipients; Received $10,000 in Cash for Black Lens Program

YP Week: Building a Safer Milwaukee
YP Week

Building a Safer Milwaukee

Crime is a big issue for Millennials, who may have tough questions for Barrett and Flynn.

Rep. LaTonya Johnson Announces Endorsement of Mayor Tom Barrett
Press Release

Rep. LaTonya Johnson Announces Endorsement of Mayor Tom Barrett

“I wholeheartedly offer my support and endorsement of LaTonya Johnson’s candidacy for the 6th Senate District,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the New Boss
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the New Boss

Ashanti Hamilton is new Common Council president, but how did he get the votes?

Chantia Lewis Praises Common Council Action to Close Milwaukee Sex Offender Ordinance Loophole
Press Release

Chantia Lewis Praises Common Council Action to Close Milwaukee Sex Offender Ordinance Loophole

The Milwaukee Common Council took action to close the loophole by changing the Sex Offender Ordinance’s definition of residency.

Weekly Happy Hour: Fire on Water Is Great for Music
Weekly Happy Hour

Fire on Water Is Great for Music

And the happy hour runs four hours, and all night on Tuesday.

In Public: Bucks Arena Design Is Anti-Urban
In Public

Bucks Arena Design Is Anti-Urban

Its generic, well-mannered and probably won’t improve with “tweaks.”

Mayor Barrett Appoints New Director of the Office of Violence Prevention
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Appoints New Director of the Office of Violence Prevention

Reggie Moore to lead efforts to address root causes of violence, build communitywide response

Crime Rate Like “a Third World Country”

Crime Rate Like “a Third World Country”

Officials at Greater Milwaukee Committee call for solutions to homicides, juvenile crime.

Bronzeville Gets a Cool Grocery Store

Bronzeville Gets a Cool Grocery Store

Ald. Coggs opposed a Dollar Store. Pete’s Fruit Market will move into old Walgreens on MLK Dr.

Plenty of Horne: Live From Milwaukee, It’s MSNBC!
Plenty of Horne

Live From Milwaukee, It’s MSNBC!

Chris Matthews and company are broadcasting to the world from Lakefront Brewery.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win the Elections?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win the Elections?

The turnout will be massive. And could result in upsets.

Black Leaders Talk About Barrett

Black Leaders Talk About Barrett

How has the mayor succeeded -- and failed -- in serving African American neighborhoods.

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

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

Young Ex-Con Champions Criminal Justice Reform

Young Ex-Con Champions Criminal Justice Reform

Leader of UWM student group, Community Uprise, advocates for felons convicted of nonviolent offenses.

Murphy’s Law: Chris Abele Is In Deep Trouble
Murphy’s Law

Chris Abele Is In Deep Trouble

A year ago he was a shoo-in for reelection. Now he's in the fight of his life.

City of Milwaukee Wins America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Wins America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award

Awarded to Community with Emphasis on Programs, Policies Benefitting All Generations

Mayor Barrett Announces International Water Association to Establish North American Regional Office in Milwaukee
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Announces International Water Association to Establish North American Regional Office in Milwaukee

Announcement made as part of White House’s Water Summit

Murphy’s Law: Journal Sentinel Bias In Mayor’s Race?
Murphy’s Law

Journal Sentinel Bias In Mayor’s Race?

And was its story on Rebecca Bradley’s affair “offensive garbage”?

Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) Announces 2016 Winners Improving Milwaukee Neighborhoods
Franz Meyer calls on Jason Haas to explain past support of questionable redistricting
Press Release

Franz Meyer calls on Jason Haas to explain past support of questionable redistricting

Meyer says supervisor districts should fairly represent county residents, not the interests of individual politicians or their parties

Mayor Barrett, City of Milwaukee to Join “What Works Cities” Initiative
Press Release

Mayor Barrett, City of Milwaukee to Join “What Works Cities” Initiative

Twenty-seven Cities Participating in Innovative National Program to Help Cities Use Data and Evidence to Improve Performance and Innovation

Mayor Barrett Announces City of Milwaukee Designated as White House TechHire Community
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Announces City of Milwaukee Designated as White House TechHire Community

City's New TechForce Center, Emphasis on IT Employment to Create Opportunities

Eyes on Milwaukee: Donovan the Demolisher
Eyes on Milwaukee

Donovan the Demolisher

Ald. Bob Donovan claims he's pushing city to demolish dilapidated homes. True or false?

President Barack Obama Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett
Press Release

President Barack Obama Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett

"I am proud to endorse him and offer my unqualified support for his re-election,” said President Barack Obama.

Back in the News: More Suburban Firms Moving Downtown?

Contribution to Justin Bielinski of $100

Back in the News: More Suburban Firms Moving Downtown?
Back in the News

More Suburban Firms Moving Downtown?

It’s all about attracting millennials, new story suggests.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee Saturday, March 12th
Press Release

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee Saturday, March 12th

Week of Irish Entertainment Planned

Obama Touts ACA Success, Slams Walker

Obama Touts ACA Success, Slams Walker

President's visit here hails Obamacare's success, bashes Walker for obstructing increased coverage.

Senate may take up zombie homes bill
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Senate may take up zombie homes bill

Findorff Selected to Construct the New Arena Parking Structure for the Milwaukee Bucks
Press Release

Findorff Selected to Construct the New Arena Parking Structure for the Milwaukee Bucks

The city-owned parking deck will be a six-story structure that can accommodate approximately 1,250 vehicles.

Domes Are An International Star

Domes Are An International Star

They are a tourist and architectural attraction. Yet there’s talk of tearing them down.

Mayor Barrett to Welcome President Obama for Healthy Communities Challenge Congratulatory Visit
Press Release

Mayor Barrett to Welcome President Obama for Healthy Communities Challenge Congratulatory Visit

City of Milwaukee, Community Leaders Worked to Enroll Thousands in Healthcare

City, Bucks Announce Construction Manager and Design Team for New Arena Parking Structure
Press Release

City, Bucks Announce Construction Manager and Design Team for New Arena Parking Structure

The Milwaukee Bucks have committed to meeting both the city and county job requirements, including 40% RPP and 25% SBE on the project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $6.5 Million in Streetcar Savings
Eyes on Milwaukee

$6.5 Million in Streetcar Savings

Agreement with We Energies reduces utility relocation costs.

Meet the Republican Candidate for Mayor, Bob Donovan
Press Release

Meet the Republican Candidate for Mayor, Bob Donovan

Instead of actually helping to make Milwaukee a safer place to live, Donovan has voted against increasing law enforcement officers four times in recent years.

Plenty of Horne: Moore Backs Barrett, Brostoff Slams Abele
Plenty of Horne

Moore Backs Barrett, Brostoff Slams Abele

And One Wisconsin Now celebrates 10 years of bashing Republicans.

Chris vs Chris: County Exec Candidates Debate Transit
Chris vs Chris

County Exec Candidates Debate Transit

Is the county bus system on the upswing or declining?

Plenty of Horne: Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski
Plenty of Horne

Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski

Should challenger win, would be only military veteran on Common Council.

Russ Feingold Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett
Press Release

Russ Feingold Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett

"Tom Barrett has the right ideas to keep Milwaukee moving forward," said Russ Feingold.

Bublr Bikes Network Proposed to Grow in 2016
Press Release

Bublr Bikes Network Proposed to Grow in 2016

Public comment encouraged and accepted through March 4, 2016 on proposed station sites

Local Labor Unions Endorse Mayor Tom Barrett
Press Release

Local Labor Unions Endorse Mayor Tom Barrett

Mayor Tom Barrett has worked hand in hand with these organizations to create and retain family supporting jobs in the city of Milwaukee.

Stadium Park Draws Crowd
Citation

Stadium Park Draws Crowd

Tough-on-crime Donovan had own run-ins with the law
Citation

Tough-on-crime Donovan had own run-ins with the law

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open

Festival Offers to Pay for All Work Screened; Free Entry for All Films; $27,000 in Cash Prizes Promised

U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett
Press Release

U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett

Moore and Barrett have worked closely on a number of important initiatives for the City of Milwaukee.

African American leaders stand against supporting Alderman Bob Donavan for Mayor of Milwaukee
Press Release

African American leaders stand against supporting Alderman Bob Donavan for Mayor of Milwaukee

This press conference will be followed up with a private meeting with current Mayor Tom Barrett.

Murphy’s Law: Where City’s Crime is Rising
Murphy’s Law

Where City’s Crime is Rising

The biggest hike is in Ald. Donovan’s district. No wonder that’s his major issue.

Abele Targets Suburban Homeowners to Pay for Bucks Arena
Press Release

Abele Targets Suburban Homeowners to Pay for Bucks Arena

Under a proposal in the legislature some Milwaukee County suburban homeowners could have their property taxes used to offset the county’s payments for the Bucks arena.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 9 Election Takeaways
Eyes on Milwaukee

9 Election Takeaways

Tom Barrett might be in trouble, Chris Abele definitely is. So is Puente.

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Win or lose, today's primary candidates will be partying. But where? Here's the details.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Donovan Lies About Streetcar Suit
Eyes on Milwaukee

Donovan Lies About Streetcar Suit

City loses challenge to state law making it pay for utilities, Donovan lies about impact.

City of Milwaukee Wins White House “Healthy Communities Challenge”
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Wins White House “Healthy Communities Challenge”

Mayor Barrett to Welcome President Obama for Congratulatory Visit

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Congratulates Milwaukee on Winning the White House Healthy Communities Challenge
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Congratulates Milwaukee on Winning the White House Healthy Communities Challenge

Milwaukee won the White House Healthy Communities Challenge with over 38,000 people in the Milwaukee area newly selecting a plan through the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace.

Ald. Joe Davis posed with gangbangers in Facebook post
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Ald. Joe Davis posed with gangbangers in Facebook post

Murphy’s Law: Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett
Murphy’s Law

Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett

He would easily win the April election. But could he take third in Tuesday’s primary?

Milwaukee County Board to Hold February 24 Public Hearing on Domes
Press Release

Milwaukee County Board to Hold February 24 Public Hearing on Domes

Board Invites County Executive to Discuss the Future of the Domes with the Public

The Water Council Applauds White House for $300 Million Proposal for Water Innovation
Press Release

The Water Council Applauds White House for $300 Million Proposal for Water Innovation

Budget proposal directs $300 million towards the development of new solutions that will help address our nation’s challenges with respect to water quality and quantity issues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New High Rise for East Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

New High Rise for East Side

It's a 13-story, 153-unit apartment building and neighbors seem to love the idea!

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Sells Another Foreclosed Home
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Sells Another Foreclosed Home

Graphic designer buys what may be the 531st home sold by city. It needs work.

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.

Back in the News: 8 Problems With Privatizing Water Utilities
Back in the News

8 Problems With Privatizing Water Utilities

Media has now jumped on the issue, adding more info on why proposed bill is a mistake.

Announcing 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Dates: September 22 – October 6
Press Release

Announcing 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Dates: September 22 – October 6

Donald and Donna Baumgartner renew support with organization’s largest gift to date

Plenty of Horne: City Birthday Party All About Dining
Plenty of Horne

City Birthday Party All About Dining

Politicians and candidate hopefuls mix with winners of dining awards.

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Huge turnout at listening session, many call for civil rights investigation of MPD's "patterns and practices."

Free Car Rides for Residents to Enroll in Health Care before Jan. 31
Press Release

Free Car Rides for Residents to Enroll in Health Care before Jan. 31

Mayor Barrett Encourages Milwaukee’s Uninsured to Utilize Uber Promotion

James Methu’s Statement on Economic Development in Milwaukee
Press Release

James Methu’s Statement on Economic Development in Milwaukee

“The current regime has diverted community development block grants funds and mismanaged them, not using them properly.”

Global Water Center to Expand
Press Release

Global Water Center to Expand

State grant will provide funding for future tenants

Eyes on Milwaukee: Phase Four of North End Underway
Eyes on Milwaukee

Phase Four of North End Underway

Fourth phase of $175 million project adds 155 apartments to booming Lower East Side.

Watching Over the City’s Health

Watching Over the City’s Health

Health Commissioner Bevan Baker has had success, but says much more is needed.

