James Draves, 63, is fed up with how the City of Milwaukee handled snow removal after the latest snowstorm.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during 2015. NNS reporter Brendan O’Brien explains why the story republished here is his favorite of those he wrote this year.
Sharon Adams announced she is stepping away from the organization she founded with her husband, which has transformed the neighborhood through community organizing, property restoration and economic development.
Milwaukee ranks 16th out of the top 50 U.S. cities in creating an environment for black males to meet their educational, work and personal life goals, according to the Campaign for Black Male Achievement City Index.
Select Milwaukee’s board of directors suspended most operations and hired a certified public accountant after learning of an “unexpected financial position.”
Ray Simpson, 21, has been playing the organ since he was 6 at his father’s church, where he has developed a strong sense of faith.
Most defendants in Municipal Court don’t have a lawyer because they say legal representation is too expensive. Those who are represented by counsel fare much better. Between 2011 and 2014, only 8 percent of cases without an attorney were dismissed, while 57 percent involving an attorney were successfully defended.
The Milwaukee Police Department writes a disproportionate number of citations in the poorest areas of the city, where many residents do not have the means to ever pay their fines.
Life-long Milwaukeean Marc Alesceo talks about his conflicting views on gun control.
John Gurda talks about his new book, “Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods,” 465 pages of photos, stories and descriptions of the ever-changing neighborhoods that make up the city.