West side community meeting about streetcar project on Monday
Common Council President Michael J. Murphy will attend a community informational meeting about the Milwaukee Streetcar project at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St. Mayor Tom Barrett will attend the meeting and will provide an overview of the project.
New air service announcements highlight a successful 2014 at Mitchell Airport
Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) had a busy and successful year in 2014, and with a new airline, new air service and the completion of a major project that will improve the passenger experience at MKE, 2015 is shaping up to be another exciting year.
Common Ground wants to meet with Bucks owner Edens on distressed properties
The Southeastern Wisconsin Common Ground group gathered at North 44th Street on Thursday morning to protest the desire of Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, along with co-owner Marc Lasry, to receive public funds for a new multi-use arena in Downtown Milwaukee. Nationstar, the company Common Ground says owns hundreds of distressed properties in Milwaukee, had addressed the group with a letter on Wednesday.
Abele announces new Milwaukee airport director
This morning, County Executive Chris Abele announced Terry Slaybaugh as the new airport director for Mitchell International Airport. Slaybaugh - currently running the airport in Dayton, Ohio - will replace Barry Bateman, who retired from the position back in April.
Junior Achievement names 2015 Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame inductees
Junior Achievement (JA) will celebrate its 25th anniversary of the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame on April 16, at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. In addition to honoring all 100 past laureates at the induction ceremony, five more outstanding leaders in business will be inducted.
King's visits to Milwaukee left permanent mark
The visionary civil rights leader visited our city to speak on at least two occasions. His comments half a century ago remain as true now as they were then. Here is some of what he told Milwaukeeans.
Ald. Puente's statement on Ald. Dudzik's inflammatory streetcar comments
The joint statement issued Friday (January 23) by 12 of my Common Council colleagues regarding the comments made by Alderman Joe Dudzik (on a radio program last Thursday -- January 22) was on the mark and I agree with it wholeheartedly.
8 suggestions for Newaukee
Newaukee is a growing force in Milwaukee with incredible human and fiscal resources. As the younger generation takes control there a few suggestions that will help make Milwaukee a great place to live and work.
Ald. Hamilton statement about seeing beyond the streetcar
With all of the somewhat extreme and dramatic claims being made in the streetcar debate, it is time to remind everyone about the already approved and ongoing efforts in Milwaukee that are not being mentioned by either side, but that go hand in hand with the streetcar project.
Common Council President Murphy's statement on the streetcar debate
Common Council President Michael J. Murphy made a statement today regarding the Downtown Milwaukee streetcar plan proposed by Mayor Tom Barrett, noting that the truth for Milwaukee's future "lies somewhere in the middle" of the extreme positions taken by both supporters and opponents of the project.
Diverse & Resilient announces leadership awards
Diverse and Resilient has selected eight leaders as recipients of the 2014 LGBT Leadership Awards. The awardees are individuals and organizations who have demonstrated leadership in improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the state of Wisconsin.
Common Council delays final streetcar vote until Feb. 10
This morning, the Milwaukee Common Council voted 10-5 in favor of Mayor Barrett's hotly debated Milwaukee streetcar plan. However, the final approval for the long-argued streetcar will still be delayed until the council's next meeting on Feb. 10.
Celebrate the "old" Tippecanoe Library before it closes for renovation
The Tippecanoe Library is about to undergo a renovation and patrons are encouraged to visit and say goodbye to the "old" library on its last day of service Friday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the 3912 S. Howell Ave.
The Gateway to Milwaukee's position on the Milwaukee streetcar
The following statement was sent to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Ald. Terry Witkowski on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Airport Gateway Business Association on Jan. 20.
Meeting set to discuss plan to develop Faust Drum Center site in Bay View
If you want to hear more about Dermond Property Investments LLC's plan to develop the site long occupied by Faust Drum Center, 2204 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., and weigh in on it, Ald. Tony Zielinski hosts a town hall meeting on the proposed development on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Bay View Post 180, 2860 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Prominent business and civic leaders urge support for streetcar
An open letter from prominent Milwaukee business leaders urging support for the Milwaukee Streetcar, including the CEOs of some of Milwaukee's largest corporations such as ManpowerGroup, Johnson Controls, Marcus Corporation and Lubar & Co.
Davis' "sound alternative" to the Milwaukee streetcar
Ald. Joe Davis, Sr. offers an approach that lays out how the remaining federal funds for transit that the City of Milwaukee proposed to allocate for the Downtown Streetcar can be used.
News conference explores proposals for eventual, extended streetcar routes
Several members of the Milwaukee Common Council and a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will hold a news conference Tuesday to make an important announcement regarding the proposed Milwaukee streetcar route, Ald. Terry L. Wikowski said.
In 1901, Riverwest residents battled on the frozen Milwaukee River
In the winter between 1900 and 1901, a pitched battle erupted on the frozen Milwaukee River above the North Avenue dam between enraged ice harvesters and the equally violent crew of a steam-powered launch. The newspapers called it "The Ice War." On a section of river that has witnessed many strange things over the years, the ice war was perhaps the strangest.
Community meeting about streetcar project scheduled for next Tuesday
Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II will host a community informational meeting about the Milwaukee Streetcar project at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB), located at 2342 N. 27th St. Mayor Tom Barrett will be at the meeting and will provide an overview of the project.
$1,000 reward offered after beer garden vandalized
Earlier this week, the Estabrook Beer Garden was vandalized. Although insurance will cover the cost of repair, a $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest of the people responsible for the vandalism.
Ald. Davis' "Reasonable Alternative to the Downtown Streetcar"
Statement from Ald: Joe Davis, Sr.: It's time to put rhetoric aside and place a proposal on the table on why the African American community should defeat the downtown Streetcar system and require Mayor Barrett to invest the $55 million of federal funding in the area of greatest need.
Harley-Davidson, Sturgis plan 75-year agreement
Harley-Davidson and the City of Sturgis, S.D., are setting their sights on the future - far into the future. In the spirit of this year's 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the company and city officials are finalizing an agreement covering the next 75 years making Harley-Davidson the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Giving birth to Doors Open Milwaukee 2015
Each month leading up to Doors Open Milwaukee 2015, which will take place Sept. 19-20, I will share with you some of the highlights of the month: sites that will be taking part for the first time, returning sites with interesting new additions and a few of the highlighted exclusives visited by me within that month - a monthly sneak peek leading up to Doors Open Milwaukee 2015 exclusively for OnMilwaukee.com.
Near West Side Partners, Inc. formed by Milwaukee business and civic leaders
Leaders from several of Milwaukee's largest business, education and non-profit organizations today announced the formation of Near West Side Partners, Inc. (NWSP), an organization with a mission to revitalize and sustain the Near West Side as a thriving business and residential corridor.