James Methu’s Statement on Public Safety in Milwaukee
Press Release

James Methu’s Statement on Public Safety in Milwaukee

“Mayor Barrett seems to only care about addressing the issue of crime in the community around an election.”

Wells Fargo Grant Helps West Side

Wells Fargo Grant Helps West Side

$225,000 grant will improve homes in Washington Park area.

Murphy’s Law: The Lonely Journey of Mark Borkowski
Murphy’s Law

The Lonely Journey of Mark Borkowski

New alderman’s crazed comments leave him only (and barely) the police union's support.

Germania apartments development seeking $1.5 million from city
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Germania apartments development seeking $1.5 million from city

Back in the News: Barrett Vulnerable, Says Governing Mag
Back in the News

Barrett Vulnerable, Says Governing Mag

At least the headline says so. But the story is, well, a different story.

James Methu’s Statement on Opening of Campaign Office and Participating in Challengers Debate Forum on January 18th.
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James Methu’s Statement on Opening of Campaign Office and Participating in Challengers Debate Forum on January 18th.

“I look forward to continuing my efforts to connect and engage with the citizens of Milwaukee as I work to both share my ideas for the future of Milwaukee and to listen to their concerns.”

Mayor Barrett Announced Mentoring Initiative at My Brother’s Keeper Mentoring Forum with MPS & Milwaukee Bucks
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Mayor Barrett Announced Mentoring Initiative at My Brother’s Keeper Mentoring Forum with MPS & Milwaukee Bucks

White House Chair of My Brother’s Keeper Joined to Applaud Nationwide Progress

Eyes on Milwaukee: BID Sells Streetcar-Related Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

BID Sells Streetcar-Related Development

Downtown BID guide shows business support, sells vacant land along streetcar route.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Joe Davis Receives Hot Endorsement
Eyes on Milwaukee

Joe Davis Receives Hot Endorsement

The firefighters endorse Davis, not Donovan, and Joe is "pumped up!"

Murphy’s Law: What Has Mayor Barrett Accomplished?
Murphy’s Law

What Has Mayor Barrett Accomplished?

After nearly 12 years in office, his impact can be seen -- if you look hard.

Will New Fire-Police Leader Succeed?

Will New Fire-Police Leader Succeed?

Community activists not sure, taking "wait and see" stance on FPC director.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ten Predictions for 2016
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ten Predictions for 2016

A new downtown strip club, less crime, more Sheriff Clarke. It's all coming… we think.

Bob Donovan promoting aldermanic, mayoral races in same mailer
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Bob Donovan promoting aldermanic, mayoral races in same mailer

Couture site sale delayed until early 2016; groundbreaking still set for next year
The State of Politics: Wisconsin’s Top 10 Political Stories Of 2015
The State of Politics

Wisconsin’s Top 10 Political Stories Of 2015

Walker and Republican legislators dominate this year's top political stories in Wisconsin.

Now Serving: Street Food Tapas for Brady Street
Now Serving

Street Food Tapas for Brady Street

And a new pie place for 55th and North. Both places sound yummy.

Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair
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Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Hermes, principal of John Hermes Consulting, started on the MMSD Commission in 2006.

The Water Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Participate in White House Roundtable on Water Innovation
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The Water Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Participate in White House Roundtable on Water Innovation

The Roundtable aimed to challenge stakeholders to increase innovation and investments in water technologies.

From Public Housing to Homeownership: “Make Your Money Talk” Celebrates Record Graduating Class and Financial Success Stories
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From Public Housing to Homeownership: “Make Your Money Talk” Celebrates Record Graduating Class and Financial Success Stories

The event provided an opportunity for HACM, WWBIC, and family and friends to recognize the graduates’ commitment to setting and achieving budgetary goals and working towards self-sufficiency

Plenty of Horne: New Era for Riverside Theater
Plenty of Horne

New Era for Riverside Theater

Cool new retro marquee unveiled. And an ongoing project will upgrade the entire theater.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to open new 20,000-square-foot clinic in northwest Milwaukee
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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to open new 20,000-square-foot clinic in northwest Milwaukee

Initiative part of continuing “care closer to home” strategy throughout Wisconsin

Data Wonk: Why John Doe Won’t Die
Data Wonk

Why John Doe Won’t Die

The court cases haven’t ended. Will U.S. Supreme Court take the case?

Historic Brewers Hill Association Presents The Gateway Signage Project Official Unveiling
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Historic Brewers Hill Association Presents The Gateway Signage Project Official Unveiling

On Thursday, Dec. 10, the brief outdoor Unveiling Ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. on East Pleasant, between North Palmer and Commerce Streets.

Plenty of Horne: Streets of Old Milwaukee Made New
Plenty of Horne

Streets of Old Milwaukee Made New

Public Museum has redone the 50-year-old exhibit, adding more sights and sounds and smells.

Plan to close 4th Street for new Bucks arena might not be a slam dunk
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Plan to close 4th Street for new Bucks arena might not be a slam dunk

27th Annual Christmas in the Ward
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27th Annual Christmas in the Ward

Catalano Square (N. Broadway & E. Menomonee Sts.) and throughout the Historic Third Ward.

GOP lawmakers circulate bill to block state money for Milwaukee streetcar
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announces bid for 4th term
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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announces bid for 4th term

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

Murphy’s Law: Does Milwaukee Need More Police?
Murphy’s Law

Does Milwaukee Need More Police?

Mayoral candidate Bob Donovan thinks so. How does this city compare to others?

Bauman opposes Bucks plan to raze parking garage before new one is built
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Bauman opposes Bucks plan to raze parking garage before new one is built

Welcome to the New Layton Boulevard

Welcome to the New Layton Boulevard

A just-completed streetscaping and lighting project has enhanced Layton Boulevard.

In Public: The Design Competition That Wasn’t
In Public

The Design Competition That Wasn’t

Lakefront Gateway competition picked a team, not a design. So what will that mean for the lakefront?

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Endorses Judge Joe Donald for Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Endorses Judge Joe Donald for Wisconsin Supreme Court

“Judge Joe Donald has proven himself an extremely capable, fair, and impartial jurist,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Rep. Zepnick joins Mayor Barrett and neighborhood leaders to celebrate improved roads near National Ave., Layton Blvd., and S. 27th St.
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Rep. Zepnick joins Mayor Barrett and neighborhood leaders to celebrate improved roads near National Ave., Layton Blvd., and S. 27th St.

Two projects possible through nearly $4 million secured by State Rep. Zepnick

Urban Milwaukee Drive Raises $30,590!

Urban Milwaukee Drive Raises $30,590!

Thank you, Milwaukee. Our crowdfunding drive raised 153% of goal.

Homeless will get boost from Housing Trust Fund awards
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Homeless will get boost from Housing Trust Fund awards

Housing Trust Fund grants totaling $600,000 will help the homeless, provide rehabilitation for substance abuse, create jobs and help with homeowner repairs

Non-Profits Will Work to Curb Youth Violence

Non-Profits Will Work to Curb Youth Violence

City plan allocates $150,000 for Youth Violence Prevention program.

Agency’s Work With Abusive Men Wins Award

Agency’s Work With Abusive Men Wins Award

Non-profit Alma Center cited for innovative work to combat domestic violence.

House Confidential: The Drug House Owned by City Manager
House Confidential

The Drug House Owned by City Manager

Strange but true: City's Property Management Program Coordinator accused of running drug house.

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Taking the Pulse of the 2016 Milwaukee Elections

Vote Favoring Pulaski & Carmen Partnership Surprises

Vote Favoring Pulaski & Carmen Partnership Surprises

Harris changes position, school board okays it, opponents question decision.

Council approves 2016 budget focused on public safety, libraries and jobs
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Council approves 2016 budget focused on public safety, libraries and jobs

News release from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Nik Kovac

New Innovation & Wellness Commons Opens

New Innovation & Wellness Commons Opens

New facility created by Walnut Way on North Ave. seeks to transform neighborhood.

Common Council set to vote Tuesday on budget
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Common Council set to vote Tuesday on budget

Plenty of Horne: Conservation Voters Convene
Plenty of Horne

Conservation Voters Convene

Former congressmen Obey and Petri make a League of Conservation Voters fundraiser a stop on their bipartisan road trip.

Black Leaders Say Joblessness Among Black Men is Rooted in Racism

Black Leaders Say Joblessness Among Black Men is Rooted in Racism

Summit explores the causes of high black male unemployment in Milwaukee.

Hard Hat Tour: Inside Tippecanoe Library
Hard Hat Tour

Inside Tippecanoe Library

Renovated library set to reopen Dec. 12th, looks drastically improved.

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant
Plenty of Horne

City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

City wins TIGER grant after "a brutal competition" where demand for transit dollars greatly exceeded the sums appropriated.

Barrett’s Chief of Staff misses mark (and has a short memory!)
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Barrett’s Chief of Staff misses mark (and has a short memory!)

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 29, 2015

Plenty of Horne: Donovan Wants Fewer Police “Chiefs”
Plenty of Horne

Donovan Wants Fewer Police “Chiefs”

And "more Indians." Alderman and mayoral candidate proposes to redo police staffing to cut higher-ups.

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
Press Release

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

Announcement Tuesday Advances Important Downtown Project

Milwaukee to Receive $14.2 Million Grant for Streetcar Extension
Press Release

Milwaukee to Receive $14.2 Million Grant for Streetcar Extension

Lakefront Line will Connect Phase 1 Route to Major Attractions, New Developments

Barrett Administration misleading public on fire department staffing
Press Release

Barrett Administration misleading public on fire department staffing

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 26, 2015

Plenty Of Horne: Barrett, Walker, Tout New Freshwater Plaza
Plenty Of Horne

Barrett, Walker, Tout New Freshwater Plaza

$48 million mixed-use development has a little to do with water and a location near inner harbor.

Marquette Law School and <i>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel</i> conference to examine future of the American public library
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Marquette Law School and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel conference to examine future of the American public library

For generations, the public library has been a cornerstone of our democracy and a beloved cultural institution. But what about the future?

MU Law School Jumps Aboard Water Issue

MU Law School Jumps Aboard Water Issue

Newly expanded Water Law and Policy Initiative has an ambitious first director, David Strifling.

County Executive Chris Abele “Hiding” From Public
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County Executive Chris Abele “Hiding” From Public

He Refuses Three Requests From County Board to Answer Questions in Public Forum

Murphy’s Law: Chris Larson’s War Against Abele
Murphy’s Law

Chris Larson’s War Against Abele

State senator running for county executive blasts Abele with personal attacks, will divide Democrats.

Profile: MaryNell Regan on the Hot Seat
Profile

MaryNell Regan on the Hot Seat

New head of embattled Fire & Police Commission wants to allow more community input into its decisions.

Improvements to Near North Side Housing Made

Improvements to Near North Side Housing Made

City partners with development companies and BMO Harris Bank to refurbish 35 housing units in Harambee and Lindsay Heights.

Mayor Barrett Announces Vin Baker to Keynote Fatherhood Summit
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Mayor Barrett Announces Vin Baker to Keynote Fatherhood Summit

Former Milwaukee Bucks Player to Offer Message of Hope for Fathers

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Attracts 70,885 Attendees for a 10% Increase Over 2014
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Attracts 70,885 Attendees for a 10% Increase Over 2014

The Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award for feature film goes to Romeo is Bleeding

Plenty of Horne: Wisconsin Falling Behind on Renewable Energy
Plenty of Horne

Wisconsin Falling Behind on Renewable Energy

These businesses spend much of their time battling political opposition in Wisconsin, an expert notes.

County Wins $10 Million for Fatherhood Program

County Wins $10 Million for Fatherhood Program

Federal grant for “Responsible Fatherhood” will help fathers support their children, Abele says.

Plenty of Horne: Journal Sentinel Will Lose All Local Control
Plenty of Horne

Journal Sentinel Will Lose All Local Control

Gannett purchase will make it part of national chain, integrated into USA Today-centered operation.

City of Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes, and UWM Installing 17 New Bike Sharing Stations
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City of Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes, and UWM Installing 17 New Bike Sharing Stations

New installations in October to more than double existing number of stations

Bublr Bikes Expands to UWM

Bublr Bikes Expands to UWM

Six new bike stations now at UWM. Barrett, Abele and UWM and Bublr representatives cheer the news.

