Two years after the implementation of the Wisconsin smoking ban, restaurants and bars report varied effects on business.
More than three-quarters of licensed family day care centers in four central city ZIP codes received a YoungStar rating of two out of five stars, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service analysis. Many of these centers may be forced to close because providers can’t afford to move up the rating scale.
Puerto Rican native Christian Ruemmele has risen from a tumultuous past of drug possession and gang involvement to become a leader since he was hired as an AmeriCorps YouthBuild member. The program has given him a chance to earn his GED and build a better life for himself, his family and the community.
Ten years ago the old railway corridor that splits the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods was in disrepair. The trail that the train tracks ran along was a hub for illegal dumping, crime and drug use. Today – after extensive rehabilitation – the trail has been transformed into a tree-lined community space.