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Gilbert and Florence hospitals’ turnaround attracts national award
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Gilbert and Florence hospitals’ turnaround attracts national award

May 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
BY SRIANTHI PERERA With ailing financial health, Gilbert Hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early 2014. Following restructuring, the successful recovery of the town’s first full-service hospital has garnered national...
Town to open new portal to share data with residents
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Town to open new portal to share data with residents

May 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
BY SRIANTHI PERERA Following on the heels of Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale and Glendale, Gilbert has been selected for a new national initiative that would help the town better share information, disperse data, inform local decision...
Crossroads Park to get a family entertainment center
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Crossroads Park to get a family entertainment center

April 3rd, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Picturesque Crossroads District Park will add to its amenities with a family entertainment center. Srianthi Perera/Gilbert Sun News Staff BY SRIANTHI PERERA The four undeveloped acres in Gilbert’s Crossroads District Park will...
Stevia founder James May dedicated his later life to a mysterious plant
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Stevia founder James May dedicated his later life to a mysterious plant

April 2nd, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
James May, the Father of Stevia;· recently died from heart complications.  (Photo Special to Gilbert Sun News) BY BETH DUCKETT James May was a successful executive in the health care field before he discovered the product that...
Whiskey Row changing the dimensions of the Heritage District
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Whiskey Row changing the dimensions of the Heritage District

April 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera and Jim Walsh Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Restaurant in downtown Gilbert had a soft opening on a Tuesday—this particular day of the week was selected because it’s usually a slow day in the restaurant...
Sushi Brokers opens 200-seat eatery in nearly full Heritage Marketplace
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Sushi Brokers opens 200-seat eatery in nearly full Heritage Marketplace

March 20th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Another neighborhood meeting place laid out its welcome mat in downtown Gilbert recently. Sushi Brokers is an expansive 3,564 square-foot, 200-seat restaurant that offers a huge selection of sushi—of...
Flancer’s holding pizza eating contest for charity
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Flancer’s holding pizza eating contest for charity

March 14th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By GSN Staff How fast could you eat two extra-large cheese pizzas? Flancer’s wants to put your stomach to the test — for a good cause. Flancer’s Gourmet Grub is celebrating its 17th anniversary with a pizza eating...
Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn reflects on 41 years of service
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Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn reflects on 41 years of service

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Jim Walsh Retiring Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn feels blessed on many levels. Dorn, 60, chose two dangerous career paths that he pursued simultaneously for decades. He survived 41 years in law enforcement, noting that he...
Charter school at 202/Higley wins narrow approval by council
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Charter school at 202/Higley wins narrow approval by council

February 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Site better suited for office complex, opponents say By Jim Walsh Gilbert resident Phil Alibrandi doesn’t believe that a charter school belongs on a prime piece of real estate near the Loop 202/Santan Freeway at Higley Road, a...
Thousands of people #chooseGilbert for its low crime rate, family amenities
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Thousands of people #chooseGilbert for its low crime rate, family amenities

February 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera More than 240,000 people choose to hang their hats in Gilbert. A wise decision, apparently. Awards and accolades continue to pour in: Gilbert has been deemed the second safest U.S. city, the best city to raise...