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St. Josaphat gets a lift with new sandstone Image

St. Josaphat gets a lift with new sandstone

Published Tuesday, Aug. 23

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. Yesterday, St. Josaphat Basilica, 601 W. Lincoln Ave., got some new sandstone to replace exterior stone that had deteriorated. Crumbling stones were replaced with new 9,000-pound blocks from the same Ohio quarry as the originals.

Milwaukee Talks: Kent

Milwaukee Talks: Kent "The Milwaukee Blacksmith" Knapp

Published Monday, Aug. 22

This segment of Milwaukee Talks answers all the questions you have for local, soon-to-be-famous reality TV star, Kent Knapp. What was it like filming the show? Is he rich now? The first two episodes of "Milwaukee Blacksmith" will air on the History Channel this Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Sherman Park officer posted rap video with violent lyrics Image

Sherman Park officer posted rap video with violent lyrics

Published Thursday, Aug. 18

The officer who shot and killed Sylville Smith Saturday afternoon, now identified as MPD Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, also moonlighted as an amateur rapper - as seen in a 2015 YouTube video now making the rounds on social media.

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Bicyclists denied service in McDonald's drive-thrus

Published Monday, Aug. 15

Recently, Clive Promhows wanted to grab a sandwich on his way home so he attempted to ride his bicycle into the drive-thru at the McDonald's at 707 S. 1st St. in Walker's Point. He was, however, refused service, because his vehicle wasn't motorized.

Sham candidates discover hard truth that money can't buy them love Image

Sham candidates discover hard truth that money can't buy them love

Published Thursday, Aug. 11

Election day has come and gone and some of the results in the primary contests are satisfying, but also quite a bit troubling. Leading the satisfaction category is the reelection of District Attorney John Chisholm over Verona Swanigan, 65% to 35%.

Airport unveils new service animal area Image

Airport unveils new service animal area

Published Tuesday, Aug. 9

General Mitchell International Airport has installed an indoor Service Animal Relief Area with soft green synthetic grass made specially for dogs. The new area is separate but adjacent to the family restroom in the Concession Mall.

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Hangin' with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Published Sunday, Aug. 7

Hello, Shelia Stubbs. We would like you to meet the author, filmmaker, activist, columnist, global icon and six-time NBC champion that changed the game of professional basketball. That's what happened last month, Madison365 reports.

Tempests in the teapot keep Milwaukee and Wisconsin buzzing Image

Tempests in the teapot keep Milwaukee and Wisconsin buzzing

Published Thursday, Aug. 4

First take a tempest. Then take a teapot.Then put the tempest in the teapot. Here's what you get, according to the dictionary. "A small or unimportant event that is over-reacted to, as if it were of considerably more consequence." We've got them.

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The "tiny doors" are back in Humboldt Park

Published Wednesday, Aug. 3

In 2013, "tiny doors" were installed at the base of trees in Bay View's Humboldt Park. Shortly after, they were vandalized. Today, OnMilwaukee placed seven tiny doors in the park - go find 'em before they're gone.

Clarke's political pandering continues in Trump radio interview Image

Clarke's political pandering continues in Trump radio interview

Published Friday, July 29

Milwaukee is a proud city, but we are not without our warts - and our biggest wart, the one that we should all be ashamed of, hobnobbed with a presidential candidate Thursday. Filling in for Mark Belling, Sheriff David Clarke interviewed Donald Trump.

Trump vs. Clinton looks more like a survival contest than a race Image

Trump vs. Clinton looks more like a survival contest than a race

Published Thursday, July 28

It is now official that Democrat Hillary Clinton will oppose Republican Donald Trump in the race to be the next president of the United States. We won't get a winner, however. Instead, we will end up with a president who is merely a survivor.

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Hillary's Bill Clinton problem

Published Wednesday, July 27

The Democratic National Convention has focused on a key argument: Our children are watching and listening, and what are they learning from Trump? However, watching the DNC Tuesday night, I couldn't help but think: What have our children learned from Bill Clinton?

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America, you want a president, not an "outsider"

Published Tuesday, July 26

Everyone always says that what they want in an elected official - mayor, senator, student council treasurer, POTUS - is an "outsider." However, if the 2016 election is good for nothing else, it has shown us the fallacy inherent in such a belief.