Milwaukee gets $30 million federal grant to redevelop Westlawn public housing campus
MPD telecommunicators are scapegoats for poor policies, lack of management
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MPD telecommunicators are scapegoats for poor policies, lack of management

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 5, 2015

After nine tumultuous months, Mark Mone formally installed as UWM chancellor
Plenty of Horne: Dahlberg Leaves City for Cincinnati Job
Plenty of Horne

Dahlberg Leaves City for Cincinnati Job

Did city's longtime building inspector lack the legal qualifications for the job here?

The State of Politics: Walker’s Post-Campaign “To Do” List
The State of Politics

Walker’s Post-Campaign “To Do” List

Back from his failed presidential campaign, what are his policy priorities for the state?

NEWaukee, Dohmen Company Foundation and Red Arrow Labs Announce Tournavation for Public Health
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NEWaukee, Dohmen Company Foundation and Red Arrow Labs Announce Tournavation for Public Health

A public call for catalytic software solutions that improve the health of Milwaukee’s women and children, fathers and families

Former Mayor John Norquist: ‘Bucks should back off from closing Fourth Street
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Former Mayor John Norquist: ‘Bucks should back off from closing Fourth Street

Greater Milwaukee Foundation supports MKE Plays with special centennial gift
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation supports MKE Plays with special centennial gift

Three city playgrounds to be rebuilt through $200,000 investment; kickoff event set for Tuesday

Puppies & Kittens! Milwaukee Film Festival Unveils 2015 Sponsor Trailer
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Puppies & Kittens! Milwaukee Film Festival Unveils 2015 Sponsor Trailer

Sponsor Trailer a collaboration with Wisconsin Humane Society

MillerCoors Celebrates 160 Years

MillerCoors Celebrates 160 Years

Event attendees celebrate "Miller Time" with a lager from 1855.

Bucks will break ground on arena in November, owners say, but when will real work begin?
Eyes on Milwaukee: New Bucks Arena Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Bucks Arena Approved

City completes final step of financing puzzle for new Bucks arena.

Mayor Barrett Presents 2016 Budget to the Common Council
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Presents 2016 Budget to the Common Council

Prioritizes Public Safety, Tax Relief, Job Creation, Community Development

Bucks Statement on Milwaukee Common Council Vote
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Bucks Statement on Milwaukee Common Council Vote

“Today is a truly historic day for Milwaukee and Wisconsin, and the culmination of months of hard work from an incredible coalition passionate about our community’s future.”

Milwaukee Bucks arena funding likely to win Common Council support
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Milwaukee Bucks arena funding likely to win Common Council support

Disagreement on closing street could affect Bucks arena plan
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Disagreement on closing street could affect Bucks arena plan

Ald. Murphy seeks stronger non-relocation clause in Bucks arena lease
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Ald. Murphy seeks stronger non-relocation clause in Bucks arena lease

Milwaukee’s poverty rate is unacceptable
Press Release

Milwaukee’s poverty rate is unacceptable

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. September 17, 2015

The “Donut Effect” and Milwaukee’s suffocating poverty
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The “Donut Effect” and Milwaukee’s suffocating poverty

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 17, 2015

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests

Headliners include actors Raven-Symoné and John Ashton; documentary subjects April Carrión and Moziah Bridges; award-winning directors Chad Gracia and Stanley Nelson

City panel OKs $47 million for Bucks arena; opening may be delayed to 2018
7 Things To Know About MPD’s Body Cameras

7 Things To Know About MPD’s Body Cameras

MPD outlines how officers will be using the new technology.

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Marc Lasry, Jason Kidd confirmed as guests at Hillary Clinton fundraiser; event was at U Club
2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Now Open
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Now Open

Opening Night Party melds film and community with audience, donors and sponsors

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2015 Panels

Press Release

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2015 Panels


Chicago Tribune film critic, Michael Phillips, to deliver Keynote Address;
 Panels on Policing and Education highlight the imperative and topical nature of festival documentaries

Foreclosure Problem Persists in City

Foreclosure Problem Persists in City

It's a different kind of foreclosure problem, caused by poverty, experts say.

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup

Festival to open with Youth; Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino’s new film stars Michael Caine & Harvey Keitel. Award-winning films plentiful in Documentary Festival Favorites and Worldviews programs

New mixed-use library to help reinvigorate Mitchell St.
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New mixed-use library to help reinvigorate Mitchell St.

Murphy’s Law: Common Ground’s $30 Million Victory for City
Murphy’s Law

Common Ground’s $30 Million Victory for City

Pressure on Bucks owner Wes Edens results in Nationstar’s $30 million pledge to prevent foreclosures.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Competition Films
Press Release

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Competition Films

Eight Feature Films Competing for $10,000 Cash Prize - South Milwaukee Native Chad Gracia’s The Russian Woodpecker Included

Body cameras = more politics than policing
Press Release

Body cameras = more politics than policing

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan August 31, 2015

Port of Milwaukee Recognized with Pacesetter Award Recognizing Growth in International Cargo
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Port of Milwaukee Recognized with Pacesetter Award Recognizing Growth in International Cargo

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett formally accepted the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award Friday recognizing the Port of Milwaukee for an increase in the volume of international cargo in 2014.

Chief Flynn’s gun violence comments disappointing
Press Release

Chief Flynn’s gun violence comments disappointing

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan August 28, 2015

Mayor fails to acknowledge violence crisis
Press Release

Mayor fails to acknowledge violence crisis

"I do acknowledge the positive things that are happening here in Milwaukee, but that's no excuse for not having a solution to the rampant killings in our city. "

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Lineup
Press Release

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Lineup

The Milwaukee Music Video Show debuts as new program

Profile: Port Director Paul Vornholt’s Surprising Success
Profile

Port Director Paul Vornholt’s Surprising Success

Criticized as "unqualified" and a "patronage appointment," Vornholt has pleased even his critics.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Shorter Is Better Lineup
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Shorter Is Better Lineup

Presenting nearly 60 of the best festival-circuit short films and the return of the Shorter Is Better juried award

Memorial walk, stone dedication to honor Alderman Joe Dudzik
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Memorial walk, stone dedication to honor Alderman Joe Dudzik

A memorial neighborhood walk and stepping stone dedication will be held on Saturday, August 29.

Newly Opened ARTery Path Extends Beerline

Newly Opened ARTery Path Extends Beerline

Public and private sector leaders applaud the new .67 mile trail connecting Riverwest and Harambee.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Passport: Sweden Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Passport: Sweden Program

Passport: Sweden proves that cold weather produces cool art

Milwaukee Public Library Opens Up Future Library Space to Public on September 2-3
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library Opens Up Future Library Space to Public on September 2-3

Library and Architects Seek Community Input on New Library on Mitchell Street

Mortara Breaks Ground on New Milwaukee Manufacturing Facility
Press Release

Mortara Breaks Ground on New Milwaukee Manufacturing Facility

Company plans to add more than 150 new jobs over the next five years

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cinema Hooligante Films
Press Release

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cinema Hooligante Films

Highlighted by 35 mm Anniversary Screenings of Jaws & The Shining

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee Municipal Court Under Fire
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee Municipal Court Under Fire

It imprisons debtors and seems bloated with staff. Will city demand changes?

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Return of Film Feast Program
Press Release

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Return of Film Feast Program

Film Feast celebrates Milwaukee’s proud food culture with eight food-related films

Frank Gimbel era ends on Wisconsin Center District board; Scott Neitzel in charge
Royal Enfield Motorcycles Establishes North American Headquarters in Milwaukee
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Royal Enfield Motorcycles Establishes North American Headquarters in Milwaukee

Global motorcycle company to establish HQ in Milwaukee’s Third Ward

Police Ambassadors Serve Community

Police Ambassadors Serve Community

MPD ambassadors provide bridge between officers and community.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Rated K: For Kids
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Rated K: For Kids

All-ages program features live action, animation and 20th Anniversary of Babe: The Gallant Pig

Now Serving: Rare Steakhouse Coming Soon
Now Serving

Rare Steakhouse Coming Soon

Milwaukee also adds City Lights Brewery and Ian's Pizza is on the move.

2015 MFF Reveals Return of African-American-Focused Black Lens Program
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2015 MFF Reveals Return of African-American-Focused Black Lens Program

Showcasing fiction and documentary films from emerging and established directors in the black community. The Johnson Controls Foundation provides new financial support.

Will Bucks Break Their Lease?

Will Bucks Break Their Lease?

Why the new arena deal will not lock down the franchise in Milwaukee

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Sound Vision Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Sound Vision Program

Music film program returns with scheduled appearance by legendary DJ Marco Collins. Koss joins as new sponsor, presenting the program and donating headphones

Friday Photos: New Building Arises in 30th St. Corridor
Friday Photos

New Building Arises in 30th St. Corridor

It's part of the huge 30th St. Industrial Corridor, which could transform the city.

Murphy’s Law: Walker Flubs First GOP Debate
Murphy’s Law

Walker Flubs First GOP Debate

His tepid style hurt him. Who won and where does this leave Walker?

In Public: Will Milwaukee Choose High Line’s Designer?
In Public

Will Milwaukee Choose High Line’s Designer?

James Corner is one of four finalists to create $30 million lakefront bridge. It’s a great design.

Clarification on residency requirement in wake of Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision
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Clarification on residency requirement in wake of Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision

Joint statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy and Mayor Tom Barrett

New Center Brings Police Closer to People

New Center Brings Police Closer to People

Press conference celebrates opening of Near West Side Waypoint, a neighborhood center.

In Public: The City’s $30 Million Design Project
In Public

The City’s $30 Million Design Project

National competition for lakefront bridge could have huge impact, but city’s process raises questions.

Brewery, beer garden planned in Menomonee Valle
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Brewery, beer garden planned in Menomonee Valle

Asking for Sheriff Clarke’s help to stem south side auto theft crisis
Press Release

Asking for Sheriff Clarke’s help to stem south side auto theft crisis

243% increase in 8th Aldermanic District in five years

Ald. Bohl & Mayor Barrett join MPD for PD 7 National Night Out, neighborhood walk
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Ald. Bohl & Mayor Barrett join MPD for PD 7 National Night Out, neighborhood walk

News release from Alderman Jim Bohl

Alderman Hamilton Invites Residents to Participate in Vacant Lot Challenge
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Alderman Hamilton Invites Residents to Participate in Vacant Lot Challenge

The challenge is a pilot project that will showcase creative ideas and strategies for transforming Milwaukee’s vacant land into an asset that contributes to a community need.

Near West Side Neighborhood Logo Unveiled
Press Release

Near West Side Neighborhood Logo Unveiled

Launch of Near West Side website also announced

Hypocrisy rears its ugly head again
Press Release

Hypocrisy rears its ugly head again

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. July 29, 2015

Gun Issue Highlights Potawatomi Charity

Gun Issue Highlights Potawatomi Charity

Potawatomi touts new charity program, and Barrett laments killing of kids.

Removing Employment Barriers for Men

Removing Employment Barriers for Men

Ald. Jose Perez talks about barriers he once faced at summit for unemployed men.

For safety and accountability, it’s time to re-make the FPC
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For safety and accountability, it’s time to re-make the FPC

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC) is a great idea, with increasingly poor results.

Milwaukee’s public safety crisis increasing fear, frustration of residents
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Milwaukee’s public safety crisis increasing fear, frustration of residents

Administration’s own policies fueling more crime, violence and mayhem

Is the The Spot 4MKE A Success?

Is the The Spot 4MKE A Success?

Creative Alliance Milwaukee has added life to 4th and Wisconsin, but dare we ask for more?

Back in the News: Residency Rule Upheld But For How Long?
Back in the News

Residency Rule Upheld But For How Long?

Appeals court overturns law killing city residency rule. State high court may review decision.

Chief Flynn defends pursuit policy in wake of rolling crime crew
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Chief Flynn defends pursuit policy in wake of rolling crime crew

Thanks for Hearing Me
Press Release

Thanks for Hearing Me

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. July 20, 2015

Mayor Barrett again not the highest-paid employee in city of Milwaukee
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Mayor Barrett again not the highest-paid employee in city of Milwaukee

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Return of Pabst Brewing
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Return of Pabst Brewing

The city's famed beer maker, long absent from Milwaukee, will return to the Pabst Brewery complex.

