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Preserving character, brick by brick

Preserving character, brick by brick

New report confirms preserving historic properties pays through increased property values, environmental impact and affordable housing.

Two options possible for Hatcher Road

Two options possible for Hatcher Road

City officials discuss different ideas for Hatcher Road improvements, to see which proposals are feasible.

Residents weigh in on dispensary growth

Residents weigh in on dispensary growth

Marijuana dispensaries are cropping up around North Central Phoenix, often generating support from residents who say these businesses..

Help brighten the holidays for those in need

Help brighten the holidays for those in need

Brighten the winter holidays for people who are struggling financially this season.

Pandemic prompts changes in healthcare

Pandemic prompts changes in healthcare

According to doctors and other healthcare professionals telehealth visits will likely still be popular after the pandemic ends.

Local families thrive with adopted kids

Local families thrive with adopted kids

Finances, health issues and COVID-19 have squashed some people’s plans to adopt children, but several North Central families are thriving..

Non-profit helps youths cope with trauma

Non-profit helps youths cope with trauma

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is expanding the ways it helps children and teens express themselves creatively.

Light rail construction advancing on time

Light rail construction advancing on time

Construction on the Northwest Extension Phase II of the light rail is running smoothly as the city ramps up plans to expand public..

Water cutbacks won’t affect city services

Water cutbacks won’t affect city services

While a water shortage has been declared at Lake Mead, Phoenix residents are not expected to face any immediate problems.

Fun-filled community events to return this fall

Fun-filled community events to return this fall

Several popular events that feature food, music, dancing, floats and other family-oriented fun will return this fall.

Restaurants struggle to find workers

Restaurants struggle to find workers

Restaurants in North Central are struggling to find employees to stay afloat as customers are flooding their businesses.

‘School Bell’ offers clothes, books and hope

‘School Bell’ offers clothes, books and hope

The Assistance League of Phoenix, a North Central non-profit organization, provides clothes and other supplies to kids living in poverty.

Resorts bounce back with summer specials

Resorts bounce back with summer specials

North Central resorts are rolling out the red carpet for guests this summer as they aim to recover from a huge drop in visits earlier in..

Charm, history of older homes attract residents

Charm, history of older homes attract residents

Many North Central residents are restoring historic homes in an effort to preserve pieces of Phoenix's past.

Senior caregiver gets national recognition

Senior caregiver gets national recognition

While most people are sleeping, 90-year-old Marilyn Hall is at work, caring for a homebound, elderly man through her work with Home Instead..

Reducing lanes on Central draws concern

Reducing lanes on Central draws concern

A proposal to reduce part of Central Avenue to one lane in each direction and add a center turn lane and bike lanes is drawing concerns..

Nontraditional moms redefine parenting

Nontraditional moms redefine parenting

Women in North Central and around the country are redefining what it means to be a parent. “It’s the love that fuels you.”

Job market on fire despite pandemic

Job market on fire despite pandemic

The pandemic has caused much job loss, but there is a bright spot as many companies are expanding and relocating to Phoenix.

Urban gardens feed need for sustainability

Urban gardens feed need for sustainability

While Earth Day is April 22, growing vegetables and fruits, along with raising chickens and worms are year-round passions that promote..

Pandemic sparks pet adoptions, fostering

Pandemic sparks pet adoptions, fostering

The COVID-19 pandemic is prompting people to adopt and foster furry friends quicker than usual as they crave companionship and have more..

Athletes eager for sports after COVID-19

Athletes eager for sports after COVID-19

Coaches and players are excited to get back into the swing of sports in North Central after the COVID-19 pandemic forced many teams to stay..

A year of pandemic strains community

A year of pandemic strains community

After a year of COVID-19, residents continue to struggle with tremendous challenges with as they attempt to support themselves, care for..

Police expand K9 unit with foundation’s help

Police expand K9 unit with foundation’s help

Phoenix Police Officer Chris Villa’s new partner in fighting crime is a K9 Mattis, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois.

Demand soars for apartment space

Demand soars for apartment space

Apartment living is in high demand in North Central Phoenix, where many new multi-family complexes are under construction and units are..

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