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December 02, 2016

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DID YOU KNOW? • In the Middle Ages, beer was consumed more than water as consuming alcohol was safer than drinking polluted water. • In Peru, there's a billboard that creates drinkable water out of thin air. – Source: 'MOANA' IS WORTHY OF THE NAME OF DISNEY – PAGE 15 MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DECEMBER 2, 2016 Local news at your fingertips Visit By DAVE FIDLIN Special to the Post MILWAUKEE — As residents, business owners and other groups invested in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood continue pick- ing up the pieces from the head- line-grabbing riots this summer, seeds of hope are sprouting beneath the surface. The recent announcement of a $2 million grant earmarked for improvements to Sherman Park has been ballyhooed as one in a series of overtures toward breath- ing new life into an area that was rioted in and looted in mid-August after a Milwaukee police officer shot and killed resident Sylville Smith. Martha Brown, deputy com- missioner with the Milwaukee Department of City Development, said the grant is from a state agency, the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, and is earmarked specifically toward neighborhood rehabilitation. "This grant is being provided as part of the state of Wisconsin's response to unrest in Sherman Park," Brown said. "(It) will subsi- dize the demolition and rehabili- tation of residential properties." Although specific details will become known as the grant dol- lars are applied, Brown said she estimates that grant dollars will pave the way to raze about 100 dilapidated homes within the neighborhood, which is loosely bound by West Capitol Drive, West Lloyd Street, North 60th Street and North 20th Street. Additional funds within the scope of the grant also will be ear- marked toward rehabilitating other homes within the neighbor- hood. The city is partnering with nonprofit organizations and on a lease-to-own program for first- time homebuyers. Three aldermen living at or near Sherman Park's boundaries formally sponsored the legislation needed to accept the grant dollars at the Common Council level. Michael Murphy, Khalif Rainey and Russell Stamper II were the sponsors. State grant brings renewed hope to Sherman Park See SHERMAN PARK on Page 7 Chisholm mum on release of MPD body cam video 5354 S. 27th St. (414)431-0004 OPEN Daily 6am to 10pm MUST MENTION AD GIFT CARD SPECIAL Expires 12-31-16 Daily Specials Senior Menu Available Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Homemade Soups Free dessert with dinner! • Banquet Hall • Benny's Cafe Happy Holidays From Us At Friday Fish Fry • Call Ahead for Drive-Thru HOLIDAY HOURS Christmas New Year's Eve & Day Open Both Holidays! OPEN ALL DAY! • Featuring Specials For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Reservations Are Recommended. •Spend $100 on Gift Cards Get $20 FREE Bonus Card •Spend $50 on Gift Cards Get $10 FREE Bonus Card ARTS & CRAFTS & VENDORS FUN-D-RAISER ARTS & CRAFTS & VENDORS FUN-D-RAISER Held at MOOSE LODGE 49 5475 S. 13th St. (Grange Ave.) Milwaukee • 414-281-4444 December 10, 2016 Saturday 9am until 3pm Admission: $1.00 A A r r t t s s & & C C r r a a f f t t s s V V e e n n d d o o r r s s Some Vendor Demonstrations at their tables C C o o f f f f e e e e F F o o o o d d S S o o d d a a W W a a t t e e r r C C h h i i l l i i , , L L o o a a d d e e d d P P o o t t a a t t o o B B a a r r , , a a n n d d o o t t h h e e r r f f o o o o d d T T B B D D FUNDRAISER: RAISE FUNDS FOR COMMUNIT Y GROUPS & MOOSE LODGE 49 FACILIT Y RAFFLES THROUGHOUT THE DAY 2:30 is all final raffles 253233041 OPEN TO PUBLIC Vietnam Veteran - VFW Member Special Rates for Senior Citizens & Veterans NEW HOURS Monday–Friday 7:30am–4:30pm 253233037 Norv's BARBER SHOP 2688 S. 13th St. 384-3380 Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays! MARK BELLING State's own Priebus emerges as a political shining star Page 8 He built coalition for state and national GOP takeover OWEN ROBINSON Let Wisconsin's budget battle get underway Page 9 Here's a novel approach: Just spend less

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