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Jonathan Brostoff and Mark Chambers sworn in as newest members of the Milwaukee Common Council

Jonathan Brostoff and Mark Chambers were sworn in as the newest members of the Milwaukee Common Council on November 16, surrounded by fellow elected officials, family, friends, and community leaders. Alderman Chambers will represent the city’s 2nd District and Alderman Brostoff the 3rd District, filling the two vacant seats after a special election on November 8. City Clerk Jim Owczarski swore in Alderman Chambers. In his address to the Common Council, he pointed to a pin he was wearing and acknowledged the influence of his late friend. Jamaul Jones was a pedestrian killed by a car in 2021. “Jamaul...

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Mayor Cavalier Johnson signs ordinance establishing Juneteenth Day as an official city holiday

Mayor Cavalier Johnson signed Common Council File number 220475 on September 26 that formally established Juneteenth Day as an official holiday for the City of Milwaukee. With the ordinance, Milwaukee joined the federal government and about half the states in formally marking June 19 as a holiday honoring of the end of slavery in the United States. “As Americans, we have a dark history. The original sin of this country was slavery. And so many people, their families, and their community, have endured the pains and the traumas for generations of that vile institution of slavery,” said Mayor Johnson....

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Mahsa Amini: Milwaukee’s Iranian community holds vigil for woman who died in police custody in Iran

Editor’s Note: One of the individuals who participated in this vigil has recently returned to Iran. Anyone who was seen taking part in a Mahsa Amini protest has been brutally persecuted by the current regime. This includes citizens who protested overseas and then returned to Iran. Therefore, considering the risk and safety of this individual from Milwaukee, who is now in Iran, some published images have been altered as a protection to hide their identity. This was done instead of quietly removing the images, so that the Milwaukee public would be aware of the continued dangers that citizens of...

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