Bay View Bash Is Sept. 15
The festive Bay View Bash is Saturday, September 15, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and will run along S. Kinnickinnic Ave. from E. Potter Ave. to S. Clement Ave.
A large neighborhood street festival, the Bay View Bash features three live music stages, activities for teens and children, an arts and crafts village with more than 100 Bay View area food, art and novelty vendors, and a large demonstration area. The event, sponsored by the Bay View Neighborhood Association, attracts people from all over the Milwaukee community to play, dance, sing and shop in the streets of Bay View.
Visit www.bayviewbash.org for more information.
Milwaukee Adds “Fair Trade City” Title
A dding to its many designations, Milwaukee can now boast to be the nation’s first “fair trade city” after the Common Council passed Ald. Tony Zielinski’s fair trade city resolution in July. The alderman said he be- lieves the “fair trade” status will help the city economically and in other ways.
“Fair trade city status is the right thing to do from a human rights standpoint because of the horrible sweat- shop conditions that produce far too many products that make it into this country,” he said. “But fair trade is also important because sweatshop practices in other countries are costing Americans family supporting jobs, and government must use its purchasing power to lead the way to social justice.”
With adoption of the resolution, the City of Milwaukee joins more than 300 Fair Trade Towns within the United Kingdom and Europe.
Michael Howden, coordinator of the Milwaukee Clean Clothes Campaign
an effort to convince stores here not to carry sweatshop-produced cloth-
ing items – said the fair trade city status is important for all Milwaukeeans to embrace. “We’ve found that most of the Milwaukee residents we talk to about the fair trade issue agree with the moral and ethical stand that is being taken against the degradation, exploitation and abuse that occurs in sweat- shops, and now we’re moving forward with educating people so that govern- ments, businesses and individuals can make responsible buying decisions and support fair trade,” said Howden.
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Putting More Police On Our Streets
I have successfully fought this year to have additional new Milwaukee police officers trained so that they can be deployed for street patrol duty as soon as possible. This development – in combination with my successful efforts for additional police officers last year – means that we’ll have even more police on the streets this year.
Getting more cops on the street is a top priority of mine because a strong and visible police presence is critical if we are to efficiently wage war on crime. Nevertheless, we still do not have enough police officers and I will continue my efforts to get more cops on the street.
Bay View Has Special Trick-Or-Treat Hours
The Bay View Neighborhood Association’s evening trick-or-treat hours will be on Saturday, October 27, 2007 from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. The bound- aries for the evening trick-or-treat are Bay Street on the north, the lake on the east, Howard on the south and Chase/Howell on the west.
NOTE: 14th District areas not located inside the Oct. 27th evening trick-or-treat boundaries (see above) will have trick-or-treat from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2007, during the official citywide trick-or-treat hours.