Pokorny Adams Street

More fines for Pokorny, whose rentals were closed in 2022

Staff WriterGovernment, Headlines

The city of Wilmington  had impossed $33,000 fines agaisnt the man whose seven Adams Street properties were summarily shut down in 2002, dumpling dozens of people onto the streets. The move agaisnt Adolf J. Pokorny’s property shocked much of Wilmington and Delaware.. Now, the city says, the property owner has made virtually no progress in 18 months to correct structural …

City of Wilmington residency

Wilmington city, council lash out in fight over job residency

Peter OsborneGovernment, Headlines

Mob rule? Or B.S.? A weeks-long debate over Wilmington residency requirements for non-elected city employees has deteriorated into what might generously be described as “frosty” exchanges between Mayor Mike Purzycki and a pair of Wilmington City Council members. After a month of bitter debate, the 13-member council on Nov. 16 passed a five-year residency law for new hires that will …

towing

Updated Wilmington towing contract leads to some skepticism

Sam HautHeadlines, Government

Despite several recently announced changes to Wilmington’s towing contract, one outspoken critic is still worried. Ken Grant, who has been following the issue for the past 10 years, said that he doesn’t have faith that the proposed changes will be implemented. “They’re not addressing the real issue,” Grant said. “This is what the city does consistently. When they’re facing the …

Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

Clifford Brown Jazz Fest releases lineup

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. set for June 21-24 in Rodney Square, will feature headliners Kamasi Washington, Kem, Cory Wong and Angelique Kidjo. The show includes a diverse set of musicians ethnically and musically, as well as a nod to history. “The 2023 Clifford Brown Jazz Festival has been curated to be similar to a life that is fully lived,” …

Barry

Meet Barry, Wilmington Police’s new trauma and wellness dog

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The city of Wilmington have added a trauma and wellness dog to its Police Department. The 18-month-old English labrador retriever named Barry began work this month. He will be the four-legged extension of the department’s Critical Incident Stress Management/Peer Support Team, designed to help officers and civilian employees  cope with the effects of critical incidents and promote overall health and …

AAA praises Wilmington’s move to start online ticket appeal system

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Wilmington is launching a new online ticket appeal system. Photo by Andras Vas/Unsplash After years of complaints from citizens and advocacy groups, the City of Wilmington has launched a new online system to appeal traffic and parking tickets.  AAA-Mid Atlantic, which has been pushing for reforms to Wilmington’s handling of parking and traffic tickets since 2016, praised the move. “We …

One northbound I95 ramp to close, another to open Sunday night

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  Weather permitting,  one ramp allowing access to northbound Interstate 95 in Wilmington will close Sunday night, Aug. 1, and another will open. That means routes will change by Monday morning for traffic going into and out of the city. Closing will be the Adams Street/Delaware Avenue on-ramp for I95 northbound Opening will be the 10th Street/Adams Street On-Ramp to …