I'm proud to be part of OnMilwaukee.com
I have done lots of journalism in my life. Print, radio and TV. And I can say without fear of any kind of contradiction that I have never been quite so proud as I am to be part of OnMilwaukee.com. I have not been here for the entire first 15 years. But maybe, if I'm lucky, I will be here for the next 15.
New MECCA sculpture to debut Sept. 21
The new sculpture created with the iconic MECCA basketball floor will be revealed to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 21 in the City Hall rotunda during Historic Milwaukee's Doors Open Milwaukee event.
7 old-school OnMilwaukee videos
All month long, we're looking back at the 15 years since we launched OnMilwaukee.com in 1998. A lot has happened, and some of it has even been captured in video.
Picking up on Clarke Square
Though I spent most of my first decade in Milwaukee just a bit east of here, there was a lot in the neighborhood - which runs from Pierce south to Greenfield, Chavez west to Layton Boulevard - I hadn't seen before.
Milwaukee ghost stories: Ghost school final exam
As the "final exam" for Paranormal Investigation 102, students make a late-night visit to West Allis' Lincoln Intermediate, where faculty and students have reported ghost footsteps, doors slamming by themselves and shadowy apparitions in the sick room.
Blank's slate is full
Steve Jagler talks to Rebeccla Blank, the new chancellor at the University of Wisconsin, about skyrocketing tuition rates, the broken university system and how UW-Madison can compete on a national scale.
Bronze Fonz gets new furniture, "friends"
Every year, the Bronze Fonz statue attracts thousands of visitors, and soon, they will not only be able to stand next to Fonzie, but lounge in his space, as well.
Awkward moments from Harley-Davidson anniversaries past
You made it through the 110th H-D anniversary festivities, Milwaukee. We hope you have some good memories of this weekend. But don't forget about all the hilarious and awkward things that happened at previous anniversary bashes.
6 things you won't see at Harley's 110th
Dave Grohl, Joan Jett, Ponch ... the unexpected celebrity sightings are all over social media this weekend at Harley-Davidson's 110th anniversary bash is in full swing in Milwaukee. But there are some folks that are likely to steer clear.
Deal reached for War Memorial, Art Museum
The funding deal between the War Memorial Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum has been finalized. County Executive Chris Abele today returned the deal unsigned to the Milwaukee County Board, who approved it 18-0 on July 25.
MPL hosts art selection committee for new East Branch
The Milwaukee Public Library's Public Art Selection Committee will hold a meeting on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. to hear presentations by the five finalists selected to develop public art concepts for the new East Branch.
5 best spots to twerk in Milwaukee
After Miley's titillating performance at the VMAs last night, the editorial staff here at OnMilwaukee.com began to wonder: where are the best places in Milwaukee to get your twerk on? Which spots would make for some really awesome twerk-pics?
Another chapter in Wisconsin's political freak show
Two consecutive headlines kind of put the whole political freak show that is Wisconsin in perspective.
Five Milwaukee eyesores
When someone suggested I put together a list of Milwaukee's biggest eyesores, I decided to put the question to my Facebook friends, who are a varied group representing a wide swath of Milwaukeeans. Nearly 50 people posted nearly 100 comments.
This "Welcome to Milwaukee" sign needs to change
Chances are that you may not even notice many of the "Welcome to Milwaukee" signs, but little things matter and as Milwaukee continues to grow and shake its old images I say it's time for some new signs.
T.M.E.R.&L. left behind more than hidden tracks
Every now and then, as a roadway decays, we're reminded that there are miles and miles of remnants of The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company - in the form of tracks - just below the surface in the city. But the company also left behind some more visible reminders of its existence, too.
Rockwell headquarters goes green
Rockwell Automation has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification granted by the U.S. Green Building Council.
A Sunday drive in the Oscar Mayer wienermobile
We took a ride around Milwaukee on the wiernermobile today. It was a dream come true.
Attendance up at Wisconsin Historical Society sites
Attendance at the Wisconsin Historical Society's 12 historic sites is up 15.7 percent this summer, according to a press release.
Downer's spiteful construction
Spite houses are a pretty common occurrence; common enough that Wikipedia even has a page for them. Milwaukee's most famous spite house was built by the still-famous Judge Jason Downer on the lower East Side and still stands at 1223 N. Prospect Ave.
Rest in peace, Sarah Brucker
Sarah Brucker, a professional makeup artist and pillar in the local beauty and fashion scene, passed away early Thursday morning. The OnMilwaukee.com staff is deeply saddened by the news.
MV Transportation to take over management of county transit system
Milwaukee County is currently negotiating with MV Transportation, Inc. to finalize details of the latter's takeover of the management of the Milwaukee County Transit System.
Five ideas to improve Downtown
Believe me, I know that I risk stepping on Jeff Sherman's toes with this post, and undoubtedly we share a lot of the same ideas when it comes to the landscape in Milwaukee's Downtown. But while strolling around Westown recently, I thought about what might make certain parts of our city center feel more vibrant and welcoming and I wanted to put them out there to debate with you.
Trestle Stair builds on landscape's industrial past
La Dallman architects' trestle stair access to the marsupial bridge it also designed - built beneath the Holton Street bridge - will be officially christened on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m., as Mayor Tom Barrett cuts the ribbon on the ascending ramp that was constructed atop a fragment of the railroad tracks that once ran along Commerce Street, across from the site of the current Lakefront Brewery.
Milwaukee ghost stories: Brew City's own lake monster
I headed out to Lake Champlain, home to a lesser-known cousin of the Loch Ness Monster, "Champ" -- the name given to what is imagined to be a small population of animals in the 100 mile-long lake. Nessie, Champ and British Columbia's Ogopogo (of Lake Okanagan) are among dozens of reported "lake monsters."