UWM Neighbors Say As Enrollment Expands, So Have Problems

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Milwaukee's east side has its charms.

A vibrant social scene. Beautiful homes on tree-lined streets. Lakefront parks.

It also has a college campus bursting at the seams.

For decades, longtime residents and the commuter school got along well. But as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee grows into a robust residential campus, more students are spilling into nearby neighborhoods, especially at night.

Some of the neighbors aren't happy about that.

Students cut through residential streets and yards on the way to house parties and North Ave. bars. Some stumble home after a night of drinking and raise a ruckus while neighbors are trying to sleep.

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