MANDI winners awarded at gala
The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) highlight the unsung heroes working to revitalize Milwaukee's most distressed urban neighborhoods. Last night, winners were announced at an Oscar-style gala to a crowd of 840 people at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
UWM student Fangmann committed to making a difference
In the age of selfies, one local college student stands out for being completely selfless. UW-Milwaukee sophomore Maggie Fangmann has clocked over 150 volunteer hours in the last year and a half alone.
Milwaukee's image problem in China
After a week in Beijing, Bobby Tanzilo ruminates on Milwaukee's image problem in China.
Milwaukee favorites for someone who's coming ... or going
OnMilwaukee.com Sports Editor Jim Owczarski is taking off on a new adventure, leaving the Cream City after over three years. It's been fun, very memorable, and full of fun people, places, drinks and food. On his way out, he shares with you some of his favorites in all of those categories.
Ald. Davis announces new Midtown Center development proposal
The vacant Lowes Home Improvement store in Midtown Center is expected to be transformed into a new, state-of-the-art multi-entertainment complex, Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. said Wednesday.
Doors Open Milwaukee in March: Feasting on thick, juicy in-depth tours
Occasionally I like to compare the two main components of attending Doors Open Milwaukee to food, probably because I like both almost equally. Sometimes when you are on the go, something light and quick is just what you are looking for. But what about those times when you want to slow down, relax and take in something with a little more substance? This is where the second component of Doors Open comes into play: the in-depth tour.
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State economic policies have consequences
By virtually every measure, Minnesota is taking Wisconsin's lunch money, according to a recent study by the LaCrosse Tribune, which lies right at the border.
Arena discussion should turn around and look north
In all of the discussions of the siting of a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, the discussion has been about connecting to Wisconsin Avenue and points south of the current Bradley Center. But, let's not ignore the other side.
Barrett, Donovan release statements after Manney appeal
Last night, a panel comprised of three Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission members upheld the decision to fire Officer Christopher Manney, who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton during a confrontation in Red Arrow Park last April. Mayor Tom Barrett and Ald. Bob Donovan both released statements in response to the panel's verdict.
One-time $2 M-CARD charge goes into effect April 6
This morning, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will begin charging $2 per card starting on Monday, April 6. The fee is a one-time charge for the smart card; after that fee, customers only have to pay for the fares that are put on it.
Northwestern Mutual Tower prepares for 27-hour concrete foundation pour
The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons is taking a major step forward March 27 and 28 when the concrete foundation for the 1.1 million square foot project will be formed in a continuous 27-hour concrete pour.
Giant water slide event coming to Milwaukee
Just when we thought the Milwaukee summer couldn't get any better, here comes "Slide the City!"
Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Match Day raises over $3.4 million in 24 hours
The 24-hour online giving event - built around funds, support and awareness for nonprofit groups in southeastern Wisconsin - wound up raising $3,490,552 for its 20 food and shelter organizations.
Meet the "Brady Street cheater"
Last Saturday was a 50-something degree day that was perfect for biking, grilling, the St. Patrick's parade and, apparently, confessing your sins at a busy intersection wearing nothing but tighty-whities.
Is the Starbucks CEO coming to Milwaukee?
According to an employee of the Starbucks at 17980 W. Bluemound Road, CEO Howard Schultz is scheduled to visit the store and hold a meeting for employees only at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 790 N. Van Buren St., on Wednesday, April 1.
Community to rally for public schools two days before state budget hearing
Hundreds of parents, educators, students and community members will rally in support of public schools - and author Diane Ravitch will speak - this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the MATC Cooley Auditorium.
Milwaukee County Parks awarded $635,000 grant
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Milwaukee County Parks will receive a grant of $635,000 as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to combat invasive species in the Great Lakes basin.
Is this century-old car salesman Scott Walker's doppelgänger?
There is no escaping Scott Walker -- not even by fleeing into the distant past. Our governor's countenance is everywhere lately, and it was disconcerting recently to find a remarkable facsimile of it on the front page of the Dec. 21, 1908 edition of The Milwaukee Journal.
My door to Milwaukee was at 805 S. 5th St.
Writing these past two weeks about disappeared Milwaukee rock clubs and Downtown in the 1980s has me a little bleary eyed with nostalgia. And my Milwaukee reminiscences almost always lead straight back to one building in Walker's Point.
Possible $40 million development eyed for Bay View
The Bay View site of the former Sweet Water Organics is being looked at for a possible $40 million, 307-unit apartment complex, according to Alderman Tony Zielinski.
Walker Square Action Plan kick-off meeting set for March 19
Ald. José G. Pérez invites residents to the Walker Square Action Plan kick-off meeting on Thursday, March 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at MATC Walker Square Campus, 816 W. National Ave.
Invest in Milwaukee's future
In his Feb. 23 column for the BizTimes, Steve Jagler observed that each time a project is proposed to propel the city forward, someone or something seems to pop up and attempts to stop it. Judging from the feedback Steve Jagler received in response to his piece, many readers feel the same way.
UW-Waukesha Dean Harry Muir: cuts could be devastating
The following is a letter to the editor from UW-Waukesha Dean Harry Muir concerning the recent budget cuts to the UW system.
NM tower project adds more local jobs
Benson Industries, an international company that will build the new Northwestern Mutual Tower's glass façade, will lease about 83,000 square feet of space in Milwaukee's Century City Business Park on the city's northwest side. The company will hire local residents to assemble the panels of what is known as curtain wall.