City Youth Jobs Program Fights Crime?

City Youth Jobs Program Fights Crime?

"The way you reduce crime is you employ people," says Ald. Russell Stamper.

Bublr Bikes stations to be installed at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus
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Bublr Bikes stations to be installed at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus

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.

Marquette Law School, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel conference to examine public attitudes toward collaboration in the Chicago ‘megacity’
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Marquette Law School, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel conference to examine public attitudes toward collaboration in the Chicago ‘megacity’

New Marquette Law School Poll surveys residents of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana

Eyes on Milwaukee: Scott Walker Aids Milwaukee Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Scott Walker Aids Milwaukee Streetcar

In an unexpected move, Walker helps avoid messy situation between city and county.

And you expect me to remain silent?
Press Release

And you expect me to remain silent?

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. July 13, 2015

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Construction Starts in October
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Construction Starts in October

On-going engineering work continues to save millions of dollars. And anti-streetcar group has given up trying to stop the starter line.

50 Years of Maurice Sendak

50 Years of Maurice Sendak

Milwaukee Public Library exhibition celebrates the life and work of the children's book writer and illustrator.

Arena proposal to be addressed during Tuesday town hall meeting
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Arena proposal to be addressed during Tuesday town hall meeting

Alderman Robert J. Bauman will host meeting; Mayor Barrett to deliver presentation on proposal for new downtown arena

Bastille Days, Milwaukee’s free French fest, kicks off thursday.
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Bastille Days, Milwaukee’s free French fest, kicks off thursday.

Bastille Days is presented by the East Town Association

Downtown employees to enjoy week of summertime perks
Press Release

Downtown employees to enjoy week of summertime perks

Milwaukee Downtown to host Downtown Employee Appreciation Week July 27 – July 31

To stop the violence, honesty and hard choices are needed
Press Release

To stop the violence, honesty and hard choices are needed

Perhaps my opponent is right, but perhaps he's not.

The State of Politics: Bucks Arena Will Need Democratic Support
The State of Politics

Bucks Arena Will Need Democratic Support

But which Democrats are likely to back it?

City help for Milwaukee Bucks development approved after community benefits debate
Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin’s Rotten Return on Federal Taxes Paid
Murphy’s Law

Wisconsin’s Rotten Return on Federal Taxes Paid

New report shows we’re the fourth worst state in federal spending received. Walker’s policies don’t help.

Mr. Mayor: Why no public review process for Chief Flynn?
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Mr. Mayor: Why no public review process for Chief Flynn?

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. July 1, 2015

Alderman Donovan calls on mayor to mediate transit dispute
Press Release

Alderman Donovan calls on mayor to mediate transit dispute

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan July 1, 2015

Eyes on Milwaukee: 15 Myths About The Bus Strike (and More)
Eyes on Milwaukee

15 Myths About The Bus Strike (and More)

Bus service continuing, but union president references more potential work stoppages. What else did he say?

The Transformation of Johnsons Park

The Transformation of Johnsons Park

A huge number of partners and foundations have combined to transform an inner-city park that once fostered crime.

Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens lobbied lawmakers for arena on latest Wisconsin visit
Let’s not talk about it, be about it!
Press Release

Let’s not talk about it, be about it!

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. June 29, 2015

Milwaukee a safe city? Utter nonsense
Press Release

Milwaukee a safe city? Utter nonsense

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan June 26, 2015

Plenty of Horne: Transit Expansion Urged
Plenty of Horne

Transit Expansion Urged

Milwaukee is far behind other cities, which will make it harder to attract young workers, experts at conference agreed.

Zurn moving headquarters to Milwaukee
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Zurn moving headquarters to Milwaukee

Chris Abele hires pricey security guards, upgrades to full-size SUV
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Chris Abele hires pricey security guards, upgrades to full-size SUV

Public hearing set on city’s proposed financing package for new arena
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Public hearing set on city’s proposed financing package for new arena

The City’s Real Costs for Bucks Arena

The City’s Real Costs for Bucks Arena

The exact total is unknown, but will be much higher than media has reported.

Common Ground Lobbying Against Bucks Arena

Common Ground Lobbying Against Bucks Arena

Community organization is pushing city, county and state representatives to oppose public funding.

An End to Chronic Homelessness?

An End to Chronic Homelessness?

That's the aim of a new joint county/city venture led by Chris Abele.

New Housing Program for Homeless

New Housing Program for Homeless

Journey House program serves those aged 18-25.

Murphy’s Law: How Abele Bailed Out Walker
Murphy’s Law

How Abele Bailed Out Walker

Governor made fatal error on Bucks arena, but Abele volunteered county taxpayers to solve the problem.

Arena funding plan would kill convention center expansion, officials say
Milwaukee County Board Of Supervisors Set Public Hearing On Proposal To Develop Park East Land
Milwaukee Volunteers: Javin Smith Is An Overachiever
Milwaukee Volunteers

Javin Smith Is An Overachiever

The 17-year-old youth volunteer has done work for three different non-profits

Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in Milwaukee County
Press Release

Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will unveil a new plan to end chronic homelessness in Milwaukee County with Mayor Tom Barrett at the site of the new Thurgood Marshall Apartments on Tuesday, June 9.

Cheaper to Keep Them: State and Local Arena Plan
Press Release

Cheaper to Keep Them: State and Local Arena Plan

For every dollar the state invests, state taxpayers will get a $3 return through income tax revenue

Plenty of Horne: Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated
Plenty of Horne

Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated

Will anti-streetcar group get involved? And did Journal Sentinel exaggerate the number of candidates?

Students Work to Improve West Side Neighborhood

Students Work to Improve West Side Neighborhood

Middle school students targeted drug dealing, worked with police to improve Washington Park area.

Alderman Joe Dudzik’s passing marks a very sad day in Milwaukee
Press Release

Alderman Joe Dudzik’s passing marks a very sad day in Milwaukee

Mayor Barrett's Statement on Alderman Joe Dudzik

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.

Plenty of Horne: Mandel Group’s “Coolest Project” Ever
Plenty of Horne

Mandel Group’s “Coolest Project” Ever

Mandel Group breaks ground on a 46-apartment, mixed-use development that includes an indoor climbing gym.

Mayor Barret, Ald. Bauman attend grand opening of new $3M BP gas station at 27th Street & St. Paul
Press Release

Mayor Barret, Ald. Bauman attend grand opening of new $3M BP gas station at 27th Street & St. Paul

Statement from Keith Stanley, Executive Director of Near West Side Partners, Inc.

Super Reader Summer Reading Program Starts Today
Press Release

Super Reader Summer Reading Program Starts Today

Milwaukee Public Library Sets Goal to Enroll 25,000 Youth in the Reading Program

Murphy’s Law: The Disappearance of Dan Bice
Murphy’s Law

The Disappearance of Dan Bice

 The state’s top political reporter has disappeared. Is the Journal Sentinel killing his column?

Water Council Hires Matt Howard as New Director of Alliance for Water Stewardship, North America
Press Release

Water Council Hires Matt Howard as New Director of Alliance for Water Stewardship, North America

Matt Howard, who has served the City of Milwaukee as the Sustainability Director for the last five years, will begin working for The Water Council on June 8.

Plats and Parcels: Yes, Johnson Controls Wants to Build Downtown
Plats and Parcels

Yes, Johnson Controls Wants to Build Downtown

The city will help pay for feasibility study of company building a high-rise near the lake and just west of Discovery World.

For mayor, ignorance is bliss on MPD video snafu
Press Release

For mayor, ignorance is bliss on MPD video snafu

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 12, 2015

MPD lost video report requires action, immediate response
Press Release

MPD lost video report requires action, immediate response

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. May 11, 2015

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Wisconsin State Director
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Wisconsin State Director

“I share Senator Baldwin’s strong commitment to public service and I am eager to put my experience to work for her in Wisconsin.”

Murphy’s Law: MMAC Plays Hardball on Bucks Arena
Murphy’s Law

MMAC Plays Hardball on Bucks Arena

A misleading poll, pressure on legislators and more misinformation are all used to sell the NBA arena.

City violence hints at deeper problems
Press Release

City violence hints at deeper problems

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. May 4, 2015

What If Racism Ended Today?

What If Racism Ended Today?

Results of poll by YWCA will be used to develop training sessions for companies in cultural sensitivity.

Where Will Sex Offenders Live?

Where Will Sex Offenders Live?

Only a small percent are repeat offenders. Will local restrictions on residency force state to create uniform law?

No new taxes!
Press Release

No new taxes!

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 1, 2015

Stand with Survivors: April 29th is Denim Day
Press Release

Stand with Survivors: April 29th is Denim Day

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. This month, I am proud to stand alongside my colleague Dr. Darienne Driver, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, in raising awareness of the misconceptions around sexual assault.

Plenty of Horne: De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee

New York's mayor and crew of handlers and security came for his speech to state Democrats. Later he partied with local pols and local brews at Nick's House.

Milwaukee Housing Authority Expands Support for Homeless Veterans
Press Release

Milwaukee Housing Authority Expands Support for Homeless Veterans

"Members of our nation’s armed forces have served with courage and honor and should have a place to call home."

Murphy’s Law: Why Businesses Are Moving To The City
Murphy’s Law

Why Businesses Are Moving To The City

Many are moving from suburbs to Downtown and Walker's Point, seeking younger workers.

$1 Million Plan to Upgrade Near West Side

$1 Million Plan to Upgrade Near West Side

Milwaukee Police, Marquette University and Harley-Davidson involved in project to redevelop area and cut crime.

An opportunity lost, and now we’re paying the cost
Press Release

An opportunity lost, and now we’re paying the cost

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. April 17, 2015

MANDI Awards Given at Gala Affair

MANDI Awards Given at Gala Affair

More than 800 nonprofit, corporate and public-sector leaders attended event at Potawatomi Hotel.

Continuing the search for solutions to tragic, senseless violence
Press Release

Continuing the search for solutions to tragic, senseless violence

Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy April 16, 2015

Murphy’s Law: The Secret Tax Subsidy Society
Murphy’s Law

The Secret Tax Subsidy Society

Republicans and Democrats conspire to create stealth taxes to fund the NBA arena. Will they succeed?

Ald. Davis demands Mayor use CDBG funds to address violence, poverty
Press Release

Ald. Davis demands Mayor use CDBG funds to address violence, poverty

“Instead, over my repeated objections and concerns, the Mayor uses it to fund city services year in and year out.”

Where does the buck stop in Milwaukee?
Press Release

Where does the buck stop in Milwaukee?

Milwaukee on target for 200 homicides in 2015

Kiva Already Funding City Entrepreneurs

Kiva Already Funding City Entrepreneurs

In less than two months, 28 small businesses have gotten loans. Kiva hopes to increase that to 200.

Officer injured in yet another car theft incident
Press Release

Officer injured in yet another car theft incident

Milwaukee’s auto theft rate 12 times higher than that of New York City

Murphy’s Law: Too Pure for Pork
Murphy’s Law

Too Pure for Pork

Gov. Walker is a latest of state politicians from both parties who have an aversion to federal funds.

Milwaukee’s murder rate six times that of New York City
Press Release

Milwaukee’s murder rate six times that of New York City

“I’m asking the mayor where the buck stops, because to me it sure doesn’t look like it stops at his desk.”

Plats and Parcels: Harley Davidson Arena?
Plats and Parcels

Harley Davidson Arena?

Google shows the new NBA arena as the Harley Davidson Arena. But a Harley spokesperson says the description is "erroneous."

Alderman Donovan asks for change in MPD vehicle pursuit policy
Press Release

Alderman Donovan asks for change in MPD vehicle pursuit policy

Current ‘no chase’ policy is emboldening criminals, Alderman Donovan says

Plats and Parcels: The Boom in Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

The Boom in Walker’s Point

A new project on South Water St. continues the pace of development.

New App Helps Domestic Violence Victims

New App Helps Domestic Violence Victims

Created by Sojourner center and UWM students, it's available to 99 percent of smartphone users.

Mayor’s indecisiveness on the Downtown Arena project may cost the City of Milwaukee taxpayers millions!
Press Release

Mayor’s indecisiveness on the Downtown Arena project may cost the City of Milwaukee taxpayers millions!

