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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 couple honored for decade of service

Local couple honored for decade of service

North Central couple Todd and Beth Weinstein were celebrated for their decade of service to aiding and encouraging local LGBTQ youth.

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.

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..

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..

County to help retrofit fireplaces

County to help retrofit fireplaces

With winter weather making its way to the Valley, the season of keeping warm by the wood-burning fireplace is upon us. Yet that very action..

Metrocenter Mall not being razed

Metrocenter Mall not being razed

A rumor circulating about the demolition of Metrocenter Mall has prompted mall officials to assert that Metrocenter isn’t going anywhere...

19 North launches collaborative effort

19 North launches collaborative effort

One year ago, an alliance formed to leverage momentum created by light rail construction along 19th Avenue, focusing on the newest..

Rezoning request troubles neighbors

Rezoning request troubles neighbors

By Teri Carnicelli EDITOR’S NOTE: The Phoenix City Council at its Sept. 7 meeting postponed voting on this issue until its Sept. 21..

D28 seats have many contenders

D28 seats have many contenders

Three seats are up for grabs on Aug. 30 in Arizona’s District 28, and some of the candidates have very familiar faces. Arizona’s..

RAMMS 8U wins state championship

RAMMS 8U wins state championship

The Recreation Association of Madison Meadows-Simis (RAMMS) 8 and Under team won the Cal Ripken 8U State Championship on June 12. The RAMMS..

Police say property crimes are down

Police say property crimes are down

Phoenix’s property crime rates continue to go down and the city’s police chief vows to make crime suppression a priority for the..

Madison board drafts formal policy on recess

Madison board drafts formal policy on recess

More than a dozen parents and a handful of students spoke before the board at its April 19 meeting pleading for a policy that would permit..

Authors seek Sunnyslope families

Authors seek Sunnyslope families

Dr. Tom Poulton, a pediatric specialty physician, and Reba Wells Grandrud, an academic historian, are doing background research for a..

Light rail extension opens with fanfare

Light rail extension opens with fanfare

Valley Metro and the City of Phoenix will host the launch of the new Northwest Extension of the light rail (from Montebello to Dunlap..

Kids have a new space at ARCH

Kids have a new space at ARCH

The Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped (ARCH) on Jan. 15 celebrated the grand opening of its new Diamondbacks Den, a space..

Florence Crittenton holds open house

Florence Crittenton holds open house

Every year, Florence Crittenton provides shelter, education, counseling and social support to nearly 1,000 girls, ages 10 to 21. Many of..

Local woman aids others with fair-trade clothing

Local woman aids others with fair-trade clothing

North central Phoenix native and Xavier College Prep graduate Stefanie Smith, who has called southern Sweden home for the last 5 years, has..

Historic protection for ‘Rock House’

Historic protection for ‘Rock House’

The city of Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission has filed an application to preserve the Frank and Sarah Hilgeman House, located at..

New resources for work opportunities

New resources for work opportunities

Valley women who have faced personal or financial struggles, or who just need some help and guidance with re-launching their own careers or..

Food bank hosts gardening class

Food bank hosts gardening class

The Desert Mission Food Bank, 9229 N. 4th St., hosts a free Gardening Class 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 that is open to the public. Learn..

Ballot measures focus on finances

Ballot measures focus on finances

Phoenix voters will have the opportunity to have a say in how money is spent by the city in the coming years through several key..

Resident celebrates 80th birthday with a skydive

Resident celebrates 80th birthday with a skydive

Sara-Lu Kolkoski, a long-time North Central resident, celebrated her 80th birthday with a surprise party with all her closest friends and..

Free mobile clinic seeks volunteers

Free mobile clinic seeks volunteers

Every Wednesday morning, they patiently line up along the wall outside the multi-purpose room at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church...

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