Shaquita Spencer has wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember. She works as a certified nursing assistant now, but her plan to go back to school and fulfill her lifelong dream is finally being set into motion.
Club León, a professional soccer team in Mexico with a large fan base in Milwaukee, recently played a scrimmage match at Miller Park against C.F. Pachuca. Leon’s fan club, Los De Arriba Milwaukee, was there to support the team.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County hosted a volunteering event at H.W. Longfellow School to celebrate the first day of summer.
Profits are down for small, family-owned businesses on the South Side because of construction along Greenfield Avenue between 35th Street and Cesar Chavez Drive.
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.