Maurice Brazell, 61, lives in the Midtown area. He said injuries and deaths caused by guns are far too common and that police and other entities need to focus more resources on controlling firearms.
A new federal program allows distressed census tracts to be certified as “Opportunity Zones,” where investments can receive various tax incentives. Some Milwaukee state legislators are hoping the program can spur development in the city’s overlooked neighborhoods.
Every tax season, when people are looking for help to file their forms, low-income individuals are forced to navigate through services that pop up in their neighborhoods and may offer predatory loans, hard-to-notice fees and a mistake-prone tax return. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a commercial preparer.
Milwaukee has a reputation for being one of the most segregated cities in the U.S. Affordable housing advocates say Mayor Tom Barrett’s goal of building or improving 10,000 housing units in 10 years could help integrate the city.
Nicole Groce, 44, is an organizer for Milwaukee’s Urban Kickball League for adults. The league runs 13 weeks, beginning in the spring and running into the summer at Meaux Park in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
After years of traffic fatalities and injury accidents trending down, both are now on the rise and are soaring to levels not seen in recent years. As police regroup, city residents are grappling with the idea that a green light doesn’t mean it’s safe to go.
Residents and panelists at a recent community meeting indicated that they would like the next police chief to be someone from within the Milwaukee Police Department who will work well with others and rebuild trust with the community.
The Social Development Commission’s free tax preparation service, VITA, is in need of $35,000 by Jan. 31, or it may be forced to cut the program by 75 percent. VITA helped prepare 11,853 federal and state returns in 2016.
In an effort to battle poverty, the Northwest Side Community Development Corp. has created more than 1,000 jobs in the area since 2000, while serving the community in multiple other ways.
Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach, which runs an emergency shelter on frigid nights, has been working overtime during the brutal cold that’s hit Milwaukee over the last week and a half. The all-volunteer organization is eager to find more community members to help keep its shelter running throughout the winter.