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Friday, July 31, 2020
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Rodney, Columbus and Aubrey, Plaza Plaza

Hello everyone, I received a few responses to yesterday's column on the decision to take down and store the Wilmington statues of Caesar Rodney and Christopher Columbus. One reader and friend of this newsletter noted that...
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City of Wilmington removing Columbus and Caesar Rodney statues

The City of Wilmington is removing the statues of Christopher Columbus on Pennsylvania Avenue and Caesar Rodney in Rodney Square. The Columbus statue is being removed this morning. The Caesar Rodney statue is scheduled to...
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Wilmington Alliance, Barclays announce Equitable Technology Fund

Wilmington Alliance announced the formation of the Wilmington is Working Equitable Technology Fund. The anchor supporter is  Barclays US Consumer Bank. The fund aims to address the digital divide by increasing access to online job...
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Saint Francis adds da Vinci robot surgery

Saint Francis Healthcare, Wilmington,  recently added the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System to its operating rooms. This new technology aids surgeons in procedures and doubles the amount of robot-aided surgeries the hospital can perform. Surgeons...
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Wilmington pharma company teams up with Swiss company on drug that could aid...

Relief Therapeutics  Holding and NeuroRx, Wilmington, filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) Application with the US Food and Drug Administration for a phase 2 trial of RLF-100 (Aviptadil) in the treatment of patients with...
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Analysis: Shelton named superintendent of a troubled Christina School District

 Dan Shelton was approved  Thursday at a  Christina School District’s Board of Education meeting as the next superintendent of schools. The appointment will take effect on July 1. Shelton brings more than 22 years of...
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Purzycki speaks out on police response & the racial divide ...

Wilmington Mayor MIke Purzycki issued the following message on Thursday. “Since last Saturday night’s demonstration and the violence that ensued, I have received many emails either condemning our weak police response to the lawbreaking or...
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State Police issue statement as protests continue after death of George Floyd

Delaware State Police issued the following statement as sometimes violent protests continued throughout the nation following the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after a Minneapolis Police officer kneeled on his neck as fellow officers...
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Updated: Biden visits downtown Wilmington after looting, vandalism on Saturday night

A clean-up effort that included volunteers took place on  Market Street in downtown Wilmington on Sunday after protests over the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. Downtown Visions, the agency that provides cleaning and...
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Dust in the air and being brought up the right way

My sister and I  were lucky to have a mother and father who brought us up the right way. Both of my parents were Southerners. My dad, who worked at a copper mine,  was born...