East Side, Milwaukee
East Side is a neighborhood of Milwaukee, considered to be a cultural and trend-setting center of the city since at least the 1960s. Encompassing an area just north of the Historic Third Ward neighborhood to the village of Shorewood, bordered by the Milwaukee River to the west and Lake Michigan to the east, the area encompasses residences, shops, art theaters, live music clubs and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee campus. Well-to-do settlers with upper-class roots developed the East Side along the lake; the location has an appeal on the Milwaukee bluffs of Lake Michigan. Many of the extravagant homes are still standing today around the North Point section. Away from the lake, workers for the nearby tanneries settled in, creating an ethnically diverse area over the decades. By the early 1870s East Brady Street began to emerge as a center of Polish commerce with a concentration of working class Polish immigrants living in the surrounding neighborhood. In the 1920s the ethnic focus of the neighborhood began to shift to Italian, reaching its peak in the 1950s.
The East Side is considered by some as Milwaukee's melting pot, with a mix of hipsters, college students and young professionals converging in the area's diverse restaurants and stores. The area is known for its historic architecture, such as St. Hedwig's, on Humboldt Avenue. With the exception of St. Hedwig's, the buildings of the area reflect the styles popular in Milwaukee, including the Italianate, Queen Anne, Classical Revival, the German Renaissance Revival. Oriental Theatre, a movie palace still in operation, was built in 1927; the newer University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee was created in 1956. Brady Street became the focus of Milwaukee's counter-culture in the 1960s, with Brady Street Days, head shops, Kitchen Sink Press, one of the world's largest underground comics publishers; the area has seen housing assessments double. Commerce continues to grow in the neighborhood as a result of continued private and developer investments; the east side is home to renowned parks. Frederick Law Olmsted—famed designer of New York's Central Park—designed both Lake Park and Riverside Park, with Newberry Boulevard being the deliberate connector between the two.
Lake Park is known for lawn bowling. In addition, a good share of the Oak Leaf Trail is routed through the neighborhood. Neighborhoods of Milwaukee University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee The East Side East Side in Milwaukee Neighborhoods Guide from UWM Library
The Hop (streetcar)
The Hop known as the Milwaukee Streetcar, is a new modern streetcar system in Milwaukee, United States. The 2.1-mile initial line connects the Milwaukee Intermodal Station and Downtown to the Lower East Side and Historic Third Ward neighborhoods. A 0.4-mile Lakefront branch, to the proposed "Couture" high-rise development, has been constructed, but is not projected to open until late 2020. The first construction work on the project took place in late 2016 with completion in summer 2018. Service to the public began on November 2, 2018. In 1860, Milwaukee opened the first line of its original streetcar system using horse-drawn streetcars; the system continued to grow in the late 19th century and into the early 20th century, culminating in a large network of electric streetcar lines. On March 2, 1958, the city's last streetcar route was closed; the northern terminus of the line is at Burns Commons. From there, the line follows Ogden Avenue in both directions to Jackson Street and Jackson Street to Kilbourn Avenue.
After a short segment of two-way running on E. Kilbourn Avenue, the route connects with N. Broadway and N. Milwaukee Street. Two-way running resumes at E. St. Paul Avenue. After crossing the Milwaukee River, the line follows W. St. Paul Avenue in both directions to N. 4th Street, terminating at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station. Earlier plans to begin the line at Ogden Avenue and Farwell Avenue, to run northbound on Van Buren Street and only southbound on Jackson Street were dropped to reduce utility relocation costs; the first line, designated the M-Line, from Burns Commons to Milwaukee Intermodal Station, is 2.1 mi long. The route follows separate streets in opposing directions for around 0.575 miles of its length. In October 2015, the project received a federal grant which will cover half the cost of a spur to the lakefront; this spur, or branch, to N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. will go via E. Michigan St. and E. Clybourn Street, is expected to commence service in late 2020. By June 2018, it had been constructed except for its outermost section, where delays to the start of work on the proposed "Couture" high-rise development have prevented construction of the streetcar line.
