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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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Riverside Athletic Track Fencing – 7/17 Meeting Summary

A community meeting coordinated by Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) was held on July 17th to discuss possible design options on the Riverside University High School (RUHS) Athletic Track improvements in Riverside Park.  Gina Spang, Director of MPS Facilities and Maintenance Services presented current plans for upgrading the rubber track surface with the additions of an underground basin retention area, rain gardens and ADA modifications.

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Reminder: Community Meeting TODAY regarding fencing the track in Riverside Park

From MHNA on July 9: There is a proposal on the table to fence off the track in Riverside Park behind the high school. Ms. Gina Spang from MPS has organized a meeting for neighborhood residents to discuss their concerns. The meeting is to be held at the Urban Ecology Center at 5:30PM on Wednesday, July 17th. If you are concerned about this matter,

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Downer Classic ISCorp Bike Races are coming to the neighborho​od

The Downer Classic ISCorp Bike Races are coming to the neighborhood on Saturday June 29th from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm . These Pro Am bike races are part of the Tour of America’s Dairyland Cycling Series (See www.tourofamericasdairyland.com/schedule/milwaukee-description.php for specific information). International and local racers will provide hours of exciting racing along with other entertainment, kids activities, shopping, food and drink. Make the

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Upcoming Events at Lake Park

Lake Park Concert on July 1: “Musical Monday” begins the 16th season on July 1 with a performance by the Big Top Brass Band. Under the baton of Dr. Nicholas J. Contorno of Marquette University, the Big Top Brass will present the music of America. Concert will go on, rain or shine. Musical Monday concerts are from 6:30-8 p.m. These concerts are FREE and

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Landlord registrati​on program could be eliminated

Statement from Alderman Nik Kovac June 20, 2013 A bill (AB 183/SB179) now moving through the state Legislature would eliminate the City of Milwaukee’s landlord registration program – a highly successful program that has helped to resolve problems and hold landlords accountable when they have problem tenants or are negligent in maintaining a property. The bill has already passed the Assembly, has had a

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East Library is Closing…

Media Advisory EAST LIBRARY IS CLOSING Milwaukee Public Library will hand out “I Closed East Library” mementos at closing celebration on Saturday, June 22nd MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) invites people to “close” East Library. The library will hold a closing celebration on Saturday, June 22nd before closing its doors permanently at 5:00 pm after 45 years of service to the east

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