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Incyte’s move into MBNA buildings will add up to 500 new jobs

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Incyte will buy two former MBNA buildings in downtown Wilmington, Bracebridge I and Bracebridge III, which will allow the biopharmaceutical company to move about 850 jobs into the city, expand its laboratory space in Alapocas, and move 300 jobs into Delaware. The 517,307 square feet in the Bracebridge buildings will almost double the company’s Delaware footprint. Incyte will focus first …

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Jones-Potter expects to face status quo in Wilmington mayor race

Karl BakerGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  In 2017, then-newly elected Mayor Mike Purzycki sat on a stage close by to Velda Jones-Potter as she gave her inaugural speech as Wilmington City Treasurer. The two held an amicable relationship at the time, Jones Potter said – with both of them new to being elected politicians and facing a city that …

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Carney announces he’s running for mayor of Wilmington

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Gov. John Carney, who leaves office in January after two terms, announced on DETV Monday morning that he is running for mayor of Wilmington. Carney said he was going to leave the taping at the I.M. Pei building downtown and walk over to file. He called running for mayor “really a big challenge.” “I’m really excited about it We’ve got …

The Wilmington City Council rejected a potential vote of no confidence for the Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki.

Wilmington council rejects vote of no confidence in mayor

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A resolution for a vote of no confidence in Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki led to some strong words from the public and city council Thursday night, but it didn’t past.  The discussion in Thursday night’s Wilmington City Council meeting was in response to public comments Purzycki made describing the council’s new law to keep city jobs open to only city …

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Wilmington named World War II Heritage City

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Wilmington has been named an “American World War II Heritage City” for 2023 by the National Park Service. The city ‘s ship-building and other military history isn’t on display as much as it was then, but one place to see it is at Drava Plaza on the riverfront where one piece of equipment remains. While the official announcement doesn’t …

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Wilmington reduces parking fines; rips out meters to add kiosks

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Wilmington’s had lots of parking news in recent days. First, the Wilmington City Council last week passed a new law that starting Jan. 1 wil reduce parking tickets from $40 to $25 for people who pay the fine within 14 days of getting the ticket. On Tuesday, the city announced it is installing parking kiosks and eliminating parking meters, work …

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Wilmington city, council lash out in fight over job residency

Peter OsborneGovernment, Headlines

Mob rule? Or B.S.? A weeks-long debate over Wilmington residency requirements for non-elected city employees has deteriorated into what might generously be described as “frosty” exchanges between Mayor Mike Purzycki and a pair of Wilmington City Council members. After a month of bitter debate, the 13-member council on Nov. 16 passed a five-year residency law for new hires that will …

Some Wilmington City Council members asked Monday for the residency requirement for workers to remain in place.

Wilm. City Council members plead for residency requirement

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Three members of the Wilmington City Council – including the president –  on Monday protested Mayor Mike Purzycki’s decision to no longer require city residency for current and newly hired employees.  “We have the power to make sure that the residents get to make that decision and that we don’t go from a five-year residency commitment to none,” said District …

TSD Review Oct 5

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – October 5, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Catholic Diocese Blue Mass to honor first responders Stores won’t get a break from rising theft through 2023 Purzycki won’t run for 3rd term as Wilmington mayor 6 charter schools up for renewal, decision in December Philadelphia 76ers announce free scrimage in Wilmington Click on the image below to view the PDF Sonja Frey

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Purzycki won’t run for 3rd term as Wilmington mayor

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Government

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki announced today that he will not seek re-election to a third term in 2024. In a letter to “the people of Wilmington,” he gives his age as a big reason for the decision. “My difficulty in committing to another term that would begin 15 months from now is in continuing to undertake such a demanding job …