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Archive | October 2003

Mike Froemming

by Peter Schmidtke / photo by Peter DiAntoni An individual as independent as Mike Froemming knows he’s not going to please everyone. From the bottom flat of a sun-bleached, yellow two-story house on Center Street just east of the Fuel Cafe, where he has lived since 1983, Froemming talks about his affection for dogs, his […]

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Riverwest, Crime, and Once upon a Time

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss Our police department won’t tell us a damn thing. All media requests must be cleared by the chief’s office; the “community liaison” has a job description that seems to be, as far as I can tell, not telling anybody anything. It seems the only way to get good information about crime […]

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Norquist’s Legacy and the New Urbanism

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss Since 1993, when Mayor Norquist signed on as a charter member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, he has been promoting its principles religiously in Milwaukee. The goal? Strengthen Milwaukee as an urban center that offers people the kinds of benefits and amenities that only a city can provide, with […]

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Mayoral Candidates on Freeway Expansion

Nine mayoral candidates were asked “As mayor, would you support or oppose SEWRPC’s proposed $6.5 billion freeway expansion and reconstruction project, and what action would you take based on your position?” Seven replied….

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