Ald. Milele Coggs

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Harambee Art Alley Installation Event
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Harambee Art Alley Installation Event

The Harambee Art Alley is a beautiful new open-air art gallery space located at 243 E. Burleigh St.

Black Women’s Empowerment March is Saturday
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Black Women’s Empowerment March is Saturday

Black women participants are asked to wear all black clothing, participating men are asked to wear all green and other supporters are asked to wear red.

Pete’s Fruit Market Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
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Pete’s Fruit Market Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Long Fought for New grocery store set to open September 14

Council hearing set for DOJ draft report on MPD practices
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Council hearing set for DOJ draft report on MPD practices

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Council President Ashanti Hamilton

African drum and dance event in the park Sunday
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African drum and dance event in the park Sunday

The event will be a family friendly event.

Monday Keefe Avenue School will receive a special delivery thanks to the community
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Monday Keefe Avenue School will receive a special delivery thanks to the community

During the ‘Bronzeville Week Sleepover for Education’ the community came together to raise school supplies and monetary donations for Milwaukee Public Schools.

Saturday’s Art Walk offers colorful & fun cap to Bronzeville Week
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Saturday’s Art Walk offers colorful & fun cap to Bronzeville Week

There will also be a free trolley that will take people to the various Art Walk stops/locations.

Bronzeville Week home stretch means positive events and Art Walk
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Bronzeville Week home stretch means positive events and Art Walk

Bronzeville Week 2017 wraps up on Saturday, August 12 with food, fun exercise and blocks of art.

Bronzeville Week continues with wide range of events
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Bronzeville Week continues with wide range of events

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Child’s shooting death a loss to the entire community
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Child’s shooting death a loss to the entire community

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs - July 24, 2017

Skyline Music series starting this week
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Skyline Music series starting this week

FREE summer concert series kicks off Tuesday

Community enhancement one block, one area at a time
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Community enhancement one block, one area at a time

Event on Monday to announce blight removal effort at 9th and Ring

Unique ARCH pilot program gets Council approval
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Unique ARCH pilot program gets Council approval

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

“We Got This” work initiative starts its 2017 session Saturday
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“We Got This” work initiative starts its 2017 session Saturday

This will be the fourth year of the work initiative.

City creates employee safety email account
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City creates employee safety email account

Action is related to fatal March shooting of city DNS inspector

Groundbreaking Celebrates Re-emergence of Black Holocaust Museum, Bronzeville
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Groundbreaking Celebrates Re-emergence of Black Holocaust Museum, Bronzeville

Maures Development Group and J. Jeffers & Co. will be redeveloping the Garfield School into 30 affordable apartments.

Alderwoman Coggs to host Bucks jobs informational session March 9 at Hillside
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Alderwoman Coggs to host Bucks jobs informational session March 9 at Hillside

Event will feature information about construction jobs, other positions

Recognition is well-deserved for 6th District Difference Makers
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Recognition is well-deserved for 6th District Difference Makers

“That selfless attitude and generosity of spirit and energy is what the Difference Makers Award is all about...”

Riverworks selected for 2017 Mini Block Build MKE
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Riverworks selected for 2017 Mini Block Build MKE

During the Mini Block Build, volunteers and community partners will come together to enhance – for free – several homes via small repairs, as well as beautification and landscaping projects.

Register now for the MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit
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Register now for the MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit

The summit will take place on Saturday, Jan 28 at the Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee.

Nationally-known peace activist Erica Ford to appear at public, free session on Friday
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Nationally-known peace activist Erica Ford to appear at public, free session on Friday

Erica Ford is the founder and CEO of LIFE Camp, Inc.

Community meeting on Saturday to discuss lead service line proposal
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Community meeting on Saturday to discuss lead service line proposal

News release from Alds. Milele A. Coggs, Russell W. Stamper, II and Khalif J. Rainey

RFP for new mixed-use MLK Library
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RFP for new mixed-use MLK Library

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs said the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) has issued a Request for Proposal from qualified firms looking to partner on a mixed-use development of a new Martin Luther King branch library at 310 W. Locust St.

