Energy conservation tops plans to rejuvenate Pulaski Park neighborhood

Alex Hernandez (left) provides information about revitalization efforts to neighborhood resident Martin Carpio at a recent open house at the Pulaski pavilion. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

Long overdue changes to Pulaski Park and the surrounding neighborhood are being planned, including energy conservation projects, youth programming and other efforts aimed at increasing resident engagement and improving safety in the area.

New restaurant fuels optimism in SOHI District

Bennie Smith, co-owner of Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille, is optimistic about the SOHI District. (Photo by Molly Rippinger)

Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille opened earlier this month in an area with few locally owned restaurants.

Obama’s immigration reforms leave South Side activists wanting more

Residents listen intently as President Obama explains his immigration reform package at the Voces de la Frontera viewing event at Candelas Hall, 2537 W. National Ave. (Photo by Matthew Wisla)

South Side immigration rights activists are reacting to reforms announced by President Obama with “a divided heart,” pledging to continue fighting for more changes.

Volunteers provide help, company to seniors on ‘Make a Difference Day’

More than 300 homes in Milwaukee were winterized recently thanks to about 1,300 volunteers who raked leaves, put up storm windows and did other chores for senior citizens.

Fathers find support at annual summit

Attendees at the ninth annual Fatherhood Summit listen as Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele speak about the importance of fatherhood. (Photo by Molly Rippinger)

Fathers from across the city gathered at the ninth annual Fatherhood Summit.

Medical examiner brings closure to families of deceased homeless people

Bodies lie in the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office. (Photo by Sue Vliet)

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office investigates about 40 cases a year of unidentified and unclaimed bodies, many of whom are homeless.

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.