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Eyes on Milwaukee: Worker With KKK Cooler Fired
Eyes on Milwaukee

Worker With KKK Cooler Fired

City official says American Sewer Services fired worker, a member of Laborers Local 113.

Franklin Wants Milwaukee’s Water

Franklin Wants Milwaukee’s Water

But Bauman doubts suburb can meet city rules for transportation and affordable housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Donovan Runs Afoul of City Gun Policy
Eyes on Milwaukee

Donovan Runs Afoul of City Gun Policy

Alderman said he knew of city employees carrying firearms, but has failed to report them.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ban Contractors From Carrying Guns?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ban Contractors From Carrying Guns?

Proposal causes fierce Common Council debate. Plus: Bauman slams city attorneys.

Facebook photo shows workers of city-hired subcontractor carrying handguns
Press Release

Facebook photo shows workers of city-hired subcontractor carrying handguns

News release and image from Alderman Stamper, Alderwoman Coggs, and Council President Hamilton

Eyes on Milwaukee: Who Wants To Market The Streetcar?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Who Wants To Market The Streetcar?

City hiring outside vendor to brand and promote "The Hop."

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Sell Water to Waukesha
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Sell Water to Waukesha

After years of debate, Waukesha and Milwaukee strike a historic, 40-year deal.

Three parking checkers shot at in two separate incidents
Press Release

Three parking checkers shot at in two separate incidents

News release from Aldermen Bob Donovan, Tony Zielinski and Mark A. Borkowski

Eyes on Milwaukee: Potawatomi Gives $10 Million To Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Potawatomi Gives $10 Million To Streetcar

Streetcar will be known as The Hop; Potawatomi gift means no operation costs for city.

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

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

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

Milwaukee Downtown names its 2017 Downtown Achievement Award winners
Press Release

Milwaukee Downtown names its 2017 Downtown Achievement Award winners

Catalytic projects and downtown leaders were honored for their contributions to the central business district.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Chooses Streetcar Operator
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Chooses Streetcar Operator

French company Transdev will operate streetcar for $3.6 million a year.

Milwaukee Streetcar Construction on Target to Meet Residential Preference Program, DBE Goals
Press Release

Milwaukee Streetcar Construction on Target to Meet Residential Preference Program, DBE Goals

First Report Shows Solid Employment of City Residents, Contracting With Minority Construction Firms

Milwaukee Streetcar Construction Progress: West St. Paul Avenue to Open in Both Directions Temporarily
Press Release

Milwaukee Streetcar Construction Progress: West St. Paul Avenue to Open in Both Directions Temporarily

Track construction continues with limited access on N. Broadway, and roadway preparation/lane closures on N. Jackson St.

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: $30 Million Spent on Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

$30 Million Spent on Streetcar

Streetcar project on track, literally -- and financially.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Rails Being Welded
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Rails Being Welded

Mayor, MPS students on-hand to see the work

The Environmental Mayor Holds Forth

The Environmental Mayor Holds Forth

Barrett keeps pushing for green solutions despite opposing political winds.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Track Construction Starts in April
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Track Construction Starts in April

System on track to start service in late 2018, project is on-budget

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Streetcar is Hiring
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Streetcar is Hiring

The contractor needs workers and city residents get preference.

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

Plenty of Horne: City Department Paints the Town
Plenty of Horne

City Department Paints the Town

Painted curbs will denote no-parkng areas. And new parking checkers will ride bikes.

HACM and Bublr Bikes Partner to Expand Bike Share into Low-Income Communities
Press Release

HACM and Bublr Bikes Partner to Expand Bike Share into Low-Income Communities

National grant awarded to develop innovative outreach program

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.

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

MKE Plays ready to transform Marcus DeBack Playground
Press Release

MKE Plays ready to transform Marcus DeBack Playground

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

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.

Additional Hours of Operation at the City of Milwaukee Tow Lot Begin Sunday, December 13, 2015

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $400

Additional Hours of Operation at the City of Milwaukee Tow Lot Begin Sunday, December 13, 2015
Plenty Of Horne: All Hail Our Business Improvement Districts
Plenty Of Horne

All Hail Our Business Improvement Districts

City party celebrates work of 35 BIDs, which have helped improve many city neighborhoods.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Pennsylvania Company Wins Streetcar Contract
Eyes on Milwaukee

Pennsylvania Company Wins Streetcar Contract

Brookville Equipment wins city bid over 3 companies, will charge $18.6 million for 4 streetcar vehicles.

