Borchert Field lawyer mediates for a peaceful community

Charles Robinson with Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn this week at the Safe & Sound Annual Awards Breakfast at the Italian Community Center. (Photo by Andrea Waxman)

Charles Robinson’s roles include father, lawyer, mediator and athlete, but friends and neighbors see his passion for justice and a peaceful community as defining characteristics.

Artist Anne Basting creates ways to reduce isolation of senior citizens

Anne Basting (center) stands with Mayor Tom Barrett (left) and Magda Peck, dean of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Zilber School of Public Health, at an event on May 1. (Photo by Brad Lichtenstein)

The Islands of Milwaukee exhibit at City Hall was part of an ongoing effort to provide a voice to isolated seniors in Milwaukee.

RICH program supports home ownership as city expands revitalization efforts

Aaron Szopinski, housing policy director, says the city is shifting emphasis more to neighborhood reconstruction and will be demolishing fewer homes in 2015. (Photo by Matthew Wisla)

The city shifts its focus from demolition and launches new programs and funding to support neighborhood rehabilitation.

Gubernatorial candidate Burke announces support for driver’s cards for undocumented residents

Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said all Wisconsin residents deserve a fair shot at driving legally. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

With a who’s who of local Democratic elected officials in attendance at a Southside Organizing Committee event, gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke stole the show, announcing her support for driver’s cards for undocumented residents.

ID not needed to vote in Nov. 4 election

Voters cast their ballots at the Zeidler Municipal Building on the first day of early voting. (Photo by Andrea Waxman)

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the Wisconsin voter ID law. Wisconsin voters will not need to show IDs to vote on Nov. 4.

Eighth-grader publishes book about how teens view Milwaukee

Jack Hietpas is making 100 books by hand to be sold at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Riverwest and online at Hidden Color Press. (Photo by Caroline Roers)

Jack Hietpas, a student at St. Robert School in Shorewood, is making 100 handcrafted copies of an anthology expressing teens’ experiences and perceptions of the city.

Community leader calls on Bucks to consider inner city site for new arena

The BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee. (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

Rev. Willie Brisco does not believe the Bucks owners or city leadership will take seriously his suggestion to build a new arena in the central city, but he hopes it prompts a discussion about the economic needs of the city’s poor neighborhoods.

Plan for universal driver’s education wins Greater Together Challenge

James Hall Jr., president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, addresses the audience. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

One solution to addressing Milwaukee’s historic segregation problem is to help isolated African American youth expand their social environment by providing them free driver’s education classes.

Strong Baby Sabbath highlights danger of premature births

Mayor Tom Barrett addressed about 100 congregants at Faith Builders church about ways to reduce infant mortality. (Photo by Caroline Roers)

Mayor Tom Barrett and other city officials urged community support for young parents so their babies can “blow out the candles on their first birthday cake.”