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Do What You Can

With so much attention at the national level this year, it has been easy to lose track of issues and events in our own community. Now is a great time to re-engage in local issues affecting our neighborhood, our downtown and our city and to rediscover the people and things that make Madison a great […]

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Now & Then: The YWCA Building on State Street

In October the Wisconsin State Journal reported plans to build a $30 million boutique hotel on State Street that would require demolition of 122 State St., once home to the YWCA. The building was badly updated in the early 1970s with stucco and brick completely covering facades on State, Carroll and Dayton streets. Side walls […]

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Tune in to Radio that Mooves You

Listeners disappointed by the recent demise of Madison’s progressive talk radio station The Mic 92.1 FM can take heart: There’s another radio station in Madison with a focus on progressive talk and public affairs programming right in the heart of downtown Madison. WMUU 102.9 FM is a small station broadcasting a four-mile signal from Central […]

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The Economic Value of Walkability: New Evidence

One of the hallmarks of great urban spaces is walkability–places with lots of destinations and points of interest in close proximity to one another, buzzing sidewalks, people to watch, interesting public spaces–all these are things that the experts and market surveys are telling us people want to have. It’s all well and good to acknowledge […]

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“Please join us as a partner”

At the Downtown Madison Rotary meeting on November 9 th , the featured speakers were Jackson Fonder, President and CEO, Catholic Charities Madison, and Bev Thom, Homeless Ministry, Bethel Lutheran Church. Catholic Charities and Bethel Lutheran Church will be working together to provide services for the homeless at Bethel 5 days per week. The collaboration […]

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Imagine Madison!

Help us Imagine Madison! Over the last ten years, Madison has gained 30,000 new residents and is expected to add another 70,000 by 2040. Madison has a strong and growing economy, world class educational facilities, beautiful surroundings, and many recreational opportunities. As we become more racially and socioeconomically diverse, is everyone experiencing these advantages? How […]

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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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