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Sue Black

Sue Black is the former director of the Milwaukee County Parks.

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Haas Calls for Renewed Search for Parks Director
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Haas Calls for Renewed Search for Parks Director

Supports Sullivan for Director of Child Support

Eyes on Milwaukee: Jim Sullivan Will Head County Parks
Eyes on Milwaukee

Jim Sullivan Will Head County Parks

Former state senator is new parks director, will be assisted by Jim Tarantino.

Milwaukee NARI Honors GPS Education Partners with “Building Milwaukee” Award
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Milwaukee NARI Honors GPS Education Partners with “Building Milwaukee” Award

The “Building Milwaukee” Award was created to recognize efforts made by individuals and businesses who concentrate on improvements assisting in the growth or positive impact of our community.

Back in the News: Sue Black Faces More Controversy
Back in the News

Sue Black Faces More Controversy

Former county parks director investigated for management of Arizona Parks.

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.

Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council Honors Barry Mandel With the “Building Milwaukee” Award
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Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council Honors Barry Mandel With the “Building Milwaukee” Award

The Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI presented its annual “Building Milwaukee Award” to Barry Mandel.

Murphy’s Law: Will Waukesha Be Less Hostile to Milwaukee?
Murphy’s Law

Will Waukesha Be Less Hostile to Milwaukee?

Defeat of Mayor Jeff Scrima could mean better relations between the two cities.

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.

MSOE Soccer Garage Debuts

MSOE Soccer Garage Debuts

MSOE unveils parking garage, athletic field complex.

Plenty of Horne: Ahoy! Pirate Party Will Rally Downtown
Plenty of Horne

Ahoy! Pirate Party Will Rally Downtown

The Wisconsin affiliate of the populist-flavored party, organized by political activist Joe Klein, will rally on June 29th.

Statement of County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Parks Committee Chairman Gerry Broderick on the Appointment of a New County Parks Director
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Statement of County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Parks Committee Chairman Gerry Broderick on the Appointment of a New County Parks Director

It’s nice that the County Executive is finally focusing on the management of Milwaukee County by working toward filling the many vacancies in his administration.

Murphy’s Law: Did Sue Black Pay Nothing to “Buy” Wave Team?
Murphy’s Law

Did Sue Black Pay Nothing to “Buy” Wave Team?

The Milwaukee Wave has been a money loser, which might explain why she paid little, and why she's under pressure to turn the team around.

Plenty of Horne: Mayor Says Streetcar is “Trojan Horse”
Plenty of Horne

Mayor Says Streetcar is “Trojan Horse”

Streetcar will be first leg of what he hopes will be a more extensive rail system.

House Confidential: Sue Black’s Cape Cod Cutie
House Confidential

Sue Black’s Cape Cod Cutie

The Milwaukee Wave owner and former parks director lives modestly near the Waukesha county line.

Statement of Supervisor David Bowen Regarding the Retirements and Firings of County Executive’s Administration
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Statement of Supervisor David Bowen Regarding the Retirements and Firings of County Executive’s Administration

Supervisor Questions Sudden Departures, Abele Administration’s High Turnover

Envisioning the Seen, March 11
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Envisioning the Seen, March 11

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI) and the Pabst Theater Foundation have partnered to create an entirely unique conversation series titled Envisioning the Seen. On Monday March 11, twelve dynamic, inspiring Milwaukeeans will gather on stage at the historic Pabst Theater to share their visions for the future of our built environment.

Murphy’s Law: The Return of Sue Black
Murphy’s Law

The Return of Sue Black

How she got the new job. And will she run against Chris Abele?

Supervisor Patricia Jursik, Chair of Economic Development for Milwaukee County, Congratulates the Wave Organization and Sue Black
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Supervisor Patricia Jursik, Chair of Economic Development for Milwaukee County, Congratulates the Wave Organization and Sue Black

“Let’s make this a sell-out to welcome Sue and support the Wave and a great charity!”

Back in the News: Sue Black
Back in the News

Sue Black

She was wrongly fired, she insists to Milwaukee Magazine, whose cover story has many community leaders praising her.

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and Supervisor Broderick Develop New Funding Mechanism for Milwaukee County Parks
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and Supervisor Broderick Develop New Funding Mechanism for Milwaukee County Parks

“Parks Amenities Matching Fund” supports Parks without tax levy on residents.

October E-Update from Supervisor Jursik
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October E-Update from Supervisor Jursik

October e-newsletter from Supervisor Patricia Jursik.

Murphy’s Law: The Latest Journal Sentinel Purge
Murphy’s Law

The Latest Journal Sentinel Purge

Some big names could be leaving the ever-shrinking newspaper.

Murphy’s Law: Rich Park, Poor Park
Murphy’s Law

Rich Park, Poor Park

Milwaukee County Parks is increasingly a two-tier system, with the worst maintained parks in poor areas.

Murphy’s Law: Abele Under Fire
Murphy’s Law

Abele Under Fire

Has the Johnny Thomas situation poisoned relations between the county exec and county board?

Murphy’s Law: The Tragedy of Chris and Sue
Murphy’s Law

The Tragedy of Chris and Sue

How the friendship of Abele and Black turned into bitter enmity.

Beer Gardens Back at Pere Marquette

Beer Gardens Back at Pere Marquette

It was off after Sue Black's firing. Now it's back on.

Murphy’s Law: Myths About Black’s Firing
Murphy’s Law

Myths About Black’s Firing

Strip away the myths and you begin to see why Abele dumped her.

Milwaukee County Chairwoman Reacts To Parks Director Depature
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Milwaukee County Chairwoman Reacts To Parks Director Depature

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic released the following statement upon learning of the departure of Milwaukee County Parks Director Sue Black:

Why Was Sue Black Fired?

Why Was Sue Black Fired?

The development is a shocker as Abele was a friend and supporter of the highly regarded parks director.

County Executive Abele Announces National Search for New Parks Director
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County Executive Abele Announces National Search for New Parks Director

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is announcing a national search for a new Parks Director to replace Sue Black. Black is no longer with Milwaukee County.

Murphy’s Law: The Farley Fiasco
Murphy’s Law

The Farley Fiasco

Is the County board punishing Abele’s aide Patrick Farley for whistle blowing?

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Governor Doyle's announcement that he will not be seeking a third term could send ripples through Milwaukee's political landscape. The most commonly mentioned named Democratic Party members that may run for Governor include, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.

The Roundup: Krug Scores Joint Finance Seat
The Roundup

Krug Scores Joint Finance Seat

Rep. Shirley Krug was chosen Monday to take a seat on the influential Joint Committee on Finance