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Christiana Mall delays June 1 opening citing safety issues

Christiana Mall  has delayed its June 1 opening. "As a safety precaution, we’ve made the decision to postpone our reopening. We look forward to welcoming back our community soon,"  a posting on the mall's website...
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Newark based biopharma manufacturing institute gets $8.9 million coronavirus grant

The National Institute for Innovation in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing (NIIMBL), Newark,  received $8.9 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This award will fund projects that will support the...
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Newark-based contract research company QPS now offering coronavirus testing

QPS, a global contract research organization, announced a newly developed capability to conduct COVID-19 testing, effective on May 11. QPS has developed and validated a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) assay to identify active novel coronavirus...
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M&T Bank reports 2,245 Delaware businesses received $363 million in Payroll Protection Act...

M&T Bank Corporation announced that to-date 32,273 of its customers have received approval for a total of nearly $7  billion in funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). M&T has disbursed nearly 100 percent...
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UD keeps stay at home order in place as president announces Zoom meeting Monday

The University of Delaware has extended its stay at home order through May 31 in keeping with the governor's extension of the State of Emergency, President Dennis Assanis announced in a letter.  UD is extending...
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Delaware legislators offer bill aimed at getting Maryland commuter trains to Newark

Amid signs that Maryland is becoming more receptive to extending its commuter rail line to Delaware,  state  Rep. Ed Osienski and state Sen. Stephanie Hansen filed legislation that would authorize the Delaware Department of Transportation to work...
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Revenue bonds for Newark Charter, Delmarva Power, Goldey-Beacom top Monday agenda for state finance...

The Delaware Council on Development Finance is expected to sign off on revenue bonds for Newark Charter School, Delmarva Power and Goldey-Beacom College at a meeting on Monday. Okaying the bonds is generally a formality....
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MIT spinoff’s analysis of poopy water estimates that 15,000 in New Castle County...

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced  that the Public Works Department and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology startup Biobot Analytics conducted a preliminary analysis of bacteria in county and city of Wilmington sewage...
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Artesian completes sale of Frankford water system

Artesian Water Company,  a subsidiary of Artesian Resources Corporation acquired the water system of the Town of Frankford in Sussex County in early April. Artesian is based south of Newark. An agreement to buy the...
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From WHYY: SEPTA suspends Wilmington-Newark rail line service after three employee deaths from...

SEPTA has ended rail service to Wilmington and Newark. The regional bus, rail, and trolley system had already made substantial service cuts as passenger traffic plunged. Traffic on the rail line to and from Delaware had...