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Group finds niche in community service

Group finds niche in community service

The inaugural year of the North Central Women’s League has been a busy one, and CEO Marianne Friedman says the nonprofit group is..

Proposed apartments raise density concerns

Proposed apartments raise density concerns

The fate of 245 luxury rental apartments in North Central Phoenix rests in the hands of the Phoenix City Council.

Memorial service set for homeless woman

Memorial service set for homeless woman

Many knew her as “the Safeway lady.” Some knew her first name—Anita. She had been a regular presence in the North Central area, her..

Futures uncertain at Park Central Mall

Futures uncertain at Park Central Mall

“The history of Park Central is very compelling, and this is an exceptional opportunity to respect the history and the incredible..

Two districts go for bonds, overrides

Two districts go for bonds, overrides

Two school districts in the North Central Phoenix community—Osborn Elementary School District and Phoenix Union High School District—on..

Stories of the weird, wonderful in Phoenix

Stories of the weird, wonderful in Phoenix

The Valley is full of buildings, legend and lore that are strange, weird and wonderful, and some local writers recently put pen to paper to..

Woman changes life with help from B2H

Woman changes life with help from B2H

When she was 19 years old, Marlene K. became addicted to crystal meth. She got pregnant when she was 21 and worked hard to get sober and..

A cool building with even cooler tenants

A cool building with even cooler tenants

An aging strip center at the northwest corner of 12th Street and Highland Avenue has seen a complete overhaul—inside and out.

Battle lines drawn in Dist. 6 election

Battle lines drawn in Dist. 6 election

Phoenix residents who live in City Council Districts 4 and 6 have the opportunity to vote in the regularly scheduled Council Election on..

Duo captures Phoenix ‘Past & Present’

Duo captures Phoenix ‘Past & Present’

In some ways, Phoenix is a “here today, gone tomorrow” town where historical buildings crumble in the wake of citified progress, a fact..

Property taxes to increase this year

Property taxes to increase this year

It’s that time of year again, when some Valley school districts decide to help their budgets through a hike in residents’ property tax..

K-9, family need help with expenses

K-9, family need help with expenses

Hunter loves going to work every day with his fellow officers of the Phoenix Police Department Bomb Squad. But his service is coming to an..

West Elm latest to join Uptown Plaza

West Elm latest to join Uptown Plaza

The revitalized Uptown Plaza shopping center in the heart of central Phoenix continues to add new tenants at this restored midcentury..

Mini-murals celebrate community

Mini-murals celebrate community

It all started with the idea of bringing some color and excitement to the otherwise bland lobby of the Washington Activity Center.

Budget surplus brings public suggestions

Budget surplus brings public suggestions

The city of Phoenix is in an unexpected position of having a budgetary surplus of about $1.9 million for the next fiscal year. City Manager..

Get children swim-ready for summer

Get children swim-ready for summer

AquaTots swim instructor Nicolas Veaco works with student Ben B., age 7, on his side stroke during a swim lesson.

City works to abate issues on 19th Ave.

City works to abate issues on 19th Ave.

More than 60 residents and neighborhood representatives turned out for a meeting last month hosted by Phoenix City Council members Debra..

Local authors stay focused on children

Local authors stay focused on children

A great book is more than just a way to escape into another world. It’s a step up for a child’s imagination and development. To help..

Stark, DeRose vie for council seat

Stark, DeRose vie for council seat

Phoenix’s District 3 residents have the opportunity to decide who will best represent them in a special election set for Mar. 14.

Sharing a love of all kinds of shoes

Sharing a love of all kinds of shoes

When Jackson’s parents asked him to think about a charitable project, Jackson knew it would have to involve shoes.

Site on 7th Street set for redevelopment

Site on 7th Street set for redevelopment

Two high-profile commercial redevelopment projects may be coming to North Central Phoenix this year: once across the street from Xavier..

Friends, family help local man mark 100 years

Friends, family help local man mark 100 years

A house filled with family, friends and food is exactly how North Central resident Ralph Clark wanted to spend his 100th birthday. And..

Former Sunnyslope teacher is now a doctor

Former Sunnyslope teacher is now a doctor

Sunnyslope High graduate and English teacher Yarden Tahan has come home again. But this time it’s as Yarden Tahan, M.D., family..

Church pulls request for zoning change

Church pulls request for zoning change

It’s been a rough road for officials at North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., whose congregation in May of last year..

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