July 12 2013
The Milwaukee County Transit System says it has a plan to make transportation to German Fest, July 25-28, as convenient and fast as possible. MCTS will be able to transport riders roughly every 30 minutes from bus stops designated with the Summerfest smile logo. Info on local routes and prices for shuttles can be found at ridemcts.com.
The Milwaukee Police Association filed a suit against the city asking a judge for a temporary restraining order that would make Milwaukee comply with a residency law. This all comes after Mayor Tom Barrett and the common council defied the state by passing a resolution last week to ignore the law, maintaining the new law violates the WI constitution.
The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee on Thursday unanimously approved a proposal by Rishi Tea to buy a 3.8-acre site in Menomonee Valley for its new headquarters. The company hopes to break ground on the new building in September or October. Rishi Tea, founded in 1997, is doing business in all 50 states and exporting to 10 countries.
In music news, country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis yesterday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital. The 54-year0old Grammy Award-winning singer has been improving while being treated for heart failure caused by a viral infection when he had the stroke. He remains in critical condition.