South Side residents hit hard by closing of Menomonee Valley Cargill facility

South Side residents hit hard by closing of Menomonee Valley Cargill facility

August 1, 2014
Cargill’s beef slaughterhouse is closing today, leaving many of its South Side workers without a job.

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Live production at Woodlands fosters community growth

Live production at Woodlands fosters community growth

July 31, 2014
Residents starred in a community production of “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames,” sponsored by local faith-based organizations in the Woodlands neighborhood.

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Teen ‘bike hub’ interns shift gears for the summer 

Teen ‘bike hub’ interns shift gears for the summer 

July 30, 2014
Mobile Bike Hub internship provides teens with a unique opportunity to learn bike repair and prepare for employment after high school.

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Popular health fairs to provide free vaccinations, backpacks for kids

Popular health fairs to provide free vaccinations, backpacks for kids

July 29, 2014
Vaccinations, hearing and lead tests are among the free services that will be offered at the upcoming Milwaukee Health Department “Back-to-School Health Fairs” at North Division and Bradley Tech high schools.

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Guest House welcomes Brewers-funded rainwater pavilion

Guest House welcomes Brewers-funded rainwater pavilion

July 28, 2014
Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks and the Brewers Community Foundation donated a rainwater pavilion in the gardens across the street from Guest House, which houses formerly homeless men.

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Neighbors unite to make Clarke Square cleaner, friendlier place

Neighbors unite to make Clarke Square cleaner, friendlier place

July 25, 2014
Clarke Square residents and volunteers helped clean up the neighborhood on the third annual Serve Your City Day.

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Team Alma bikes 418 miles in Iowa to raise awareness about domestic violence

Team Alma bikes 418 miles in Iowa to raise awareness about domestic violence

July 24, 2014
A teenager and several ex-convicts, are among the volunteers participating in RAGBRAI, a seven-day bicycle ride through Iowa to raise money for the Alma Center.

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Grant winners provide rides for Lindsay Heights youngsters

Grant winners provide rides for Lindsay Heights youngsters

July 23, 2014
Sixty children received free bicycles, helmets and classes, thanks to the winners of last year’s DreamBig! competition.

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Kids, parents pass on parks, playgrounds in favor of street hoops

Kids, parents pass on parks, playgrounds in favor of street hoops

July 22, 2014
Makeshift basketball hoops and courts in the middle of city streets allow parents to keep a watchful eye on their children.

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Developers turn historic Harambee building into affordable housing

Developers turn historic Harambee building into affordable housing

July 21, 2014
Architectural development company Utopia 136 will open its second multi-family building in Harambee on Aug. 1.

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