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1. New Potawatomi Hotel & Casino emojis are here
OnMilwaukee continues to update its LocaMoji options, and this newest update - available as of today - brings iconic images from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Download it now, and send another bit of Milwaukee to your friends and family!
2. MPL's Mitchell St. meeting draws input from about 50 community members
On Wednesday evening, Milwaukee Public Library hosted a community meeting at the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, on Mitchell Street, about a new branch nearby in the former Hills Building at 906-910 W. Mitchell St.
3. 10 ways to beat the heat when you don't have AC
Here are 10 ways to stay cool on a hot summer night.
4. Common Council releases statement on ambush of MPD officer, police shootings
The following is a joint statement from all members of the Milwaukee Common Council on the ambush of MPD Officer Brandon Baranowski early this past Sunday and other police shootings throughout parts of the nation.
5. City leaders past and present celebrate Riverwalk anniversary & accessibility
On Wednesday, July 20, Milwaukee leaders will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Milwaukee Riverwalk District, as well as the completion of a project that makes the Riverwalk accessible to persons of all abilities from end to end.
6. Marquette selects design, construction management firms for new residence halls
Marquette University has selected a team to lead the design and construction of a new residence hall development that is scheduled to break ground later this year and open in time for the 2018-19 academic year.
7. Important meeting set to discuss the future of Lake Park Bridge
A public information meeting on the future of the Ferry & Clas-designed Lake Park Ravine Road footbridge has been set for Tuesday, July 19 at 5 p.m. in the meeting room beneath Lake Park Bistro. Testimony will be heard from the community.
8. Downtown Employee Appreciation Week returns July 25-29
Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 will team up with Downtown businesses and community leaders to celebrate downtown's 83,490 employees during the 11th annual Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, July 25-29.
9. My new favorite Milwaukee street name
My new favorite street name in Milwaukee: Port Sunlight Way. It's one I'd never encountered before until I started nosing around the Garden Homes neighborhood - originally organized as a planned community - on the North Side.
10. Zoological Society of Milwaukee announces new president & CEO
The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is excited to announce its new president and CEO, Jodi Gibson. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Gibson has spent the majority of her career outside of Wisconsin and is thrilled to be home.
11. Progress report: UWM Panther Arena upgrades
A couple weeks ago, the Wisconsin Center District and the Milwaukee Admirals officially kicked off work on $6.3 million in renovations and building upgrades at the UWM Panther Arena. We've been popping in to check on the progress of the work. Here are a few photos.
12. New YMCA funders further invest in city
The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee (the Milwaukee Y) announced that a public/private consortium of funders agreed to strategically invest in furthering the Y's urban mission in Milwaukee.
13. Marcus plans potential new Edison Place development with Downtown cinema
As first reported by JSOnline and the BizTimes, the Marcus Corporation is looking into plans for a mixed-use Downtown development project, highlighted by a new eight-screen movie theater located along the Riverwalk at 1301-1357 N. Edison St.
14. Means resigns from OSPP school plan after MPS Board voices opposition
The much-debated Opportunity Schools Partnership Program (OSPP), created to allow a takeover of a few Milwaukee Public Schools, received a blow Wednesday when Demond Means resigned as the hand-picked leader of the program.
15. A visit to Postman's Plot
There's a new pop-up park on Wells and 2nd Streets called Postman's Plot, a small greenspace celebrating the founding of the National Association of Letter Carriers. Yesterday we stopped by to deliver our love letters to Milwaukee.
16. Postman's Plot gets a facelift
Inspired by an unexpected collaborator located several miles south, Postman's Plot - found on Wells Street and 2nd Street - now has an updated look with a plethora of new seating options and a mailbox to send letters to Milwaukee.
17. 11 things the new Milwaukee flag looks like
So, Milwaukee has a new flag - at least unofficially. Will it make its way to becoming the official flag of the city? That we don't know yet, but we do know the new design reminds Jessica McBride of ... something. 11 somethings to be exact, listed here.
18. 500 Fathers needed to stand up against violence in Milwaukee
Alderman Khalif J. Rainey is calling on Milwaukee fathers by the hundreds to attend a special news event on Friday, June 17 at Moody Park to make a commitment to helping end violence in Milwaukee. This event is part of Milwaukee's 500 Fathers initiative.
19. City Hall hangs giant rainbow flag in honor of Orlando victims, organizes vigil
Hearts and minds throughout the nation and the globe were with those who lost their lives and those who lost loved ones in Orlando. On Monday afternoon, City Hall joined in paying tribute and showing love, hanging a large pride flag from the building.
20. Hunger Task Force wins WaterStone's 95th anniversary video contest
WaterStone Bank announced today that local nonprofit Hunger Task Force has won the top prize in the bank's 95th Anniversary Video Contest, receiving a donation of $50,000.
21. D'awww! Meet Zola the Zoo's new baby giraffe
Get ready for an overload of adorable, as the Milwaukee County Zoo introduced its newest baby giraffe, named Zola - a word of African origin meaning "to love" - to the world.
22. Bounce Milwaukee makes a delicious offer, no matter what language you speak
Popular Milwaukee custard stand Leon's has made national news due to its policy that employees may not speak in Spanish. In response, local playhouse Bounce Milwaukee has an offer for the area's many residents who speak other languages.
23. Does Milwaukee really need a new flag?
Somebody somewhere needs to sit me down in a corner and explain why the City of Milwaukee needs a new "People's flag" to replace the one we've had for over 60 years.
24. Take a free, six-mile ride on a new Harley-Davidson Roadster
Harley-Davidson launched a new concept in Milwaukee, Portland and Los Angeles today: a pop-up bike share that gives riders the chance to test out the new Dark Custom Harley-Davidson Roadster. In Milwaukee, the pop-up popped up in the Third Ward on Broadway.
25. Cathedral Square bus stop gets a St. Josaphat Basilica makeover
Save for a visit from a street-corner preacher, a trip to the bus stop rarely qualifies as a religious experience. However, those taking the bus to or from the Cathedral Square stop on the corner of Wells and Jackson might sense a little extra spirit.