Of the 309 drug deaths in Milwaukee County this year through Oct. 15, 84 percent were caused by opioids, and 70 percent of the victims lived in the City of Milwaukee.
As the Public Safety and Health Committee delays action on a resolution that would direct the city Health Department to deem women of childbearing age at risk for lead exposure, concerned community groups push for government to “get ahead of the science.”
A new advocacy organization alleges that UnitedHealthcare is not meeting parity standards for mental health care in Milwaukee.
Fondy Farmers Market will celebrate its centennial by opening the new Fondy Park in Lindsay Heights on Sept. 16.
Despite persistently high unemployment, more than 40,000 fewer people in Milwaukee County are receiving monthly food assistance because of Gov. Scott Walker’s decision not to renew time-limit waivers for able-bodied adults without dependents.
The second location of Pete’s Fruit Market will open next month in Bronzeville, providing access to fresh and healthy food.
Local organizations are working to make it easier for community residents to take advantage of bicycle trails in the wake of a recent study confirming that low-income neighborhoods have unequal access to bike and walking trails.
The Milwaukee Health Department is working to reduce childhood lead poisoning and inform the public of the risks, but residents and officials agree that more must be done.
The Hunger Task Force and local partners collaborate to make sure local youth get adequate nutrition through the summer, with 138 meal locations in the city of Milwaukee.
On a recent Sunday when temperatures soared above 90 degrees, hundreds of people gathered in Clarke Square for the ‘open streets’ festivities.