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Neighborhood Services Department

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Phoenix Workshop Delves into the Depths of Home Owner Association Hell

    HOAs can be hell. What other way can you describe a micromanaging quasi-governmental body that takes hundreds of dollars a year from you and then uses that money to harass you about where you park your car, about how you store your trash can and about front yard weeds that refuse to die, and would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Cops: New Year's Eve's Not An Excuse to Randomly Fire Bullets at the Sky

    Shannon Smith was killed on New Year's Eve in 1999 by a stray bullet someone randomly fired into the air.​Saturday is New Year's Eve, and for a lot of Valley residents, that's apparently an invitation to randomly fire bullets into the sky. If you didn't already know, the Phoenix Police Department ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Arty Girl: Garfield Neighborhood Shows Off

    Image courtesy of Garfield OrganizationDon't let that shoddy photoshop job fool you...this might be pretty neat.One of the biggest complaints I hear about Phoenix is its nasty little habit of going Godzilla on old buildings and replacing them with stuccoed generic strip malls. I love you, Phoenix, a ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008
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    June 25, 2008
  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Tag, You're It

    The feathered fiend bombs County Attorney Andy Thomas for throwing the book at teen taggers

  • News

    March 14, 2002

    Heard Mentality

    How much longer will the city allow the acclaimed museum to disrupt a historic neighborhood's peace and quiet?

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Money or Nothing

    Phoenix prosecutors opt for an empty apology instead of $2 million in fines

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    Neighborhood Bully

    Threats, fines and force: The city of Phoenix stops at nothing to revive a troubled community

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Taco Hell

    Mexican food vendors circle the wagons as community activists fume over neighborhood blight

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Jim Kaufman's Bottom Line

    The cryptic savior of historic downtown structures says he'll raze his classic PUHS buildings before he'll lose his investment

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    'Hood Winked

    Phoenix neighborhoods revitalization efforts run into trouble at City Hall

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Sunnyslope Sunset

    Death claims community organizer

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Ground Zero

    With arrests and civil pressures, police have reduced the terror inflicted by Eastside Los Cuatro Milpas. But conditions that gave rise to the gang in the first place still fester.

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Moral Sex

    City Hall Puritans crack down on sex businesses. Expect the courts to decide if the new laws are constitutional.

  • News

    December 17, 1998
  • News

    April 16, 1998

    The Moneychangers

    A New Times Investigation First in a Series

  • News

    January 9, 1997

    Persecution Complex

    Windsor Place resident Pat Snyder wages a jihad against the homeowners' association, which she accuses of cronyism, racism--even hastening the death of an elderly black woman

  • News

    September 21, 1995

    OUTING INFILL

    PHOENIX'S INFILL HOUSING PROGRAM IS SUPPOSED TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY CORE WHILE CURBING URBAN SPRAWL. BUT WHEN IT SUBSIDIZES LUXURY HOMES IN EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PROGRAM FILLS THE WALLETS OF BUILDERS

  • News

    August 4, 1994
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