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Ald. Murphy elected Council President Murphy expresses appreciation

February 15, 2014

I deeply appreciate and am greatly humbled by the trust and confidence entrusted in me by my colleagues. Today they elected me to serve as Common Council President, and in doing so gave me great responsibility not only in leading an esteemed body that I have proudly served for some 25 years, but also in… [Read More]

Strengths, experience reflected in changes in Common Council committee appointments

February 15, 2014

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Common Council President Michael J. Murphy announced a few changes to assignments for the seven standing committees of the Common Council, including one key appointment of a new committee chair. President Murphy has appointed Alderman Nik Kovac to succeed him as the new chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee…. [Read More]

Energy assistance goes to a neighborhood

February 15, 2014

Residents of Milwaukee’s Clarke Square neighborhood were able to access a valuable program thanks to a partnership between the Southside Organizing Committee and the Social Development Commission (SDC). Energy Assistance Program staff from SDC spent last Saturday, Febuary 8, 2014, at the Southside Organizing Committee’s offices on S. Layton. There they saw residents who were… [Read More]

Difference Makers receive well-deserved recognition

February 15, 2014

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs with Dr. Tito Izard, pictured accepting the Dr. James G. White 6th  District Difference Makers Organization award. Several residents, a block club and a community organization were honored on Thursday, January 30, 2014, during the 6th District town hall meeting by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs for making the district a great… [Read More]

Russell Stamper announces candidacy for vacant Hines aldermanic seat

February 15, 2014

Milwaukee County Supervisor Russell Stamper, II and several other individuals have declared their candidacy to represent the 15th aldermanic district recently vacated by Alderman Willie Hines, who took a job with the City Housing Authority. Vying to complete the unexpired term in Aldermanic District 15 are: County Supervisor Eyon Biddle Sr., Deshea Agee and Patricia… [Read More]

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Milwaukee Chapter holds centennial celebration

January 23, 2014

Members of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Milwaukee Chapter held their 100th year Centennial Celebration on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, which was hosted by the Delta XI Sigma Chapter Planning Committee Brothers. Participating in the celebration and pictured here are: Boyce Velazquez, Claude Williams, Jr., Greg Griffin, Deander Taylor, Jeffray… [Read More]

The safety of Milwaukee’s citizens should not be undercut

January 23, 2014

By Urban Media News Deadly violence in Milwaukee streets disrupts communities in every corner of the city. Families who have lost loved ones to senseless violence have cried out to law enforcement and local officials demanding help. According to Forbes Magazine, Milwaukee is the 10th most dangerous city in the United States, with a crime… [Read More]

ACLU of Wisconsin pleased that Sheboygan Falls lifted suspension on basketball players

January 23, 2014

On Friday, January 17, 2014, Sheboygan Falls School District officials lifted a suspension that had been imposed on two basketball players, the Sheboygan Falls News reported. Jordan and Juwaun Jackson, who attend Sheboygan Falls High School, were suspended from a basketball game because officials believed they displayed gang signs in a photo published in a… [Read More]

Fellowships, student loan forgiveness programs part of new Nurses for Wisconsin initiative

January 23, 2014

Four University of Wisconsin System nursing programs are offering new fellowship and loan forgiveness programs to encourage nurses to pursue doctoral degrees or postdoctoral training and assume nurse educator positions in Wisconsin. The overall goal is to address the nursing faculty shortage. The $3.2 million Nurses for Wisconsin initiative — funded through a UW System… [Read More]

Free tax preparation service begins

January 23, 2014

Preparation of state and federal taxes by a Milwaukee organization has begun helping the public for another tax season The Milwaukee Asset Building Coalition and the Social Development Commission (SDC) are again doing taxes for free for Milwaukee County residents. The tax services are offered at no charge so eligible residents can get all of… [Read More]