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Newark: inclusionary zoning could boost affordable housing

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Johanna Voynak knows from first hand experience the pitfalls faced because of a lack of affordable housing. She has been in temporary housing since last September after a flood caused a sewage backup in her Newark rental apartment. The sewage backup was due to the property not being properly maintained by the owner, and resulting mold from the flood was …

Price is Right

No TV, but still big wins at Playhouse ‘Price is Right Live’

Katie KazimirCulture, Headlines

Contestants don’t need an audience ticket for a chance to “come on down” and play “The Price is Right Live” April 16 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington. That’s good news for fans of the popular game show, as tickets are quickly selling out, said Daniel Palmieri, director of sales and marketing for The Playhouse. “Two hours before …


DNREC takes over operation of Deauville Beach in Rehoboth

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Deauville Beach will be managed by the state and not the city of Rehoboth Beach after the two failed to agree on a new lease. In 2013, Rehoboth paid $1 total for a 10-year lease of the beach, which is off Surf Avenue, in addition to a one-time administration fee of $2,500. “I think all municipalities would like ocean front …

Food Bank

Food Bank programs look beyond handing over box of groceries

Katie KazimirCulture, Headlines

“Food for today, food for tomorrow” doesn’t just refer to leftovers at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford Branch. The motto encapsulates the nonprofit’s mission to provide Delawareans nourishing food as well as long-term solutions to poverty and hunger. “Food for today” meets the immediate needs of people by various efforts to distribute food, including home delivery, mobile food pantries …


Victims’ rights task force given dozens of updating ideas

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Making sure crime victims have access to police body camera footage is one of the recommendations made Monday for revising Delaware’s Victims’ Bill of Rights. Other recommendations include an amendment to allow people to submit an impact statement during sentencing whether or not they make a statement during an investigation; eliminating the current $6 million rollover cap on compensation fund; …


Victims’ Rights task force to hear updating, funding ideas

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

A task evaluating the Delaware’s Victims’ Bill of Rights for the first time since it was established in 1992 will hear recommendations about how to improve it Monday, Feb. 12. The current document is an unwieldy, jumbled mess because of all the hands that have been in the code since then, said Scott Goss, communications director for the Senate Democrats. …


Bill would block insurance companies from using genetic tests

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

For decades, public health officials have fretted about insurance companies having access to  genetic testing and using the results to deny coverage or set higher rates for people likely to get certain diseases. That was true even before people could casually send in a swab to a company like 23andme, AncestryDNA or Family TreeDNA, to be tested.  Those results end …


Reybold builds retail center near St. Andrews

Katie KazimirBusiness, Headlines

A retail center is slated to open this summer in Bear adjacent to St. Andrews, a residential community, both developed by Reybold Group. The foundation for St Andrews Retail Center, which will house eight stores, is complete and steel will go up starting in about two weeks. “Reybold Group is eager to introduce vibrant retail that will take the lifestyle …


Dover committee will look at ways to help city’s homeless

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

The mention of a small homeless encampment on Delaware State University property has led to the launch of a Dover committee assigned to find ways to help solve the problem in Delaware’s capital. The first meeting of Dover’s Unsheltered Working Group will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7,  at the Dover Public Library. Its creation came about during last …


Physical therapy, movement helps seniors thrive in retirement

Katie KazimirBusiness, Headlines

Keep it moving — that’s the top tip for longevity from local experts to Delaware’s aging population. “As we get older, we get lazy,” said 71-year-old Rick Stetler.  Stetler was wrapping up a session at Milford’s Aquacare Physical Therapy last week. He is one of the hundreds of retirees pouring into Delaware yearly and expected to dramatically increase the size …