Category: Local News

Fire destroys townhouse community south of campus during Spring Break, displacing families

Fire destroys townhouse community south of campus during Spring Break, displacing families

Local News- April 10, 2018

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Dave Wilson.A large fire broke out on March 27 after a Newark resident improperly discarded smoking materials on their back deck. The fire destroyed three townhomes and displaced the families. BY MITCHELL PATTERSON Senior Reporter Just before 3:00 p.m. ...

Wetlands park brings hope to Wilmington community plagued by flooding

Wetlands park brings hope to Wilmington community plagued by flooding

Local News- March 13, 2018

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Jack Beatson/THE REVIEW Residents hope that a man-made wetland park will not only help reduce flooding in Southbridge, but provide additional economic and health benefits as well. BY SAM WEISKOPF Staff Reporter In Southbridge, a predominantly black, working-class neighborhood ...

Tax-exempt designation grants university $4.36 million tax break

Tax-exempt designation grants university $4.36 million tax break

Local News- December 5, 2017

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Courtesy of Paul Sableman Were it not owned by the university, campus property would generate $4.36 million in taxes for the city of Newark. BY Ross Doty Senior Reporter As the university expands, it chooses to purchase plots of ...

In high demand: A sister remembers her family’s experience with heroin

Local News- September 26, 2017

BY PATRICIA HARRINGTON STAFF REPORTER One morning in early August 2016, Becca Smith woke up to a hard knock on her front door. As she walked into the living room, she noticed her three-year-old niece, Rory Smith, sitting on the ...

Students gather for first LGBTQ+ Chat and Chew of 2017

Local News- September 19, 2017

BY JACOB BAUMGART Staff Reporter On Thursday evening, students met for the inaugural LGBTQ+ Chat and Chew. Rebekah Harless-Balmer, coordinator of the LGBT program, indicated she chose the name “Chat and Chew” because the conversation lacks a set topic, and ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Delayed construction of Lang Development Group apartments leaves students stranded in hotels

SPECIAL REPORT: Delayed construction of Lang Development Group apartments leaves students stranded in hotels

Local News- September 16, 2017

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Jacob Orledge/THE REVIEW The Mill Townhouses are unfinished as of September 16. No construction workers were to be found when The Review visited the scene.   BY Jacob Orledge, Investigative Editor AND Katherine Nails , Assistant Mosaic Editor The ...

Engineers Without Borders organizes bike pop-up for local elementary school

Engineers Without Borders organizes bike pop-up for local elementary school

Campus News- May 16, 2017

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsCourtesy of Christopher KitsonJohn R. Downes Elementary School students using the bike pop-up that Engineers Without Borders helped organize. BY NATALIE WALTON MANAGING NEWS EDITOR Just a three-minute drive from the old Caesar Rodney dormitory and commons is an elementary ...

Newark businesses prepare for student-less summer

Newark businesses prepare for student-less summer

Local News- May 15, 2017

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Minji Kong/THE REVIEWBusinesses on Main St. get ready for slow summer business. BY Aly Brown Senior Reporter On any given day during the school year, Main Street is flooded with students squeezing in a morning coffee, grabbing a quick ...

The economics of climate change: How taxes can reduce carbon emissions

The economics of climate change: How taxes can reduce carbon emissions

Local News- April 11, 2017

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js WalterPro With emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases still on the rise, the United States stands to lose a lot if no action is taken to combat climate change. BY KATIE LIMING Staff Reporter Patiently waiting for ...

Q&A: Karyl Rattay, Delaware’s Director of Public Health

Q&A: Karyl Rattay, Delaware’s Director of Public Health

Local News- April 4, 2017

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Emily Moore/THE REVIEW BY RAAJ SINGH STAFF REPORTER For Karyl Rattay there is no such thing as a typical work day. As the Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, Rattay is responsible for health inspections of restaurants ...