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Plenty of Horne: Menomonee Valley Lacks Transit
Plenty of Horne

Menomonee Valley Lacks Transit

Valley's employers have transit needs similar to suburbs, study says.

Murphy’s Law: The Failed Promise of Miller Park
Murphy’s Law

The Failed Promise of Miller Park

It didn’t make Brewers more competitive, yet its price tag keeps rising.

Now Serving: The Return of Osteria Del Mondo
Now Serving

The Return of Osteria Del Mondo

Downtown sees classic Italian place reopen and new Scandinavian restaurant.

Band of the Week: The Cukes Cover It All
Band of the Week

The Cukes Cover It All

The Screamin' Cucumbers have a combined 60 years experience.

New Book Brings Fans Back to Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark, Borchert Field
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New Book Brings Fans Back to Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark, Borchert Field

"A magnificent job [of] recreating the baseball environment as it used to be, long before domed stadiums and luxury suites. For those of us who grew up in Milwaukee during those heady days, Borchert Field was our field of dreams." - Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball

Art: Private Collections of the Wealthy
Art

Private Collections of the Wealthy

"Milwaukee Collects" at Milwaukee Art Museum offers great works by local collectors.

Op Ed: Bill Would Take Jobs From State Workers
Op Ed

Bill Would Take Jobs From State Workers

GOP bill changes local labor deals, could give construction jobs to non-residents.

Statement of Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council on Senate Bill 3 / Assembly Bill 24
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Statement of Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council on Senate Bill 3 / Assembly Bill 24

Legislation would prohibit the state and all local governments from implementing a Project Labor Agreement or Community Workforce Agreement on public works projects.

Op Ed: Rebuild The Domes
Op Ed

Rebuild The Domes

Joint city-county-state effort should rebuild domes and maximize its tourism potential.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Tierney Konitzer
NEWaukeean of the Week

Tierney Konitzer

"Milwaukee is a historic city with a young heartbeat."

Smokeless tobacco banned at Miller Park, other MKE sports venues
Press Release

Smokeless tobacco banned at Miller Park, other MKE sports venues

Statement from Alderman Michael J. Murphy November 22, 2016

House Confidential: David Stearns’ Must-See Victorian Home!
House Confidential

David Stearns’ Must-See Victorian Home!

Did the Brewers heady GM crunch the numbers before buying the $600,000 home?

New Sendik’s in West Milwaukee Opens Nov. 15 in Time for the Holidays
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New Sendik’s in West Milwaukee Opens Nov. 15 in Time for the Holidays

Location completes final parcel of Miller Park Way development; sets the stage for year of continued Sendik’s growth

Alderman Murphy proposes smokeless tobacco ban
Press Release

Alderman Murphy proposes smokeless tobacco ban

Smokeless tobacco contains at least 28 known carcinogens and causes oral, pancreatic and esophageal cancer.

Bucks Announce Construction Team for Entertainment Block
Press Release

Bucks Announce Construction Team for Entertainment Block

Brookfield-based Hunzinger tabbed to manage construction for entertainment plaza as part of Milwaukee’s downtown arena development

Two MPD officers to receive honors for heroic actions while off duty
Press Release

Two MPD officers to receive honors for heroic actions while off duty

“The selfless actions of Detective Ayala and Officer Acevedo speak volumes about their sense of duty and their caring about the wellbeing of their fellow citizens.”

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture is Finally Happening
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture is Finally Happening

County to move bus routes off site at end of month, demolition of building imminent.

Local Filmmaker Wins National Award

Local Filmmaker Wins National Award

Tyshun Wardlaw wins at Annual American Black Film Festival with film about urban agriculture in Milwaukee.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Amber Bahr
NEWaukeean of the Week

Amber Bahr

"I love this city and all it has to offer!"

Weekly Happy Hour: Finally, a Summerfest Happy Hour
Weekly Happy Hour

Finally, a Summerfest Happy Hour

The Big Gig offers small prices on entry fee, drinks and food tomorrow.

