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.
Educational and community advocates are working to notify people who’ve begun their GED exams but haven’t completed all five that they need to finish by Dec. 13, when a new testing system will go into effect.
During the next several months, the design of BadgerCare coverage for domestic violence screenings and counseling could change, increasing out-of-pocket costs for poor women and potentially denying them needed care.
For the first time in 2012, the City of Milwaukee set aside a specific percentage of contracting dollars for black-owned companies. However, an NNS analysis of city data shows that the ordinance benefited few such firms.
The Alma Center’s Wisdom Walk to Self-Mastery offers perpetrators of domestic violence a chance to heal the wounds of their own trauma and unlearn the lessons of violence-plagued childhoods.
Resident concerns about asbestos and lead contamination from the KK River Rehabilitation and Flood Control Project have resulted in a policy change by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
For 10 years, Moody Pool has remained an empty, boarded-up neighborhood nuisance, but the building will be torn down soon. In its place, a splash pool, small community building, lit basketball courts and parkways are among the planned amenities. Some neighborhood residents contend they were promised something that was never delivered.
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.
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.
For the past year, male juveniles from Milwaukee County sentenced to incarceration were sent four hours north to the Copper Lake and Lincoln Hills schools in Irma, Wis. Recent changes approved by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will keep some high-risk young offenders in the county, saving taxpayers money and enabling the young men to remain closer to their families and rehabilitative resources.