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Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program. (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program. (Community Impact staff)

Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program. (Community Impact staff)

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Chandler

Chandler USD updates community on reopening, school meal plans

Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program.

Tropical Sno now open in Chandler



Tropical Sno is now open in Chandler. The business, which specializes in shaved ice, ice cream and sodas, opened in late May at 950 E. Pecos Road, Ste. 3, Chandler.

Gilbert

Gilbert's sales tax revenues rebound in June; annual budget projection met

Gilbert has met the town’s budgeted sales tax revenue projections for the year after a stronger-than-anticipated financial report from May, town officials said.

Gilbert Wax Bar opens on Power Road

Gilbert Wax Bar opened June 17 at 5340 S. Power Road, Ste. 102, Gilbert. It specializes in-full body waxing for men and women, provides eyebrow and lash tinting services, and carries a line of natural facial product.

Gilbert entities tackle racial justice issues

Gilbert, like much of the nation, entered a period of introspection about racial justice in May and June.

Statewide

Arizona schools to get guidelines on when to reopen in person, Ducey says

Arizona will develop health guidelines that will help schools determine when they can open for in-person learning, Gov. Doug Ducey announced July 23.

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



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Joshua Wright will be named Chandler’s city manager, replacing Marsha Reed who retired in March. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler City Council to appoint Joshua Wright as city manager

Joshua Wright will be named Chandler’s City Manager, replacing Marsha Reed who retired in March 2021.

The Double Dutch Kitchen & Cocktails opened in July in Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)
The Double Dutch Kitchen & Cocktails opens Chandler location

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Campus ushers in new era for Arizona College Prep High School

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Low inventory leads to rising housing prices across Chandler, East Valley

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Q&A: Chandler USD interim superintendent shares goals for district ahead of school year

Chandler USD interim superintendent Frank Narducci answers Community Impact Newspaper's questions ahead of the start of the school year July 21.

Students in the district will not be required to wear masks, and eligible students and staff are not required to be vaccinated. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chandler USD sends out health, safety letter regarding COVID-19 ahead of school year start

Chandler USD officials sent out a letter to families July 19 ahead of the first day of school July 21 regarding health and safety protocols in place related to COVID-19.

The freeway expansion project will occur across 11 miles of east- and westbound I-19 between Loop 202 and I-17, including the Broadway Curve between Baseline Road and 40th Street. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work to begin on I-10 Broadway Curve project July 23

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An ice cream shop, a restaurant with a gaming twist and more are coming soon to Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)
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An ice cream shop, a restaurant with a gaming twist and more are coming soon to Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Roundup: Six businesses coming soon to Chandler

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A new patient tower was unveiled at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center with a dedication ceremony July 16, according to a news release from Dignity Health. (Courtesy Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center)
New patient tower complete at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center

A new patient tower was unveiled at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center with a dedication ceremony July 16, according to a news release from Dignity Health.

Mox Boarding House plans to open a new entertainment concept in Chandler. (Courtesy Mox Boarding House)
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