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. April 3, 2015

Common Ground to Wesley Edens: $30 Million for Our City
Press Release

Common Ground to Wesley Edens: $30 Million for Our City

Mayor Tom Barrett and President Michael Murphy Meet with Nationstar Mortgage to Discuss Second Wave of Foreclosure Crisis

One more streetcar route change threatens Bastille Days, Jazz in the Park
Press Release

One more streetcar route change threatens Bastille Days, Jazz in the Park

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan March 30, 2015

Milwaukee Public Library​ Selects HGA to Design New Forest Home Branch
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library​ Selects HGA to Design New Forest Home Branch

HGA has a history of designing libraries and has worked with MPL on several previous projects.

Murphy’s Law: Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?
Murphy’s Law

Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?

Actually, local taxpayers will be donating $450 million. But the press won’t report the details.

Milwaukee County Unveils Street Sign for Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Wetzel
Press Release

Milwaukee County Unveils Street Sign for Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Wetzel

Wetzel was a door gunner for the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam on January 8, 1968.

“Blessing of the Bublrs” Celebrates Bublr Bikes’ First Residential Station, on Brady Street
Press Release

“Blessing of the Bublrs” Celebrates Bublr Bikes’ First Residential Station, on Brady Street

Bublr Bikes also announces $100,000 in new private donations

Seeking Strategies to Combat Violence

Seeking Strategies to Combat Violence

Unite Milwaukee Anti-Violence Summit, all-day event, gathered experts, politicians and city residents to talk about reducing violence in the city.

A Broken City
Press Release

A Broken City

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. March 20, 2015

Plenty of Horne: Davis Sets, Cancels Meeting on Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

Davis Sets, Cancels Meeting on Streetcar

His claim on streetcar turns out to be false. Meanwhile, new city assessor appointed with little fanfare.

Summer Starts Today as Bublr Bikes Come out of Winter Hibernation, Ready for Riding
Press Release

Summer Starts Today as Bublr Bikes Come out of Winter Hibernation, Ready for Riding

Bublr 2015 Bike-­‐Sharing Season Starts Today With New and Cheaper Rates

Neighborhood Leaders Applaud Barrett’s Speech

Neighborhood Leaders Applaud Barrett’s Speech

Mayor's state-of-the-city speech details plans for neighborhood development and partnerships with city.

Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons creates more jobs for city residents
Press Release

Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons creates more jobs for city residents

We’re proud to partner with Benson Industries on this important phase of our project.

St. Patrick’s parade is Saturday, March 14; event dates to 1843
Press Release

St. Patrick’s parade is Saturday, March 14; event dates to 1843

The 140 units in the Irish celebration step off at noon on Wisconsin Ave. at Old World Third Street

Plenty of Horne: Joe Davis Announces Plan for NBA Arena
Plenty of Horne

Joe Davis Announces Plan for NBA Arena

Actually, it wasn't really a plan. But it was a press conference.

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.
Press Release

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.”

Milwaukee Housing Authority Earns ‘A+’ Credit Rating
Press Release

Milwaukee Housing Authority Earns ‘A+’ Credit Rating

Standard & Poor’s affirms strong management and value to community

Join the Pothole Patrol

Join the Pothole Patrol

City's' free mobile app lets you report potholes and other problems.

Kiva Comes to Town

Kiva Comes to Town

Global micro-loan program for small businesses expands to Milwaukee, and city fund will match its loans.

Milwaukee earns a dubious ranking while the Mayor basks in streetcar fanfare
Press Release

Milwaukee earns a dubious ranking while the Mayor basks in streetcar fanfare

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. February 20, 2015

We’ve been lulled into complacency – where is the outrage?
Press Release

We’ve been lulled into complacency – where is the outrage?

As violence skyrockets, Milwaukee now second poorest large U.S. city

House Confidential: John Shannon’s Marvelous Marietta Mansion
House Confidential

John Shannon’s Marvelous Marietta Mansion

One of the great East Side homes, its history includes a remarkable cast of characters, almost a mini-history of Milwaukee elites.

Jobs Program Struggles to Find Eligible Workers

Jobs Program Struggles to Find Eligible Workers

City transitional jobs program for hard-core unemployed still has half of its positions unfilled.

Data Wonk: The Walker Economic Record
Data Wonk

The Walker Economic Record

Crunching the numbers: How has Wisconsin’s economy fared in his first four years?

Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration
Friday Photos

Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

Milwaukee Public Library Invites Community Input on Proposed Mixed Use Development for Mill Road Library
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library Invites Community Input on Proposed Mixed Use Development for Mill Road Library

Community Meetings Scheduled for February 26th and March 4th

Plenty of Horne: Milwaukeean Scores Top NYC Job
Plenty of Horne

Milwaukeean Scores Top NYC Job

Phil Walzak, who ran campaigns for Kohl, Barrett and Abele, is now a high-paid aide and good buddy of New York Mayor de Blasio.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Streetcar Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Streetcar Approved

After years of debate, streetcar will finally move forward. Final engineering will begin immediately, and construction by the end of the year.

Op-Ed: A Tale of Two Cities
Op-Ed

A Tale of Two Cities

Milwaukee could learn from Auckland, which created a separate, non-profit authority to run the streetcar system.

Mayor Barrett Responds to Alderman Donovan’s Transit Option
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Responds to Alderman Donovan’s Transit Option

Mayor Barrett released the following statement in regard to Alderman Donovan’s transit option press release today

Plenty of Horne: Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party

Politicians, PR people and other notables schmoozed away. The best rumor was that Chief Flynn might be retiring.

Plats and Parcels: New Arena Plan & Pabst Brewing Returns
Plats and Parcels

New Arena Plan & Pabst Brewing Returns

Will legislature pass new arena plan? Will city and county have to contribute? Will Pabst brew here again?

Regarding the Tuesday community meeting hosted by Alderman Stamper
Press Release

Regarding the Tuesday community meeting hosted by Alderman Stamper

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. January 22, 2015

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes

Aldermen Witkowski and Perez now favor it, and touted plan to extend the line into their south-side districts.

Murphy’s Law: Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?
Murphy’s Law

Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?

Ald. Bauman and others are certain that dark money is pouring in for this, which streetcar opponents deny.

Prominent Business and Civic Leaders Urge Support for Milwaukee Streetcar
Press Release

Prominent Business and Civic Leaders Urge Support for Milwaukee Streetcar

Open Letter in Support of The Milwaukee Streetcar

It’s really hard to take JS, Mayor Barrett seriously these days
Press Release

It’s really hard to take JS, Mayor Barrett seriously these days

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

Community meeting about streetcar project next Tuesday
Press Release

Community meeting about streetcar project next Tuesday

Mayor Barrett will join Alderman Stamper for meeting Tuesday at MAWIB

Op Ed: Why the Streetcar Won’t Work
Op Ed

Why the Streetcar Won’t Work

The planned route will duplicate bus routes and won’t solve any of the city’s needs.

In Public: The Bus Stop That Isn’t
In Public

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.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett goes “On the Issues” to discuss city’s upcoming streetcar project vote
Press Release

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett goes “On the Issues” to discuss city’s upcoming streetcar project vote

On the eve of a pivotal Milwaukee Common Council vote, Barrett will make his case for the proposed Milwaukee streetcar project.

The Story Behind the Streetcar Referendum

The Story Behind the Streetcar Referendum

Conservatives from outside Milwaukee hope to join forces with black city residents to oppose the streetcar.

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?

Aldermen join forces to launch streetcar referendum petition drive
Press Release

Aldermen join forces to launch streetcar referendum petition drive

News conference set for 1 p.m. TODAY at City Hall

Letter of Support for Milwaukee Streetcar
Press Release

Letter of Support for Milwaukee Streetcar

"I strongly support efforts to improve public transportation options, improve mobility, and create economic development in Milwaukee through the creation of a modern downtown street car."

Avalon Theater’s Grand Opening is a Winner

Avalon Theater’s Grand Opening is a Winner

Barrett salutes the theater’s and Bay View’s redevelopment, but is upstaged by the facility’s lovely redesign.

Bike Czar: Can Milwaukee Upgrade to Gold Ranking?
Bike Czar

Can Milwaukee Upgrade to Gold Ranking?

City officials pledge to work towards upgrading the city's national, bicycle-friendly ranking from bronze to gold.

Murphy’s Law: Foundation Helps Herb Kohl Get $20 Million Windfall
Murphy’s Law

Foundation Helps Herb Kohl Get $20 Million Windfall

His “$100 million gift” to Greater Milwaukee Foundation will gain him huge tax break for supporting new NBA arena.

In Public: Why the Swing Park Failed
In Public

Why the Swing Park Failed

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

Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding to help city neighborhoods
Press Release

Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding to help city neighborhoods

News release and maps document from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Friday Photos: Walker’s Landing Coming to Commerce Street
Friday Photos

Walker’s Landing Coming to Commerce Street

The $19.5 million, 133-unit apartment complex along the river will fill in one of the last developable pieces of land on the Beerline.

Milwaukee Public Library Recommends Development Partner for Mill Road Library
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library Recommends Development Partner for Mill Road Library

The developer team of Maures Development Group, Common Bond and Engberg Anderson was selected.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Takes No Action on Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Takes No Action on Streetcar

Public Works Committee votes to send streetcar proposal to full council, setting up a showdown Dec. 16th.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves Milwaukee Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves Milwaukee Streetcar

Mayor offers historic address to council committee on streetcar and it gains their approval. Only one person speaks in opposition.

Mayor looking to shut down public vote on downtown streetcar
Press Release

Mayor looking to shut down public vote on downtown streetcar

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 8, 2014

Friday Photos: Construction Underway at The North End
Friday Photos

Construction Underway at The North End

Mandel Group is building the third phase of their "neighborhood by design" -- to plug "the doughnut hole in Downtown."

Police-community discussion: Acknowledging basic conditions, facts first is vital
Press Release

Police-community discussion: Acknowledging basic conditions, facts first is vital

Statement from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton December 5, 2014

Will New Facility Help Develop North Avenue?

Will New Facility Help Develop North Avenue?

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, long successful on South Side, will build new facility and campus at 24th and North.

Plenty of Horne: RACM Approves Tax Funding for Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

RACM Approves Tax Funding for Streetcar

The TIF funding approved will also pay for infrastructure for The Couture high-rise, whose architect promised it will "push the boundaries of urban design."

Washington Park Neighborhood and MPD Awarded National MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award
Press Release

Washington Park Neighborhood and MPD Awarded National MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award

Mobilizing Residents/Partnerships leads to improved neighborhood safety

Murphy’s Law: How Will NBA Arena Benefit the City?
Murphy’s Law

How Will NBA Arena Benefit the City?

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver promises a new arena will launch a Downtown renewal. Is he right?

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Community Input
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Community Input

Developers to Present Proposed Plans for Mill Road Library at Public Meeting

Plenty of Horne: How to Sell the Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

How to Sell the Streetcar

Ald. Bob Bauman says mayor’s sales pitch lacks vision.

Time to let the public decide on the streetcar
Press Release

Time to let the public decide on the streetcar

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. November 26, 2014

Plenty of Horne: Next Stops For The Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

Next Stops For The Streetcar

The devil is in the details of tax incremental financing and various meetings and approvals needed before construction begins.

Alderman Donovan will seek petition drive for streetcar referendum
Press Release

Alderman Donovan will seek petition drive for streetcar referendum

Alderman Bob Donovan to launch a citywide petition drive to trigger a binding referendum on the borrowing for the downtown streetcar project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New East Library is a Jewel
Eyes on Milwaukee

New East Library is a Jewel

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

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Community Input
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Community Input

Developers to Present Proposed Plans for Forest Home Library at Public Meeting

A big league city needs big league public transit options
Press Release

A big league city needs big league public transit options

Statement of Alderman Nik Kovac November 19, 2014

Local Program Exemplifies Job Corps Success

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.

Mayor’s doubling down on streetcar more about ego than good policy, leadership
Press Release

Mayor’s doubling down on streetcar more about ego than good policy, leadership

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 19, 2014

Amendments double funding for STRONG Homes Loan program
Press Release

Amendments double funding for STRONG Homes Loan program

News release from Alds. Michael J. Murphy and Robert Bauman

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

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.

