Near West Side Partners, Inc. formed by Milwaukee business and civic leaders

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 […]

Musical extravaganza fundraiser supports annual projects in Martin Drive

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 […]

National Night Out, outdoor movie promotes community in Martin Drive

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. […]

Recognition for budding small business operators

Eleven women have been singled out for their efforts to establish their own childcare businesses. They were among the aspiring business operators recognized at the Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute’s (MEI) 2014 Graduation ceremony. The women are participants in the Refugee Childcare Microenterprise Development Project coordinated by the Social Development Commission in partnership with MEI and the […]

Special Report: Undocumented immigrants pay heavy price for minor offenses

Jose Calderon speaks about his case during a deportation protest in front of ICE's Milwaukee office on 310 E. Knapp St. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

Many undocumented immigrants from Milwaukee County who were deported as a result of the federal Secure Communities program were guilty of misdemeanor offenses, such as driving without a license, according to a new report.

New loan fund to provide growth capital for black entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs such as Raymond Wilder of KRS Hair Studio will be the focus of a new revolving loan fund. (Photo by Rick Brown)

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.

United Way teams up with labor union for local blanket drive

United Way of Greater Milwaukee has teamed up with the Milwaukee Area Labor Council to collect blankets and bedding for homeless shelters and those in need this winter. The Blanketing Greater Milwaukee drive kicks-off January 20 and runs through January 31. New and gently used blankets can be dropped off at United Way of Greater […]

Blessing of the Sick

A monthly Blessing of the Sick will be offered at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on the first Friday of each month in commemoration of Venerable Solanus Casey. A beloved Capuchin friar, Fr. Solanus Casey is credited with miracles and healings. He was humbly raised on a farm in Wisconsin and Pope John Paul II […]