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A new beautification process is now underway near the Wilmington Riverfront. 



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For the first time ever - a fireworks display, skating show and array of hot beverages will be available on the Wilmington Riverfront this New Year’s Eve.

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During the industrial revolution and into the WWII era and beyond, shipbuilding played a key role in the evolution of industry and livelihood in Wilmington.


While the shipyards that dotted the waterfront are no longer in existence, the dockyard culture is still alive and well through the Kalmar Nyckel’s crew that maintains and sails a 1600s model ship for tourists and educational purposes.


In this month’s History Matters - produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society and the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation - Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly tells us more about the history of shipbuilding in Wilmington.

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Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware Executive Director Michael Purzycki is walking away from the job - for the time being.

Purzycki is taking a leave of absence to focus on running mayor of Wilmington full-time

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The stadium has new seats. Two new hotels are on the drawing boards, more apartments are on the way and a long-awaited bridge project will get started later this year, providing a much-needed link from the south and east to Wilmington’s Christina Riverfront.

Yes, two decades after the creation of the Riverfront Development Corporation and 23 years after the opening of Frawley Stadium, the riverfront remains a work in progress.

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A Wilmington-based real estate company announced plans on Monday to build two hotels on the riverfront.

The Buccini/Pollin group will develop a 200-room Marriott Hotel and a 100-room Homewood Suites by Hilton. These projects aim to attract business travelers and tourists to the city.

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The Riverfront Outdoor Ice Skating Rink  opened its doors Friday for the first time this season. It’s the second winter in a row the rink has been open and operational.  

The debate over repealing Delaware’s death penalty was center stage this week. Political reporter James Dawson offers an in-depth look at where things stand on the issue.

Also, efforts to reshape Wilmington’s Riverfront and Claymont have both been going on for years.

On the Riverfront, contributor Eileen Dallabrida look at how close those efforts are to finally reaching critical mass

In Claymont, contributor Larry Nagengast examine local residents' attempts to influence the process without a formal government to lead the way.

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It’s a sparkling Saturday afternoon in spring and Donna Moller and her 4-year-old nephew are headed to Stratosphere, the indoor trampoline park on the Wilmington Riverfront.

This is the fourth time this week the New Castle woman has visited the district, which is reaching critical mass in fulfilling its vision as a place where people live, work and play.