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By Graham Kilmer
Spirits were high at a chilly groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Walnut Way Conservation Corporation, a local Milwaukee nonprofit organization, on Thursday January, 22.
The groundbreaking ceremony was for a commercial development project called The Innovation and Wellness Commons to be located at the corner of North Ave. and 16th St. Mayor Tom Barrett and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch were in attendance and spoke at the ceremony.
The Commons is a $6 million development project aimed at the economic, social, and environmental revitalization of the North Ave. commercial corridor from 12th …
By Karen Stokes
Even though Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 86th birthday was on Jan. 15, his birthday is observed as a national holiday on the third Monday in January. Milwaukee has celebrated the King Holiday since 1984. The holiday is widely known as a day of service. The city offered a variety of events for the community to volunteer and enjoy.
The day started with the 18th annual YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee breakfast. Approximately 500 guests including community leaders and politicians Mayor Tom Barrett and Governor Scott Walker were in attendance …
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It’s been nearly ten years since I launched the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative to improve the well-being of our children by promoting responsible fatherhood.
Since 2005, it has connected more than 9,000 men to resources to better meet the emotional and financial needs of their children and families while improving their life outcomes.
The 9th annual Fatherhood Summit, which is a part of the Fatherhood Initiative, will take place Friday, Oct. 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Destiny Youth Plaza, 7210 N. …
On Monday, Oct. 13, Mayor Tom Barrett, Election Commissioner Neil Albrecht, and Milwaukee Public Library Director Paula Kiely discussed final preparation plans for the Nov. 4 General Election at the Villard Avenue Public Library.
“With the removal of voter ID as an unnecessary roadblock to a fair election, the city is now able to focus on some very important aspects of election administration and encouraging strong voter participation,” said Mayor Barrett.
“Voter registration is the first step to voting, and with the rapidly approaching deadline for open registration this coming Wednesday, we …
On Monday, Oct. 6, Mayor Barrett and members of the Milwaukee Common Council launched a social media campaign to help promote awareness of the new voter ID regulations needed for the upcoming November elections.
City officials unveiled The Voter ID Challenge, an initiative to encourage Milwaukee community leaders and residents to take to social media and show they have their photo ID and are ready to vote.
City officials will use social media networks, such as Twitter, to widely reach the public through a modern medium.
New legislation requiring voters to have valid …
By Ariele Vaccaro
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is encouraging Milwaukee residents of diverse backgrounds to apply for a number of new public employee positions, including police officers, police aides, and fire cadets.
The Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission looks to recruit thirty-five new policemen and women due to a combination of officers retiring and a request by the mayor to add 12 new positions to the force.
Police officers will have starting salaries of about $49,000 and a litany of benefits, including health care and a pension plan.
The city is also looking to …
Mayor Tom Barrett spoke out about Milwaukee’s various social issues within the community and seeks solutions. Issues include education, crime, employment, human trafficking and environment.
Education in Milwaukee has staggered, especially among those below the poverty line. According to the Milwaukee Public School Report Card released in 2013, poverty levels in MPS have increased by 11 percent in the past ten years.
“This is mostly because of the recent economic issues facing our country,” Mayor Barrett said. Mayor Barrett aims to rectify poverty by making public appearances at MPS and speaking to …
By Karen Stokes
Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced at a press conference July 24, after yet another shooting involving children in the city of Milwaukee, that there is going to be increased police presence in the area of 37th and Hadley Street.
According to Chief Flynn, the night of July 23, two children, a 10 and 11-yearold, were shot inside of a van.
Also riding in the van was their 25-year-old mother and seven children from the ages of two to 11. The driver was a 39-year-old male.