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The North Side of Milwaukee is a large area incorporating many residential and commercial neighborhoods, including Harambee Franklin Heights, Sherman Park and others.

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Urban spelunking: James E. Groppi High School / 27th Street School

Aug. 27, 2019 9:02 a.m.

Some Milwaukee Public Schools are like palimpsests in cream city brick, as architect after architect, school board after school board tinkered them, leaving tantalizing bits of the past peeking out from behind an endless parade of new contributions. A building that describes this process well is currently home to James E. Groppi High School, 1312 N. 27th St.

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Sherman Park voices: Three years later: "It's still a warm and welcoming place"

Aug. 19, 2019 4:01 p.m.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service spoke with three long-time homeowners and one who had recently purchased a house in the neighborhood about why they chose to invest and live in Sherman Park, how they remember the events of three years ago and how their neighborhood feels to them now. 

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Urban spelunking: Westside Academy / 31st Street School

June 18, 2019 9:02 a.m.

A little more than halfway through our tour of Westside Academy's home in the former 31st Street School, Principal Renee Drane had to excuse herself to attend another meeting. When her School Support Teacher Antoinette Means took over, she said, "you showed him the old books, right?"

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Westlawn Gardens comes to life

June 9, 2019 1:06 p.m.

The 75-acre site where Wisconsin's largest public housing development once stood is roaring back to life as about 1,000 mixed-income housing units are emerging at the new Westlawn Gardens on Milwaukee's northwest side, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Master Lock's landmark laminated padlock turns 100

June 6, 2019 9:02 a.m.

This year, the Milwaukee-made Master Lock laminated padlock turns 100. It's the lock that launched the Master Lock Co., and these locks are still made here in Milwaukee at the Master Lock factory on Center Street.