Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hi everybody. If you are able, please stop bye 2170 between 3 and 7 p.m. this Sunday, December 12th, Liz and I are hosting the "Holiday Cheer." Hope to see you and stay warm! Merry Christmas.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Block Watch Meeting December 4th

The polls have closed, the next Block Watch meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Saturday December 4, 2010 at the Holliday's 2102. Not only will this serve as our monthly meeting but also as a way to celebrate the holiday season together. Katie and Eric will provide beverages, please bring a dessert or hors d'oeuvre to share. On the Agenda:
  1. WHNA block watch meeting: anyone interested in attending/sending a representative from our block.
  2. Recent increase in car break-ins and theft.
  3. Pay Pete and thank him for contracting snow removal for the alley on the east side of the street.
  4. Volunteer to create and distribute flyer for January's meeting.
  5. Holiday lights.
  6. Schedule our next block watch meeting and location.
  7. If there is something you'd like to discuss leave a comment.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

* 2010/ 2011 Winter Alley Plowing *

It may seem a bit early to be thinking snow, but it can come any day now in Wisconsin.

I have made arrangements with Volmer Plowing to plow our alley between Hi Mount and 51st Street this winter. The company also plows the alley between 51st Street and 52nd Street and come highly recommended from our neighbors that use that alley.

I am looking for donations to cover the cost of the plowing this winter. A donation of $20 per single family household or $10 per duplex tenant will cover the costs for a single winter.

Last Saturday, November 13th I walked around our block and dropped off flyers. The total cost for the winter is $225.00 and we are really close to reaching that amount. I have collected $190.00 so far. Any further donations would be greatly appreciated. We all use the alley. Although I mention the amount of $10 or $20 above, any amount will help.

Please drop your donation off at my house. I have a mail slot in my door.

Thank you for your help,

Peter July

2164 N 51st Street

Sunday, November 14, 2010

great job

Hello everybody. I think the "Blog" and the "Block watch" are going well. I know I stink at attending the meetings, but I love my block and love my neighbors!!!!!
Liz and I are planning to host the 2nd annual "Holiday Cheer" at my house December 12th from 3 to 7 p.m. We will forward more details as soon as they become available. Stay warm everybody!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hi neighbors,

My tenant's car was broken into last night. If you recall, it was her boyfriend's car that was stolen this summer. It is the bright yellow 4-door. It was parked on the street between Fitzgerald's and Michelle's house. The small triangular window in the back seat was smashed. I don't know any other details at this point.

If you saw/heard something, please contact me ASAP via e-mail at or 414.444.0339.

P.S. A guy named Bo is house-sitting for Michelle (the house with the purple door). I spoke with him and Pat, the tenant to our immediate south and neither saw anything. Bo said that Michelle's grill grate was taken some time ago from their yard.

P.P.S. Earlier this week, I saw a small amount of glass that looked like auto safety glass in front of Fitzgerald's house. I don't know if there was another incident.

P.P.P.S. If you or someone you know has one or two garage spaces available for rent, please let us know. I think that the tenants would prefer to park inside.

Thank you.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

WHNA's Spooktacular 2010

Eric and I attended the WHNA's Spooktacular for the first time this year. Along for the ride were Jackie and Hannah, Eric's younger sisters. Here are a few pictures of our time there. You can see why this is considered Washington Height's most famed event. The displays and costumes were "Spooktacular" only to superseded by the people's generosity and love for the neighborhood.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

