A Republican-backed law that altered the funding mechanism for Business Improvement Districts in Milwaukee cost the Historic Mitchell Street BID $10,000, forcing it to cancel the popular fair this year. Organizers say it will be back in 2019.
Opponents of a new short-term residential assessment center in Metcalfe Park for youth who have been removed from their homes fear that the facility will further disrupt their already-challenged neighborhood. Proponents say that more safe places are needed for these teens. The Board of Zoning Appeals is expected to announce its decision on May 3.