Most Wednesday nights during the summer, there's music at the beautiful art deco bandshell in Washington Park, thanks to a series curated by Washington Park Neighbors association, which for the past four years has rekindled a longstanding tradition in the park, one that embraces live music to build community.
Plans to convert Milwaukee Public Schools' former 37th Street School, 1715 N. 37th St. into 49 senior housing units is prepared to move forward after a long process.
Last week, the Bucks and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (F&MCW) health network unveiled the newly made-over basketball courts at Washington Park, which was designed by landmark landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
After several months of deliberation, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has approved a long-term lease for the Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
A proposal to secure a permanent historic designation for Washington Park has evolved from what was initially called "an awkward situation" into a conversation about how public land should be used, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Residents attending the annual gathering of the Washington Park Neighborhood Improvement District and Washington Park Partners were pleased to see dozens of solar-powered holiday wreaths decorating Lisbon Avenue, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity broke ground last week on a project to build, rehab and repair 100 homes over three years in the city's Midtown neighborhood, between North 21st and North 30th Street, from Lisbon to North Avenue.
Milwaukee Police Department officers and officials are trying to spend time with community members in positive environments, like the annual National Night Out, to help bridge the two groups, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Tricklebee Cafe, a new non-profit cafe in the Washington Park neighborhood, is the first pay-what-you-can-cafe to open in Milwaukee. It operates under the a pay-what-you-can model, offering food and beverages to any diner, regardless of their means.
On Friday, June 10, as part of the Brewers Beyond the Diamond community outreach initiative, Ryan Braun and the Brewers will host a Milwaukee Habitat garage build at Miller Park.
According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will receive $225,000 toward physical improvements in the Washington Park area, as part of a nationwide Wells Fargo program.
Kenny "The Jet" Smith will help make a donation to the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals on behalf of Coors Light, to reFRESH the community basketball court at Washington Park in Milwaukee.
Dan Bieser, a high school principal turned artisan chocolate maker, is one of the more recent additions to the band of creative entrepreneurs showcasing their talents in the corridor of Lisbon Avenue between 35th and 33rd Streets, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report. Over the past decade, artisans including bread bakers, potters, painters, poets and craftsmen have carved out their own community within the area.
The Milwaukee Common Council may have held over making a decision on the Milwaukee Streetcar until 2015 in yesterday morning's meeting, but it did approve a recommendation from the Community and Economic Development Committee to allocate $300,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding to the Milwaukee Promise initiative.
Community Pie was founded four years ago by Amy Peterson and Jessie Tobin, residents of the Martin Drive neighborhood. The group utilizes the facilities at the Urban Ecology Center, 4515 W. Lisbon Ave., twice a year to bake fruit pies to serve at a Wednesday at the Shell in Washington Park concert in the summer and at Winter Fest in late January. The slices of pie are free.