Gilbert home values rising fast in 85298; 5 businesses coming to Chandler and more top area news

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

Gilbert

Gilbert home values climb fastest in 85298 for March 2021

See real estate data from March for Gilbert.

Two car washes coming to Gilbert



Two car washes will be opening soon in Gilbert.

Street work on Recker Road in Gilbert has resumed

Work resumed May 3 on the Recker Road street project between Ray Road and Loop 202-Santan Freeway after more than a six-month delay.

Gilbert residents asked to participate in National Community Survey

The town of Gilbert is asking its residents to participate in the biennial National Community Survey.

Chandler

Conveyor belt sushi, wine bar and more: 5 businesses coming soon to Chandler

Read about businesses that will make their Chandler debut in the coming months.

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



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Three business that have opened in Gilbert

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Gov. Doug Ducey said Arizona law prohibiting mask mandates remains in place following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending all individuals—including fully vaccinated individuals—wear masks in K-12 schools. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Gilbert takes over ambulance service in town

Gilbert residents requiring ambulance transportation are being served through the Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department starting this week.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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Liam Chase, Hammer & Strings Conservatory
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Gilbert asks public for input on land development code

The town of Gilbert is seeking public input as it works on updating the town’s land development code.

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Three salons now open in Gilbert

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