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New homes ok’d despite protests

New homes ok’d despite protests

Neighbors who live near Maryland and 11th avenues are upset that plans are moving forward to build 15 homes in their neighborhood despite..

Engaging in dementia sensory experience

Engaging in dementia sensory experience

It can be difficult to imagine adults forgetting their own names and where they live and not recognizing their family members. But for..

Neighbors fight to block development

Neighbors fight to block development

Many residents who live in homes around the intersection of Maryland and 11th avenues are fighting to try to stop a proposed development..

Dog foster program caters to older canines

Dog foster program caters to older canines

Almost There Foster Care, founded in 2013, rescues dogs, focusing on large breeds, as well as pregnant and nursing dogs and their puppies.

House of Refuge offers housing, hope

House of Refuge offers housing, hope

As a veteran and long-time respiratory therapist who worked long hours at her job, Tammy Lemonds never imagined she would end up homeless..

Developers give new life to aging buildings

Developers give new life to aging buildings

Developers are getting new life out of aging office buildings in the area, renovating and redesigning them to create modern, luxury..

Kosher pantry serves diverse population

Kosher pantry serves diverse population

An unusual food pantry in North Central Phoenix gives diverse visitors from all walks of life a warm welcome.

Ballot props involve millions of dollars

Ballot props involve millions of dollars

Phoenix residents will be asked to vote on two ballot propositions on Aug. 27, each of which will impact millions of dollars in spending by..

Nonprofits answer call for affordable housing

Nonprofits answer call for affordable housing

When Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego gave her first State of the City address last month, she highlighted the growing need for affordable..

Another July, another round of tax increases

Another July, another round of tax increases

Phoenicians have two things to not look forward to come July 1: the rising heat, and the rising property taxes. Property taxes are..

Large development planned for Central & Indian School

Large development planned for Central & Indian School

By Teri Carnicelli The northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road, presently a large dirt lot that previously housed the PHX..

New volunteer group already tackles projects

New volunteer group already tackles projects

On a fast-warming morning in late April, a group of volunteers armed with stencils and paint steadily moved up and down a few streets in..

Demo permit fight heads to zoning hearing

Demo permit fight heads to zoning hearing

UPDATE: The hearing has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26 in Phoenix City Hall. However, it’s possible another..

Neighbors oppose demolition of 1918 home

Neighbors oppose demolition of 1918 home

The city of Phoenix’s Historical Preservation Commission is exploring what options it has to save a home built in 1918 from being torn..

Group working to revitalize Hatcher Road

Group working to revitalize Hatcher Road

When Phoenix natives hear the name “Hatcher Road,” it usually conjures up images of blight, crime and unsightly industrial storefronts...

Partnership provides services to homeless

Partnership provides services to homeless

A collaboration among HonorHealth, St. Joseph the Worker, and Circle the City continues to grow in its efforts to serve the homeless.

Fundraiser to aid Phoenix police officer

Fundraiser to aid Phoenix police officer

Phoenix Police Officer Steve Fluty, who has served almost 30 years in Arizona law enforcement, has been a familiar face in the North..

Dutch Bros. at busy corner possibly to close

Dutch Bros. at busy corner possibly to close

Editor’s Note: A final decision on this issue has not yet been made, and the Zoning Administrator will hear the case (after a 30-day..

Clinic delayed, SB 1535 advances

Clinic delayed, SB 1535 advances

Community activists in the Sunnyslope area received some welcome news last month, as officials with an opioid treatment center slated to..

Off-leash dogs are causing problems

Off-leash dogs are causing problems

The law requires all dogs to be on a leash when not on the owner’s property, But some dog owners' disregard of the rules have led to..

New look coming to older retail center

New look coming to older retail center

It is reputably one of the oldest original Walgreens stores in the Valley, having opened in 1955 in the commercial center at 8905 N. 7th..

Methadone clinic to open in the ’Slope

Methadone clinic to open in the ’Slope

The rumors were true—not only was Community Medical Services (CMS) looking for a location for another treatment center in the Sunnyslope..

First alley gates added in Royal Palm area

First alley gates added in Royal Palm area

The Royal Palm neighborhood installed its first alley gates and celebrated with balloons, doughnuts, coffee and a host of residents.

Museum unveils whimsical mural

Museum unveils whimsical mural

A new mural giving a whimsical nod to Sunnyslope’s past will be celebrated beginning at noon on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Sunnyslope..

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