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Milele A. Coggs

Milele A. Coggs is an alderwoman in the City of Milwaukee. She represents the 6th District.

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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.

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

Anti-Violence Plan Targets Poor Neighborhoods

Anti-Violence Plan Targets Poor Neighborhoods

City and community groups cite approach that cut violence by 30% in areas of Chicago and Baltimore.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Streetcar Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Streetcar Approved

After years of debate, streetcar will finally move forward. Final engineering will begin immediately, and construction by the end of the year.

Members of the Common Council Respond to Ald. Dudzik’s Remarks
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Members of the Common Council Respond to Ald. Dudzik’s Remarks

Joint Statement from members of the Common Council

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support

Eleven out of 15 aldermanic districts, and 76 percent of all respondents support the proposed streetcar starter system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Approved, but Held
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Approved, but Held

Large majority votes to approve streetcar, but parliamentary maneuver puts issue on hold until February 10th meeting.

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.

Red Arrow Park decision demonstrates need for additional reforms
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Red Arrow Park decision demonstrates need for additional reforms

Joint Statement from Common Council members Ashanti Hamilton, Russell W. Stamper II, Milele A. Coggs, Willie C. Wade and José G Pérez

Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding to help city neighborhoods
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Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding to help city neighborhoods

News release and maps document from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Streetcar Until January
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Streetcar Until January

Minority of aldermen were able to use city charter provision to delay project for one month, but a majority seems poised to approve it.

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

4th Annual Housing Resource Fair is Saturday
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4th Annual Housing Resource Fair is Saturday

Saturday, November 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at North Division High School, 1011 W. Center St.

Finance Committee Creates All-Hands-On-Deck Approach to Public Safety
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Finance Committee Creates All-Hands-On-Deck Approach to Public Safety

Additional Police Officers Will Be One Part of Comprehensive Strategy Throughout All City Departments

RICH program, selling city-owned foreclosed homes for $1, receives unanimous Council support
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RICH program, selling city-owned foreclosed homes for $1, receives unanimous Council support

ews release from 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

Plenty of Horne: City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort
Plenty of Horne

City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort

With some creative use of grant money, the Greater Milwaukee Committee is helping neighborhoods update their image by ‘Urban Placemaking’

Bill Would Require Body Camera on Police

Bill Would Require Body Camera on Police

Ald. Milele Coggs will introduce legislation requiring Milwaukee Police Department to buy and use body cameras.

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

Cyclists, city officials gearing up for seventh annual Riverwest 24
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Cyclists, city officials gearing up for seventh annual Riverwest 24

Riverwest 24 Starts tonight -- News release from Alds. Kovac and Coggs

Council approves minimum hourly wage ordinance
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Council approves minimum hourly wage ordinance

Joint news release and file from Alderman Hamilton, Alderman Kovac and Alderwoman Coggs

Eyes on Milwaukee: Uber and Lyft Legalized in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Uber and Lyft Legalized in Milwaukee

Taxis for anyone who wants to drive one. Uber and Lyft are legal. And someone will probably sue the city to stop this.

The City of Orchards

The City of Orchards

Mayor Barrett and others attend groundbreaking of city’s 5th urban orchard on 1st and Locust.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Finally, a New Park East Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Finally, a New Park East Plan

Ten years later, the city and county are finally on the same page. Is development in the area ready to "explode"?

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.

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
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

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.

Mayor Tom Barrett to Participate in Project Clean & Green with  Department of Public Works Sanitation Crew  Mayor to help pick up unwanted bulky items and promote using Self-Help Centers
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Mayor Tom Barrett to Participate in Project Clean & Green with Department of Public Works Sanitation Crew Mayor to help pick up unwanted bulky items and promote using Self-Help Centers

As part of the City’s annual Project Clean & Green (PCG), Mayor Tom Barrett will work with a Department of Public Works Sanitation crew to help pick up unwanted furniture, household items, mattresses and more on Monday, April 21st, 2014. Project Clean & Green background: Residents within an assigned PCG zone (seven zones total) can place their bulky […]

City Unveils Design Ideas for Bronzeville

City Unveils Design Ideas for Bronzeville

Six architectural firms helped with ideas, centered around west North Avenue.

