December 12, 2011

Rice will not seek re-election to Milwaukee County Board

Milwaukee County Supervisor Joseph Rice will not try to retain his County Board seat, which he has held since 2004.Rice represented communities in northern Milwaukee County, including Whitefish Bay, where he served 13 years as a village board member …
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December 12, 2011

November Milwaukee-area home sales up 24%

Milwaukee-area home sales increased 24.3 percent in November over the year-ago level, marking the fifth consecutive month that sales have increased.Sales in the four-county area amounted to 968 homes this year compared with 779 in November 2010, the …
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December 12, 2011

OnScreenBrands certified for venture program

OnScreenBrands Inc. of Milwaukee received a Qualified New Business Venture certification and a Qualified New Business Venture Capital Gains certification from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.The company, which lists its address as 2266 N. …
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December 12, 2011

Discovery World promotes water economy to high school students

About 100 high school students from the Milwaukee area will flood Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin tomorrow in a business-backed event meant to encourage students to consider trades at water-related businesses and to learn the importance of the …
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December 12, 2011

Bartolotta: Rumpus Room 'killing it' with mix of customers

Joe Bartolotta wanted to reach a younger generation of diners with his new restaurant, and so far The Rumpus Room is doing the job, he said.In fact, the new restaurant at 1030 N. Water St., Milwaukee, has seen a nice mix of demographics since …
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December 12, 2011

Braun's endorsements include Muscle Milk, ESPN

Prior to this weekends negative publicity surrounding Brewers MVP Ryan Braun, he was a rising star in commercials for advertisers ranging from Green Bay-based Associated Bank to Muscle Milk.An Associated Bank executive told The Business Journal in …
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December 11, 2011

Oak Creek Mayor Bolender dies at 68

Oak Creek Mayor Dick Bolender died Saturday night, possibly of a heart attack.Bolender, who was 68, reportedly collapsed at his home Saturday afternoon and was pronounced dead later that day.In his third term as mayor, Bolender had announced Dec. 6 …
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December 11, 2011

Franklin interceptor sewer debate continues after construction start

A Milwaukee County Board supervisor is pursuing a referendum and potential legal action against an interceptor sewer under construction in Franklin that could open about 8.5 square miles of farmland for development.Franklin and Muskego officials see …
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December 09, 2011

Bruce Pearl called David Gruber for NCAA case

Attorney David One Call Thats All Gruber believes former University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl got a raw deal from the NCAA, and Gruber ought to know.Gruber, who counts Pearl among his best friends, represented Pearl in contract …
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December 09, 2011

Food safety main topic at Milwaukee roundtable with top USDA scientist

Researching ways to improve food safety arose as the main challenge for Milwaukee area food-production companies when they sat down Friday with the chief scientist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.For example, American Pasteurization Co., which …
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December 09, 2011

OSHA cites Cargill for 23 violations at Milwaukee facility

Cargill Inc. has been cited for 23 "serious" violations and faces fines of more than $145,000 at its Milwaukee ground beef production facility, according to an OSHA press release.Wayzata, Minn.-based Cargill was cited by the Occupational Safety and …
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December 09, 2011

Milwaukee City Hall inspection report expected by mid-January

Cranes this week again carried inspectors over Milwaukee City Hall for the ongoing investigation into the cause of cracking terra cotta sculptures on the building.The Department of Public Works is expecting a preliminary report by mid January, …
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