Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:16:05 CDT
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:07:00 CDTIn episode 14 of The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' Divisional Round playoff win over the Cowboys in Dallas, preview Green Bay's NFC Championship Game showdown with the Falcons and offer a "Bachelor" update on Waukesha Nick, Germantown Danielle and the rest.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:30:00 CDTWhile walking her dog in November, Kate O'Keefe was attacked. This Thursday, friends and neighbors host a fundraiser "Bay View Barks Back." Read O'Keefe's harrowing but hopeful story here.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:03:00 CDTWhen I was a young man in the U.S. Navy, stationed far from my home, I had to borrow $300 from my father in order to pay for an abortion. It's stayed with me since then and I now find myself thinking of it again as new abortion attacks are underway,.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:06:00 CDTSports may be the birthplace of the phrase "swallowing their whistles," but it's far from the only place where it happens. After an eight year hiatus, critics of presidential politics are beginning to make their triumphant return to the arena.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:06:00 CDTThere's an old political cliché: Republicans campaign claiming government doesn't work and then prove it once elected. I'm pretty sure 2017 will see that cliché proven true over and over again, to the detriment of everyone.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:02:00 CDTBaby, it's cold outside, but even in the depths of a Wisconsin winter overlaid with a polar vortex, it's always warm in the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd., which launches its annual train show and a stellar Thursday night light show.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:31:00 CDTThe Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will set off on its march Saturday, March 11, beginning at noon and starting at Wisconsin Ave. and Old World Third St. before winding its way through Downtown.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 20:27:00 CDTIn episode 13 of The Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' playoff win over the Giants, look ahead to Dallas and argue that Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are actually good. Then, they recap the Golden Globes. Also, tune in for OnMilwaukee radio jingles from 1999!
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:03:00 CDTPeople seem to have extremely strong opinions as to whether or not tube time belongs in the sleep space. In fact, whether or not to have a television in the bedroom is almost as polarizing as topics such as religion and politics.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:06:00 CDTRepublicans in the Senate and Assembly celebrated their increased stranglehold on Wisconsin politics by smiling with glee over the prospect of being able to do just about anything they want without any real regard for people who might think differently.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 10:50:00 CDTBublr Bikes, a non-profit organization that operates a rapidly growing bike-sharing network in the Milwaukee area, will move its headquarters and bicycle maintenance facility into The Shops of the Grand Avenue, becoming the initial permanent tenant in the property's redevelopment.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 17:26:00 CDTRemember the Milwaukee lion, from those halcyon days of 2015? Well, according to some residents, he's back - or at least another big cat's taken his place. Take a look and decide for yourself!
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:06:00 CDTDespite walking back its plan to curtail the power of The Congressional Ethics Office, Congress was squarely blamed for its actions. I am here to convince you that the fault for this action is entirely misplaced. Congress isn't to blame; we are.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 18:13:00 CDTIn episode 12 of OnMilwaukee's podcast, The Postgame Tailgate, sports editor Jimmy Carlton and pop culture editor Matt Mueller discuss "The Bachelor" season premiere, especially the local elements, as a couple of guys who'd never before watched the show. They also talk Packers and playoff football.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:34:00 CDTToday, a neighbor of Lake Park on Milwaukee's East Side launched a web site focused on the threatened Ferry and Clas bridge that spans Ravine Road in the park.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 09:02:00 CDTTo begin 2017, I've compiled a few thoughts, inspirational nuggets and observations that may help power you to help make this the best year yet. It's a list I've kept for a while and refer to often. Figured it was time to share it.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:02:00 CDTThis seemingly unusual Milwaukee monument - the great poet never visited Milwaukee - is the result of a 1909 gift to the city. With New Year's Eve upon us, we take a look at its history and remind you of the lyrics to an enduring holiday favorite.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:01:00 CDTWith flakes returning to the forecast, you may be dreading another wicked Wisconsin winter. Have no fear. From braving the blustery outdoors to layering up the long johns and curling up by the fire, we've got the goods to make the most of a Milwaukee winter.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:01:00 CDTIn the 11th episode of The Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller brought on Tyler Maas, co-founder and editor of Milwaukee Record, to discuss 2016. Focusing mostly locally, with the requisite Ken Bone tangent, the guys talk about the year in review.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 15:03:00 CDTThe 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.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:03:00 CDTThis week's Tales from the Road got Dave Begel in touch with the guy who is in charge of the construction of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the sous chef from Watts Tea Room who is soon going to be out of a job.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:01:00 CDTWTMJ had an opportunity to carve out a new audience with Charlie Sykes retiring after a quarter century. Instead, they have decided to replace the heavyweight with a couple of lightweights who bring nothing to the identity of the station.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:26:00 CDTMarquette University has acquired one of only 1,500 first edition, first printing copies of "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1937, to add to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:06:00 CDTMerriam-Webster recently selected "surreal" as the 2016 word of the year. Sounds about right. From pop culture to politics, from the unprecedented to the unbelievable, here are columnist Sherwin Hughes' 10 biggest stories from the year that was.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:30:00 CDTMilwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees last night selected Young Development to lead a new mixed-use project to replace the current Martin Luther King Library at 310 W. Locust St.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:56:00 CDTLast week, a committee of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted to make a seismic change to the way it approaches high schools and middle schools. The rest of Milwaukee needs to get behind this effort with vocal (not to mention monetary) support.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:02:00 CDTThough the name of this series is urban spelunking, I don't get to see too many actual caves. The crumbling beer caves under the old Falk Brewery are an exception. The ones adjacent at Miller Brewing are another. These caves, unlike the ones at Falk, are open to the public.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:01:00 CDTIn the 10th episode of OnMilwaukee's podcast, The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss how Wisconsin sports teams owned their Chicago rivals over the weekend, whether we're seeing a late Packers run a la 2010 and the new "Star Wars" movie, "Rogue One."
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:56:00 CDTIn the aftermath of the decision to charge former MPD officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown in the August shooting of Sylville Smith, many are renewing calls to release body camera footage of the incident, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:03:00 CDTThree proposals for new mixed-used developments - including a new library - on the site of the King Library, on Locust Street at King Drive, are being considered by the board of the Milwaukee Public Library. Here are some details on all three.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:03:00 CDTWhen the desire to keep something a secret meets journalists trying to find out that secret, there is a confluence of competing events. The organization wants to release the information on its own time. The journalists want to get it first.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:56:00 CDTAs a member of Gen X, I'm settling into my years like a forgiving pair of jeans. While it's certainly not ancient history, we grew up in a much different time - and at the risk of sounding like an old fuddy-duddy, things aren't like they used to be.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:36:00 CDTThe former Paintball Dave's building in the Historic Third Ward hasn't seen much activity since the party hotspot closed its doors earlier this year. However, this afternoon, a new proposal for the building would bring retail and residential units to the space.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:16:00 CDTThrough a surprise "reply all" error, we here at OnMilwaukee were accidentally emailed a trove of letters to Santa Claus. We have sorted through them, like WikiLeaks, and have selected several to publish. Consider it our present to you, readers!
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:14:00 CDTAt 11:45 this morning fire broke out on the roof of The Pfister Hotel. According to general manager Tim Smith, there was a contractor working on the elevators and somehow a piece of equipment started the fire.
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!