Joint statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Willie C. Wade
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Joint statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Willie C. Wade

Our view of SB 324 – the proposed change to state law that would scale back the hours available to Milwaukee residents (and hundreds of thousands of other state residents) to cast their ballot during non-work day hours – is shameful and hypocritical.

Eyes on Milwaukee: North End Phase Gets $2 Million in Funding
Eyes on Milwaukee

North End Phase Gets $2 Million in Funding

And the Pedal Tavern gets approved, with caveats, in Common Council actions.

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address
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Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address

Milwaukee February 24, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery

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

In honor of Black History Month, and in recognition of the 25th National African-American Read-In, Adlerwoman Milele A. Coggs is sponsoring a Read-In At Martin Luther King Library, 310 W Locust St., tomorrow evening from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History […]

Under new configuration, Finance and Personnel Committee will continue precedent of fiscal responsibility
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Under new configuration, Finance and Personnel Committee will continue precedent of fiscal responsibility

I would like to thank Common Council President Michael Murphy for entrusting me with the responsibility of chairing the City of Milwaukee’s Finance and Personnel Committee.

Plenty of Horne: Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments
Plenty of Horne

Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments

The changes aren't radical but big winner is Ald. Kovac, who becomes chair of Finance and vice-chair of Steering and Rules.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Betting on the Common Council
Eyes on Milwaukee

Betting on the Common Council

Haven't got your fix with the Super Bowl? Gamble with friends on who will be the next council president.

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 at Wednesday’s 6th District town hall meeting will not only be able to interact with city officials including Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, but they 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.

Big Ideas for Bronzeville?

Big Ideas for Bronzeville?

Loft apartments, a jazz club and multi-story hotel were among the development ideas for at a brainstorming session.

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

Tips for New Home Buyers

Tips for New Home Buyers

25 organizations at Housing Resources Fair offered advice to city home buyers.

WNOV Expands Talk Radio Show

WNOV Expands Talk Radio Show

The city's only talk radio station serving a largely-black audience provides an alternative to Charlie Sykes.

House Confidential: Spencer Coggs’ Very New Northwest Side Home
House Confidential

Spencer Coggs’ Very New Northwest Side Home

Ironically, the City Treasurer lives next to three lots that are delinquent in paying him their property taxes.

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.

Sale of former Malcolm X Academy property held by Council committee
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Sale of former Malcolm X Academy property held by Council committee

News release from Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr. and Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

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.

Public Meeting in Riverwest Next Week
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Public Meeting in Riverwest Next Week

A joint public meeting with Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013.

A Tour of Bronzeville

A Tour of Bronzeville

Guided tour by city officials reveals strengths and weaknesses of an area city hopes to revive.

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

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs announced today the winners of the sixth annual Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest. Selected from entries sent to the Alderwoman’s office, the winners are Saudia Norfleet, an industrial technology major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Chakari Monsanto, who is attending Marquette University and will be majoring in clinical […]

City People: Rob “Biko” Baker
City People

Rob “Biko” Baker

Milwaukee native returns to city with a focus on long-term change.

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

Photo Gallery: A Very Pleasant Opening
Photo Gallery

A Very Pleasant Opening

Photos and gossip from the ceremonial opening of the Pleasant Street Bridge.

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

King Drive Owner Under Fire, Taxpayers Could Lose $212,000

King Drive Owner Under Fire, Taxpayers Could Lose $212,000

Ald. Coggs assails company for promising local grocery and leasing to Dollar Tree instead.

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”

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents who are fed up with news of crime and violence to the second annual “Heal the Hood” block party this weekend, hosted by Ajamou Butler and Dominic Carter. Heal the Hood began last year as a gathering of like-minded neighbors who wanted to come together as a community to […]

Eyes on Milwaukee: $350,000 Grant Funds Art Corridors
Eyes on Milwaukee

$350,000 Grant Funds Art Corridors

GMC lands grant from ArtPlace America to create artistic corridors in Riverwest and Harambee and on West Wisconsin Ave.

