Representatives of the Health Department, Milwaukee Water Works, the Department of Public Works and others will be on hand to answer questions about the city’s lead crisis on Friday, March 22.
What a difference a week makes: We catch you up on plans to replace Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons, and what they mean for Milwaukee.
After Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake close in 2021, Milwaukee County will open a secure residential facility for youth in Milwaukee’s Havenwoods neighborhood, which leaders say will be in stark contrast to the youth prisons.
In an effort to reduce crime and improve relationships between community members and the Milwaukee Police Department, the city is planning to introduce its first-ever community policing houses, but critics are skeptical that they will be effective.
As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the “Stay Out the Game” summit taught youth how to detect signs of sex trafficking, build healthy relationships and protect themselves in unsafe situations.
The beat cop initiative has been underway for several months in Clarke Square, and residents and business owners say they appreciate the added police presence in the neighborhood.
With Milwaukee’s homeless population becoming more visible in the city’s various tent encampments, the Milwaukee Police Department works to connect homeless people to necessary resources.
Milwaukee Police Department Capt. Willie Murphy of District 7 said he is working to rebuild trust in police by fostering better relationships with community residents.
Some community members have ideas about how Earnell Lucas, who will take office on Jan. 7, can be the best possible “people’s sheriff” for Milwaukee County.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods in the past year. NNS reporter Edgar Mendez explains why the story republished here is his favorite among the pieces he wrote in 2018.