Category: News Updates

Dover, Del. — Municipalities, community associations, and nonprofits in Delaware can now apply for urban and community forestry grants up to $5,000 from the Delaware Forest Service for a tree planting or tree management project. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2016. There are also Chesapeake Bay Tree Planting Grants available for applicants with…

New Castle, Del. — United Distributors will now operate as Breakthru Beverage Delaware, part of a national launch by Breakthru Beverage Group, the wholesaler formed by Charmer Sunbelt and Wirtz Beverage. The Breakthru Beverage brand replaces legacy house names in markets including Delaware, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Attorney General Matt Denn is calling on lawmakers to use $29 million in settlements from banks to help low-income communities in Delaware. Denn announced his proposal Wednesday for the remaining funds received from Bank of America and Citigroup to resolve allegations that market misconduct contributed to the financial crash in 2008. Denn…

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans requested unemployment benefits last week, but the level remains near historic lows in a positive sign for the job market. THE NUMBERS: Applications for jobless aid jumped 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less volatile 4-week average climbed 4,500 to 277,000. Over the past 12 months,…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — New Castle County officials are weighing whether to move forward with an environmental study of land eyed for a proposed $500 million private cargo facility south of the existing port in Wilmington. Port unions, city officials and County Executive Thomas P. Gordon are backing the proposed development of a 176-acre plot…

The SBA is seeking input and comments on certification of women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses in connection with the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. SBA is planning to amend its regulations to implement section 825 of the National Defense Authorization Act, which removes the statutory authority allowing women-owned small businesses  and…

JP Morgan Chase purchased a commercial development parcel at Second and King Streets from Brandywine Realty Trust on Dec. 17, according to a deed filed in the New Castle County Recorder of Deeds Office. No price was disclosed on the deed. Separately, Brandywine Realty Trust reported selling a 1.6 acre parcel at the corner of…