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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
It hasn’t been a very good year for Sky Lounge. The popular downtown dance club made news headlines in May, when a group of men leaving the club got into a fight outside the building that escalated into a shooting, leaving one man injured and another dead. And last week, Sky Lounge was shut down ... More >>
The feathered fiend bombs County Attorney Andy Thomas for throwing the book at teen taggers
How much longer will the city allow the acclaimed museum to disrupt a historic neighborhood's peace and quiet?
Phoenix prosecutors opt for an empty apology instead of $2 million in fines
Threats, fines and force: The city of Phoenix stops at nothing to revive a troubled community
Mexican food vendors circle the wagons as community activists fume over neighborhood blight
The cryptic savior of historic downtown structures says he'll raze his classic PUHS buildings before he'll lose his investment
Phoenix neighborhoods revitalization efforts run into trouble at City Hall
Death claims community organizer
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.
City Hall Puritans crack down on sex businesses. Expect the courts to decide if the new laws are constitutional.
A New Times Investigation First in a Series
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
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