Five homes in Clarke Square were repaired recently during “A Brush With Kindness” blitz week. The repairs, free to homeowners, would normally have cost thousands of dollars.
The Journey House Center for Youth and Family Athletics is running and open to the public. The state-of-the-art facility houses programming for the center, as well as for the adjoining Longfellow Elementary School.
Manager Julian Haliga, of the Felix Mantilla Baseball League, has coached youth baseball for more than a decade, but his team had never won a championship. Nor had any other coach in the 39-year history of the league. Now they are district champions.
The second annual “Hecho En Milwaukee” art showcase at Walker Square Park is a chance for the community to come see the flourishing women’s art scene for themselves.
A new study of census data shows that the percentage of Hispanics in Milwaukee County nearly doubled between 1990 and 2010.
Diverse City Fitness, 1838 S. 15th St., recently hosted a grand opening, welcoming neighborhood residents to a fitness center that offers a wide variety of classes geared towards keeping families healthy.
The federal Secure Communities program was created to protect communities by identifying and deporting immigrants who have broken criminal laws. However, one-third of those deported from Milwaukee County had no criminal record.
The last time Hector Arenas had any contact with law enforcement officials was when he was 22. Fifteen years later, he was removed from his home by immigration officers and deported to Mexico, leaving behind five children and their mother.
After initial ups and downs, the Walker Square Farmers’ Market is once again up and running, providing neighborhood residents with healthy and affordable produce options.
Roberto Silva and 150 co-workers are walking the picket line at Palermo’s Pizza hoping to form a union, which they believe will give them job security and improve their working conditions and pay.