by Samantha Loomis | 08/21/2017 - 12:16pm


In an effort to grow economic vitality and create strong, safe neighborhoods on the southeast side of Madison, the City of Madison is seeking to uplift the Cottage Grove Road Corridor that has underwent major changes over the last few years.

by Jack Kelly | 08/14/2017 - 1:47pm


(Entrance to the Duck Pond/Courtesy of Channel3000)(Entrance to the Duck Pond/Courtesy of Channel3000) 

United Way of Dane County will begin its 2017 fundraising campaign on Aug. 22 when it hosts a kickoff event at the Madison Mallards’ Duck Pond.

The late-summer event will be the first of the organization’s “Season of Caring” initiative, and the nonprofit is hoping to bring together more than 500 volunteers at Warner Park, according to a United Way of Dane County statement.

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.


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 Christopher Lueneburg | 07/21/2017 - 10:50am


A public hearing on the proposed bus stop changes on Monroe Street was held last Wednesday evening in front of the Transit and Parking Commission, giving community members an opportunity to voice their opinions.

The hearing was called to gauge public concern about Metro’s proposal to consolidate and shift the bus stops along Monroe Street, resulting in a reduction of 6 stops along the corridor.

by Madison Area Bu... | 07/17/2017 - 12:34pm

At least as far back as ancient Greece and its Agora, democratic assembly occurred in open public space. People gathered at the Agora to shop, talk, make friendships, relax and refresh. What has that got to do with using the bus in Madison? 

Lots. Because in the last half century, shopping centers have separated the commercial from the noncommercial reasons for congregating and also at least passively separated bus riders from the rest of the public. Is it time for a change?

by Cara Lombardo | 11/24/2015 - 12:36pm

What's next for Madison's ‘best-kept secret’

by Jennifer Gragg | 07/01/2015 - 11:55am

New home for food businesses emerges from community-based process

by Aparna Vidyasagar | 10/24/2014 - 10:07am

City Loan Program aims to attract homeowners and preserve homes in historic neighborhood

by Abby Becker | 12/19/2013 - 10:10pm

Communal process for development shapes city's built environment, alder says