Improper Hazardous chemical disposal puts recycling facility and sanitation workers at risk 

May 26, 2016

 Source: Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works press release

Old chemicals, gasoline, and propane cylinders should not be put in garbage or recycling carts 

With a recent incident involving a garbage truck on the City of Milwaukee’s west side and a separate incident of a small fire at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) reminds residents to not dispose of hazardous waste in your garbage or recyclable carts.

Chemicals, gasoline, and propane cylinders pose a very serious health risk to collection crews and MRF staff members. In an incident earlier in May, muriatic acid placed in a resident’s garbage cart created a gas, and two DPW Sanitation drivers were taken to the hospital for inhaling the fumes and were later cleared to return home. The Milwaukee Fire Department’s Hazmat team responded and cleaned up the remaining chemicals and disposed of them safely. Chemicals such as muriatic acid, often used as a concrete cleaner or drain cleaner, are considered hazardous waste and must be taken to one of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s permanent or mobile collection sites. One of MMSD’s three permanent sites is at the City of Milwaukee’s Self Help Center at 3879 W Lincoln Ave. and is open Thursday – Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Flammable liquids and propane cylinders pose an additional threat to workers’ safety if they are placed in recycling carts and delivered to the MRF. They are an explosion and fire hazard because recyclables are compressed under hundreds of pounds of pressure to form large bales for shipment. Flammable liquids, like gasoline, must be taken to a Hazardous Waste site. Propane cylinders are not accepted at Hazardous Waste sites. Instead, check the tag on the cylinder to identify the manufacturer and contact them for disposal options. Alternatively, some local scrap metal collectors or home improvement stores will accept empty propane cylinders for recycling.

“It is essential that residents properly dispose of old propane tanks so they don’t hurt anyone, including your family members and our Sanitation workers,” said DPW Commissioner Ghassan Korban. “These propane containers cannot be thrown in garbage or recycling carts – they must be handled carefully and correctly when at the end of their useful lives.”

Residents can look up a variety of items on DPW’s new website to find out about safe disposal options. The website is located at MilwaukeeRecycles.com. Residents can also learn more about MMSD’s Hazardous Waste Collection Program at MMSD.com.

Be safe this summer and always keep your hazardous waste and propane cylinders and tanks out of your garbage and recycling carts. Dispose of them properly and safely — our Sanitation and MRF crew members thank you!

More info: City of Milwaukee Recycling Guide


County Executive Abele, Dr. Demond Means make announcement on OSPP timeline

May 26, 2016

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Dr. Demond Means today made an announcement on the status of the implementation of the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program, confirming that they plan to wait on any decisions about which school the program will operate in until they are able to meet with Milwaukee Public Schools leadership.

An internal timeline contained in the proposal sent from OSPP to MPS on April 19 had a deadline of yesterday, May 25 for OSPP to select a school for the program.

Abele and Means have stated repeatedly that they wish to reach an agreement with MPS that would protect MPS jobs, funding, enrollment, and governance, and have made several requests to meet with MPS leadership to discuss the April 19 proposal and answer any questions MPS may have  in addition to the ones OSPP answered for MPS on May 9.

CBS 58 is reporting that:

“Communication seems to be stalled between Milwaukee Public Schools and a state-mandated commissioner, appointed to fix failing public schools.

State law created the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program. The commissioner of the program, Dr. Demond Means, wants to partner with MPS, rather than remove the troubled schools from the district, but so far an agreement has not been reached.

On May 5th MPS sent questions to Demond, on May 9th he sent answers back to them.

CBS 58 obtained copies of the letters exchanged between MPS and Means. On May 5, MPS superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver [sent] Dr. Means a series of questions about the proposal. Dr. Means responded May 9, and sent a follow up letter May 18. Dr. Means is asking the district to form work teams to answer any remaining questions, but Dr. Means says to date, the district has not responded.

The Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program will work with one MPS school next year, and Dr. Means says he delayed deciding on the school, in hopes of working with MPS.

“’We’re always wanting to wait until there is some type of sign that we’re making progress,” Dr. Means said. “In regards to the deadlines, i indicated in one of the letters that i sent to MPS that we were gonna delay our selection process in hopes we could form work teams and in the hope that we could work together to move forward with this proposal.’”

In a joint statement released today, County Executive Abele and Dr. Means added:

“Even though MPS agrees with us that this law is not ideal, we are asking them to be open to a conversation with us about how we can implement the law in the most productive way possible.”


