Marquette Wire

Mondo Lucha packs a punch

Sarah Elms

September 9, 2010

Filed under Featured, Marquee

The event’s founders bill it as a variety show, and they’re not kidding. Masked wrestlers flipping off ropes is diverse enough for any crowd, even without the musical guests mixed in. And we haven’t even gotten to the burlesque...

Servin’ Justice: Warrior of the roller rink

Jennifer Zahn

September 9, 2010

Filed under Featured, Marquee

By day, they are teachers, cake decorators, moms and wives. By night, they shift into their alter egos and retreat down a gravel path to their lair — a warehouse half-owned by a casket maker. No, this is not a sneak peek at the next Marvel superhero flick. It’s just ...

From Boston to Milwaukee: Not a whole new world

Jennifer Michalski

September 9, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

When you think of Boston, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the Bostonian accent. Does “Pahk the cah at Hahvahd yahd” sound familiar? Or maybe you think about New England clam chowder, our road rage-infested dri...

Obama addresses Milwaukee at Laborfest

Tony DiZinno

September 7, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

In his second Labor Day address in Milwaukee in the last three years, President Barack Obama sounded a lot like the candidate that was here in 2008. Obama’s near 40-minute speech at Laborfest at the Henry W. Maier Festival Grounds largely f...

Eco-friendly buses hit Milwaukee streets

Brooke Goodman

September 7, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

Stylish and clean — not exactly the first two words Milwaukee residents associate with the public bus system. But the overheated, environmentally displeasing and 16-year-old buses are making way for 90 brand new Clean Diesel Near ...

Wisconsin’s fall political preview

Brooke Goodman

September 2, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

With the final scheduled debate over for Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Walker and Mark Neumann, the only question left is how the public will distinguish the two very similar campaigns from each other come the primary election day on Sept. 14. Both ca...

GAMBLE: An overdue thank-you note

Molly Gamble

May 6, 2010

Filed under Featured, Marquee

My thank-you notes are usually mailed about six weeks too late, but deadline kept this one on time. Writing this is a little like throwing punches under water, with each word of newsprint looking like a premature munchkin in compar...

Milwaukee rebuilding project

Derrick Chengery

April 29, 2010

Filed under Featured

Dilapidated houses, high-density apartment projects and empty lots are a common sight in some parts of Milwaukee. Areas across the city have seen massive property foreclosures and loan defaulting. From 2007 to 2008, Milwa...

City receives grant to help South African sister city

Tim Seeman

April 27, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

Sister Cities International is giving 17 American cities — including Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis — the opportunity to help their less fortunate African sister cities thousands of miles away. Milwaukee will rece...

KELLY: Wrong colors at Miller Park

Jack Kelly

April 13, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

On Friday night, I donned my St. Louis cap and red Cardinals jersey, and took my seat in the hostile territory that is the Miller Park upper deck to watch my birds battle the Brewers. I’d been to Miller Park before, but this...

GAMBLE: A night at Wolski’s

Molly Gamble

April 8, 2010

Filed under Marquee

In Milwaukee, there are almost more bars scattered throughout our city streets than fire hydrants. Irish pubs, Italian-themed lounges, German beer halls — you can travel all of Europe in one night, if you please. But if you...

Wisconsin part of America’s ‘beer belly’

Tim Seeman

March 30, 2010

Filed under News

A study comparing the amount of bars to the amount of grocery stores in an area recently exposed what many may already expect: Wisconsin is part of the “beer belly of America.” In fact, Wisconsin forms the bulk of the gut,...