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City responds to Coronavirus pandemic

City responds to Coronavirus pandemic

North Central Phoenix non-profit organizations, city officials, businesses and individuals are rallying to help elderly residents, children..

Biltmore residents fight golf course plan

Biltmore residents fight golf course plan

Residents in the Biltmore Estates community are fighting plans by a development company to build an event pavilion on a golf course as they..

Schools to remain closed until end of academic year

Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced that schools in the state will be closed..

Nonprofit aims to protect foster children

Nonprofit aims to protect foster children

Angela Barba and her husband, Sean, have hearts for helping children and quickly bonded with the foster children they cared for in their..

Dreamy Draw area to close for installation

Dreamy Draw area to close for installation

Dreamy Draw Recreation Area will be closed for about a year starting in 2021 because a water pipeline is being installed underground and..

Growing gardens to help those in need

Growing gardens to help those in need

A former Phoenix Mercury player is getting her hands dirty literally as she cultivates her new non-profit organization that is grounded in..

Groups join forces to enhance the ‘Slope

Groups join forces to enhance the ‘Slope

Momentum is building to try to bring sweeping upgrades to Sunnyslope, as shown when residents, business owners, non-profit organizations..

Residents oppose water pipelines

Residents oppose water pipelines

Residents in three neighborhoods and in a grassroots organization are pushing the city of Phoenix to stop plans to build two water..

Community activist to receive MLK honor

Community activist to receive MLK honor

North Central Phoenix resident Jesse Ary receives 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.

Historic designation moves forward

Historic designation moves forward

A neighborhood push to establish an historic designation for a controversial home on North Central Avenue is gaining steam but the process..

Choir bonds over music, travels the world

Choir bonds over music, travels the world

The mission of the Phoenix Boys Choir is not just about teaching boys and young men to sing, but also valuable life skills.

New homes ok’d despite protests

New homes ok’d despite protests

Neighbors who live near Maryland and 11th avenues are upset that plans are moving forward to build 15 homes in their neighborhood despite..

Engaging in dementia sensory experience

Engaging in dementia sensory experience

It can be difficult to imagine adults forgetting their own names and where they live and not recognizing their family members. But for..

Neighbors fight to block development

Neighbors fight to block development

Many residents who live in homes around the intersection of Maryland and 11th avenues are fighting to try to stop a proposed development..

Dog foster program caters to older canines

Dog foster program caters to older canines

Almost There Foster Care, founded in 2013, rescues dogs, focusing on large breeds, as well as pregnant and nursing dogs and their puppies.

House of Refuge offers housing, hope

House of Refuge offers housing, hope

As a veteran and long-time respiratory therapist who worked long hours at her job, Tammy Lemonds never imagined she would end up homeless..

Developers give new life to aging buildings

Developers give new life to aging buildings

Developers are getting new life out of aging office buildings in the area, renovating and redesigning them to create modern, luxury..

Kosher pantry serves diverse population

Kosher pantry serves diverse population

An unusual food pantry in North Central Phoenix gives diverse visitors from all walks of life a warm welcome.

Ballot props involve millions of dollars

Ballot props involve millions of dollars

Phoenix residents will be asked to vote on two ballot propositions on Aug. 27, each of which will impact millions of dollars in spending by..

Nonprofits answer call for affordable housing

Nonprofits answer call for affordable housing

When Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego gave her first State of the City address last month, she highlighted the growing need for affordable..

Another July, another round of tax increases

Another July, another round of tax increases

Phoenicians have two things to not look forward to come July 1: the rising heat, and the rising property taxes. Property taxes are..

Large development planned for Central & Indian School

Large development planned for Central & Indian School

By Teri Carnicelli The northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road, presently a large dirt lot that previously housed the PHX..

New volunteer group already tackles projects

New volunteer group already tackles projects

On a fast-warming morning in late April, a group of volunteers armed with stencils and paint steadily moved up and down a few streets in..

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..

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