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Articles tagged with 'Living'

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One man's fight against pancreatic cancer

Published June 7, 2016

Mike Irwin was a normal guy until a mysterious back pain turned into his worst nightmare: a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. This is his story.

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Bolstered city workforce development measure pushes forward

Published May 25, 2016

A Common Council ordinance has been drafted that would significantly reinforce the city's ability to put unemployed or underemployed people to work, while also better ensuring economic opportunities for small and locally-owned businesses.

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African-American households face higher energy burden, report finds

Published May 8, 2016

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service looked into a recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and Energy Efficiency for All found that the city has the sixth highest energy burden in the country for the average African-American household.

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International Institute helps refugees transition to new lives

Published April 17, 2016

Refugees from Myanmar, Mirjan Abdul Ghaffar and her family arrived in Milwaukee on Oct. 1 with practically no belongings. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports, however, that she and her family, like many refugees, were welcomed to the city by the International Institute.

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A new day for Moody Park: After years of delays, revamped park finally opens

Published Aug. 24, 2015

Years ago, at the old Moody Park, 2200 W. Burleigh St., there was nothing to do but play basketball on a few broken-down hoops, said Lawrence Pollard, 13, who lives nearby. Pollard, his aunt and a few cousins from the neighborhood were on hand, along with hundreds of others, for the grand opening of the revamped and much-improved park, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.