Pete’s Market and El Rey are responding to requests from South Side residents to include more healthy food items in the stores.
A new ACLU of Wisconsin report argues that felons who have completed their prison term should be allowed to vote. African-Americans make up 39 percent of the disenfranchised population in Wisconsin.
Journey House is collecting toys and gift card for neighborhood children and families this holiday season.
A fellowship program to increase news coverage of public policy issues in Milwaukee has been launched by the Public Policy Forum and Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. The program will provide a stipend to two graduate student fellows each semester to work for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, an award-winning online professional news […]
LBWN is pleased to announce the 2012 Most Improved Home Contest with the backing of Tri City National Bank and The Home Depot. This years expanded competition will build off the success of last year’s Most Improved Porch Contest in which 15 neighborhood residents invested over $24,000 in exterior, curb appeal enhancements. This year’s contest […]
Youth groups with a great idea how to make Milwaukee a better place are invited to apply for a $5,000 grant from Lead2Change, Inc. Two grants for community service projects will be awarded under the new “DreamBig” grant program.
Once a car repair shop, the Milwaukee Asian Market on Mill Road and 76th in Havenwoods opened in June 2009. Although unremarkable on the outside, its interior is colorful, lively and has everything from food to clothing to toys to toiletries. On the far north side of Milwaukee, Havenwoods gets its name from the 237-acre […]
Pedestrians and vehicles passing Heart and Hope Place, at the intersection of Port Washington and MLK Drive, are greeted by colorful, powerful paintings by Milwaukee artist Reggie Baylor. The housing development and the artwork have brought new life to the street since their completion last year. In the 1970s and ’80s, Harambee (which means “all […]
Celebrating its 100th anniversary last year, Washington High School (2525 N. Sherman Blvd.) is one of MPS’s oldest and most storied schools. This corridor, complete with mural, chandelier and purple Purgolder “W”s on the doors, has been known to generations of students as “Old Main.” Prominent Washington graduates include Senator Herb Kohl, former Wisconsin governor Lee Dreyfus, Commissioner of […]
One of the colorful bicycle racks in Thurston Woods. The staff and youth of the Agape Community Center came up with a way to beautify the neighborhood, and inspire kids to bike. Named for William J. Thurston, an oyster trader who also dealt in real estate, Thurston Woods is very green and tree-lined, giving it […]