For a Healthier South Shore: Take the Community Health Survey

Here is the survey link.

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August 26: Walk With Me and the St. Francis Mayor

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August 15, 2019 · 5:00 pm

Overnight Shooting: South Milwaukee Police Need Your Help, and Information

From the South Milwaukee Police Department …

At 1:30am on Thursday, August 15th, shots were fired in South Milwaukee, near the intersection of 10th and Milwaukee. We believe the shots were fired during a confrontation between two adult men but based on our initial investigation we do not believe anyone was struck by gunfire. We are continuing to investigate the incident and ask that anyone with information contact the South Milwaukee Police Department at 414-768-8060.

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Headlines: Lake Swimming Warning, Tragic Death of Swimmer in Cudahy

Check out these South Milwaukee and South Shore headlines …

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Partnering to Help Local Nonprofits: 2019 Bucyrus Foundation Community Grant Recipients Named

From the press release

The Bucyrus Foundation and City of South Milwaukee are proud to announce recipients of the 2019 Bucyrus Foundation Community Grants.

The program was announced earlier this year, with the Bucyrus Foundation pledging $25,000 in support to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life of residents in the city, or help attract new visitors, residents or businesses to South Milwaukee.

  • American Legion Post 27
  • Bucyrus Oldtimers Association
  • City of South Milwaukee July 4th event
  • City of South Milwaukee Beautification Committee
  • Friends of Grant Park
  • South Milwaukee Heritage Days Parade Foundation
  • South Milwaukee High School Theatre Company
  • South Milwaukee Human Concerns
  • South Milwaukee Industrial Museum
  • South Milwaukee Performing Arts Council

Said Mayor Erik Brooks: “These are important and necessary investments that will make a real difference for a number of vital community organizations, programs and events. I am grateful the Bucyrus Foundation has stepped up to support these institutions.”

Said former Bucyrus CEO and Foundation Chairman Tim Sullivan: “The Bucyrus Foundation and I are thrilled to fund these South Milwaukee organizations. These grants reflect the commitment Bucyrus and our employees had in passionately supporting community organizations.”

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It’s National Night Out Day!

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August 14, 2019 · 6:00 am

Report: Milwaukee County Transit Cuts Proposed for South Milwaukee

The Milwaukee County Transit System is proposing cutting two of the three routes serving South Milwaukee — the 48 and 52 — as part of an overall $5.9 million reduction in service in the system.

That is according to this article posted this morning on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website.

This is incredibly frustrating and disappointing news, especially this comment, where the transit director appears to bring race into the decision and in doing so pits the City of Milwaukee vs. suburbs.

MCTS approached the cuts by trying to affect the fewest riders possible and with concern for racial equity, MCTS leaders said.

“If you look at us being stewards of services for low-income, minority populations that have endured 400 years of racism, it’s hard for us to say we’re going to take two miles of a bus route off of this road in the county so that we can preserve park-ride service for — and I’m overgeneralizing — a suburbanite who can afford their own car,” said Dan Boehm, MCTS president and managing director.

Now is not the time to cut transit service. A strong multi-modal transportation network — one that offers more than cars as ways to get to work, shopping or just generally around town — is more critical than ever in attracting and retaining businesses and residents, and connecting people with jobs and employers with people.

Thankfully, this is not the final word. We will fight this, in partnership with others. For now, I welcome your thoughts …

How would this impact you and those you know? Post your comments.

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