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Photo Essay: Lincoln Hills

City officials and Milwaukee citizens expressed their frustration and outrage at State authorities over the ongoing scandal at Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls.

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Fact Sheet: Bike share expansion proposal

City of Milwaukee to host a public information meeting for proposed new Bublr bikes station locations In partnership with Bublr Bikes, the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW), will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 to discuss installing approximately 32 proposed new bike sharing stations over the next two years in several Milwaukee neighborhoods and downtown, where 28 Bublr Bikes stations already are in operation. The City received a $1.6 million federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant to install new Bublr Bikes share stations in 2015 and 2016. Rules for using federal...

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Central Library screens Vel Phillips documentary

The Central Library for the Milwaukee Public Library System hosted a screening of the program, Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams on Tuesday, February 16. Produced by Wisconsin Public Television, in collaboration with Milwaukee Public Television, the documentary explored the life of a remarkable Milwaukee woman. Vel Phillips, Milwaukee’s first African American and first female alderman, rose to prominence as one of Wisconsin’s great civil rights activists as well as being the first African American judge in Wisconsin. She was also the first woman in the nation to hold executive office in state government. The film tells the story of...

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Avalon Theater to host Miyazaki film fest

Studio Ghibli has produced the most beloved animated motion pictures in Japan for three decades. Eight of the studio’s films are among the top 15 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan, including the 2001 international breakthrough hit Spirited Away. Founded by Hayao Miyazaki, who is thought of as a combination of Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg in Japan, he is only the second Japanese filmmaker, after Akira Kurosawa, to be awarded an honorary Academy Award. Miyazaki is considered a cinematic legend because of his masterful storyteller style. His entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation of his films have earned...

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Public Hearing to discuss fate of The Domes

Milwaukee County Board invites the County Executive to Discuss the future of the Domes in a public hearing on February 24. The Milwaukee County Board will hold a public hearing on the future of the Mitchell Park Conservatory (“The Domes”) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24th at the annex greenhouse adjacent to the Domes, Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., announced today. “We want to engage the community in a conversation on the future of the Domes, and we invite County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director John Dargle to the table to discuss their views on the immediate...

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Sojourner offers new help to treat domestic violence with Family Peace Center

Sojourner celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded facility, the nation’s most comprehensive center to help victims of domestic violence and their families, on February 4. Community leaders, partners, and supporters gathered at the 72,000 square-foot Family Peace Center for a comprehensive tour, the only day it would ever be open to the public due to the nature of its security requirements. Partner organizations are housed under one roof at the location, including law enforcement, legal, health, and educational support. The facility is designed to offer holistic services for domestic violence victims of all ages. “Just this morning...

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