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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The City of Milwaukee DPW has approved the first company for participation in the City's Dockless Scooter Pilot Study. DPW expects dockless scooters from Lime will be available for use as soon as today, Tuesday, July 23.
Bryan Rodriguez was out on the job filling potholes when he was struck and killed by a driver who pinned Rodriguez between their car and the back of his own work truck.
This is critical legislation as Milwaukee is over-represented in pedestrian deaths, with 10 percent of the state population but 44 percent of the pedestrian fatalities.
DPW announced a one-year pilot program to study the impact of a residential collection program for food and yard waste. The pilot study zone will target a limited number of households that include the Bay View, East Side and Riverwest neighborhoods.
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) will again host a one day only, first come first served compost bin and rain barrel sale on Saturday, June 4.
The MKE Plays program, which is helping to transform 12 of the city's most deteriorated playgrounds, will unveil plans for Marcus DeBack Playground during a news event Friday, April 29 hosted by the program's founder, Ald. Michael J. Murphy.
Property owners in the City of Milwaukee are advised that a city ordinance amendment concerning sidewalk snow and ice removal took effect on Jan. 20, 2015.
Yesterday, Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled a new mobile app that offers access to a range of city services. Today, I downloaded it, nosed around and took it for a spin to get an annoying pothole filled.
I'm sure everybody in the city, including our mayor, is very proud of the work they are doing to fix the streets. But it's really a shell game. Or a joke.
Will the city still allow you to move your vehicle if you show up before it is towed?
In an effort to better understand the role of a parking checker, OnMilwaukee.com sat down with one and asked about what it's like to be the person no one wants to come in contact with while he's on the job.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced this morning that he has directed his budget team, as well as the Department of Public Works, to prepare proposals for increasing pothole fixes throughout the city.
It seems like every year I get aggravated enough to complain and moan about what driving over potholes in the City of Milwaukee does to my car, and this year is no exception. But this year, instead of saying it's like a mogul skiing track, I've got statistics.
The author has been driving a wide variety of cars on the streets of Milwaukee for over half a century and he has never, ever seen the streets so bad.