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An injustice ends after 38 years: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue finally extends into Downtown Milwaukee

After nearly four decades, the City of Milwaukee officially recognized the remaining section of 3rd Street into downtown as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, during a street renaming ceremony on his namesake holiday, January 17. Neither the bitter winter temperatures or the Omicron variant of the ongoing pandemic could deter residents of Milwaukee from attending the historic celebration on MLK Day. Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Robert J. Bauman hosted the event along with the Milwaukee Downtown BID 21, and were joined by city and state leaders at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and the former Old...

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Jeffrey Norman takes Oath of Office at City Hall and begins four-year term as Milwaukee’s Chief of Police

Jeffrey Norman took the Oath of Office with family beside him during a special ceremony at City Hall on November 15 to become Milwaukee’s 20th Police Chief. He was sworn into the city’s top law enforcement position after a contentious 14 month search to replace Chief Alfonso Morales. Norman has been with the Milwaukee Police Department for more than two decades, and has been the interim chief since Morales was demoted. The position has a four-year term, and Norman’s tenure begins as the city grapples with many social justice issues amid an ongoing pandemic. “I want to thank my...

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