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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

After legalization effort falls short, legislator seeks task force to study issues

As an effort to legalize marijuana apparently fell short,  Rep. Helene Keeley filed legislation Friday that would create a cannabis task force. The draft measure would create a task force to make recommendations and focus on...
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Bancroft Mills state park vehicle lot to close as demolition gets underway

The state-owned parking lot at Bancroft Mills, which was used for getting to the southern portion of Alapocas Run State Park along the Brandywine River,  will close for public use July 10. DNREC’s Division...

Downtown Wilmington’s office leasing market posts gain in 2nd quarter

A report from Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) showed gains in the downtown Wilmington office leasing market. NKF operates an office in Wilmington. Overall vacancy rates were down in other suburban markets in the Philadelphia area,...

Wilmington named top micro-city by magazine

The recent selection of Wilmington as the overall leading “American City of the Future” by fDi Magazine was noted by  the Wilmington Leaders Alliance (WLA), a group of more than 30  businesses, civic organizations...

Chemours commences construction on $150 million sodium cyanide plant in Mexico

Chemours Co. held a "placing of the first stone" event on Saturday to mark the start of construction of a new Chemours Mining Solutions manufacturing facility in the state of Durango, Mexico. This project...

(Video) Bridge project could be game changer in expanding benefits of riverfront

(Video courtesy of WHYY Newsworks) A ceremony was held to mark work on a new bridge on the Wilmington Riverfront. The  new 470-foot bridge over the Christina River will include two travel lanes and shoulders, as...

Joe’s Crab Shack’s former owner makes offer for chain now in bankruptcy court

The former owner of Joe’s Crab Shack is making a bid for the troubled restaurant company that now owns the seafood spot. Nation’s Restaurant News, reported that Landry’s has offered $55 million for  Ignite Restaurant...

Clifford Brown Jazz Fest kicks off on Wednesday

Additional details have been announced for the  2017 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival,  to be held on Wednesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 24 in Rodney Square.  This will be the 29th year of the event,...

Hibbert wins Navient Leadership Award

Ross Hibbert, senior director of business transformation at Navient, received the company's quarterly Navigator Leadership Award for exemplifying Navient's values and leadership competencies. Hibbert, who has been with Navient for seven years, is recognized for leading...

Wilmington Rotary offering 4th of July flag sponsorship program

  Rotary Club of Wilmington will display approximately 500 flags during the week of the Fourth of July at Rotary Centennial Park (H. Fletcher Brown Park) in front of the Hercules Building in downtown Wilmington.    Each...