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.”

After years of stagnation, mental healthcare in city shows signs of improvement

Dan Baker, program director at the Crisis Resource Center, helps patients avoid visits to the county’s Mental Health Complex or other hospitals. (Photo by Matthew Wisla)

Milwaukee County’s plan to improve mental healthcare by expanding resources in the community is showing signs of progress.

Hunger Task Force farm teaches children about food, community

Talulah, 4, picks chard from a raised garden bed at the farm. (Photo by Amber Storm, MilwaukeeByStorm.com)

Volunteers and Hunger Task Force staff joined together to harvest crops that will be distributed to local food relief agencies.

The marijuana debate: Local legislators weigh in on legalization

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service asked Wisconsin legislators to share their views on legalization of marijuana and criminal penalties related to possession of the drug.

Do you want a bike station in your neighborhood?

After installing bike stations at Discovery World and Red Arrow Park, Bublr Bikes is taking suggestions for the location of new bike stations at its website. (By Raina J. Johnson)