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.
Judging by the number of warrants withdrawn and payment plans arranged, “Warrant Withdrawal Wednesdays” was a success, though many said the process failed to identify those who can’t afford to pay fines.
Located on the city’s South Side, West Greenfield Avenue has become the city’s main prostitution hub, and a place where prostitutes and residents alike are victimized.
Milwaukee Municipal Court data for a 4-1/2-year period from 2012 through May 2016 shows that four out of every five cases in which money is owed to the city involved African-Americans, whose judgments totaled $23 million.
A new group home for young people aging out of foster care, built with the help of Journey House, the city, county and other partners, was once a target for razing.
Mark Beres, 40, said that unlike when he was a child, kids don’t trick or treat on the South Side anymore.
The city has taken several steps to address the issue of lead water service lines, but the Freshwater for Life Action Coalition, a group of concerned residents, says it’s not enough.
Responding to the dire need for employment opportunities for Milwaukee’s central city residents, the 11th Fatherhood Summit featured a record number of employment resources.
The Department of Neighborhood Service’s Code Loan Program provides no-interest deferred loans for eligible low-income homeowners with housing code violations.