Archive | June, 2009


Water Works Vs. MMSD & History Of Milwaukee Water

Milwaukee’s Water Works are now run as a public institution. The Metro Milwaukee Sewerage District (MMSD) facilities are run by a private corporation (Veolia) and overseen by the MMSD commissioners. MMSD is run by a Commission made up of eleven members. Seven are appointed by the mayor of the City of Milwaukee (subject to Common […]

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Water Fight Is Far From Over

By Karen Schaefer The Milwaukee Water Works system is one of the best in the nation. Our water is clean and inexpensive. We are situated on the most bountiful source of freshwater on the globe. But in a desperate response to a city-level financial crisis, the Milwaukee Common Council is considering peddling the control of […]

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Calendar July 2009

July 2009 1 WEDNESDAY GORDON PARK 2828 N Humboldt AWE Art for Kids Art Truck. Open ended art project; drop-in program for kids ages 4 to 14 in parks. 1-4PM LINNEMAN’S 1001 E Locust Acoustic open stage. 9PM sign-up/9:30 start. No Cover. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER 1500 E Park Pl Monarch Larvae Monitoring. 5:30PM  $4/$7

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Neighbor Spotlight: Leah Breitrich

photo by Becky Vinz On a warm spring night in Riverwest the corner of Clarke and Bremen feels more like Paris than Milwaukee. There’s a trio of musicians out on the sidewalk; a bass, a guitar that sounds like a mandolin, an accordion that sounds like a violin. They play gypsy music that’s sweet and […]

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