First District Candidates

3 candidates, 3 different visions for North Wilmington

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Voters in Northwest Wilmington, Brandywine Village and Trolley Square will have three choices when they decide who to send to Dover as their next state representative.  They can go with who they know: incumbent Democratic Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha.  They can toss Chukwuocha out and promote progressive Councilwoman Shane Darby to the seat.  Or they could do the unlikely and vote …

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Black doulas aim to reduce ethnic birth disparities

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Adrienne Dawson’s breathing was becoming erratic and panicky as her contractions increased while she labored last month with her first child at Christiana Care. Doula Ariandra Clark leaned over and rested her hand calmly on Dawson’s chest, and they looked into each other’s eyes. “Calm down,” Clark said kindly. If Dawson kept breathing like that, she would pass out, …

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Public infighting returns to Wilmington City Council

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo/City of Wilmington Wilmington City Council members must hand over all email, phone and text records from Jan. 2021 to March 2022 in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by one of their own.  Councilwoman Shané Darby, D-District 2, submitted the FOIA request because she says a group of seven city council members have been holding private …

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Darby ordinance would make Wilm employers pay for shift changes

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Photo/Getty Images Business leaders are lining up in opposition to a proposed ordinance in Wilmington that would require service industry employers to provide two-weeks notice of work schedules and compensate employees when changes occur.  The measure, sponsored by Council Member Shané Darby, D-District 2, aims to provide more schedule stability for hourly workers at retail, hospitality and foodservice establishments with …

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Wilmington term limit resolution could allow officials to spend 36 years on council

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Wilmington Councilwoman Shané Darby, D-District 2. UPDATE: Councilwoman Shané Darby has informed Delaware LIVE/Town Square LIVE that she will not be in attendance at Thursday’s City Council meeting. The resolutions will now be heard during the Jan. 6, 2022 meeting. Wilmington’s city council will vote on two contentious resolutions next month, both sponsored by Shané Darby.  The first resolution asks …

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Proposed Wilmington ordinance would close stores, bodegas at 10 p.m.

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Proponents of closing corner stores and bodegas earlier say it will keep late-night crowds, crime down.   An ordinance aimed at restricting hours of operation for corner stores and bodegas in certain areas of Wilmington was introduced Thursday in a City Council planning meeting. The legislation before the Community Development & Urban Planning committee would force convenience stores and fast …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 2, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://townsquaredelaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TSD-Sept-2-2021-1.pdf” title=”TSD Sept 2-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Grand to require masks, vaccine proof or negative test to attend shows Delaware Museum of Natural History …

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Wilmington film screening bases ticket cost on race, gender

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

    A Wilmington non-profit organization is hosting a movie screening Friday with race- and gender-based ticket prices.  Tickets for the event range from free to $7, depending on your gender and racial identity. Black Mothers in Power, founded in 2019 by Wilmington city councilwoman Shané Darby, will present “Chocolate Milk: The Documentary” at Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX Theatre. The …

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Wilmington about to start redistricting; public can watch in person, online

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington soon will begin reshaping its council districts based on census data.   Wilmington residents will be able to watch as the city beings the process of redrawing the city council districts. Work will start the week of Aug. 23, and residents can attend in person or watch here, according to a press release from the city. …