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Brookfield firm named in suit by California over scam that victimized churches

The California Attorney General’s Office has filed a lawsuit against several individuals and firms, including United Leasing Associates of Brookfield, that accuses them of engaging in a scam that bilked African-American churches in southern California out of thousands of dollars.

The lawsuit seeks $803,100 in restitution and civil penalties.

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Home Goods in Brookfield to close this month

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The Home Goods store on W. Capitol Dr. in Brookfield will close by the end of the month, the company said.

At about the same time, corporate parent TJX Cos. will open two new Marshall's stores in Milwaukee. They will be located in the Midtown shopping center at 5730 W. Capitol Dr. and the Loomis Center at 3557 S. 27th St.

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Predicting declining health in the Older Population

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For the first time in modern medicine history the scientific community is able to predict biological age in humans with great accuracy by measuring telomere length. The latest scientific article in Nature February 2011, explains this underlying premise.

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Von Maur department store to anchor major Brookfield retail center

Brookfield, Retail

A $30 million Von Maur department store would anchor a planned retail center in the Town of Brookfield, marking the Iowa-based chain’s first store in Wisconsin.

The 150,000-square-foot Von Maur store would be the largest tenant in a 450,000-square-foot open-air retail and office development, said Shawn Lundie, district director for state Sen. Richard Zipperer (R-Pewaukee).

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Von Maur project architect designed Bayshore, other town centers

Brookfield, Retail

The planned $100 million Town of Brookfield retail center featuring a Von Maur department store will be designed by a Baltimore firm that has done several town center-style developments.

Baltimore-based Development Design Group Inc. is working on the design with Milwaukee's Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc., said Bruce Westling, of MLG Commercial, the project's consultant and leasing broker.

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Von Maur development financing plan wins key state approval

Brookfield, Retail

State legislation allowing the Town of Brookfield to help finance a $100 million retail center featuring a Von Maur department store was approved late Tuesday afternoon by the Assembly on a voice vote.

That came after the Assembly 's Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business earlier Tuesday passed the bill on a 13-1 vote, with the opposing vote from Rep. Peggy Krusick (D-Milwaukee).

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Dr. Mark Hyman: 7 Tips to Fix Your Cholesterol

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The singular focus on treating cholesterol as a means to prevent heart attacks is leading to the deaths of millions of people because the real underlying cause of the majority of heart disease is not being diagnosed or treated by most physicians.

For example, I recently saw a patient named Jim who had "normal" cholesterol levels yet was taking the most powerful statin on the market, Crestor. Despite this aggressive pharmaceutical treatment, this man was headed for a serious heart attack. Jim's doctors had missed his real disease risks by focusing on and treating his cholesterol levels. All the while they were ignoring the most important condition that put him at dramatically higher risk of heart attacks, diabetes, cancer and dementia. In a moment I will explain what this condition is and what you can do about it.

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No 2011-12 Elmbrook Contract Approval yet

I just returned late last evening from a warm 10 day vacation in sunny Arizona. This morning my blood ran cold when I read that the Elmbrook School Board has a contract all ready for approval for the 2011-12 school year. As a candidate for the Elmbrook School Board in the April election, it gave me a real jolt.. Given the turmoil in Madison and the looming deficit of  about $8 million next year, no one has the slightest idea where the dollars will fall. Ironically the Board has appointed a citizens committee to study moving central administration out of the Hope Ave. building. The building is mold -infested, sits partially on a flood plain which makes it virtually worthless,  is an energy hog and looks like it will be around for another winter. It should be sold as soon as possible. It seems the Board can decide on a teachers contract without thinking, yet spend years trying to decide what to do with a dilapidated building. Sell it and rent office space! Sources tell me rental space would be the cheapest option. The Elmbrook School Board should, under no circumstances approve the teachers contracts. The new board will have to deal with this when sstate aid has been determined, which may be many months from now. Resist the pressure from the teacher union. Many of our past contracts have been approved a year or more after the contract year commences.

Library Happenings - March and April

Spring is right around the corner.  Stop in or check out the library's collection on gardening, lawn care and home repair.

When is a good time to start saving for your child's education?  A representative from the M&I Bank, South Milwaukee will discuss how parents can save for their child's education on Wednesday, March 23 starting at 6;30 at the library The program is free. Registration not required.

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No Correction or Retraction re. Teachers Contract Nec.

