Demolition of Massive State Building Raises Health, Environmental Concerns

From Madison.com: “Despite assurances of safety, residents are concerned about health and environmental impacts and want to delay the coming demolition of the state’s sprawling, century-old Central Services Facility on the Near East Side.” “The state Department of Administration, which is razing the 180,000-square-foot industrial building near Williamson Street and the Yahara River for a…

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Volunteer to Serve Beer and Help Recycle at Upcoming Orton Park Festival

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We are looking for volunteers to serve beer, help with recycling, setup/clean-up, and staff the MNA table at the Orton Park Festival on Aug. 27-30. To volunteer to serve beer click below. To volunteer to help the festival with trash/recycling click below. To volunteer to help with setup/clean-up and mna table staffing click below.

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Work with us on the MNA Board!

At MNA’s annual Member Meeting being held October 15, new Board members will be elected. This year, there will be 5 open spots. MNA Board Members work hard to protect the character and vitality of the neighborhood we all love. Board members do this by leading and supporting MNA’s work on: Preservation & Development: Review…

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Demolition of DOA Building at 202 Thornton

Neighbors living near the DOA Building to be demolished (white building next to bike path behind Mickey’s Tavern) have expressed their concern regarding a lack of communication about demolition timing and procedures from the state. This 100 year old building scheduled for demolition extends an entire block and houses the remains of a foundry, a…

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Dickinson-Thorton Bike Path Clean-Up Update

MNA is spearheading a clean-up of the bike path from Dickinson St. to Thornton Ave. (the section that runs behind Mickey’s Tavern). Initially, nearby residents approached us to apply for improvement grants available through MNA to all Marquette residents interested in such clean-ups. At that time, the interest was in eradicating an overgrown grape vine…

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MNA Website Has a New Look

MNA’s website has a new look. For history buffs, the old page can still be found at http://old.marquette-neighborhood.org.  It will no longer be maintained.   Stay up-to-date with the neighborhood by following the Announcements link above. For information about this summer’s festivals explore the Festivals menu above. Donating to MNA has never been easier, simply…

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Eastside Express Summer Camp Starts June 23

The 23rd Eastside Express summer camp for kindergarten through middle school age children starts Monday, June 23rd and will run through Friday, August 1st. The free drop-in program will be held at Marquette Elementary School field and is weather-dependent. To sign your kids up go here. We welcome new camp director Geoff Blake-Horst to Eastside…

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