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Banned refrigerant impacting area heat-pump owners
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Banned refrigerant impacting area heat-pump owners

July 17th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Jim Walsh As temperatures soar across the East Valley, so is the cost of keeping aging heat pumps working for area homeowners. Whether homeowners try to hang on to their existing heat pump till its last blast of cold air or...
Orbital unveils new satellite engineering building
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Orbital unveils new satellite engineering building

July 16th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky Advanced aerospace manufacturer and longtime Gilbert employer Orbital ATK officially pulled back the curtain on its new satellite engineering building on June 28. The 60,000-square-foot facility is located on...
Page Park Center to service Gilbert’s underprivileged
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Page Park Center to service Gilbert’s underprivileged

July 14th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Jim Walsh No one doubts that Gilbert is a fast-growing, affluent community, but there are thousands of needy people who are often overlooked, hidden behind its sea of attractive homes with red tile roofs and parking lots full...
Lindsay Road/ Loop 202 interchange plans moving along
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Lindsay Road/ Loop 202 interchange plans moving along

July 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Plans are moving along to build a freeway interchange between Lindsay Road and Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in Gilbert. It’s expected to open in 2021. During the third public information meeting held on the...
A 911 call taker outlines an unusual job
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A 911 call taker outlines an unusual job

June 7th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
At night when many people are at home unwinding after work, Spencer Jaeckel of Chandler is on high alert, responding to 911 calls made to the Gilbert Police Department. Jaeckel, 27, is a 911 call taker, meaning he answers calls...
Gilbert nurse recognized by Phoenix Children’s Hospital for excellence
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Gilbert nurse recognized by Phoenix Children’s Hospital for excellence

June 6th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Leah Gilchrist Phoenix Children’s Hospital nurse and Gilbert resident Jessica Smith, an Aerodigestive Program coordinator, was awarded the Advanced Practice Nurse Award. The program offers coordinated care between...
Gilbert social services entity changes name to Azcend
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Gilbert social services entity changes name to Azcend

June 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The Chandler Christian Community Center, which has been offering social services to Gilbert residents for many years, changed its name recently to better reflect its mission. Azcend is its new name. “We have changed our name,...
Gilbert Sister Cities renews push for economic development
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Gilbert Sister Cities renews push for economic development

June 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Gilbert Sister Cities has given itself a shot in the arm with a reshuffle of its board and a new plan to better market itself and pursue its goal of more aggressive economic development in the future. The nonprofit volunteer...
Billion-dollar windfall accelerating East Valley freeway upgrades
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Billion-dollar windfall accelerating East Valley freeway upgrades

June 3rd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Paul Maryniak East Valley motorists in the coming years will reap a significant part of a billion-dollar windfall that will jump-start upgrades on several key highways in the region. That forecast to the Chandler Chamber of...
Student shakeup at GPS with Gilbert Junior High repurposing
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Student shakeup at GPS with Gilbert Junior High repurposing

June 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Story and photos by Melody Birkett A long fight over whether to keep Gilbert Junior High School open finally came to an end on May 30 when the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted 5-0 to close the school, citing declining...