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

City Looks to Jumpstart Bronzeville Revival

City Looks to Jumpstart Bronzeville Revival

Plans for redeveloped district includes restaurants, taverns, theaters, museums and artists’ studios.

Photo Gallery: Politics & Poetry II
Photo Gallery

Politics & Poetry II

Aldermen join seasoned poets to tout today's election and celebrate the memory of poet Anita Brooks.

Referendum on same-day registration a chance to make residents’ voices heard
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Referendum on same-day registration a chance to make residents’ voices heard

Joint Statement from members of the Common Council

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

Council members donning denim for a good cause
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Council members donning denim for a good cause

Several Common Council members will be trading in their suits and business attire for blue jeans this Thursday (March 21) during a noon hour photo shoot at City Hall.

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.

Murphy’s Law: Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power
Murphy’s Law

Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power

Council appears to back radical change, Barrett seems lukewarm.

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

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will sponsor the second MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit at the Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee, Inc., 3620 N. 18th St. from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Designed to provide information and resources to residents interested in starting and growing businesses, the event includes a series of workshops […]

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

NAACP’s One MKE town hall encourages civic engagement
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NAACP’s One MKE town hall encourages civic engagement

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton will host the One MKE Stakeholders Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, January 5, 2012 at the Milwaukee Area Technical College Cooley Auditorium, 1015 N. 6th St. The event, designed to help residents learn their “‘special interest,’ be a part of creating an agenda, and learn the process […]

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.

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 TODAY 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.

Maybe Reform Isn’t Needed

Maybe Reform Isn’t Needed

A 2006 report resulted in a restructured Fire & Police Commission. Just what changes are left to make?

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

Public vetting process needed for Fire and Police Commission appointments
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Public vetting process needed for Fire and Police Commission appointments

Joint Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, and Alderman José G. Pérez

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

Alderman Davis selected for NLC National Black Caucus leadership post
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Alderman Davis selected for NLC National Black Caucus leadership post

Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. has been selected to serve as a special member of the Board of Directors of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) for the National League of Cities (NLC).

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.

Photo Gallery: Politics & Poetry
Photo Gallery

Politics & Poetry

Politicians and others try their hand at poetry in City Hall.

Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody
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Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody

Board overwhelmingly approves resolution outlining policy for Medical Examiner’s office

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

U.S. Civil Rights Division now accepting tips from Milwaukee citizens about MPD
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U.S. Civil Rights Division now accepting tips from Milwaukee citizens about MPD

Residents who believe Milwaukee Police officers have violated their rights have an outlet for their concerns starting today.

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.

Pattern and practice of potential police misconduct warrants federal investigation
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Pattern and practice of potential police misconduct warrants federal investigation

Joint Statement from members of the Common Council

Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures
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Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures

Twelve members of the Milwaukee Common Council today sent a letter (attached) to Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic asking that specific changes be made into law regarding procedures and practices in the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. The 12 Council members are urging changes in the Medical Examiner’s […]

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

Milwaukee Common Council passed, a resolution that calls for the Milwaukee Police Department and the Fire and Police Commission to maintain transparency while investigating alleged illegal strip searches and body cavity searches performed by MPD personnel, and to report their findings within 30 days of concluding said investigations. The measure was co-sponsored by Aldermen Willie […]

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

Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents to a town hall meeting Wednesday October 3 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at BEAM School, 3620 N 18th St. Alderwoman Coggs and various other city representatives will be on hand to hear residents’ concerns and answer any questions. City of Milwaukee Budget Director Mark Nicolini will […]

Joint statement from Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton
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Joint statement from Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Today’s announcement that Pierce Elementary School and La Escuela Fratney have been chosen as GE Foundation Demonstration Schools is great news.

