Just like the police, Salvation Army chaplains are on the front lines of tragedy, delivering “spiritual and emotional care” when it is needed most.
Serenity Inns, a safe place for men to recover from drugs or alcohol addictions, offers hope as the tragic pace of drug overdose deaths continues in Milwaukee.
In an interview with NNS, Fire Chief Aaron Lipski talks about fighting his first fire, the impact of budget cuts and the pandemic and his mission to increase diversity within the Milwaukee Fire Department.
From summer camps to gardening programs to computer programming classes, here’s an extensive list of youth programming that local organizations are offering this summer and most of it’s free.
Legal Tune Up is an online tool that helps people remove certain types of arrests, evictions and other blemishes from their record that could serve as barriers to housing and employment opportunities.
Under Wisconsin law, it is illegal to possess, sell or manufacture marijuana. Some municipalities, including Milwaukee, have enacted local changes related to marijuana law enforcement.
The number of African Americans who die from drug overdoses in Milwaukee County continues to rise, with 45 percent of this year’s fatalities coming from Black residents, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Mayor Tom Barrett calls bill passed by the Senate that requires the Fire and Police Commission add members selected by the police and fire unions “a vicious attack on local government.”
Organizers hope to invigorate the business corridor along South 13th Street, increase safety and better connect residents and amenities in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Groups plan to use billboards, bus ads, performance art, educational booths, poster contests and other strategies to help stop reckless driving. The campaigns are being funded by grants from the Milwaukee Department of Public Works.