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Alderman Hamilton invites residents to participate in vacant lot challenge

Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, in collaboration with Mayor Tom Barrett, is inviting Milwaukee residents to take part in the “Vacant Lot Challenge.” Participants will submit ideas for creating, improving, and activating a vacant lot, and the winning team will receive a $10,000 reimbursable grant for project implementation. A special public workshop about the project will be […]

Board approves Milwaukee Excellence Charter School proposal

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors on Thursday night voted to approve a proposal for the creation of Milwaukee Excellence Charter School. The vote means Milwaukee Public Schools can now negotiate to establish a non-instrumentality charter contract for the school, which would open in 2016-17. A location would be determined after the contract is negotiated. […]

Brady Corporation is hiring! Job fair Wednesday, Aug. 5th

Brady Corporation will be holding a job fair next week Wednesday, Aug. 5th, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its Good Hope Road facility in Milwaukee. Brady, a world leader in identification solutions and specialty materials, is hiring for machine operators, press operators, maintenance technicians, order pickers and packagers, and material handler/forklift drivers for […]

UEDA names new Executive Director

William Johnson retired from the Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin, Inc. (UEDA) in May, after serving as Executive Director for nine years. Bill will be greatly missed, but he has laid the foundation for UEDA’s future growth and community impact. UEDA’s Board of Directors is excited to announce that longtime UEDA Deputy Director of […]

Moody Park opening celebration August 20, 2015

Photo taken by a student at Auer Avenue School

The grand reopening celebration of Amani neighborhood’s Moody Park is August 20, 2015. This celebration is the culmination of more than twelve years of neighborhood efforts to revitalize this cherished park located at 22nd and Burleigh. The resident group, Amani United, is working closely with local organizations to provide children’s games, refreshments and entertainment beginning […]

Doors Open Milwaukee call for volunteers

Doors Open is quickly approaching and we need hundreds of volunteers for this year’s event. Volunteers play an incredible role in the event. As a volunteer, you would: Greet visitors at a building site entrance and briefly tell them what to expect at that particular site Track visitor attendance Distribute event program guides Stamp children’s building […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee receives large donation to extend summer programming and keep kids safe

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) today announced it received a $500,000 gift from longtime BGCGM supporter and former Senator Herb Kohl to extend its summer service schedule. The official announcement of the gift and the summer extension was made by Vincent Lyles, President & CEO of BGCGM, together with community leaders Edward Flynn, Chief […]

City of Milwaukee Health Department announces dates and locations for 15th annual back-to-school health fairs

With school season already around the corner, Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) have announced that the City’s 15th annual Back-to-School Health Fairs will be held Friday, Aug. 7, at North Division High School (1011 W. Center St.) and Friday, Aug. 14, at Bradley Tech High School (700 S. 4th […]

Local teens celebrate fifth anniversary of Wisconsin law barring indoor smoking

With the sun shining down on their smiling faces and a gentle breeze keeping them cool, members of FACT, Wisconsin’s youth-led tobacco prevention movement, gathered recently in front of Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the enactment of Wisconsin’s indoor smoking law. The teens, members of Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention […]