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Electric Fan Giveaway to Help City Seniors Beat the Summer Heat

June 12, 2024

The City of Wilmington is taking proactive steps to ensure its senior residents stay cool and safe this summer by offering free electric fans. Mayor Purzycki, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services, announced the initiative which will begin on Tuesday, June 11. Eligible seniors can collect their free fans every Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services, located on the 7th floor of the Redding Government Building at 800 North French Street.

This effort aims to provide relief during the sweltering summer months, particularly to those most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. Recipients must be at least 65 years old, reside within the City of Wilmington, and present a valid state ID for verification. The giveaway will continue while supplies last, reinforcing the City’s commitment to safeguarding the health and well-being of its elderly population.

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City of Wilmington Releases 2023 Water Quality Report

June 12, 2024

The City of Wilmington has released its 2023 Water Quality Report, revealing that the city’s drinking water meets or exceeds all federal and state safety standards. The report provides comprehensive details on water testing results, regulatory updates, and the city’s proactive measures to comply with upcoming environmental regulations. Residents can access the full report online at [ccrwilmingtonde.com](http://ccrwilmingtonde.com) or request a paper copy by contacting the city’s Public Works Department. Mayor Mike Purzycki emphasized the city’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality drinking water and improving customer service through initiatives like the new WilmingtonDEWater.gov website.

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Wilmington City Council Unveils FY2025 Budget: Rate Hikes, Strategic Investments, and No Property Tax Increase

June 6, 2024

The Wilmington City Council announced the FY2025 Budget, highlighting a 5.8% increase in water sewer rates and a 4% increase in stormwater rates, while notably excluding any rise in property taxes. The budget reflects the Council’s commitment to strategic planning and fiscal responsibility, with key investments in education, safety, neighborhood stabilization, economic development, and utility assistance.

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Portrait of the Honorable Leonard L. Williams Unveiled at Courthouse Bearing His Name

May 17, 2024

On May 16, 2024, the Delaware Judiciary unveiled a portrait of Judge Leonard L. Williams at the Wilmington courthouse, newly renamed the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center. The 40″ by 50″ portrait, alongside the original architect’s model of the building and a plaque detailing Williams’ life and achievements, is displayed prominently near the entrance, ensuring it is seen by the facility’s million-plus annual visitors.

Judge Williams (1934-2013) was a trailblazing African American lawyer and judge in Delaware, known for his significant contributions to civil rights and his lengthy judicial career. The unveiling ceremony featured remarks from various dignitaries, including Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr., Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, and several others connected to Judge Williams.

The initiative to commission the portrait was led by Superior Court Judge Kathleen M. Miller and Family Court Judge Arlene Minus Coppadge, aiming to educate visitors about Williams’ legacy. The portrait was funded by the city of Wilmington and painted by renowned Philadelphia artist David Larned. Judge Coppadge, who started her career under Williams’ mentorship, highlighted the personal significance and honor of commemorating his legacy in this way.

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Delaware Joins Forces in Public-Private Partnership for New Port Development: Anticipates Creation of 6,000 Local Jobs

May 8, 2024

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Wilmington Fire Academy’s 43rd Session Commences

May 6, 2024

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Fire Chief John Looney welcomed 15 recruits who have begun a three-month training academy in order to become City firefighters

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