DPW services for 2016 Memorial Day weekend

May 25, 2016

City of Milwaukee government offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 to celebrate Memorial Day. However, some Department of Public Works (DPW) services will be available for limited hours of operation and certain parking restrictions will be lifted.

Garbage, Recycling, and Self-Help Centers: 

? There will be no garbage and recycling pick-up on Monday, May 30

? Self-Help Centers will be open on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30

Parking Enforcement: 

? No parking meter enforcement on Monday, May 30

? No overnight parking enforcement on Sunday night into Monday morning (May 30 from 2:00 to 6:00 a.m.), and Monday night into Tuesday morning (May 31 from 2:00 to 6:00 a.m.).

? Overnight parking enforcement resumes on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning (June 1 from 2:00 to 6:00 a.m.)

Tow Lot: 

? Open Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 – 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

? Closed Monday, May 30

Milwaukee Water Works: 

? 24-hour drinking water service and Emergency Control Center: (414) 286-3710

? The Customer Service Center will be closed on Monday, May 30

? Customers can pay their Municipal Services Bill online at milwaukee.gov/water.

For automated account information, please call (414) 286-2830

For other requests, schedules, and information, residents should call (414) 286-CITY (2489) or visit the DPW website at milwaukee.gov/mpw.


May 18 crime meeting — three individuals in police custody believed to be responsible for Bay View carjackings, vehicle theft spikes

May 19, 2016

Key info presented at the May 18 crime-info meeting at South Shore Park Pavilion

Meeting hosted by District 14 Ald. Tony Zielinski said:

  • That all perpetrators of the three carjackings in Bay View are in police custody. It is believed that the two incidents in April in the alley behind Bay View Terrace and on Quincy Avenue were committed by the same two individuals. One of the alleged perpetrators is Shomeek Johnson. The other is a juvenile.
  • A different individual was arrested for the incident on Wentworth Avenue in February.

[Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported “Shomeek L. Johnson, 18, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree reckless injury, both as a party to the crime.” The incident occurred April 24 on Good Hope Road.]

MPD District 6 Captain Diana Rowe’s presentation:

  • The captain presented a chart comparing (below) violent crime and property crime statistics for Bay View’s in District 6 from Jan. 1, 2007 to May 11, 2016. Dramatic increase in vehicle theft in Bay View this year. There have been 73 vehicle thefts to date in 2016.The highest number in the previous nine years was 30 in 2015.
  • One half of garage theft in 2016 occurred where garages were not locked.
  • Warned residents not to leave garage door remote in any visible place in the car, including the visor. Thieves will break into a car to access the remote.
  • Warned that Hondas and Toyota Corollas made in late 90s through early 2000s are prime target for thieves because they’re easy to break into. If you have two cars and one is one of these models, park that one in a locked garage, if possible. Advised that these models should be protected with a kill switch, club, or steering-wheel-column block.
  • Three main uses of stolen vehicles are joy ride, use in other crime such as robbery or theft, or heroin and other drug trafficking. Newer, larger are preferred for drug trafficking because the vehicle is fitted out with tinted windows and as a mobile drug unit. Drugs are delivered directly to customers or to a specific location, such a corner. Cars are not stolen to be chopped as they once were in Milwaukee in the past.
  • 70%-80% of stolen vehicles are recovered in the first couple of weeks after they are stolen. Of those, “not many are damaged.”
  • About 10% of the car thieves are caught. Even if there are identifiable fingerprints in a car, it’s still difficult to prove that the person who left the prints was the one who stole the vehicle. Need to be caught in the act to prosecute, in most cases.
  • Age of typical car thief in Milwaukee is 12 to 17.
  • In past three weeks in Bay View vehicle theft is down but that may be due to increased police presence in the three weeks after the carjacking on Quincy.
  • Perpetrators of the Bay View carjackings are not Bay View residents.

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John Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney reported:

  • Shomeek Johnson is in police custody for the (alleged) shooting of the woman in the Quincy carjacking incident. He has been charged with a homicide that occurred previous to the carjacking.
  • Crimes in Bay View are concerning people but that the neighborhood is one of the safest areas in the city and nation.
  • A mamor concern is the car-related offenses. There are a small number of people engaging in this behavior. Five or six of his office’s investigators are working on the problem and they are working with suburban agencies since these crimes cross city and county borders.
  • Residents must be aware of their surroundings and that carjackers attack from behind, which also makes identification of the perpetrator difficult since the victim doesn’t see him/her.
  • “Opiate problem is a huge problem right now.”

