A first look at how the new South Side library might look
In advance of a community meeting this week to discuss design plans for a new South Side library on 9th and Mitchell to replace the Forest Home Library, Milwaukee Public Library has released an image showing how the interior of the new library might look.
Artists, healers and activists unite for #BlackLivesMatter gathering
In recent weeks, headlines have been rife with news of police brutality against members of the black community. Lives have been lost. And hearts are heavy. But community members are rising up in an effort to promote unity and healing for Milwaukee and beyond.
HACM and Bublr Bikes partner to expand bike share into low-income communities
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) and Bublr Bikes announced a new partnership to promote equitable use of the bike share system through an innovative outreach effort in two HACM neighborhoods, using a $64,000 grant from the Better Bike Share Partnership.
Wondering about that tiny cemetery? Facebook knows
"What do you know about that tiny cemetery next to Engelburg School?" It's a question I asked on social media after stopping to take a few photos of a Northwest Side plot that I often pass and wonder about. Facebook helped make it all clear.
Unlimited Bublr rides on Tuesday, July 5
Bublr Bikes, Milwaukee's bike share system, saw a record number of trips this past weekend. Over 2,100 trips were recorded during the Friday-Saturday-Sunday weekend. To thank its riders, Bublr is offering unlimited 30-minute Bublr rides on Tuesday, July 5.
The new nightmare
In college, I had a reoccurring nightmare that I was trapped on a crazy elevator. Lately, that's been replaced by what I call the "fat finger" dream. I've talked to a few people, including co-worker Molly Synder, who has had it, too.
Waukesha mayor thanks governors for approval to borrow Great Lakes water
Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly thanked the Great Lakes governors and their representatives for today's approval of the city's application to borrow and return water from Lake Michigan.
NEWaukee & Penrod announce 2nd year of Lunar Series partnership
NEWaukee announced a continued partnership with Penrod to provide unique employee engagement and increase talent acquisition opportunities through the weekly Lunar Series program at the Milwaukee Athletic Club at 758 N. Broadway.
Bublr Bikes stations now include VISIT Milwaukee maps
VISIT Milwaukee has announced an expanded partnership with Bublr Bikes to bring wayfinding and visitor maps to Bublr Bikes stations across the city. The poster-size wayfinding maps will be located at every station.
Chief Flynn dicusses "4 Ways Not to Get Shot in Milwaukee" at council committee
Police Chief Edward Flynn will appear during a special meeting of the Common Council's Public Safety Committee Monday, June 6 at City Hall, to discuss strategies to reduce gun violence in Milwaukee, as well as other crime-related issues.
Reimagined Hartung Park headed down final stretch
Residents and dignitaries will gather for a special ceremony Saturday, June 4 at Hartung Park, marking the beginning of the fourth and final phase of work at the now reinvigorated site of what was once a landfill on Milwaukee's northwest side border with Wauwatosa.
Happy Birthday, Sr. GeorgeAnn! May you (and the fruitcake) live long & prosper
Flamingos & Green Bay Packers. If you went to Mount Mary University, you might know who we're talking about. If not, meet the legendary nun who makes fruitcakes, loves the Packers and much more.
Milwaukee Trolley Loop returns to Downtown on June 2
Downtown Milwaukee's summer trolley service, the Milwaukee Trolley Loop presented by VISIT Milwaukee, returns this season, connecting passengers to Downtown's favorite hotspots beginning Thursday, June 2. It runs through Sept. 3.
Bolstered city workforce development measure pushes forward
A Common Council ordinance has been drafted that would significantly reinforce the city's ability to put unemployed or underemployed people to work, while also better ensuring economic opportunities for small and locally-owned businesses.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper challenges DNR on Estabrook Dam repair
On Monday, Milwaukee Riverkeeper filed a lawsuit challenging the Wisconsin DNR's final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released on April 21, which evaluated Milwaukee County's proposed repair of the Estabrook Dam and several proposed dam operational scenarios.
Milwaukee hosts premier downtown revitalization conference
This week, the annual conference for Main Street America brings to Milwaukee a coast-to-coast network of city planners, community revitalization professionals, volunteers and elected officials working to sustain the future of America's historic downtowns.
Step up to the plate and attend the Sojourner Tailgate for Peace
The Brewers may not win the game on Thursday, June 9, but the night will be a victory well before the first pitch as the Sojourner Family Peace Center hosts its 2016 Tailgate for Peace before and during the game.
Shorewood honors famous grads
Some very talented and influential people have graduated from Shorewood High School (writes the author of this blog who also graduated from Shorewood High School), and in their honor the district will confer on a few former Greyhounds a Tradition of Excellence Award.
Hamilton to launch effort to raze blighted central city properties
Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton will host a news conference Wednesday morning May 4 at 10 a.m. to launch his new effort to eliminate severely blighted properties in Milwaukee's central city.
Colorful dancing condoms prevent cat overpopulation
To further the point that Mittens isn't able to cloak his joker, representatives of PETA will be in Downtown Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 4, dressed up in large pink and blue condom costumes.
Springing into mind
It may not seem like it with the smattering of snow we received today, but spring is but around the corner. With the season in the air, Victor DeLorenzo wrote a collection of thoughts - almost a poetic list, if you will - on the upcoming time of year. Enjoy!
Bottoms up: TV show drinking games
Grab a drink and catch up or re-watch some great shows and make it a little fun with adding these amusing drinking games.
Trials and tribulations of a substitute teacher
It's 5 a.m. when the alarm clock announces the start of another day in the substitute teacher trenches. My eyelids don't want to open, but that's on me; I was up half the night watching "Marvel's Jessica Jones" on Netflix.
Users are embracing revamped Tippecanoe Library
Over the past year or so, we've kept you updated on the work to renovate Milwaukee Public Library's South Side Tippecanoe branch, which reopened in December after work that began the previous January. The new library is bright, airy and welcoming and according to MPL Foundation's Valerie Lorenz, library users are responding.
Fund for Lake Michigan awards almost $1.4 million toward Wisconsin waters
Continuing its vital work to protect and improve water quality, the Fund for Lake Michigan has just awarded nearly $1.4 million in private grants aimed at improving beaches, reducing polluted runoff and restoring critical habitat in Wisconsin.