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The City of Wilmington has announced the death of a former U.S. Congressman and Wilmington mayor. 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A majority of Wilmington City Council voted to strike portions of city code that prohibit panhandling when the sun is down, at bus stops, to people in vehicles, and in other situations and manners.

New Castle County and the City of Wilmington want public feedback on how to spend future federal housing and community development funds. 


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The Wilmington Riverfront is offering events for all ages to celebrate ringing in 2020 next week.

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A new effort is being made to end the impasse between the City of Wilmington and the Wilmington firefighters’ union over a new contract. One point of contention is how to end the controversial practice of rolling bypasses.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The new “community green space” at 7th and West Streets arose from nine remediated vacant lots. The park features a membership-based community garden with eleven raised beds and a space for concerts and other programming.

White-collar employees in the City of Wilmington will get a 2 percent cost of living wage increase next fiscal year under a new contract agreement approved by the workers’ union this week.

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki says upcoming audits of the Wilmington Housing Partnership (WHP) should clear up questions about unlawful use of city funds. 

Dial 911 Sculpture (Submitted Photo)

The Delaware Children’s Museum is partnering with the City of Wilmington for its October Art Loop this week.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A new restaurant and beer garden opened Monday in Wilmington. City officials see it as a small part of broader economic development.