Local water groups react to predecedent-setting Great Lakes water diversion request

May 18, 2016

Source: Compact Implementation press release

Today the Regional Body met and voted on the final Declaration of Findings on the City of Waukesha’s Lake Michigan diversion proposal.  The Declaration of Findings include conditions added by the Great Lakes Governors and Premiers that will modify the diversion request.  After today’s vote, the Declaration of Findings will be forwarded to the Compact Council for a final vote in June 2016.  All states and provinces supported the Declaration, while Minnesota abstained to vote in order to consult further with stakeholders.

The Wisconsin Compact Implementation Coalition responds to today’s vote:

“We are pleased that the Regional Body agreed with us that Waukesha’s proposal as submitted does not meet the requirements of the Great Lakes Compact and is recommending modifications to its proposal. But we are disappointed that the Regional Body did not completely reject Waukesha’s flawed diversion proposal. We need to carefully examine the conditions that the Regional Body has recommended to determine if they uphold the letter and spirit of the Great Lakes Compact. When complete, we will forward our assessment to the jurisdictions and the Regional Compact Council, which is scheduled to meet on June 21 or 22.”

Background 
Waukesha, Wisconsin’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan is the first test of the Great Lakes Compact, a regional pact banning the diversion of Great Lakes water outside the basin, with limited exceptions.

Under the Great Lakes Compact, any diversion application must be approved by all eight Great Lakes states. The two Canadian provinces bordering the lakes, Ontario and Quebec, are allowed to provide input. Any state may veto the diversion application.

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body includes representatives from each of the jurisdictions, including the states and provinces. At the regional level, the Regional Body is the first step in the decision-making process of any diversion request and makes a recommendation to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Compact Council. The Compact Council, which consists of only the governors of the eight Great Lakes states, will meet on June 21/22 to review the Regional Body’s recommendation and make a final decision on Waukesha’s request.

The Compact Implementation Coalition, collectively representing tens of thousands of Wisconsinites, has a long history of working on the Great Lakes Compact. From ensuring the adoption and implementation of a strong Great Lakes Compact to aiding the Department in the promulgation of administrative rules to implement the Compact, it has consistently advocated for the strongest protections available for the resource, in keeping with the spirit and the letter of the Compact.

Seedling Sale 2016

May 16, 2016

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Free first Tuesdays at Boerner for Milwaukee County residents June through September

May 12, 2016

Milwaukee County Parks announced that there will be free admission to Boerner Botanical Gardens June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, and Sept. 7 from 8am to 6pm. Those dates are the first Tuesday of each respective month.

The parks department’s goal is to encourage Milwaukee County residents to explore“Milwaukee County’s Living Museum” free of charge.  This gem of the park system is renowned as a horticultural showplace.

Over 600 acres of the land which is Whitnall Park were purchased from 1929-30. During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps built roads and bridges, dug lagoons and a lake, cleared streams and built dams, moved and rearranged tons of earth, and planted thousands of trees and shrubs. Artisans and craftsmen of the Works Progress Administration hand-split native fieldstone and hand-carved wood for the entrance lintel, beams, mantel, and furnishings of the Garden House. WPA workers also sculpted statuary found throughout the Botanical Gardens.

The Garden Spaces include: Annual Garden, Bog Walk, Daylily Path, Herb Garden, Peony Garden, Perennial Mall, Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Shrub Mall, Trial Garden, and Rain-Harvest Garden.

The Boerner Botanical Gardens are located at 9400 Boerner Drive in Hales Corners.


2016 free concerts in Milwaukee County Parks lineup

May 10, 2016

Today, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director John Dargle, Jr. announced the lineup for the “Summer’s Best” concert series. From June 2–September 14, the public can listen to more than 100 live performances in a variety of genres, at no charge, at 22 park venues throughout the County.

“With music as ‘the universal language of mankind,’ our concerts in the Parks bring together people of all walks of life,” said County Executive Abele. “We offer amazing cultural experiences to families, friends in the community, and visitors. Our FREE concerts give everyone the opportunity for a summer evening out—with views that can’t be beat!”

Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic suppers.

The Parks Department will sell food and beverage items, including adult beverages, at Chill on the Hill at Humboldt Park.

