Reopening Gilbert for business and other top stories from this week

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels says a decision to reopen the town will not be hers or Town Council's to make, but rather done in conjunction with other cities and Gov. Doug Ducey. (Town of Gilbert)
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels says a decision to reopen the town will not be hers or Town Council's to make, but rather done in conjunction with other cities and Gov. Doug Ducey. (Town of Gilbert)

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels says a decision to reopen the town will not be hers or Town Council's to make, but rather done in conjunction with other cities and Gov. Doug Ducey. (Town of Gilbert)

Read the top stories from last week's coverage of the Chandler and Gilbert areas.

Decision to reopen Gilbert will be collaborative, mayor says

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels said April 21 any decision to reopen the town will come in conjunction with other cities and Gov. Doug Ducey.

New ramen restaurant headed to downtown Chandler

Jinya Ramen Bar is coming to downtown Chandler.



The ramen restaurant—known for its slow-cooked approach to ramen, with broth simmered for 10 hours in-house—will be located at the downtown Chandler New Square development.

Chandler USD school board approves agreements with Chandler, Gilbert regarding new schools

The Chandler USD governing board approved April 22 agreements with local municipalities for roadwork in relation to the construction of two new schools—one in Gilbert and one in Chandler.

Gilbert businesses work to stay afloat during coronavirus pandemic

As with much of the nation, Gilbert business owners are struggling to stay afloat while their customers hunker down at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Three Chandler-area educators to receive funding from Intel & Intel Foundation for STEAM projects

In celebration of Intel's 40th anniversary in Arizona, Intel and the Intel Foundation have joined forces with the Arizona Educational Foundation to award 40 grants of up to $2,500 to 40 public school teachers from across the state to support science, technology, education, arts and mathematics—known as STEAM—projects and initiatives. Of those 40 grants, three will go to Chandler teachers, according to a news release from Intel.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.





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