Budgeting Our Priorities

This fall I introduced my 2017 budget An Investment for Our Future . It makes unprecedented investments in compassionate services for our most vulnerable residents , infrastructure critical to continued economic vitality and safety, along with a quality of life that creates an environment where families and businesses can flourish. This budget is a clear […]

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Poisoned Politics

Wisconsin’s children face a serious public health crisis – lead poisoning. According to a 2014 lead poisoning report by the state Department of Health Services (DHS), 21% of Wisconsin children under the age of 6 suffer from lead poisoning – higher than the national average. In parts of the state, including Milwaukee, Watertown, and Buffalo […]

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CNI Holiday Party 2016

Join us for this year’s Holiday Party at The Rigby, 6pm on Thursday, December 15! Meet and mingle with your neighbors while enjoying complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Not a member? You’re welcome to join us and find out more about membership in our organization.

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Neighborhood Diversity

In advance of the annual neighborhood conference this month at Monona Terrace, the Wisconsin State Journal ran a series focusing on the many different neighborhoods in the City of Madison. The series highlighted many of the approximately 100 neighborhoods in the city and the features that make each neighborhood unique. Each neighborhood in the city […]

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Saving the Ash Trees

By Pete Ostlind Imagine – a park without trees! Can you picture this? Probably not, trees are the very essence of our downtown parks. Trees are the peace, calm and beauty of open spaces or the wild spectacle during a blustery storm. Trees are the cool shade on hot August afternoons, the home for birds, […]

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Mansion Hill Update

By Fred Mohs The cause of historic preservation suffered a defeat Monday, August 29 th when, with the exception of alder Ledell Zellers, the Plan Commission voted to approve the demolition of 219 West Gilman Street, a contributing building in the National Mansion Hill Historic District. This 1884 frame house is important as an example […]

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Now & Then: The Long and Short of It

Our history can be near or far, which can be a measure of distance or time. For these Now & Then pieces the geographic focus is our neighborhood and the time horizon is usually long, at least by Madison standards. This month I begin by looking back only a few years to 2012 when a […]

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Amazing Year For Period Garden Park

By Joe Bonardi Of the past nine years that I have volunteered renovating Period Garden Park, 110 East Gorham St., 2016 will always be a standout year, due to the great projects we accomplished. A city grant was granted to us to add a vintage-style park identity sign that was installed this spring next to […]

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Can You Imagine a Day Without Water?

From the Madison Water Utility Let’s be honest, our water infrastructure is something most of us never think about. We take it for granted that we can turn the tap and fill a glass, make coffee or give the dog a drink. We shower, fish, swim, eat fresh fruit and vegetables, flush our toilets and […]

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