On Sunday, Oct. 16, Rev. Dr. Terrell H. Cistrunk stood before a packed church, filled with members, family, neighbors and friends at her ordination service commissioned by the Presbytery of Milwaukee.
Rev. Cistrunk has been pastor of the New Life Presbyterian Church, 3276 N. Palmer St., for almost twelve years. The neighborhood has been changing, and the Presbytery gave her the charge to reorganize the church.
Like so many other community-based organizations, HOPI operates on a shoestring budget, love and passion for the community and a commitment to harmonic and prosperous living for its members. Wroten says that each block is uniquely different and he could spend a week or more on each block, solving problems and addressing complaints. Unfortunately, his hands-on time is severely limited.
Teig Whalen-Smith has been named Director of the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District, according to the Spring, 2005 issue of Living The Dream, the BIDís quarterly newsletter. Marjorie Rucker will serve as the Business Assistance Coordinator for the BID.
In celebration of Womenís History Month the Harambee neighborhood posthumously recognizes one of many trailblazers, Elizabeth (Betty) Boyd. With a rich history that includes grassroots leaderships, and involvement, many have been led to a feeling of community pride. The Harambee Ombudsman Project, Inc. (HOPI) recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, and is happy to have counted her among their ranks. It is impossible to name all of the women who have worked in the trenches, beside the men over the years.
On Sunday October 2, Ross Bigley left the Brady Street Pharmacy at 7:30 pm. He had already walked halfway across Brady Street and was waiting for the westbound motorist to stop to let him cross the rest of the way when he was hit from behind by an eastbound motorist. The blow knocked him to the ground, and the rear tire of the vehicle drove over his ankle, breaking it in two places. The driver did not stop. The following day, a boy on a bicycle was struck by a motorist at the same intersection. This is the same corner where Mary Glorioso was killed a year and a half ago.