Madison Commons Media Digest, November 17, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Sally Rohrer joins Madison's City Council as District 8 alder, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Nov. 17. Former Madison Mayor Joel Skornicka dies at age 82, Howard Hardee, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 17. Madison City Council adopts 2020 budgets, including police auditor, Abigail Becker, CT, Nov.

November 2019 Backyard Heroes

Community Shares, a partner of Madison Commons, recognizes two volunteers each month. The volunteers come from Community Shares' member groups and are selected for their service to the community and to community issues. This month's volunteers are ... Elly Loebach

Elly is a volunteer coordinator for Positive Women for Change. She offers her time and talents by co-facilitated events, helping to set up and take down event materials and logistics.

The Bus Stops Here: For A Mixed View of the Vehicle Registration Fee

In the long run, what we are doing here is fighting to reduce traffic congestion

Mayor Rhodes-Conway at the Oct. 29 Special Session devoted to the Vehicle Registration Fee proposal

Cottage Grove Road ... will be ... expanded from a two-lane road to a four-lane boulevard. 

... City funds will total $1,990,000 and County funds total $1,210,000. 

- Oct.

Veterans Museum traveling exhibit celebrates women in service

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s latest traveling exhibit, I Am Not Invisible, was unveiled Thursday with speeches from Governor Tony Evers and Salute the Troops Wisconsin executive director Kim Galske, highlighting a celebration of the state’s large veteran population. 

More college grads land jobs outside their majors — and that’s a good thing, experts say

According to a 2013 study conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, only 27 percent of college graduates landed a job closely related to their majors. 

The trend continues to grow for people who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, as most liberal arts degrees do not point to distinct career routes; rather, they provide a set of skills that help job seekers maneuver the realm of the profession they ultimate choose.

Rates of robbery, battery increase in Marquette Neighborhood

The number of robberies, burglaries and batteries within a half-mile radius of the community’s Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center on Jenifer Street more than doubled since 2017, according to an analysis of Madison Police Department incident reports from the area.

City, Nonprofits Work For North Side Food Security

The Sherman neighborhood on Madison’s North Side is growing, but residents still notice a lack of healthy, local food.  Many families in the area have young children, so the demand for affordable meals and produce continues to grow.

Madison Commons Media Digest, Nov. 3, 2019

Top Story

Nuniq, Vilas Zoo polar bear, grins and bears October snowfall, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 1. Madison and Dane County

Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable 2019 discusses Madison housing challenges, Emily Burditt, WISC-Channel3000, Nov. 3. Madison mayor questions F-35 study, asks Pentagon to reconsider, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Nov.