Planning Ahead Offers Advantages When Attending Summerfest 2016
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Planning Ahead Offers Advantages When Attending Summerfest 2016

Transportation Options and Other Tips to Plan Your Visit

National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Press Release

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Turning Wisconsin Orange to Help End Gun Violence

Op-Ed: Marquette/Aurora Partnership Shows Leadership
Op-Ed

Marquette/Aurora Partnership Shows Leadership

New $120 million athletics research center may have more economic impact than Bucks arena.

Rep. Bowen statement on expected arena district end-use jobs announcement
Press Release

Rep. Bowen statement on expected arena district end-use jobs announcement

“I am pleased that labor representatives have been successful in negotiating with the Bucks to pay a living wage and prioritize hiring local workers...”

NEWaukeean of the Week: Rafael Garcia
NEWaukeean of the Week

Rafael Garcia

"I am Milwaukee born and raised."

Now Serving: Two New Breweries Announced
Now Serving

Two New Breweries Announced

Plus a third Pizza Man. And the menu at the new Karl Ratzsch's.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bus Rapid Transit Meetings This Week
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bus Rapid Transit Meetings This Week

Help shape the future of Milwaukee -- and city transit -- with your feedback.

Murphy’s Law: Why Miller Park’s Tax Never Ends
Murphy’s Law

Why Miller Park’s Tax Never Ends

Perhaps because the stadium’s public board cares more about the team than taxpayers.

What I Learned Running for Alderman

What I Learned Running for Alderman

Justin Bielinski reflects on his razor-thin loss to Ald. Bob Donovan.

City Streets: Ghost Markers of Milwaukee
City Streets

Ghost Markers of Milwaukee

College Ave., Court St., Pittsburgh Ave. and other names are for something gone -- or never there.

Paul McCartney to Headline The Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, July 8
Press Release

Paul McCartney to Headline The Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, July 8

Paul McCartney has confirmed that his brand new One On One tour will visit Milwaukee.

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.

Now Serving: New Thai, Sushi & Burger Restaurants
Now Serving

New Thai, Sushi & Burger Restaurants

Plus new Tiki and Northwoods-themed bars opening.

Let’s Go Brewers (Line)!
Press Release

Let’s Go Brewers (Line)!

MCTS Begins Service On Opening Day

Point-Counterpoint for Three Council Races

Point-Counterpoint for Three Council Races

The views (or non-views) of aldermen Bauman, Donovan and Perez — and their opponents.

Now Serving: Three New Bartolotta Restaurants
Now Serving

Three New Bartolotta Restaurants

Plus, new Thai and Kabob places popping up.

Stadium Park Draws Crowd
Citation

Stadium Park Draws Crowd

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development
Press Release

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Prism Technical and Cross Management will be charged with developing and managing workforce and supplier diversity initiatives, respectively, for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and ancillary development.

Independent Campaign of Attorney Jean Kies for Judge Grows with Key Endorsements
Press Release

Independent Campaign of Attorney Jean Kies for Judge Grows with Key Endorsements

I pledge to campaign hard for a Wisconsin steered by Justice for All.

3rd Annual “Phobruary” in Silver City Welcomes New Restaurant Alongside Old Favorites
Press Release

3rd Annual “Phobruary” in Silver City Welcomes New Restaurant Alongside Old Favorites

Diners invited to experience a signature Vietnamese dish in Silver City

9 Most Commented-On Stories of 2015

9 Most Commented-On Stories of 2015

Crime, the streetcar, teacher pay, the Bucks bailout and other issues left readers battling.

Now Serving: New Pizza Parlor in Bay View
Now Serving

New Pizza Parlor in Bay View

Plus: new coffeehouse in Third Ward, and new burger joint in Cudahy.

Burke’s Irish Castle on Blue Mound closed; site will become a craft beer bar
Housing Resources, Inc. celebrates industry champions at Miller Park
Press Release

Housing Resources, Inc. celebrates industry champions at Miller Park

Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation were recognized as “All Stars” for working in partnership with HRI to strengthen neighborhoods by supporting local homeowners.

