Panhandling on street medians and highway ramps will be illegal beginning Oct. 28. A new city ordinance calls for violators to be fined or imprisoned.
Bennie Smith, owner and chef at Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille on North 27th Street, plans to open a second location of the restaurant in the Harambee neighborhood. The soft opening is scheduled for January 2017.
The city has taken several steps to address the issue of lead water service lines, but the Freshwater for Life Action Coalition, a group of concerned residents, says it’s not enough.
The visit of social justice leaders Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors to UW-Milwaukee demonstrated the shift of Black Lives Matter from an Internet hashtag to an in-person call to action.
The Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association and others are calling on state legislators to fully fund public education and reduce disparities between poorer and wealthier districts.
North Side native Kimberley Motley runs a private legal practice in Afghanistan where she spends part of her time working without pay, representing victims of human rights violations there and around the world.
The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time payment to eligible Milwaukee residents to help pay a portion of their energy bills during the heating season. The application period began Oct. 1 and runs through May 15, 2017.
Responding to the dire need for employment opportunities for Milwaukee’s central city residents, the 11th Fatherhood Summit featured a record number of employment resources.
Wisconsin Black Historical Society director Clayborn Benson asked artist George Gist to replace the building’s mural with one that illustrated black contributions to Wisconsin.
Police Chief Ed Flynn addressed the roles elected officials and media play in community relationships with police at a recent Milwaukee Press Club event.