The beat cop initiative has been underway for several months in Clarke Square, and residents and business owners say they appreciate the added police presence in the neighborhood.
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.
Joselyn Arreguin, a senior at Escuela Verde, created a pop-up restaurant to raise awareness about healthy food options in the Silver City neighborhood.
This gallery features festively decorated homes in each of the 18 neighborhoods NNS covers.
As part of the “Gathering Art, Stories and Place” initiative, artist Erick Ledesma celebrated the end of his residency at the Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch, unveiled a permanent installation and passed the torch to the next artist-in-residence, Celeste Contreras.
The Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park were at a tipping point in 2011, when they were selected to participate in the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative. Since then, they have moved in a positive direction.
Voces de la Frontera is advocating for state legislation that would make roads safer, keep families together by avoiding threats of deportation and improve police-community relations.
Bradley Tech’s fourth annual Career Life Mentor and Trades Fair allowed students to work with skilled tradesmen to check out potential career paths.
Store owner Naser Asad said road construction on Greenfield has hurt his business.
In the last year, Jotshua Vega Marcon learned to build a house as a trainee at MCC YouthBuild, while earning scholarship funds for college.