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

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

NEWaukeean of the Week: Scottie Lee Meyers
NEWaukeean of the Week

Scottie Lee Meyers

"There’s a new generation of leaders here who are reverent about the past and devoted to the future."

Oak Leaf Trail Extension Bike-Chain-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Milwaukee Lakefront to Ozaukee Interurban Trail Connection
Press Release

Oak Leaf Trail Extension Bike-Chain-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Milwaukee Lakefront to Ozaukee Interurban Trail Connection

Bridges along the corridor were instrumental in providing unimpeded access over I-43, Port Washington Road, Silver Spring Drive, the Milwaukee River Parkway, and the Milwaukee River.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Michael Adam
NEWaukeean of the Week

Michael Adam

"This city is on the rise where many others have peaked!"

The State of Politics: A Tale of Three Sports Facilities
The State of Politics

A Tale of Three Sports Facilities

How the funding and politics varied for Lambeau Field, Miller Park and Bucks’ new arena.

Black Leaders Demand Changes to Address Poverty

Black Leaders Demand Changes to Address Poverty

State and county criticized for not addressing high city poverty and black unemployment.

City Lights Brewing plans a March launch in Menomonee Valley
Citation

City Lights Brewing plans a March launch in Menomonee Valley

Layton Boulevard West Tour of Homes to Feature Attractive Homes, Homebuying Resources
Press Release

Layton Boulevard West Tour of Homes to Feature Attractive Homes, Homebuying Resources

$20,000 forgivable renovation loans available for certain homes

Miller Park roof aces inspection; no major repairs needed
Citation

Miller Park roof aces inspection; no major repairs needed

Greater Milwaukee Foundation announces free weekend at Discovery World, Oct. 3-4
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation announces free weekend at Discovery World, Oct. 3-4

All access, special activities await guests of the Foundation’s next Gift to the Community

City Business: BBC Lighting
City Business

BBC Lighting

Since the 1970s, the little-noticed store has been a top local supplier of home and business lighting.

Now Serving: End of Summer Birthday Bash
Now Serving

End of Summer Birthday Bash

The Iron Horse throws a party, Eitel is out at The Brewery and it's officially Cocktail Week

The State of Politics: Budget Forces ‘20% Reduction’ In Highway Projects
The State of Politics

Budget Forces ‘20% Reduction’ In Highway Projects

Budget reduction will raise the final costs of all projects

Plenty of Horne: Bucks Sign Contract for Park East Land
Plenty of Horne

Bucks Sign Contract for Park East Land

Press conference with Abele celebrates award of 10 acres of county land for $1 and big dreams.

Mortenson Construction Announces Team Member Promotions
Press Release

Mortenson Construction Announces Team Member Promotions

Mortenson Construction is pleased to announce the promotions of Jeff Gruhn, Doug Heinrich, Mike Gleeson, Angela Brzowski, Kurt Theune, and Steve Resset.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation opens Miller Park for special day of public access
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation opens Miller Park for special day of public access

Partnership with Brewers Community Foundation at heart of September Gift to the Community

Bike Czar: In Memory of Rob Hofmann
Bike Czar

In Memory of Rob Hofmann

The longtime biking enthusiast died in a freak accident that does raise some questions.

Murphy’s Law: Cost for Taxpayers In Latest Bucks Deal?
Murphy’s Law

Cost for Taxpayers In Latest Bucks Deal?

Bucks gave ground. But it’s still a huge bite for taxpayers.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Chris Widmayer
NEWaukeean of the Week

Chris Widmayer

"Milwaukee provides a very fun and enjoyable social scene."

Bar Exam: Saz’s, Where Scott Met Tonette
Bar Exam

Saz’s, Where Scott Met Tonette

Famed as the place where Scott Walker met his future wife, Saz's colorful history goes back to 1895.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Arena Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Arena Winners and Losers

We count 33 winners, from strip clubs to Scott Walker to the streetcar, and 12 losers, including Frank Gimbel, the Brewers and Seattle.

