Month: January 2017

New sheriff in town for Delaware insurance consumers

by Sam Waltz Founding Publisher “Getting a better deal for Delaware’s health-care consumers” — through reducing both insurance premiums as well as the cost of care — is at the top of the “to-do” list for Trinidad “Trini” Navarro, 47, who takes office on Jan. 3 as Delaware’s Insurance Commissioner. “Part of what we have…

WILMINGTON — Incyte Corporation, based in Wilmington, has announced the first patient has been treated in the REACH-1 pivotal Phase 2 trial evaluating its ruxolitinib drug, trademarked Jakafi. The drug was used in combination with corticosteroids for the treatment of steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease. “We are very pleased to have the first patient treated in…

Darius Mansoory, owner of three of Delaware’s most popular restaurants, died of a heart attack on New Year’s Eve in Cuba. Mansoory, 52 owner of Cherry Hospitality, created Stingray Sushi Bar in Rehoboth Beach and Mikimotos and Washington Street Ale House in Wilmington. He also was an avid collector and repeat guest on American Restoration…

DOVER – A report conducted by the state Office of Management and Budget said the state’s government workforce is reflective of Delaware’s diversity and demographic trends, but there are areas of “under-representation and opportunities for improvement” in its diversity and inclusion efforts. The study was  commissioned by Gov. Jack Markell earlier this year in an ongoing effort…

WILMINGTON (AP) — Wilmington’s Mayor-Elect Mike Purzycki has named a new fire chief and made other appointments ahead of his inauguration. On Friday, Purzycki, a Democrat, named Deputy Chief Michael Donohue to lead the Wilmington Fire Department. Police Chief Bobby Cummings will be Acting Chief of Police until a new chief is selected during a…

WILMINGTON – Governor-elect John Carney  announced his nominations to lead two additional Cabinet agencies when he takes office this month. Susan Bunting will be nominated to serve as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education, overseeing Delaware’s public school system and serving as an education policy adviser to the Governor. Since 2006, Bunting has been Superintendent…