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Mayor Tom Barrett announces streetcar extensions plan

Published May 2, 2019

Today, Barrett announced that he's pushing for extensions up past the Fiserv Forum into Bronzeville, up to King Drive and North Avenue; another south on Milwaukee Street through the Third Ward and into the northern part of Walker's Point; and for an extension of the Ogden Avenue tracks up Prospect Avenue to Brady Street.

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A life remembered: Joe Bartolotta in Memoriam

Published April 28, 2019

A pair of crocs. A table cloaked in a white tablecloth. Two bottles of wine. Two wine glasses. These items set the stage Saturday morning at the Riverside Theater, where friends, family, colleagues and food-loving Milwaukeeans gathered for a two-hour celebration of the life of Joe Bartolotta.

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1st Street Bridge is reopening, that's worth celebrating

Published Nov. 15, 2018

On Friday at 3:15 p.m., Mayor Tom Barrett and Alds Jose Perez and Tony Zielinski will lead a toast to celebrate the re-opening of the South 1st Street Bascule Bridge over the Kinnickinnic River, just north of the Lincoln Warehouse.

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MKE Over Coffee: Mayor Tom Barrett

Published July 27, 2018

Welcome to a new series featuring S. Sorrina Beecher chatting and coffee-klatsching with multifarious Milwaukeeans. First up: Mayor Tom Barrett on the state of Milwaukee, why he never drank coffee until recently and that one night at State Fair.

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Mayor walks streetcar route section with workers who are building it

Published Aug. 2, 2017

As part of his Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge, which takes Mayor Tom Barrett on strolls in neighborhoods around town, hizzoner walked a section of the streetcar route Wednesday morning with some of the construction workers who are building it.

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What's up with the jeans on Downtown light poles?

Published April 6, 2017

If you've been Downtown today, you might have noticed jeans hanging from light poles along West Wisconsin Avenue and perhaps wondered if they were a new trend, like tying a pair of sneakers together in the `70s and launching them up over the overhead utility wires. Nope.