At Boerner Botanical Gardens, visitors arriving after 6 p.m. on concert nights will receive free admission to the Botanical Gardens. Zilli Hospitality Group will sell food and beverage items at Concerts in the Gardens

Jazz in the Park at Cathedral Square is produced by a non-profit organization asking patrons to leave adult beverages at home. Wine, beer and cocktails are available for purchase at various Jazz in the Park beverage tents. All proceeds help offset the costs of the concert series.

For the full Summer’s Best concert schedule, visit countyparks.com and search “free concerts.” Links are provided for performance details.
* Schedule subject to change. Shows go on, weather permitting. No rain dates.

Get updated schedules at: http://county.milwaukee.gov/ConcertsintheParks11320.htm

Boerner Botanical Gardens
Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners
Concerts in the Gardens

Sponsored by Wimmer Communities

THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM (Special hours are noted)

Admission to the Gardens is free on concert nights after 6:00 pm
http://www.wimmercommunities.com/about-us/concerts-in-the-gardens

 

June 30*   Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra        *Special hours: 7:30-8:30pm

July 7        Naima Adedapo
July 14      Harmonic Maneuvers
July 21      Brewtown Brew Grass / Chicken Wire Empire
July 28      The Jimmys
Aug 4        Daryl Stuermer
Aug 11      Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
Aug 18      Bella Cain
Aug 25      Generation – Sixties Experience
Sept 1       Greg Koch   *Special hours: 6:30-9:30pm
Cathedral Square
520 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee
Jazz in the Park By East Town Association

THURSDAYS 5:00 -9:00 PM, Happy Hour at 5pm, Music starts at 6pm
http://www.easttown.com/events/jazz-in-the-park

June 2       Milwaukee Soul
June 9       Sonny Knight & The Lakers
June 16     The People Brothers Band

June 23     Jose Valdes & The Mambo Allstars
June 30     Leroy Airmaster with Junior Brantley
July 7        In Black N White
July 14-17 Bastille Days Programming
July 21      Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
July 28      Leftover Cuties
Aug. 4       Kelli & The Soulmates
Aug. 11     The Jimmys
Aug. 18     Chicago Tribute Anthology
Aug. 25     Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
Sept. 1      Charles Walker Band

Columbus Park
7301 W. Courtland Avenue, Milwaukee
Wednesday, July 20: 6:30-8:30 pm

KIC Keep’n It Clean (K.I.C.)

Dineen Park
6901 W. Vienna Avenue, Milwaukee

Wednesday, Aug. 17: 6:30-8:30 pm
Cigarette Break

Gordon Park
2828 N. Humboldt Boulevard, Milwaukee
Thursday, June 16: 6:30-8:30 pm
Eddie Butts Band

Grant Park
100 E. Hawthorne Avenue (Picnic Area 5A), South Milwaukee – During Traveling Beer Garden
Saturday, June 25: 6:30-8:30 pm
Well-Known Strangers

Humboldt Park3
3000 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee

Chill on the Hill By Bay View Neighborhood Association
TUESDAYS 6:00-8:30 PM, Opening Acts: 6:00 pm, Main Acts: 6:30 pm

http://www.bayviewneighborhood.org/Chill-on-the-Hill-Schedule-2016

June 7       The Mosleys
June 14     Foreign Goods
June 21     Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Presented by Habush Habush & Rottier)
June 28     AUTOmatic / Evan Christian and the Stinkies
July 5        American Legion Band
July 12      Soul Low & Paper Holland
July 19      Tigernite & Faux Fiction
July 26      Rocket Paloma / Atomic Spins

(Run for the Parks in partnership with the Park People of Milwaukee)
Aug. 2       Cavewives
Aug. 9       Thriftones / Cactus Brothers
Aug. 16     Jokers Henchman & Jon Burk’s Band
Aug. 23    Trolley & Indonesian Junk
Aug. 30     Midnight Reruns

Jackson Park
3500 W. Forest Home (Picnic Area 2), Milwaukee

August Nights Sponsored By North Shore Bank

THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM

Aug. 4             Cache & the Pueblo Latino Orchestra
Aug. 11          Saturday June Band
Aug. 18          Mariachi Zamora
Aug. 25          Leahys Luck

 

Johnsons Park
Park Grand Opening Celebration
1919 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee

Thursday, June 23, 6:30-8:30 pm
Tony TNT Washington and his Explosive Divas – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

 