Bronzeville Week celebration set for August 5 – 12, 2017
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Bronzeville Week celebration set for August 5 – 12, 2017

Each August since its inception, Bronzeville Week has gained momentum and has attracted noticeably larger crowds to a series of performances and events.

Harambee Community Market finale at Rose Park is Saturday
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Harambee Community Market finale at Rose Park is Saturday

The Harambee Community Market will make its final appearance of the season at Rose Park tomorrow.

Ald. Coggs introduces file to generate discussion of Sylville Smith case
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Ald. Coggs introduces file to generate discussion of Sylville Smith case

The death of Mr. Smith, 23, sparked civil unrest and prompted an emergency curfew order for those under age 18.

Special job and info session set for next week
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Special job and info session set for next week

The event will provide important information about carpenter apprentice, carpenter helper, laborer apprentice and other skilled construction trades positions.

Pancakes & Poetry, Art Walk and youth talent event to close out Bronzeville Week
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Pancakes & Poetry, Art Walk and youth talent event to close out Bronzeville Week

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites the public to see what the event’s final two days have in store.

Cool Aid & Canvases and Paint-N-Sip top Bronzeville Week schedule through Friday
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Cool Aid & Canvases and Paint-N-Sip top Bronzeville Week schedule through Friday

Bronzeville Week 2016 is hitting its midpoint with some excellent arts and culture, education, and socially-enriching events and activities on the way through Friday, August 12. A look at the schedule today through tomorrow – Friday, August 12: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites the public to a great children’s art event – Cool Aid & Canvases – which […]

Bronzeville Week events include art, theater, entrepreneurship breakfast, home run derby and softball championship
Bronzeville Week 2016 kickoff news conference set for Thursday
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Bronzeville Week 2016 kickoff news conference set for Thursday

Cultural and Arts Festival, HaRUNbee 5K Walk/Run to highlight first day of family-oriented week of celebration in Bronzeville

Summer of Peace Youth Rally is Friday
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Summer of Peace Youth Rally is Friday

At 10:30 a.m., the SOP community parades will depart from 5th and Locust and 9th and Ring and will march to Martin Luther King Peace Place.

Ald. Coggs invites residents to Garfield Avenue Blues, Jazz, Gospel & Arts Festival
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Ald. Coggs invites residents to Garfield Avenue Blues, Jazz, Gospel & Arts Festival

The festival takes place TOMORROW (Saturday, July 16), from noon until 8:00 p.m

“We Got This” enters third summer of mentorship
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“We Got This” enters third summer of mentorship

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Jazz in the Hood raises awareness for bone marrow and blood donations
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Jazz in the Hood raises awareness for bone marrow and blood donations

The event is a continuation of the #BronzevilleSummer series and will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on N. 4th St. between W. North Ave. and W. Garfield Ave.

Deadline for Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest is one month away
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Deadline for Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest is one month away

The contest encourages students to put into words what the concept of “freedom” means to them and how they can combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination, and violence in the world today.

Juneteenth festivities mark start of #BronzevilleSummer series
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Juneteenth festivities mark start of #BronzevilleSummer series

It's an entire season of events appealing to lovers of music, art, food, culture and fun

International Stop the Violence Prayer Walk is Saturday
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International Stop the Violence Prayer Walk is Saturday

Participants will assemble beginning at 11 a.m. at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, 2375 N. 4th St., with the prayer walk set to begin at noon.

Funding for Bronzeville project is good news for museum
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Funding for Bronzeville project is good news for museum

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs May 3, 2016

Diverse coalition voices support for Alderman Hamilton as Council President
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Diverse coalition voices support for Alderman Hamilton as Council President

A diverse group of newly-elected and newly re-elected members of the Milwaukee Common Council today voiced their support for Alderman Ashanti Hamilton to serve as the next Common Council President.

