The Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, a project of the Zilber Family Foundation, recently drew to a close. The 10-year initiative worked to improve the quality of life in Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park. The foundation is a key funder of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
This gallery features festively decorated homes in each of the 18 neighborhoods NNS covers.
Milwaukee’s City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force recently held its fourth community engagement session, at which the group heard suggestions for tackling the overdose epidemic, including safe injection sites, more stable transitional housing for recovering addicts and stronger drug-prevention education in schools.
The new development in Lindsay Heights will be home to several environmental organizations.
George Gist, a longtime artist, came back to Milwaukee to refurbish his 25-year-old mural with former mentee Brad Bernard. They worked for more than two weeks to restore the mural at the House of Peace.
Charles Casey has been living in Milwaukee for most of his life. While he says he sees people being put down because of the color of their skin, he knows it is important to thank God for the simple things in life.
Former President Barack Obama visited North Division High School on Friday, Oct. 26, his first time visiting the North Side school since 2014.
North Division High School and Clement J. Zablocki Elementary School are the newest of 10 MPS “community schools,” where teachers, students, families and community partners collectively create programs that address students’ needs.
The 10-year Zilber Neighborhood Initiative ended this summer and Lindsay Heights leaders say most of the plan’s goals have been met or are on the way to completion.
Walnut Way seeks to involve Lindsay Heights community members in neighborhood development conversations and encourage grassroots leadership.