Corner stores fill need for convenience, companionship

Corner stores fill need for convenience, companionship

April 23, 2014
Milwaukee’s hundreds of corner stores are microcosms of their neighborhoods.

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Special Report: Undocumented immigrants pay heavy price for minor offenses

Special Report: Undocumented immigrants pay heavy price for minor offenses

April 21, 2014
Many undocumented immigrants from Milwaukee County who were deported as a result of the federal Secure Communities program were guilty of misdemeanor offenses, such as driving without a license, according to a new report.

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Community members march across bridge to stop violence

Community members march across bridge to stop violence

April 16, 2014
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.

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MANDIs celebrate ‘better future’ for Milwaukee neighborhoods

MANDIs celebrate ‘better future’ for Milwaukee neighborhoods

April 9, 2014
Winners of the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDIs), awarded to organizations working to improve impoverished neighborhoods, were announced at a sold-out dinner.

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Walnut Way moves forward after fire damages community center

Walnut Way moves forward after fire damages community center

April 8, 2014
Repairs to the fire-damaged Walnut Way Community Center are nearly complete, but the organization continues to work on the building to comply with the Americans with Disability Act.

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Westlawn Gardens ‘building block’ to revitalize northwest side

Westlawn Gardens ‘building block’ to revitalize northwest side

April 1, 2014
Westlawn Gardens, which replaced half of the old Westlawn public housing complex, is a MANDI finalist for its unique design and environmental features. Though it’s been open less than a year, the project is changing how people view the city’s northwest side.

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NNS named finalist in Milwaukee Press Club journalism competition

NNS named finalist in Milwaukee Press Club journalism competition

March 31, 2014
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has been named a finalist for the Milwaukee Press Club’s Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Competition in the category “Online: Best local news or feature website.”

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United Methodist Children’s Services works to de-stigmatize poverty

United Methodist Children’s Services works to de-stigmatize poverty

March 27, 2014
MANDI nominee United Methodist Children’s Services finds its calling working with low-income families.

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MANDI finalist helps make neighborhood a community

MANDI finalist helps make neighborhood a community

March 21, 2014
Activist Jan Christensen says building a community is a long-term project. She is the community organizer in the Riverwest neighborhood.

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Just One More Ministry rescues food to feed the hungry

Just One More Ministry rescues food to feed the hungry

March 4, 2014
Just One More Ministry, which “rescues” food from groceries and caterers, is moving into the city to be able to serve more meals to Milwaukee’s hungry.

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