Honorary street signage to be installed in honor of Dr. James White
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Honorary street signage to be installed in honor of Dr. James White

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents to join her and WestCare Wisconsin in honoring the life and work of Dr. James G. White tomorrow

New King Drive business to hold open house celebration
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New King Drive business to hold open house celebration

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

FPC will hold community meeting Tuesday about MPD body cameras
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FPC will hold community meeting Tuesday about MPD body cameras

The Fire and Police Commission has scheduled a public meeting in the 6th District tomorrow (Tuesday, September 29) to receive public testimony regarding the implementation and use of body worn cameras by Milwaukee police officers.

Nominate someone for a 6th District Landscape Award
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Nominate someone for a 6th District Landscape Award

Nominations are due by the close of business on Monday, September 21.

Police need information about fatal hit-and-run
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Police need information about fatal hit-and-run

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs August 7, 2015

Bronzeville Week returns to celebrate the past, present and future of key Milwaukee district
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Bronzeville Week returns to celebrate the past, present and future of key Milwaukee district

First approved by the Common Council in 2013, Bronzeville Week 2015 will run from August 1 to August 8.

Help needed to solve teens’ homicides
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Help needed to solve teens’ homicides

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs July 23, 2015

Big cat sighting not cleared – please be cautious
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Big cat sighting not cleared – please be cautious

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs July 22, 2015

“We got this” work initiative starts 2015 run Saturday
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“We got this” work initiative starts 2015 run Saturday

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is reminding the community that the “We got this” work and mentoring initiative for boys ages 12 to 16 gets underway tomorrow (Saturday, June 13) at 8 a.m. at N. 9th St. and W. Ring.

Alderwoman Coggs launches 7th Annual Freedom Essay Scholarship Contest
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Alderwoman Coggs launches 7th Annual Freedom Essay Scholarship Contest

The deadline for the scholarship is Friday, August 7, 2015

Bronzeville Week celebration now set for August 1 – 8
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Bronzeville Week celebration now set for August 1 – 8

Culture, history, art, commerce, and community and culture rooted in a rich urban tradition will be celebrated August 1 – 8, 2015.

Difference Makers receive well-deserved recognition
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Difference Makers receive well-deserved recognition

2014 Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Award winners.

Difference Makers to be recognized at 6th District town hall meeting
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Difference Makers to be recognized at 6th District town hall meeting

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will announce the recipients of the 2014 Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Awards during tomorrow’s 6th District town hall meeting.

Through the riots, see the pain, and learn from the lessons of Ferguson
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Through the riots, see the pain, and learn from the lessons of Ferguson

Joint statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Open Records Request filed to provide Red Arrow Park answers
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Open Records Request filed to provide Red Arrow Park answers

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs September 30, 2014

News Conference: Ald. Coggs, President Murphy invite residents to foreclosure prevention session
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News Conference: Ald. Coggs, President Murphy invite residents to foreclosure prevention session

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Council members call for calm, reason following shooting in Harambee
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Council members call for calm, reason following shooting in Harambee

News release from Alds. Milele A. Coggs and Ashanti Hamilton

Winners of scholarship contest express their love of freedom
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Winners of scholarship contest express their love of freedom

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Job fair information from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs
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Job fair information from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents to attend the WRTP / BIG STEP Community Jobs and Resource Event

Neighborhood walkthrough invitation from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs
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Neighborhood walkthrough invitation from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites neighbors from the area surrounding N. 24th St. and W. Keefe Ave for a neighborhood walk.

From Ferguson to Milwaukee (and beyond): Broken Hearts, Broken Trust, Broken System
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From Ferguson to Milwaukee (and beyond): Broken Hearts, Broken Trust, Broken System

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs - August 21, 2014

Bronzeville Week capped off tomorrow with Art Walk featuring local artists
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Bronzeville Week capped off tomorrow with Art Walk featuring local artists

The Art Walk takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Busy and festive opening weekend on tap for Bronzeville Week 2014
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Busy and festive opening weekend on tap for Bronzeville Week 2014

Festival launches week-long celebration in Bronzeville

Bronzeville Week 2014 offers enrichment for the mind, body and soul
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Bronzeville Week 2014 offers enrichment for the mind, body and soul

Festival set for first day of family-oriented and fun week of events in Bronzeville

Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee to hear communication file on status of city-owned vacant lots
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Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee to hear communication file on status of city-owned vacant lots

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee will hear from the Department of City Development today about the quantity, status of and future plans for Milwaukee’s city-owned vacant lots.

