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Gilbert social services entity changes name to Azcend
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Gilbert social services entity changes name to Azcend

June 5th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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 Gilbert Sun News
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 Gilbert Sun News
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 Gilbert Sun News
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...
Superintendent Kishimoto  to say ‘aloha’ to Gilbert
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Superintendent Kishimoto to say ‘aloha’ to Gilbert

June 1st, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Three years after taking on the rancorous school board of Gilbert Public Schools and helping bring more cohesiveness, Dr. Christina Kishimoto is leaving her superintendent role. Three senior members of the...
Gilbert and Florence hospitals’ turnaround attracts national award
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Gilbert and Florence hospitals’ turnaround attracts national award

May 5th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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 Gilbert Sun News
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 Gilbert Sun News
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...