Community Commentary

Community Commentary Douglas C. TowneMarch 31, 2022
‘A Passage From One Era To Another:’ Constructing the Central Avenue Underpass

Completed in 1940 to connect South Phoenix and downtown, the Central Avenue underpass has evolved into one of the city’s most notable wormholes. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Mer NorwoodJanuary 26, 2022
7 Amazing Breakfast and Brunch Options in Downtown Phoenix

With the best culinary scene in Phoenix, downtown has got you covered for breakfast and brunch. Here are the top spots. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary CityScape PhoenixNovember 17, 2021
Downtown Outdoor Ice Rink CitySkate Returns For 2021 Holiday Season

The ice skating season will commence on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 with a grand opening celebration at 3 p.m. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Douglas C. TowneOctober 21, 2021
Reaching For the Sun: Downtown’s Iconic Westward Ho

Phoenix’s skyline—and its history—would seem incomplete without the towering presence of the Westward Ho. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary R.J. PriceOctober 6, 2021
City Manager Ed Zuercher Retires After 28 Years of Service With City of Phoenix

After 28 years of service, including the last eight as city manager, Ed Zuercher is retiring from the City of Phoenix. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Samantha JacksonSeptember 23, 2021
Mapping Our Way To Love: A Tribute to Hans Hughes

I’m reading a book right now, “The Map of Consciousness Explained,” by Dr. David R. Hawkins. It describes a scale of consciousness that begins at Level One, “Existence,” and travels... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Mer NorwoodSeptember 1, 2021
5 Downtown Phoenix Nightlife Options

Downtown Phoenix’s nightlife scene is bustling with craft cocktails, local music and hidden speakeasies. Here are a few spots to visit when the sun goes down. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Donna ReinerJune 10, 2021
The Many Lives of Downtown’s Historic Charles Pugh House

Most recently serving as a restaurant, from 1975 until the '90s, the Charles Pugh House has had quite the colorful life in its 125 years in existence. Here are some snippets. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Marshall ShoreJune 1, 2021
LGBTQ+ Tour of DTPHX

Some of the buildings may be gone, but the memories will last a lifetime. Take a journey through Downtown Phoenix's colorful, queer history with the Valley's own Hip Historian, Marshall Shore. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Marcy LaRontMay 25, 2021
Community Voices: It’s a Myth That People Experiencing Homelessness Are Lazy and Don’t Want To Work

About the author: Marcy LaRont is the director of development for St. Joseph the Worker (SJW), an employment agency, job development and support service, providing resources for job seekers who... continue reading. Click here for more info.

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