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River Revitalization Volunteers Needed

Help improve Milwaukee River Habitat! Mondays: 2:00PM-4:00PM Fridays: 1:00PM-4:00PM 1st and 2nd Saturdays (February – November): 9:00AM-12:00PM F.O.R.B. (Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity) is River Revitalization Foundation’s volunteer opportunity! Participate in land restoration activities with RRF Land Manager and Field Supervisor. Meet and work alongside individuals passionate about the natural world and preserving its integrity! Activities could include, but are not limited to: removing invasive species, establishing native

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Take the Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan Survey

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) is seeking input from the community about walking in Milwaukee for the City’s first Pedestrian Plan. The Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan is being developed by DPW in partnership with Toole Design Group and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The overall goal is to make getting around the city safer, easier, and more comfortable for pedestrians. Our team

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TBEY Holiday Party

TBEY is a community arts group located at Prospect and North. Click here to download a PDF with information about their December 21 Holiday Gathering.

RUHS Swing Choir Holiday Concert

Click here to download a PDF with additional details about Riverside University High School’s Swing Choir Holiday Concert. Sounds of the Season II Performance Riverside University High School Swing Choir Thursday, December 7, 2017 7 to 9 pm (performance at 7:30) Urban Ecology Center 1500 East Park Place Snacks and libations served More details available here.

Baccanera (formerly Eastsider) Tavern License Meeting

Message from Alderman Kovac… Dear Neighbor: New operators have applied for a Class B Tavern license for Baccanera, proposed to be located in the current “Eastsider” location at 1732 E. North Ave. The current owner would be selling the business to the new operators who would be taking over the lease. They are planning on doing some renovations to the interior and changing the establishment’s current plan

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Fall Leaf Collection Deadline Extended

What Happens to My Leaves? Leaves are taken to the Waste Management compost site where Purple Cow Organics manages the material for 4 – 6 months to create a rich compost. Compost is then sold locally. Compost is a natural fertilizer that returns nutrients to the soil, improves its ability to absorb rain water, and keeps valuable resources out of the landfill. Fall Leaf Collection City

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Meeting about Liquor License for Blaze Pizza at Oakland and Locust

This invitation is from Alderman Kovac: Dear Neighbor: Operators have applied for a Food Dealer-Restaurant License, Class B Fermented Malt Beverage & Class C Wine Retailer license for Blaze Pizza, proposed to be located in the old Five Guys location at 2901 N. Oakland Ave. Their application indicates that they are proposing to be open until 10 p.m.during the week and midnight on the weekends with beer and wine

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UWM Soccer Activities this Week

There may be some neighborhood impact from Thursday through Saturday due to a tournament on campus. This note is from Alyssa Conrardy in the UWM Neighborhood Relations Office. UWM Neighbors, The Milwaukee women’s soccer team will host the 2017 Horizon League Tournament November 2-4 at Engelmann Stadium later this week. This may impact neighbors due to heavier vehicle and foot traffic in the area. Athletics will reinforce the idling bus

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Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan – Public Involvement Meeting

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) and its partners will host a public involvement meeting on Monday, October 23 to gather community thoughts on “What do you think about walking in Milwaukee?” Get information and share your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions concerning good places as well as challenging places to walk, and what would make walking in Milwaukee safer. Please see the attached

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MHNA October Membership Meeting

Neighbors, We hope you will join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 7PM at the Urban Ecology Center (1500 E Park Place) for our General Membership Meeting. We will be hearing from Milwaukee Riverkeeper about their organization and upcoming opportunities to volunteer.  Additionally, neighborhood resident John Bleidorn will be offering a brief tutorial about how to access property data online (including landlord phone numbers).  And if that

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