Milwaukee Barons Organize Community March for Professional Soccer
Press Release

Milwaukee Barons Organize Community March for Professional Soccer

Group organizing a march for professional soccer in Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: Why Bucks’ Entertainment District May Fail
Murphy’s Law

Why Bucks’ Entertainment District May Fail

Across the country these mega-projects have hurt cities with generic development that banishes local charm.

Data Wonk: Why Transportation Costs Are Out of Line
Data Wonk

Why Transportation Costs Are Out of Line

U.S. and Wisconsin use a Soviet model, which results in shortages of funding and long lines of traffic.

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.

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.

Coalition Calls on State To Scrap I-94 Expansion

Coalition Calls on State To Scrap I-94 Expansion

As local roads are increasingly underfunded and plagued with potholes, state overspends on unneeded highways and freeway expansion, a coalition of groups argue.

The State of Politics: Crunch Time for Bucks Arena Deal
The State of Politics

Crunch Time for Bucks Arena Deal

Joint Finance Committee needs nine of 16 members to approve it. That could be tough.

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.

Data Wonk: The Economic Impact of a New Bucks Arena
Data Wonk

The Economic Impact of a New Bucks Arena

Separating fact from fiction, what does the data show?

Murphy’s Law: Abele Plan for Bucks Arena Won’t Work
Murphy’s Law

Abele Plan for Bucks Arena Won’t Work

The county has nowhere near $4 million in annual debt for state to collect -- and Abele may lack the power to deliver it.

Flawed Traffic Forecasts Ends Federal Funding in Huge Victory for Taxpayers
Press Release

Flawed Traffic Forecasts Ends Federal Funding in Huge Victory for Taxpayers

Federal Court Derails Highway 23 Project

Op-Ed: A Tale of Two Buildings
Op-Ed

A Tale of Two Buildings

An arena and park pavilion are each called “public-private projects.” But they offer quite different conceptions of the public interest.

Plenty of Horne: We Want a New Arena!
Plenty of Horne

We Want a New Arena!

Bradley Center rally organized by MMAC featured five speakers touting the benefits of building a taxpayer-subsidized NBA arena.

The State of Politics: Bucks Arena Tough Sell for Outstate Legislators
The State of Politics

Bucks Arena Tough Sell for Outstate Legislators

Poll shows state residents outside metro Milwaukee and Madison oppose subsidy by 86% to 10%.

Murphy’s Law: State Bucks Arena Plan Fleeces Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

State Bucks Arena Plan Fleeces Milwaukee

Proposed sports district gives all legal protection to the state and sticks it to Milwaukee, both financially and politically.

Anti-Violence Plan Targets Poor Neighborhoods

Anti-Violence Plan Targets Poor Neighborhoods

City and community groups cite approach that cut violence by 30% in areas of Chicago and Baltimore.

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?

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."

Brewers Line Begins Service on Opening Day
Press Release

Brewers Line Begins Service on Opening Day

Getting to Miller Park to cheer on the Brewers has never been easier with the MCTS Brewers Line getting you straight to the game.

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.

The State of Politics: Budget Could Delay Local Highway Projects
The State of Politics

Budget Could Delay Local Highway Projects

Republican legislators want to reduce borrowing in Walker transportation budget, but this could delay numerous projects.

Milwaukee Architecture: The Rise of Suburban Style Homes
Milwaukee Architecture

The Rise of Suburban Style Homes

A variety of Postwar architecture is on display in Milwaukee, as is the counter-revolution of New Urbanist development.

Murphy’s Law: Bucks Owners Must Build Without Subsidy
Murphy’s Law

Bucks Owners Must Build Without Subsidy

Unique financial situation of Bucks owners suggests they may have to build a new arena, even with no taxpayer support.

