As reported on, written by Jesse Garza

City officials hope that a new Midnight Basketball League being planned for young men between the ages 17 and 25 will help stem the tide of violence that has claimed three lives among that age group so far this year.

Beginning March 1, Milwaukee Public Schools will host three 10-week midnight leagues at Bradley Tech High School, officials announced Tuesday.

“I want everyone to know that MPS is well-positioned to work together with others to do our part to ensure that Milwaukee is a safe place to live, work and play,” Milwaukee School Board President Mark A. Sain said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon at Bradley Tech, 700 S. 4th St.

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