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Newark’s Bike to Work Day Celebration represents the growing space for cyclists in the city 

The landscape for bicyclists in Newark is ever-changing and soon to be improved with initiatives led by Bike Newarkm, a local nonprofit. Bike Newark hosted a National Bike to Work Day Celebration at the university to commemorate those who regularly bike and have contributed to making Newark a safe place for bikers.

Mike Ramone, one of Delaware’s leading Republicans, is running for Governor

House Minority Leader Mike Ramone has filed to run for governor in Delaware, joining one other Republican in doing so. The primary election for governor takes place Sept. 10.

Heave-Hose: Big Red Truck Pull rolls into Newark

The City of Newark marked its first Big Red Truck Pull on April 28, where competing teams lugged a firetruck down Academy Street in support of Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company.

White Clay Creek State Park acquires 275 acres of land

Gov. John Carney announced April 3 that the state is acquiring 275 acres of land from the du Pont family for White Clay Creek State Park. This will be a 7.5% increase in acreage for the park.

Railroad maintenance to cause delays and detours on university roads, including North College Avenue 

Students and members of the university community should prepare for delays and detours on campus in early March, as railroad crossing maintenance is set to close some of the university’s busiest roadways.

Upgraded I-95/SR-896 interchange to create safer, more efficient commutes to Newark

With new flyover ramps installed over I-95 this winter, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is progressing on its Exit 1 interchange redesign project south of Newark. The $284 million project intends to create a safer, more efficient commute for the over 120,000 vehicles passing through each day.

Newark City Council unanimously passes proposed student tax resolution

A tense Newark City Council meeting included heavy opposition of a proposed per-student tax by the city. Ultimately, council members passed the resolution unanimously, meaning they will now ask state lawmakers to approve the charter amendment so the tax can be levied.

How the Newark community rallied together to save its train station

Due for $700,000 worth of repairs in its old age, the Newark Passenger Train Station was expected to be sold last year. The building is not only one of the most iconic in the city, it is also home to the Newark History Museum, which caused the community to fight for its upkeep.

‘Not just squirting water and climbing ladders’: An inside look at Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company

In an unpredictable job, the Aetna fire department relies on camaraderie and trust to keep the local community safe. The Review takes a deep dive into the people behind Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company.

Annual turkey pardoning should remind Americans to be grateful, Biden says

On Nov. 1, President Joe Biden continued the 76-year tradition of pardoning two Thanksgiving turkeys from becoming a holiday meal. The event featured not only Biden’s blessing of the fowls, but also words of encouragement to Americans in light of current affairs.

$16.4 billion to be allocated for student-heavy Northeast Corridor of Amtrak

A former Amtrak rider himself, President Joe Biden came to Bear, Delaware, to announce that $16.4 billion will be allocated to the Northeast Corridor of Amtrak. Students who ride the train frequently share their thoughts regarding Amtrak's current state.

Man charged with strangulation of university student behind Sypherd Hall

A 21-year-old Wilmington man was charged with strangulation after allegedly choking a woman behind Sypherd Hall on Oct. 29. The victim, a university undergraduate, denied being strangled. However, court records show how UDPD procured witness accounts that led to the charges being pressed.

University freshman killed in motorcycle accident last week

A freshman mechanical engineering student and member of the marching band was killed last week in a motorcycle accident. Delaware State Police reported to the scene of the crash, which was about an hour south of campus.

Coffee at the university: More than just a daily pick-me-up?

In light of Starbucks on Main Street unexpectedly shutting down at the beginning of the semester, university students and Starbucks staff share their thoughts and opinions on coffee being a major part of student culture.
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