Data Wonk: Milwaukee a Leader in City Center Job Growth
Data Wonk

Milwaukee a Leader in City Center Job Growth

So says a recent study. But is the data more than a passing fad?

Murphy’s Law: How Could Walker Refuse Incredible Deal?
Murphy’s Law

How Could Walker Refuse Incredible Deal?

Kenosha casino would pay entire taxpayer bill for NBA arena and up to $275 million for any (unlikely) litigation costs. And Walker says no?

The State of Politics: Walker’s Budget Borrows Big
The State of Politics

Walker’s Budget Borrows Big

$1.3 bonding for transportation means 23% of taxes for roads will pay interest on bonds by 2016.

Maintenance work to close lane on I-94 near Miller Park
Press Release

Maintenance work to close lane on I-94 near Miller Park

WisDOT has chosen an off-peak travel time to minimize delays although some congestion is anticipated.

Bike Czar: More Trails, More Plowing and Better Maps
Bike Czar

More Trails, More Plowing and Better Maps

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

Murphy’s Law: The Property Tax Scam for Brewers, Bucks
Murphy’s Law

The Property Tax Scam for Brewers, Bucks

Odds are, the Bucks arena will get many secret tax subsidies, as Miller Park does.

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.

Coalition Unveils Better Solution for I-94 East-West Corridor
Press Release

Coalition Unveils Better Solution for I-94 East-West Corridor

WISDOT’s Preferred Options Poorly Outlined, Costly, Wasteful, and Require Higher Taxes, Fees

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?

Bike Czar: How a Trek Saved My Life
Bike Czar

How a Trek Saved My Life

I went from a heavy smoking, bar-hopping photographer who might have killed himself, to a physically-fit bicycle advocate, all because I bought a bike.

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.

Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Disappointed by County Board’s Rejection of Arena Resolution
Press Release

Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Disappointed by County Board’s Rejection of Arena Resolution

Says It Was Important for Board to Go on Record Against New Taxes for Downtown Arena

NEWaukeean of the Week: Matt Dorner
NEWaukeean of the Week

Matt Dorner

"Milwaukee is truly a city on the rise..."

Vantage Point: From the Potawatomi Hotel
Vantage Point

From the Potawatomi Hotel

From the 20th floor, a magnificent view of the city and its central valley, once grimly industrial and now turning ever more green.

Vantage Point: Catholic Financial Life Building
Vantage Point

Catholic Financial Life Building

The Modernist downtown property has a history of transition, and one heck of a view.

House Confidential: Tim Sheehy’s Traditional Home
House Confidential

Tim Sheehy’s Traditional Home

He is working to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee for as long as he's lived in Fox Point.

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.

MCTS Route 90 To Miller Park’s 1st Annual Soccer Match
Press Release

MCTS Route 90 To Miller Park’s 1st Annual Soccer Match

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Ride the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) to the first-ever international soccer match featuring popular soccer club Chivas de Guadalajara and English Premier League club Swansea City at Miller Park.

MCTS Route 90 To Serve Miller Park 1st Annual Soccer Match
Press Release

MCTS Route 90 To Serve Miller Park 1st Annual Soccer Match

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Ride the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) to the first-ever international soccer match featuring popular soccer club Chivas de Guadalajara and English Premier League club Swansea City at Miller Park

Plotting The Menomonee Valley’s Future

Plotting The Menomonee Valley’s Future

Hundreds gathered to build on the remarkable transformation of the last 15 years.

Layton Boulevard West Tour of Homes to Feature Attractive Homes, Homebuying Resources
Press Release

Layton Boulevard West Tour of Homes to Feature Attractive Homes, Homebuying Resources

$20,000 forgivable renovation loans available for certain homes

Murphy’s Law: Four Plans to Save the Bucks
Murphy’s Law

Four Plans to Save the Bucks

But can any of the plans create the new NBA arena they need?

Demolition work to commence on Wisconsin Avenue Bridge
Press Release

Demolition work to commence on Wisconsin Avenue Bridge

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin demolition work tonight (Friday) on the north half of the existing Wisconsin Avenue Bridge over US 41.

