“Ballot Bash 2019” rocked the Turner Hall ballroom March 14. The event, staged by the youth-oriented nonprofit Leaders Igniting Transformation, sought to turn out the vote for the April 2 election. Public officials and candidates were invited to attend the event, which was part voter education and part just plain fun.
A $200,000 grant from Wells Fargo is helping Habitat for Humanity to build, rehab and repair 100 homes in the Midtown area. Officials say the project will create the highest concentration of affordable, single-family homes built in Milwaukee since World War II.
The “good old days” of police work in Milwaukee and the prospects for improving police-community relations in the future were topics of discussion at a recent public forum hosted by the First Stage theater group.
Supporters are hopeful that the American Black Holocaust Museum, shuttered since 2008, will get a new home at the corner of North Avenue and Fourth Street.
A full-service supermarket, known for serving a diverse customer base, has announced plans to open second store on Milwaukee’s near North Side.
Aurora Family Service, in partnership with its donor agencies, distributed Thanksgiving dinner kits to 3,100 Milwaukee-area families.
Local developers want to feed, educate and employ Milwaukee residents at a proposed delicatessen and fresh-food market in a boarded-up restaurant.
A plan to turn the former Garfield Avenue school into 60 apartments along with cultural and commercial space has been downsized because construction estimates for the school came in at double the expected cost.
Six proposals that emerged from a December brainstorming session on the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District have been unveiled by the city. Officials hope the process will spark renewed interest in Bronzeville among developers with the capacity to launch major projects.
Architects developers, community leaders and citizens discussed plans for six sites in the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District, which was created in 2005. The city hopes investors will back plans to develop the sites.