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Could these new homes break the cycle of poverty?

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Shortly after single mother of two Alison Mendez moved into northeast Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood five years ago, there was a shooting right behind her home. “It scared me and my kids,” Mendez said. “But today, it’s changed.” She spoke before a crowd of some 300 community members, among them leaders in government, business, nonprofit, and philanthropy. They gathered in Riverside …

Bill on charter admission draws lively opinions

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Wilmington leaders gather at EastSide Charter at the start of each school year to welcome the students back to school. Two Black Wilmington leaders stand on opposite sides of the debate over whether Delaware Charter Schools should be able to give admission preference to students who live nearby. Logan Herring, CEO of The WRK Group, an organization that focuses on …

Wilmington assesses damage as city cleans up after record flooding

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Rescue workers in the flooded streets of Wilmington on Thursday. Photo from city of Wilmington.     Updated: This story has been updated to include information about a disaster reception center Tuesday and continued canvassing of neighborhoods through the Labor Day weekend. With the city of Wilmington under a state of emergency after Ida caused historic flooding, the city and …