The Día de Los Muertos parade through Walker’s Point boasted colorful costumes, stilt walkers, puppets, music, dancers and marchers carrying ofrendas (offerings) in memory of loved ones.
Top-tier child care centers in Milwaukee are subsidized by the state at below local market rates despite bumps from the recently implemented YoungStar ratings system, according to a new report. In addition, low YoungStar ratings and frozen pay rates are prompting some family child care centers in the central city to close.
The state Department of Children and Families cannot confirm an increase in the number of family day care centers closing in the last several months, but providers have told Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service that colleagues are shutting their doors.
Pete’s Market and El Rey are responding to requests from South Side residents to include more healthy food items in the stores.
A new ACLU of Wisconsin report argues that felons who have completed their prison term should be allowed to vote. African-Americans make up 39 percent of the disenfranchised population in Wisconsin.
For three years a $300,000 synthetic turf football field donated to Journey House by the Green Bay Packers has sat in a storage warehouse in Green Bay. But, ground has now been broken for the Journey House Football Field and Stadium at Mitchell Park, and the turf will soon be laid out.
Hundreds of children put on costumes and filled their bags with candy at the seventh annual “Silver City Trick or Treat Street.”
A community organizer, a police officer, a city official and an alderwoman share insights on 14th Street C.A.R.E.S. and other central city block clubs.
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is displaying work by local artists celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
The Latino Arts Strings Program recently received one of five 2012 Afterschool Innovator Awards from the Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation. Each winner received $10,000.