Friday Photos: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Coming to Milwaukee
Friday Photos

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Coming to Milwaukee

Rishi Tea, Lakefront Brewery and Solaris are all building new facilities in the ever-growing Menomonee Valley.

2013 Business, Leisure Travel Sees Continued Growth
Press Release

2013 Business, Leisure Travel Sees Continued Growth

Milwaukee County Leads the State in Tourism Expenditures

3.75 Tons of Unused Medicine Collected
Press Release

3.75 Tons of Unused Medicine Collected

7,500 pounds of unused medication is slated for destruction, keeping it off the streets and out of waterways following a medicine collection at the Mitchell Park Domes on April 26, 2014.

House Confidential: Marc Marotta’s Mequon McMansion
House Confidential

Marc Marotta’s Mequon McMansion

The Foley lawyer and Bradley Center chairman will be helping taxpayers see the wisdom of building a new NBA arena.

Murphy’s Law: Let Them Take Taxis…or Uber or Lyft
Murphy’s Law

Let Them Take Taxis…or Uber or Lyft

City may lift cap on cabs and embrace upstart ride sharing services. There will be rides for everyone!

Plenty of Horne: Why the Bucks Arena is Downtown — And Will Stay There
Plenty of Horne

Why the Bucks Arena is Downtown — And Will Stay There

If not for an obnoxiously insistent mayor, the Bradley Center would have been built in the Menomonee Valley.

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.

Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Calls for Advisory Referendum on New Sports and Entertainment Complex
Press Release

Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Calls for Advisory Referendum on New Sports and Entertainment Complex

Says Voters Have Already Approved Other Priorities Such as Parks, Recreation and Culture, Transit and Emergency Medical Services in 2008 Referendum

“Phobruary” heats up the Milwaukee Dining Scene in February
Press Release

“Phobruary” heats up the Milwaukee Dining Scene in February

Diners invited to experience a signature Vietnamese dish in Silver City

WMSE 91.7FM Hosts 12th Annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser
Press Release

WMSE 91.7FM Hosts 12th Annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser

Fundraiser Expands to Two Levels, Adds Milwaukee Fire Department Partnership, Chili Pepper Races, and Growing Children’s Area

Paul McCartney Fans Can Take MCTS Route 90 To Miller Park
Press Release

Paul McCartney Fans Can Take MCTS Route 90 To Miller Park

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013 McCartney fans can ride the bus to Miller Park to avoid traffic and parking hassles.

Menomonee Valley’s New 24-Acre “Three Bridges Park” Opens to Public Saturday July 20
Press Release

Menomonee Valley’s New 24-Acre “Three Bridges Park” Opens to Public Saturday July 20

Ceremony, community activities to launch major new urban river park

Deadline Nears for Silver City Business Plan Competition
Press Release

Deadline Nears for Silver City Business Plan Competition

Entrepreneurs encouraged to apply for chance to win $5,000 toward startup costs, free rent and other incentives to open business in fully-renovated commercial storefront

House Confidential: Ryan Braun’s High-Rise Home Base
House Confidential

Ryan Braun’s High-Rise Home Base

His 21st floor downtown condo is pricey, but dirt cheap compared to his second home in Malibu.

“Three Bridges Park” to Open on July 20th
Press Release

“Three Bridges Park” to Open on July 20th

Partners launch capital campaign to complete fundraising

Federal judge’s decision on Zoo Interchange Environmental Impact Statement creates opportunity for new direction in transportation investment
Press Release

Federal judge’s decision on Zoo Interchange Environmental Impact Statement creates opportunity for new direction in transportation investment

Alderman Bauman calls for new alternative for I-94 rebuilding project that would invest in freeway rebuilding, local road reconstruction and expansion of Milwaukee Streetcar

Slight traffic jam, but we are making progress on taxicab service improvements
Press Release

Slight traffic jam, but we are making progress on taxicab service improvements

Statement from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski May 9, 2013

Murphy’s Law: Myths About a New NBA Arena
Murphy’s Law

Myths About a New NBA Arena

In their zeal to build new, publicly-funded arena, proponents are misleading the community.

