University of Delaware broke ground on its $150 million SABRE Center Monday morning.

UD breaks ground on $150M SABRE bio-pharma center

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The University of Delaware hopes that on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, a brand new $150 million building will lead to the next monumental biopharmaceutical innovation. “It was a near miracle that a global pandemic was unleashed on the world, shut down the global economy, took millions of lives, and yet the bio-industry identified, developed and delivered a …

Rendering of St. Michael's after construction is complete.

St. Michael’s: $1M for construction, more affordable child care 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A $1 million federal allocation puts a Wilmington nursery and early childhood education center serving vulnerable families on the doorstep of its $6.5 million in capital projects.  St. Michael’s School & Nursery now has $5.5 million raised for its construction needs, which the school started on about a year and a half ago in late 2022.  The most recent funding …

Tariah Hyland has been given the 2023 John Lewis Youth Leadership Award.

Wilmington’s Tariah Hyland wins John Lewis youth award for activism

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A 20-year-old college student from Wilmington who pushed for Black history to be included in the Delaware school curriculum has received an award named for a Civil Rights leader.  Tariah Hyland, a junior at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was given the 2023 John Lewis Youth Leadership Award by Delaware Secretary of State Jeff Bullock.  The award honors the accomplishments …

Food Bank

Delaware Food Bank opens new Milford facility

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines

The Food Bank of Delaware new 71,000-square-foot Milford Branch was officially opened with a ribbon cutting by the employee who had worked there the longest. Delaware dignitaries looked on as Frank Coverdale cut the ribbon as dignitaries watched during a brisk Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The ceremony capped a nearly three-year project to build a new facility to enhance …

issues

Kitchen table issues expected to be focus of 2024 election

Sam HautHeadlines, Government

With three Democrats already announcing a run for statewide offices in 2024, politicians say they expect the election’s main issues to be familiar to most voters. “It’s the cost of things going up and kind of wages being stagnant,” said Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, minority leader in the Delaware State Senate. “More and more I’m hearing from people, especially our …

TSD Review Oct 27

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – October 27, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Finally! Wegmans opens Delaware store Wednesday Wilmington PD to start weekly community walks Smaller pond, more eateries for Brandywine Town Center? Archmere’s cancer class inspiring hopeful medics Who’s running? Nov. 8 Delaware general election U.S. Marine Band plays free Wilmington concert Sunday Business Vaccine company …

Delaware Debates

Candidates spar over national issues in U.S. House debate

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Government

Delaware voters had their first and possibly only chance Thursday to watch the state’s candidates for its lone-U.S. House seat face off head to head. Democratic incumbent Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Republican Lee Murphy answered questions on a variety of topics, ranging from abortion to beach replenishment. There were no surprises during the roughly one-hour debate, moderated by Ralph …

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., shows a photo of the Division Street building that will be constructed to house the Center for Urban Revitalization and Entrepreneurship as well as NCALL.

DSU to use $1 million grant for urban revitalization center

Jarek RutzBusiness, Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Delaware State University will use $1 million in federal funds to build an urban revitalization center. The money will come through a federal grant, announced Tuesday on campus by U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester. The Center for Urban Revitalization and Entrepreneurship will be located at 225 W. Division Street in downtown Dover, one block from the university’s Dover Campus. DSU …

empty baby bottle to illustrate baby formula woes

Public Health: Don’t make, use homemade baby formula

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

  The Delaware Division of Public Health on Tuesday warned parents worried about finding enough baby formula for their children to not make or use homemade formula and to never dilute the formula they may have. Parents across the country are dealing with a shortage of baby formula created by supply chain issues as well as a massive recall in …

a group of people standing together smiling for the camera

Child care providers, DSU to receive millions in COVID-19 relief funds

Charles MegginsonEducation, Government, Headlines

Flanked by Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, DSU President Tony Allen holds two beneficiaries of the governor’s initiative to strengthen early childhood education in Delaware – the 2021-22 Little Mr. and Miss DSU, Corey Bazemore and Alessandra Spence. Photo courtesy of Delaware State University.  With Delaware’s unemployment rate hovering around 5 percent, state …