Alderwoman Coggs to be honored at inaugural Harambee Community Banquet
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Alderwoman Coggs to be honored at inaugural Harambee Community Banquet

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will be the recipient of the first-ever Dr. James G. White Human Service Award

“Season One: Performance Showcase @ The ARTery” features day of live acts
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“Season One: Performance Showcase @ The ARTery” features day of live acts

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Council makes it official: 2nd annual Bronzeville Week to celebrate arts, history and community
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Council makes it official: 2nd annual Bronzeville Week to celebrate arts, history and community

Milwaukee’s Bronzeville will again take center stage as a destination for art, entertainment, history and culture when the 2nd annual Bronzeville Week is held August 2 – August 9.

Alderwoman Coggs invites residents to participate in Juneteenth festivities
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Alderwoman Coggs invites residents to participate in Juneteenth festivities

Milele A. Coggs invites residents to take part in the Juneteenth Day festivities scheduled for tomorrow, June 19, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Milwaukeeans invited to 3rd  annual  “Heal the Hood” event
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Milwaukeeans invited to 3rd annual “Heal the Hood” event

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents who are concerned by the recent increase in violence and crime to attend the third annual “Heal the Hood” block party.

Red Arrow Park shooting update on Public Safety Committee agenda tomorrow
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Red Arrow Park shooting update on Public Safety Committee agenda tomorrow

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs announced that she has requested an update from the Milwaukee Police Department and the Fire and Police Commission regarding the officer involved shooting in Red Arrow Park last month.

Alderwoman Coggs is scheduling neighborhood walkthroughs
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Alderwoman Coggs is scheduling neighborhood walkthroughs

Within a few weeks, Alderwoman Coggs will be starting her annual series of neighborhood walkthroughs with other city staff to meet with residents, hear about their concerns and see problems firsthand

Common Council to vote on measure condemning abduction of Nigerian girls
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Common Council to vote on measure condemning abduction of Nigerian girls

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Ald. Coggs Reminder: Please support measure condemning abduction of Nigerian girls
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Ald. Coggs Reminder: Please support measure condemning abduction of Nigerian girls

Tomorrow, the Milwaukee Common Council will take up a resolution condemning the abduction of several hundred Nigerian girls and asking U.S. and foreign officials to pursue their release from captivity.

Common Council to vote on measure condemning abduction of Nigerian girls
Neighborhood meeting remidner from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs
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Neighborhood meeting remidner from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Reminder: area residents are invited to attend a neighborhood meeting tonight at the Department of Natural Resources (2300 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.) at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the application for a Class A Fermented Malt Beverage Retailer's License for Palmer Street Food, located at 200 E. Center St.

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs
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News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Organized rides, safety demonstrations and an awareness rally will kick off the city’s inaugural Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week, which was officially designated as a city event in legislation sponsored by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs last year

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs
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News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will introduce a Common Council resolution condemning the abduction of as many as 234 Nigerian school girls by a terrorist group last month in Nigeria. Alderwoman Coggs said the abduction has ignited outrage across the globe and “is an appallingviolation of basic human rights.” She said reports from Nigeria indicate the […]

Federal judge makes right call on “Voter ID” law
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Federal judge makes right call on “Voter ID” law

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs April 29, 2014

Alderwoman Coggs Seeks Student Essays on Freedom
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Alderwoman Coggs Seeks Student Essays on Freedom

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs today launched the 6th Annual Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest for 2014.

Diverse Array of Local Artwork to be featured during Gallery Night and Day
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Diverse Array of Local Artwork to be featured during Gallery Night and Day

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs said two Gallery Night exhibits tonight (April 25) and Saturday (April 26) in the 6th District will showcase artistic talent and expression across topics and media.

