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Recombobulation Area: Reimagining the Stadium Freeway is a Big Deal for Milwaukee

May-06-2022

Milwaukee is one of the most segregated large metro areas in the nation. This continues to be one of our city’s top problems.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

TMJ4: Lifeguard Shortage Leaves Bradford Beach Unsupervised for the Third Year in a Row

May-06-2022

Summer is right around the corner and Bradford Beach is set to open Saturday for the season, however, there will be no lifeguards on duty due to staffing shortages. For the third year in a row, the beach will go unsupervised.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Nicholson Shuffles Board’s Leadership

May-03-2022

Marcelia Nicholson was recently re-elected Chair of the Milwaukee County Board on an unanimous vote, and has announced a slate of committee chairs for the board’s new session that scrambles the old leadership.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Independent: Memorial Bench Unveiled at Red Arrow Park to Honor Dontre Hamilton and Support Care for Mental Health

May-02-2022

The Dontre Hamilton Memorial Bench was unveiled to the public on “Dontre Day,” the annual event that honors him, at Red Arrow Park where it was installed at the site of his death.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

CBS 58: Bench Dedicated in Dontre Hamilton's Honor at Red Arrow Park

Apr-30-2022

Dozens of family and friends, elected officials and community activists gathered in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee Saturday, April 30 to dedicate a bench in honor of Dontre Hamilton.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Dontre Hamilton's Family Hopes His New Downtown Milwaukee Memorial Can Help Better the City

Apr-30-2022

A park bench in front of a downtown Starbucks is no longer a place of only sorrow for the family of Dontre Hamilton and a scar on the city of Milwaukee.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

TMJ4: Local Officials To Unveil Dontre Hamilton Memorial Bench, Plaque

Apr-29-2022

Local officials will be unveiling a memorial bench and plaque for Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park on Saturday. Hamilton was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer on April 30, 2014.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Milwaukee's Long-Closed Lake Park Footbridge On Pace To Reopen This Fall

Apr-22-2022

The long-closed Lake Park footbridge is expected to reopen this fall. "One thing I’m promising is we are going to have a big opening ceremony," said Milwaukee County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman, who represents the district that includes Lake Park.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WPR: Wisconsin Elected Officials, Health Groups Seek Stronger Standards To Reduce Air Pollution From Power Plants

Apr-20-2022

Elected officials in Milwaukee and Wisconsin health groups are pushing the Biden administration to strengthen federal air quality standards to reduce pollution from power plants, including two in southeastern Wisconsin.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Independent: County Supervisor Peter Burgelis Introduces Resolution Supporting the People of Ukraine

Apr-19-2022

After being sworn in on April 18, newly-elected County Supervisor Peter Burgelis introduced his first piece of legislation. The resolution supports the Ukrainian people and condemns the unprovoked aggression and war crimes committed by Russian Federation soldiers in Ukraine.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Independent: Marcelia Nicholson Unanimously Re-Elected As Chairwoman of Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Apr-19-2022

During a hybrid session, where some Supervisors attended in-person and others were sworn in virtually, Chairwoman Nicholson thanked her colleagues for their support and expressed optimism about the future.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Marcelia Nicholson Re-Elected Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman to Serve Second Term

Apr-18-2022

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson was elected Monday to another two-year term at the helm of the 18-member board.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Independent: Inauguration of Cavalier Johnson as City's 45th Mayor Opens a New Chapter For the Future of Milwaukee

Apr-14-2022

When City Clerk Jim Owczarski finished administering the Oath of Office at the April 13 inauguration ceremony, Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson officially became the first new Mayor of Milwaukee in almost two decades.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WISN: Cavalier Johnson Joins Historic Group of Milwaukee Black Leaders

Apr-13-2022

As the first Black person elected as mayor of Milwaukee, Cavalier Johnson joins a historic group of Black men chosen to lead

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: New Mayor Offers Upbeat Inaugural Address

Apr-13-2022

Mayor Cavalier Johnson proclaimed Milwaukee was entering a new chapter during his inauguration ceremony Wednesday morning. He touted a vision of improved public safety, more family-supporting jobs, improved government efficiency and better partnerships.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Crowley Signs Paid Parental Leave Bill

Apr-12-2022

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley signed legislation on Tuesday creating a paid parental leave policy for county employees after a birth or an adoption.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

FOX 6: Socialist Elected Milwaukee County Supervisor

Apr-07-2022

Some Milwaukee County voters on Tuesday, April 5 elected a second self-described socialist to serve on the Board of Supervisors.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: A Black Milwaukee Teen Wanted To Go To Skateland. Her Mother Says She Was Denied Entry Because She Is From Milwaukee

Apr-02-2022

Laney Anderson believes a decision to deny her daughter entry to Waukesha Skateland last weekend discriminated against the girl because she’s a Black teenager from Milwaukee.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: County Board Says Send In The Goats

Mar-31-2022

Milwaukee County Supervisor Jason Haas has successfully appropriated funds for the county to use goats to clear out invasive vegetation in the parks system.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Business Journal: Naming Rights, Food Trucks Among County Supervisors' Suggestions For Preserving Domes

Mar-30-2022

Discussions continue around the long-term sustainability of the Mitchell Park Domes, a popular Milwaukee tourist attraction at 524 S. Layton Blvd.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Business Journal: Huge Crowd, NBA Championship Trophy Help Celebrate 2022 40 Under 40 Winners

Mar-29-2022

It was quite a night at the Miller High Life Theatre in downtown Milwaukee as a big crowd of more than 600 people — and the NBA Championship trophy — packed the theater to celebrate the Milwaukee Business Journal's 2022 40 Under 40 award winners.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WISN: Milwaukee Teens Not Allowed In Waukesha Skating Rink

Mar-28-2022

A Waukesha skating rink is being accused of a discriminatory policy. A Milwaukee mother is outraged and hoping her experience prompts change.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

MSN: Milwaukee Teens Not Allowed In Waukesha Skating Rink

Mar-28-2022

A Waukesha skating rink is being accused of a discriminatory policy. A Milwaukee mother is outraged and hoping her experience prompts change.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Business Journal: 40 Under 40 Winners Speak Out on Drawing More Young Professionals to Milwaukee

Mar-24-2022

We asked our 40 Under 40 winners what it would take to draw more young professionals to our city. Their answers ranged from a new marketing campaign to a focus on improving diversity and inclusion in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

CBS 58: Milwaukee County Board Approves Paid Parental Leave Program For Employees

Mar-24-2022

Milwaukee County employees will now be eligible to receive paid parental leave. Milwaukee County Board members voted unanimously Thursday, March 24, to create the program.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

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