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City officials come down hard on tobacco store near 27th & Kilbourn; lawsuit says they want store gone

MILWAUKEE — Drugs, guns, illegal activity: You name it, and city officials say it’s happening in and around a Milwaukee smoke shop. City officials want the store gone, but the store’s owners say they’re being blamed for doing business in a rough neighborhood. 419 more words


Milestone in effort to end chronic homelessness in Milwaukee: 45 people placed in homes

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced a major milestone in the plan to end chronic homeless.

The initiative involving Milwaukee County and the city of Milwaukee began in July. 160 more words


'Tournavation' Challenge: You can help develop software to improve the health of families in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — The Dohmen Company Foundation in partnership with NEWaukee, Red Arrow Labs, the City of Milwaukee, and the Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families at United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announced a Tournavation calling for catalytic software solutions that improve the health of Milwaukee’s women and children, fathers and families. 793 more words


"Good things are happening in Milwaukee:" Mayor presents 2016 proposed budget to Common Council

MILWAUKEE – Mayor Tom Barrett presented his 2016 proposed executive budget to the Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday morning, September 22nd. The Mayor’s Office says this budget “gives Milwaukee residents needed relief, and does not cut city services.” 396 more words


CCW confrontation at waste disposal center: "City is not allowed to ban concealed carry on this property"

MILWAUKEE — The police showed up to deal with a group of people armed with guns at a public facility — and concealed carry advocates say what happened next is against the law. 483 more words


Bucks arena funding plan passes in Madison, and now, it's up to the city and county to approve their portions

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday, July 28th passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee.  1,017 more words


Damned By Faint Praise

The neighborhood is in flux with people frequently moving in and out. Most of these tired old houses are now rental units. We just got some new neighbors. 44 more words