Mobile apps

Link to these on your mobile device

Contractor Rating Survey

Pet Shelters and Rescue

Neighborhood Newsletter from the City

The city has an archive of neighborhood oriented newsletters available for reading or download.

Book Club

Join the neighborhood bookworms for fun and intellectual stimulation every month.


A newsletter from the Maryvale CAO is available on the Blockwatch page...

Here is a pdf of the law concerning door-to-door solicitors

Historic Preservation

Dave Stanton's second very informative article on historic preservation

Property Tax Reduction Program

One of the benefits os living in a historic district is the property tax reduction. Learn more here.

Alley Lights available from APS

APS has an inexpensive program to install lights in the alleys. More info.

Just for Fun!

Long-time neighbor Patricia Wakefield reminds us of when the circus animals paraded up 15th Avenue on their way to the Coliseum for the Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Sustainability and Historic Preservation

An article by our Prez about the above

Animal Shelters

Check out our animal shelter page for info on adoptions. Sonoran Tails Magazine also maintains a listing. You might also try this listing on Historic Phoenix's website.

The Story neighborhood is one of Phoenix's first historic districts. Its 602 homes date from the late 1920s and span a variety of architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial Revival, English Tudor, Craftsman bungalows and transitional ranch. Homes are listed on both the federal and state registers of historic places. The neighborhood is bounded by McDowell Road, Roosevelt Street, Seventh Avenue and Grand Avenue. It is governed by the Story Preservation Association, a non-profit group consisting of Story residents. The association was started in 1984.

Neighbors enjoy proximity to downtown with Chase Field ballpark close by, as well as Symphony Hall and other cultural venues, restaurants and art galleries, and the ability to hop on the light rail for trips to Tempe and Mesa.

Neighborhood updates

Agenda for the next SPA meeting

August Treasurer's Report Now Available


First Congregational Church announces that its annual Pet Blessing will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 AM to Noon, at the Church Campus, 1421 E. Second Street in Phoenix.
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Online Crime Search Tool

This article is from the July 14 edition of the Republic:

Phoenix residents can now use a new crime-mapping tool that allows users to filter crime statistics by crime type, date, location and other details.

The Phoenix Police Department partnered with Regional Analysis and Information Data Sharing, otherwise known as RAIDS, and rolled out the long­awaited program for its officers and the public last month. “(RAIDS) puts the information at the fingertips of the public, which we haven’t been able to do before,” said Sgt. Trent Crump, a Phoenix police spokesman.

RAIDS also connects the public with the police, allowing users to submit an anonymous tip through the system. If a user sees a crime on RAIDS that he or she has information about, Silent Witness can be used to inform police.

“The system is part of the shared responsibility of policing,” Crump said.

He said the goal is to ensure crime information available to the public is no more than two weeks old.

The system also serves as a way for com­munity members to research areas around a home they are considering buying or near a school their children might attend, Crump said. Phoenix police officers also can access realtime crime data to help assess a certain area or crime scene, Crump said.

Rain in Phoenix?

Rainlog.org is a monitoring network sponsored by the University of Arizona that uses community members’ precipitation gauges to capture the most accurate data for Arizona rainfall.

Recent SPA Minutes

Download a copy (pdf) of the minutes of recent Steering Committee meetings

News Archives

Visual Award Winners Past and Present

We have added a gallery of photos of Visual Award winners - Past and Present. Check it out.


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Visit the neighborhood Message Board at Yahoo Groups. Click on the pic above or find out how to join here

Click on the pic above to register your pet, or find out about lost and found pets; spay and neuter, etc. here

Restaurant Reviews

From time to time we'll be reviewing local restaurants (by story residents) and posting them here. Just go to the Events and Entertainment page to read them. If you'd like to post a review, send your review to the webmaster.

We now have a page devoted to local advertisers that you may wish to patronize

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Links to lots of public records