The Madison Common Council voted Tuesday to pass a compromise solution for downtown businesses regarding a license fee increase.
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The city’s Plan Commission unanimously approved a conversion of an auto repair shop to a new restaurant-brewpub, laying the groundwork for expanded opportunity for the Regent Street neighborhood.The Regent Street Brewpub, pegged for the 1300 block of Regent Street, will have a 58-person outdoor seating area, though the city’s current zoning code will not allow for alcohol in the outdoor dining area on football Saturdays.The restaurant also includes a reception hall for special events during football Saturdays, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association high school football tournament and the Crazylegs Classic race.
Madison police arrested a 32-year-old Madison resident Saturday morning after knocking another man unconscious.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi released a plan Monday to expand the medical examiner’s scope to Brown County.
Dane County’s Henry Vilas Zoo decided to move its six-month-old Bornean orangutan named Keju to Zoo Atlanta.Following Keju’s birth, its mother Kawan “became lethargic” to its baby, prompting zoo officials to take on the primary responsibilities of taking care of the orangutan around the clock, according to a Friday statement.“At Dane County Henry Vilas Zoo our number one priority is the welfare of our animals,” said Ronda Schwetz, Dane County’s Henry Vilas Zoo director, in a statement.
Seven months removed from the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, community members gathered Sunday to sing “Happy Birthday” to the teenager who would have turned 20.
Two experts from the Center for Court Innovation met with Dane County officials Thursday to discuss the restorative justice programs Madison is implementing for 12-to-16-year-olds.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin questioned the the biotechnology firm’s potential for success after its stock price dipped more than 45 percent.
The proposed park would have had the City of Madison force a buyout of six private properties.
Hours before a resolution to condemn six properties on West Mifflin Street to build a park came to a vote of the Board of Park Commissioners, a property owner in the neighborhood of the proposed park offered to sell their properties.
The future of Madison-based biotechnology company Exact Sciences Corporation is less certain after a major drop in the company’s stock value last week.
The family of Tony Robinson sued the City of Madison in August following the officer-involved fatal shooting in March.
Madison police arrested a 32-year-old registered sex offender Thursday for disorderly conduct after a number of incidents of indecent exposure at the State Street Capitol Garage.
Attorneys for the City of Madison issued a court filing Monday asking for the federal court to dismiss a case against the city and Madison police officer Matt Kenny maintaining the officer used reasonable force.
The city’s Board of Estimates cleared another hurdle for the construction of a downtown park near campus Monday, approving a proposal to acquire the current properties by a voice vote.The park, proposed to sit on a six-parcel, one-acre piece of land at the corner of West Mifflin Street and North Bassett Street, would replace six private properties that primarily serve students.Despite criticism from several of the property owners in a previous city meeting, the Plan Commission voted unanimously to approve condemnation of the properties Sept.
The Madison Police Department has restored a program meant to provide youth with a comprehensive look at a career in law enforcement and to develop positive community relationships with police.
The City of Madison added Toriana Pettaway as the city’s first racial equity coordinator Friday.
In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, a statewide initiative to promote smoke-free housing properties is taking action in Madison this week, according to a Thursday City of Madison press release.Clear Gains Initiative, Public Health Madison and Dane County, the Madison Fire Department and the Tobacco Free Columbia-Dane County Coalition, or TFCDC, are combining efforts to encourage Madison property owners to implement smoke-free environments.Nina Gregerson, assistant coordinator for the TFCDC, discussed the goal of the movement in the release.“The TFCDC is committed to reducing the impact of smoking-related fires and their potential to cause property damage and loss of life,” Gregerson said, adding that smoking-related fires accounted for 88 percent of all property losses in Madison between 2005-’11.The Clear Gains Initiative is a statewide organization, and said in the release it hopes that its success in Madison will inspire the rest of the state to follow suit in enacting these policies.
After a violent exchange at Wando’s Bar & Grill early Wednesday morning, Madison police arrested a 21-year-old Madison woman on two counts of battery, along with disorderly conduct and damage to property.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin received criticism for his proposal, with homeless advocates saying the proposed ordinance criminalizes homelessness.