Mayor Tom Barrett Archives

Milwaukee Mayor Barrett hosts annual picnic at the zoo

August 29, 2019

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Mayor Tom Barrett hosted his annual ‘Zoo Picnic’ fundraiser at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. The mayor hosted the event, which serves as a fundraiser for his campaign. More than 400 people from all areas of the city, of all ages and walks of life attended the… [Read More]

Milwaukee celebrates ’22nd Annual Garfield Days’

July 25, 2019

On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Garfield 502 Bar and Restaurant hosted the 22nd Annual Garfield Days Blues, Jazz, Gospel and Arts Festival on W. Garfield Ave. between N. 4th Street and N. 7th Street. Garfield Days is a vibrant annual celebration in the Bronzeville district. This year’s festival featured local music, food and activities. This… [Read More]

UNCF hosts 2019 Walk/Run for Education

July 18, 2019

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) hosted their annual Walk/Run for Education at Veterans Park on the lakefront. The family friendly 5K (3.1 mile) walk and certified run is a major fundraising event for the the Milwaukee Chapter of UNCF. It has become an annual tradition with many of the… [Read More]

Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant celebrates 50 golden years

June 13, 2019

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Perkins family, along with close friends, family, community leaders, and many long-time customers celebrated the 50th golden anniversary of Milwaukee’s premier soul food institution, Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant. Originally founded in 1969 by Hilda and Willie Perkins, Sr. at 1943 W. Atkinson Ave., the first location became much too… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett hosts 2019 UNCF’s Masked Ball

March 21, 2019

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, Mayor Tom Barrett hosted the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Mayor’s Masked Ball at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The UNCF Masked Ball is one of Milwaukee’s signature fundraising galas and premier social events of the year. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and individuals, it brings together local… [Read More]

Milwaukee to host 2020 Democratic National Convention

March 14, 2019

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced Monday, March 11, 2019 that Milwaukee, WI, will host the Democratic National Convention on July 13-16, 2020. This is the first time the Democratic Party has held a national convention in the Midwest outside of Chicago since 1916. After a decade of Republican attacks on working people, labor unions,… [Read More]

Family receives the best holiday gift early: A new home

November 22, 2018

On October 31, 2018, new homeowners Monica and Rayford Jackson received congratulations and some small housewarming gifts from Mayor Tom Barrett and members of ACTS Housing following the couple’s purchase of a city-owned residence in the Harambee Neighborhood. From left to right: Ainsley Schley, ACTS; Priya Bhatia, ACTS; Deon Price, ACTS; daughter Mariel Jackson, Maria… [Read More]

Bader Philanthropies celebrates grand opening of new global headquarters

October 25, 2018

On Monday, October 22, 2018, Bader Philanthropies, one of Milwaukee’s largest foundations, celebrated the grand opening ribbon cutting of their brand new global headquarters in Milwaukee, at 3300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Drive. Rather than build a new skyscraper downtown, Bader Philanthropies opted to restore a historic building right in the 6th district, in… [Read More]

Milwaukee attorney defends police in Sterling Brown arrest, asks for dismissal of federal suit

August 31, 2018

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says no one benefits from ‘legal wrangling’ Milwaukee police officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks’ guard Sterling Brown during his arrest over a parking violation in January, a city attorney said Friday, contradicting the police chief and mayor who condemned the officers’ actions. Grant Langley… [Read More]

Riverworks officially opens new City Center

July 12, 2018

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the Riverworks Development Corporation (RDC) celebrated the grand opening of their Riverworks City Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new center is situated at 3334 N. Holton St., and contains office space and retail space in one location. Among the businesses already open include a new expanded Family Dollar… [Read More]