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Six Milwaukee alders encourage input on MPD chief's performance

Published June 3, 2020

Alds. Milele A. Coggs, Nikiya Dodd, Chantia Lewis, Russell W. Stamper, II, Ashanti Hamilton and Khalif J. Rainey issued a joint statement Wednesday afternoon noting that Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales will face a performance review with the Fire and Police Commission this month and encouraging the public to submit input.

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MPS, City of Milwaukee, Bucks launch Mentor Greater MKE

Published Jan. 9, 2019

The Milwaukee Bucks, City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) have officially launched a first-of-its-kind partnership - MENTOR Greater Milwaukee - to provide support to mentor organizations and programs across the city and to help meet the demand for quality mentors in Milwaukee.

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MPS & City of Milwaukee announce early childhood initiative

Published Nov. 1, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools, in collaboration with the City of Milwaukee, in conjunction with the Milwaukee Promise Zones, announced a new early childhood education initiative Thursday morning at Gwen T. Jackson School, 2121 W. Hadley St.

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Area aldermen work to bridge gaps that divide the region, one lunch at a time

Published April 11, 2018

Earlier this year, my former OnMilwaukee.colleague Aaron Perry, who is an alderman in Waukesha, wrote to say that he was "breaking bread" at an East Tosa restaurant with Tosa Alderman Bobby Pantuso, West Allis Alder Michael May and Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton. This time I went along.

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Neighbors seek designation for Isaac Nelson Building at Garden Homes

Published Aug. 9, 2017

According to some, the Isaac Nelson Building, 4416-20 N. 27th St., on the edge of Garden Homes, is in decent shape. But others would like to see it razed. That's why several neighbors are seeking temporary historic designation to halt demolition.

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Onyx Social Club & Restaurant surrenders licenses

Published Oct. 25, 2016

After a request from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, the operators of the Onyx Social Club & Restaurant voluntarily surrendered their alcohol and entertainment licenses on Monday.

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500 Fathers needed to stand up against violence in Milwaukee

Published June 15, 2016

Alderman Khalif J. Rainey is calling on Milwaukee fathers by the hundreds to attend a special news event on Friday, June 17 at Moody Park to make a commitment to helping end violence in Milwaukee. This event is part of Milwaukee's 500 Fathers initiative.

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Huge jump in carjacking exposes problems in juvenile justice system

Published June 9, 2016

In a carjacking incident last week, police arrested two 12-year-old boys, a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy. You don't have to be a public policy expert to see that the system is broken and it's going to take influence, power and money to get it fixed.

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Can Abele plan ease racial disparities in Milwaukee?

Published May 5, 2016

As the black community in Milwaukee has fallen further away from the American dream, we have heard lots of talk and seen little action in efforts to remake the landscape and solve some of these persistent problems. Abele hopes to change that.