City Unveils New Plan to Build on $2.6 Billion in Downtown Investment by Moving the Streetcar Project Forward, Adding Lakefront Line
Press Release

City Unveils New Plan to Build on $2.6 Billion in Downtown Investment by Moving the Streetcar Project Forward, Adding Lakefront Line

Plan Covers Lakefront Line, Utility Costs Without Property Tax Dollars; Operations Slated to Begin by 2018

Frank Talk About Milwaukee’s Foreclosure Crisis

Frank Talk About Milwaukee’s Foreclosure Crisis

Experts at panel discussion say city making great progress in solving the problem.

Neighborhood Groups Who Target Crime

Neighborhood Groups Who Target Crime

Three community groups win awards for working with police on crime prevention.

Murphy’s Law: Let Us Now Blame Mike Tate
Murphy’s Law

Let Us Now Blame Mike Tate

Hatred for the state Democratic Chair is flowing. But is he at fault for the election debacle or was the party’s message lacking?

Heroin and Opiates 101 – A Neighborhood & Community Meeting
Press Release

Heroin and Opiates 101 – A Neighborhood & Community Meeting

President Murphy hosting key meeting next week targeting parents, loved ones

Photo Gallery: 51st Veterans Day Parade
Photo Gallery

51st Veterans Day Parade

Every branch of the service was represented, along with politicians, ROTC students, debutantes, Hmong police officers and military canines.

Common Council finds opportunities for efficiencies in 2015 approved budget
Press Release

Common Council finds opportunities for efficiencies in 2015 approved budget

News release from Alds. Michael J. Murphy and Nik Kovac

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners

Issues Request for Proposal for Forest Home and Mill Road Libraries

Dear Mr. Mayor: Stop playing poli-tricks with city residents
Press Release

Dear Mr. Mayor: Stop playing poli-tricks with city residents

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. November 5, 2014

Barrett administration public safety in disarray
Press Release

Barrett administration public safety in disarray

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 3, 2014

Murphy’s Law: The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park
Murphy’s Law

The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park

The proposed sale to NML suggests the city has yet to learn from its folly in building this eyesore.

City Program Could Sell Homes for $1

City Program Could Sell Homes for $1

New RICH program will sell city-owned foreclosed homes at very low prices.

Corridor of Dreams: Celebrating the First Homeowner in New Program
Corridor of Dreams

Celebrating the First Homeowner in New Program

Happy press conference as program combining government, banks and non-profits brings homeowners back to city.

Burke Supports Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Residents

Burke Supports Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Residents

Measure rejected by legislature would have particular benefit for Hispanics in Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: Dispute Over Bucks Arena Goes National
Murphy’s Law

Dispute Over Bucks Arena Goes National

New York Times dumps on Milwaukee business leaders, and city becoming divided on issue.

City Business: Our Daily Salt
City Business

Our Daily Salt

Unique, South Side business creates handcrafted kitchen items that are beautiful and functional.

Corridor of Dreams: Putting the Pieces Together
Corridor of Dreams

Putting the Pieces Together

Can the 15 year project revive an area that’s been in decline for 50 years? Last story in a series.

Plenty of Horne: Is Barry Mandel the Michael Jordan of Development?
Plenty of Horne

Is Barry Mandel the Michael Jordan of Development?

Barrett rhapsodizes over developer at groundbreaking of North End III. And Fresh Thyme owner adds praise of Mandel style.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Curious Debate Strategy
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Curious Debate Strategy

His strategy was to “largely ignore” Burke. That may have been a mistake.

Friday Photos: Posner Renovation Kicks Off
Friday Photos

Posner Renovation Kicks Off

Our photos capture a new start for an old building.

Plenty of Horne: Condos Will Replace Third Ward Leather Factory
Plenty of Horne

Condos Will Replace Third Ward Leather Factory

And Ald. Bauman's tough style of running Third Ward architectural review board.

Milwaukee’s First 24/7 Library

Milwaukee’s First 24/7 Library

Westlawn Garden's "vending machine" public library is the fourth of its kind in the nation.

Murphy’s Law: 10 Reasons To Build Bucks Arena on Wisconsin Ave.
Murphy’s Law

10 Reasons To Build Bucks Arena on Wisconsin Ave.

Building the new arena where Boston Store is located could have huge advantages for the team and the city.

Ald. Bauman calls Mayoral veto of home improvement loan program a “slap to the face” of Milwaukee homeowners
Friday Photos: Bay View ArtStop Opens
Friday Photos

Bay View ArtStop Opens

It's a bus stop, art work, and urban island. Grand opening is tonight, but we've already got photos of the new amenity.

Malcolm X fiasco could have been avoided
Press Release

Malcolm X fiasco could have been avoided

Barrett administration drops the ball once again

Alderman Zielinski to host Art Stop Unveiling event Friday
Press Release

Alderman Zielinski to host Art Stop Unveiling event Friday

Mayor Barrett, County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic also scheduled to participate

Murphy’s Law: Another Newspaper Attack on Chief Flynn
Murphy’s Law

Another Newspaper Attack on Chief Flynn

Has the Journal Sentinel renewed its war against the police chief or was its Sunday story simply botched reporting?

The State of Politics: What Will “No Recall” Voters Do on Nov. 4?
The State of Politics

What Will “No Recall” Voters Do on Nov. 4?

They didn’t believe a governor should be recalled in mid-term. But will they vote to reelect Walker?

Facebook can’t solve our infant mortality problem
Press Release

Facebook can’t solve our infant mortality problem

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 16, 2014

Plenty of Horne: MIAD Apartments Changes Irk Bauman, Who Demands Fix
Plenty of Horne

MIAD Apartments Changes Irk Bauman, Who Demands Fix

A planned community gathering space instead becomes an underwhelming staircase.

County Executive Abele & Mayor Barrett Host 9/11 Ceremony
Press Release

County Executive Abele & Mayor Barrett Host 9/11 Ceremony

Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele, Governor Scott Walker, British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott and other local leaders will honor the victims of September 11, 2001.

Plenty of Horne: City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort
Plenty of Horne

City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort

With some creative use of grant money, the Greater Milwaukee Committee is helping neighborhoods update their image by ‘Urban Placemaking’

Corridor of Dreams: Can 30th Street Corridor Be Reclaimed?
Corridor of Dreams

Can 30th Street Corridor Be Reclaimed?

The redevelopment effort includes a huge swath of the city, and countless players and plans. First of a series.

So Far, No Flight From Enderis Park

So Far, No Flight From Enderis Park

City workers remain rooted in Enderis Park neighborhood despite elimination of residency rule.

Murphy’s Law: Will Joe Davis Run For Mayor?
Murphy’s Law

Will Joe Davis Run For Mayor?

He probably has a better chance of beating Barrett than Bob Donovan. But what exactly does Davis stand for?

Bill Would Require Body Camera on Police

Bill Would Require Body Camera on Police

Ald. Milele Coggs will introduce legislation requiring Milwaukee Police Department to buy and use body cameras.

Great Plan Gets Even Better!
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Great Plan Gets Even Better!

1.9 Acres of Public Space and Direct Access to Lakefront Highlights Updated Couture Plan

MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools
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MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools

Local and state leaders to join MPS Board members, Acting Supt. Driver at MPS' Thurston Woods Campus

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Slays NIMBY Objectors
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Slays NIMBY Objectors

Why East Side development can move so slowly. And when developers can bypass the neighbors.

Murphy’s Law: Will Republicans Support a Bucks Bailout?
Murphy’s Law

Will Republicans Support a Bucks Bailout?

It can’t get done without GOP legislators, but they have deeply felt reasons for opposing any deal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MIAD Opens New Residence Hall, Celebrates 40 Years
Eyes on Milwaukee

MIAD Opens New Residence Hall, Celebrates 40 Years

Half-birthday bash, half-ribbon cutting, the ceremony unveiled MIAD's new six-story, Third Ward building.

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners
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Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners

Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is asking real estate developers to submit information on current and potential projects that could be compatible with a library near four neighborhood libraries slated for replacement.

Will TV Political Ads Get More Scrutiny?

Will TV Political Ads Get More Scrutiny?

New FCC rule may make it easer to track the many thousands of ads that will run this fall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Biggest Building Breaks Ground
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Biggest Building Breaks Ground

"A beautiful day in Milwaukee" and for assembled power brokers as Northwestern Mutual's new skyscraper gets underway.

Murphy’s Law: Is Walker Guilty — Or the Law Meaningless?
Murphy’s Law

Is Walker Guilty — Or the Law Meaningless?

After the latest Doe document dump, no other conclusion is possible.

News From Elsewhere: Is Milwaukee One of the World’s Greenest Cities?
News From Elsewhere

Is Milwaukee One of the World’s Greenest Cities?

So says OnEarth magazine. Is it right?

Ald. Zielinski: Body cameras should be included in city’s 2015 budget
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Ald. Zielinski: Body cameras should be included in city’s 2015 budget

Wearable body cameras for Milwaukee police officers should be included in Mayor Tom Barrett’s proposed 2015 executive budget

Donovan to Mayor Barrett: Quit deceiving the public – there are no extra patrols!
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Donovan to Mayor Barrett: Quit deceiving the public – there are no extra patrols!

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

Murphy’s Law: The Remarkable Clout of Sheriff Clarke
Murphy’s Law

The Remarkable Clout of Sheriff Clarke

A stunning election increases his power. What does it mean for Milwaukee?

Join Ald. Dudzik and Mayor Barrett for a Neighborhood walk
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Join Ald. Dudzik and Mayor Barrett for a Neighborhood walk

Alderman Joe Dudzik will be joined by Mayor Tom Barrett for a neighborhood walk in the 11th Aldermanic District on Thursday, August 21, as part of the “Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days” initiative launched by the Mayor earlier this summer.

City of Milwaukee Preliminary Budget Hearing
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City of Milwaukee Preliminary Budget Hearing

The City of Milwaukee will hold a 2015 Preliminary Budget Hearing to ensure the 2015 City of Milwaukee Budget addresses the needs of our community

Mayor Barrett to lead Ribbon Cutting of TWO50TWO – MIAD’s new res hall – at college’s 40th birthday party
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Mayor Barrett to lead Ribbon Cutting of TWO50TWO – MIAD’s new res hall – at college’s 40th birthday party

Ribbon Cutting for TWO50TWO, MIAD’s new residence apartments; Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow. 252 E. Menomonee St., Historic Third Ward. Rain or shine.

Entry Level Manufacturing Skills Foundry Training Class to Graduate, Friday, August 8th
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Entry Level Manufacturing Skills Foundry Training Class to Graduate, Friday, August 8th

On Friday, August 8th WRTP/BIG STEP in partnership with MAWIB will honor 19 graduates from the Mayor's Manufacturing Partnership.

Murphy’s Law: Handicapping the Democratic Race for Attorney General
Murphy’s Law

Handicapping the Democratic Race for Attorney General

Jon Richards is the favorite. But is he the best choice?

EPA Announces $1 Million Grant to Clean Up Contaminated Sites in Milwaukee
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EPA Announces $1 Million Grant to Clean Up Contaminated Sites in Milwaukee

“This EPA brownfield grant is a solid investment in the future of Milwaukee that will help transform contaminated sites into redevelopment opportunities”

Historic Mitchell St. walk with Alderman Pérez and Mayor Barrett
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Historic Mitchell St. walk with Alderman Pérez and Mayor Barrett

Alderman José G. Pérez will be joined by Mayor Tom Barrett for a walk down Historic Mitchell Street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: “Bublr” Bike Share System Is Launched
Eyes on Milwaukee

“Bublr” Bike Share System Is Launched

The $3 million system is now installing 10 bike sharing stations and could expand to 100 stations and 1,000 bikes.

Taverns: McKiernan’s, the Home Base of Bob Donovan
Taverns

McKiernan’s, the Home Base of Bob Donovan

The alderman and mayoral candidate loves hanging out here, safe from those wine-sipping streetcar fans.

Sheriff Clarke is right on the money
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Sheriff Clarke is right on the money

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan August 5, 2014

A Walk Through Three Bridges Park

A Walk Through Three Bridges Park

South siders and environmentalists join Mayor Barrett, as part of his "Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days" challenge.

