Madison365 Week in Review for April 7

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    Here are our most popular stories of the week, brought to you by Madison Gas & Electric.

     

     

    Owner and CEO of Midwest Construction Stephanie Findley is focused on eradicating poverty in Milwaukee with entrepreneurship.

     

     

     

    Wisconsin’s First Woman Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager died last Saturday.

     

     

     

    Madison firefighter and paramedic Richard Garner died in the line of duty on Sunday.

     

     

     

    Three young men accused of homicide have seen support from some members of their Fitchburg Community.

     

     

     

    Sun Prairie boys basketball players Marian Ruffin and Jalen Johnson earned big honors for their performance.

     

     

    The Latino Chamber of Commerce is seeking committee members and artists for upcoming 2018 Latino Art Fair at the Overture Center of the Arts.

     

     

    As Madison Rotary’s first Black president Donna Hurd’s term comes to a close she intends on keeping the organization’s focus on community.

     

     

     

    Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne Driver will be leaving the district to start position with the United Way in Michigan.

     

     

    Yogesh Chawla won a county board seat in Tuesday’s election.

     

     

     

    Gloria Reyes became the first Latina elected to the Madison School Board after Tuesday’s victory.

     

     

    Madison suburbs Monona Grove and Sun Prairie school boards welcome Andrew McKinney and Marilyn Ruffin, respectively, after recent elections.  

     

     

    Forward Community Investments announces Will Green as the recipient of the “March for Justice” Award.

     

     

    For those looking for a career in construction, Project BIG STEP will be hosting a Latino Construction Fair on April 10.

     

     

    A new scholarship fund set up by Dreamers of UW-Madison is now accepting applications for undocumented students intending on studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

     

     

    What used to be Madison’s Central Park has now been renamed and dedicated to former East High School principal Milton McPike.

     

     

    The Broadway play Les Miserables is playing at the Overture Center until Sunday April 8.

     

     

    Madison Middle schoolers are gearing up for 24th Annual African American History Challenge Bowl today.

     

     

    The Urban League of Greater Madison was recognized at the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award Luncheon for its work with its Single Family Homeownership Program.

     

     

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    Written by Madison365 staff

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