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Tall Grass/Noxious Weeds Ordinance Change Now in Effect

Amended City of Milwaukee Ordinance 80-17-2 & 80-17-6 took effect August 10. Property owners in the City of Milwaukee are advised that a City ordinance amendment concerning tall grass and noxious weeds on their property is now in effect. What has changed? City Ordinance 80-17-2 is amended to read in part: “…no turf grass or weeds of any kind shall be permitted to grow

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Eat Local Resource Fair: Saturday, August 17

Eat Local Resource Fair Saturday, August 17, 2013 11 am – 3pm at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park (1500 E. Park Pl, Milwaukee 53211) Free (but donations appreciated)   • Shop local food producers at the market • Get information, tips, ideas and tools for enjoying local foods year round • Attend workshops and cooking demonstrations • Lunch available for purchase •

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Update on Robbery/Sexual Assault Suspects

August 6, 2013 Notice from MPD District 1: Regarding the east side robberies/ sex assaults we have developed several suspects, some of whom are in custody on other offences while awating the results of fornsic/physical evidence. The investigation is fluid and disseminating too much information regarding may compromise the integrity of the investigation. Forensic results will be in later this week and will obviously

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Eastside Garden Tour – Recap and Photos

The first time offered, this free, self-guided tour of the diverse gardens of Milwaukee’s Eastside neighborhoods attracted an estimated 600 – 700+ people on Sunday, July 28th from communities as far as Holy Hill and Racine, as well as many more local residents.  People picked up maps of garden locations/directions at the Northpoint Lighthouse or the Urban Ecology Center, where they had a chance

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East Library Ground Breaking Ceremony – Highlights and Photos!

Mayor Barrett, Alderman Nik Kovac, County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee Public Library Director Paula Kiely and representatives from HSI Properties officiated in the Ground Breaking for the new East Library on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 on the site of the former East Library.  The former East library is now in piles of debris and the wood from the trees on the former library grounds

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Groundbreaking of New East Library

Mayor Barrett, 3rd District Alderman Kovac, Milwaukee Public Library Director Paula Kiely, representatives from HSI Properties and other dignitaries will break ground for the new East Library at its former site (1910 E. North Avenue) on Tuesday, July 30that 1:30 pm. The community is invited to witness and partake in the next step of the development of the East Library.


Eastside Milwaukee Garden Tour

The public is most welcome to partake in Eastside Garden Walk on Sunday, July 28th from 10am to 4pm.  The free, self-guided tour will feature up to two-dozen gardens in the area bordered by: North Avenue, Lake Michigan, Edgewood Avenue and the Milwaukee River. The diversity of the East Side is reflected in the diversity of its homes and gardens.  The gardens, in various

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5th Annual Dump n’ Run

The 5th Annual UWM Dump n’ Run sponsored by the UWM Neighborhood Housing Office and the Office of Sustainability with be held this Saturday, July 27th from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm at the UWM Zelazo Center (2419 E. Kenwood Blvd) Parking lot. In case of rain, Dump n’ Run items will be available in the UWM Zelazo Center off the parking lot.  Sustainability in

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Reminder: Riverside University High School Community Meetings

From Alderman Kovak: Dear Eastside Residents and Businesses, Riverside University High School and I invite you to a Community Coffee Meeting that will focus on the neighboring businesses and residents of Riverside University High School. Two meetings are being held. One will be on Tuesday, July 23rd, and the other will take place on Thursday, July 25th, both at 9:00 am in Room 207

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