Civilians and law enforcement officials were recognized for their efforts to create safe and vital communities at the 69th annual Crime Prevention Awards Luncheon, hosted by LISC Milwaukee and Safe & Sound.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 15, the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service will launch the distribution of thousands of free copies of an illustrated 32-page book marking the 50th anniversary of the historic open housing marches.
For 21 years, Aurora Family Service has helped provide more than 60,000 Milwaukee-area families with the groceries for a Thanksgiving meal.
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of an extraordinary event in Milwaukee history. A group of African-American teenagers belonging to the NAACP Youth Council, under the guidance of their advisor, the Rev. James Groppi, marched for 200 nights, often facing hostile white crowds, in support of open housing legislation in the city.
To commemorate the anniversary, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has created a series of articles, videos and photographs examining various aspects of the March on Milwaukee. Read more
Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, honors Americans who died in war.
A march organized by Voces de la Frontera drew thousands of people from across the state to demand immigration reform and support Latinos, immigrants and refugees.
The eighth year of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore art contest drew 67 entries, a record number.
The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from RTDNA for Allison Dikanovic’s special report, “A Crime Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in Milwaukee.” The two-part series ran on Feb. 29 and March 1, 2016. The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
The Innovations & Wellness Commons, Johnsons Park Revitalization project and the Historic Wally Schmidt Tavern, all located in Lindsay Heights, walked away with MANDI awards, which recognize the “unsung heroes” of Milwaukee neighborhood development innovation.
Community members can vote for the MANDI People’s Choice Award winners from March 27 through April 5. The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation honor organizations and individuals for their work to revitalize city neighborhoods.