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a.MKE: WMCS 1290 changes format, The Brewery wins a national award and Pope's farewell speech 2.27.13

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The City of Milwaukee's four-inch parking rule went into effect today at 5 a.m. Some city streets restrict parking on either side when snow reaches 4 inches to allow crews to clear the snow. Also, the city's Dept. of Public Works say there will be no garbage or recycling pick up today.

The redevelopment project at the former Pabst Brewing Co. was named one of the greenest  neighborhood's in the world yesterday. The Brewery was one out of three projects in the United States and one out of five in the world that won the highest designation for sustainable development practices from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Brewery was recognized for its 20 acres of development that includes preservation of historic buildings, diversity of project types, recycling of old materials and energy-efficient building strategies. Buildings in the site include UWM's Zilber School of Public Health, the Best Place pub, Brewery Point senior housing and The Brew Haus Inn & Suites set to open in April.

Pope Benedict XVI spoke of moments of joy and struggle Wednesday during his final public address from a stage set up in St. Peter's Square. Tens of thousands gathered in the square as he called for a renewal of faith and spoke of his own spiritual journey though eight years as leader of the worlds 1.2 billion Catholics.

WMCS 1290, Milwaukee's home for black talk radio, co-owned by former Packer Willie Davis, changed formats yesterday. WMCS has served the city's African-American radio audience for more than two decades with a variety of popular on-air hosts and personalities and an all-talk format. They were playing Elvis this morning.