A health and wellness fair will be held on Saturday, June 2, at South Division High School and provide access to services to individuals who might be fearful to seek them elsewhere.
Wayne Smith, 52, is unemployed but he said he hopes to find a job soon. He can do anything — factory, warehouse, office. He’s done a bit of everything.
A preliminary plan to reduce the number of drug overdose deaths has been released by the City-County Opioid, Heroin, and Cocaine Task Force. The pace of drug- related deaths in Milwaukee County is similar to last year’s, which hit an all-time high.
A Republican-backed law that altered the funding mechanism for Business Improvement Districts in Milwaukee cost the Historic Mitchell Street BID $10,000, forcing it to cancel the popular fair this year. Organizers say it will be back in 2019.
Residents of the South Side blame an increase in drug activity and prostitution for a spate of murders that occurred in March and April.
Youth advocate Eileen Alvarado recently published her second book, “Hope Looks Like You,” and is working to raise money to distribute it free of charge to local youth.
Although the City of Milwaukee promised more than a year ago to replace lead service lines at each of the city’s 346 licensed child care facilities, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has found that only 146 have been replaced thus far, due to a combination of mismanagement, poor communication and unresponsive property owners.
A congressional order to halt closure of shuttered Social Security Administration offices has energized efforts to reverse the decision to close the Mitchell Street office.
Despite recent protests, the Mitchell Street Branch of the Social Security Administration will close on March 22. The office serves about 2,200 visitors a month.
Alex Stojanovski, 35, is a former professional soccer player now living on Milwaukee’s North Side.