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Hearing for home demo moved to July

Hearing for home demo moved to July

EDITOR’S NOTE: SEE CORRECT HEARING DATE/TIME BELOW. The owners of a home built in 1926 and located at 7019 N. Central Ave. have..

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..

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...

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..

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..

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..

City water rates expected to rise

City water rates expected to rise

Aging water lines in need of repair and replacement, combined with an expected shortage of Colorado River water in the future, have led the..

Light rail meetings to look at new segments

Light rail meetings to look at new segments

Two community meetings are scheduled in North Central Phoenix this month about the light rail train, operated by Valley Metro. The first..

Garden plots now available to public

Garden plots now available to public

Fall planting season has begun, but many people who would like to grow their own food may not live somewhere conducive to gardening. Keep..

Norton House gets renovation funds

Norton House gets renovation funds

The Phoenix City Council in June approved $70,000 in Historic Preservation Exterior Rehabilitation grants to repair a well-known historic..

ALP receives grant to clothe students

ALP receives grant to clothe students

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from APS, more than 150 students will start school this fall with confidence and the knowledge that people care..

Preventing drowning, spreading awareness

Preventing drowning, spreading awareness

As the summer approaches, it is more crucial than ever for children to know how to swim— and it is not something that comes naturally...

Dispensary site gets the OK to open

Dispensary site gets the OK to open

A medical marijuana dispensary has been approved for the building that formerly housed an animal dermatology clinic, at 1616 E. Glendale..

19North evolves, continues to grow

19North evolves, continues to grow

The 19 North Alliance, wants to promote and reimagine established neighborhoods and businesses, as well as highlight the area to newcomers.

Civitan Foundation marks 50 years

Civitan Foundation marks 50 years

Fifty years ago, a small group of volunteers had an idea to build an accessible residential summer camp for children and adults with..

Med marijuana site faces tough battle

Med marijuana site faces tough battle

It’s down to the wire for a proposed medical marijuana facility at 16th Street and Glendale Avenue, as the applicants face a final..

A love of gardening shared over 80 years

A love of gardening shared over 80 years

Things were very different in Phoenix in 1937. Much of the Valley was still undeveloped, and life was a struggle for many families trying..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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