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ChristianaCare to require staff vaccinations; only system so far to do it

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines, Health

Christiana Care will require all employees to be vaccinated. Delaware’s largest healthcare network has provided employees an ultimatum: be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be fired.  ChristianaCare, which is also the state’s largest private employer, operates hospitals in Newark, Wilmington and Elkton, Maryland, as well as smaller practices throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania.  The company will require all employees, residents, students, contracted …

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Coalition of business, education groups to study child care needs

Charlie Megginson Business, Education, Government, Headlines

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Rodel and the Delaware Department will study child care needs. Photo by cottonbro/Pexels A coalition of business and education groups have combined forces to better understand and communicate the economic importance of the child care sector in Delaware. The public-private partnership is comprised of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, …

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Heads up: Bear Drive In only takes admission at gate this weekend

Betsy Price Business, Culture, Headlines

Yes, the Bear Drive In grand opening will be this weekend. No, you will not be able to buy tickets online, the twin-screen drive in website says. The theater, on Christiana-Bear Road behind the Bear Lowe’s, will sell tickets at the gate, and only plans to allow about 150 cars per screen. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, tickets for this opening …

Randall Law wants to flip symbol of hatred to peace with clothing line

Amy White Business, Culture, Headlines

Randall Law models some of his Kool Kolored Kid Generation line. Photo by Andre Wright Jr.   Randall Law is here to drop some knowledge. Law—the thespian, print model, content creator, video editor and director, freelance jingle writer and professional shower singer—also is the reigning creative force behind the most dope local clothing label, Kool Kolored Kid Generation.  “You want …

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New grants will help ready sites to lure commercial, industrial business

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday signed a bill that will allow state organizations to have possible commercial sites ready for quick building or move in. Gov. John Carney signed a bipartisan bill Tuesday aimed at attracting new businesses to Delaware by investing in site readiness. Senate Bill 127 establishes a fund to provide economic assistance to qualified businesses and public …

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Bear Drive In opens Friday with ‘Fast & Furious 9,’ ‘Jungle Cruise’

Betsy Price Business, Culture, Headlines

Bear Drive In opens Friday behind the Lowe’s in Bear. Photo by Bob Weir.   The Bear Drive In will open Friday night with “Fast and Furious 9” on one screen and “Jungle Cruise” on the other. It will follow up next week with “Suicide Square 2.” Shows will take place at dusk, which is about 8:30ish this week, said …

Delaware LIVE welcomes Megginson as staff writer

Bryan Shupe Business, Delaware Live

  As Delaware LIVE News celebrates its one-year anniversary as a locally-owned news business focused on hyperlocal news and information across the First State, the company welcomes Dover resident Charles Megginson to the newsroom. Raised in Sussex County, Megginson studied political science, business and philosophy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before returning to Delaware to work for the Delaware …

Christiana Care, Bayhealth, Blue Cross join to offer Medicare product

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Two Delaware hospital systems and an insurance company plan to offer a Medicare Advantage insurance plan. Photo by Roger Brown/Pexels   Two Delaware healthcare systems and an insurance company plan to form a Medicare Advantage product together to sell in 2022. ChristianaCare, which dominates health care in Delaware and particularly New Castle County, Bayhealth, which offers services primarily in Kent …

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‘Walking the talk:’ Carney signs bill to raise minimum wage to $15

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney shows off minimum wage raise law he signed Monday. Delaware Gov. John Carney, a Democrat, signed a bill Monday which will incrementally increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. Senate Bill 15, sponsored by Sen. Jack Walsh, D-White Clay, and Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Greenville, passed along party lines in both the House and the …