July 9, 2012
The federal Secure Communities program was created to protect communities by identifying and deporting immigrants who have broken criminal laws. However, one-third of those deported from Milwaukee County had no criminal record.
July 9, 2012
June 18, 2012
A revived block club in the Borchert Field neighborhood is building better relationships with police and city officials, and improving communication between neighbors.
May 21, 2012
More than three-quarters of licensed family day care centers in four central city ZIP codes received a YoungStar rating of two out of five stars, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service analysis. Many of these centers may be forced to close because providers can’t afford to move up the rating scale.
April 25, 2012
Black women in Milwaukee County are more likely than any other racial group to die from breast cancer, but education, early detection and peer support are beginning to make a difference in reducing mortality and improving their quality of life.
February 20, 2012
A study focusing on seven south side MPS elementary and middle schools conducted by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service shows that Spanish-speaking students who have been in ELL classes outperform their non-ELL peers in reading and math.
November 21, 2011
Nearly 75 percent of Milwaukee central city residents interviewed by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service said they will feel less safe after a new law takes effect that allows those with a permit to carry concealed weapons.
September 26, 2011
After undergoing a reform process that began in 2009, North Division High School has big plans to provide students with a high-quality education, reversing many years of poor academic achievement.
September 6, 2011
A survey conducted by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service found that central city communities such as Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West are not “food deserts,” and healthy groceries are relatively affordable. That raises a simple question with a complex answer: why is obesity so prevalent in these communities?
August 29, 2011
For decades, the look of historic Cesar Chavez Drive, once known as S. 16th Street, remained unchanged.
March 20, 2011
Journey House and Longfellow, both in Clarke Square, use decades-old facilities and deal with similar problems, but that will soon change.