Four bus lines launched this month are opening up job opportunities to central city residents as transit authorities plan additional routes.
New investments from the Kresge Foundation and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation validate Riverworks’ success in neighborhood revitalization and provide momentum going forward.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during 2014. NNS reporter Matt Wisla explains why the story republished here is the favorite of those he wrote this year.
In the Harambee neighborhood, a generation of children has grown up with Don Sargent, though they will never know his real name. For the last 10 years he has been their Santa, appearing annually at the Riverworks Breakfast with Santa event. He has a unique take on what it means for children to spend a few minutes with Santa.
Created by the state legislature in the spring to dramatically change mental health care, the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board is off to a slow start, critics say.
Sean, currently homeless in the Layton Boulevard West neighborhood, is committed to his faith and enjoys getting together with others to discuss religion. We met up with him at Ebenezer Lutheran Church before a hot meal.
Brandon Robins’ barber chair is often occupied by one of the youngsters from the Concordia neighborhood, and that’s just how Brandon likes it.
South Side immigration rights activists are reacting to reforms announced by President Obama with “a divided heart,” pledging to continue fighting for more changes.
The MetLife Foundation and LISC recognized three community organizations for their work with police to reduce crime. This is the first time three groups from the same city received the national award.
The city shifts its focus from demolition and launches new programs and funding to support neighborhood rehabilitation.