Madison365 Week in Review for April 16

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    Madison Common Council president Syed Abbas announced Friday that he is running for State Assembly.




    Madison College announced a new scholarship to support survivors of domestic violence.




    Along with several partner organizations, the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness announced Connect Rx to address disparities in Black maternal and child health.




    Jessica Bolling was named assistant deputy director of WHEDA.





    The Black Child Book Fair Tour is stopping in Madison on April 30.





    La Barra 608, Forward Madison’s Latino supporters group, is selling a jersey inspired by Mexican and Peruvian culture to raise money for Dreamers of Wisconsin.




    Cavalier Johnson was sworn in as Milwaukee’s first elected Black mayor.




    Family, friends and colleagues celebrated the life of Tejumola Olaniyan and established a foundation to continue his work in African literature.



    Kyree Brooks was named associate principal at the new Central Heights Middle School in Sun Prairie.




    Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett announced a new program to treat opioid addiction in the jail.




    Centro Hispano’s new “Esperanza” program will bring a more holistic approach to mental health in Latino communities.




    Micaela Smith-Barry has been named program manager for maternal and child health initiatives at the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness.




    Madison photographer Shalicia Johnson wrapped up her Pooch Playoffs with a $3,600 donation to Czar’s Promise.




    Lawrence University named Samir Datta vice president of finance and administration.




    Lao Lang Xang’s Williamson Street location is closing after 25 years.

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