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Holman and Zielinski will face off for Bay View Common Council seat Image

Holman and Zielinski will face off for Bay View Common Council seat

Published Friday, April 24

Now that her term on the Milwaukee school board has officially wrapped up, Meagan Holman, who has represented Bay View and other South Side neighborhoods on the board, is filing papers today to run for the 14th District Common Council seat, which includes Bay View and Polonia, to the west.

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OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview, April 24-26, 2015

Published Thursday, April 23

The great Milwaukee weekend is upon us! Cheer on the Milwaukee Bucks in the playoffs -- and the Milwaukee Brewers against the St. Louis Cardinals. Listen to Sufjan Stevens, Juicy J, Neutral Milk Hotel or Greg Holden. Walk the Botanical Gardens, run a Milwaukee 5K or taste your way through Stein & Dine. All of these great options and more await you!

The old firehouse you just might miss Image

The old firehouse you just might miss

Published Thursday, April 23

If, like me, your trips to the hardware store are extremely focused as you attempt to cut down the number of trips you'll need to make for even the simplest project, you might not notice the firehouse that forms part of Downtown's National Ace Hardware, 1303 N. 4th St., despite the fact that its Romanesque facade is painted red.

Maybe my trolls are right; maybe I really am racist Image

Maybe my trolls are right; maybe I really am racist

Published Tuesday, April 21

Based on older data, MPS had the highest suspension rate in the country for African American high school students. Is it because white teachers (like me) are racist? I have been asked this before, casually in conversation with friends or acquaintances and seriously by people trying to get to the root of the problem - even by a fellow OnMilwaukee.com columnist worried that MPS teachers might be setting their expectations too low. I tend to answer no.

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Bronzeville Week slated for Aug. 1-8

Published Tuesday, April 21

Culture, history, art, commerce and community and culture rooted in a rich urban tradition will be celebrated Aug. 1-8, when the third annual Bronzeville Week is held in Milwaukee, hosted by Ald. Milele A. Coggs and Friends of Bronzeville.

6 reasons why more Wisconsinites are annoyed with Walker Image

6 reasons why more Wisconsinites are annoyed with Walker

Published Monday, April 20

More Wisconsinites are ticked off at Gov. Scott Walker than they were last year. That's what a new poll found a couple of days ago. True, it's only one poll. And a month is forever in politics. And some people might be annoyed at Walker but will still vote for him again down the road (depending on his opponents). But there's no question that the swing in support is significant, at least as a snapshot of now.

Friends of Lakeshore State Park show plan for new visitor and education center Image

Friends of Lakeshore State Park show plan for new visitor and education center

Published Monday, April 20

The Friends of Lakeshore State Park board of directors invite the public to attend an open house on Tuesday, April 21 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Miller Room at O'Donnell Park, located at 910 E. Michigan St., for the public introduction of a design study by The Kubala Washatko Architects for a new visitor and education center on Lakeshore State Park.

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MANDI winners awarded at gala

Published Thursday, April 16

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.

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Clarke's ideas about ending gun violence contain some truths

Published Thursday, April 16

Sheriff David Clarke is the darling of the far right and he is a favorite of the Fox News Network. But amidst all the bluster there are some truths to be discovered when he talks about the epidemic of black violence in Milwaukee.

UWM student Fangmann committed to making a difference Image

UWM student Fangmann committed to making a difference

Published Wednesday, April 15

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.

NEWaukee calls on millenials to change the city's landscape Image

NEWaukee calls on millenials to change the city's landscape

Published Wednesday, April 15

NEWaukee founder Ian Abston was joined on stage with president Angela Damiani, and over the course of nearly an hour, spoke in detail about their start, the work they've accomplished so far -- such as establishing connections, fueling the art community and changing perceptions with their popular Night Market -- and their hopes are for the city of Milwaukee in coming years.