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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pérez challenges Witkowiak in District 12

On Tuesday, April 3, Walker's Point and near South Side voters can cast a ballot for longtime Milwaukee Alderman James Witkowiak or José Pérez, a newcomer to politics. Both candidates are highlighting their efforts to redevelop the neighborhood...
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Supervisor Biddle builds a strong case

In the April 3 general election, residents of Milwaukee's central city will decide the fate of one of the city's most powerful men, Common Council President Willie Hines Jr. Hines is facing a challenge from Milwaukee County Supervisor...
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009

Issue of the Week, Jerk and Hero of the Week

The Milwaukee Common Council has backed off the city’s attempt to lease the Milwaukee Water Works to a private corporation as a way to generate revenue for the cash-strapped but water-rich city. Earlier this year, Milwaukee Comptroller Wally Morics had estimated that a 99-year lease would add $30 million to the city’s coffers every year. Not bad, when you consider that the city is facing an eye-popping $90 million deficit next year. But that’s what the city government would have gained if a deal had gone through...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Questions arise over privatization discussions

City Comptroller Wally Morics, with the support of the Milwaukee Common Council, is considering whether a long-term lease of the Milwaukee Water Works is one of the answers to the city’s budget nightmare. Morics has argued that the money raised by a long-term lease, if invested in...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Whenever politicians try to pass themselves off as art critics, intelligent citizens have to wonder whether all the other decisions made by public officials are rooted in such profound ignorance. Even more of a wonder is why celebrated national artists even bother trying to create public art. All they usually get for their...
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

The city offers financial aid

Milwaukee lost an important historical and community resource on July 31, when America’s Black Holocaust Museum closed its doors for good, citing financial difficulties. But the museum may get a lifeline from the city now that the Milwaukee Common Council has approved a committee’s recommendation to...
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

But many neighbors oppose the plan

Monday’s marathon joint meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission and the City Plan Commission resulted in the approval of New Land Enterprises’ plan to build a 26-story condo tower behind the historic Goll House mansion at 1550 N. Prospect Ave. New Land’s plan is to use funds from the backyard condo tower...
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008


Ashanti Hamilton, the First District representative on the Milwaukee Common Council, should be elected to a second term. Hamilton has shown much promise while serving as alderman and we believe that he should be returned to office to build on his initial record.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008


On Feb. 19, voters in Milwaukee’s East Side and Riverwest neighborhoods will have a chance to elect a new representative to the Milwaukee Common Council. The only open seat for alderman this year has attracted eight strong candidates who are vying to represent one of the city’s most dynamic...