Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 3/17/2016 Perspective needed downtown We don’t close the streets everywhere else Listening to the wailing and gnashing of teeth, the plague of locusts will be returning to our downtown every Friday night this summer. The Waukesha Common Council is finally looking at the policy that allows Main Street in downtown […]

At Monday night’s Ordinance and License Committee meeting, city of Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack offered all sorts of opinions on providing street closing permits to Friday Night Live. Unfortunately, none of the opinions had anything to do with his job as police chief. Jack told the committee that if they created a fee structure […]

As I mentioned in my Waukesha Freeman column, the 5k “Run from the Cops” event will be shutting down Main Street in the city of Waukesha on Friday, August 21st, along with Friday Night Live. The “Run from the Cops” actually starts further west on Main Street than Friday Night Live, inconveniencing more residents and […]

Waukesha Freeman 8/13/2015 Page A6 Opinion Let’s keep Waukesha’s Main Street open Waukesha police have stepped up their presence at the downtown event Friday Night Live. With the extra police downtown, is this event costing the city more or are we drawing police away from other parts of the city? When the bill comes in, […]

After three weeks of increasing reports of teenagers causing problems at the weekly downtown music event, the police are stepping up their presence, according to the Waukesha Freeman (three quarters and it’s yours): The Police Department has met with the Waukesha Downtown Business Association this week to coordinate efforts. Susie Taylor, who organizes FNL along […]

City of Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly confirmed to me in an email this afternoon that with only two stages on Friday night for (don’t call it Freeman) Friday Night Live, Main Street in Waukesha will be open for automobile traffic. (Unless, of course, a tree falls across the road.) I know, what a concept. Print […]

I bet the folks at the Waukesha Freeman will be happy to know that “Freeman Friday Night Live” is endorsing Mayor Jeff Scrima again. Hey, it’s their name attached. And here’s the Farmer’s Market endorsing Scrima again. (Which, despite what the city administrator says, is really a city asset inherited from the BID.) By the […]

Slightly different case than the Farmers’ Market, but the Freeman Friday Night Live Facebook page (presumably run by the Downtown Business Association) also has an endorsement of Mayor Jeff Scrima. The difference is that this endorsement puts the sponsors of the weekly entertainment series on the spot. Is the Waukesha Freeman endorsing Scrima? What about […]

Sounds like last night’s Harley celebration in downtown Waukesha did not attract the hoped-for crowds last night. I’m sure there will be lots of finger pointing and complaints by some event organizers about “negative attitudes.” Unfortunately, when you throw together an event like last night’s at the last minute and do no coordinating with main […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Sep 20, 2012; Section: Opinion; Page: 8A New day for BID Board has chance to restart almost from scratch Sometimes change comes swiftly. The announced resignations by several of the remaining Waukesha Business Improvement District Board members give downtown Waukesha a chance to breathe again. The new members, whoever they […]