The federal Secure Communities program was created to protect communities by identifying and deporting immigrants who have broken criminal laws. However, one-third of those deported from Milwaukee County had no criminal record.
The last time Hector Arenas had any contact with law enforcement officials was when he was 22. Fifteen years later, he was removed from his home by immigration officers and deported to Mexico, leaving behind five children and their mother.
By a vote of 14-4 the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a measure that will end Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers for non-violent offenders.
Ben’s Cycle moved into its current location on Lincoln Avenue in 1965 and bought the across-the-street neighbor, the Riviera Theater, in 1996. Today, the theater houses vintage bicycles, as well as a mountain of frames, parts, and bike-frame chandeliers. Lincoln Village’s Polish roots can be seen throughout the neighborhood—Kosciuszko Park (and the statue of Thaddeus […]
Dressed in caps and gowns, student demonstrators recently rallied in support of the DREAM Act at the Voces De La Frontera headquarters.
Julian Haliga is working hard to reinvigorate competitive baseball within the city, especially on the south side. Judging by the success of his team, he’s succeeding.
Milwaukee Poet Laureate Brenda Cárdenas recently presented her final official event, Cantos Latinos, at the Milwaukee Public Library. Five Latino poets spoke about how their culture and heritage affects their work.
While Latinos seem to agree that there should be more Latino state representatives from the south side, they disagree which redistricting map is most likely to accomplish that goal.
During their first week of commuting after the elimination of Route 18, some South Siders interviewed by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service along National Avenue were upset by the changes. Others said the bus lines that replaced Route 18 make their commute faster.
Statewide cuts to public transportation and other budget concerns have led to the elimination of Route 18, which serves the Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods. Reductions in bus service across the city will begin Jan. 29.