Dressed in caps and gowns, student demonstrators recently rallied in support of the DREAM Act at the Voces De La Frontera headquarters.
Julian Haliga is working hard to reinvigorate competitive baseball within the city, especially on the south side. Judging by the success of his team, he’s succeeding.
Milwaukee Poet Laureate Brenda Cárdenas recently presented her final official event, Cantos Latinos, at the Milwaukee Public Library. Five Latino poets spoke about how their culture and heritage affects their work.
While Latinos seem to agree that there should be more Latino state representatives from the south side, they disagree which redistricting map is most likely to accomplish that goal.
During their first week of commuting after the elimination of Route 18, some South Siders interviewed by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service along National Avenue were upset by the changes. Others said the bus lines that replaced Route 18 make their commute faster.
Statewide cuts to public transportation and other budget concerns have led to the elimination of Route 18, which serves the Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods. Reductions in bus service across the city will begin Jan. 29.
A large crowd of families filled the auditorium at the Mexican Fiesta office at 2997 S. 20th St. recently to celebrate El Dia De Reyes, The Day of the Three Kings. The event marks the day Catholics believe the Three Wise Men followed a star to Bethlehem bearing gifts for baby Jesus. It included gifts for children, re-enactment of the Nativity, a performance by Ballet Folklorico and Mexican treats.
Aldermen from the 12th and 14th districts have agreed to change parking restrictions that prevent residents on South 6th, 11th and 16th streets from parking near their homes in the winter.
South Side residents in colorful garb took to the streets on Sunday, Sept. 18, in celebration of Mexican Independence Day.
About 650 people attended the fourth annual UNCOM Walk for Wellness held at Kosciuszko Park on Milwaukee’s South Side.