City Life

Different living conditions, life stories and sharing in our community

 

by Aaron Hathaway | 10/16/2017 - 11:51am

Looking West along Atwood Ave. toward Olbrich Botanical Gardens with Starkweather Creek in the foreground (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Looking West along Atwood Ave. toward Olbrich Botanical Gardens with Starkweather Creek in the foreground (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

A planned reconstruction project for Madison's Atwood Avenue has sparked conversation among East Side residents, who see the initiative as an opportunity to improve safety conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

by Logan Garcia | 10/02/2017 - 1:25pm

Members of the public present their ideas on how to achieve total renewable energy and zero carbon emissions to Sustainable Madison Committee (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons)Members of the public present their ideas on how to achieve total renewable energy and zero carbon emissions to Sustainable Madison Committee (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons)

The Sustainable Madison Committee met on September 27 to gather public comments for a renewable energy and zero emission plan for the Madison area. 

The meeting took place on Central Library’s third floor at 6 p.m. in order to promote the project and begin taking public comments in-person.

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by Meredith Metzler | 09/21/2017 - 4:52pm

Losing the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison reflected the general trend of declining manufacturing jobs. But being part of a national trend doesn’t change the reality for the company’s employees and the city.

Madison Commons is proud to introduce After Oscars, an in-depth multimedia project examining the local impact of the plant’s closure. 

by Alana Conley | 08/28/2017 - 11:59am

(Madison City Hall/Madison Commons)(Madison City Hall/Madison Commons)

Local officials are looking for a way to honor former President Barack Obama in Madison, but a proposal to name the City-County building after the 44th president is unlikely to proceed.

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by Gretchen Christensen | 08/04/2017 - 11:00am

If you only read one local news story this week, it should be this one about a Madison bakery that will be affected by Kwik Trip’s buy-outs of PDQs.

Education

by Jack Kelly | 07/31/2017 - 2:38pm

The Madison Community Foundation announced Wednesday their third of 12 major gifts totaling roughly $1 million as a part of the organization’s 75th anniversary celebration, revealing their latest initiative from the rooftop of the Madison Children’s Museum.

The setting of the announcement afforded those in attendance a front-row view of the focus of MCF’s latest initiative: the Wisconsin State Capitol. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the government building.

by Matt Davis | 07/25/2017 - 11:00am

The city of Madison will debut a new interactive map for bicyclists and pedestrians in late summer or early fall. The map is part of an effort to facilitate traffic and improve the channels for public feedback, and city officials provided an update on its progress during a meeting in late June.  

 “The map is a tool for pedestrians to use to make their own suggestions and see what other people have suggested,” said Jose Navarro, engineering aide for the city of Madison. “The city can use it to see what citizens are saying so they know how to respond to them.”

by Gretchen Christensen | 07/25/2017 - 10:07am

Development

by Gretchen Christensen | 07/20/2017 - 10:23am

Development

by Simpson Street Free Press | 07/17/2017 - 3:27pm

This story originally appeared in the Simpsons Street Free Press. It was written by Kadjata Bah, 12.

Estas noticias orginalmente aparecieron en el Simposons Street Free Press, por Kadjata Bah, 12. Una version en español se peude encotnrar aqui.

  

by Samantha Loomis | 07/10/2017 - 10:10am

FoodShare recipients can now reap the benefits of Willy Street Co-op’s Double Dollars program year-round.

The Double Dollars program is designed to create greater access to fresh and healthy food for Madison’s FoodShare recipients.

by Lauren Thill | 07/02/2017 - 9:41am

From July 19 through 26, nearly 200 girls ranging from kindergarten to recent high school graduates will be learning about fingerprinting, cutting apart cars and propelling from buildings at CampHERO.

Partnering with Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland, CampHERO allows young girls to learn what it is like to work in protective services, which are career paths girls are not normally encouraged to pursue. It spans a week and immerses the campers in hands-on activities.