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Fans show their love for Milwaukee Bucks during massive parade celebrating team’s championship win

Tens of thousands of basketball fans lined downtown Milwaukee for a special parade to celebrate the city’s first NBA championship in half a century on July 22. For the 2.5 mile route that left from the Milwaukee County War Memorial and arrived at the Fiserv Forum, a caravan of vehicles comprised of SUVs, pickups, flatbeds, and open-air buses transported the Bucks players with team owners, management, staff, and families. Also participating in the parade were elected officials Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. Previous team owner and former U.S. Senator Herb...

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Milwaukee County formally establishes “Right to Counsel” for residents facing eviction or foreclosure

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley signed the “Right to Counsel” ordinance into law on July 19 outside the County Courthouse, in an effort to assist local residents facing eviction or foreclosure. Right to Counsel Milwaukee (RCTM) establishes a pilot program to provide no-cost legal representation for residents facing eviction or foreclosure. Since the onset of the global pandemic, Milwaukee County has allocated over $30 million through stimulus funding to provide eviction prevention, rental assistance, and mortgage assistance. The funds have supported Milwaukee County residents facing housing instability. “I’m proud to sign the Right to Counsel legislation into law and...

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Eugene Manzanet: Cultivating a social responsibility that seeks to improve the quality of life in Milwaukee

With a steadfast focus on community outreach, Eugene Manzanet has leveraged his life lessons, educational credentials, and feet-on-the-ground career experiences to address the wide ranging issue of generational trauma in Milwaukee. After serving several years in the Armed Forces, Manzanet’s career path took him into the banking industry for the next two and a half decades. That journey and his extensive community building efforts with nonprofit organizations made him the ideal candidate for a new and daunting leadership role: forming strategic collaborations to make systematic improvements for the wellbeing of residents in Milwaukee. | Q&A with Eugene Manzanet Milwaukee...

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Juneteenth Independence Day: Milwaukee celebrates the end of slavery with 50th Annual Freedom Parade

Milwaukee is home to one of the longest held Juneteenth Day celebrations in the United States, and June 19, 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the local commemoration. Juneteenth officially became the 12th national holiday, after President Joe Biden signed a bill to recognize the day that has commemorated the end of chattel slavery.

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Gateway to the future: Milwaukee celebrates its next transformation with groundbreaking of The Couture

First proposed in July 2012, The Couture was nearly a decade in the planning, with the timetable for completion by fall 2023. Located at 909 E. Michigan Street, the Couture was designed to include a multimodal transportation hub incorporating pedestrian walkways and bridges, the County’s Bus Rapid Transit line, bikes and the The Hop.

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