Although the City of Milwaukee promised more than a year ago to replace lead service lines at each of the city’s 346 licensed child care facilities, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has found that only 146 have been replaced thus far, due to a combination of mismanagement, poor communication and unresponsive property owners.
Despite Health Department efforts to combat lead poisoning that date back decades, community leaders say a plan, and better communication, are necessary for the city to move forward on the issue.
After years of traffic fatalities and injury accidents trending down, both are now on the rise and are soaring to levels not seen in recent years. As police regroup, city residents are grappling with the idea that a green light doesn’t mean it’s safe to go.
Once a Milwaukee staple, the corner bar is becoming a relic in the 53215 and 53204 neighborhoods as crime and other issues have caused taverns to close.
Once a staple on Milwaukee’s South Side, the corner bar is becoming a relic in some neighborhoods, a result of the steady decline of industry, changing social patterns, licensing issues and the unwillingness of bar owners to adapt.
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.
The number of homeless individuals in Milwaukee has dropped by 600 since the Housing First Initiative began in 2015, though more than 900 people remain homeless and some struggle to access supportive services and find housing.
Members of the NAACP Youth Council, led by the Rev. James Groppi, marched for 200 nights beginning on Aug. 29, 1967, to support open housing legislation in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service took a look back in a series of 15 articles and videos.
The number of students who passed their GED tests at Milwaukee’s four main testing sites nose-dived when a new, more challenging test was rolled out in 2014. It has been rising slowly since then, but is still fewer than one-fourth of the total who passed in 2013.
Women of color in Milwaukee will be disproportionately harmed by a provision in the American Health Care Act ending Medicaid reimbursements for abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood. This could result in severely limited services such as gynecological exams, STD testing and treatment, and contraception.