This summer, 17 businesses will cycle through locations on the North and South Sides as part of the Pop-Up MKE program, which provides grants to small-business owners.
A health and wellness fair will be held on Saturday, June 2, at South Division High School and provide access to services to individuals who might be fearful to seek them elsewhere.
Jane’s Walk MKE hosted its first tour through Clarke Square, showcasing art by community members and local organizations such as Artists Working in Education and TRUE Skool.
Amid conflicting explanations about why the Milwaukee County parks department decided to cancel the Winter Farmers Market at the Mitchell Park Domes annex next season, the parks committee called for the county administration to negotiate a new lease to retain the market.
A Republican-backed law that altered the funding mechanism for Business Improvement Districts in Milwaukee cost the Historic Mitchell Street BID $10,000, forcing it to cancel the popular fair this year. Organizers say it will be back in 2019.
Residents of the South Side blame an increase in drug activity and prostitution for a spate of murders that occurred in March and April.
Youth advocate Eileen Alvarado recently published her second book, “Hope Looks Like You,” and is working to raise money to distribute it free of charge to local youth.
Despite recent protests, the Mitchell Street Branch of the Social Security Administration will close on March 22. The office serves about 2,200 visitors a month.
The South Side Safety Summit was part of a larger effort among law enforcement, city officials, community leaders and others to improve the strained relationship between the Milwaukee Police Department and some residents.
South Side community leaders are looking forward to the school’s move into the vacant Pick ‘n Save on National Avenue.