Celebrate Earth Week with an Earth Friendly Ride
Press Release

Celebrate Earth Week with an Earth Friendly Ride

Throughout the week (April 20 – 26) we invite the public to join us as we recognize the important role that public transportation plays in making the world greener.

Newaukeean of the Week: Scott Nielsen
Newaukeean of the Week

Scott Nielsen

After seven years out of state, Scott Nielsen came back to his favorite city for a job at Rexnord.

House Confidential: Bud Selig’s Stadium-Sized Home Base
House Confidential

Bud Selig’s Stadium-Sized Home Base

His home is nearly 5,000 square feet. His lot is bigger than Miller Park's playing field. Yes, the rich are different.

Mayor Barrett’s 2013 State of the City Address
Press Release

Mayor Barrett’s 2013 State of the City Address

Monday, February 25, 2013, Pritzlaff Building

Community invited to submit ideas for name of new park in the Menomonee Valley
Press Release

Community invited to submit ideas for name of new park in the Menomonee Valley

24-acre park along Menomonee River to open July 20

Downtown Milwaukee: “Old World Charm, New World Class”
Press Release

Downtown Milwaukee: “Old World Charm, New World Class”

A Plan to Revitalize and Grow Milwaukee’s Downtown: Minus the Downtown Streetcar

Murphy’s Law: The Eternal Stadium Tax
Murphy’s Law

The Eternal Stadium Tax

It was originally supposed to end two years ago, but the Miller Park sales tax just goes on and on.

Envisioning the Seen: Milwaukee’s Future – Today, June 18th
Envisioning the Seen

Milwaukee’s Future – Today, June 18th

The Pabst Theater plays host to Envisioning the Seen: Milwaukee's Future tonight, June 18th. Ten Milwaukeeans and two moderators will hold an open-ended, fireside-style discussion, followed by an audience question and answer period.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Preservation, Miller Park Sales Tax, The War on Bob Donovan, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Preservation, Miller Park Sales Tax, The War on Bob Donovan, and More

Welcome to the sixth installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week I take an initial look at Alderman Witkowski's attempt to redefine Milwaukee's historic preservation ordinance, the Miller Park sales tax's sunset, the ugly turn Juarez versus Donovan has taken, and more.

Authentic Identity

Authentic Identity

Enhancing Milwaukee’s identity is an elusive endeavor. A city can both make and be given an identity. Some recent town center developments have tried to create identity with one massive all encompassing project.

Downtown History Presents Opportunity in Milwaukee

Downtown History Presents Opportunity in Milwaukee

Milwaukee needs to continue working to distinguish itself.

Miller Park vs Busch Stadium – Milwaukee vs St. Louis

Miller Park vs Busch Stadium – Milwaukee vs St. Louis

After a recent weekend trip to take in three Milwaukee Brewers games in St. Louis versus the rival St. Louis Cardinals, I spent a significant time reflecting on the differences (and similarities) between the stadiums each team calls home. Miller Park is located 3.2 miles from Milwaukee City Hall, while Busch Stadium is located 1/5th (0.2) of a mile from the iconic Arch. Miller Park has the roof, Busch Stadium has the view. Busch Stadium has the proposed Ballpark Village, Miller Park has its own sales tax. Miller Park has gameday bus service, Busch Stadium is located on a light rail line. And least important for the sake of this analysis, they each have their namesake beer. With all of that considered, which stadium does more for the city?

Milwaukee Brewers Offer Amtrak Promotion

Milwaukee Brewers Offer Amtrak Promotion

The Milwaukee Brewers, in an attempt to fight back against the Chicago Cubs fans and their Wrigley Field North signs and shirts, are offering a promotion to send Brewer fans to Wrigley Field in September via Amtrak in hopes of turning it into Miller Park South.

