City of milwaukee

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Some small breweries tap parklets to boost tasting room capacity

Published July 24, 2020

In mid-June, the City of Milwaukee opened the application process for businesses to expand seating to sidewalks and parklets to accommodate customers during the pandemic. Among the applicants have been a few local craft breweries aiming to boost their taproom sales during a challenging time.

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MIRC calls on City of Milwaukee to mandate masks in public

Published June 26, 2020

Concern has risen among local bars and restaurants in the City of Milwaukee �" which have been allowed to reopen as part of the Move Milwaukee Forward plan �" that the risks of reopening outweigh the benefits.

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As the weather warms, patios are packed. But is that OK?

Published June 8, 2020

After bars and restaurants reopened last Friday afternoon, packed patios were a common sight throughout the city. We definitely noticed, and maybe you did too. And maybe you found yourself wondering (as we did): Is that really OK? Turns out it's not.

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City and County partner to limit traffic on some streets for bikes, pedestrians

Published May 8, 2020

On late Friday - after numerous other cities around the country limited traffic on some streets to make room for pedestrians and bikes - the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County announced the Active Streets initiative to, "provide additional temporary recreation spaces for people to safely engage in physical activities such as walking, biking, or running," during the pandemic.

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Downtown gets new wayfinding signs ahead of big tourism events

Published May 6, 2020

VISIT Milwaukee, Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District (BID) #21 and the City of Milwaukee have partnered to install new wayfinding signage around Downtown to help direct pedestrians to landmarks like The Pabst Theater, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and the new 3rd Street Market Hall.

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Partnerships provide push for new Milwaukee Urban Stables

Published April 30, 2019

On Tuesday morning, when a group of dignitaries pokes shovels into the earth to kick off construction of the new Milwaukee Urban Stables along the Kinnickinnic River on the South Side, it is breaking ground in more than just a literal sense.

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MPS, City of Milwaukee, Bucks launch Mentor Greater MKE

Published Jan. 9, 2019

The Milwaukee Bucks, City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) have officially launched a first-of-its-kind partnership - MENTOR Greater Milwaukee - to provide support to mentor organizations and programs across the city and to help meet the demand for quality mentors in Milwaukee.

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MPS & City of Milwaukee announce early childhood initiative

Published Nov. 1, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools, in collaboration with the City of Milwaukee, in conjunction with the Milwaukee Promise Zones, announced a new early childhood education initiative Thursday morning at Gwen T. Jackson School, 2121 W. Hadley St.

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MKE Rec kicks off playfield upgrades as City DPW opens new playground

Published Oct. 3, 2018

One day after the City of Milwaukee and members of the Green Bay Packers cut the ribbon on the new Galena Park Playground at 31st and Galena, built in partnership with MKE Plays, Milwaukee Recreation has announced a groundbreaking event that will kick off renovations at a trio of Milwaukee playfields.

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First Look: Trestle Park

Published July 2, 2018

An old vacant lot and a former railroad trestle jutting out over the Milwaukee River are being converted into a new park on the Historic Third Ward RiverWalk.