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Let’s all work together here…

March 20, 2009 | By

Phoenix’s greatest challenge isn’t finding talent. It’s isn’t finding motivated people. It isn’t finding get local creatives. It isn’t finding stuff to do. It’s making them all work TOGETHER. Art Detour, a massively important, once-a-year event, is an opportunity to take the very best this city has to offer and show them all off to… Read more

City Assisting Residents Buying Foreclosed Homes

March 19, 2009 | By

The City of Phoenix is receiving nearly $40 Million from the Federal Government in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds, which it will be using to help Phoenix residents buy “Bank owned” homes within the city limits. Approved applicants will receive $15,000 to go toward their down payment and closing costs. You do not have to be a first-time homebuyer to participate in the program, but the property you buy does have to be your primary residence.

Downtown Students Ratify Constitution

March 19, 2009 | By

Downtown students now have a more direct say in how their campus is run after they ratified their constitution, changing the student advisory board to a student government.

We’ve changed a few things…

March 18, 2009 | By

Thank you so much for reading the DPJ. If you’re reading this in an RSS reader, and have subscribed after March 15, please disregard. However, if you are a longtime subscriber, please do us a quick favor and unsubscribe and resubscribe  to our RSS feed. We’ve made some changes in how the feed is sent… Read more

We’re growing…

March 18, 2009 | By

Our little blog site keeps getting better and better. Thanks and welcome to all our new readers. This is really about all of us, so keep those comments and suggestions coming. We appreciate your input. We’ll also be introducing a few new bloggers and writers on our site early next week. Seems we have more… Read more

Echelman Sculpture Finished Today

March 18, 2009 | By

Watch on the live webcam here as the engineers install the netting that will complete “Her Secret Is Patience” as the grounds crew lays sod and finishes the landscaping!

Downtown Lot to Stay Empty

March 17, 2009 | By

The city put out a request for proposals almost two years ago to develop the property, which is managed by the Valley Youth Theatre and located between First and Second streets.

But the city did not receive any responses that fit the criteria of the request for the nearly 28,000 square feet of property and does not anticipate receiving any in the near future, Phoenix Redevelopment Program manager Jeremy Legg said.

Special Performance of Les Misérables to Benefit AzCA

March 17, 2009 | By

On Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the Phoenix Theatre will present a special performance of Les Misérables benefiting Arizona Citizens for the Arts (AzCA). The pre-show reception is from 5:30PM with the performance starting at 6:30PM at Phoenix Theatre.

Tickets for AzCA members are $80 and $100 for non-members. Your ticket includes hors d’oeuvres during the reception and dessert at intermission.

The Next Meeting of the MMDNA

March 17, 2009 | By

The next meeting of the Midtown Museum District Neighborhood Association will be held on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the Century Plaza Condominiums. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30PM as we have Deputy Mayor, Councilman Tom Simplot as our Keynote Speaker for the evening. After the meeting, there will be an opportunity to view the beautiful condos at Century Plaza.