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Plenty of Horne: Meeting Addresses Swing Park Homicides
Plenty of Horne

Meeting Addresses Swing Park Homicides

Mayor, police, city officials, residents have a solution-oriented meeting short on anger.

Plenty of Horne: 89-Unit Complex Would Face Swing Park
Plenty of Horne

89-Unit Complex Would Face Swing Park

Approval sought for river-side complex with 4 townhouses and 85 apartments embracing Swing Park.

Swing Park Nominated for MANDI Award

Swing Park Nominated for MANDI Award

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

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.”

GMC receives Harvesting Leading Practices grant from Kresge Foundation
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GMC receives Harvesting Leading Practices grant from Kresge Foundation

Grant supports work in creative placemaking for the artery and Harambee/Riverwest neighborhoods

Artists Transforming the “Artery” Bicycle Trail

Artists Transforming the “Artery” Bicycle Trail

Trail runs north from Beerline trail, from Keefe Ave. in Riverwest north to Third and Capitol Dr.

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.

Residents Debate Beerline Trail Extension

Residents Debate Beerline Trail Extension

Riverwest Artery trail would follow RR right of way into Harambee neighborhood.

Arts Projects Coming to Wisconsin Avenue

Arts Projects Coming to Wisconsin Avenue

Greater Milwaukee Committee bringing two major art installations to Downtown and the Beer Line Bicycle Trail.

$10,000 Awarded to Community Artists for Performance Ideas in the ARTery, New Park in Harambee
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$10,000 Awarded to Community Artists for Performance Ideas in the ARTery, New Park in Harambee

Community members dreamed up 116 ideas in response, and after an open jury hosted at All People’s Church, beintween awarded a total of $10,000 to the top 20 winners.

Plenty of Horne: Goodbye Faye McBeath Foundation
Plenty of Horne

Goodbye Faye McBeath Foundation

The foundation created by a Milwaukee Journal heir gave untold millions to local causes since 1960s, but will spend its final assets this year.

Plenty of Horne: Brookfield Square Welcomes County Buses
Plenty of Horne

Brookfield Square Welcomes County Buses

Unlike Southridge and other suburban malls, Brookfield Square actually runs ads to attract bus-riding city residents.

The Road to Creativity

The Road to Creativity

Despite carping from critics, the Creational Trails project seeks to artistically enliven 10 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue.

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.

Plenty of Horne: State Making Little Progress on Improving Train Shed
Plenty of Horne

State Making Little Progress on Improving Train Shed

Gov. Walker turned down federal money that could have funded federally-mandated improvements required for downtown train station.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $350,000 Grant Funds Art Corridors
Eyes on Milwaukee

$350,000 Grant Funds Art Corridors

GMC lands grant from ArtPlace America to create artistic corridors in Riverwest and Harambee and on West Wisconsin Ave.

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Witkowiak Runs Off to Siberia
Eyes on Milwaukee

Witkowiak Runs Off to Siberia

The former alderman is an obsessive marathon runner. And the city gets 2000 more trees.

Healing an Urban Scar

Healing an Urban Scar

A proposed trail called an "Artery" could renew an abandoned, 2.4 mile strip of land along a former railroad track.

Newaukeean of the Week: Keith Hayes
Newaukeean of the Week

Keith Hayes

He moved here for a girl. Now he's leading a campaign to create an artistically rendered trail through Riverwest.

Plenty of Horne: The Holton Bridge Swings
Plenty of Horne

The Holton Bridge Swings

Kinetic sculptures enliven the gathering place below the Holton Bridge. And Weird Al holds court in MKE.