In order to extend the streetcar to Wisconsin Ave., a 4-mile M-Line extension along Vel R. Phillips Avenue and 5th Street would be needed. Read more

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Especially on a snowy day like today, riders of The Hop will be pleased to learn that they can now track the streetcar in real time on their mobile devices. Read more

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The Hop announced its December ridership numbers Tuesday, with a slight uptick in the average amount of daily rides compared to the inaugural month of November. Read more

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Should the Bucks pay for part of an extension to the Fiserv Forum? Read more

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An overview of this year's Holiday Arts Guide, the opening of the Hop, Backline Milwaukee and more. Read more

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Even a week before The Hop, Milwaukee’s new streetcar, starts running, it is still facing staunch opposition and questions about its future. Read more

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After years of debate, construction and more debate, the Milwaukee streetcar finally has an opening date. The streetcar, dubbed “the Hop” will begin service on Friday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. Read more

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Now celebrating its 37th anniversary, Bastille Days graces Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square area with French food, culture and entertainment, July 12-15. Read more

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Most noticeable to festivalgoers will be the movement of the main festival strip to Wells St. (from Kilbourn Ave.). Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly culture chat with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record co-founder Matt Wild and I, we're joined by Urban Milwaukee's Jeramey Jannene to discuss the year's big development stories in Milwaukee. New projects a.. Read more

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As Bay View’s Avalon Theater prepares to host several prime attractions in this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, the movie palace stands as the incredibly rare example of a local theater reopened and thriving. Read more


This Thursday will mark the sixth annual Milwaukee Day. The holiday was born in 2010, stemming from a text message Brent Gohde got on April14 (or 4/14) from a friend saying that the day should be “Milwaukee Day.” Read more

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On Tuesday, April 5, Tom Barrett will be on the ballot for his fourth term as Milwaukee mayor. Seemingly amiable and easy-going on the surface, in recent years he’s become more aggressive on implementing his agenda items despite stiff oppos... Read more

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Perhaps it’s a good thing that the Assembly isn’t going to resume its work until January 2017. The bills it passed last week were a mix of trash, garbage and junk that the Republican majority apparently hopes will appeal to its base right-w... Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly cabal with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record editor Matt Wild and I, we discuss Common Ground, an activist group that has channeled its opposition to the new Bucks arena in some productive ways. Last week.. Read more

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Quarles & Brady Chair Emeritus John Daniels, former chair of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, discusses revitalizing Downtown Milwaukee, the Milwaukee streetcar, the proposed sports arena and ways to close the achievement gap in Milwaukee. Read more

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is advocating for a 2.4-mile streetcar in Downtown to spur development and attract millennials to the city. Conservative legislators, activists and business groups are opposed to adding a streetcar or any form of... Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, Milwaukee as we know it is at a crossroads, and which path it chooses could shape the city for decades to come. We're joined by Milwaukee Magazine 's Dan Shafe.. Read more

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