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.
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.
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