Orlando J. “Lonnie” George, Jr. died Monday at the age of 79.

Former Speaker of House Orlando J. “Lonnie” George, Jr. dies at 79

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Former Speaker of the House Orlando J. “Lonnie” George, Jr., passed away has died. In a news release by Delaware House of Representatives Chief Clerk Richard Puffer, George died on Monday, May 27 at the age of 79. George, born in Wilmington and a graduate of the University of Delaware, served as a Democrat in the House from 1974 to …

While those in the hearing acknowledged most tow companies are operating in an ethical way, some have poor practices that HB 351 would seek to prevent.

Tow companies with predatory practices under heat

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A bill aimed at cracking down on predatory practices from towing companies flew through the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee meeting Tuesday. House Bill 351, sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, creates the following requirements for the towing and storage of vehicles without the consent of the owner or operator:  Photographic evidence must be taken to document the …

The partnership for mental health support is between ChristianaCare and the Wilmington Police Department.

Wilm. Council approves $363K for mental health services on cop responses

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

The Wilmington City Council approved a resolution Thursday night that pairs mental health clinicians with police officers to respond to calls for service to support individuals experiencing a crisis.  Resolution 0413, sponsored by Councilwoman Yolanda McCoy, District 6, authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant application to the Delaware Criminal Justice Council in the amount of $363,000.  The funds will be …

TSD Review Jan 25

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – January 25, 2024

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include Expanded Wilmington Airport among DRBA’s $132.7M capital plan Judge: Cabela’s can’t hide behind fed issues in stolen ammo case Fenwick mayor: Wind farm deal ‘rushing to outcome’ Student loan borrowers could get Bill of Rights St George’s wins a thriller at Odessa Click on the image below to view the PDF Sonja Frey

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 …

TSD Review Jan 11

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – January 11, 2024

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include Wilmington council: Make parents pay for child’s car crimes Bill banning paying disabled less takes effect this month Another alcohol bill kicks off this year’s General Assembly Wilmington considering $3.5 million subsidy plan for EMS services Police actively investigating threats at Newark High William Penn wins Flight-A opener over Appo High Click on the image …

Car thefts and car-related crimes has become a large issue in cities nationwide. (Photo by dardespot/Getty Images)

Wilmington council: Make parents pay for child’s car crimes 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The Wilmington City Council is considering making parents pay for damages caused by their minor children who break into or damage cars. Carjacking and thefts of personal belongings in cars has been a major problem in cities across the country, and Wilmington is no exception. Some of this was sparked by a TikTok dare in which people – typically teenagers …

Parking Wilmington drops meeters, adds parking kiosks

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 …

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 …

Several business groups are in opposition to the ordinance.

Business groups oppose law making them pay for shift changes

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A proposed Wilmington ordinance that would require employers with 250 or more workers to give a two-week notice and compensation for schedule changes will hurt businesses, employees and city employment, business leaders say. That’s one of the criticisms of Councilwoman Shané Darby’s Ordinance 034, which would apply to retail, hospitality and food service businesses. The proposed law was read to …