Diamond Sconiers, a fifth-grade student at Eastbrook Academy, loves to share her new knowledge and passions.
Westlawn residents move out, ahead of September demolitions
After winning a $30 million federal grant to rebuild the second half of the Westlawn public housing development, the city of Milwaukee’s housing authority is relocating the first group of residents.
On the Block: A central city parable
Helen LeFlore, 43, talks about rising to a challenge, and the importance that companionship plays.
MPS expands community schools as part of reform efforts
Soon after Milwaukee Public Schools announced that it would not partner with the Opportunity Schools Partnership Program to restructure a failing school, the district made known that it would add to its roster of community schools, a reform model that has seen success nationwide.
United Way distributes 20,000 books to children this summer
Silver Spring Neighborhood Center was one of the recipients of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s summer book give-away.
MKE Black Restaurant Week showcases local eateries
A weeklong celebration of black-owned restaurants is taking place across the city through April 23. Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week features special deals at the various eateries.
On the Block: Teacher’s lesson
Sharmae Roberts, a math teacher at Carmen High School Northwest, reflects on what she learned about her students and their families during home visits.
Expanded Hmong market to offer two floors of shopping, 90 vendors
Phongsavan Market, an Asian market on Milwaukee’s northwest side that has provided a home away from home for some of the city’s Hmong, will open an 84,000-square-foot building just south of the current market.
HUD grant for northwest side met with distrust by some residents
A $30 million federal grant to transform a 3-square-mile area on the city’s northwest side that includes the Westlawn public housing development has prompted skepticism by some Westlawn residents.
Doors Open showcases Concordia Gardens, other central city venues
Doors Open Milwaukee will showcase six central city attractions during its free event, which runs Sept. 19 and 20.