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WLA Member Christiana Care Partners With Charter School To Improve Family’s Health

November 30, 2018
Christiana Care has partnered with charter school Las Americas ASPIRA Academy, the first dual-language charter school in Delaware. Christian donated $3,500 worth of headphones for students in need to assist with their expanding online studies. The hospital is also sending a health worker to support students and their families.   “We want the ASPIRA students to have...

Newest Downtown Wilmington Investment Allows Professionals To Live Where They Work

August 30, 2018
One of the biggest investments in downtown Wilmington has just opened. The Residences of Mid-Town Park is the newest luxury apartment complex to open in Wilmington. Focusing on having young professionals working downtown move in, amenities include a communal workspace, game room, lounges and an outdoor area.   “If people don’t live [Downtown], it becomes...

Christiana Care Rated Among Nation’s Best Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

August 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Christiana Care also is No. 1 in Delaware and One of Only 29 Hospitals Nationwide Rated as High Performing in Common Conditions and Procedures.   Wilmington, DE, Aug. 14, 2018 – For the third year in a row, Christiana Care Health System has been rated a Best Hospital and recognized for high...

Wilmington Police Department Introduces Crime Mapping App

June 15, 2018
Introducing Crime Mapping Community Engagement has always been important to the Wilmington Police Department‘s (WPD) endeavors, but now they’re taking it a step further by introducing an interactive crime mapping tool to keep the community informed of what’s going on around them. This past week, mayor Mike Purzycki alongside Police Chief Robert Tracy, unveiled a...

Wilmington Crime Reduced to Lowest in Close to a Decade

May 18, 2018
With an emphasis on Community Engagement and implementation of the CompStat methodology, the police force in Wilmington is beginning to see a certain decrease in the crime rate. This progress is inspiring as crime rates for 2018 are lower in comparison to any of the past 9 years. Mayor Purzycki stated in an interview that...

Y Innovation’s Natural House in Wilmington Update

May 10, 2018
Last month, we discussed Y Innovation’s plan to build the first ever natural house in Wilmington. Although, to some, this may have seen very far-fetched, local innovators and now University of Delaware students Brennan Stark and friend Steve are making that thought a reality. Their groundbreaking ceremony was a success, welcoming volunteers and observers to...

First Lady Tracy Quillen Carney Implements “First Chance Delaware” Initiative

April 18, 2018
First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney is leading the First Chance Delaware initiative. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that all of Delaware’s children have a “first chance” to succeed. First Chance Delaware encourages public, private, non-profit, philanthropic, business entities and community partnerships that work to: End childhood hunger and expand access to nutritious food...

Rider Feedback Inspires Minor Changes from DART

April 04, 2018
Community Conversations in Wilmington and Newark offered DART riders and the general public a chance to weigh in on service changes DART made in mid-December. DART spokesperson Julie Theyerl says much of what they heard concerned Wilmington routes. Restoring Old Stops “In Wilmington, the biggest concern was some of the downtown routing changes and bus...

The Wilmington Fire Department Replaces its Aging Fleet

February 22, 2018
The Wilmington Fire Department wants to replace its aging fleet of firefighting vehicles, an expensive process administrators hope to begin well before the situation becomes...