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 Near West Side’s new logo, which represents a “neighborhood of neighborhoods,” was unveiled recently by government officials, neighbors and businesspeople.
Reggie Jackson of the Black Holocaust Museum puts the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the test in a lecture series that traces the history of devaluing black people in America.
Two months of effort by neighborhood leaders has resulted in the creation of a pavilion that can collect rainwater for the Martin Drive community, in addition to a space for groups to meet.
A three-year, $1 million initiative is intended to promote assets and reduce crime on the near west side.
Leaders from several of Milwaukee’s largest business, education and non-profit organizations today announced the formation of Near West Side Partners, Inc. (NWSP), an organization with a mission to revitalize and sustain the Near West Side as a thriving business and residential corridor, through collaborative efforts to promote economic development, improved housing, unified neighborhood identity and […]
September 26th, from 6-9 p.m. neighbors and the general public are invited to a Musical Extravaganza fund-raising event at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W Vliet Street to enjoy local music. Tickets are $10.00 ordered in advanced via phone at 414-708-8975, or $12 at the door. There will be music, dancing, and fun, along with […]
Tuesday August 5th, Neighbors will gather with lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks at the Martin Drive Community Gardens, 1335 North 46 Street to enjoy “The LEGO® Movie” at 8:30 p.m. “The neighborhood really came together to do something fun for the whole family,” said Raymond Duncan, Martin Drive Neighborhood Association Projects and Planning Committee Chair. […]
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and African American Chamber of Commerce will soon kick off a new revolving loan fund to help provide capital to small businesses and boost black entrepreneurship.
The Vliet Street Business Association is accepting nominations for its first annual business awards contest. Nominations will be accepted for the 2014 Vliet Street Business Awards through January 3, 2014. Awards will be offered in five categories, including: • Emerging Business: This award highlights the growing number of new businesses moving to Vliet Street. Businesses that […]