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.

Milwaukee’s Infrastructure Challenges

Milwaukee’s Infrastructure Challenges

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

Newly Opened ARTery Path Extends Beerline

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $50

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.

Plenty of Horne: New Penthouse for Old Third Ward Building
Plenty of Horne

New Penthouse for Old Third Ward Building

Eppstein Uhen short of space in Headquarters; Bauman rips Summerfest traffic woes; and his challenger kicks off campaign

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.

Streetcar rerouted near Cathedral Square Park, upgraded stop planned on Kilbourn
The MMSD Story: Every Drop Counts
The MMSD Story

Every Drop Counts

Milwaukee’s sewerage district is leading an incremental revolution, to manage every drop of rain where it falls.

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.

Milwaukee seeks $15 million federal grant for streetcar spur to lakefront
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Milwaukee seeks $15 million federal grant for streetcar spur to lakefront

Swing Park Nominated for MANDI Award

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $40

Swing Park Nominated for MANDI Award

Swing Park Nominated for MANDI Award

And its story -- and controversies- keep getting retold.

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.

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.

The City of Milwaukee Declares a Snow Emergency
Press Release

The City of Milwaukee Declares a Snow Emergency

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

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.

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.”

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: 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.

Plenty of Horne: Ambulance Chasing Lawyer Chases Abele
Plenty of Horne

Ambulance Chasing Lawyer Chases Abele

Plus: Bud Selig’s birthday bash and where will new Journal CEO live?

Cyclists, city officials gearing up for seventh annual Riverwest 24
Press Release

Cyclists, city officials gearing up for seventh annual Riverwest 24

Riverwest 24 Starts tonight -- News release from Alds. Kovac and Coggs

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.

Plenty of Horne: New York Discovers Our Sinking City
Plenty of Horne

New York Discovers Our Sinking City

City Hall, Milwaukee Rep and Mitchell buildings are sinking. Is Deep Tunnel the culprit? The Times is not sure.

St. Paul Bridge is Reopened

St. Paul Bridge is Reopened

Key connection to Third Ward and Summerfest is completed on time and on budget.

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

West Hampton Avenue Construction Project Begins May 21, 2014

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

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.

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

West Hampton Avenue Construction Project Begins May 21, 2014

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

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

Milwaukee Water Works – Update on water main breaks advisory

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

Mayor Tom Barrett Welcomes New Pothole Workers
Press Release

Mayor Tom Barrett Welcomes New Pothole Workers

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Plenty of Horne: Why We Lost the Marsupial Bridge Swings
Plenty of Horne

Why We Lost the Marsupial Bridge Swings

The city hasn't allocated money to maintain them. Should the nearby Business Improvement District adopt them?

Plenty of Horne: Grand Opening of Marsupial Bridge Connector
Plenty of Horne

Grand Opening of Marsupial Bridge Connector

Hurrah! Newly-opened Trestle Stair connects Marsupial Bridge to Commerce Street and better knits neighborhoods.

Photo Gallery: A Very Pleasant Opening
Photo Gallery

A Very Pleasant Opening

Photos and gossip from the ceremonial opening of the Pleasant Street Bridge.

Plenty of Horne: Residents Reject Freshwater Name
Plenty of Horne

Residents Reject Freshwater Name

Contest to rename Pittsburgh Ave. to honor water institute didn't convince street's residents, who nixed Freshwater Way.

The City of Milwaukee Declares a Snow Emergency
Press Release

The City of Milwaukee Declares a Snow Emergency

City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Commissioner of Public Works Ghassan Korban has declared a snow emergency effective from 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 27 until 5:00 A.M. Thursday, February 28 to facilitate effective curb-to-curb plowing on main arterials. During a snow emergency: Night parking regulations go into effect from 11 PM to 6 AM […]

Banish the Freeway’s Gloom!

Banish the Freeway’s Gloom!

Design winners attempt to brighten the gloomy passageway between downtown Milwaukee and the Historic Third Ward.

Milwaukee Moves Forward!

Milwaukee Moves Forward!

Council committee moves forward with the streetcar.