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Dobkin captures the "Soul of a Port"

Published Sept. 20, 2017

As the saying goes, there are eight million stories in the naked city. Milwaukee author Leah Dobkin tells some of them in her book, "Soul of a Port," which aims to do more than simply offer a chronological history of this vital piece of Milwaukee.


Urban Spelunking: A Lafarge cement ship

Published Sept. 19, 2017

We took to the drink for a tour of a Lafarge cement ship docked at Jones Island in the Port of Milwaukee to unload "powder" from Lafarge's cement operation in Alpena Mich., before heading out onto the lake for a stop at Grand Haven on its way back up to Alpena.


South Shore one of 15 worst beaches in America

Published June 29, 2012

On a run along the Oak Leaf Trail in Bay View Thursday night, I noticed the water along the beach in South Shore Park teaming with splashing children, parents and pets. Not surprising, given the extreme heat of the day, but definitely not necessarily advisable given the pollution problems in the often stagnant water.


Supervisors dive in to battle Walker on public pools

Published Oct. 9, 2009

So Scott Walker wants to close six pools -- several on the North Side -- to build one large aquatic center on the South Side? How does that make budgetary sense? It does to County Exec Walker who wants to spend $11 million to build the aquatic center while closing Pulaski and Noyes indoor pools and the outdoor pools at Washington, Holler and Jackson Parks and Pelican Cove.

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