🌱 Greater Phoenix Poverty Rates + CityScape Park Improvements

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  1. As the national poverty numbers decline, the Greater Phoenix area has yet to see an improvement. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, national poverty numbers are declining, but this is not reflected in the Greater Phoenix area. In fact, according to Jewish organizations that assist impoverished people in the Greater Phoenix area every day, there has been no tangible improvement, and they are calling for more support from the Jewish community. (Jewish News of Greater Phoenix)
  2. A Phoenix firefighter has been accused of assaulting a Scottsdale officer at HonorHealth Osborn Hospital near Old Town Scottsdale earlier this month. Christina Leon, 33, was arrested on Sunday, Sept. 11, after allegedly assaulting a Scottsdale officer and a detention officer at the hospital. According to Phoenix Fire, they are now conducting an internal investigation as Leon serves in Maricopa County jail. (Arizona’s Family)
  3. Red CityScape Development LLC is looking to make $1.5 million in improvements to CityScape park in Phoenix. CityScape, which was developed by Red in the late 2000s, is comprised of a 1.2 million-square-foot urban area in downtown Phoenix. The City of Phoenix is looking to reimburse Red Development so they can make such improvements. (ABC15 Arizona in Phoenix)

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Today in Phoenix:

  • Arizona State Fair, At Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum (7:00 PM)
  • Comedy Legend Tracy Morgan Taking the Stage, At The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Help the Phoenix Fire Department congratulate their newly promoted members. Check out the department’s Facebook page for more information on the promotions and the chance to extend your congrats. (Phoenix Fire Department via Facebook)
  • Saguaro Library is celebrating Banned Book Week with a display of banned and challenged books for you to check out and a bookmark craft. Visit the library this week to get yours! (Phoenix Public Library via Facebook)
  • Are you in need of COVID resources? The City of Phoenix has you covered with at-home testing kits, KN95 masks, mobile testing vans, vaccine events, and health information. (City of Phoenix, AZ USA via Facebook)

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Danielle Fallon-O’Leary

About me: Danielle Fallon-O’Leary is a senior writer with content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and assists Patch.com with community newsletter curation. Danielle also holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.

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