Smiles and applause abounded on Saturday, June 2nd, as Southside-based community development organization Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) recognized fifteen residents of the Silver City, Burnham Park, Layton Park, and Pulaski Park neighborhoods for completing their inaugural seven week Neighbors in Action (NIA) leadership program.
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.
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.
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.
Along with a restaurant, new amenities on the 3500 block of West National will include apartments, a parklet featuring outdoor seating and additional parking.
An initiative of Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, the Block Projects Menu, engages residents and grows local leaders in South Side neighborhoods.
Three Asian restaurants are participating in Silver City’s annual “Phobruary” event, featuring pho, a traditional Asian soup, for $5.