Community activists met in Washington Park, the site of a recent drive-by shooting, to demand action from city officials to improve safety in central-city parks.
Seven finalists are competing to win the Near West Side Partners Rev-UP MKE small business competition. The winner will open or expand a business on the Near West Side.
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors endorsed (17 – 1) a long-term lease with the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) for portions of Washington Park today that will bring significant investment and major upgrades to park facilities.
Improvements to businesses, beautification efforts and designs for a grocery store point to positive change on Vliet Street.
Shaun Brown has a lot of goals — travel more, buy property, get involved in transitional living — but she’s in no rush.
Hundreds of volunteers gathered at Harley-Davidson for the “Sound the Alarm, Save a a Life” campaign. The event was part of a national effort to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in 16 days.
The renovations at Messmer St. Rose School are intended to increase students’ safety, allow for better accessibility and provide features that make year-round schooling possible.
The Urban Ecology Center, along with the Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter, hosted an Earth Day of Service in the Washington Park community to encourage environmental awareness.
Nekea Leon recently participated in a performance at Milwaukee City Hall where dancers portrayed stories of residents of Sherman Park. Leon lived there as a young child.
At two recent events to solicit community feedback that will inform recommendations on police reform made by the Milwaukee Collaborative Reform Initiative, residents said police officers must answer for their interactions with individuals.