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By Jarett Fields
On Thursday, March 13 at 5:30pm the “Sustainable Communities” forum will take place in an effort to familiarize the community and the 15th district with candidates seeking to take over leadership there.
The post was recently vacated by Common Council President Willie Hines.
His leadership and commitment to the Milwaukee community will now be taken into his new position as Associate Director of the city’s Housing Authority.
As Common Council President, Hines brought consistent, smart, and thoughtful leadership to the post.
The next leader of the 15th Aldermanic District …
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In his first act as Common Council President, Alderman Michael J. Murphy has ordered a special election for the vacant seat in the 15th Aldermanic District, which was vacated by departing Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. If needed, a primary election will be held on April 1, with the special election to follow on April 29.
“It’s important that we move swiftly to find a new representative for the 15th District,” President Murphy said.
“The people of the 15th District deserve to have a voice representing their interests on the …
Mayor Tom Barrett announced last week Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr. will become the associate director of the Housing Authority.
Hines will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Housing Authority’s affordable housing portfolio.
He will report to secretary/ executive director of the Housing Authority Tony Perez.
“I appreciate the working relationship I have had with Common Council president Willie Hines.
Alderman Hines will now be tackling new challenges as the associate director of the Milwaukee Housing Authority,” Mayor Barrett said.
“Having served as Chair of the Milwaukee Housing Authority since 1997, …
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. …
By Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr.
The Common Council last month voted unanimously to oppose the proposed casino for the Kenosha area.
The reason that we voted as one in opposition to the new casino is that the project would cost Milwaukee a huge number of jobs.
At a time in which job creation and retention are the top priority at every level of government, it would be counter-productive to approve a project that may benefit some at the expense of thousands of other Wisconsin residents.
We are asking Governor Scott Walker …
Citing a need to improve public safety and positively impact property values, Governor Scott Walker this week announced a $2 million program to help the City of Milwaukee through the elimination of blighted properties. Governor Walker, Mayor Tom Barrett and a host of other city officials participated in a press conference announcing the program in the 2500 block of North 34th Street.
“We want to do our part to help,” Governor Walker said. The event drew many residents of the neighborhood, some of whom vocalized support of the program and its …
Westlawn Gardens receiving national attention for setting new standard for quality development
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee held its annual meeting this week, which included a celebration featuring Mayor Tom Barrett, awards for more than a dozen community partners, residents planting in a community garden, and the grand opening of the nationally-recognized Westlawn Gardens development. The meeting coincided with the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for development of the retail site at the southwest corner of W. Silver Spring Dr. and N. 60th St., which is …
By Cassandra Lans
On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 the U.S. attorney’s office made the decision to not charge three Milwaukee police officers involved with the arrest of Derek Williams who also died while in their custody.
The decision is a duplication of an earlier decision made by state prosecutors, which means that the officers have now been cleared of criminal wrongdoing at every level.
The officers, Richard Ticcioni, Jeffery Cline and Jason Bleichwehl, were also vindicated by two internal Police Department investigations.
These decisions are not sitting well with the African American community in …
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The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee was awarded with the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award for Public Housing by The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition for its redevelopment project at Westlawn Gardens during an awards ceremony today in Washington D.C. The national coalition recognized Westlawn Gardens as one of the seven best affordable housing developments in the country.
“I am very proud of the work the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee has done in the revitalization of the Westlawn Gardens neighborhood,” said Milwaukee Common Council President …
In response to the fatal shooting earlier this week in Washington Park, Milwaukee County Supervisor Russell Stamper II said, “I am deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic event and send my condolences to the family of 17 year- old Daniel Gardner. I will work to the best of my ability to increase and promote safety, anti-drug activity and crime prevention in my district and across the County. I will also work to promote neighborhood safety and to strengthen positive community partnerships.”
He continued, “Washington Park remains a great place for family and …