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, […]

Common Council members question Medical Examiner on Williams investigation
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Common Council members question Medical Examiner on Williams investigation

In their ongoing efforts to provide clarity and transparency about the investigation into the tragic death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police custody, Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr., Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Willie C. Wade and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton met with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner this morning, expressing their concerns and seeking answers.

U.S. Attorney’s insight needed in Williams death investigation
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U.S. Attorney’s insight needed in Williams death investigation

We are respectfully requesting that the office of the U.S. Attorney conduct an investigation into the case of Derek Williams, who died last year while in the custody of Milwaukee police.

Common Council members to meet with Medical Examiner on Williams investigation
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Common Council members to meet with Medical Examiner on Williams investigation

In their ongoing efforts to provide clarity and transparency about the investigation into the tragic death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police custody, Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr., Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Willie C. Wade and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton will meet with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner on Friday, September 28, 2012.

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

Participants in the Project Patchwork “art lottery” at today’s Fusion 2012 (RedLine gallery’s 4th Annual Fashion Show) will have the chance of winning artwork created by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, as well as works from artists and other local dignitaries. Alderwoman Coggs, a strong supporter of the arts and a regular attendee at gallery nights […]

Council members set for NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner
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Council members set for NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, and Alderman Nik Kovac will be part of the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP’s Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and festivities tomorrow (Saturday, September 15, 2012). The event is a celebration of the history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the oldest and largest […]

Residents invited to Housing Resource Fair
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Residents invited to Housing Resource Fair

Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Willie C. Wade and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton invite you to attend the Housing Resource Fair next weekend to learn how to buy a foreclosed home, what resources are at your disposal to make home repairs, and what to do if you’re facing foreclosure. The event is taking place Saturday, […]

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

I was truly not surprised by Everest College’s announcement late last week that it is closing its campus at N. 6th St. and W. McKinley Ave. in the 6th Aldermanic District. Everest, part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is a project that I and several other community stakeholders consistently and firmly opposed from the beginning, including […]

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

Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites you to a full day of awesome live music, dodge ball, racing and more at the 15th Annual Center St. Daze Festival on Saturday, sponsored by the Riverwest Neighborhood Association. The activities run from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, and will be taking place along […]

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

The Pleasant Street Lift Bridge over the Milwaukee River will be closed for restoration work beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Implementation of a detour plan and “Open for Business” signage will be placed along the detour route to provide directions to local businesses. 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

Atkinson, Capitol, Teutonia Festival is Saturday
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Atkinson, Capitol, Teutonia Festival is Saturday

The Atkinson, Capitol, Teutonia (ACT) Business Improvement District #29 will be holding its free 2012 neighborhood celebration on the triangle at Capitol Dr. and Atkinson Ave. on Saturday, August 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

Tragedy in Oak Creek
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Tragedy in Oak Creek

Joint Statement from Members of the Common Council

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.

Common Council approves Milwaukee Jobs Act initiative
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Common Council approves Milwaukee Jobs Act initiative

The Common Council today approved creation of the Milwaukee Jobs Act -Transitional Jobs Program – a multifaceted effort to create employment opportunities for city young people and job seekers from areas of the city that have been particularly hard-hit economically.

Photo Gallery: Alderwoman Milele Coggs’ 35th Birthday Party
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Alderwoman Milele Coggs’ 35th Birthday Party

Ald. Coggs celebrates her 35th birthday with friends.

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

You’re invited to a Bronzeville Community Meeting on Monday, July 23, 2012 to be held at the Milwaukee Urban League, 435 W. North Ave. Come and get an update on the Bronzeville redevelopment efforts and to meet the new Bronzeville Advisory Committee. This event is hosted by 6th District Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

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

The 15th annual Garfield Avenue Blues, Jazz, Gospel & Arts Festival will take place tomorrow (Saturday, July 21) in the Bronzeville African American Cultural Arts and Entertainment District of Milwaukee on W. Garfield Ave. between N. 4th and N. 7th Streets, said Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, whose 6th Aldermanic District includes the festival area.

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.