The branch is planned to be served by a route, designated as the L-Line, which would use the tracks of the M-Line along Milwaukee Street and Broadway to make a loop around downtown. The system's carhouse, its storage and maintenance facility, is on Vel R. Phillips Avenue, under an elevated section of the I-794 freeway. Of the 2-mile length of the first line, 0.62 miles is not equipped with overhead wires, the streetcars will cover those sections powered only by their batteries. These unwired sections are along Jackson Street. A portion of the future Lakefront Line will be unwired; the City of Milwaukee has applied for a TIGER Grant to gain federal funds to fund 50% of the system's extension up 4th St. towards the new Fiserv Forum and the Bronzeville neighborhood. The total cost to construct the streetcar is estimated to be $123.9 million. The project was approved by the Milwaukee Common Council on January 21, 2015, upheld on February 10, 2015, by a vote of 10 to 5. In mid-April 2016, the city invited bids for the construction of the project's first phase, with a June 1 due date for proposals.
At that time, it was estimated that construction could begin in late summer or early fall 2016 and be completed in 2018. On August 19, 2016, Omaha contractor Kiewit Infrastructure was announced as the winning bidder for the contract to construct the line, carhouse. In February 2017, it was announced that track construction was projected to begin in April 2017. Construction of the new streetcar line began in April 2017. Work on utility relocation relating to the project began in 2016, as did construction of the maintenance facility for the line. Installation of the tracks along the route began in May 2017. By March 2018, more than 90% of the track had been installed along the initial line. In mid-2017, the city signed a contract with Transdev to operate and maintain the streetcar system for at least five years; the first test trip covering the entire line under power was made on the night of June 18/19, 2018. Training of operators began in mid-June. In October 2017, it was announced that a 12-year sponsorship deal, including naming rights, had been reached between the Potawatomi Native American community and the city of Milwaukee.
Under the agreement, the Milwaukee Streetcar was formally renamed "The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino" – The Hop, for short – in exchange for $10 million in funding from the Potawatomi. These corporate sponsorship funds will allow all Hop service to be free for the first year, city officials said; the line is operated by Transdev, under contract to the city of Milwaukee, the streetcar system's owner. The contract goes through December 2023, covering the first five years of in-service operation, with an option for a five-year extension. Hop service runs seven days a week, spanning from 5 a.m. to midnight Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. No fares will be charged for the first year of service, under the 12-year sponsorship deal with Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. On April 6, 2015, the city invited bids for the supply of four streetcars, with the issuing of a request for proposals to interested manufacturers. In November 2015, the city awarded an $18.6-million contract to Brookville Equipment Corporation to build four "Liberty" model streetcars for Milwaukee.
The city specified that the streetcars be capable of operating in service using only battery power part of the time, because one third of the line i
Milwaukee Fire Department
The Milwaukee Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The department is responsible for an area of 96.12 square miles with a population of 594,833. The department was ranked third in the U. S. for best medical emergency service by a USA Today study in 2003. List of fire stations and apparatus in the Milwaukee Fire Department as of June 2016: Several Fire Stations are closed including Fire Station 3, Fire Station 5, Fire Station 6, Fire Station 25, Fire Station 28, Fire Station 31. Several stations feature commissioned works of art, including: The Last Alarm Dauntless Guardian Fire and Water Spirit of the Firefighter On Watch Gear 23 R. HERO MFD Coloring Book By Reginald Baylor
Milwaukee Police Department
The Milwaukee Police Department is the police department organized under the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The department has a contingent of about 1,800 sworn officers when at full strength and is divided into seven districts. Alfonso Morales is the current chief of police, serving since February 2018, with two months of that under interim status. MPD was founded in 1855. At the time, Milwaukee had an high crime rate, fueled by local gangs, mobs and robbers. Milwaukee was served by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, which became unable to provide adequate enforcement to the growing city. With burgeoning crime rates, citizens enacted an ordinance creating the Milwaukee Police Department. Milwaukee's first chief of police was William Beck, a former NYPD detective, its first policemen were Fred Keppler, John Hardy, George Fische, James Rice, L. G. Ryan and David Coughlin; as the department expanded, patrolmen were supplemented by "roundsmen", who would lead the patrolmen out to their beats at the beginning of the evening shift, supervise them during the shift.
