Basia Spencer, owner of fashion boutique Basia Rose Designs, recently opened her own shop at a former pop-up space at 1617 W. North Ave. in Lindsay Heights, where she shares space with other vendors.
Terrance Davis grew up in the Washington Park neighborhood. As the visitor services specialist at the Urban Ecology Center in the park, he appreciates serving the community where he was raised.
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.
Sandra Parks was an eighth-grader at Keefe Avenue School. When she was killed, a special Milwaukee Public Schools team came in to support grieving students and help the school community start to heal.
Some community members have ideas about how Earnell Lucas, who will take office on Jan. 7, can be the best possible “people’s sheriff” for Milwaukee County.
Joselyn Arreguin, a senior at Escuela Verde, created a pop-up restaurant to raise awareness about healthy food options in the Silver City neighborhood.
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 Edgar Mendez explains why the story republished here is his favorite among the pieces he wrote in 2018.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods in the past year. NNS reporter Andrea Waxman explains why the story republished here is her favorite among the pieces she wrote in 2018.