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What's up with the jeans on Downtown light poles?

Published April 6, 2017

If you've been Downtown today, you might have noticed jeans hanging from light poles along West Wisconsin Avenue and perhaps wondered if they were a new trend, like tying a pair of sneakers together in the `70s and launching them up over the overhead utility wires. Nope.

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Josephine Dolan built Downtown's Harp Irish Pub

Published March 16, 2017

Most Milwaukeeans know about The Harp Irish Pub at 113 E. Juneau Ave., but, sadly, few now remember its founder, Josephine Dolan, who was a beloved Brew City publican. Luckily, her granddaugher Patricia Doherty wrote in to remind us all.

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Tales from the Road: Homeless on the day after Christmas

Published Dec. 26, 2016

The day after Christmas, Dave Begel was looking for an Uber fare, but instead ran across Leander Johnson, trying to sleep on a manhole cover in Downtown Milwaukee. The spot provided warmth as he tried to bundle himself in three thin blankets.

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