Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The bodies of the poor and indigent people buried near Froedtert Hospital will be moved at the expense of $1.5 million to $2 million.
If there's no rest for the weary, there certainly won't be any rest for up to 1,300 poor people buried in unmarked graves near Froedtert Hospital. A paupers' cemetery will be moved to make room for Froedtert's expansion, but the move will cost Milwaukee County taxpayers up to $2 million, according to Patch's media partners at WISN 12 News. A state hearing examiner ruled that the county will either have to pay for the graves' removal upfront or Froedtert could subtract the cost from its lease payment to the county, the Journal Sentinel reported. Froedtert Hospital's plans for a new 480,000-square-foot building to house expanded surgical, inpatient and outpatient care is proposed to stand atop what is now a cemetery containing the remains of…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Milwaukee County is one of seven counties that saw foreclosure filings decrease from January 2012.
The number of foreclosures filings in Southeastern Wisconsin fell to the lowest level in six years, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The newspaper reported that there were 720 mortgage foreclosures filings in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties in January. Economists tell the paper that this demonstrates a recovering housing market and economy. In Milwaukee County, foreclosures filings decreased from January 2012 to 355 from 542, or 34.5%. Other counties drops: Looking to buy a home in Shorewood? Check out our Homes for Sale feature.
Friday, February 8, 2013
If you travel Interstate 43, you'll need to be aware of these closures. Here's what you need to know.
Several ramps along I-43 will close beginning Monday and will remain closed until at least July, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Depending on the weather, officials plan to close a single-lane from Howard Avenue to the Marquette Interchange. According to the DOT press release: This closure will start at Howard Avenue and extend north each night, until it reaches the northernmost limit of the Valley Bridge. Motorists will experience the first wave of the closure on the morning of February 12, but should remain alert for the remainder of the week as the closure progresses. Some related northbound (NB) ramp closures will also take place: Once this set of closures are in place, the contractor, Zenith …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
See a sampling of local job opportunities from around the county.
Looking for work in Milwaukee County? Here's a roundup of openings, according to indeed.com and employer websites.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Greendale State Rep. Jeff Stone is concerned that the $3.3 million cut will affect services in Milwaukee County suburbs.
County Executive Chris Abele announced on Monday a proposal to cut the County Sheriff’s budget by $3.3 million and pay the City of Milwaukee just half that amount to take over county park patrols and a portion of the county's 911 calls, according to JSOnline. This cut would mean the layoff of 23 department employees, 21 of them deputies. Part of the plan sends lakefront and park patrols, plus some county 911 calls to Milwaukee police. Abele said this move would provide budget savings. Greendale State Representative Jeff Stone thinks it's not a real solution. "The County Executive's recent proposal to eliminate 23 Sheriff's Deputy positions and to give $1.6 Million to the City of Milwaukee is flawed," Stone said in a release. "It has been …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
County Board Chairman comments after new projections were released today.
With news today that the state will receive $636 million more over the next three years than originally projected, Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway called on the state Legislature to reverse cuts to key county services. Holloway wants the state to undo transit cuts, lift the FamilyCare enrollment cap, increase child-support assistance and help close the county's funding gap, according to a news release. "We have no local funding options other than the property tax," Holloway said. "I’m asking the state to do anything it can to narrow the funding gap for Milwaukee County and restore job access via the transit system." Holloway said the state budget proposal would cut transit funding by 10 percent and "kill the economic thrust of…