Month: July 2019

Gov. John Carney today signed a bill to establish a Transportation Infrastructure Fund (TIIF) that will support infrastructure projects throughout the state. During the signing ceremony, Carney focused his comments on how the fund will help create good-paying jobs while making needed transportation improvements. “This legislation is really about creating good-paying jobs for Delaware workers…

Christiana Care Health System has made the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital list for the fourth year in a row. The northern Delaware health system was one of 57 hospitals out of 4,500 across the nation to achieve the highest ratings in every common adult condition or procedure. In the Philadelphia region, it…

One of Delaware’s most compelling community development projects, Second Chances Farm, has been nominated to the Forbes list of the most promising Opportunity Zone projects in the country. The Forbes OZ 20, powered by the Sorenson Impact Center, will ranks 16 promising projects taking place inside state-designated Opportunity Zones. Another four grand winners will receive…

The Delaware Division of the Arts is investing nearly $3 million in more than 100 arts and community organizations statewide. This first round of funding for FY2020 includes: General Operating Support, Project Support, Arts Stabilization, StartUp and Education Resource grants. “The applications that come in from communities throughout the state represent the finest in arts…

The Wilmington Department of Licenses and Inspections has recommended that the City adopt the revised I.C.C. (International Code Council) 2018 code series, the latest version of a set of building code standards affecting residential and commercial properties. The International Code Council, an association with 64,000 members, updates the I.C.C. building codes every three years to…

By Patrick Jackson Bayhealth and Beebe Healthcare were supposed to get a state panel’s verdict on their plans for a free-standing emergency room in the Georgetown area. But because the 15-member Delaware Health Resources Board couldn’t reach a conflict-free quorum, the hearing has been postponed until 2:30 p.m. August 15. It’s annoying, says John Van…

Delaware native & transgender activist announces bid for state senate

By Abby Osborne Contributing Writer Sarah McBride, a prominent transgender activist and Wilmington native, announced her bid July 9 for Senate District 01, covering areas such as Claymont, Bellefonte, and parts of Wilmington.  The Delaware native is vying for the senate seat of Harris McDowell, who announced his retirement at the end of the last…

A handful of high-profile vacancies have caused a dip in Wilmington’s office market, according to a quarterly report from Newmark Knight Frank. The vacancy rate rose from 14.3 to 16.6 percent, largely due to the long-anticipated withdrawal of Bank of America from Bracebridge I and III. One major occupancy in the suburban market helped to…

Christiana Care has opened a new center for patients with mental illness, a poorly controlled chronic medication condition or a significant social need such as homelessness, hunger, or addiction. It will initially serve upwards of 200 patients who are identified as needing this enhanced level of coordinated care. The Center for Hope and Healing at Wilmington…

Salon and Spa sector at the beach morphs into year-round business

By Kim Hoey Contributing Writer Holly Klein is always hiring. On Saturdays, Klein, the general manager of the Rehoboth Beach Massage Envy franchise on Coastal Highway, says she could have 11 massage rooms booked from opening at 9 a.m. to closing at 6 p.m., if she had the staff. Down the road in Lewes, at…