Posted inNeighborhood News

Makes you want to cry!

“I attended a meeting at an elementary school in my district, and the people there were crying,” said Milwaukee Ald. Nik Kovak from Riverwest. He was testifying at the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education meeting on Tuesday, April 19 at the State Capital in Madison. He was almost the last speaker some seven hours into the hearing on lifting the cap for voucher schools in Milwaukee.

“I’ve heard a lot of anger in the last few weeks, and I’ve shared some of that anger, but this makes me want to cry. It makes a lot of people want to cry.

Posted inEditorials

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 Council confirmation).
At least three must be elected officials and each of the seven members must
have his or her principal residence in the City of Milwaukee.

Photo of deep tunnel addition, Spring 2009. vb

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Local Food! Local Fish! Milwaukee Urban Fish Production

Jon Bales is founder of a new Milwaukee organization, the Urban Aquaculture Center, dedicated to demonstrating how urban fish production can become a sustainable foodproducing industry. Milwaukee has an unprecedented opportunity to remove itself from its rustbelt city image and move in a purposeful direction using a new set of tools. It can do this by embracing the latest in green innovation and becoming recognized as a leader in urban agriculture.