Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods in the past year. NNS reporter Allison Dikanovic explains why the story republished here is her favorite among the pieces she wrote in 2018.
Milwaukee’s City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force recently held its fourth community engagement session, at which the group heard suggestions for tackling the overdose epidemic, including safe injection sites, more stable transitional housing for recovering addicts and stronger drug-prevention education in schools.
After a Milwaukee County Municipal Court judge found Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporter Edgar Mendez not guilty of trespassing Monday, he reflects on a wrong that he said should have never happened.
Listening circles at the Zeidler Center often offer teenagers and police officers the first opportunity to see each other as human beings.
Milwaukee County Sheriff-elect Earnell Lucas plans to walk back immigration policies enforced by his predecessor, David Clarke, and build positive relations with the Milwaukee Police Department.
Representatives of the Milwaukee Health Department and advocacy groups continued to disagree on the main source of lead poisoning at a League of Women Voters forum intended to call attention to the issue.
Panelists at a recent conference hosted by the Marquette Law School said youth violence can be prevented by improving relations with both community members and law enforcement.
South Side community members are optimistic about a new police initiative that will increase the number of officers on foot and bicycles in Milwaukee Police District 2.
The ACLU of Wisconsin is working to inform residents about the impact of a lawsuit targeting stop-and-frisk that led to police reforms in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Fire Department defended its practice of placing warning signs on abandoned homes and vacant buildings, stating that it is important for firefighter safety, while Ald. Robert Bauman expressed concern that they will attract criminal activity.