In the past five or six years, the Historic Third Ward has grown tremendously, with new housing, the Milwaukee Public Market, galleries and boutiques joining the neighborhood's already-thriving theater scene. But what is still missing? Does the area still need more restaurants, shops or services? Sound-off now!
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and if picked, we'll post your response next Sunday. Only submissions that include your full name and where you live will be considered.
Last week's question: Now that Mike Gousha's gone, which anchorperson is the top dog?
Ted Perry by default with Mike Jacobs a close second. Too many new, beautiful anchors, weathermen and sports persons all from the same toothy mold. Who are these people?
With Mike Gousha's departure, there are no anchors worth watching. Every station is focused on blood, sex and more sex. Not one has an real background in reporting and none have the courage to say no to all these sex stories that are all the rage. Can anyone remember the last time Milwaukee TV news broke any major news story? Scandal after scandal occurs and all TV news can do is try and jump on the bandwagon. It's a disgrace but it does leave more time for watching The Simpsons on reruns. You'll find more news there than on any local TV station.
Right now, my vote for Milwaukee's top news anchor has to go to Charles Benson. Mr. Benson has to be the hardest working reporter in the city. He seems to be at all the late breaking news stories interviewing the key people of the event. Then on the weekends, Mr. Benson is at the WTMJ anchor desk where he is as comfortable delivering the news as he is in the field reporting the news. When he delivers the news, Mr. Benson isn't just reading words on the page; he knows what he is talking about. So when I asked myself if there was any one newsperson in town I wanted to have dinner with and talk about the news, Charles Benson was the guy.
Mark W. Johnson
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.