My statement that the School Board board offered 2011-12 contracts to teachers and nurses was clearly printed in the March 10,2011 issue of BrookfieldNow, page 4 under GOVERNMENT WATCH. The article states in part : "School Board Offers contracts to teachers, nurses". "Elmbrook School Board on Tuesdaty offered contracts to 466 full-time teachers and Nurses and 25 part-time teachers  for the 2011-12 school year." I've read the article over and over trying to get a different meaning. The message is the same; teachers and nurses were offered a contract.! Period. The School District needs to do some serious damage control and owes owes the community an apology

About Radiation, Nutrients and Food

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Is there something we can do to protect ourselves from radiation poisoning ?

The nuclear blasts in Japan have all of us concerned about radiation poisoning. However World Health Organization officials say “health risk is small” for those of us not living near the power plants. 

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Relief Efforts in Japan Tsunami Disaster- How you can help

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At Milwaukee Center for Longevity Medicine, we think the scope of the disaster is so great, that the charities that are already involved, and those that will become involved, will play a vital role in the relief effort. There will be significant costs associated with those efforts.

If you are interested in assisting with the relief efforts and donating to charities that are providing assistance to Japan, I have included links to several organizations that meet the BBB Wise Giving Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability. 

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Winter Social Raises Over $20,000 to Benefit Elmbrook Students and Schools

Approximately 250 guests and volunteers attended the Winter Social at the Wilson Center to benefit Elmbrook students and schools.  The event had a tropical theme and featured live music, casino games, a jewelry dig, raffles, heavy hors d'oeuvres, dessert, coffee bar and more!!!!!   
The Foundation strives to complement and extend the private support provided through the PTOs and booster clubs in each of Elmbrook's 11 schools. 

"We are so appreciative of all of those who attend our events, donate to our raffle/auctions, volunteer their time and provide financial support to our events, campaigns and programs.  We are lucky to live in a community that places such a high value on the quality of its public schools!", says David Frank (EEF President).  

This event raised over $20,000.  The event planning committee included (back row) Amy Hodges, Jain Apple, Wendy Huml, Mardi Kemp, Jennifer Morales (event chair), Jodi Ells; (front row) Kim Rogne, Kelly Frank, Laura Schmidt, Rachel Lyon; (not pictured) Carrie Matteson, Jill Wightman, Jody Warren, Kristin Urban, and Shelly Botchek. 

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Brookfield Square still talking about Von Maur

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The owner of Brookfield Square, CBL & Associates Properties Inc., is still trying to get Von Maur into their mall instead of in a new center announced for the west end of the Blue Mound Road retail corridor.  

"We're continuing to talk to Von Maur," said Michael Lebovitz, executive vice president-development for CBL in Chatanooga. "We strongly believe that what's in the best interest of the Brookfield shopping market's longterm sustainability is for Von Maur to locate at Brookfield Square."

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Von Maur development wins conceptual OK from Plan Commission

Brookfield, Retail, Office

A proposed $100 million retail and office development anchored by a Von Maur department store has received conceptual approval from the Town of Brookfield Plan Commission.

With that unanimous vote Tuesday night, the conceptual plan for the Poplar Creek development will next be reviewed by the Town Board in two weeks.

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Von Maur-anchored project may eventually include bridge across creek

Brookfield, Retail

A proposed $100 million retail and office project anchored by a Von Maur department store could eventually tie into a bridge that would be built over Poplar Creek, connecting the retail center to other development sites.

That was mentioned during Tuesday night's Town of Brookfield Plan Commission, where the proposed development received conceptual approval.

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Gov. Walker to sign Brookfield TIF legislation at Town Hall

Brookfield, Retail

Legislation allowing the Town of Brookfield to create a tax incremental financing district to help fund public improvements at a retail and office development will be signed Thursday by Gov. Scott Walker at Town Hall.

The signing ceremony is to take place at 2 p.m.

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Hammes Co. again nation's largest health care construction firm

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Brookfield-based Hammes Co. in 2010 was again the nation's largest health care construction firm, according to the latest annual survey by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Hammes last year completed projects valued at $1.27 billion, nearly three times the volume reported by its nearest competitor, according to the magazine. Hammes has been the nation's largest health care developer for 12 consecutive years.

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Where Oh where Did Tommy Go?

Governor Thompson ruled longer than any governor of the state of Wisconsin. Tommy liked working with everyone including the Democrats and always embraced the people. Above all, he accomplished major projects when many Republicans called him "TommyThe Taxer". He got things done inspiring the will of the people. Finally, he served our country with distinction in the federal government for four years

Here we have Mr. Walker who has not proposed one thing that the average taxpayer could get excited  about. He has sparked controversey unheard of in peoples' memory  He appears on news conferences in his unemotional , expressionless monotone, and never speaking about anything but employee benefits when the state is far from broke and there are no new jobs in sight and some are trickling away. Now the court has ordered an injunction and the AG claims the law is legal . Let's hope for something better.

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