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DeNeve appointed public relations supervisor for Common Council – City Clerk’s Office
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DeNeve appointed public relations supervisor for Common Council – City Clerk’s Office

Mr. DeNeve will assist in managing all of the division’s public relations.

City Hall: City Will Contest Foxconn Power Deal
City Hall

City Will Contest Foxconn Power Deal

City Attorney will contest $117 million Foxconn subsidy charged to We Energies customers.

City Hall: Mayor Allows Interim Health Leader
City Hall

Mayor Allows Interim Health Leader

Returns file to the council unsigned, opens door to approval of McManus.

New digs for the City Records Center
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New digs for the City Records Center

News release from City Clerk Jim Owczarski

Bar Exam: Top 10 Bar Exams of 2017
Bar Exam

Top 10 Bar Exams of 2017

Most popular stories: old bars. Corner bars. And some surprises.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 5 Milwaukeeans To Be Thankful For
Eyes on Milwaukee

5 Milwaukeeans To Be Thankful For

These five people are making Milwaukee a better place for all.

First meeting is tonight for Milwaukee Safety and Civic Commission
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First meeting is tonight for Milwaukee Safety and Civic Commission

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski and Council President Ashanti Hamilton

Murphy’s Law: The City’s Most Curious Lobbyist
Murphy’s Law

The City’s Most Curious Lobbyist

Why is fire fighters’ president quietly lobbying on issues unrelated to his job?

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.

Plenty of Horne: Black Cat Mural Alley Opens
Plenty of Horne

Black Cat Mural Alley Opens

Sometimes the best public art is hidden from view.

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.

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.

Plenty of Horne: Nick’s House to Meet Wrecking Ball
Plenty of Horne

Nick’s House to Meet Wrecking Ball

East Side tavern's building from 1880s has unique structure, virgin wood. Why destroy it?

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?

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.

Where Can Former Sex Offenders Go?

Where Can Former Sex Offenders Go?

Restrictive city law often leaves them nowhere to live, many are becoming homeless.

Charter School Review Committee info now available via E-Notify
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Charter School Review Committee info now available via E-Notify

The city’s E-Notify subscriber categories include news and updates from city departments, elected officials, and city agencies, and a valid e-mail address is all that you need to get started.

City anticipating lawsuit after denying Silk’s request for downtown strip club
House Confidential: City Clerk’s Home Is His Castle
House Confidential

City Clerk’s Home Is His Castle

Jim Owczarski's home towers over the nearby ranch homes.

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

News release from City Clerk Jim Owczarski

Plenty of Horne: Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich
Plenty of Horne

Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich

A host of notables gathered to salute Jakubovich and the fabulous historic architecture of Milwaukee he helped protect.

Plenty of Horne: A Battle Over Historic Designation
Plenty of Horne

A Battle Over Historic Designation

Developer Robert Joseph wants to demolish 1880s tavern but Ald. Bauman and Third Ward board vote for historic designation, which provides protection for now.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Create a Media Orgy!
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Create a Media Orgy!

Their press conference releasing the plan for new arena and development generated at least 20 stories. Mission accomplished.

Plenty of Horne: In Defense of Historic Tax Credits
Plenty of Horne

In Defense of Historic Tax Credits

National Trust for Historic Preservation's leader comes to town, where her speech to a crowd filled with notables dramatized the need for state to maintain the current credits.

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.

Plenty of Horne: The Legacy of Paul Jakubovich
Plenty of Horne

The Legacy of Paul Jakubovich

The City’s Historic Preservation Officer had an unmatched knowledge of and commitment to the preservation of historic buildings.

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

News release from the Office of the City Clerk

After lifting of cab cap, city will begin accepting applications for new taxi permits
Press Release

After lifting of cab cap, city will begin accepting applications for new taxi permits

For the first time in decades, applicants for a public passenger vehicle permit to operate a taxi in Milwaukee will be able to apply without regard for a cap on the number of permits issued, and receive provisional permission to begin operating the day of their application. On a unanimous vote, the Milwaukee Common Council passed legislation […]

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.

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!

Eyes on Milwaukee: Taxi Cab Lottery Has Light Turnout
Eyes on Milwaukee

Taxi Cab Lottery Has Light Turnout

Though there were 1,706 applications for 100 new licenses, only about 200 showed up for the lottery. But the show must go on! -- and did.

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?

Plenty of Horne: Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments
Plenty of Horne

Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments

The changes aren't radical but big winner is Ald. Kovac, who becomes chair of Finance and vice-chair of Steering and Rules.

Plenty of Horne: Is Zamarripa’s Democratic Challenger Really Republican?
Plenty of Horne

Is Zamarripa’s Democratic Challenger Really Republican?

He's just 18, but candidate Vincent Synowicz is already mastering the slick verbal skills of a veteran politician.

Milwaukee City Channel expands offerings to include second streaming feed online
FPC confirmation starts with committee hearing tomorrow
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FPC confirmation starts with committee hearing tomorrow

For the first time in city history, on Thursday citizens will be able to indirectly ask questions of and comment on an appointee to the Fire and Police Commission.

New Network of Charter Schools Coming

New Network of Charter Schools Coming

Ex-MPS Superintendent Howard Fuller is helping lead effort, which will delay schools opening to 2014-2015.

Historic Preservation, Clerk’s Office team up to document condemned convent
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Historic Preservation, Clerk’s Office team up to document condemned convent

Milwaukee’s Historic Preservation Commission is teaming up with the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Public Information Division of the City Clerk’s Office to collect photos of the building and document its history on an interactive website.

Youth Council ready to begin new session; two seats stand vacant
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Youth Council ready to begin new session; two seats stand vacant

The City of Milwaukee Youth Council (MYC) is a step closer to beginning a new term on November 1 – that after the Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee (CED) approved new and reappointed members of the body this morning.

Has the Clock Run Out for the Sydney Hih?

Has the Clock Run Out for the Sydney Hih?

The historic Sydney Hih building, which city officials had intended to tear down, may have been saved for another day, due to a legalistic maneuver by alderman and attorney Bob Baumann at a Tuesday meeting of the Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Regional Bus Service Cuts, Transit Center Redevelopment, Museum Mile, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Regional Bus Service Cuts, Transit Center Redevelopment, Museum Mile, and More

The 11th installment of Eyes on Milwaukee focuses on transit, development, and new restaurants. The Downtown Transit Center's redevelopment is inching closer to reality. The Milwaukee Museum Mile is a new marketing effort for some overlooked museums. Service reductions are coming to the Milwaukee-Racine-Kenosha commuter bus service, and the Milwaukee City Clerk is still tweeting, thankfully.

The Roundup: Tower De Force
The Roundup

Tower De Force

Mandel’s Groundbreaking High Rise