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What’s your sign? Celebrating Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, which is why the date changes from year to year. 2016 is known as the Year of the Monkey, with the animal being ninth in the cycle of twelve. The Mitchell Domes hosted its annual Chinese New Year celebration on January 30, in partnership with the Milwaukee Chinese Community Center (MCCC) and Milwaukee County Parks, “In 2016 people should be feeling smart!” said Shane Wen of the MCCC. “The Chinese zodiac names this year for the animal described as smart, witty, clever,...

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Public hearing held on Milwaukee’s mental health crisis

Representative Jonathan Brostoff, Assembly District 19, held an open hearing on the state of mental health in Milwaukee at the Washington Park Senior Center on February 6. “As a member of the Wisconsin Assembly Mental Health Reform Committee, I’ve heard from many citizens with questions and concerns about mental health services in Milwaukee,” said Rep. Brostoff in a statement. “Among these concerns are reports of individuals with mental illness who end up, inappropriately, in the Milwaukee County Jail. Unfortunately, the Crisis Resource Centers, established to partner with CIT officers as an resource alternative to jails, have been underfunded and...

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