Nearly 75 percent of Milwaukee central city residents interviewed by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service said they will feel less safe after a new law takes effect that allows those with a permit to carry concealed weapons.
Brown Street Academy is going green with a new schoolyard under construction this fall. The renovated playground will promote nature-focused and interactive learning in an outdoor space that children can use year-round.
Two new reports presented at LISC’s Community Development Symposium find that there is progress in Milwaukee, despite the difficult economy and other discouraging trends. Much more, they argue, needs to be done.
Organizers from the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI), along with law enforcement representatives and political leaders, gathered to share information and resources with residents at the “Hear your voice in Clarke Square” event.
A recent storm split a tree on the 1800 block of W. Washington St. in Clarke Square, and caused extensive damage in the city as high winds blew through the area.
A recent Safe Night event at North Division High School provided students with information about crime and illegal drugs, as well as entertainment, food and a good time.
Mitchell Park will be the focal point of Clarke Square on Saturday, Oct. 1, as “Cross the Domes,” a 300-person cyclocross race, and “Clarke Square Moving,” a community fundraising event, take place.
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.
Safe & Sound, Inc. has awarded $870,000 to 29 organizations that run crime-reduction programs for young people, including Journey House in Clarke Square.
The fire station at 2903 N. Teutonia, built in 1911 to serve the burgeoning northwest side, is marking its first century of service this year.