Bronzeville Week 2014 offers enrichment for the mind, body and soul
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Bronzeville Week 2014 offers enrichment for the mind, body and soul

Festival set for first day of family-oriented and fun week of events in Bronzeville

Is Iron Block the Finest Historic Restoration Ever Done?

Is Iron Block the Finest Historic Restoration Ever Done?

City officials are wowed at ribbon cutting ceremony.

Back In The News: Media Thrilled, Donovan Will Run for Mayor!
Back In The News

Media Thrilled, Donovan Will Run for Mayor!

Colorful, combative foe of Mayor Barrett will oppose him in 2016, which means far more fun for reporters covering the race.

Let Us All Praise Downtown Employees

Let Us All Praise Downtown Employees

This week is the 9th annual Downtown Employee Appreciation Week. So start feeling appreciated. And check our list of the events.

Back in the News: “Controversy” Over Swing Park?
Back in the News

“Controversy” Over Swing Park?

Architect blasts city for altering her design. Are her complaints valid?

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Swings are Back — and Better than Before
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Swings are Back — and Better than Before

Guerrilla urbanism triumphs, as “magical” swings re-installed under Holton Avenue Bridge.

Murphy’s Law: The Sheer Ambition of Marina Dimitrijevic
Murphy’s Law

The Sheer Ambition of Marina Dimitrijevic

She’s running for assembly but wanted to continue as county supervisor and collect two full-time salaries.

Hard Hat Tour: The Standard at East Library
Hard Hat Tour

The Standard at East Library

Our photos take you inside the new library and apartment building on North Ave.

Plenty of Horne: Gimbel Gets Reappointed to Wisconsin Center Board
Plenty of Horne

Gimbel Gets Reappointed to Wisconsin Center Board

Will continue after 3 decades as board chair! Did mayor and governor swap appointments to make this happen?

The City of Orchards

The City of Orchards

Mayor Barrett and others attend groundbreaking of city’s 5th urban orchard on 1st and Locust.

Murphy’s Law: A Tale of Two Cities
Murphy’s Law

A Tale of Two Cities

New city report reveals huge split between Milwaukee’s desperate poverty and wonderful amenities, neighborhoods. What are its solutions?

Mark Kessenich to Lead Organization
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Mark Kessenich to Lead Organization

Mark Kessenich has been named interim President and CEO of WRTP/BIG STEP.

County Executive Abele & Mayor Barrett Toast Opening of Red Arrow Park Beer Garden
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County Executive Abele & Mayor Barrett Toast Opening of Red Arrow Park Beer Garden

Veterans and Active Military Members Receive Discount

In Public: Paving the Lakefront with Concrete
In Public

Paving the Lakefront with Concrete

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

Data Wonk: Is Walker to Blame for Poor Job Growth?
Data Wonk

Is Walker to Blame for Poor Job Growth?

Liberal and conservatives adamantly disagree. What does the data show?

Wisconsin Progress Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for State Assembly
Juvenile crime problems go up, and curfew enforcement goes down
Press Release

Juvenile crime problems go up, and curfew enforcement goes down

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan July 1, 2014

Data Wonk: Supreme Court May Disappoint Conservatives
Data Wonk

Supreme Court May Disappoint Conservatives

Their past decisions may force them to rule against those appealing the John Doe investigation.

Why we can no longer wait to remedy “The Wait”
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Why we can no longer wait to remedy “The Wait”

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan June 26, 2014

Mayor Tom Barrett and the Department of Public Works Announce New Advanced Parking Guidance System in Downtown Milwaukee
Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council Endorses Dimitrijevic for State Assembly
Eyes on Milwaukee: New 18-Story Downtown Building Breaks Ground
Eyes on Milwaukee

New 18-Story Downtown Building Breaks Ground

The $102 million, 18-story tower at 833 E. Michigan is huge development, with no city financing. The full story, with photos and building renderings.

Mayor Barrett released the following statement regarding the possibility of double-decking Interstate 94 on the west side of Milwaukee:
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Mayor Barrett released the following statement regarding the possibility of double-decking Interstate 94 on the west side of Milwaukee:

"I’m mystified as to why the Governor has not taken the Stadium Interchange's double deck option off the table."

Mayor Barrett grasping at straws
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Mayor Barrett grasping at straws

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan June 17, 2014

In Public: The Hotel That Isn’t There
In Public

The Hotel That Isn’t There

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

Where’s the Plan?
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Where’s the Plan?

Another weekend of violence leaves two more innocent children wounded

House Confidential: Sen.Carpenter’s Rather Dull Duplex
House Confidential

Sen.Carpenter’s Rather Dull Duplex

His sided, south side home, in suburban-like Jackson Park, is a veritable pillar of middle-class respectability.

Clean Wisconsin Action Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly
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Clean Wisconsin Action Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly

Marina is a Proven Champion for Protecting Our Environment

St. Paul Bridge is Reopened

St. Paul Bridge is Reopened

Key connection to Third Ward and Summerfest is completed on time and on budget.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Finally, a New Park East Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Finally, a New Park East Plan

Ten years later, the city and county are finally on the same page. Is development in the area ready to "explode"?

Op-Ed: In Defense of Milwaukee
Op-Ed

In Defense of Milwaukee

City is making progress on foreclosures and the report claiming 40% of mortgages are underwater is hogwash.

New Partnership Will Spark Park East Development
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New Partnership Will Spark Park East Development

City, County, State, Federal Government and Private Sector Working Together

Milwaukee Public Library Hires Sam McGovern-Rowen to Manage Library Development Project
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Milwaukee Public Library Hires Sam McGovern-Rowen to Manage Library Development Project

Sam McGovern-Rowen will oversee the $21.5 million library branch redevelopment program.

Business forum tomorrow to highlight U.S. – Indonesia opportunities
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Business forum tomorrow to highlight U.S. – Indonesia opportunities

Milwaukee will play host to a business forum tomorrow that will highlight the opportunities for investment in and trade with the Southeast Asian nation.

Milwaukee is out of control
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Milwaukee is out of control

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. June 3, 2014

Regional Symposium on Heroin/Opiates Addiction is Wednesday
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Regional Symposium on Heroin/Opiates Addiction is Wednesday

Southeast Wisconsin Regional Heroin/Opiates Symposium will be held on Wednesday, June 4.

Walk a Mile in the Mayor’s Shoes

Walk a Mile in the Mayor’s Shoes

Barrett wants residents to join him in walking 100 miles in 100 days.

Dimitrijevic for Assembly: Gains Endorsement of Public Educators in Wisconsin
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Dimitrijevic for Assembly: Gains Endorsement of Public Educators in Wisconsin

MTEA and WEAC Agree that Marina is the Best Choice

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

Affiliate of Five Mile Capital Partners Buys Downtown’s 411 East Wisconsin Building for $74.3 Million; Anchor Tenant Quarles & Brady Commits Until 2025
Zoning Committee Approves Adventure Rock Complex

Zoning Committee Approves Adventure Rock Complex

Apartment complex and climbing gym would bring an “urban theater” to North Avenue.

New Pocket Park for Lindsay Heights

New Pocket Park for Lindsay Heights

Located at 14th and Wright, park is part of mayor's "Home Gr/own Milwaukee" initiative.

Training Program Builds New Homes in City

Training Program Builds New Homes in City

Christian Center's YouthBuild program has built a dozen new homes while training young workers.

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.

Marveling Over Maskani Place

Marveling Over Maskani Place

New $10 million subsidized apartment complex provides a solution for 37 low-income families.

Maskani Place Opens in Harambee Neighborhood
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Maskani Place Opens in Harambee Neighborhood

Homeless families get a fresh start in empowering and green environment

The State of Politics: Barrett Blasts Suburbs on Low-Income Housing
The State of Politics

Barrett Blasts Suburbs on Low-Income Housing

Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee counties “systematically” keep out poor people, mayor charges.

Photo Gallery: A New Park for the City
Photo Gallery

A New Park for the City

The city, Associated Bank and Newaukee cooperate on a new park being created at MLK Dr. and McKinley Ave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Winners & Great Photos of 2014 Mayor’s Design Awards
Eyes on Milwaukee

Winners & Great Photos of 2014 Mayor’s Design Awards

From the new Pizza Man to Radio Milwaukee to Junior House Lofts, the winners span many styles and neighborhoods. Photo Galleries of every winning design.

Running For Good Food

Running For Good Food

Growing Power's 5K run supports organization and combats urban food deserts.

Mayor Tom Barrett and Boys & Girls Club President Vincent Lyles Join Students and Other City Leaders to Kickoff Summer Reading
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Mayor Tom Barrett and Boys & Girls Club President Vincent Lyles Join Students and Other City Leaders to Kickoff Summer Reading

This week the Milwaukee Public Library kicks off the annual Summer Reading Program encouraging children and young adults to read for fun over the summer to keep their reading skills sharp.

“Cream of Cream City” to be recognized at historic preservation awards ceremony
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“Cream of Cream City” to be recognized at historic preservation awards ceremony

Annual preservation honors event to be held at Best Place at the Pabst

A Community Desperate for Change
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A Community Desperate for Change

Alderman Ashanti Hamilton will host a Black Male Achievement Advisory Committee (BMAAC) meeting with Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday, May 19th.

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Yes, Bike-Sharing Is Coming This Summer!
Eyes on Milwaukee

Yes, Bike-Sharing Is Coming This Summer!

Mayor Barrett said not till 2015, but Midwest BikeShare promises 5-10 stations this summer.

Murphy’s Law: The Underwater City
Murphy’s Law

The Underwater City

New study ranks Milwaukee as 16th hardest hit city, with 40% of homes underwater. But that may understate the problem.

House Confidential: Paul Jakubovich’s 1927 English Tudor
House Confidential

Paul Jakubovich’s 1927 English Tudor

The city's preservation planner calls the shots on changes to historic buildings and districts -- as well as in his own home.

Milwaukee Public Library’s Tippecanoe Branch Undergoing Full-Scale Renovation
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Milwaukee Public Library’s Tippecanoe Branch Undergoing Full-Scale Renovation

Architectural Firm Engberg Anderson Selected for Project

Marquette Law School, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to host one-day conference on political polarization
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Marquette Law School, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to host one-day conference on political polarization

Marquette University Law School and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will host a one-day conference titled “Dividing Lines: Political Polarization and What it Means for Campaigns, Public Policy, and Political Engagement.”

City/County Dog Exercise Area to Open in Bay View
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City/County Dog Exercise Area to Open in Bay View

A True Partnership for the People

Downtown Posner Building to become apartments
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Downtown Posner Building to become apartments

Meet Michael S. Murphy: Architect of GOP upheaval
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Meet Michael S. Murphy: Architect of GOP upheaval

Back in the News: A Streetcar Named Cooperation?
Back in the News

A Streetcar Named Cooperation?

Republicans force city to pay to relocate utilities for streetcar and Barrett calls for cooperation from We Energies to keep costs down.

The Greening of Milwaukee

The Greening of Milwaukee

Year by year, city Sustainability Director Matt Howard is helping transform Milwaukee.

Mayor Tom Barrett’s Statement on Today’s Public Service Commission Ruling
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Mayor Tom Barrett’s Statement on Today’s Public Service Commission Ruling

We’re not surprised that the Public Service Commission continues to politicize a local public works improvement project.

Alderman Donovan offers real alternative to mayor’s “plan ”
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Alderman Donovan offers real alternative to mayor’s “plan ”

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

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

The March To Stop Violence

The March To Stop Violence

Rain didn't stop last weekend's march across the 16th Viaduct.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Night At the MANDIs
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Night At the MANDIs

The once-tiny awards show is now a prestige event that packed the Pfister ballroom while another crowd watched the show streamed.

Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Potholes Must Be a Priority
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Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Potholes Must Be a Priority

Says He is Pleased with City of Milwaukee Initiative to Fill Holes, Create Jobs

Five shootings in two hours – and it’s only April
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Five shootings in two hours – and it’s only April

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan April 9, 2014

Fallen Iraq War Soldier Honored with Street Renaming
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Fallen Iraq War Soldier Honored with Street Renaming

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are proud to announce the honorary renaming of a section of Richards Street after Army Specialist Michelle Witmer.

