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Flu is upon us and Milwaukee is awash in germs

Flu is upon us and Milwaukee is awash in germs

Stay away from Facebook, it’s covered in germs. If it wasn’t alarming enough that every third social media post appears to be about a feverish and/or vomiting child, the news at some local schools has been pretty crazy, too. Last week, one of my children came home to report that there were only five kids […]

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Grief, glee and guilt on the first day of school

I expected that I would cry today. My littlest boy started kindergarten for 3-year-olds and I just knew I wasnʼt going to make it without tears. So sure was I of my impending waterworks, I had an escape route from his school planned that would get me out of the building, as quickly as possible, and into the […]

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Fratney Students join in Sikh community’s healing process

Sadly, one of the Milwaukee area’s most horrendous tragedies occurred this year when white supremacist Wade Michael Page shot and killed six people Aug. 5 at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. Page then shot himself. The incident inspired reactions from individuals worldwide, including President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Michelle Obama […]

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A green Maryland Avenue playground would benefit entire neighborhood

If you’ve lived or spent any time on Milwaukee’s East Side, then you likely know that Maryland Avenue Montessori School — an MPS school — has a sprawling, 3.5-acre sea of rupturing concrete for a school yard. It’s a vast amount of space — the drool-inducing dream of more than one real estate developer — […]

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