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Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The $2.4 million renovations at Eden Park are “proceeding on schedule,” according to a statement from Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki Monday.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

An clean air advocate has some concerns about the slag grinding facility proposed for near the Port of Wilmington.

 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Some residents near a proposed slag grinding facility have taken a hard line against it. Others are hoping to work with the company planning to build it.

 


Courtesy of Walan Speciality Construction Products

Residents of Southbridge will press for more answers about a proposed slag grinding facility at a community meeting Saturday.


Courtesy of Walan Speciality Construction Products

Residents won a small victory in their ongoing opposition to a slag processing facility hoping to set up shop in Wilmington’s Southbridge neighborhood.

 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Nearly $3 million in federal funding is coming to the City of Wilmington to help mitigate flooding in its Southbridge neighborhood.

 

The federal grant will go to the South Wilmington Wetlands Project. The park, along with a planned sewer separation project, aims to decrease chronic flooding in Southbridge while providing wildlife habitat and open space.

According to City officials, the grant is the largest of 35 recently awarded nation-wide by the National Coastal Resilience Fund.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Wilmington City Council authorized the issuance of bonds Thursday to finance the South Wilmington Wetlands Park and sewer separation project.


Karl Malgiero/Delaware Public Media

Officials from the Delaware Small Business Administration, the state of Delaware and local business groups gathered today Tuesday at the Neighborhood House in Southbridge to announce efforts to the strengthen ties between First State’s scenic and historic byways and businesses along them.

Delaware Public Media

History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

In this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Public Media’s Anne Hoffman and Karl Malgiero examine Southbridge's history and the efforts of Southbridge Connects to bring it to life today.