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Former Milwaukee Bucks star Michael Redd returns to Milwaukee

November 13, 2013

Former Milwaukee Bucks player Michael Redd returned to Milwaukee on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Redd visited the House of Peace, a Capuchin ministry, located at 1702 W. Walnut Ave., that serves Milwaukee’s working poor and chronically poor.  Michael Redd was very supportive of the House of Peace while he was a Milwaukee Buck.  He donated… [Read More]

Interfaith sponsors Mind, Body and Spirit Event for seniors

November 11, 2013

  Interfaith held its annual caregiver event on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Marquette Alumni Memorial Union. The workshops covered health areas such as Alzheimer’s disease, pain management, the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. The keynote speaker for the event was Marianne Muscott, Pastoral Psychotherapist of St. Ann’s Center. Interfaith is a non-profit agency that… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Press Club

November 11, 2013

The Milwaukee Press Club presented this year’s Hall of Fame Inductees on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Potawatomi Casino Ballroom. Pictured above are: David Zweifel, Jayne Jeffery, Nathan Conyers, Daniel Hanley, Jr., daughter of the late Wilmott Ragsdale, Tom Brochhausen, Gene Mueller and Bob Reitman. Louvenia Johnson and Wilmott Ragsdale were honored posthumously. Nathan Conyers… [Read More]

Times co-founder, Louvenia Johnson, inducted into Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame

November 11, 2013

The Milwaukee Press Club held its 34th Annual Media Hall of Fame dinner on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Potawatomi Casino Ballroom. This event honored individuals who have made great contributions to print and broadcast journalism. Mrs. Louvenia Johnson (inset), co-founder of the Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper was inducted at the event.  Johnson established… [Read More]

Seaway Bank hosts pastors reception to say, “Thanks”

November 11, 2013

Seaway Bank and Trust Company Milwaukee Branch, 2102 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, hosted a Pastors Reception on Monday, October 28. 2013. The purpose of the reception, according to Seaway Milwaukee Branch’s Senior Vice President Tracy Meeks, was the bank’s way of “saying thanks for working with us.” More than 35 pastors attended Seaway Bank’s… [Read More]

Children’s Hospital and Marquette College of Nursing celebrate opening of new community health clinic

October 21, 2013

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Marquette University College of Nursing to open a Community Health Clinic on Friday, September 27, 2013. The clinic will serve a neighborhood that has few primary care options. The facility will serve pediatric patients from birth to 19 years of age and their… [Read More]

Brick-by-brick: revitalizing Martin Luther King Drive

October 21, 2013

By: Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times Since 2001, the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation (MLK-EDC) has received allocations of more than $25.3-million in Affordable Housing tax credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) to either develop or co-develop the King Drive Commons Development located in the 2700 block… [Read More]

Sen. Larson: State surplus stolen from classrooms across Wisconsin

October 21, 2013

The Wisconsin state Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson released a statement on Monday, October 14, 2013, on the pilfering of education dollars from classrooms across Wisconsin for the governor’s political talking points. “Wisconsin’s increase in reserves can only be attributed to the fact that the state has made historic cuts to education spending for Wisconsin… [Read More]

State of Wisconsin ends fiscal year with nearly $760-million surplus

October 21, 2013

$153-million deposit into the state’s rainy day fund is the largest ever The Department of Administration State Controller’s Office released its Annual Fiscal Report on Monday, October 14, 2013, showing a surplus of $759.2-million as of the end of the fiscal year.  This is $274.5-million higher than the balance of $484.7-million projected in the January… [Read More]

Waukesha Branch NAACP hosts 29th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

October 21, 2013

The Waukesha Branch NAACP members hosted their 29th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner at the Brookfield Suites on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The 29th annual dinner theme was “We Shall Not Be Moved.” The keynote speaker was NAACP Washington Bureau Senior Vice President for Policy & Advocacy/Director Hilary O. Shelton, who spoke eloquently and succinctly on… [Read More]