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Steering committee plans 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

January 15, 2014

The 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, coordinated by the MLK Steering Committee, will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Uihlein Hall and highlight our youth who interpreted Dr. King’s works through art, speech and… [Read More]

Meet the Mary Burke you may not know

January 15, 2014

While Mary Burke is a gubernatorial candidate, she is not a run-of-the-mill politician. Most politicians spend years, even decades, crafting an image for themselves through political posturing and making the right friends behind the scenes. Dreams of higher office often eclipse good ideas and positive fundamental change. That’s not Mary Burke. While some know her… [Read More]

City provides work opportunities for ex-offenders

January 15, 2014

On Friday, December 13, 2013, Mayor Tom Barrett and Wisconsin Community Service Associate Executive Director Clarence Johnson, joined workers who have participated in the WCS/Milwaukee Public Works partnership at the Department of Public Works Central Garage, located at 2142 W. Canal Street. The City of Milwaukee has worked with Wisconsin Community Services to provide jobs… [Read More]

Kohl’s and the Brewers Racing Sausages help make it a Merry Christmas

January 15, 2014

The Milwaukee Brewers Racing Sausages stopped by the Kohl’s store in Brookfield on 124th and North Ave., on December 17, 2013 to help spread some holiday cheer. Marlene Rappl from Wauwatosa was surprised by the Milwaukee Brewers Racing Sausages on Thursday, December 12 when it was revealed that she was the winner of a Kohl’s… [Read More]

Reid’s Golden Gate Funeral Home hold annual ‘Celebration of Love’

January 15, 2014

Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Mary Reid, founders and owners of Reid’s New Golden Gate Funeral Homes, held their Annual Christmas Dinner Celebration on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza located on South 13th street.  Family members, friends, pastors and church leaders from Chicago, Racine and Milwaukee were in attendance to salute and celebrate… [Read More]

Miller Lite “Free Rides” offered again this New Year’s Eve

January 15, 2014

Miller Lite is teaming up with Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), Waukesha Metro Transit and Beer Capitol Distributing to bring Miller Lite Free Rides to Milwaukee and Waukesha this New Year’s Eve. Free rides will be offered to passengers on all MCTS bus routes from 8:00 p.m. until the end of regular service and Metro… [Read More]

Milwaukee reports homicide total for 2013

January 14, 2014

Milwaukee reported 106 homicides in 2013 compared to 91 in 2012, a 16 percent increase. This is the first year since 2007 that homicides have surpassed 100 in a year. The 2013 total represents a 33 percent decline in homicides compared to 1990 and a 16 percent decrease since 2000. “Our nation’s cities are enduring… [Read More]

Hupy and Abraham teams with “SafeRide” to take drunk drivers off the road

December 26, 2013

Personal injury law firm is only sponsor of nation’s largest designated driver program Michael F. Hupy and Jason F. Abraham The Wisconsin-based law firm of Hupy and Abraham has joined the Tavern League of Wisconsin as the only sponsor of their “SafeRide Program” to reduce drunk driving and prevent the injuries incurred with it. The… [Read More]

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

November 21, 2013

The community can help ensure babies make it to their first birthday November is Prematurity Awareness Month. United Way of Greater Milwaukee is encouraging the community to get involved to help reduce the infant mortality rate, particularly in minority communities. As part of its health strategy, United Way has made reducing infant mortality a priority… [Read More]

George Zimmerman in trouble with the law again

November 21, 2013

Second domestic dispute in a year since being acquitted of killing Travon Martin; this time judge says ‘no more guns’ George Zimmerman’s latest mug shot. George Zimmerman walked out of jail Tuesday, November 19, 2013 after agreeing to give up his guns and wear an electronic monitor. Zimmerman, who had been acquitted earlier this year… [Read More]