A roundsman earned $5 more a month than a patrol officer. The office of police chief, like the department in general, was subject to political forces for most of its history. In 1924, Judson W. Minor became Department's first African-American officer and in 1975 Ada Wright became the first female MPD officer. On November 15, 1996 Arthur Jones became the first African-American chief. A lawsuit filed after his term found that Jones discriminated against officers based on their race, giving African-American officers promotions before white officers; the first female captain in the Milwaukee Police Department was Nannette Hegerty, who became the first female chief of police in 2004. She retired in November 2007. On November 24, 1917, a large black powder bomb, wrapped as a package, was discovered by Maude L. Richter, a social worker, next to an evangelical church in the third ward, she notified the church janitor, Sam Mazzone. Mazzone brought the bomb to the central police station at Oneida and Broadway and turned it over to police.
The station keeper was showing it to the shift commander, Lieutenant Flood, right before a scheduled inspection, when it exploded. Nine members of the department were killed in the blast, along with a female civilian, it was suspected at the time that the bomb had been placed outside the church by anarchists the Galleanist faction led by adherents of Luigi Galleani. At the time, the bomber's identity was not uncovered. Many years interviews with surviving Galleanist members revealed that Croatian national Mario Buda, chief bombmaker for the Galleanists, may have constructed the Milwaukee bomb. At the time, the bombing was the most fatal single event in national law enforcement history, only surpassed by the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 when 72 law enforcement officers representing eight different agencies were killed; those responsible for the 1917 bombing never were apprehended, but days eleven alleged Italian anarchists went to trial on unrelated charges involving a fracas that had occurred two months before.
The specter of the larger, uncharged crime of the bombing haunted the proceedings and assured convictions of all eleven. In 1918 Clarence Darrow led an appeal; the Milwaukee Police Department is composed of numerous bureaus and sections. Each area has specific responsibilities which are essential to the management and administration of the department. Chief of Police Alfonso Morales Chief of Staff Budget and Finance Public Information Office Executive Protection Office of Management and Planning District 4 District 7 District 5 District 3 District 1, Harbor Patrol, Mounted Unit Neighborhood Task Force District 2 District 6 Office of Community Outreach & Education Internal Affairs Division Inspections Police Academy - Firearms Section, In-Service Section, Recruit Section, Safety Division, Audiovisual Section, Community Services Division Human Resources - Background Investigations, Medical Section, Payroll Section Recruiting Technical Communications Division Metropolitan Investigations Division South Investigations Division North Investigations Division Sensitive Crimes Division - Juvenile Investigations, Sexual Assault Unit, Family Violence Unit Intelligence Fusion Center Investigative Management Division Narcotics Division Group Violence Reduction Initiative Central Booking Section Court Administration Section Property Control Division Facilities Services Division Information Systems Division Records Management Division | Auxiliary Police Officer |Sky blue Shirt |- Alfonso Morales - 2018–present.
Eligible for a term in his own right in 2020. Two officers died within the space of two months in his first year as chief, one in a vehicle pursuit on June 7, 2018, with the second dying after being shot by a suspect on July 25, 2018. Edward Flynn- 2008–2018. Flynn's first 2 years were with low crime data, but crime peaked following 2010. Flynn has had controversies with some of the comments he has made and by the police union as well in the case of firing officer Chris Manney following the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton. Flynn assisted the agency with the purchasing of the Smith & Wesson M&P.40 S&W pistols and the Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifles. Nannette Hegerty- 2003-2007- First female chief of police, she handled the firing of 9 officers and disciplin
Robert Burns known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide, he is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He wrote in standard English, in these writings his political or civil commentary is at its bluntest, he is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work became a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.
