Category: Homelessness

Friends of Lotherian Update

Posted April 6th, 2014 @ 9:25 PM by

Photo by Heather Nicole Benson Firestarters! There were updates on the Madison Community Cooperative (MCC) membership vote, re memberships of those 36 who used to live in the house, and moving forward with Sunday Work Parties at the site of the damaged in need of repair historical Lotherian House. It is located in a prime location along […]

Eight ideas for a snowy day

Posted January 26th, 2014 @ 8:06 PM by

Apropos of nothing, here are a couple of ideas that could make life better for the less well-off in Madison. It is by no means exhaustive, nor is it meant to be a list that solves all problems. Not everyone is going to like all of them, so it’s worth reminding folks that Brenda is not the only person who blogs here, so don’t go blaming her for these.

Merit Pay In Education -A Case Study

Posted April 19th, 2012 @ 12:04 AM by

The Wausau Daily Herald recently penned an Op-Ed stating that under the last legislative session school reform "took a step forward" The reforms establish a new system for teacher evaluations that is sensible and balanced. Student achievement — that is, test scores — now will be considered in teacher evaluations. But they won’t be the […]

Last Round Up of the Week.

Posted December 23rd, 2009 @ 2:13 PM by

I’m likely not going to post for the next three or four days . . . maybe. We’ll see what’s going on and if I have time to catch up on some other things. So, here it is for now. CAN YOU SEE IT NOW?County Board Chair Scott McDonell, Supervisor Dave deFelice and William Greer […]

Hey! It’s a Snow Day! Round Up

Posted December 9th, 2009 @ 6:26 PM by

Eh, I slept in, went to Bizzardoke at the High Noon last night. Now I can’t decide if its worth it to get my car out of the ramp, the streets don’t really look all that plowed. I was kind of hoping for a plowed spot to move into before tonight. Problem is that if […]

Friday Round Up . . .

Posted December 4th, 2009 @ 10:09 AM by

Ex-alder gives advice to colleagues, Olinger leaving the city, kudos to public health, Kailin service, Brews for WYOU, Homeless Memorial Day, composting, and more, more, more Edgewater . . . ANOTHER EX-ALDER WEIGHS IN ON THE EDGEWATER . . . PROCESSFormer Alder urges colleagues to do the right thing, not the politically expedient thing. Good […]

Council Recap – The Rest of the Meeting

Posted June 4th, 2009 @ 1:19 PM by

Continued . . . . BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS#40 SHERMAN TERRACE WATER MAINS Robert Schniker – support – passes on speaking Richard Meyer – Sherman Terrace was built in 1947, told that water mains put in there had a 50 year life expectancy, last two years spent $60,000 to fix water mains, trying to figure […]

Breaking the Law!

Posted June 2nd, 2009 @ 4:00 PM by

You know how the city parks department and the police department think it’s ok to just throw away items that belong to the homeless? It seems, they are breaking the law. (Hmmm, some punk song that Rob would know keeps going through my mind.) One, or two of them. Here’s the Wisconsin Statutes: 66.0139(2) (2) […]

Horror of Horrors

Posted June 2nd, 2009 @ 11:56 AM by

“Unfortunately, (the park) is taken over by folks who sit there all day and hang out.” Sometimes, smart people, say dumb things. People who sit in the park and hang out! Yikes, what is the world coming to?! Wait, there’s more . . . “We want people to be able to take their kids to […]

Services for Homeless and Jobless

Posted May 7th, 2009 @ 11:49 AM by

Here’s some help . . . but what is really needed is more jobs in the community! From Employment and Training Association Receive employment services (resumes, cover letters, applications, job leads, etc.) and referrals to Dane County Services (FSET, W-2, DVR, etc.) Meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm in […]

Homelessness Up In Madison – Families and Children

Posted April 20th, 2009 @ 9:57 AM by

Here’s some sobering statistics about homeless families and children. I caught the article in the Wisconsin State Journal, and the predictable hateful comments that followed. While I’m not surprised homelessness is up – here is what I find somewhat sobering: – A 55% rise in children served – 1,310 up from 848 in 2007- Children […]