MEDIA ADVISORY – Alderwoman Coggs hosting Black History Month Read-In tomorrow
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MEDIA ADVISORY – Alderwoman Coggs hosting Black History Month Read-In tomorrow

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19

Difference makers receive well-deserved recognition
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Difference makers receive well-deserved recognition

Several residents, a block club and a community organization were honored during last night’s 6th District town hall meeting by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

Difference Makers to be recognized at 6th District town hall meeting
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Difference Makers to be recognized at 6th District town hall meeting

Residents will also have the opportunity to celebrate the neighbors that have helped make the district a great place to live.

3rd annual MKE Business Now Summit Tackles Entrepreneurship and Job Creation
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3rd annual MKE Business Now Summit Tackles Entrepreneurship and Job Creation

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is again sponsoring the MKE Business Now entrepreneurship summit on Saturday, January 25.

Nominations sought for 2013 Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Awards
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Nominations sought for 2013 Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Awards

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs established the Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Awards to recognize those residents and organizations that work diligently to improve and strengthen the quality of life for themselves, their neighborhood and the City of Milwaukee.

Meeting To Focus on Potential Development Opportunities in Bronzeville
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Meeting To Focus on Potential Development Opportunities in Bronzeville

News Release from Alderwoman Milele Coggs

Malcolm X sale holds great potential for neighborhood
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Malcolm X sale holds great potential for neighborhood

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs November 26, 2013

Workshops and key agencies on tap for tomorrow’s Housing Resource Fair
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Workshops and key agencies on tap for tomorrow’s Housing Resource Fair

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is inviting city residents to attend a housing resource fair tomorrow (Saturday, November 9) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at LaFollette School, located at 3239 N. 9th St.

Council approves Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week
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Council approves Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week

The Common Council today approved a resolution establishing Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week in Milwaukee every year during the first week in May.

Expressions of freedom net scholarships for Milwaukee youth
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Expressions of freedom net scholarships for Milwaukee youth

Each winner receives a $500 scholarship award.

Bronzeville Week all about celebrating the past, present and future of key Milwaukee district
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Bronzeville Week all about celebrating the past, present and future of key Milwaukee district

Art, history, commerce, community and culture rooted in a rich urban tradition comes together starting Saturday, August 17 as the inaugural Bronzeville Week kicks off in Milwaukee, hosted by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

Schedule of daily events released for Bronzeville Week
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Schedule of daily events released for Bronzeville Week

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is pleased to release the official daily schedule of events for the inaugural Bronzeville Week celebration - August 17 - 24, 2013

Skyline Music series starts today
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Skyline Music series starts today

New amphitheater debuts this evening as FREE summer concert series kicks off

Council votes against food seller’s license for Dollar Tree
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Council votes against food seller’s license for Dollar Tree

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs July 2, 2013

New legislation targets predatory schools, protects students
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New legislation targets predatory schools, protects students

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs June 11, 2013

Alderwoman Coggs will join rally Saturday morning at Dollar Tree site
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Alderwoman Coggs will join rally Saturday morning at Dollar Tree site

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will join members of the NAACP Milwaukee Branch and other neighbors at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, June 8) at the MLK Supermarket/Dollar Tree site (2303 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.) to rally in opposition to the location opening as a Dollar Tree store.

Results of Williams probe expose deeper problems
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Results of Williams probe expose deeper problems

Results of Williams probe expose deeper problems

Alderwoman Coggs invites residents to “Heal the Hood”
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Alderwoman Coggs invites residents to “Heal the Hood”

2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2013

Alderwoman Coggs Seeks Student Essays on Freedom
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Alderwoman Coggs Seeks Student Essays on Freedom

6 Annual Freedom Essay Scholarship Contest

Milwaukee voters send a message to Madison on sameday registration
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Milwaukee voters send a message to Madison on sameday registration

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs April 3, 2013

Politics and Poetry II set for Wednesday night
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Politics and Poetry II set for Wednesday night

Politics and Poetry II set for Wednesday night

Girls’ Day at City Hall showcases public service careers for young women
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Girls’ Day at City Hall showcases public service careers for young women

