Tuesday, Sept. 1, marked the first day of class for most Milwaukee Public Schools. Superintendent Darienne Driver, Mayor Tom Barrett and members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors attended a ceremony at Dr. George Washington Carver Academy.
The Silver Spring Neighborhood Center distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to children who live in the Westlawn housing development and the surrounding community to help get their school year off to a good start.
City officials and community leaders officially opened the extension of the Beerline Trail, part of a former railroad line that historically served the brewing industry.
Milwaukee Police Department ambassadors joined Mayor Tom Barrett and Washington Park residents Tuesday for a one-mile walk through Washington Park, Metcalfe Park and Martin Drive, culminating in an ice cream social. Barrett is challenging Milwaukeeans to walk 100 miles in 100 days.
The City of Milwaukee Health Department hosted the annual Back-to-School Health Fair at North Division High School, which provided children with required immunizations, blood lead testing, vision and dental screenings.
Common Ground held a street soccer tournament to demand changes in traffic laws that it says make the walk to school dangerous for children.
The Near West Side’s new logo, which represents a “neighborhood of neighborhoods,” was unveiled recently by government officials, neighbors and businesspeople.
The Milwaukee NAACP branch’s first-ever resource fair brought people together in Washington Park to network, learn, eat and unwind on a hot summer Saturday.
Marking the second anniversary of Three Bridges Park, near south side residents came together for the Summer Celebration at the Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center.
Ten volunteers from U.S. Bank built a new KaBOOM! playground at COA Youth & Family Centers’ Goldin Center next to the soon-to-open Burke Early Education Center.