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NEWaukee findings support sale of O'Donnell Park to NML Image

NEWaukee findings support sale of O'Donnell Park to NML

Published Wednesday, Dec. 17

NEWaukee released a finding today showing overwhelming support among its 190,000 followers for Milwaukee County's sale of O'Donnell Park to Northwestern Mutual, which has committed to immediate upgrades and improvements to the parking structure and public spaces.

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Board takes action on two Milwaukee libraries

Published Wednesday, Dec. 17

The Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Public Library, chaired by John Gurda, took action today on proposals for new Mill Road and Forest Home libraries.

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Hello again, Cudahy

Published Wednesday, Dec. 17

Yesterday, I walked around Packard Avenue in Cudahy for the first time in a long time. I mean, I drive through or around Cudahy all the time, but yesterday was different. I stopped to smell the roses. Every real Milwaukeeans should pay a visit to downtown Cudahy every now and then. It's like a window into our past, and it's still alive and kicking today.

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State Fair wins big at IAFE Convention

Published Wednesday, Dec. 17

Officials of the Wisconsin State Fair announced that the organization was awarded 19 first, second and third place titles in various categories, as well as two "Best of Division" awards, at the 2014 International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Convention.

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USGBC awards Sage on Jackson with LEED Platinum certification

Published Tuesday, Dec. 16

Dominion Properties, a Milwaukee-based residential real estate developer and property investor, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded Sage on Jackson, a 20-unit apartment complex located at 1509 N. Jackson St. in Milwaukee, with LEED Platinum certification. This level of certification for a LEED for Homes multifamily project is the first of its type in Wisconsin.

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Common Council holds over vote on Milwaukee Streetcar plan

Published Tuesday, Dec. 16

The Milwaukee Common Council voted to hold over its decision on a Milwaukee Streetcar system at a meeting held Tuesday morning at City Hall. The proposal now moves to the next common council meeting, on Jan. 21.

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Ben's Cycle owner invests in future of Lincoln Village neighborhood

Published Monday, Dec. 15

For the past 22 years, Vince Hanoski, owner of Ben's Cycle & Fitness at 1018 W. Lincoln Ave., has enjoyed renovating blighted buildings near the bicycle shop. Hanoski's newest acquisition, as reported by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, is the former bakery at 1017 W. Lincoln Ave.

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Bombshell: You know Walker didn't write that letter, right?

Published Thursday, Dec. 11

We all had a good laugh when the word spilled that Scott Walker substituted "Molotov" for "Mazel Tov" in his Hanukkah letter to Frank Gimbel. But you know that Gov. Walker didn't write that letter, right? He didn't even sign it.

Chavez BID looks to dramatically transform historic street Image

Chavez BID looks to dramatically transform historic street

Published Thursday, Dec. 11

Aside from a streetscape redesign a few years ago, Cesar E. Chavez Drive in Clarke Square remains the same as it was decades ago. That might change as a result of local organizations' efforts to greatly enhance the street's appeal.

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MANDIs select 15 finalists for neighborhood development awards

Published Thursday, Dec. 11

This morning, the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (the MANDIs) - an awards celebration created to recognize individuals, organizations and corporations that are working to improve conditions in Milwaukee's central city neighborhoods - announced its 15 awards finalists.

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Dontre Hamilton deserves some national media attention

Published Thursday, Dec. 11

Cases in New York, Ferguson and Cleveland are getting a whole lot more press than the case of Dontre Hamilton here in Milwaukee, It sure seems like his story deserves to be right up there with the others.

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The right to freeload

Published Tuesday, Dec. 9

Right to work? There is not, right now, in Wisconsin or any other state a prohibition on people working. The act ought to be called the "right to freeload" bill.