Published: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:16:04 CDT
Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:01:00 CDTThe great Milwaukee weekend is here, and so is your OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview. Head to the FM 102.1 Snow Show, the MSO plays David Bowie, carolers at Colectivo, The Christmas Carol or R. Kelly's Christmas Concert. Cheer on the Milwaukee Bucks and go back in time with Montell Jordan. Dance at The Get Down, shop a Maker's Market or attend the Young MKE Holiday Gala. All of these great ideas and more await you!
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:26:00 CDTNow that the initial emotion from the Aug. 13 shooting of Sylville Smith by police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown has subsided, it's time to take a look at some of the fiery rhetoric uttered that night - and look at the facts about life in Milwaukee.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:02:00 CDTU.S. Cellular and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials today announced a new 10-year agreement that will demolish the existing U.S. Cellular Connection Stage and replace it with a new, larger stage and an enhanced guest experience for Summerfest 2018.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:09:00 CDTLet me just say up front that I love tips from readers and friends. Tips like this one I got last week: "Knowing you, you already know about this. In case you don't: There is a helicopter in the floor of the old A.O. Smith plant." Here's the story.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:06:00 CDTThe Democratic party must still note the value of its black voters, staffers and political consulting firms in 2018. If not, the entire party will descend even deeper into minority status just like the electors they seem to take for granted.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:06:00 CDTFor Jay's final Trump column (until It Becomes Real), he dives into some armchair psychology, claiming Donald Trump is perhaps this century's single best example of Dunning-Kruger Effect. Take that, Michael Scott from "The Office."
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:27:00 CDTOn Wednesday, Richard H. Driehaus and M and J Wilkow, Ltd., owners of the Milwaukee Gas Light Building, 626 E. Wisconsin Ave., will flip the switch on a newly completed lighting upgrade that will cause the building's iconic weather flame to burn more brightly.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 10:59:00 CDTGrab your flags, your noisemakers, your flashing lights. Our long municipal nightmare is over, as Ald. Nik Kovac has spearheaded a drive to change the 24-hour parking regulations to make some sense.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 17:02:00 CDTI got my first escort. Not the old Ford, but a woman who works as a professional escort.The call came to pick up a fare near the airport about 7:30 in the morning. I pulled up to the address and after waiting for about five minutes a woman named Lora came out.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:06:00 CDTThe Milwaukee County Zoo's three Amur tiger cubs made their public debut today in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. The cubs, one male and two females, have been named: Kashtan, Eloise and Bernadette. They were born Sept. 14 to mother, Amba, and father, Strannik.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:06:00 CDTWelcome to America 2.0, the pre-civil rights redux. The World According to Trump. The worst upset in modern presidential history? Actually, quite the opposite. This election was the simplest of clichés.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:01:00 CDTFresh off a Thanksgiving break filled with plenty of time for family and also escapism from family, and with a rare fall Sunday (mercifully) not containing a Packers game, there was only one thing to discuss with guest Carolynn Buser in this week's OnMilwaukee podcast: "Gilmore Girls."
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:56:00 CDTA number of election postmortems from The Professional Left have one thing in common: complaints that Democrats lost because we did not adequately kowtow to white men. But that view is part of the problem, not anything to do with the solution.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:06:00 CDTA federal court ruled Monday that voting districts drawn by Wisconsin Republicans are unconstitutional, a major victory for state Democrats who have been in the minority for six years and lost even more ground in the recent election, Madison365 reports.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:05:00 CDT2016 has been an intense year for seemingly everyone and everything, including the Milwaukee County Parks. There was upheaval and controversy, but also numerous positive parks moments. According to County Executive Chris Abele, there are more to come.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:01:00 CDTIn the seventh episode of the OnMilwaukee podcast, Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy and Matt talk about the Packers, including playing buy or sell on some key members of the organization, and they discuss Thanksgiving traditions, such as "Fantastic Beasts." Tune in here!
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:56:00 CDTSome excitement quite literally hit Farwell Avenue early Monday afternoon, as a significant part of a building set for demolition fell onto the street.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:56:00 CDTDire situations require bold thinking and innovation, so we proposed three reforms that could have an immediate, meaningful impact on Milwaukee's schools across sectors. There are many other ideas that could be considered, but what cannot be considered is doing nothing.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:02:00 CDTNow that colder weather is approaching, Granny Hannah has left her familiar rocking chair perch on her Streets of Old Milwaukee porch for the warmth of her parlor. But a couple days ago Hannah invited me in to see the tree and to talk about the holidays.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:03:00 CDTLike many Americans, the past week for me has been one of trying to figure out just what to do about Donald Trump being elected. I know there is a huge cry for unity, but Trump doesn't deserve my unity. He deserves my fight, and that's what I'm going to do.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:56:00 CDTAmerican politics has moved from working together to benefit all involved to becoming a team sport, creating a distinct set of winners and losers - a trend that many founding fathers warned about excessively.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:30:00 CDTTo celebrate 25 million M*CARD rides, the Milwaukee County Transit System is giving away five Golden M*CARDs, personalized with the winner's name and preloaded with a 31-Day Pass good for unlimited rides during those 31 days.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:55:00 CDTTo celebrate the second anniversary of its M*Card travel fare card, Milwaukee County Transit System says it's announcing "the most exciting giveaway ever" at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:02:00 CDTIn the sixth episode of OnMilwaukee's podcast, the Postgame Tailgate, sickly sports editor Jimmy Carlton and supportive pop culture editor Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' loss to the Titans, the continued impressive play of the Badgers and new movies like "Arrival" and "Fantastic Beasts."
