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The  pedestrian killed in a collision with a train in Gilbert has been identified and next of kin notified, police said. The victim was a 23-year-old male, but Gilbert police did not release … more
Poolwerx is teaming up with Goldfish Swim School to focus on the importance of water safety and drowning prevention and education for both parents and children by offering free … more
Gilbert will host its annual Gilbert Global Village Festival, a free multicultural celebration for all ages, April 1 on the Gilbert Civic Center Lawn, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert.  The … more
Antonio Sanchez is following the blueprint from his dad, Esequiel, in building the second Mr. Zeke’s Restaurant. more
Portillo's is holding its grand opening March 31 for its location at  2650 S. Market St., Gilbert, in the SanTan Village Marketplace. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based chain is known for its … more
A collision between a pedestrian and  a train in Gilbert resulted in the pedestrian's death, police said. more

A fiber internet provider unveiled its plans March 29 to expand its service to Gilbert, where it has started putting in the infrastructure in three neighborhoods.  more
Work on upgrading Higley High School to accommodate growth and renovate the aging facility is continuing, even after voters rejected the school district’s bond question. more
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board approved an audit and a compliance questionnaire at its March 28 business meeting.  Both the Single Audit Reporting Package and the Uniform System … more
Portillo’s, the popular Chicago-style hot dog chain, plans to open a location in Queen Creek later this year.According to the company, Portillo’s will be located on the southeast corner … more
Salt River Project will increase the average residential customers’ utility bill nearly $12 a month beginning in November. The SRP board of directors approved the increase Tuesday, March 28. … more
Fred Thiele says the difference between a museum and his Gilbert-based shop, Natural Expressions, is that it doesn’t cost to get in and everything is for sale. more
Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary and Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary will have new principals for the 2023-2024 school year. The Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board and … more

Gilbert is seeking public input as it is developing a 10-year parks and recreation master plan that will guide decision-making for future parks, trails and program offerings.   more
Dignity Health announced the creation of graduate medical education programs to meet the health care needs of the East Valley community more
The Gilbert Police Department is  seeking  to see if there are  additional victims of a Gilbert man accused of having sexual conduct  with a minor through a local martial arts … more
The town of Gilbert is looking for potential service projects for its next Day of Service on April 15, especially from seniors who may need some extra help.   Projects can include assistance … more
Aspire Academy is a four-day immersive experience for girls ages 14 to 18 that teaches them about public-safety careers and allows them to take up some of the training challenges associated with police and fire. more
Shane Leonard knows well the Ocotillo Road area well and the situation Gilbert and Maricopa County island residents along the road find themselves in. He grew up not far away, at the corner of Higley … more
Banner Gateway Medical Center threw open the doors to its new, five-story patient tower and additional areas Tuesday, March 21, doubling the size of the hospital.   The $243-million … more

A Gilbert resident and frequent critic of Mayor Brigette Peterson is part of two notices of claim against the town filed Monday related to his ejection from a September town council … more
Arizona-based charter-school chain Great Hearts Academies is expanding its school network to include Great Hearts Christos, private, faith-based academies set to open this fall in Gilbert and … more
The town of Gilbert is seeking applicants for three volunteer positions on the Parks and Recreation Board.  The Parks and Recreation Board strives to ensure that citizens of every segment of … more
Higley USD is working to implement the “Higley-ized” version of “Portrait of a Graduate” that the Governing Board adopted last May.  But the effort has come under some … more
Gilbert is among the cheapest places in the United States to get a beer, according to a study from an online betting site.  Just in time for St. Patrick’s … more
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