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Mesa Public Schools board approves superintendent's resignation, appoints interim superintendent

The Mesa Public Schools governing board voted Dec. 2 to approve Ember Conley's resignation as superintendent of the district and appointed an interim superintendent to lead the largest district in the state.


Districts look to counselors, social workers and police to help improve school safety

For school officials in districts serving Chandler, creating safer schools means more than an armed guard or strategically placed wrought-iron fencing.


Sharetea, a bubble tea shop, is now open in downtown Chandler

The boba shop opened in Overstreet on Nov. 23.



City of Chandler plans ahead for future trends in transportation

Chandler officials hope to leverage transportation technology in the next 20 years to create more mobility in the city, according to the city’s final draft of a transportation master plan update.


State attorney general asked to investigate Mesa Public Schools finances a week after superintendent placed on leave

A former Mesa Public Schools board member on Nov. 22 filed a complaint with the attorney general's office against Ember Conley, the district's superintendent who was placed on nondisciplinary administrative leave Nov. 18.


Bring a can of food and swim laps for free on Thanksgiving in Chandler

Bring a can of food and swim laps for free on Thanksgiving in Chandler


La Ristra will open in the downtown Chandler Overstreet development this spring

La Ristra, a family-owed restaurant, will open in Chandler this spring. The restaurant specializes in New …



Deadline approaching to submit arguments for Chandler's special election in March

The City of Chandler will hold a special election March 10. On the all-mail ballot is one item for consideration—an amendment to the city charter that would propose a date change to the city's elections to conform to state law and consolidate election dates.


Primerica insurance agency is now open in Chandler

Primerica, an insurance agency, opened Sept. 5 in Chandler. With several other offices across the Greater …


Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway to open at the end of December

The road will open before the end of the year after being under construction since 2017.


Potato Corner is now open at Chandler Fashion Center

The kiosk offers many kinds of french fries, as well as other options.



City of Chandler to consider pilot scooter program

At a meeting Nov. 6, the Chandler Transportation Commission approved the city’s proposed shared mobility pilot program that would bring electric scooters to the city of Chandler.


Stemtree, an education and enrichment center, is now open in Chandler

The business offers STEM-focused tutoring and a variety of other programs.


Gold's Gym has closed in Chandler

The gym had been open for less than a year.


Roadway restrictions continue as ADOT crews work to add a travel lane on Loop 101

More Loop 101 closures will take effect this week in Chandler as construction on the Loop continues.



Hair Clips now open in Chandler

The hair salon offers a variety of services.


Mesa Public Schools Board places superintendent on paid leave

Superintendent Ember Conley has been placed on leave as of Nov. 18.


ADOT plans more Loop 101 closures

More lane closures will take effect this weekend as work continues on Loop 101.


Ongoing efforts to widen Loop 101 through Chandler spur more closures

The Arizona Department of Transportation is continuing to close segments of Loop 101 as crews work to add one travel lane in each direction on a stretch of the freeway.



Deep AZ is now open in Chandler

Deep AZ Ayurveda Spa & Henna Boutique opened Oct. 19 at 393 W. Warner Road in Chandler. The spa offers skin …


Chandler USD board approves two new cooling towers at schools

The Chandler USD governing board approved Nov. 13 the replacement of the cooling towers at Bologna and Tarwater elementary schools.


Northrop Grumman celebrates expansion with ribbon cutting in Chandler

Northrop Grumman celebrated a ribbon cutting of its new, 633,000-square-foot complex in Chandler on Nov. 12. The new building is home to about 2,500 employees focused on missile defense work at located at 1575 S. Price Road.


Insight to combine two Tempe offices in a new office space in Chandler

The new building should be open by the end of 2020.