Gilbert, Chandler to get relief funds and more: News from the Phoenix area

Gov. Doug Ducey announced relief aid to municipalities including Gilbert and Chandler at a May 27 press conference. (Community Impact staff)
Gov. Doug Ducey announced relief aid to municipalities including Gilbert and Chandler at a May 27 press conference. (Community Impact staff)

Gov. Doug Ducey announced relief aid to municipalities including Gilbert and Chandler at a May 27 press conference. (Community Impact staff)

Read the latest Gilbert and Chandler news from Community Impact Newspaper's website.

Gilbert, Chandler to receive more than $29 million each in relief funds from state

Gilbert and Chandler will be among the local governments receiving coronavirus relief and recovery dollars as part of a plan unveiled May 27 by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Summer campers, staff should be screened daily, Maricopa County says

Campers and staff at summer camps should be screened daily if such camps are to be opened safely this summer, Maricopa County’s top disease control official said on May 27.



Gilbert Public Schools preparing three back-to-school scenarios

A Gilbert Public Schools task force is preparing three back-to-school scenarios for the 2020-21 school year with a preference for in-person learning, officials told the governing board May 26.

Gilbert Feeding Families food drive brings in enough to supply 250,000 meals

The townwide food drive May 15-17 collected enough food and cash to supply a quarter-million meals to people in need, according to town officials.

Construction set for pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks on Western Powerline Trail

Construction on a bridge to allow pedestrians to cross railroad tracks on the Western Powerline Trail in Gilbert is set to start in early June.

Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.






MOST RECENT

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19 case counts remain low in Chandler, vaccinations continue to increase across city's ZIP codes

According data from June 14, 155,609 vaccinations have been administered in Chandler.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19-related hospitalizations continue to remain low across Arizona

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

Chandler City Council approved the city's $1.06 billion budget June 10 and approved the city's 10-year capital improvement plan for $1.27 billion. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler City Council approves $1.06 billion budget

Chandler City Council approved the city's $1.06 billion budget June 10 and approved the city's 10-year capital improvement plan for $1.27 billion.

In the last week, Maricopa County residents received about 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
50% of Maricopa County residents age 10 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

In the last week, about 10,000 Maricopa County residents received doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day, according to the county.

Colton Grubb announced Grubstak would close its doors June 13. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grubstak in Chandler closes its doors

The Chandler restaurant opened in 2018.

Goldfish Swim School anticipates opening June 15 in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
3 businesses coming soon to Gilbert; Higley USD puts bond on ballot and more top area news

Read the latest business and community news from the past week from the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

Chandler City Hall is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council to hold public hearing on proposed budget, vote on it June 10

Chandler City Council will host a public hearing on the city's proposed $1.06 billion budget during a meeting June 10 before voting on the budget proposal.

Between January and April, the Maricopa County Assessor's Office reported 19,232 permits for home construction work, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Home construction projects on the rise across Maricopa County

Home construction permits are seeing a sharp increase across Maricopa County, according to data from the Maricopa County Assessor's Office.

As of June 7, 6,016,915 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 3,385,174 individuals, including 2,884,332 who are now fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ADHS: Nearly 3 million Arizonans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 3.4 million Arizonans have receieved at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to ADHS.

Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen will open June 3 in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Picazzo's restaurant opens in Gilbert; Chandler council calls for bond election and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced June 3 that state-run vaccination sites will be phased out by the end of June. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizona state-run vaccination sites to close by June 28

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced June 3 that state-run vaccination sites will be phased out by the end of June.

Chandler is celebrating Independence Day with a “drive-in” July 4 fireworks event at Tumbleweed Park. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler to host July 4 fireworks with drive-in celebration

Chandler is celebrating Independence Day with a “drive-in” July 4 fireworks event at Tumbleweed Park.