In a 10 to 3 vote, the Racine Common Council voted to hire on James Palenick as its new city administrator in a three-year contract. He replacec Tom Freidel, who is retiring at the end of March. Palenick was attracted to Racine’s potential, he said. “There’s so much here that an outsider sees that maybe insider’s […]
The Hospitality Center of Racine, which serves people who are homeless or near homeless, has a new executive director: Seth Raymond. Part of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the Hospitality Center is a thriving ministry. It evolved from a casual day program with coffee and snacks to the largest hot meal program in Racine, and […]
The number of people eating breakfast and lunch at the Hospitality Center has increased significantly and that has left the meal program in a critical condition. Run by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the meal program serves meals to people who are homeless or near homeless. It served 1,375 people breakfast and 2,462 lunch in August […]
Racine city alderman Henry Perez will take over as executive director of the Hospitality Center, a center for people who are homeless, or near homeless. Perez takes over the vacant position after Rev. Kevin Stewart left the ministry in December. Stewart turned over the position to longtime volunteer Leif Peterson while the Episcopal Diocese of […]
Seven positions are up for the taking on the Racine Common Council in the spring election on April 5, but only five people have submitted campaign registration papers. The even numbered seats will be on the ballot, which are currently held by: Mollie Jones, 2nd District Alderman Jim Kaplan, 4th District Alderman, Sandy Weidner, 6th District Alderman […]
After Mayor John Dickert cast the tie-breaking vote rejecting the proposed CVS Pharmacy at Ohio Street and Washington Avenue, several readers contacted Racine County Eye asking why the store was turned away. The new store was planned at more than 13,000 square feet. A new CVS would have replaced its current store a half-mile east at […]
With votes still being counted, the incumbents led the pack in the race for four seats on the Racine Unified School District Board of Education races, according to a story in the Journal Times. Incumbents Melvin Hargrove, Dennis Wiser, Pamela Handrow, and Wally Rendon led against political newcomers Henry Perez and Jacqueline Pinager.