National and Local News

Melinda Davenport joins WISN 12 news anchor team

February 26, 2014

WISN-TV announces Melinda Davenport as the new breaking news anchor on “WISN 12 News This Morning.” Beginning mid-March, Davenport will join Patrick Paolantonio and Marianne Lyles weekdays from 4:30-7 a.m. Davenport will bring the viewers of southeastern Wisconsin breaking news and trending stories from the WISN 12 breaking news desk. No stranger to cold weather,… [Read More]

Career Youth Development selects new executive director

February 26, 2014

Career Youth Development (CYD) is pleased to announce the hiring of a new executive director, Ms. Eva Spencer. Ms. Spencer is a United States Army veteran with experience as a program director, educator and counselor. Ms. Spencer possesses exceptionally strong academic credentials and a wealth of experience in both program/office administration and direct services to… [Read More]

Gregory Thornton leaving MPS

February 26, 2014

It was learned this week that Gregory Thornton, 59, who was selected superintendent of the Milwaukee Public School District in 2010 will be departing the district this summer to become superintendent of the Baltimore City Public Schools. The announcement was made Tuesday at a Baltimore elementary school where the School Commissioners were joined by Thornton… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee joins local health plans in hosting ‘Faith Leaders’ Forum on Health’

February 26, 2014

Mayor Barrett and Commissioner of Health welcome faith leaders for day of listening and collaborative discussion On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, Mayor Tom Barrett and Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker greeted more than 70 area faith leaders for the Faith Leaders’ Forum on Health. Hosted by Community Connect Health Plan and Children’s Community Health… [Read More]

First black congresswoman honored with postage stamp

February 15, 2014

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert On Friday, January 31, at 11:00 am, black elected officials and activists celebrated the legacy of Bed-Stuy native Shirley Chisholm, with the unveiling of a USPS forever stamp. The celebration and unveiling took place at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. Chisholm is the country’s first black congresswoman who later ran for president in 1972…. [Read More]

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]