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Celebrate Safe Driving During Fourth of July Weekend Travel The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) reminds travelers over the Fourth of July weekend to celebrate safe driving and buckle up, put their phone down, plan ahead and drive carefully through work zones. WisDOT offers these other safety reminders: Slow down. Posted speed limits apply to […]

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Pavement Buckles Rise with Summer Temperatures The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding motorists to be alert of pavement buckles as hot temperatures continue over the next several days. The recent heat wave increases the possibility of pavement buckles. Pavement buckling occurs when slabs of pavement expand and push against one another. If the […]

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Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program – Applications Open The Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program has so far distributed over $2 million to help Wisconsin homeowners stay in their homes, catch up on bills, and avoid foreclosure. The program is open to individuals and families who live in Wisconsin with overdue housing-related bills, both with and […]

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Fireworks Return to Milwaukee’s Lakefront on July 3rd MILWAUKEE, WI – After a two-year hiatus, Milwaukee’s July 3 fireworks display presented by American Family Insurance, Milwaukee County Parks, the Kelben Foundation, Inc. and Town Bank, a Wintrust Community Bank, returns to the lakefront this summer. The July 3rd display, which attracts over 100,000 people to […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee MILWAUKEE – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is hosting a job fair on May 26 at the Mardak Center for Administration & Training. BGCGM is welcoming candidates to apply and interview for full-time and part-time positions onsite. Available positions include Club managers, youth development professionals, […]

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Bloom and Groom Brightens Eleven Milwaukee Neighborhoods in May Flowers Bring Residents Together, Build Community Strength MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee and its Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) will again coordinate the sale and distribution of nearly 50,000 flowers to residents in 11 different neighborhoods around Milwaukee during the month of May. The first […]

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Affordable High-Speed Internet Comes to Westlawn Gardens MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — Nearly 1,000 households in the Westlawn Gardens community will have access to affordable high-speed internet. With support from the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), and Microsoft, PCs for People built a 4G LTE tower to provide internet access to residents at an […]

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FAT TUESDAY COMING TO DEER DISTRICT THIS SUMMER MILWAUKEE – Fat Tuesday, the leading brand of frozen cocktails, will come to Deer District this summer as a permanent tenant, featuring its famous 190 Octane®, piña coladas, margaritas, electric lemonade and more. Fat Tuesday features the famous 190 Octane®, Cat 5 Hurricane® and other customer favorites. […]

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Mask Mandate to Remain in Effect for Milwaukee County Transit System MILWAUKEE, WI – The Milwaukee County Transit System will continue to require riders to wear masks on County buses. The decision comes out of an abundance of caution as COVID19cases have increased locally over the past three weeks.  Some of the most vulnerable, high-risk […]

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Palermo’s and Hunger Task Force to Host “Easter Baskets for the Hungry” Distribution will provide 500 special holiday boxes for local families in need When: Friday, April 8 Distribution to begin at 9:30 a.m. Where: Hunger Task Force 5000 W. Electric Avenue, West Milwaukee, WI 53219 What: Palermo’s Pizza is partnering with Hunger Task Force […]

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Mayor Cavalier Johnson to Sign Resolution Approving Gathering MILWAUKEE, WI  Mayor Cavalier Johnson will sign Common Council file #211710, a resolution approving the City of Milwaukee’s Gathering Place Feasibility Study and Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP). As President of the Common Council, Mayor Johnson worked with City departments and local stakeholders to create the Gathering […]

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CHINA LIGHTS WISCONSIN RETURNING IN SEPTEMBER 2022 MILWAUKEE, WI – The China Lights Wisconsin Festival presented by TriCity National Bank, is returning to Boerner Botanical Gardens this fall after two years’ pandemic cancellation. From September 16th to October 30th, 2022, Boerner Botanical Gardens will once again be transformed into a spectacular destination, illuminated with more […]

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PUNCH BOWL SOCIAL MILWAUKEE RE-OPENS MILWAUKEE – Punch Bowl Social will permanently re-open its doors Wednesday, March 16 in Milwaukee’s Deer District. The opening comes days prior to Fiserv Forum, just across the plaza from Punch Bowl’s front door, hosting first and second round games of the college basketball tournament (on March 18 and 20). […]

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As spring Thaw Begins, Frozen Road Coverage Shrinks The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is ending the frozen road declaration for southern Wisconsin Zones 4 and 5 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 4 and enacting Class II road restrictions. As warmer weather continues, further Zones will be added depending on frost tube readings. Class […]

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Higher Pump Prices Reflect War’s Dark Uncertainties MADISON, Wis., – Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine has roiled the oil market, with crude spiking briefly to over $100/bbl before settling back into the mid-$90s. The increase in the global price of oil has led to higher pump prices in the U.S. The national average for a […]

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SHOPPERS RACE HEAD TO-HEAD TO HELP FEED HUNGRY IN MILWAUKEE Racers dash through store aisles in Milwaukee to collect items for area food pantry WHAT: North Shore Bank’s ‘Race for the Hungry’ to benefit Milwaukee Christian Center WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. WHERE: El Rey Food Mart – 1320 W. Burnham DATCP Accepting […]

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Republicans Advance 6-week Texas-Style Abortion Ban MADISON, WI – Legislative Republicans continued to prioritize advancing harmful abortion bans by holding a public hearing on SB 923 today. The Texas-inspired bill would ban abortions after 6 weeks, before most people even know they are pregnant, and includes a $10,000 bounty reward for people to sue anyone […]

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Wisconsin State Patrol’s February Law of the Month Calls for Safe Driving Around Commercial Motor Vehicles As the transportation industry continues to ramp up operations to keep up with the ongoing demands of the coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin is seeing more commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) on the roads. With that surge in traffic, states across the […]

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Milwaukee County Receives 575,000 N-95 Masks MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley announced Milwaukee County received a shipment of 575,000 N-95 masks. The masks come as part of Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ effort to distribute over 5 million pieces of personal protective equipment since the beginning of […]

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Ruling on Ballot Drop Boxes Sure looks like an Effort to Disenfranchise Certain Voters A Waukesha County judge ruled last week that drop boxes placed by municipalities to collect absentee ballots are illegal under state law. State law requires voters to either mail back absentee ballots or deliver them to the clerk’s office in person. […]

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