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Milwaukee Streetcar Past Resurfaces

By MPL Staff on Oct 20, 2019 2:59 PM

Last year, after a 60 year absence, streetcars returned to Milwaukee with The Hop. Recently, a remnant of Milwaukee’s streetcar past resurfaced after being paved over 70 years ago. One of this year's road construction projects is the replacement of the N. Port Washington Rd. bridge over W. Capitol Dr.

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The Color of Law in Milwaukee's Carleton's Addition

By MPL Staff on Sep 6, 2018 10:00 AM

The Milwaukee Public Library has book club discussions of Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law, before he speaks about his critically-acclaimed indictment of public policies aiding and abetting racial segregation at the MATC Cooley Auditorium on Tuesday, October 16th, 5:30 p.m.

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The Milwaukee Roots of Charlotte Rae Lubotsky

By MPL Staff on Aug 10, 2018 9:30 AM

Charlotte Rae might not have had box office hits like fellow Milwaukee native Gene Wilder or won an armful of awards as Mark Rylance did, but she starred as Mrs. Garrett in the 1980s NBC hit sitcom The Facts of Life.

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RIP, Granville Town Hall

By MPL Staff on Jul 18, 2018 9:00 AM

The old Granville Town Hall at 7717 W. Good Hope Rd. will soon be razed, so construction can start on the Good Hope Branch replacement of our Mill Road Branch library.

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