The palette of speakers and role models for young women interested in public service continues to expand in the third annual Girls’ Day at City Hall, hosted TOMORROW, March 20, 2013 by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

Wilson confirmation could be start of better, more open, inclusive and accessible process
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Wilson confirmation could be start of better, more open, inclusive and accessible process

I would like to congratulate 6th District resident Anna Wilson on being confirmed today by the Common Council to serve on the Fire and Police Commission. I believe Ms. Wilson’s integrity, her experience, and her strong commitment to serve our city will be beneficial to the commission going forward. I am also pleased that Mayor […]

Williams inquest an exercise in transparency, justice
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Williams inquest an exercise in transparency, justice

We have said all along, since the death in police custody of Derek Williams, that the only way to restore the public’s faith that justice will be done is with complete transparency and a thorough vetting of the facts in full view of the public. Having personally observed several days’ worth of testimony in this […]

State again awards tourism grant to promote Milwaukee Natural Hair Care Expo
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State again awards tourism grant to promote Milwaukee Natural Hair Care Expo

The organizers of the Milwaukee Natural Hair Care Expo will once again benefit from a Wisconsin Department of Tourism Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant to promote the event, now in its third year.

Alderwoman Coggs Names 6th District Difference Makers Winners
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Alderwoman Coggs Names 6th District Difference Makers Winners

At a town hall meeting Wednesday night, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs announced the winners of the 2012 6th District Difference Makers awards.

MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit back for a second year
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MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit back for a second year

Event showcases resources available to aspiring business owners.

MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit set for this Saturday
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MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit set for this Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26

Same-day voter registration advisory referendum goes to voters on April 2, 2013
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Same-day voter registration advisory referendum goes to voters on April 2, 2013

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs January 15, 2013

Hands off Kwanzaa
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Hands off Kwanzaa

Wisconsinites this week were once again subjected to the misinformed statements of a state senator who used a press release to attack the African American tradition of the celebration of Kwanzaa.

Nominations sought for 2012 6th District Difference Makers Award
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Nominations sought for 2012 6th District Difference Makers Award

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs established the 6th District Difference Maker Award to recognize those residents who work diligently to improve and strengthen the quality of life for themselves, their neighborhood and the City of Milwaukee. She is now seeking nominations for the 2012 6th District Difference Makers Award. Nominees should be residents of the 6th […]

Alderwoman Coggs invites residents to Kwanzaa celebration tomorrow
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Alderwoman Coggs invites residents to Kwanzaa celebration tomorrow

Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents to a Kwanzaa celebration tomorrow, December 28 at 12:00 p.m. in the City Hall rotunda.

Christmas dinner to be served to family hit hard by loss
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Christmas dinner to be served to family hit hard by loss

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will join others in helping serve Christmas dinner to the family of Sharon Staples, who was shot and killed last year by juveniles during a street robbery.

12 Days of Christmas effort to help needy children and families
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12 Days of Christmas effort to help needy children and families

Giving initiative will include Thursday launch event

Fire and Police Commission makes the right call
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Fire and Police Commission makes the right call

Fire and Police Commission makes the right call

Fire & Police Commission erred in reinstating Officer Schoen
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Fire & Police Commission erred in reinstating Officer Schoen

I may not agree with Chief Flynn on everything, but I believe he was right when he chose to fire Police Officer Richard Schoen for excessive force.

Alderwoman Coggs elected to NLC National Black Caucus leadership post
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Alderwoman Coggs elected to NLC National Black Caucus leadership post

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs has been elected to serve as Region 7 Director of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) for the National League of Cities.

Council votes to support County Board’s Medical Examiner legislation
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Council votes to support County Board’s Medical Examiner legislation

County Board file establishes new policy for ME in cases involving death while in law enforcement custody

Common Council prioritizes televising Fire and Police Commission meetings
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Common Council prioritizes televising Fire and Police Commission meetings

The Milwaukee Common Council today approved a motion by immediate adoption that prioritizes Fire and Police Commission meetings among the lineup of programming on City Channel 25.

