retiree health care

Retiree health committee suggestion No. 1: No Medicare Advantage

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

After nearly facing a revolt of retirees angered by the state’s move to substantially alter their health care, a committee has issued more than a dozen recommendations designed to keep them — and the state’s coffers — healthy. One of the recommendations made by the Retiree Healthcare Benefits Advisory Subcommittee — which met 20 times over nine months — was …

Transperfect Chancery Court Dershowtiz

Alan Dershowitz left $5 million in Chancery Court Thursday

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz’s lively appearance Thursday in a Delaware Court of Chancery included debating former Harvard student and now Chancellor Kathaleen St. J. McCormick and eventually dropping checks worth nearly $5 million onto the defense table. It essentially paid in full what TransPerfect Global owes the Chancery Court. Along the way, the hearing — to decide if Transperfect should …

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Wilmington named World War II Heritage City

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Wilmington has been named an “American World War II Heritage City” for 2023 by the National Park Service. The city ‘s ship-building and other military history isn’t on display as much as it was then, but one place to see it is at Drava Plaza on the riverfront where one piece of equipment remains. While the official announcement doesn’t …


Historical Society forum starts 5 nights of Kwanzaa events

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A gathering of community elders Wednesday night at the Delaware Historical Society will launch five nights of Kwanzaa celebrations. The Elders Forum at the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage at 504 N. Market St. in Wilmington will feature a conversation about cultural traditions, Kwanzaa through the years, and how to maintain community. Light refreshments will be provided at the 4:30 …


Florida fintech company Novo to expand in Wilmington

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A Miami-headquartered fintech company has opened a Wilmington office. Novo, a two-time member of the Forbes Fintech 50, has built a platform for small businesses that combines a checking account with an ecosystem of financial applications. It’s designed to help small businesses access their revenue faster, save time on business-critical tasks and manage their money any time on any device. …

mini Read House Historic New Castle

Have yourself a mini little Christmas at Read House

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

And, now, for something a little different. And by little, we mean miniature. And by miniature, we mean recreations of period rooms that could fit into shoeboxes, including a “street” depicting four shops mentioned in Jane Austen books. The 20 displays, created by and on loan from the First State Mini Club, are spread throughout the Read House in Historic …

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ChristianaCare to pay $7.6M to settle Medicaid false claims charges

Betsy PriceBusiness, arts grants, Headlines

  Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Friday that ChristianaCare Health System will pay $7,666,379 to Delaware’s Medicaid program to settle federal and Delaware false claim allegations. The case, which was initiated by a whistleblower, alleges that ChristianaCare provided free or below-market value support services to non-employee doctors, who then referred patients to the health system. These referrals in turn led …

Screening Room at 1313 Maestro

Here’s how Screening Room at 1313 snared ‘Maestro’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

If you wanted to see Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro” in Delaware last week, the only place you could was the Screening Room at 1313. It showed there last weekend — becoming the most popular film yet for the Screening Room, an independent movie theater that opened in the old Hercules building Feb. 17 — and will show again this weekend. About …


Rapper, actor Common to bring book tour to Wilmington

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The multi-hyphenate entertainer Common will bring his book tour to the Wilmington Public Library Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. He will talk about and sign his book, “And Then We Rise,” which details Common’s journey to wellness as a vital element of his success as a rapper, actor and now author. A testimony to the benefits of self-care, his book …

headstone scam

Police seek man charged headstone scam, seek other victims

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Government

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with two counts of felony theft for duping grieving people out of money they gave him to create a headstone for loved ones. New Castle County Police are seeking him — and any other victims who may have been scammed by him, because they suspect there are more than they know. Gregory Stefan, 54, …