Juneau Park

Poetry in the Park
near the Solomon Juneau statue overlooking Lake Michigan

An outdoor reading series celebrating the written and spoken word.
2nd Tuesday, June–September, 6:30-8 pm

June 14: John Koethe, Ann-Marie Blanchard, Nick Demske, Mikey Murry

July 12: Brenda Cardenas, KJ Prodigy/Kavon Jones, Glenn Shaheen, Peter Burzynski

August 9: Chuck Stebelton, Timothy Yu, Carina Gia Farrero, Freesia McKee

September 13: Renaissance Theaterworks’ BR!NK (play-reading and Q&A)

 

Kosciuszko Park

National Night Out Celebration
At The Community Center, 2201 S. 7th Street, Milwaukee

Tuesday, Aug. 2: 4:00-8:00 pm

Maracujaz Brazilian & American Jazz – 6:00-8:00 pm WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

King Park
Back to School Celebration

At The Community Center, 1531 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee

Saturday, Aug. 13: 11am- 6pm

Valerie B. & the Boyz Band – 2:00-4:00pm

 

Lincoln Park

National Night Out Celebration
1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee

Tuesday, Aug. 2: 5:00-9:00 pm

KIC Keep’n It Clean (K.I.C.) – 6:30-8:30 pm

 

Lake Park
At The Summer Stage, 2975 North Lake Park Road, Milwaukee
http://lakeparkfriends.org/visit/events/music-in-the-park/


Musical Mondays

By Lake Park Friends

MONDAYS: 6:30-8:00 pm

July 11  Avec Le Bois

July 18 Tim Burr

July 25 Betti Xiang

Aug. 1    Harmonious Wail

Aug. 8    Collegium Ladyes

Aug. 15 Patrick Ball

Aug. 22 Grandsons Of The Pioneers With The Vintage Mix Quartet

Aug. 29 The New South Rampart Street Paraders With Lisa Edgar

Wonderful Wednesdays – Concerts for Kids & Families

By Lake Park Friends

WEDNESDAYS: 6:30-7:30 pm

July 6     Extra Crispy Brass Band

July 13  Ms. Jen and the Jellyfish

July 20  The Tritonics

July 27  Altered Five Blues Band

Aug. 3    The Mood Swing Orchestra

Aug. 10 Charles Walker Band

Aug. 17 Fox and Branch

Lindbergh Park

3629 N. 16th Street, Milwaukee
Thursday, July 14: 6:30-8:30 pm
AhVantSoul with Jon Pierre Gee and Kat Webb WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

Mitchell Park / The Domes
524 S. Layton Boulevard, Milwaukee
THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM

Sponsored By Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative

July 7              Abraxes WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

July 14           Eddie Butts Band

July 21           UIC Latin Orchestra

July 28          The Differentials

 

Mitchell Boulevard Park

5115 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
6:30-8:30 PM

Supported By Story Hill Neighborhood Association

 

Thur., July 21    SHAG

Thur., Aug. 18   Saturday June Band

Wed., Sept. 14 Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices

 

Moody Park

2200 W Burleigh Street, Milwaukee
Thursday, Aug. 25: 6:30-8:30 pm
Christopher’s Project
WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

 

Pere Marquette Park

900 N. Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee
River Rhythms By Westown Association

WEDNESDAYS 6:00 -9:00 PM
Happy Hour at 5pm, Music starts at 6pm
http://www.westown.org/neighborhood-events/river-rhythms-2/

 

June 8       Shonn Hinton & Shotgun

June 15     Soul Low

June 22     King Solomon

June 29     The Rad Trads

July 6        Dave McElroy

July 13      New Age Narcissism

July 20      52nd Street

July 27      Cajun Strangers

Aug. 3       5 Card Studs

Aug. 10     Liam Ford Band

Aug. 17     Cache

Aug. 24     Justin Adams

Aug. 31     Pay the Devil

 

 

Sheridan Park

4800 S. Lake Drive (Picnic Area 1), Milwaukee
Thursday, August 11: 6:30-8:30 pm

Supported By Sheridan Park Friends

The Bluegrass All Stars
Smith Park

5462 N. 33rd Street, Milwaukee

Thursday, August 4: 6:30-8:30 pm
Christopher’s Project

 

Washington Park

1859 N. 40th Street , Milwaukee

Wednesdays at the Shell

WEDNESDAYS: 6:30-8:30 PM, Opening Acts: 6:00 pm

Supported by: Washington Park Partners, Neighborhoods United for Washington Park,

