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.
Milwaukee Police Department Capt. Willie Murphy of District 7 said he is working to rebuild trust in police by fostering better relationships with community residents.
Donna Johnson would like to see her 12-year-old grandson benefit from the role modeling and mentoring of Andre Lee Ellis’ “We Got This” program.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods in the past year. NNS reporter Ana Martinez-Ortiz explains why the story republished here is her favorite among the pieces she wrote in 2018.
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.
Khalid Walid hopes the opening of new businesses at Sherman Phoenix will bring former residents back to the North Side.
Community members came together to share stories about Milwaukee’s civil rights history at the finale of the MKE Monumental series. Participants also created memes to connect the city’s past and present.
Brooklyn native Taj Pearsall had a hard time adjusting to Milwaukee after moving more than a decade ago. Pearsall’s knowledge of Milwaukee came from sitcoms such as “Happy Days,” and he didn’t realize how segregated it is.
Hundreds of community members joined with business owners to mark the opening of the Sherman Phoenix, a commercial center for small businesses that co-developers JoAnne Johnson-Sabir and Juli Kaufmann hope will set an example for the rest of the city.