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Brookfield Central's strong first quarter leads to victory over Wauwatosa East

Jan. 04, 2013 10:40 p.m. | Brookfield Central jumped off to a fast start Friday and whipped Wauwatosa East’s boys basketball team, 58-42, and it was the same old story for both teams.

Central improved to 9-1 and stayed tied for first place in the Greater Metro Conference with Sussex Hamilton, each with 5-0 records, while Tosa East fell to 6-5 overall and to fourth place (3-2) in the GMC.

The Lancers jumped off to a 22-6 first quarter lead and then the teams played to a 36-36 tie the rest of the way.

Whereas Central continues to find ways to win — they drilled four 3-pointers in the first period — the Red Raiders once again couldn’t put together four good quarters against a quality opponent.

Again Central junior guard Riley LaChance had nine points with two 3-pointers and Peter Mattiacci threw in two 3-pointers to spark the first quarter run.

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Power outage affects Brookfield, Waukesha, New Berlin customers

Jan. 04, 2013 1:00 p.m. | We Energies says an estimated 7,100 customers are without power this afternoon in the Brookfield, New Berlin and Waukesha area.

Brian Manthey, media spokesman for the company, said the outage started at 11:15 a.m. Friday morning and crews have already restored power to some of the affected customers.

"We are looking into the cause of the outage, but it may have been caused by equipment failure at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Calhoun Road where the outage started," Manthey said.

We Energies expects to have all affected customers restored by 1 p.m.

Power restored for 8,400 customers along Brookfield, New Berlin border

Jan. 04, 2013 12:44 p.m. | Power has been restored to about 8,400 We Energies customers in Brookfield along the border with New Berlin, We Energy spokesman Brian Manthey said Friday.

The power failure occurred about 11:15 a.m. and was restored at 12:40 p.m.

Manthey said the problem was a fault in a piece of equipment on a pole that then sent a signal down the line to the substation, which knocked out power along the line. The pole was located in the Calhoun Road/Lincoln Ave. area, he said.

Customers affected live largely along the border between Brookfield and New Berlin, along the areas of Lincoln and Greenfield avenues and Calhoun Road, he said.

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Town of Brookfield open seats unchallenged

Jan. 03, 2013 1:34 p.m. | The town of Brookfield chairman and two town supervisor positions are up for election April 2. None of the incumbents face challenges.

Town Chairman Keith Henderson will run unopposed in the spring election.

The chairman is paid $7,200 annually and serves a two-year term.

Incumbents Dan Shea and Steve Kohlmann will run for two-year terms, which are paid $5,000 annually.

Elmbrook School Board members face no challengers in election

Jan. 03, 2013 1:32 p.m. | The Elmbrook School Board has two seats open, Area II and an at-large seat.

Both positions are three-year terms and pay $3,600 annually.

Glen Allgaier, the incumbent for the Area II seat, will run unopposed.

Robert Ziegler, the incumbent for the at-large seat, has decided not to seek re-election. Brookfield resident Gary Jones was the only person to file candidacy for the seat by the 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline.

No challengers for District 3 aldermanic seat

Jan. 03, 2013 1:30 p.m. | Incumbent Jeff McCarthy will run unopposed in the April election for the District 3 aldermanic seat. McCarthy was appointed to his post by the Common Council after Alderman Jim Garvens died in February. The winner of the April election will fill the remaining year of Garvens' term, and the seat will then come back up for election in April, 2014.

City aldermen are paid $9,900 annually.

McCarthy is vice president and account director at Meyer and Wallis.

The deadline for filing for candidacy in the April 2 election was 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Brookfield Christmas tree pick-up starts Jan. 7

Jan. 02, 2013 10:26 a.m. | With the holiday season at an end, the city of Brookfield Department of Public Works will help residents dispose of their natural Christmas trees through curbside pick-ups beginning Jan. 7.

Trees must be set out at the edge of the road by 7 a.m. that day, though trees will be collected over a two-week period. City crews will recycle the trees, which won't be accepted if they have plastic bags, wire, nails or other attached metals, or are buried in snow. Only natural trees will be collected.

There will be no return trips for pick-ups after Jan. 21, and call-in requests will not be accepted.

Wreaths, which are normally tied with wire, should be put in the trash.

Trees cut down to 4 feet and less than 50 pounds can also be left out for regular garbage pick-up.

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Social media users remember Jennifer Sebena

Dec. 31, 2012 11:26 a.m. | Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena was remembered on Saturday at her funeral at Elmbrook Church. 

But community members, law enforcement officials and other people didn't stop then. They continued to offer remembrances on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels. Read the social media story.

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