Despite several setbacks, financing has been completed on the $21 million Welford Sanders Historic Lofts, a renovated building that will house residents and nonprofits and serve as a memorial to the man who led development efforts in Harambee for decades.
Walnut Way’s Innovations and Wellness Commons has filled a void in Lindsay Heights, a neighborhood short on healthy food options.
The Daddy Daughter Dance is held just once a year, but participants say it creates a lasting impact for those involved.
Hired to replace the retiring Sharon Adams as executive director of Walnut Way Conservation Corp. in June, LaShawndra Vernon has been voted out by the organization’s board of directors.
Darryl Johnson, executive director of Riverworks Development Corp., has led several major projects that have helped to change the outlook in Harambee.
JCP Construction, an African-American-owned company that has worked on several recent high-profile projects including the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the Commons, has been hired as the general contractor for Bader Philanthropies global headquarters. The $9.5 million headquarters will be built in Harambee.
Milwaukeeans joined the thousands who traveled across the country to join protestors at Standing Rock.
The Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program aims to help youth expunge criminal records that hamper their ability to find employment and quality housing.
Fernando “Fernie” Orozco, 31, recently moved back to Milwaukee and reflected on the work smells that remind him of his childhood.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporters covered a wide range of stories in 2016. NNS reporter Edgar Mendez explains why this story, originally published on Nov. 21, is his favorite among those he wrote this year.