Delaware Library Render Front Iteration 3.1

State to spend $28 million on libraries .2 miles apart

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware will spend $22 million to construct a new library in North Wilmington just 0.2 miles from an existing library, which is undergoing a $6 million renovation. Once complete, visitors will be able to check out a book at the $22 million library located at 3905 N Market St., then walk five minutes down the road to the $6 million …

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DelDOT planning 2 “Super Weekend” I-95 closures

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

      Department of Transportation officials said during a community workshop Thursday night that the bulk of the I-95 “Restore the Corridor” project should be complete by early 2023.  Weather permitting, DelDOT is planning two “super weekends” — one in mid-September and another in late September. On Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. I-95 southbound through Wilmington will close. …

Wilmington Police Department Community Fairs

Wilmington PD hopes to unite police, community with 3 fairs

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Wilmington Police Department hopes to build stronger relationships with community members by hosting three community resource fairs throughout the month of September.  The fairs will build off the success of the National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.  The events will feature police officers representing a range of assignments and positions as well as partner …

Imani Village 10

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 …

First District Candidates

3 candidates, 3 different visions for North Wilmington

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Voters in Northwest Wilmington, Brandywine Village and Trolley Square will have three choices when they decide who to send to Dover as their next state representative.  They can go with who they know: incumbent Democratic Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha.  They can toss Chukwuocha out and promote progressive Councilwoman Shane Darby to the seat.  Or they could do the unlikely and vote …

New Castle County's latest tax bill

New NCCo bills show new way to figure out taxes

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

New Castle County’s just-mailed tax bills come with an explanatory letter titled “Local service function tax rates have changed.” People who live in unincorporated parts of the county – and that’s most residents – and businesses in these unincorporated areas “will not see any change to their property tax rate,” the letter says. But it’s a different story for residents …

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DOJ: Buffett-owned mortgage firm guilty of redlining in NCCo

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire Warren Buffett will pay $20 million to resolve allegations of discrimination against Black and Latino homebuyers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, the Department of Justice announced this week. Attorneys general in the three states accused Trident Mortgage Company of redlining in the greater Philadelphia region, including New Castle County. Redlining, in the …

Fireworks over Rehoboth Beach (city of Rehoboth)

Your guide to Delaware fireworks, and so Fourth

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

  Most Delaware places known for Fourth of July fireworks and other Independence Day activities have announced their plans. Organizers consistently ask for people to arrive early and leave late, and the Delaware Department of Transportation warns that many events close roads, too. Dusk is about 9:05 p.m. on the Fourth, but fireworks could start as late as 9:30. Here’s …

Chris Kenny and Ventor Wright have been named "Men of the Year" at the Monday Club's 126th annual ball.

Kenny, Wright named Monday Club 2022 men of the year 

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Culture, Headlines

Wilmington businessman Chris Kenny and longshoreman Venter Wright were each named “Man of the Year” by the Monday Club. That organization was created in 1876 to give Black men a place to gather, socialize and support one another and the community. “I’m truly humbled and honored to receive this award from such a historic organization and distinguished group of gentlemen,” …

Downtown Wilmington library (McGhiever photo from Wikimedia)

Wilmington library called one of America’s most beautiful

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

  The downtown Wilmington library is No. 3 on a new list titled “the 11 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States.” “Visitors will encounter a massive, symmetrical white-gray façade designed in the Neoclassic style by well-respected architects Alfred Githens and Edward Tilton,” Fodor’s Travel writes of the Wilmington Public Library. “There are intricate fixtures to admire, including terra-cotta frieze …