E-Notify October

  1. An incident (#102910050) of Vehicle Theft was recorded at 2033 N 48th St on October 18, 2010 @ 11:03 am. Status: Refered/Closed.
  2. An incident (#102890032) of Theft was recorded at 2201 N 51st St on October 16, 2010 @ 7:19 am. Status: Filed Other
  3. An incident (#102510051) of Locked Vehicle Entry was recorded at 2022N 52nd St on September 8, 2010 @ 11:02 am. Status: Refered/ Closed.
  4. An incident (#102080118) of Locked Vehicle Entry was recorded at 1825 N Hi Mount Bl on July 27, 2010 @ 2:17 pm. Status: Refered/Closed.
  5. An incident (#102720043) of Locked Vehicle Entry was recorded at 2024 N 51st St on September 29, 2010 @ 9:22 am. Status Refered/ Closed.
  6. An incident (#102580172) of Theft was Recorded at 4921 W Garfield Ave on September 15, 2010 @ 7:22 pm. Status: Filed Other.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

December Meeting's Agenda

  1. If you haven't done so, vote for when you would like the next Block Watch meeting. FYI This meeting will also be a social gathering to celebrate the holiday season.
  2. Is anyone interested in hosting the December meeting/ social gathering?
  3. Need someone to distribute a flyer to invite/remind people of the Block Watch meeting? Leave a comment to volunteer.
  4. Report on issues discussed at WHNA's November Block Watch meeting. (I'm going, anyone interested in joining me?)
  5. If there is something you would like to discuss, leave a comment below.

Block Party Photos

I apologize for the tardiness of posting these. Enjoy

Saturday, October 16, 2010

2010 Spooktacular

The 21st WHNA Annual Spooktacular will be held October 30th from 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a neighborhood event not to miss. The Spooktacular's location is kept secret under lock and key until you register for the event. The cost is $5 per child for WHNA members and $10 per child for non-members. There is a $2 discount if you donate a 1lb. or larger bag of individually wrapped candy. In-person registration will be held at:
  • Saturday October 16th from 10:00am-2:00pm @ Divine Word Lutheran Church located on the corner of 55th and Lloyd.
  • Wednesday October 20th from 6:00pm-8:00pm @ Cold Spoon Gelato located on 60th and Vliet.
  • Saturday October 23rd from 10:00am-2:00pm @ Divine Word Lutheran Church.

If you are unable to register in-person call WHNA at 297-9617. Registration after October 23rd will set you back $13 per child. For more information checkout the front page of the Washington Heights Highlighter.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Meeting Minutes

    Small turnout for this month's meeting, just 5 of us. Leave a comment to leave your 2 cents.
  1. Pete will follow up on getting the Forestry Dept. to trim trees around street lights.

  2. Snow removal for the alley on the east side of the street. Does anyone remember who was going to look into finding a new snow removal provider. (Kim was this you to tell us who the west side of the block uses.) Leave a comment if you have any information.
  3. Next Meeting sometime in December, Thur 2, Sat. 4, Thurs, 9. Vote on the blog or leave a comment.
  4. Liz will remind you to come take a look at the blog.
  5. Anyone interested in Christmas caroling this season. Leave a comment.
  6. Make sure to register for the WHNA Spooktacular. More info in the Highlighter, or look for a post soon to come.
  7. Flyer for next month's meeting, topics to announce in addition to time and place. Ideas? Anyone interested in making/distributing?
  8. Anyone interested in attending the WHNA block watch meeting. We could send a representative to attend the meeting and take notes to report back to our group. Meetings are held the second monday of each month. For more information call 588-5619.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

October Meeting's Agenda

Don't forget about the October blockwatch meeting on the 14th at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Holliday's (2102). If you would like to add to the agenda, leave a comment. See you there.
  1. Lot's of left over brews from the block party that needs to be consumed.
  2. ???

Sunday, August 29, 2010

E-Notify September

E-Notify is an excellent resource to help stay informed with what is happening in Miwaukee. Topics range from upcoming events at the library to public announcements from city officials. To register for E-Notify services click here, or in the resource colunm on the E-Notify Milwaukee.

  1. An incident #102600113 of theft was recorded @ 1817 N. Hi Mount on September 17, 2010 @ 3:43 PM. Status: Refered/Closed

  2. An incident #102580077 of Burglary was recorded @ 1935 N 49th St. on September 15, 2010 @ 11:35 AM. Status: Filed Other.

