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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...
Superintendent Kishimoto  to say ‘aloha’ to Gilbert
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Superintendent Kishimoto to say ‘aloha’ to Gilbert

June 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
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 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...