Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during 2017. NNS reporter Edgar Mendez explains why this two-part series, originally published on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, is his favorite among those he wrote this year.
The City-County Opioid, Heroin and Cocaine Task Force has cancelled one-third of its scheduled meetings since it was created earlier this year. However, Task Force members are assuring the public that work to combat the epidemic continues behind the scenes.
Once a Milwaukee staple, the corner bar is becoming a relic in the 53215 and 53204 neighborhoods as crime and other issues have caused taverns to close.
Once a staple on Milwaukee’s South Side, the corner bar is becoming a relic in some neighborhoods, a result of the steady decline of industry, changing social patterns, licensing issues and the unwillingness of bar owners to adapt.
Twelve finalists for the prestigious MANDI awards were announced Tuesday night. Two new categories were added this year, recognizing economic development and collaboration.
Of the 309 drug deaths in Milwaukee County this year through Oct. 15, 84 percent were caused by opioids, and 70 percent of the victims lived in the City of Milwaukee.
State Rep. David Crowley has proposed a series of bills that would provide housing credits tied to volunteer work for low-income residents, change rules on the rental screening process, hold landlords accountable for repairs and provide funding for counties hit hardest by homelessness.
A fundraiser and supply drive for victims of the natural disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico will be held at this weekend’s Latino Family Expo.
Residents of the near South and West Sides are concerned that the closing of fire stations 28 and 31 will negatively impact quality of life in the areas and result in delayed response times.
Developers have raised about half the funds needed for the Sherman Phoenix project in Sherman Park, which would convert the fire-damaged BMO Harris Bank building into a hub of black entrepreneurship and investment.