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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...
Mayor hopes the public will #Choose Gilbert, the theme for Digital State of Town
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Mayor hopes the public will #Choose Gilbert, the theme for Digital State of Town

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera A new year has begun, and Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels—who herself is new to the position—is continuing with established tradition to recap last year’s happenings and preview the next for the town’s...
Gilbert school officials firmly behind all-day kindergarten despite conservatives’ assaults
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Gilbert school officials firmly behind all-day kindergarten despite conservatives’ assaults

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Paul Maryniak As the state Legislature begins a new session, funding for all-day kindergarten appears to be unlikely as conservative Republicans raise questions about its value and the absence of standards. But both Gilbert...
Hikers may see big changes to a favorite park: Signs, parking, restrooms in plans for South Mountain
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Hikers may see big changes to a favorite park: Signs, parking, restrooms in plans for South Mountain

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Jim Walsh One of the favorite activities of Gilbert residents is a hike up South Mountain, which looms over a sprawling quilt of red-tile roofed suburban neighborhoods. South Mountain Park plays a major role in the quality of...
Opponents of the South Mountain Freeway prepare for possibly their last fight
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Opponents of the South Mountain Freeway prepare for possibly their last fight

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Paul Maryniak What could be the last fight to stop construction of the South Mountain Freeway is being waged on paper in San Francisco. There, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has started receiving briefs from...
Local legislative leaders say state income tax abolition not in the cards
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Local legislative leaders say state income tax abolition not in the cards

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Don’t look for the Republican-controlled legislature to vote this year—or in the near future—to eliminate the state income tax. Incoming House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, whose...