Chief Flynn should provide answers in public forum
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Chief Flynn should provide answers in public forum

In the wake of last night’s public meeting at Rufus King High School about the Milwaukee Police Department’s handling of the Darius Simmons homicide investigation, we are calling on Chief Flynn to appear before the Equal Rights Commission to answer questions publicly about the case.

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.

One More Chance for the Sydney HIH

One More Chance for the Sydney HIH

Parliamentary procedure buys the Sydney HIH a few more days.

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.

Neighborhood walk-through Thursday
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Neighborhood walk-through Thursday

Alderman Nik Kovac will be having a joint neighborhood walk-through to address neighborhood safety concerns with Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs on Thursday, July 5, starting at 2 p.m. outside Club Timbuktu, 520 E. Center St.

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. There will be a parade in the morning, bike decorating, music, entertainment, fireworks and more. Decorate your bike and win prizes. There will be four bikes given away and many other prizes. Meet at Our Lady […]

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.

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

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will host a 6th District town hall meeting TONIGHT (Wednesday, June 27) that will include discussions about city services. The meeting will feature City Assessor Mary Reavey and representatives from all major city departments (including MPD Districts 1 & 5). The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at […]

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 (Senn Building, et. al.) 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

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will help dedicate Rays of Sunshine Community Garden tomorrow (Saturday, June 16) at 11 a.m. at N. 24th Pl. and W. Keefe Ave. The event, which will include neighborhood residents and groups, Milwaukee Police Department representatives, and Northwest Side Community Development Corp. officials, represents a positive victory for the neighborhood, Alderwoman […]

Riverwest private dorm recommended for denial by City Plan Commission

Riverwest private dorm recommended for denial by City Plan Commission

Trinitas Ventures' request for a change in zoning, from Industrial Light 2 to Detail Plan Development, was recommended for denial by the City Plan Commission at the February 6th, 2012 meeting.

HSI/WiRED Properties Proposal Picked for East Library

HSI/WiRED Properties Proposal Picked for East Library

The Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustee’s Building and Development Committee met at the East Library on Wednesday night to hear final proposals from the three respondents to the East Library Redevelopment RFP. Following a closed session for deliberations, the Building and Development Committee voted to move the proposal from HSI Properties forward to the full Library Board.

Mixed-Use East Library Proposals Meet the Neighbors

Mixed-Use East Library Proposals Meet the Neighbors

Wednesday night, Alderman Nik Kovac held a public meeting to allow feedback to be voiced regarding the three proposed alternatives for the redevelopment of the one-story East Library into a mixed-use facility. The meeting was a follow-up to a meeting last November discussing the potential of issuing a request-for-proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of the East Library site. Attendees at the meeting were provided with an update on the process and allowed to ask questions about the process and proposals. The predictable East Side public meeting questions were aired, but which, if any, of the proposals will be selected?

A Mixed-Use Library to Replace the East Library?

A Mixed-Use Library to Replace the East Library?

Alderman Nik Kovac, whose district includes the East Library on 1910 E. North Avenue, held a public meeting on November 11th to solicit feedback on the proposal of converting the one-story, single-use library into a mixed-use building.The meeting, which was held at the East Library meeting room, attracted a standing-room only crowd, and included representatives from the Library Board (of which Kovac is a member), the Department of City Development, and the Mayor's office

Contentious M.O.R.E Debate Continues

Contentious M.O.R.E Debate Continues

The controversial M.O.R.E ordinance was the primary item of discussion at this meeting of the Common Council.  This ordinance proposed new requirements related to hiring City of Milwaukee residents, the utilization of emerging small businesses, and the paying of prevailing wages for all City of Milwaukee projects and private developments that receive $1 million or […]

Common Council Votes Away Its Dark Shadow?

Common Council Votes Away Its Dark Shadow?

As few resolutions were returned to committee and only minimal discussions occurred on any individual resolution the highlight of this fairly mundane Common Council meeting was the passing of resolution 080042. This resolution brought forward by Alderman Terry Witkowski will cut off funding of an Alderperson’s transportation allowance if they have a month’s worth of […]