Alderwoman Coggs announces 2012 winner of 6th District Landscape Award
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Alderwoman Coggs announces 2012 winner of 6th District Landscape Award

Again this year, residents were asked to nominate great landscaping or gardens and send in photos for judging.

Stirring words about freedom bring students scholarship awards
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Stirring words about freedom bring students scholarship awards

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs today announced the winners of the 5th annual Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest.

Citizens still waiting for answers about illegal strip searches
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Citizens still waiting for answers about illegal strip searches

Other Council members and I have recently been directing our efforts toward learning more about the tragic death in police custody of Derek Williams, and seeking justice for him.

Town Hall meeting set for Wednesday
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Town Hall meeting set for Wednesday

Alderwoman Coggs and various other city representatives will be on hand to hear residents’ concerns and answer any questions.

Supreme Court’s decision a win for democracy
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Supreme Court’s decision a win for democracy

I would like to take a minute to applaud the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision, yet again, not to take up Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s appeal of court orders that block the state’s unconstitutional Voter ID law from taking effect. I have argued repeatedly that Voter ID is a solution in search of a problem, […]

Project Patchwork artwork created by Alderwoman Coggs to be part of event
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Project Patchwork artwork created by Alderwoman Coggs to be part of event

The art lottery and all of the Fusion 2012 events at RedLine – 1422 N. 4th St.– will take place TODAY (Friday, September 21, 2012) starting at 5 p.m.

Everest College Impending Closure No Surprise
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Everest College Impending Closure No Surprise

Everest, part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is a project that I and several other community stakeholders consistently and firmly opposed from the beginning.

15th Annual Center St. Daze Festival On Saturday
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15th Annual Center St. Daze Festival On Saturday

The activities run from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, and will be taking place along Center St. between Humboldt Blvd. and Holton St.

Pleasant Street bridge to be closed starting next week
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Pleasant Street bridge to be closed starting next week

The bridge is scheduled to be reopened in August 2013.

Alderwoman Coggs seeks word on status of strip search/cavity search investigations
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Alderwoman Coggs seeks word on status of strip search/cavity search investigations

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs sent letters today to Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and Fire and Police Commission Executive Director Mike Tobin (both attached) requesting status updates on the investigations into alleged illegal strip searches and body cavity searches by MPD personnel.

Public should pay attention to AG’s Voter ID Law effort
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Public should pay attention to AG’s Voter ID Law effort

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Growing Power food market grand opening POSTPONED
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Growing Power food market grand opening POSTPONED

Growing Power has announced that it is postponing the grand opening of its new Deli & Food Market located in Bronzeville.

Growing Power food market grand opening in Bronzeville today
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Growing Power food market grand opening in Bronzeville today

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will join Will Allen of Growing Power today to announce the grand opening of Growing Power’s Deli & Food Market located in Bronzeville in the King Commons Development at 2737 N. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gallery Night and Day Friday and Saturday in Bronzeville
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Gallery Night and Day Friday and Saturday in Bronzeville

The work of artist Darron Reed will be featured tonight and Saturday in the Bronzeville District during Gallery Night and Day at King Drive Commons Gallery & Studio, 2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.

Nominate someone for a 6th District Landscape Award
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Nominate someone for a 6th District Landscape Award

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is once again looking for 6th District properties deserving special recognition for outstanding garden or landscaping efforts.

Saying Bye – to Sydney Hih
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Saying Bye – to Sydney Hih

With today’s vote by the Common Council to not reconsider the vote we took earlier this month to lift the interim historic designation for Sydney Hih, I am hopeful that we can move forward to entertain possible new development projects at and near that location.

Important Bronzeville meeting info from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs
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Important Bronzeville meeting info from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Come and get an update on the Bronzeville redevelopment efforts and to meet the new Bronzeville Advisory Committee.

Garfield Avenue Festival comes to Bronzeville Saturday
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Garfield Avenue Festival comes to Bronzeville Saturday

The free festival brings neighbors together to celebrate with plentiful music and entertainment, food, prizes, games and children’s activities.

