The partnership for mental health support is between ChristianaCare and the Wilmington Police Department.

Wilm. Council approves $363K for mental health services on cop responses

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

The Wilmington City Council approved a resolution Thursday night that pairs mental health clinicians with police officers to respond to calls for service to support individuals experiencing a crisis.  Resolution 0413, sponsored by Councilwoman Yolanda McCoy, District 6, authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant application to the Delaware Criminal Justice Council in the amount of $363,000.  The funds will be …

The Wilmington City Council rejected a potential vote of no confidence for the Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki.

Wilmington council rejects vote of no confidence in mayor

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A resolution for a vote of no confidence in Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki led to some strong words from the public and city council Thursday night, but it didn’t past.  The discussion in Thursday night’s Wilmington City Council meeting was in response to public comments Purzycki made describing the council’s new law to keep city jobs open to only city …

Car thefts and car-related crimes has become a large issue in cities nationwide. (Photo by dardespot/Getty Images)

Wilmington council: Make parents pay for child’s car crimes 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The Wilmington City Council is considering making parents pay for damages caused by their minor children who break into or damage cars. Carjacking and thefts of personal belongings in cars has been a major problem in cities across the country, and Wilmington is no exception. Some of this was sparked by a TikTok dare in which people – typically teenagers …

Parking Wilmington drops meeters, adds parking kiosks

Wilmington reduces parking fines; rips out meters to add kiosks

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Wilmington’s had lots of parking news in recent days. First, the Wilmington City Council last week passed a new law that starting Jan. 1 wil reduce parking tickets from $40 to $25 for people who pay the fine within 14 days of getting the ticket. On Tuesday, the city announced it is installing parking kiosks and eliminating parking meters, work …

Some Wilmington City Council members asked Monday for the residency requirement for workers to remain in place.

Wilm. City Council members plead for residency requirement

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Three members of the Wilmington City Council – including the president –  on Monday protested Mayor Mike Purzycki’s decision to no longer require city residency for current and newly hired employees.  “We have the power to make sure that the residents get to make that decision and that we don’t go from a five-year residency commitment to none,” said District …

Several business groups are in opposition to the ordinance.

Business groups oppose law making them pay for shift changes

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A proposed Wilmington ordinance that would require employers with 250 or more workers to give a two-week notice and compensation for schedule changes will hurt businesses, employees and city employment, business leaders say. That’s one of the criticisms of Councilwoman Shané Darby’s Ordinance 034, which would apply to retail, hospitality and food service businesses. The proposed law was read to …

Wilmington's city council voted Thursday not to issue a public censuring of councilwoman Zanthia Oliver.

Wilm. city council adamantly refuses to censure Oliver

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A resolution to censure Wilmington councilwoman Zanthia Oliver was slammed by city council members in the group’s meeting Thursday night, losing by a vote of 10 to 2. Resolution 0333, sponsored by Councilwoman Shané Darby, was a public censure of councilmember Oliver, following the public reprimand issued in April by the City of Wilmington Ethics Commission. “I have already come …

James Spadola's nepotism nepotism law was declared defeated.

Nepotism law shot down in Wilmington City Council

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A Wilmington City Council ordinance that would prevent nepotism failed to pass Thursday night after initially garnering strong support in a committee last month.  The ordinance got five yes votes, five no and two “present” votes, meaning it lacked the numbers it needed to succeed. Ordinance 0273, sponsored by Councilman James Spadola, would prohibit members of the council from hiring …

Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver has been publically reprimanded by the Wilmington Ethics Commission.

Wilm. councilwoman Oliver reprimanded for ethics violation

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Wilmington City Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver was given a public reprimand by the city’s ethics commission after voting during a meeting to allocate $200,000 to her brother’s nonprofit.  Norman Oliver’s organization, Our Youth, Inc., offers physical and educational services for children in New Castle County to help them stay on the right path and set them up for success in their …

DelawareLive March 12

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Mar. 12, 2023

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Bill would remove confession privileges for child abuse Kent, Sussex child care centers may get higher Del. payments Wilm. City Council nepotism law draws debate Culture DoMore24 final tally: $2.3 million for state nonprofits Packing 100,000 meals takes less time than you’d think Business …