Andrea Waxman

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Andrea Waxman is a staff reporter at the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. A professional writer, she is completing a graduate certificate in Digital Storytelling at Marquette University's Diederich College of Communication. Previously, she worked as a reporter and editor for a community newspaper and taught English and Japanese in several area middle and high schools.

Waxman has lived in Milwaukee since 1981, but spent most of her early years living in Tokyo, where her father was stationed at the American embassy. She returned to Japan in 1986 and again in 1993 when her husband was there as a Fulbright scholar.

In her free time, Waxman enjoys theater, movies, music, ethnic food, cities, travel, reading - especially the news of the day - and all kinds of people. She is interested in working for social justice and contributing to the vitality of the city.

Recent Articles
 Dining - November 16, 2019
 Meet the man behind Coffee Makes You Black
 Bradley Thurman has always been about business. His most well-known venture is the Coffee Makes You Black coffee shop, which he and his wife, Laurie, opened at 2803 N. Teutonia Ave. in 2001, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
 #RaiseMKE - October 19, 2019
 "It's getting out of hand": Teens, community leaders speak on violence in MKE
 Twelve gun-homicides since Aug. 30, all but one on the city's North and Northwest Sides, have left residents traumatized, attendees at a community forum said last week, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
 Marketplace - September 14, 2019
 Dressed for success: A bustling fashion scene builds along Cesar E. Chavez Drive
 Mention the Cesar E. Chavez Drive commercial district, and it's likely the iconic Mercado El Rey grocery store comes to mind, along with restaurants featuring south-of-the-border flavors. Now think again, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
 Marketplace - September 7, 2019
 Sherman Perk: How a piece of the city's past became a community gathering spot
 Since opening in August 2001, the coffee shop has emerged as a community gathering spot in one of the most racially, religiously and socioeconomically diverse neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
 #RaiseMKE - August 19, 2019
 Sherman Park voices: Three years later: "It's still a warm and welcoming place"
 Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service spoke with three long-time homeowners and one who had recently purchased a house in the neighborhood about why they chose to invest and live in Sherman Park, how they remember the events of three years ago and how their neighborhood feels to them now. 
 #RaiseMKE - August 7, 2019
 Could Wisconsin be the next "sanctuary state" for undocumented immigrants?
 Two bills authored by State Rep. Marisabel Cabrera would ban using Wisconsin facilities to detain immigrants and would effectively make Wisconsin a "sanctuary state" for those who are undocumented, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
 #RaiseMKE - July 28, 2019
 "What are we waiting for?" Service is a family affair for Haywoods
 Alike and different, the Haywoods exude drive and a serious commitment to bringing improvements, each in his own way, to Milwaukee and Wisconsin, especially to the African American community where they live, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
 #RaiseMKE - July 17, 2019
 Meet Milwaukee's youngest champion for mental and behavioral health for kids
 Derell Sultan, 9, and his mom recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak up for mental and behavioral health for kids at the Children's Hospital Association Family Advocacy Day, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
 #RaiseMKE - June 29, 2019
 Keisha Krumm leaving Common Ground; new successor named
 Keisha Krumm, executive director of Common Ground, will step down this week after leading the organization for eight and a half years, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
 Kids & Family - June 23, 2019
 MPS centers help connect students to college
 Four MPS College and Career Centers around the city are open this summer to help students navigate the steps to higher education and jobs, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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