Milwaukee’s hundreds of corner stores are microcosms of their neighborhoods.
Community organizations have begun a campaign to stop the violence in the city of Milwaukee. Saturday’s walk across the James E. Groppi Unity Bridge kicked off the yearlong campaign.
Local leaders envision the “I Pledge Milwaukee” initiative as a vehicle to help residents channel their resources and abilities to help improve the city.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during the past year. In the first of a three-part series, Reporter Andrea Waxman explains why her story about the “Wisdom Walk” program at the Alma Center is her favorite of 2013. It was originally published on Feb. 18.
Next Door Foundation organized a softball game to strengthen relations between District 3 police and residents.
A new family services center will host support groups and offer educational opportunities intended to address domestic and street violence.
North Side young people took the lead in planning an event to promote peace through art and music in Washington Park’s Fox Field.
Fifteen months after the murder of Justin “JJ” Kohen, his killers remain at large as his family struggles to find peace.
Duplicate crime incident reports, representing about 20 percent of the total, portrayed an inaccurate picture of the number of crimes in each of Milwaukee’s seven police districts for 2012. The figures were quietly corrected late last week.
District 5 of the Milwaukee Police Department held a roll call at the Auer Oasis site to encourage residents to feel safe and welcome to participate in the free meal program.