Lauren Hubbard grew up in 53206, and now she is trying to end the stigma surrounding mental illness that prevents people from getting help.
Although the City of Milwaukee promised more than a year ago to replace lead service lines at each of the city’s 346 licensed child care facilities, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has found that only 146 have been replaced thus far, due to a combination of mismanagement, poor communication and unresponsive property owners.
Children and pregnant women are most at risk of long-term damage from lead exposure, and there is no safe level of lead.
Angela Smith is a healing teacher, life coach and holistic practitioner. She has partnered with Walnut Way Conservation Corp. to bring alternative healing classes to the North Side.
Walnut Way is one of two community-based organizations in the country to receive a major grant from the Institute for Sustainable Communities this year. The grant will fund solar panel and storm water management projects in Lindsay Heights.
The green space and storm water retention system in Fondy Park help make Lindsay Heights “the premiere eco-tourism neighborhood of the city.” Improvements this year are expected to include solar power.
Pete’s Fruit Market is bringing fresh produce, international seafood and jobs to Bronzeville, an area that was once considered a food desert.
Mayor Tom Barrett asked for Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker’s resignation in the wake of revelations that the families of children who were lead poisoned were not properly notified.
The City-County Opioid, Heroin and Cocaine Task Force has cancelled one-third of its scheduled meetings since it was created earlier this year. However, Task Force members are assuring the public that work to combat the epidemic continues behind the scenes.
Na’il Scoggins is in his first year of medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He’s had an interest in helping people through medicine since he was a child.