Each Madison neighborhood has its own distinct character, and recent changes occurring on Langdon Street have brought residents anticipation and apprehension that its reputation as a safe, historically rich neighborhood could be threatened.
A proposal for the construction of The Hub II, a seven-story apartment complex complete with a rooftop pool and underground parking, is one point of controversy for many residents of Langdon Street. The Hub II would be the third substantial housing project for developer Core Spaces, after the construction of Hub Madison in 2015 and The James in 2017.
11 Dane County Board members not running for re-election in 2020, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Dec. 28. School levies drive higher tax bills in many Dane County municipalities, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 28. Looking back at 2019, Mayer Satya Rhodes-Conway says Madison is 'shifting direction,' Abigail Becker, CT, Dec.
The smell of rubber filled the Prairie Elementary gymnasium as Tyler Engel and the rest of the Wisconsin Warriors powerchair soccer team geared up for their upcoming mid-January tournament. They spin and slam into balls (and occasionally, each other) while running plays, practicing drills and naturally, talking a bit of trash.
After one practice it’s clear the Warriors are a small but mighty team, but the word family may better describe the dynamic. Made up of players ranging from age six to 32, the Warriors are all bound by their love for the game — and one another.
Tanya Raskin does not know her neighbors well. She’s resided in the Allied-Dunn’s Marsh neighborhood for the past five years. While she and her children remain, she watches countless neighbors constantly move in and out.
As the Dream Bus approaches seven months of operating on a regular schedule in the city of Madison, it’s become clear that the bookmobile makes access to the library less of an issue, but language barriers still hinder the Latinx population.
Javier Ayala immigrated to the U.S. from a Mexican border town at 14 years old. By the time he was 20, he had picked up street language and slang while traveling as a migrant worker. He was around 30 years old when he finally had the opportunity to formally learn English at Madison Area Technical College.
Madison School District has largest property tax increase in dollars in state for 2019-20, Scott Girard, Capital Times, Dec. 18. Dane County reaches an agreement with Henry Vilas Zoological Society, Joe Tarr, Isthmus, Dec. 20. Community
UW Hospital nurses revive union, ask board to recognize it, Dave Wahlberg, WSJ, Dec.
For most people, choosing an alternative way to get around Madison involves two wheels and a set of handlebars, but for many residents of the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, one wheel will do just fine. At O’Keefe Middle School on almost any Sunday afternoon, you can find a gym filled with unicycling enthusiasts, from kindergarten all the way up to 65 years old, novice to expert. All are welcome to come and try out the sport, says Madison Unicycle Club youth development director Jill Cohan. “This is the epicenter for unicycling in North America right now,” Cohan said. “And it didn’t used to be.”
'Dramatic' turnover ahead for Dane County Board after spring election, Abigail Becker, CT, Dec. 14. Community Development Authority postpones vote on armed security guards at Madison public housing sites, Abigail Becker, CT, Dec. 14. Rookie mistakes, tossed cases, pile up in District Attorney's office, Steven Potter, Isthmus, Dec.
Matt Wachter to lead city's Planning, Community and Economic Development Department, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 5. Community
Local faith communities and organizations to hold 'Longest Night: National Homeless Person's Memorial Service,' Madison365, Dec. 5. Urban League job center's partnership courses work to fill jobs, close skills gap, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Dec.