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Summer is a prime time for home ownership dreams to become reality.
Each year the federal government kicks off National Home ownership Month in the summer, and this year the theme is “Preserving the Dream.”
“Home ownership Month is a time to reaffirm the important role that ‘home’ plays for our families and the neighborhoods where they live,” said Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.
“Owning a home has historically been the principal vehicle for Americans to build equity, start businesses, put kids through college, and retire with comfort and dignity.
After all …
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MILWAUKEE –Brewers Community Foundation dedicated a new baseball diamond at Sherman Park (3000 N. Sherman Blvd.) on Saturday, JUNE 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
Brewers players Rickie Weeks and Khris Davis did join Brewers alum Larry Hisle and Executive Director – Brewers Community Foundation Cecelia Gore in the ribbon- cutting ceremony.
Over the years, the Sherman Park baseball diamond had fallen into disrepair, making it unsuitable for organized play and leaving neighborhood youth with fewer positive activities to occupy their time.
Thanks to the efforts of organizations like Brewers Community Foundation, the newly-remodeled …
Local Residents Will Have Jobs at Northwestern Mutual Site
On Monday Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett shared details on a new workforce development program aimed at connecting Milwaukee residents with construction jobs at the new Northwestern Mutual building site and at other construction jobs in the community.
Using $500,000 in funds from the Northwestern Mutual Tax Incremental District, the city has engaged the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP/BIG STEP) to lead the training and placement activities.
The Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) will also play a significant role.
City departments and members of the …
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin – June 10, 2014) Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) held their 11th Annual African American Walk for Quality of Health on Saturday, June 7th with over 200 participants. Mayor Tom Barrett is shown in the above photo leading the walkers on the 2.3 mile event. The Mayor recently announced his Walk 100 Miles With the Mayor campaign, which promotes a healthier Milwaukee through increasing physical activity. During the program at the end of the Walk, the Mayor noted how he was able to log 5,600 steps on …
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As Men’s Health Month is celebrated nationwide, Eric Von, founder of the online health and wellness website, Brain Brawn & Body, (www.brainbrawnbody.com) along with partner organization Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, will join Mayor Tom Barrett, other city leaders and healthcare community stakeholders to proclaim the month of June as Men’s Health Month. 2014 marks the second year of this recognition.
The objective is to raise awareness among African American men about health issues that disproportionately impact them and their families.
Von says, “All men can benefit from this awareness.
But African American men are …
Homeless families get a fresh start in empowering and green environment
(Milwaukee) – Heartland Housing proudly announced the grand opening of Maskani Place, a 37-unit, $10 million housing community for Milwaukee families that were previously living in shelters, homeless or at risk of homelessness.
“Maskani Place provides high-quality, affordable, permanent housing for families affected by poverty that previously had to search monthly, weekly, or even daily for a place to sleep,” said Michael Goldberg, Executive Director of Heartland Housing, a division of Heartland Alliance.
“With the security of living at Maskani, residents can …
By Cassandra Lans
Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs stated that the judge made the right call on the “Voter ID” law.
Great news this week for untold thousands of Wisconsin voters as U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman has rejected the photo identification requirements of the state’s “Voter ID” law.
Judge Adelman ruled the requirements would unfairly burden poor and minority voters, who would be disenfranchised because of the cost and difficulty of obtaining documents needed to apply for a state photo ID that would allow them to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
The Social Development Commission continues to provide solutions to the challenges faced by the thousands of low-income residents of Milwaukee County… that was the message at the April Community Brainstorming Conference Forum.
Members of the Social Development Commission (SDC) Board and CEO George Hinton outlined agency activities for participants at the monthly gathering held at St. Matthew C.M.E. Church. Board Chair Gerard Randall outlined challenges that the agency has faced and adapted to during the past year.
He said that SDC has used those challenges to refine and refocus its efforts.
Among recent …
As part of the City’s annual Project Clean & Green (PCG), Mayor Tom Barrett will work with a Department of Public Works Sanitation crew to help pick up unwanted furniture, household items, mattresses and more on Monday, April 21st, 2014.
Project Clean & Green background: Residents within an assigned PCG zone (seven zones total) can place their bulky trash items at their regular collection site – either the curb or alley line – on their regular collection day. DPW crews will pick up these items at no charge to the resident.
Says he is pleased with City of Milwaukee initiative to fill holes, create jobs
Supervisor Russell Stamper II said this week he is pleased that the City of Milwaukee is moving forward with an initiative that will create jobs and fix potholes in our city.
“After a brutal winter, potholes have left streets in the City of Milwaukee crippled and quite hazardous,” Stamper said.
“They are endangering citizens and their vehicles. The repair of city streets must be a priority not only because of the danger but because bad streets affect the perception …