An Intriguing Contest Brewing: the Glendale Mayoral Race

While the Arizona Progress & Gazette tends to focus on issues east of the I-17, we do our best to keep our eyes on intriguing issues across the Valley, and there are few issues more intriguing than a long-term incumbent who is facing serious challenges. That is what brings our attention to Glendale and what may end up one of … Read More

Do We Still Need Proposition 400?

Proposition 400 is the sort of item that has been there for as long as many of us have been in the Valley, but few of us think about it. The one-half cent sales tax has been instrumental in facilitating the growth of our area since its inception in 1986 and continuance in 2004. It will be expiring in a … Read More

Did Glendale Use Taylor Swift as a Political Gimmick?

By Tim Peeler Taylor Swift was in town this past weekend to kick off her new tour with two shows at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Getting a Taylor Swift-sized event to come to a city is almost always a major plus for that city. It generates buzz, and boosts the local economy thanks to increased spending on restaurants, … Read More

Former State Senator Shaking Things Up in Race for Glendale Mayor

Just as the city of Glendale was in the midst of its Super Bowl festivities, an announcement came in that is poised to shake up the upcoming Glendale Mayor’s race: former State Senator Paul Boyer will be running to be the next Mayor of Glendale, taking on incumbent Jerry Weiers. Weiers has been a mainstay in that position, as he … Read More

Arizona’s Top Shopping Center Redeveloper Unveils His Latest Transformation at 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Glendale

The Story of Glenfair Plaza It was the beginning of the new millennium. The year was 2000 when Arizona Redeveloper and Entrepreneur Michael Pollack purchased Glenfair Plaza at the NW corner of 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Glendale. At the time of purchase Glenfair Plaza had become an eyesore with recent tenant departures leaving a high vacancy rate. … Read More

Guest Editorial: A Wasted Opportunity: Coyotes Leaving Glendale

By Alexander Lomax In what could easily be seen as one of the biggest in a long line of mistakes from the city of Glendale, it was recently announced that the Phoenix Coyotes couldn’t come to an agreement with the city of Glendale, and as such will be playing elsewhere in the Valley after this upcoming year. While I don’t … Read More