National and Local News

Bombs kill three and injure 176 at the Boston Marathon

April 22, 2013

President Obama and Mass. Gov. Patrick take center stage in what is being called a terrorist attack Two bombs exploded nearly simultaneously and approximately 100 yards apart during Monday’s Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 176, including 17 who were critically injured. Physicians amputated 10 individuals’ severely wounded limbs. One of the three persons killed… [Read More]

‘Heal the Hood’ campaign working to build a brighter future

April 22, 2013

Pastors United has continued to meet on Thursdays to dialogue and discuss where they are in the community and what concerns need to be addressed in the Milwaukee area and within the congregations. At last Thursday’s meeting, was a young man, Ajamou Butler, who presented to the audience his viewpoint on how young people in… [Read More]

Lincoln Park Community Center holds block grant meeting

April 22, 2013

The Lincoln Park Community Center, Inc., 2820 W. Stark Street, held its Community Development Block Grant Community Meeting on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Presenters at this monthly meeting were: Mrs. Rhulene Artis and Charlotte Litzens of the Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Educational Teachers. They made a presentation on popcorn; the different kinds, kernel sizes, how to… [Read More]

Celebrate Arbor Day at Boerner Botanical Gardens

April 22, 2013

Get a tree for free and help make the world a more beautiful place Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI, welcomes visitors to celebrate Arbor Day with 3rd grade students from Longfellow Elementary School and local dignitaries on Friday, April 26, 2013, 10 a.m.–noon.  Over 135 years ago, J. Sterling Morton founded… [Read More]

Louisiana parish bans sagging pants

April 22, 2013

By Krystal Crossman Fashion is an ever-changing industry. A style that is hot to wear one week may be old news the next. Some fashions, such as bellbottom jeans, even make a comeback years after they have gone out of style.  One style that isn’t getting much support these days is sagging pants. Residents in… [Read More]

SDC welcomes new commissioners

April 22, 2013

The Social Development Commission (SDC) has six newly elected members for its Board.  Milwaukee County residents participated in the SDC Board Elections held Friday, April 12. Residents selected six persons to represent the low-income community on the 18-person Board that helps draw up and implement policy for SDC.  The other twelve members of the Board… [Read More]

Rep. Barnes co-authors redistricting reform legislation

April 22, 2013

State Representative Mandela Barnes on Thursday, April 11, 2013 announced with his 13 fellow freshman democratic representatives a bill to reform the process of legislative boundary redistricting. Current law requires that the majority party in both the Assembly and Senate redraw district boundaries every ten years, taking place after the census. This proposal would create… [Read More]

Hi-Mount School students are ‘Present to Learn’

April 21, 2013

Hi-Mount Community School has embraced a school wide attendance program entitled Present to Learn. The program is designed after the game Bingo. Each day when all students are present, the class will post a letter from the phrase “Present to Learn.” The school is proud to announce that Mrs. Seewald’s third graders from room 14… [Read More]

Ald. Murphy: ‘They’re kicking us when we’re down’

April 15, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times On April 8, 2013, Mayor Tom Barrett along with the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters and several elected officials from city government, including the majority of the Common Council members, gathered at city hall to hold a press conference voicing their concerns over Governor Walker’s proposal to… [Read More]

Being good at what you do = success

April 15, 2013

Bezelee Martin, 83, an entrepreneur since the age of 14, knows well the formula for becoming a successful businessman. Martin spoke to a class of students Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Vincent High School who are participants with Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization, which teaches financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial skills to young people,… [Read More]