  3. An icident #102380030 of Robbery was recorded @ 2190 N 49th St on August 26, 2010 @ 2:47 AM. Status: Filed Other.

  4. An incident #102510051 of Theft was recorded @ 2022 N 52nd St on September 8, 2010 @ 11:02 AM. Status: Refered/Closed

Sunday, August 22, 2010

car stolen between 1:30 am and 11 am Sunday morning

Hey all,

I just got an e-mail from my tenant that her boyfriend's car was stolen from on the street in front of our house (2164) between 1:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The car was locked but did not have an electronic alarm. There was no broken glass on the ground. My car and Cassie's car were also out there, but were not touched.

They have filed a police report. The police said that there were three cars stolen this weekend from the area (including Tosa according to her) and a few last weekend.

Brian & Kim said they didn't hear anything.

I need to get a description of the car. I think it was a charcoal grey small SUV -like a jeep or honda. If anyone saw or heard anything that might be helpful or seems suspicious, please let me know.

I do remember 3 teen boys walking down the middle of the street on Thursday afternoon/evening chatting. I thought i saw one of them looking into a a few cars. I couldn't be certain, it was subtle. I'm pretty sure he saw me looking at him but he actually touched a car at the north end of the block. They continued walking northward to the next block and i lost them in the leaves. This could have been nothing or something.

I'm a little freaked out about this. Thanks.




Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Washington Boulevard Bash

This year's Boulevard Bash will be held August 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM on Washington Blvd between Hi Mount and 53rd Street. For more information goto the Washington Hieght's Nieghborhood Association's Facebook page.

E-Notify August

E-Notify is an excellent resource to help stay informed with what is happening in Milwaukee. Topics range from upcoming event at the library to public announcements from city officials. To register for E-Notify services click here, or in the resource colunm click on E-Notify Milwaukee.

  1. An incident # 102230058 of theft was recorded at 2129 N 51st Street on August 11, 2010 @ 12:05 PM. Status: Referred/Closed.
  2. An incident #102280067 of Assaults was recorded at 2200 N Hi Mount on August 16, 2010 @ 10:45PM. Status: on file
  3. An incident #102170011 of Burglary was recorded at 2215 N 52nd Street on August 5, 2010 @ 1:25 AM. Status: filed other
  4. AN incident # 102340059 of Vehicle Theft was recorded at 2162 N 51st Street on August 22, 2010 @ 11:42 PM Status: Refered/ Closdedas recorded at
  5. An incident #102280179 of theft was recorded at 2156 N 49th on August 16, 2010 @ 8:16 PM. Status: Filed (Other)

For more information regarding these incidents contact the District 3 Police Station at 935-7233.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Clarification on next meeting!


07/26/2010 7pm
This should say 08/26/2010, still at 7pm

Corey and Sarah's
2104 N. 51st Street Milwaukee, WI 53208
We actually live at 2108, there is no 2104!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Minutes

  • Block Party: Eileen, Kim , Sarah, and Kim are continuing their efforts to organize the Block Party on September 11, 2010. Look for the flyer to hit your mailbox in the future, along w/ an addition Block Party post.
  • Activities:
  1. Kiddie parade
  2. volleyball
  3. cake walk
  4. ladder golf
  5. corn hole
  6. kid's stuff from 12-4
  7. dance contest
  8. 51 Block Watch sign-up sheet
  • 51 Block Watch decided to keep the blog as its own, sorry Area 3. If Area 3 needs help starting a blog of their own, feel free to contact me.
  • If you want to author a post on this blog sign up for a google account, then e-mail me, I will register you to post here.
  • Area 3 council meeting will be held on September 14 location TBD.
  • Kim and Brian have a blog of their own, follow their home restoration here.
  • Pat offered to hand out flyer for late August meeting/ litter.
  • 51st Street slogan contest. / possible activity @ block party.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Agenda August 4 Block Watch Meeting

