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.
The “Sherman Park Rising” mural, 4715 W. Center St., was dedicated Friday with artist Tia Richardson, Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn in attendance.
Developers have raised about half the funds needed for the Sherman Phoenix project in Sherman Park, which would convert the fire-damaged BMO Harris Bank building into a hub of black entrepreneurship and investment.
It was a beautiful and busy summer in our city. This gallery collects photos from throughout Milwaukee neighborhoods during July and August 2017.
Sherman Park resident Farina Brooks came to a meeting about last summer’s unrest in her neighborhood to say her community would be better off if adults would build relationships with youth.
A City of Milwaukee foreclosure renovation program that launched to heavy criticism from residents at the beginning of the year has encountered roadblocks that have slowed progress and cast doubt on its potential for success.
The city has programs to help prospective homebuyers purchase and rehabilitate city-owned foreclosed properties, but could do better at getting the word out.
On the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Sylville Smith, his family hosted a “Back to School Bash.” The event provided an outlet for community members to celebrate Smith’s life and get students excited to go back to school.
The renovated teen center at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club provides a computer lab, theater performance area, game area and a place to study.
Mariah Robinson-Page started going to the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park when she was 5 years old. Now she is a member of the staff.