Month: March 2018

For the seventh year in row, Christiana Care Health System’s Christiana and Wilmington hospitals have both been designated a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality, receiving a perfect score on the national Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational branch of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer…

The AAA Foundation found through its Traffic Safety Culture survey that 88 percent of drivers believe distracted driving is on the rise. That places the behavior ahead of aggressive driving (68 percent), driving under the influence of drugs (55 percent) and drunk driving (43 percent) among drivers’ concerns. Yet the majority of drivers engage in…

Delaware task force weighs possibility of driverless cars

By MICHAEL J. MIKA Special to Delaware Business Times Amid the global frenzy to research and invest in driverless cars, state governments are stepping up to embrace the technology. In February, California approved the testing of connected automated vehicles (CAVs) on public streets. More than 41 states are exploring legislation to do the same. Since…

(AP) — Delaware has slapped a poultry producer with nearly $250,000 in penalties and other costs for years of wastewater violations at a chicken processing plant. The News Journal reports the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control released a secretary’s order Wednesday assessing Allen Harim Foods a $241,000 fine for more than 90 violations at its Harbeson…

For the rest of March and April, Delaware and Maryland residents may see helicopters flying over their electrical lines. Delmarva Power is conducting aerial inspections of more than 2,000 miles of transmission lines across its service area. The power company invests $27 million per year into preventative maintenance, including reviewing the system and addressing potential…

The African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware (AAEFD), a giving circle within the Delaware Community Foundation, is now accepting grant applications from area nonprofits. AAEFD was created to promote causes important to African American Delawareans. The grantmaking will target education with a focus on higher education access and retention. Applicants can request up to $2,500.…

House Majority Leader Rep. Valerie Longhurst has sponsored a bill amending the Delaware Constitution to include an equal rights amendment. The bill would add the following section to Article 1 of the Constitution: Section 21. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of the sex of the person.…

Movable feast: Delaware chains expand across county and state lines

By PAM GEORGE Special to Delaware Business Times When it comes to expansion, many Delaware restaurateurs are taking a north-south approach. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, for instance, is scheduled to open in Rehoboth Beach in May. The concept started in 1996 in Newark, and until recently, it’s expanded in the Greater Philadelphia region. However,…