  • Block Party details
  • 51st Street slogan/logo /signs
  • litter flyer
  • posts for block watch blog- ideas/ other authors
  • area 3 was wondering if we would be willing to share our blog
  • post a comment if there is an item you want to discuss

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Give a Hoot... Don't Pollute

Litter is a small problem that can get out of hand quickly. An easy way to help combat this problem... if you see litter in our neighborhood, pick it up. Call for a special pickup. (For more information click here.) Sometimes these efforts might not be enough. The city has resources to help. Report chronic problems to the Department of Neighborhood Services.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Welcome to National Night Out

National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. District 3 Police Headquarters will have activities for the whole family. Click here for more information. So grab your family and head outside Tuesday, August 3, 2010. For more information about National Night Out click here. While at the web site check out Project 365. This might be a great opportunity to extend the reach of the 51st Street Block Watch.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Area 3 Potluck Picnic

Potluck Picnic and Mini-Cleanup for Area 3 of Washington Heights will be held Saturday, July 17 2010 from 1-5 PM on 49th Street between Lloyd and Garfield. A great opportunity to meet your neighbors amid food and fun. A mini-cleanup will take place prior to the picnic between 10 AM and Noon. Please take 15 minutes during that time to pick up little on your block and deposit it in your garbage carts.

Food Assignments:
47th St.- please bring appetizers, snacks (chips, cheese & crackers, etc.)
48th St.- side dishes (potato salad. baked beans, etc.)
49th St.- fruits, veggies
Hi Mount Blvd.- main dish (hot dogs, brats, chicken wings, etc.)
51st St.- desserts
Lloyd St., Garfield Ave., North Ave.- non-alcoholic beverages.

Questions? Contact Cynthia @ 732-6773 or

Sunday, July 11, 2010

We'll Leave the Light on for You

Community Liason Officer Kong recommends an easy was to make our street safer, turn your porch light on at night. He explained that most crimes are ones of opportunity, turning your porch light on decreases these opportunities . In addition not only does night lighting makes it easier for us to report the location of suspicious behavior more accurately but it also helps police offices respond to that information more quickly. Starting tonight the 51st Street Block Watch is asking everyone on our block to use thier porch lights at night. A flyer will be handed out asking 2100 block residents to help. At approximately $12.00/year its a small price to pay to keep your house and neighborhood safe.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Area 3 Meeting

Area 3 will host a meeting in front of the Community Garden located on the 2100 block of N. 49th Street. Alderman Willie Hines Jr. will be in attendance. Early Friday evening on July 9 there was an altercation involving a large number of people. 911 was called and the police responded promptly. This the second violent crime in less than a week in Washington Heights. This meeting is a great opportunity to voice our concerns about issues in our neighborhood. The more voices heard, the stronger the message.

Free Lunch

Neeskara Elementary School is hosting a summer lunch program for kids. Open to all children 18 and under. For more information click here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 2010 Minutes

  1. Eric suggested creating a flyer to inform neighbors of pressing issues and invite them to the next block watch meeting. i.e. porch lights to help make our block safer at night.
  2. Katie suggested contacting department of neighborhood services to trim trees to help street light efficacy.
  3. Pete said he knows people at DNS he will talk to them this fall.
  4. Eileen passed a petition for the September 11 block party if you haven't sighed it please contact Eileen
  5. Officer Kong handed out Neighborhood Crime Watch placards
  6. More discussion of phone tree, Mike and Sarah have it in the works. get on the list
  7. Liz addressed concerns of litter on the block, if you see litter pick it up. If things don't improve we'll send a flyer out for September meeting.
  8. Trisha recommended that if you need help with lawn care or the like contact St. Sebastian's School. Their students need to fill service hour requirements.
  9. Liz invited everyone to the Area 3 block Party at the Community Garden on 49th Street
  10. Agenda for next meeting: Block Party details
  11. Next meeting will be held August 4 at Kim and Brian's.