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Plats and Parcels: West Allis Hotel Proposal Could Get Subsidy
Plats and Parcels

West Allis Hotel Proposal Could Get Subsidy

$133 million project with hotel, offices, could get $21.5 million subsidy.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 4th Street Rededicated Vel R. Phillips Ave.
Eyes on Milwaukee

4th Street Rededicated Vel R. Phillips Ave.

A who's who ceremony of politicians and candidates turns out to honor legacy of Vel Phillips.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rebuilding a Vibrant Bronzeville
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rebuilding a Vibrant Bronzeville

Actor Danny Glover and many local notables celebrate new development anchored by Black Holocaust Museum.

Community Leaders Worry About Growing Power

Community Leaders Worry About Growing Power

Financial troubles point to uncertain future for Will Allen’s famed urban farming organization.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How Legacy Lofts Overcame the Odds
Eyes on Milwaukee

How Legacy Lofts Overcame the Odds

Conversion of old ice cream factory died many times before work could begin.

The Story of Welford Sanders Lofts

The Story of Welford Sanders Lofts

How the $21 million building on MLK Dr. that honors him was created.

Interim Director Named at LISC Milwaukee

Interim Director Named at LISC Milwaukee

Laura Bray's departure caught board off-guard, search for new leader could take months.

LISC Milwaukee Director Laura Bray Resigns

LISC Milwaukee Director Laura Bray Resigns

Leaves just four months after replacing longtime director Leo Ries at neighborhood improvement group.

New Leader of LISC Aims to Improve City

New Leader of LISC Aims to Improve City

Laura Bray helped revitalize Menomonee Valley, oversaw Three Bridges Park.

LISC Selects Laura Bray as New Executive Director
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LISC Selects Laura Bray as New Executive Director

Bray Brings Successes From Menomonee Valley to Broader Milwaukee Development

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.

LISC Milwaukee to Conduct Search for New Executive Director
Press Release

LISC Milwaukee to Conduct Search for New Executive Director

Long-time executive director moves on to new endeavors

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.

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.

Who Will Win the MANDI Awards?

Who Will Win the MANDI Awards?

15 organizations are nominated for the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation.

Washington Park Neighborhood and MPD Awarded National MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award
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Washington Park Neighborhood and MPD Awarded National MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award

Mobilizing Residents/Partnerships leads to improved neighborhood safety

Plenty of Horne: Conference Touts Historic Preservation
Plenty of Horne

Conference Touts Historic Preservation

Conference at We Energies offers experts touting the huge environmental payoff for historic reuse of buildings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Visiting Leaders Pitch Pro Stadiums — And Transit!
Eyes on Milwaukee

Visiting Leaders Pitch Pro Stadiums — And Transit!

MMAC organized event to sell NBA arena, but speakers from Cleveland, Denver and OKC said Millenials want transit, too.

The Return of ACRE

The Return of ACRE

The successful program training minorities in real estate, disbanded in 2010, is being revived by a group of partners.

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.

MANDI Awards Announce Sweet 16 Nominees

MANDI Awards Announce Sweet 16 Nominees

Finalists for 2014 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation include Three Bridges Park and 15 others.

The Community Empowerment Tour

The Community Empowerment Tour

What steps can the Harambee neighborhood take to change and improve it?

All Black Everything

All Black Everything

A new group aims to boost neighborhood businesses, health and self reliance

The New Czar of Community Safety

The New Czar of Community Safety

A partnership between the Milwaukee Police and a community organization will pay for a new leader to work on collaborative solutions to crime.

Central City Crusaders

Central City Crusaders

More than 15 Milwaukee groups and individuals are award nominees for work improving central city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Historic Milwaukee Celebration
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Historic Milwaukee Celebration

Plus: A national green award for The Brewery; and bringing fruit trees to Walker's Point.

The Neighborhood Guru

The Neighborhood Guru

Community organizer Howard Snyder has led many redevelopment projects on the Northwest Side.

The Roundup: Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money
The Roundup

Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money

Acting Mayor Pockets $7,500 with no explanation