Silver City Townhomes, 20 rent-to-own homes developed by Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) and Wisconsin Redevelopment, has won the State Farm Building Blocks Award for a real estate project that enhances the community.
Alice’s Garden won the first-ever Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award at the MANDI awards dinner on March 30 sponsored by LISC.
About 70 community members, parents and staff from Hopkins Street School succeeded in swaying an MPS board committee to locate a proposed community school at Hopkins rather than nearby Lloyd Street School. The final decision is in the hands of the full school board, which is expected to vote on the matter on March 31.
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts provides free after school drop-in art classes for children age 6 to 12.
Journey House and Longfellow, both in Clarke Square, use decades-old facilities and deal with similar problems, but that will soon change.
Community members, teachers and religious leaders are mobilizing to protest the possible closing of Hopkins Street School in Lindsay Heights at the Milwaukee Public School’s Accountability, Finance and Personnel Committee hearing Tuesday. MPS has proposed merging Hopkins and Lloyd Street School at the Lloyd Street site.
While the number of reported crimes increased in Lindsay Heights between 2009 and 2010, Milwaukee police say that the higher numbers may be a positive sign that residents are more willing to report crime when they see it.
Beginning in May, an empty store in Silver City will be converted into a three-month temporary public art space.
Beginning this spring, Fondy Food Center will have a new source of fresh fruits and vegetables — its own 80-acre farm. Fondy is negotiating a lease with Afterglow Farms for the property, located in Port Washington, Wis., as part of Fondy Food Center’s expansion plan.
Safe & Sound, Inc. has awarded $870,000 to 29 organizations that run crime-reduction programs for young people, including Journey House in Clarke Square.