As well as making original compositions, Burns collected folk songs from across Scotland revising or adapting them. His poem "Auld Lang Syne" is sung at Hogmanay, "Scots Wha Hae" served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country. Other poems and songs of Burns that remain well known across the world today include "A Red, Red Rose", "A Man's a Man for A' That", "To a Louse", "To a Mouse", "The Battle of Sherramuir", "Tam o' Shanter" and "Ae Fond Kiss". Burns was born two miles south of Ayr, in Alloway, the eldest of the seven children of William Burnes, a self-educated tenant farmer from Dunnottar in the Mearns, Agnes Broun, the daughter of a Kirkoswald tenant farmer, he was born in a house built by his father, where he lived until Easter 1766, when he was seven years old. William Burnes sold the house and took the tenancy of the 70-acre Mount Oliphant farm, southeast of Alloway. Here Burns grew up in poverty and hardship, the severe manual labour of the farm left its traces in a premature stoop and a weakened constitution.
He had little regular schooling and got much of his education from his father, who taught his children reading, arithmetic and history and wrote for them A Manual Of Christian Belief. He was taught by John Murdoch, who opened an "adventure school" in Alloway in 1763 and taught Latin and mathematics to both Robert and his brother Gilbert from 1765 to 1768 until Murdoch left the parish. After a few years of home education, Burns was sent to Dalrymple Parish School in mid-1772 before returning at harvest time to full-time farm labouring until 1773, when he was sent to lodge with Murdoch for three weeks to study grammar and Latin. By the age of 15, Burns was the principal labourer at Mount Oliphant. During the harvest of 1774, he was assisted by Nelly Kilpatrick, who inspired his first attempt at poetry, "O, Once I Lov'd A Bonnie Lass". In 1775, he was sent to finish his education with a tutor at Kirkoswald, where he met Peggy Thompson, to whom he wrote two songs, "Now Westlin' Winds" and "I Dream'd I Lay".
Despite his ability and character, William Burnes was unfortunate, migrated with his large family from farm to farm without being able to improve his circumstances. At Whitsun, 1777, he removed his large family from the unfavourable conditions of Mount Oliphant to the 130-acre farm at Lochlea, near Tarbolton, where they stayed until William Burnes's death in 1784. Subsequently, the family became integrated into the community of Tarbolton. To his father's disapproval, Robert joined a country dancing school in 1779 and, with Gilbert, formed the Tarbolton Bachelors' Club the following year, his earliest existing letters date from this time, when he began making romantic overtures to Alison Begbie. In spite of four songs written for her and a suggestion that he was willing to marry her, she rejected him. Robert Burns was initiated into masonic Lodge St David, Tarbolton, on 4 July 1781, when he was 22. In December 1781, Burns moved temporarily to Irvine to learn to become a flax-dresser, but during the workers' celebrations for New Year 1781/1782 the flax shop caught fire and was burnt to the ground.
This venture accordingly came to an end, Burns went home to Lochlea farm. During this time he befriended Captain Richard Brown who encouraged him to become a poet, he continued to write poems and songs and began a commonplace book in 1783, while his father fought a legal dispute with his landlord. The case went to the Court of Session, Burnes was upheld in January 1784, a fortnight before he died. Robert and Gilbert made an ineffectual struggle to keep on the farm, but after its failure they moved to the farm at Mossgiel, near Mauchline, in March, which they maintained with an uphill fight for the next four years. In mid-1784 Burns came to know a group of girls known collectively as The Belles of Mauchline, one of whom was Jean Armour, the daughter of a stonemason from Mauchline, his first child, Elizabeth "Bess" Burns, was born to his mother's servant, Elizabeth Paton, while he was embarking on a relationship with Jean Armour, who became pregnant with twins in March 1786. Burns signed a paper attesting his marriage to Jean, but her father "was in the greatest distress, fainted away".
To avoid disgrace, her parents sent her to live with her uncle in Paisley. Although Armour's father forbade it, they were married in 1788. Armour bore him nine childre
Parks of Milwaukee
Most parks in Milwaukee are owned and maintained by Milwaukee County as part of a county-wide system. However, some parks are administered by other entities, such as the state of Wisconsin, the city of Milwaukee, or neighborhood organizations; the Milwaukee County Park system was awarded the 2009 National Gold Medal Award "for excellence in the field of park and recreation management" by the National Recreation and Park Association. Milwaukee Neighborhoods of Milwaukee Oak Leaf Trail List of baseball parks in Milwaukee Milwaukee County Parks Park People: Friends of the Milwaukee County Parks