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The new hotel-turned-homeless-shelter in New Castle received some necessary items as part of Martin Luther King Day of Service. 

 

Elected officials—both returning and new— are taking oaths of office in New Castle County Tuesday.

 

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer was sworn in for his second term Tuesday morning. 

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Just weeks after New Castle County settled on the property, the old Sheraton hotel along I-95 in New Castle is open as an emergency shelter. 

New Castle County Council is pressing pause on an effort to expand the county police force. 


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New Castle County now has a roadmap for improving open space preservation.


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New Castle County gets back the money it loaned to a failed attempt to create a Delaware stock exchange.

County Executive Matt Meyer announced Wednesday that Ideanomics, which owns the Delaware Board of Trade, repaid the $3 million loan, along with an annual 180 thousand dollar interest payment.

The New Castle County Council is expected to introduce an ordinance Tuesday night to increase the size of the county police department.

The plan is to expand the force from 400 to 415 officers to address population growth in the county south of the C&D Canal.

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer toured the new Delaware Data Innovation Lab created to help fight COVID-19 with the backing  of county CARES Act money.


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New Castle County is expanding its Little Free Libraries program to the whole county.

The pilot version of the program is currently in 20 neighborhoods in one council district.

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New Castle County and Delaware State University announce their plan for a COVID-19 testing facility at DSU’s Kirkwood Highway campus.

 

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Leadership at the Wilmington Housing Authority is again under scrutiny after the agency's Board of Commissioners passed a resolution of no confidence in its executive director this week.


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New Castle County is looking to use its federal coronavirus relief funds to buy a hotel. 


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New Castle County is sharing more than a third of its federal CARES Act funds with the state for various assistance programs. 


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Eligible Delaware nonprofits have until the end of the week to apply to the Delaware Nonprofit Support Fund.


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The Southern New Castle County Library ceremonially broke ground Thursday. 


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New Castle County is directing a portion of its CARES Act funding toward organizations fighting food insecurity. 


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Delawareans struggling to pay rent or mortgage payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic will get some help soon.

 

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Plans to give a former segregated school in Hockessin new life as a center for diversity and inclusion took a step forward Monday. 


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New Castle County is partnering with a local company to promote the wearing of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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New Castle County continues to track an estimate of coronavirus activity there based on its sewer. The estimates have varied widely week to week, but County leadership still sees them as useful.


Six current and former New Castle County employees have filed a federal lawsuit alleging serial sexual harassment and assault by a high-ranking county police officer — enabled by inaction on the part of county leaders.

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer’s plan to use federal COVID-19 relief funds for so-called “hero’s pay” for some first responders is meeting increased resistance.


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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer plans to give first responders “Hero’s Pay” out of federal CARES Act funds. The county police union claims the promise is being leveraged to suppress a grievance.


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New Castle County is seeking to allocate millions in federal coronavirus relief funds with less oversight from County Council.  That makes some Council members feel uneasy. 


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New Castle County has received the result of a second test for traces of the coronavirus in its sewer system. It could point to a dramatic increase in infections. 

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New Castle County has received the result of a second test for traces of the coronavirus in its sewer system. It could point to a dramatic increase in infections. 

 


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New Castle County Council passed a multi-million-dollar COVID-19 response package — at the request of the County Executive.


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Some New Castle County Council members want to override a veto by the County Executive.


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New Castle County forged a deal with its police union after bitter contract negotiations that stretched the better part of a year.


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New Castle County is sending money to the Wilmington Senior Center - money county officials say will help the center make much needed repairs.

 

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