A small group of homeowners on North 9th Street have been meeting monthly at St. Matthew Church to discuss how they can improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. Since September, they’ve learned that change is slow and difficult to effect, but they aren’t giving up.
Eighth-grade students at Westside Academy II participated in a Peace Walk for the fourth year in a row and created a book of poems and personal symbols to promote peace.
Milwaukee Police Department representatives told an audience of District 2 residents that more officers are patrolling the area during the summer months to try to avoid a seasonal increase in crime.
The sixth annual neighborhood cleanup event drew hundreds of volunteers to clean up Walker Square Park and the surrounding area — and send a message.
A visit to City Hall prompted a great idea by a Milwaukee police officer.
The new director of community safety, John Connelly, will focus on crime prevention, diversion tactics.
Donated children’s shoes hang in City Hall to represent the number of child abuse and neglect cases in Milwaukee County in 2011.
The message of peace came through loud and clear at an anti-violence rally sponsored by Running Rebels that drew participants from throughout the city.
A survey of Safe & Sound participants in 21 Milwaukee neighborhoods confirmed that providing a ‘safe place’ for young people helps them stay out of gangs.
District 2 Community Liaison Officer Jesus Gloria is responsible not only for handling crisis situations and preventing crime, but also for visiting students, removing graffiti and connecting residents with community resources. It’s not an easy job.