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:16:00 CDTIn two short months, Donald Trump will be taking the oath of office, his tiny left hand resting (I assume) atop a copy of "The Art of the Deal." Here are three final takeaways from what happened last Tuesday.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:02:00 CDTTiffany Koehler spent 14 years serving in the United States Army. To this day, after experiencing a series of challenges, Koehler remains proud of her time in the military and "the men and women who monitor and respond as our nation calls."
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 19:26:00 CDTEarlier this week, I wrote that a nasty presidential campaign was fueling the worst in everyone and predicted a close election result. Still, I didn't quite expect this.
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 13:03:00 CDTShame. On. Me. Me and my friends never, ever, thought they could pull this off. We were smarter and righter and more compassionate and more sensitive and we cared more and we knew how to do all this stuff and they ... well, they didn't.
Tue, 8 Nov 2016 12:43:00 CDTAmid the excitement of exercising your democratic right and making your voice heard, then sharing that voice on social media, be sure you know state law regarding photography, both at a Wisconsin polling place and in the actual booth. It's a little murky and you're better off safe than sorry.
Mon, 7 Nov 2016 19:01:00 CDTIn the fifth episode of OnMilwaukee's podcast, Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' loss to the Colts and debate whether Green Bay is still good. Then they take a look at the Bucks' surprising start and also talk about the current state of cinema. Tune in!
Mon, 7 Nov 2016 14:06:00 CDTLet's escape the haunting recounts and find it somewhere in our hearts to vote - despite the crudeness of the past year of election news and hoopla.
Mon, 7 Nov 2016 11:56:00 CDTWith 57 stations and nearly 512 bikes located around Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, Bublr Bikes is offering anyone free, convenient rides of up to 30 minutes on Election Day - Tuesday, Nov. 8 - to encourage voting.
Fri, 4 Nov 2016 15:16:00 CDTLooking deeper at the numbers in the final Marquette Law School poll, one of the more stunning figures that came out is that Trump has literally zero support among African-Americans in the Badger State, Madison365 reports.
Thu, 3 Nov 2016 20:36:00 CDTWe know time is a precious thing, so these Millennial Life Hacks will never take you longer than five minutes to get some excellent advice. What will you do with all that extra time? Vote in the presidential election ... now.
Thu, 3 Nov 2016 13:06:00 CDTI'm stoked and stocked for Tuesday night and beyond. I'm excited about the end of this endless election. And I've got all the supplies I need for the Donald Trump presidency: antacids, sleeping pills and my own personal copy of the Constitution.
Thu, 3 Nov 2016 09:02:00 CDTOn Saturday, Nov. 5, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee swings open the doors to four parishes around Milwaukee to welcome the community in for behind-the-scenes tours and more. We're writing about all four parishes before the event. Today, we visit All Saints, 4051 N. 25th St.
Wed, 2 Nov 2016 17:06:00 CDTA $60 county vehicle registration fee, known as the "wheel tax," may be unpopular, but experts say it is necessary to maintain public transportation services for people who rely on the bus, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Wed, 2 Nov 2016 13:06:00 CDTThe false equivocation, that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are somehow equally bad in a number of ways, baffles me this election season - and nowhere is it more obvious and baffling than in the reignited Clinton email outrage.
Wed, 2 Nov 2016 09:02:00 CDTMilwaukeean Nicholas May serves up honest, sometimes shocking stories about what it's like to live life with one fully-formed arm and one he calls "stumpy."
Tue, 1 Nov 2016 14:01:00 CDTFor nearly 90 years WE Energies has put out its annual Cookie Book. It has been a tradition for my family for decades and it could be in yours, too.
Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:02:00 CDTOn Saturday, Nov. 5, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee swings open the doors to four parishes around Milwaukee to welcome the community in for behind the scenes tours and more. We're writing about all four parishes before the event. Today, we visit Bay View's Immaculate Conception.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:49:00 CDTLuckily, someone had the foresight to save the beautiful transom window from above the entrance to Washington High School. Taken out of storage, the window was recently restored and put back into an entrance facing Sherman Boulevard, thanks to the efforts of a number of people.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:06:00 CDTMilwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that work has been completed in the Desert Dome at the Mitchell Park Conservatory, and that the third and final Dome will reopen to the public this Saturday, Oct. 29 - about a week ahead of schedule.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:06:00 CDTWith 25-plus free events - hosted by a phenomenal group of 28-plus community partners - you might not be able to make it to everything at Milwaukee Startup Week. If you're strapped for time, here are some events I urge you to check out.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:08:00 CDTIt's that time of year again - when Green Bay beats Chicago to dull apocalyptic cries of Packer Nation, "The Walking Dead" returns to television (but seems to be only half-alive) and the Bucks prepare to begin the 2016-17 NBA season. Here's the Postgame Tailgate, Episode 3.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:02:00 CDTOn Saturday, Nov. 5, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee swings open the doors to four parishes around Milwaukee to welcome the community in for behind the scenes tours. We're writing about all four parishes before the event. Today, we visit Our Lady of Guadalupe/Holy Trinity in Walker's Point.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:16:00 CDTFor many Milwaukeeans, Sheriff Clarke's recent comments have only made him more of a national and international embarrassment to the city. Perhaps the answer is a recall election - which requires only 13% of the adults in the county sign a petition.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:34:00 CDTMargaret J. Henningsen, a community activist who has run The Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee since 2011, will retire on Friday. But first, she will be recognized for her rad-ness.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:02:00 CDTOn Saturday, Nov. 5, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee swings open the doors to four parishes around Milwaukee to welcome the community in for behind the scenes tours and more. We're writing about all four parishes before the event. Today, we visit Saint Bernard in Tosa.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:19:00 CDTIn the second episode of the OnMilwaukee podcast, Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' loss to the Cowboys, why Aaron Rodgers doesn't look like himself, any Green Bay silver linings and other weekend sports goings-on. Tune in!