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#MEETMKE: Diane De La Santos

Published Wednesday, July 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. This week #MEETMKE introduces you to Diane De La Santos. After holding an executive level position for a local hospital system, Diane De La Santos stepped down and committed herself to serving City on a Hill, which helps bring transformation to individuals, families, and neighborhoods in Milwaukee's central city.

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The swings are back!

Published Wednesday, July 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. At 11 a.m. today, Mayor Tom Barrett - along with a group of city officials, designers, organizers and citizens - cut the ribbon on the new swings at the Marsupial Bridge.

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Cedarburg man invents garage door opener app

Published Sunday, July 20

Recently, Jacob Tabak helped develop an Android app called Timehop. With this technical know-how and successful design under his belt, Tabak turned his attention to his more pressing problems: a closed and locked garage door, full hands and the desire to solve human needs through better technology.

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Arena needs public champions to get it done

Published Friday, July 18

The Milwaukee Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force invited business leaders from Oklahoma City, Denver and Cleveland to discuss a new arena, mass transit and other infrastructure projects in Milwaukee.

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Do you remember the museum's Urban Habitat and junkpile?

Published Thursday, July 17

The Urban Habitat exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum was a popular one -- and one that remains embossed in the minds of many Milwaukeeans -- but maybe folks didn't quite realize it at the time.

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Abele deserves praise for helping make June 6 special

Published Thursday, July 17

It might be possible for me to count on the fingers of one hand the times I've actually been proud of a politician. Once more I find I'm proud of a politician, in this case County Executive Chris Abele. Even though I don't agree with all his decisions, he provided a moment that will forever be burned in my memory.

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Don't blink or you could miss this Barkhausen gem

Published Wednesday, July 16

Every week I drive past this place on 21st and Highland and it catches my eye. Though I haven't stopped and knocked on the door yet, I've been doing a little digging to see what I can find about the church at 1102 N. 21st St.

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Peek inside shows new East Library development taking shape

Published Wednesday, July 16

Library director Paula Kiely called The Standard a "new, modern library structure ... which is really state of the art when it comes to public libraries." Yesterday, Milwaukee Public Library hosted a media walk-through of the library space and developer HSI Properties took everyone upstairs to see one of the apartments, too.

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Some big announcements on tap at The Brewery

Published Monday, July 14

Recently, the 19th century cream city brick former Pabst bottling plant -- currently in the pre-development phase of a residential project aimed at university students -- was enclosed by a cyclone fence, but work hasn't started just yet. That seems about to change, according to Zilber Property Group.

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Should the County sell O'Donnell Park to NML?

Published Thursday, July 10

Northwestern Mutual has proposed purchasing O'Donnell Park from Milwaukee County for $14 million, though according the the plan NML would receive a $1.3 million credit to pay for parking structure maintenance. The public would still have access to the park, pavilions and parking structure. Is this in the long-term best interest of Milwaukee?