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MCTS honors Rosa Parks on anniversary of her resistance to bus segregation

“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” – Rosa Parks The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will keep a seat open and the headlights shining on its entire fleet on Friday, December 1, 2017, to honor the life...

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Route 62 to merge with Redline as MCTS rolls out seasonal changes

To provide faster and more efficient service on Capitol Drive, Route 62 and the RedLine, both of which serve Capitol Drive, will be seeing significant changes. Starting Sunday, December 3, the Route 62 will fully merge with the RedLine. While some Route 62 stops will be discontinued, most will be served by the improved RedLine. We’ve made this change with our riders in mind. This merge means more consistent arrival times all day, faster ride times that speed up your trip, improved access, more connections on Capitol Drive, and an easier-to-understand route and schedule. On average, RedLine buses will...

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Name change reflects public health focus of Common Council committee

June 29, 2017 Statement by Alderman Cavalier: What’s in a name? An intentional shift Like many urban centers in the United States, the Milwaukee region faces large issues that have roots in many causes. Decades ago, the city of Milwaukee – The Machine Shop of the World – was heralded as one the best places for African Americans in the country. In the decades since, deindustrialization in the American Midwest, the appeal of cheap labor in the union sparse South, the opening of opportunities for businesses to operate on a global scale in places with little if any regulation...

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Freshwater Plaza finalizing leases with commercial tenants

“We are very pleased with the progress of the Freshwater Plaza project. There has been a substantial amount of interest in this development from both local and national tenants. We expect this interest will continue as we approach the building’s official completion and the Cermak Fresh Market opening. It is exciting in our business to see a plan come to fruition that will provide meaningful impact on a neighborhood well into the future.” – Wayne Wiertzema, President | Wangard Partners, Inc. Wangard Partners, Inc. as finalized six leases with local and national tenants, who will occupy space within the...

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River Rhythms concert schedule announced for summer 2017

The Westown Association released its musical line-up for the 2017 River Rhythms Season. Jam-packed with great performers like Celtica Pipes Rock, BROTHER and King Solomon, the free concert series begins its season on June 14 with Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson. Free concerts continue each Wednesday until August 30 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park, on Old World Third Street between Kilbourn and State Streets. The 2017 line-up of music performances: JUNE 14 In partnership with Summerfest and the Milwaukee County Historical Society WILLY PORTER & CARMEN NICKERSON Midwest artists Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson...

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Adopt-A-River Program launches for Earth Day 2017

Community partners, businesses, and school groups have commited to cleaning up the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers. This Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, with the support of MMSD, will launch an Adopt-A-River Program. The program allows individuals, companies, organizations, and community groups to adopt sections of waterways throughout the Milwaukee River Basin by committing to cleaning up those sections for a minimum of two times per year. “MMSD is excited that the Adopt-A-River Program gives citizens the opportunity to care for our rivers in ways that can transform their understanding and commitment to protecting local waterways...

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