Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods in the past year. NNS reporter Edgar Mendez explains why the story republished here is his favorite among the pieces he wrote in 2018.
Villard Avenue once was a bustling commercial sector, and though many businesses still operate on the street, challenges to restore it to its former prominence remain.
After a Milwaukee County Municipal Court judge found Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporter Edgar Mendez not guilty of trespassing Monday, he reflects on a wrong that he said should have never happened.
Store owner Naser Asad said road construction on Greenfield has hurt his business.
Several state leaders are urging voters to continue pushing for legalization of marijuana and also calling for bipartisan support for changes in the state law.
The Wisconsin Justice Initiative, ACLU of Wisconsin, MICAH and some state leaders believe that passage of the Nov. 6 referendum on legalizing marijuana would lead to reforms that could lessen the impact of unequal law enforcement and create economic benefits for the state.
The “Talking Shop: Hip Hop,” event at Mitchell Street Library will revisit the days when breakdancing, hip-hop and the Cuteria barber shop were at the center of the neighborhood’s cultural shift.
The ACLU of Wisconsin is working to inform residents about the impact of a lawsuit targeting stop-and-frisk that led to police reforms in Milwaukee.
CC Ryder, 32, said he has a 9- to -5 job, but scraps metal to make a few extra bucks.
Vincent Lyles, who announced his resignation Thursday, cites increased membership in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and college access for its members as among his proudest accomplishments during nearly seven years as CEO and president of the organization.