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MATC to receive $84.9M from FCC broadcast auction

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) announced that it will receive one-time proceeds of $84,931,314 as a result of its voluntary participation in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadcast incentive auction. The auction was created to free up bandwidth to accommodate the growing capacity needs for wireless technology. MATC’s District Board, the license holder for Milwaukee PBS Channels 10 and 36, submitted a successful bid to vacate the spectrum on which Channel 36 resided and instead combine the transmission of both Milwaukee PBS stations, Channels 10 and 36, on its remaining very high frequency (VHF) channel spectrum. There will be...

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Milwaukee Makers Market showcases local business talent

The Milwaukee Makers Market held its 2017 shopping extravaganza on March 25 at Discovery World, where more than 30 vendors sold their locally produced goods. Thousands of visitors attended the open emporium that offered a range of local products such as jewelry, candles, soaps, handcrafted toys and dolls, hats and T-shirts, and artwork like watercolors, digital, and 3-D printed objects. The special shopping venue at Discover World offered something for everyone at one place along the Lakefront. “The event showcases makers of Milwaukee, but also offers a chance to connect with the community,” said Ryan Laessig, Milwaukee Makers Market...

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Alderman Stamper announces city jobs for neighborhood improvements

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works will offer new opportunities for community based organizations (CBOs) and small businesses to participate in contract removal of grass and sidewalk snow from private property. In an effort to create job opportunities for Milwaukee residents to maintain neighborhood properties, the Neighborhood Improvement Jobs Opportunity Program will make it easier for local contractors and community-based organizations to obtain contracts with the city, according to Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II. Local contractors and organizations that are interested in contract work maintaining neighborhood properties must attend an information session at 1:00 p.m. on April...

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César E. Chávez Day to celebrate past with plaza expansion

The second annual Milwaukee César E. Chávez Day celebration will take place March 31 at Chávez Plaza in front of El Rey supermarket, 916 South César E. Chávez Drive. The festivity, which commemorates the birthday of the renowned civil rights leader, will feature speeches from local leaders and project plans for the continued construction of Chávez Plaza. Work on the plaza was launched with the unveiling of a life-size statue of Chávez at the 2016 César E. Chávez celebration. Milwaukee’s César E. Chávez Day celebration and the ongoing Chávez Plaza project are part of the FARM Project, a broader...

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Time & The Mystery Podcast: D. A. Wallach

To describe D.A. Wallach in one word is impossible. One sentence? Near impossible. In one podcast? You be the judge. While attending Harvard University, D.A.’s newly formed band, Chester French, made a bold decision to stop playing shows. Instead, they got jobs at the university’s studio, learned the trade, and made a record. This decision lead to a bidding war between Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, touring the world, a 2nd record, a cameo in the movie La La Land and his current passion, investing in the sciences. Above all of these accomplishments, D.A. is incredibly kind and enjoyable to be with.

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Stacey Williams-Ng to lead “Street Canvas” mural project in Bay View

The Kinnickinnic Avenue BID selected the program director of Black Cat Alley to organize the street art initiative, featuring five local muralists this summer. The Kinnickinnic Avenue BID, the non-profit organization tasked with supporting business and development along its namesake “main street” in Bay View, is proud to announce a multi-mural project on five commercial buildings on KK Avenue. Discussions are underway with several interested building owners, the final decision on locations is to be determined. The mural project is just one aspect of the Kinnickinnic Avenue street enhancement project, which aims to stimulate neighborhood growth throughout the length...

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