From the ashes: Rising to the occasion in Riverwest
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From the ashes: Rising to the occasion in Riverwest

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all of the Milwaukee Fire Department personnel who responded to Tuesday’s five-alarm fire at 631 E. Center St. in Riverwest.

Voter ID Law injunction is appropriate
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Voter ID Law injunction is appropriate

I have consistently spoken out against the state’s “Voter ID” law as being a pricey solution in search of a problem, and I wholeheartedly applaud the ruling Tuesday by Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan barring enforcement of the photo identification requirements of the law.

TRUE Skool to hold community cleanup effort in Bronzeville today
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TRUE Skool to hold community cleanup effort in Bronzeville today

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will be stopping by All People’s Church, 2600 N. 2nd St., today to support a new neighborhood cleanup, garden maintenance, and graffiti removal effort in the 6th District.

Skyline Music Starts Tuesday
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Skyline Music Starts Tuesday

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will join neighbors during Tuesday evening’s initial 2012 Skyline Music concert at Kadish Park, just south of E. North Ave. between the Kilbourn Park Reservoir and Commerce St.

Neighborhood walk-through Thursday
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Neighborhood walk-through Thursday

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will be having a joint neighborhood walk-through to address neighborhood safety concerns with Alderman Nik Kovac on Thursday, July 5, starting at 2 p.m.

Gordon Park July 4th Independence Day Celebration
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Gordon Park July 4th Independence Day Celebration

Make plans to attend tomorrow’s fun and festivities at Gordon Park at N. Humboldt Blvd. and E. Locust St.

N. Port Washington Ave./Rd. Reconstruction Underway
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N. Port Washington Ave./Rd. Reconstruction Underway

Work is underway on the reconstruction of N. Port Washington Ave./Rd. from N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. to W. Olive St., according to Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

Walk or run for better health – tomorrow
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Walk or run for better health – tomorrow

The goal of the event is to get urban dwellers to re-think nutrition, exercise and healthy choices.

Looking out for seniors during the hot weather
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Looking out for seniors during the hot weather

Alderwoman Coggs again looking in on seniors, delivering cold water today

Reminder — Town Hall Meeting this Evening
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Reminder — Town Hall Meeting this Evening

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at La Follette School, 3239 N. 9th St.

Town Hall meeting tomorrow night at La Follette School
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Town Hall meeting tomorrow night at La Follette School

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will host a 6th District town hall meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 27) that will include discussions about city services.

Respect and Appreciate the Past by Ushering in the Future: Allow Sydney Hih  to be Demolished
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Respect and Appreciate the Past by Ushering in the Future: Allow Sydney Hih to be Demolished

As the Common Council member who has the privilege and the honor of representing the 6th Aldermanic District which encompasses a portion of the Park East where the Sydney Hih complex is located, I am urging my colleagues on the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee to vote “aye” today on lifting the interim historic designation that was granted by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Alderwoman Coggs to present at expo on Sunday
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Alderwoman Coggs to present at expo on Sunday

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will be a presenter during the Milwaukee Natural Hair Care Expo on Sunday (June 24, 2012) at the Milwaukee Academy of Math and Science Academy, 110 W. Burleigh St.

Alderwoman Coggs to take part in Juneteenth Festivities
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Alderwoman Coggs to take part in Juneteenth Festivities

Tuesday, June 19th marks Juneteenth Day, a day of reflection of the storied history of this nation, appreciation of the freedoms that those who came before us fought to obtain, acknowledgement of the struggle for equality that continues, and a day of celebration.

Alderwoman Coggs seeks voter experience input in online survey; wants Council review of Election Commission practices
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Alderwoman Coggs seeks voter experience input in online survey; wants Council review of Election Commission practices

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is asking Milwaukee voters to provide input about their experiences at the polls during the June 5 recall election, and the information provided via the online survey could be made part of a Common Council review of Election Commission practices and procedures.

Park to be dedicated Saturday at once troubled location
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Park to be dedicated Saturday at once troubled location

“From nuisance property to neighborhood jewel, this garden and park represents what is possible when people come together and take back their neighborhoods.”