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City app lets you access services on your phone

Published Sept. 23, 2014

Yesterday, Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled a new mobile app that offers access to a range of city services. Today, I downloaded it, nosed around and took it for a spin to get an annoying pothole filled.

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5 things we'd want from St. Louis if they take (buy) Miller Coors

Published Sept. 15, 2014

The mill is buzz with news that Anheuser-Busch InBev is talking with banks about financing an acquisition of its rival, SABMiller. That got us thinking ... if Busch takes Miller Brewing from Milwaukee, what would we want from St. Louis?

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Don't be rude: Trust the chef

Published Aug. 27, 2014

Last week, I read an article about how rude it is to request food substitutions in a restaurant if you don't have a food allergy. If you haven't read it, you should, if only because it offers up a perspective seldom heard in the debate about customer behavior in restaurants - that of the chef.

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Wells Street Bridge closed for repairs

Published Aug. 26, 2014

Another bridge in Downtown Milwaukee is now closed. This time it's the Wells Street Bridge near Rock Bottom Brewery and The Rep.

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Salon: Milwaukee is the new Portland

Published Aug. 20, 2014

For me, Milwaukee is Milwaukee and we should be darn proud of it. But a comparison to Portland isn't bad and it's exactly what Richard Manning of OnEarth.org writes today on Salon.com.

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Finding the good in local government

Published Aug. 14, 2014

One of the easiest things to do is to find something wrong and then run out and criticize a local government about it. So I think it's only fair to occasionally give a nod to stuff that people do for citizens that makes life a lot easier.

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#Shop Local: MilwaukeeHome Water Bottle

Published Aug. 13, 2014

Today, the OnMilwaukee.com Shop Local marketplace offers a cool summer item, the official MilwaukeeHome stainless steel water bottle.

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Bublr Bikes rolls out 10 new Milwaukee bike-share stations

Published Aug. 6, 2014

This afternoon, Bublr Bikes announced and began installing the first of its 10 inaugural bike-share stations in downtown Milwaukee. The first station, set at Red Arrow Park, marks the first step in an extended launch that is expected to grow up to 40 more similar stations throughout Milwaukee in 2015 - with the goal of hitting 100 stations and 1,000 shareable bikes within the next few years.

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Where does the Downtown alderman think a new arena should go?

Published July 31, 2014

Many civic leaders, via the various media in town, have offered opinions. There are several good choices, and I'm certain due diligence will be done before a final selection is made. First, though, I want to know where Ald. Bob Bauman thinks a new entertainment arena should go.

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Author Kagen revisits characters, cities in "Tess Blessing" book duo

Published July 31, 2014

It's not unusual for artists and writers to revisit some of their past works and explore new sides of the characters they've brought into the world. In Lesley Kagen's case, however, her latest work - the e-novella "The Undertaking of Tess" - is revisiting characters that haven't even been introduced yet.

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Bill (on the road) can't keep Milwaukee a secret

Published July 18, 2014

I've always said that a city is only as good as the stories it tells. And, I believe we all have a responsibility to tell good stories about greater Milwaukee. We're the caretakers of our community and the messages and vision we project matters. Of course, it also matters what others say about Milwaukee, too.

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"Bachelorette," "Shark Tank" come to Milwaukee

Published July 9, 2014

Waukesha's Nick Viall, a contestant vying to marry "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman, brought the production crew from the show to Milwaukee recently. Contestant Nick showed off some favorite spots from around the city, apparently stopping in at Lakefront Brewery, among other places.

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AVP Tour to include Milwaukee stop

Published June 18, 2014

The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) returns to Milwaukee this season for the first time since 1998. The tour reaches Bradford Beach July 4-6.

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"Home Place" explores the city and the concept of shelter

Published June 17, 2014

Inspired by last year's TypeFace project, Present Music went back into the same four neighborhoods and, working with schools, organizations and a senior center in the communities, developed new works based on their words and experiences. The results comprise an integral facet of Present Music's season finale, "Home Place," a musical and visual examination of what words and concepts like "home" and "shelter" mean on several levels.