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.
As part of the “Gathering Art, Stories and Place” initiative, artist Erick Ledesma celebrated the end of his residency at the Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch, unveiled a permanent installation and passed the torch to the next artist-in-residence, Celeste Contreras.
Milwaukee County officials hope the new Bakari Center, a residential treatment facility for justice-involved youth at 32nd and Hampton, will successfully transition youth back into the community and offer a model for future secure facilities.
Rocky Coe has been an activist his entire life, as an attorney focusing on labor law, and in his personal life as a caring neighbor in Sherman Park.
After learning about a group of Baraboo High School students who took a prom photo that appeared to portray a Nazi-style salute, Rufus King students and staff countered with their own portrait.
The City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention is piloting a program that trains local coaches to talk to their teams about respect, integrity and non-violence in an effort to prevent sexual assault.
A group of more than 30 stakeholders involved in preventing evictions in Milwaukee worked together for the first time to figure out how to improve systems and services for those at risk of losing their homes.
Bader Philanthropies, Inc. held the grand opening celebration for its new world headquarters on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The move is intended to spark investment in the surrounding neighborhood.
Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law,” argues that segregation was created by the government and all citizens have a duty to work to undo its negative effects.
After attending an On the Table event last year, one woman decided to bring different generations together in her own neighborhood for a conversation. An estimated 10,000 people gathered for breakfast, lunch and dinner to talk about a wide array of issues.