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: We Hate This Boston Store Subsidy!
Eyes on Milwaukee

We Hate This Boston Store Subsidy!

Common Council members all complain about the TIF for Boston Store, then pass it 11-3.

Murphy’s Law: Will Waukesha Be Less Hostile to Milwaukee?
Murphy’s Law

Will Waukesha Be Less Hostile to Milwaukee?

Defeat of Mayor Jeff Scrima could mean better relations between the two cities.

Murphy’s Law: Why UWM Matters
Murphy’s Law

Why UWM Matters

It could be the key to transforming Wisconsin’s economy, but state leaders don’t seem to realize it.

Plenty of Horne: Get Your Vote On
Plenty of Horne

Get Your Vote On

Early voting already underway for spring election, and memorials planned for Debra Usinger and Donna Schlieman.

House Confidential: The House of Hank the Dog
House Confidential

The House of Hank the Dog

The Brewer's canine mascot has a nine-room Whitefish Bay home and 10,000 square foot lot to roam in, all worth $570,000.

The State of Politics: New Champion of the City
The State of Politics

New Champion of the City

New council president Michael Murphy is bluntly honest about state politicians in an interview.

Murphy’s Law: The Republican Voter Suppression Bill
Murphy’s Law

The Republican Voter Suppression Bill

Cities already have less turnout and lower percent of early voters than rest of state, but bill will cut that even more.

The State of Politics: Walker Delays On Three Tough Issues
The State of Politics

Walker Delays On Three Tough Issues

No decision before election on new Bucks arena, proposed Kenosha casino and how to fund new highway construction.

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

Teen Summit Targets Gun Violence

Teen Summit Targets Gun Violence

Last year Milwaukee had 106 homicides and 532 non-fatal shooting victims.

Murphy’s Law: Why Didn’t Chisholm Go After Democrats?
Murphy’s Law

Why Didn’t Chisholm Go After Democrats?

Republicans say the John Doe probe proves bias. So does the federal suit against DA. Are they right?

Surveillance camera grant program will target businesses, commercial corridors
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Surveillance camera grant program will target businesses, commercial corridors

Launch news conference set for Friday on city’s near south side

Murphy’s Law: The Long Arms of Uber
Murphy’s Law

The Long Arms of Uber

The upstart ride service company could replace cab companies across the globe, some predict. How will it change our city?

Setting the record straight—Milwaukee sends delegation to address violence among black males
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Setting the record straight—Milwaukee sends delegation to address violence among black males

The work of Milwaukee’s Black Male Achievement Advisory Council, or BMAAC, is garnering national attention, and has already resulted in city officials being invited to participate in this week’s Cities United summit in New Orleans.

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address
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Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address

Milwaukee February 24, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery

How Walker Handled Open Records Request

How Walker Handled Open Records Request

Emails show his staff irked by requests and responding slowly, except when it benefits Walker.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander Supports Reallocating Money for Transit and Roads
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander Supports Reallocating Money for Transit and Roads

Supervisor Deanna Alexander said today that she supported efforts by Milwaukee Ald. Bob Donovan to reallocate funding for a downtown Milwaukee streetcar.

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

The City of Fresh Vegetables

The City of Fresh Vegetables

New city program aims to turn empty lots into gardens grown by residents.

Plenty of Horne: Will Water Technology Transform the City?
Plenty of Horne

Will Water Technology Transform the City?

Badger Meter CEO says Milwaukee can remake itself as 15th century Florence once did, in speech at downtown GMC event.

Murphy’s Law: Stealth Investors Target City’s Foreclosed Homes
Murphy’s Law

Stealth Investors Target City’s Foreclosed Homes

Somebody wants to buy all of Milwaukee’s foreclosed homes. Should we be glad -- or worried?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Betting on the Common Council
Eyes on Milwaukee

Betting on the Common Council

Haven't got your fix with the Super Bowl? Gamble with friends on who will be the next council president.

Plenty of Horne: Huge Turnout for City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Huge Turnout for City Birthday Party

Lots of politicians, journalists, lobbyists and others glad-handed each other and drank free beer to salute the city's 168th birthday.

President Hines to vacate Common Council seat
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President Hines to vacate Common Council seat

Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., who has served as Milwaukee’s 15th District Alderman since 1996 and Council president since 2004, announced today that he is resigning his seat on the Council effective tomorrow, February 1, 2014.

MPS aquaponics programming expanding thanks to $98,000 from AT&T, NEA Foundation
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MPS aquaponics programming expanding thanks to $98,000 from AT&T, NEA Foundation

Funding will expand program in Milwaukee to 5 new schools; Farming project grows students’ interest in STEM; photo gallery link below

Murphy’s Law: Can City Save Boston Store?
Murphy’s Law

Can City Save Boston Store?

City subsidy will keep declining store open, but leaves controversial questions about its downtown strategy.

City’s pension fund outperforms state, Milwaukee County funds in 2013
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City’s pension fund outperforms state, Milwaukee County funds in 2013

The City of Milwaukee Employes’ Retirement System (CMERS) pension fund’s preliminary year-end results show the fund earned a return of 19.6%, gross of fees.

Plenty of Horne: Millennials Drive Downtown Growth, GMC Told
Plenty of Horne

Millennials Drive Downtown Growth, GMC Told

Younger residents far more important than empty nesters in driving city growth, and urban areas are surpassing suburbs, speakers at conference note.

Mayor’s streetcar double-down doesn’t match up with his claim on jobs priority
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Mayor’s streetcar double-down doesn’t match up with his claim on jobs priority

Mayor’s streetcar double-down doesn’t match up with his claim on jobs priority

City Goes Into Demolition Business

City Goes Into Demolition Business

DPW will now handle 20% of homes razed rather than hiring private contractors.

Mayor Barrett Announces Stolen Thumb Drive Recovered
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Mayor Barrett Announces Stolen Thumb Drive Recovered

Jump drive with confidential city employee information found by Milwaukee police

Murphy’s Law: Does Downer Avenue Need a Tax Subsidy?
Murphy’s Law

Does Downer Avenue Need a Tax Subsidy?

Developer Joel Lee claims the buzzing retail strip needs help from the city.

Mayor Barrett Announces Housing Director and Housing Outreach Director
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Mayor Barrett Announces Housing Director and Housing Outreach Director

Team will manage mayoral housing initiative to continue to address foreclosure crisis, enhance partnerships and improve neighborhoods

Milwaukee Film Announces 2014 Festival Dates, New Programming Hire
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Milwaukee Film Announces 2014 Festival Dates, New Programming Hire

Sixth Annual Milwaukee Film Festival runs September 25-October 9

Three More Neighborhoods Will Get City Loans

Three More Neighborhoods Will Get City Loans

Pulaski Park, St. Joseph’s and Martin Drive neighborhoods now eligible for TIN loan program to increase property values and owner occupancy.

Murphy’s Law: Crystal Ball for 2014
Murphy’s Law

Crystal Ball for 2014

25 predictions that are certain (well, maybe) to come true this year.

Plenty of Horne: Gwen Moore “Educates” Ted Cruz
Plenty of Horne

Gwen Moore “Educates” Ted Cruz

Speaking at St. John's on the Lake, she talks about her conversation with Cruz, earmarks and voter ID.

House Confidential: Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home
House Confidential

Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home

Bohl is under investigation and has lawyered up. But his home is awfully cozy.

Remembering Donna Schlieman, Historic Preservationist

Remembering Donna Schlieman, Historic Preservationist

A longtime leader with Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, who helped defeat the Pabst City proposal, died on Friday.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Barrett’s Birthday Party

The mayor's celebration is 11 days late. And Lakefront Brewery shatters its record for annual barrels manufactured.

Plenty of Horne: Campaign Season Kicks Off
Plenty of Horne

Campaign Season Kicks Off

Politicos flock to Jon Richards fundraiser, and judicial candidate Janet C. Protasiewicz's event.

New Efforts to Upgrade Metcalfe Park Neighborhood

New Efforts to Upgrade Metcalfe Park Neighborhood

City government, foundations, non-profits and faith groups work together to improve housing and bring jobs.

Milwaukee Awarded $25,000 Cities of Service Impact Volunteering Fund Grant to Implement Artistic Board-up Initiative
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Milwaukee Awarded $25,000 Cities of Service Impact Volunteering Fund Grant to Implement Artistic Board-up Initiative

Grant Funds, Provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Will Support a New “Impact Volunteering” Initiative to Address Vacant Foreclosed Houses in Milwaukee’s Amani Neighborhood

Gramling and West Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair
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Gramling and West Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Commissioners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) today unanimously elected Ben Gramling as Chair of the MMSD Commission for 2014 and Fox Point Village President Michael West as Vice Chair.

20 Years of Urban Farming

20 Years of Urban Farming

Will Allen and Growing Power celebrate two decades an an international leader in the field.

City employees and retirees deserve the truth
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City employees and retirees deserve the truth

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 12, 2013

Attack gives Milwaukee a bloody, broken nose
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Attack gives Milwaukee a bloody, broken nose

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan December 5, 2013

Alderman Donovan to Mayor Barrett: “What is happening with the streetcar project?”
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Alderman Donovan to Mayor Barrett: “What is happening with the streetcar project?”

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 3, 2013

How Walker Worries About Polls

How Walker Worries About Polls

His book shows he frequently adjusts strategy based on poll results.

Free Construction Trades Classes Fill Need

Free Construction Trades Classes Fill Need

North side program has taught some 400 people, helping meet post-recession needs in the industry.

Plenty of Horne: Amtrak to Chicago Will Go Wireless
Plenty of Horne

Amtrak to Chicago Will Go Wireless

Finally, the line will get Wi-Fi (we hope), but Milwaukee's Amtrak station still lacks it.

Murphy’s Law: Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?
Murphy’s Law

Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?

The board's resolution got media play, but will probably accomplish nothing.

House Confidential: Gwen Moore’s Modest Bungalow
House Confidential

Gwen Moore’s Modest Bungalow

The congresswoman's brick veneered, north-side duplex was converted into a less-spartan, single-family home.

WNOV Expands Talk Radio Show

WNOV Expands Talk Radio Show

The city's only talk radio station serving a largely-black audience provides an alternative to Charlie Sykes.

Photo Gallery: 2013 Veterans Day Parade
Photo Gallery

2013 Veterans Day Parade

Politicians, patriotism and marching bands on parade, all captured in our photos.

Photo Gallery: Ground Breaking Day in the Park East
Photo Gallery

Ground Breaking Day in the Park East

A flock of public officials turned out to celebrate the Avenir, a $20.7 million, 104-unit mixed-use building that begins construction.

Wangard Breaks Ground on New Apartment Development in Park East Corridor
Press Release

Wangard Breaks Ground on New Apartment Development in Park East Corridor

Avenir apartments expected to open September 2014

Eyes on Milwaukee: Strip Club Coming to Downtown?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Strip Club Coming to Downtown?

City committee rules against exotic nightclub on Old World Third, then seems to open door to a location across from Bradley Center.

Murphy’s Law: The Nuclear Option
Murphy’s Law

The Nuclear Option

Supervisors nuke Chris Abele’s staff salaries. Will this hurt the county?

Obama Official Lauds City’s Sustainability Programs

Obama Official Lauds City’s Sustainability Programs

Energy Department official visits to praise Milwaukee's green efforts, which now save $500,000 annually. Our photos capture the event.

Mayor Barrett Calls for Delay in Wisconsin BadgerCare Changes
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Calls for Delay in Wisconsin BadgerCare Changes

Health Insurance for 92,000 at Stake with Ongoing Health Insurance Marketplace Problems

Plenty of Horne: 5 Candidates Running for Jeff Stone’s Assembly Seat
Plenty of Horne

5 Candidates Running for Jeff Stone’s Assembly Seat

Four Republicans and one Democrat seek to win this heavily Republican suburban district.

MPS Funding Continues to Decline

MPS Funding Continues to Decline

Loss of 19,000 students since 2003 and recent decline in its charter schools pushes revenue downward.

City and Churches Campaign for Safe Sleeping

City and Churches Campaign for Safe Sleeping

Renewed effort targets co-sleeping, which causes 20% of infant deaths.

FPC nominees to appear at community forum tomorrow
Press Release