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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..

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..

Ways to help kids in Arizona foster care

Ways to help kids in Arizona foster care

Are you about to be an empty nester because your child is heading off to college in the fall? Or perhaps you never had any children of your..

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..

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