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Robbery in Tuart Hill Minimart on Wanneroo Rd

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, May 23, 2011,
I live in Yokine, and I often go into the Minimart in Tuart Hill to buy the paper. I just read that it had been robbed last night. Thankfully no one was hurt. However the thief did brandish a gun, which must have been terrifying for whoever was working at the time.

Events like this are more and more frequent in this city. You just read about them all the time. Only a few days ago there was a terrifying home invasion in Dianella, the suburb I grew up in.

Back in those days, in the seventies and ...
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More strong contrasts in changing Balga

Posted by Matt Hayden on Wednesday, May 4, 2011,
As I mentioned in a previous post, the poorer suburb of Balga has changed substantially, with lots of new construction. Of course it's not unusual that such a thing would occur, least of all in economic boom times. Still, it's something you really notice, and certainly gives the whole suburb a very different atmosphere.

Here's another example of the transformation. Below is a shot of an old, pretty run down block of flats near the Reid Highway. I suspect that there were quite a few more like ...
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