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Neighborhood Stabilization Program celebrates 100th revitilized "zombie home"

In 2010, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program – or NSP – was created to help redevelop foreclosed homes. Six years later, New Castle County is celebrating the 100th home revitalized by the program.
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Delaware's Jewish Family Services eases transition for refugees in the First State

Jewish Family Services (JFS) in Delaware has its roots in helping Jews resettle across the country from the former Soviet Union, Germany, South America and others through a program called the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, or HIAS. But after another surge of immigration in 1988, with many Jews settling in Delaware, the HIAS program ended.
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A Delaware program that gives deer meat to needy families is seeing a decline in donations as the deer hunting harvest reached an all-time high in the state.

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The Markell Administration continues to tout its commitment to expanding early childhood education in his weekly message.

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A water advisory for Rehoboth Beach has been lifted. Delaware’s water monitoring agency issued the advisory Thursday because of high bacteria levels.  

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The Department of Agriculture announced Friday the recipients of 11 micro-grants for organizations committed to urban agriculture initiatives in Delaware.

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As the national debate over gun laws heats up – Delaware’s General Assembly passed a gun control measure this week.  But questions linger about the fate of Wilmington redistricting and portions of the state budget.  And a candidate for governor dips his toe into the debate over marijuana.

Delaware Public Media political reporter James Dawson was at Leg Hall all week covering these stories and more.  And he’s back to chat as we enter the final week of session


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LGBT groups across the nation are organizing for tighter gun restrictions following this month’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Delaware’s two largest LGBT groups -CAMP Rehoboth and Equality Delaware- are joining them.

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Lewes is a city with a rich history for many reasons: it was founded in June of 1631 the first city in the First State, a key port for ships making their way to Philadelphia and even home to what historians claim is the home of the first shipyard owned by free African Americans.

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The Rehoboth Art League is celebrating its 43rd annual Members’ Fine Craft Exhibition. It features everything from pottery to hand-woven baskets.

In our latest Arts Playlist,Delaware Public Media’s Mark Arehart takes us on a tour of the exhibit that runs through July 24th.


College tuition costs have been on the rise for decades, and have reached new heights in recent years.

According to the Institute for College Access and Success, graduates from Delaware higher education institutes Delaware State and the University of Delaware had the highest average debt in the nation in 2014 at $33,808.

In light of looming loads of debt for new students, some students from our Generation Voice youth media project at Mount Pleasant High School who are just beginning the search for colleges themselves decided to talk to experts about why college costs are so high and what can be done to keep costs down for students.

They also followed another student’s search – and ultimately, decision on where to go to school.


Delaware Symphony Orchestra

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra has received a $300 thousand grant to help expand its programs throughout the state. The grant from the Longwood Foundation is contingent on the DSO raising at least an additional $150 thousand dollars. 

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