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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?"


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.


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.


Walnut Way founders will break ground on Lindsay Heights project

May 22, 2019 8:15 a.m.

Sharon and Larry Adams - who founded Walnut Way and are still on its board - host what they're calling a Groundswell Celebration to kick off construction of Adams Garden Park, which includes the renovation of an entire block at 1836 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Thursday, May 23, at 4 p.m. A brief program is slated to start at 5.


Teen center in Sherman Park is where "technology meets expression"

May 19, 2019 6:01 p.m.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee recently opened its doors to a Teen Tech Center at the Mary Ryan Club, and youths are starting to take advantage of the space and its state-of-the-art resources, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


Urban spelunking: 20 Ton Studios in a former TMER&L electrical substation

May 13, 2019 9:02 a.m.

Dotted across the Milwaukee landscape are a series of red brick buildings that are instantly recognizable to many as former substations built by the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. in the early years of the 20th century. We check out one on 20th and North that now houses artists studios.


Brewery spelunking: Crispin's 10th Street Cidery

May 10, 2019 9:03 a.m.

Pabst, Schlitz, Blatz, Miller and others earned Milwaukee the moniker Brew City, but did you know that it's now also a center of American hard cider production, too? All of the 10 MillerCoors cider varieties are now produced here. We went to take a look.


What you need to know about the St. Joseph Hospital controversy

April 29, 2019 3:01 p.m.

Mention St. Joseph Hospital, and you are bound to hear grumblings from some residents who are upset about the hospital, located at 5000 W. Chambers St. in Sherman Park, cutting services in recent years, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.