Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporters covered a wide range of stories in 2017. NNS reporter Elliot Hughes explains why this story, originally published on Dec. 21, is his favorite among those he wrote this year.
Laura Sue Mosier, 58, co-owns the Schuster Mansion Bed & Breakfast in the Concordia neighborhood. Her annual effort to donate warm clothing outside of the B&B recently hit a snag, because somebody has been stealing the clothing and selling it to people in the neighborhood.
The viral photo of three city of Milwaukee contractors carrying guns while on the job has elicited two main reactions: some people have taken offense while others sympathize.
Community leaders were sorry to hear about Will Allen’s retirement and the uncertain future of his urban farming nonprofit Growing Power, but said they are optimistic about the future of urban farming and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
A proposal before the Common Council would fine business owners for abandoned shopping carts, which supporters say have been a blight on Milwaukee neighborhoods.
As officials begin planning for the Milwaukee Streetcar’s possible route extensions into Walker’s Point and Bronzeville, residents are worried that too much development could drive out longtime residents.
Ellis McCoy, 64, said these days people are “rushing” too much and not carefully considering or planning their lives.
The second annual Settlement House Neighborhood Summit focused on ways for community organizations to better engage with residents.
Milwaukee community leaders are praising new legislation that would create a pilot program to introduce automated technology for identifying reckless drivers.
Called together by activist Andre Lee Ellis, community leaders gathered at the intersection of 12th and Concordia streets Wednesday in response to the death of Joseph N. Blunt, 16, who was thrown from the hood of a moving vehicle at the same intersection the day before, to make a plea to the public to drive with care.