Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The bodies of the poor and indigent people buried near Froedtert Hospital will be moved at the expense of $1.5 million to $2 million.
If there's no rest for the weary, there certainly won't be any rest for up to 1,300 poor people buried in unmarked graves near Froedtert Hospital. A paupers' cemetery will be moved to make room for Froedtert's expansion, but the move will cost Milwaukee County taxpayers up to $2 million, according to Patch's media partners at WISN 12 News. A state hearing examiner ruled that the county will either have to pay for the graves' removal upfront or Froedtert could subtract the cost from its lease payment to the county, the Journal Sentinel reported. Froedtert Hospital's plans for a new 480,000-square-foot building to house expanded surgical, inpatient and outpatient care is proposed to stand atop what is now a cemetery containing the remains of…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Residents enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant before starting their work day.
One might expect two men in business suits to grab a quick coffee or run out the door with a bagel in hand, but Darren Allen and Greg West like a change of pace. They sat talking business Thursday morning, enjoying a morning breakfast at Maxfield’s Pancake House in Fox Point. “We live fairly close to here, it’s a nice environment,” said Allen as he eyed his hot breakfast for another bite. “Food’s always good,” said Greg West, and the two nodded their heads in agreement. “What hooked me was the bacon and avocado omelet.” Before long, the two were back to business, both with professional talk and their appetites.
Friday, February 8, 2013
If you travel Interstate 43, you'll need to be aware of these closures. Here's what you need to know.
Several ramps along I-43 will close beginning Monday and will remain closed until at least July, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Depending on the weather, officials plan to close a single-lane from Howard Avenue to the Marquette Interchange. According to the DOT press release: This closure will start at Howard Avenue and extend north each night, until it reaches the northernmost limit of the Valley Bridge. Motorists will experience the first wave of the closure on the morning of February 12, but should remain alert for the remainder of the week as the closure progresses. Some related northbound (NB) ramp closures will also take place: Once this set of closures are in place, the contractor, Zenith …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
See a sampling of local job opportunities from around the county.
Looking for work in Milwaukee County? Here's a roundup of openings, according to indeed.com and employer websites.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Greendale State Rep. Jeff Stone is concerned that the $3.3 million cut will affect services in Milwaukee County suburbs.
County Executive Chris Abele announced on Monday a proposal to cut the County Sheriff’s budget by $3.3 million and pay the City of Milwaukee just half that amount to take over county park patrols and a portion of the county's 911 calls, according to JSOnline. This cut would mean the layoff of 23 department employees, 21 of them deputies. Part of the plan sends lakefront and park patrols, plus some county 911 calls to Milwaukee police. Abele said this move would provide budget savings. Greendale State Representative Jeff Stone thinks it's not a real solution. "The County Executive's recent proposal to eliminate 23 Sheriff's Deputy positions and to give $1.6 Million to the City of Milwaukee is flawed," Stone said in a release. "It has been …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
County Board Chairman comments after new projections were released today.
With news today that the state will receive $636 million more over the next three years than originally projected, Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway called on the state Legislature to reverse cuts to key county services. Holloway wants the state to undo transit cuts, lift the FamilyCare enrollment cap, increase child-support assistance and help close the county's funding gap, according to a news release. "We have no local funding options other than the property tax," Holloway said. "I’m asking the state to do anything it can to narrow the funding gap for Milwaukee County and restore job access via the transit system." Holloway said the state budget proposal would cut transit funding by 10 percent and "kill the economic thrust of…
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Milwaukee County Supervisors have cut Whitefish Bay's County Supervisor, Joe Rice, out of his district.
In Milwaukee County government, the elected Supervisors and County Executive positions are "non-partisan," but one can easily split the Supervisors into two philosophical camps: Those that represent City of Milwaukee residents, and those who represent suburban interests. Since the population of the city outweighs that of the suburbs, the city enjoys a perpetual majority on the County Board. Like him or not, former County Executive Scott Walker's suburban bias helped keep some semblance of balance, although his vetoes were often overturned. Such is life in the minority. Last week, city Supervisors decided to make their majority a little bigger. County Supervisors gerrymandered one more seat for the city and will slice our 6th District …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Top two vote-getters for county exec,Supreme Court, judge will advance to April 5 election.
Fox Point and Bayside voters will head to the polls Tuesday to narrow down the field of candidates running for state Supreme Court, Milwaukee County executive and Milwaukee County Circuit Court. In the race for the high court, three candidates are challenging incumbent Justice David T. Prosser Jr., who has served on the court for 12 years. The challengers are: JoAnne F. Kloppenburg, who has been a litigator and prosecutor at Wisconsin’s Department of Justice since 1989; Joel Winnig, an attorney for more than 30 years; and Maria Stephens, the Appellate Division director for the State Public Defender's office. For more on the Supreme Court candidates, visit the League of Women Voters website. Five candidates are running in a special primary …