The DSU Alzheimer research team: (l-r) Tyler L. Petersen, Dr. Michael A. Gitcho, Muhammad I. Abeer, Isaiah N. Brooks, Juneessa M. Pressley, and Matthew B. Dopler. The work of these researchers – led by Dr. Gitcho – has receives a $500,000 donation from the Paul H. Boerger Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation.

DSU gets $500K for Alzheimer’s disease research program

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware State University is receiving a $500,000 donation to support the HBCU’s of the Alzheimer’s disease research program. The gift came from the Paul H. Boerger Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on partnering with donors to build opportunity and advance equity in Delaware. DSU’s Alzheimer’s disease research program is led by Michael Gitcho, an associate professor of …

The deadline to apply to the Redding Consortium's scholarships is today at 4:30 p.m. (Unsplash)

College scholarships application deadlines are approaching

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A variety of community groups are offering college scholarships, and students who want to apply need to get on it, because at least one deadline is today. “Our scholarship programs are created by generous people who understand that higher education is expensive and they want Delaware students to have more opportunity,” said Allison Levine, vice president of marketing for the …

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Property near Brandywine Creek trail turns public

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Rockland property that served as an entryway to the northern Delaware trail system along the Brandywine Creek has become public land. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control joined forces with the Woodlawn Trustees to buy the private property along Rockland Falls Road. It has been preserved through the Delaware Open Space Program, which means it can’t …


Delaware LIVE joins news collaborative examining community polarization

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delaware LIVE News will take part in a state journalism collaborative that will report on and seek solutions to issues caused by community polarization. The Delaware Journalism Collaborative  is a statewide partnership of local news organizations and community partners working together to improve access to high-quality local news and information in the state. The 18 organizations and people taking part …

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Do More 24 Delaware fundraising drive to kick off Thursday

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Delawareans will have an opportunity Thursday and Friday to donate to their choice of more than 500 nonprofit organizations throughout the state during the annual “Do More 24” fundraising drive. One of the things that sets Do More 24 apart from other fundraisers is that it includes contests that allow nonprofits to stretch their donations by winning competitions. “What makes …

TSD Review Feb 24

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 24, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Newark to conduct recycling audits beginning Feb. 24 State park fee season begins March 1 Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Dua Lipa, Halsey to headline Firefly Festival Phillie Phanatic celebrates reading with Ursuline students North Wilmington, Newark libraries to get new buildings Business Avian flu found in poultry farm after increased bird deaths there …

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Community Foundation offers thousands in college scholarships

Susan MondayHeadlines

Barbara Kelly, left, heads the Kelly Family Scholarship Fund, which offers help to Caesar Rodney students, including Lena Berry, right.   As college kids decide where they’re going to school, their next focus is how they’re going to pay for it. The Delaware Community Foundation may be able to help. The foundation, a nonprofit that manages lots of small funds, …

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Fort Delaware to get trails, better tram path and screened-in pavilion

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

DNREC will spend $3.7 million to make Fort Delaware more attractive to visitors.   Pea Patch Island’s Fort Delaware has served as a harbor defense facility, wartime prison, state park and living history museum. Later this week, it will become a construction zone.  The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is set to begin construction on several projects …