Teen pregnancy campaign turns heads, resonates with youth

The new ads are located at bus shelters in targeted areas and read “Have a baby too young and it’ll control your life.” (Photo by Maria Corpus)

United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County strives to decrease the teen birth rate with new ads showing teen parents controlled by their baby.

Favorite of 2014: New restaurant fuels optimism in SOHI District

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during 2014. NNS reporter Molly Rippinger explains why the story republished here is the favorite of those she wrote this year.

Mental health board’s slow start prompts questions

The Crisis Resource Center at 2057 S. 14th St. is part of a new model for delivering community-based mental health care. (Photo by Matthew Wisla)

Created by the state legislature in the spring to dramatically change mental health care, the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board is off to a slow start, critics say.

New St. Ann Center expected to jump start development on North Side

The new North Side campus of the St. Ann Center will include medical and dental clinics, classrooms, an indoor lap pool and an intergenerational playground. (Photo by Molly Rippinger)

North Side residents will soon benefit from St. Ann Center’s intergenerational approach to health and education services for adults and children.

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.