Washington Heights Neighborhood Association, and Washington Heights Rainbow Association

July 6              Kids From Wisconsin

July 13           Groove Therapy – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

                           – with Brewcity Brusiers Community Picnic

July 20           Nabori

July 27           KT’s Universal Love Band – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

Aug. 3             Terry Sims Band

Aug. 10          Extra Crispy Brass Band – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

Aug. 17          Kelli and the Soulmates – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

Aug. 24          The Davis Family Band – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

Aug. 31          Peter Mulvey – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

 

Wedgewood Park
National Night Out Celebration

7201 W. Wedgewood, Milwaukee

Supported by: Friends of Wedgewood Park

Monday, Aug. 1: 6:30-8:30 pm
Our House

Source: Milwaukee County Parks Press Release

 

 

 


MPS creates website to update residents about OSPP, Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program

May 5, 2016

Source: Milwaukee Public Schools press release

Dear Milwaukee Public Schools families,

MPS teacher with student

Recently you may have heard about a program called the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program (OSPP). This program is the result of legislation passed as part of the state’s 2015-17 budget. The program gives the Milwaukee County Executive the responsibility to appoint an OSPP commissioner and potentially transfer an MPS school or schools from the district to the commissioner. To date, no schools have been selected.

This law is complex and the impact is not yet fully understood, therefore, we want to make sure you have the most recent information that we have on the program.

MPS graduates

We have created a website – mpsmke.com/ospp – to give you up-to-date information. The website contains the proposal we received from the commissioner along with a list of frequently asked questions. We will post future documents as new information becomes available.

As this process develops, please know that our focus remains on our students, families and staff to ensure that every school has the resources it needs to be successful. We are committed and focused on continuing the good work we are doing.
Sincerely,
Darienne B. Driver, Ed.D.
Superintendent

BVNA announces 2016 Chill on the Hill lineup

May 4, 2016

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The Bay View Neighborhood Association has announced the lineup for the 12th Annual Chill on the Hill community concerts held in Humboldt Park.

2016 Chill on the Hill Line Up
6/7  Opening Night
THE MOSLEYS 
with Bay View High School Drum Line
 
6/14
FOREIGN GOODS 
with Collective Neurosis        
 
6/21
MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Edo de Wart, Music Director, Yaniv Dinur Conductor, presented by Habush Habush & Rottier
with the Daley Debutantes Baton and Drum Corp
 
6/28
AUTOMatic 
EVAN CHRISTIAN and The Stinkies 
with Jay Matthes 
 
7/5
AMERICAN LEGION BAND 
with Ronald Reagan High School Jazz Band
 
7/12
SOUL LOW  
PAPER HOLLAND 
with Janice And Friends
 
7/19  Ladies Rock Night     
TIGERNITE 
FAUX FICTION
with Ladies Rock 2016 Campers
 
7/26  Run for the Parks, in Partnership with the Park People of Milwaukee
ROCKET PALOMA 
ATOMIC SPINS 
with Myles Coyne
 
8/2  Kids and Family Night
THE CAVEWIVES 
with The Latchkeys and Girls Rock Milwaukee
 
8/9  Corn Roast Night
THRIFTONES 
CACTUS BROTHERS 
with Caley Conway
 
8/16
JON BURK’S BAND  
JOKER’S HENCHMAN 
with Kinsella Irish Dancers Opening and Shamrock Club Pipes and Drums at Intermission
 
8/23
TROLLEY 
INDONESIAN JUNK 
with Milwaukee Choristers 
 
8/30  Closing Night
MIDNIGHT RERUNS 
with Claire Kelly
 

Crime Meeting May 18

May 1, 2016

In the wake of three carjackings in Bay View (one in February, two in April), Ald. Tony Zielinski is hosting a meeting to discuss residents’ concerns Wednesday, May 18 at 6pm in the South Shore Park Pavilion.


Frolics Meeting May 24

May 1, 2016

Ald. Tony Zielinski will host a meeting Tuesday, May 24 at 6pm in the South Shore Park Pavilion to discuss the Bay View Lions’ application to extend the 2016 South Shore Frolics festival by one day.

The festival would run from Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17, from 11:00am to 10:30pm, according to information included on the application filed with the Department of Public Works.

The application states that the estimated number of participants is 60,000.


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