Students at the University of Delaware would have easier access to abortion pills under a new legislative proposal under consideration in the state. | SPOTLIGHT DELAWARE PHOTO BY JACOB OWENS

Bill would require Delaware universities to offer abortion medication to students

Jose Castaneda PerezHeadlines, Government

A new bill would require two Delaware universities to offer contraception and medication abortion to students on campus. Senate Bill 301 would only apply to Delaware State University and the University of Delaware, given that they’re the only schools with a student health center. If passed, the legislation would impact the over 30,000 students who attend both universities. The legislation comes …

José Ortiz Flores, owner of El Nevado Mexican Grocery, noted that the Latino community has been growing rapidly. | SPOTLIGHT DELAWARE PHOTO BY JOSE IGNACIO CASTANEDA PEREZ

Middletown is booming – and so are its Latinos

Jose Castaneda PerezHeadlines, Culture

A televised soccer match droned on in the background as the smell of fresh mangoes hung heavy in the air. Colorful piñatas and a medley of soccer jerseys swayed above the cramped aisles of La Costena Market on a recent afternoon. Fresh fruit, leather shoes and ceramic piggy banks lined the walls of the small market tucked into a Middletown …


Southbridge residents await remediation of contaminated park

Jose Castaneda PerezGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  Regular visitors of Barbara Hicks Park in Wilmington’s Southbridge neighborhood face potential health risks stemming from contaminants in the soil that were discovered nearly two years ago. Despite the discovery, city officials have not yet made a decision on remedial action or established a timeline to clean up the park. Frequent park visitors face …