Job Openings at Miller Park

Job Openings at Miller Park

When new stadiums are built we hear rumors of all these jobs they’re going to bring to a community.  Often enough it’s hard to tell if those jobs are actually created. On Friday afternoon, you’ll be able to actually apply for those jobs in a job fair at Miller Park from 4 – 7.  They’ll […]

Bowling Congress Leaving Milwaukee

Bowling Congress Leaving Milwaukee

The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is leaving Greendale for Texas, so that it can be next to the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA). I have absolutely zero knowledge of what their current offices are like, how many people they employ, or when I last went bowling, but I’m still sad to see them […]

Plenty of Horne: Donovan Plays to His Base
Plenty of Horne

Donovan Plays to His Base

"They said he should be governor."

The Roundup: Riemer: “Ready to Run”
The Roundup

Riemer

This terse note from Riemer almost sounds like a Bill Christofferson soundbite, which means it's a good one.

The Roundup: At it Again
The Roundup

At it Again

Alderman asked to make big money decision on 24 hour notice.

The Roundup: Let My People Shop!
The Roundup

Let My People Shop!

Ald. Zielinski is upset, because Jewel Osco has taken steps to prevent a new grocery store in his district.

The Roundup: Dem Challenge for Panzer Seat
The Roundup

Dem Challenge for Panzer Seat

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

The Roundup: Selig Take A Hit
The Roundup

Selig Take A Hit

Washington Post Trashes Commissioner and Journal Communications. Plus: The Mea Culpa of Charles J. Sykes and Thompson’s Boycott of Miller Park.

The Roundup: “Groundbreaking” for Bridge
The Roundup

“Groundbreaking” for Bridge

It’s not really a groundbreaking without a shovel, so Cecelia Gilbert of the Department of Public Works brought five well-used, albeit ceremonial, spades to the Thursday 27 May event celebrating the beginning of construction of the Holton Marsupial Bridge. Obliging dignitaries, sensing a photo-op, grabbed the shovels and pantomimed digging them into the asphalt pavement […]

Mequon’s heavy hitters fight assessments
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Mequon’s heavy hitters fight assessments

Murphy’s Law: The Embarrassing Failure of Miller Park
Murphy’s Law

The Embarrassing Failure of Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers have begun the season with a horrendous start, one that is setting franchise records for futility.

Murphy’s Law: The Bitter Feud Between the Bradley Center and Wisconsin Center
Murphy’s Law

The Bitter Feud Between the Bradley Center and Wisconsin Center

The "negotiations" by the Bradley Center and the Wisconsin Center District have begun to resemble the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys.

Murphy’s Law: Could The Brewers Benefit If Minnesota Loses Its Team?
Murphy’s Law

Could The Brewers Benefit If Minnesota Loses Its Team?

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has scoffed at complaints from Twin Cities newspapers that eliminating a baseball team there would benefit the Milwaukee Brewers.

Murphy’s Law: Should Wisconsin Get Ready for War?
Murphy’s Law

Should Wisconsin Get Ready for War?

You may feel very safe and protected, living in cozy Wisconsin, far from America's seacoasts.

Murphy’s Law: Antonio Riley’s Campaign Coffer Looks Mayoral
Murphy’s Law

Antonio Riley’s Campaign Coffer Looks Mayoral

News reports have made much of the money raised by Ald. Marvin Pratt and Ald. Tom Nardelli, speculating about their chances for mayor.

Murphy’s Law: Will A New Soccer Stadium Help or Hurt the Bucks?
Murphy’s Law

Will A New Soccer Stadium Help or Hurt the Bucks?

The proposal to build a soccer stadium downtown adds another complication to what has become a political minefield around the proposed Bradley Center renovation.

Murphy’s Law: The Truth About Miller Park
Murphy’s Law

The Truth About Miller Park

Those looking for a frank assessment of Miller Park are unlikely to find it in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which rarely criticizes anything connected to the home team.