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The Milwaukee Common Council voted Tuesday to move forward a comprehensive redevelopment of Milwaukee Public Schools’ former Malcolm X Academy that would include a rigorous, college preparatory International Baccalaureate Middle Years school along with improved performance and athletic space for the community and a mixed use development.
The Common Council vote, which was required because the city owns MPS property, authorizes the sale under an expanded term sheet approved November 1 by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors.
The next step is to finalize the sale documents under the terms listed on …
The Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee today voted 5-0 to hold a resolution that would have allowed the sale of the former Malcolm X Academy property to move forward.
The proposed sale of the school property ( 2760 N. 1st St. ) to a development entity – approved by the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of School Directors – was held by the committee so that MPS can work with the Department of City Development and the City Attorney’s Office to provide additional details.
Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. …
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The Milwaukee Common Council on Wednesday gave its final blessing to a plan by Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. to redirect $1,000,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding from City of Milwaukee agencies directly to community organizations, initiatives and groups that support them.
Alderman Davis, the chair of the council’s Community and Economic Development Committee, said the reallocation is crucial to supporting programs that address the root causes of crime and violence in the city. “This isn’t a problem that is confined to any one neighborhood,” Alderman Davis said. “This is …
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It has been a busy couple of weeks for Milwaukee’s police department, the office of the medical examiner and the Mayor, beginning with the release of a video showing the death of Derek Williams who died last year in police custody.
On Tuesday, Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm, and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn held a joint press conference announcing illegal strip search charges being filed against four Milwaukee Police Officers, all from the 5th Police District, located on the northside of Milwaukee, a predominately African American area.
On a unanimous vote, the Milwaukee Common Council today passed a measure that urges Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the state legislature to restore shared revenue to 2002 levels, in light of an unexpected $126.6 million windfall in state tax collections.
For more than 90 years, the state shared revenue program has been a key component in helping municipalities statewide provide vital local services and property tax relief to residents. But over the past decade, municipalities have had to make due as Democratic and Republican administrations have cut more than $128.4 …
The Common Council this week approved creation of the Milwaukee Jobs Act -Transitional Jobs Program – a multifaceted effort to create employment opportunities for city young people and job seekers from areas of the city that have been particularly hard-hit economically.
Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, the primary sponsor of the legislation creating the Milwaukee Jobs Act, said he believes the initiative is a strong “initial step forward” in helping young Milwaukeeans connect with a strong and positive first employment experience, while addressing key neighborhood needs in the city.
“The Jobs Act programs are …
With legislation signed by Mayor Tom Barrett following a unanimous vote by Milwaukee’s Common Council, Growing Power, Inc., has been awarded $425,000 to build 150 hoop house gardens on vacant land within the city. The farms will be tended by beginning urban farmers, creating 150 new jobs that will be filled by unemployed people in Milwaukee.
Growing Power’s proposal, called “Growing Capacity for the Green Economy,” was made in February to Milwaukee’s African American Male Unemployment Task Force, whose mission is to work with community organizations and businesses to reduce joblessness …
By Lynda Jones
As we move forward into another year, a look into the top stories for Milwaukee desires a last look. For Milwaukee 2009 was a year of a few highs, some real lows and you decide on the rest.
The number one highlight that Milwaukee can finally celebrate was the Juneteenth Day legislation being signed into law in December of 2009. Wisconsin became the 32nd state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The announcement of the legislation brought out many community leaders who had worked on making this a reality …
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The following is a statement released by Common Council president Willie J.. Hines, Jr.
For several years, the State of Wisconsin and Milwaukee County have overseen and administered Early Childhood Education (ECE) in our city. This includes licensed group child care centers, licensed family child care centers and certified family daycares. The City of Milwaukee, as a government entity, has had essentially no role or responsibility in ensuring that regulated childcare settings are of the highest quality – not to mention safe – for our constituents and their children.
It is my …