Michael Nutter to Stump for Hillary Clinton in Wilmington

Photos by Matt Rourke/AP

Photos by Matt Rourke/AP

“When I support a candidate, I fully support that candidate,” said former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter back in 2008 while standing by his endorsement of Hillary Clinton in spite of growing support for her opponent Barack Obama.

“It’s what I do when I get involved in a campaign. I campaign like I’m campaigning for myself,” he said.

Nutter wasn’t exaggerating. Eight years later, he’s still in Clinton’s corner and still campaigning with just as much vigor.

On Sunday, April 17th, he’s heading to Wilmington, Delaware for a Clinton organizing event. There Nutter will join Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams, along with several Delaware state representatives and senators to plead their case for Clinton. Her campaign said in a press release that “Nutter will be joined by Mayor Dennis Williams and state and local elected officials to highlight their support for Clinton and her plans to break down the racial, social and economic barriers that hold Delaware families back.” Read more »

Hidden Camera Discovered in Women’s Bathroom of Delaware Restaurant

Moe's Southwest Grill in Wilmington, Del. Photo | Google Street View

Moe’s Southwest Grill in Wilmington, Del. Photo | Google Street View

Delaware State Police say a digital camera was found in the bathroom of restaurant — and was positioned in such a way that it could have recorded women using the toilet.

The camera was discovered on March 19th at the Moe’s Southwest Grill at the Midway Plaza, a strip mall in Wilmington. An employee notified cops around 9 that she had found a small digital camera in the bathroom. Police first confirmed the existence of the camera on Monday when Action News reported on the discovery. Read more »

Stop Everything: You Can Get Furs at Half Price This Weekend

Fur at half price

Get fur for less. | iStock.

If you prefer real furs over faux, there’s a major sale happening today through Saturday that you need to check out (because, as connossieurs know, furs at half price are about as common as unicorn sightings). Jacques Ferber, a Philadelphia fur stronghold since 1927, is holding a major sale this weekend—but there’s a catch. Read more »

In Delaware, People Pay Big Bucks for Low-Digit License Plates. Here’s Why.

delaware-plates-940x540

Photos | DelDOT

Delaware residents have an odd obsession with license plate numbers. The lower the plate number the more valuable a plate is considered to be. Residents are willing to dole out heaps of cash in order to secure the single and double digits. Last weekend, plate no. 14 sold to a Delaware couple for the ripe price of $325,000. So, why are residents willing to drop enough green to buy a house for a license plate number? Aaron Dunphy, the owner of Low Digit Tags — a website that functions just like eBay, but instead sells only Delaware license plate numbers — said the reasons differ between collectors. “For some it’s a status symbol,” said Dunphy. “I’ve had some that buy them as an investment, others will flip them.” While the low numbers are generally considered the most valuable, Dunphy said there’s also a market for numbers that people have a personal attachment to. He’s gotten requests for tags for birthday, wedding and even divorce dates. It’s all made possible by Delaware’s policy of recycling old license plate numbers, because of the low population of the state they don’t have to worry about expanding beyond 999,999.

Here’s a few stories about 5 famous Delaware plates that have caused quite a fuss: Read more »

Delaware Police Officer Acquitted in Shocking Videotaped Kicking

A jury has acquitted a Dover, Delaware, police officer accused of kicking a black suspect in the face — even though the suspect appeared to be complying with commands at the time.

Dover Cpl. Thomas Webster IV, had been charged with felony assault in connection with the 2013 incident, which was captured on a police car dashcam. Webster was seen kicking 29-year-old Lateef Dickerson in the head, knocking him unconscious and breaking his jaw. Dickerson had fled from another officer who was breaking up a fight. Read more »

Firefly Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

Firefly Music Festival 2014 | Photo by Jeremy Asa via Flickr

Firefly Music Festival 2014 | Photo by Jeremy Asa via Flickr

I know the last thing you’re thinking about right now is next spring, but Dover, Delaware’s insanely popular Firefly Music Festival dropped some news today that could get you in the early-planning spirit. This morning on Twitter, they posted the lineup for the 2016 festival, taking place June 16-19. Headlining musicians include Mumford & Sons, Florence & the Machine, Kings of Leon and soooo many other bucket-list acts.

Read more »

Just a Little Peek: Inside Delaware’s (Royally-Tied) Rockspring Estate

Images courtesy of Carroll Laurence

Photos: Brandywine Sotheby’s International Realty

Well, this obviously trumps that time my friends and I found a wad of old bills hidden in the rafters of my basement closet. See, Francesca Rudin, she of unique vintage collectibles shop Scout and Annie +Details in Kennett Square, lives with her family at Rockspring, a 14-acre estate in New Castle County, Delaware. It’s a home with quite the story.

Once a property belonging to the famous Du Pont family, Rudin says she and her husband found it terribly dreary, with little light or notable architectural details to speak of when they bought it nearly fifteen years ago. They wanted it regardless, however. “Our goal was to bring it into the 21st century and to let in a lot of light because it was a dark house. Peter really had a vision of how to do that, so now it’s a very bright and airy house,” she recalls.

The Peter in question is architect Peter Zimmerman, who’s had a hand in designing other area homes like this and this.

But why the Rudin’s commitment to what sounded like a TLC-needing home?

“Probably insanity,” laughs Rudin.

Read more »

University of Delaware “Nooses” Turn Out to Be Lantern Remnants

Oops:

What began as trepidation about a possible hate crime on the University of Delaware campus has transformed into a debate about political correctness — and all because of a mistake. Read more »

Delaware Losing Favor as Corporate Haven, Report

 

Wilmington

(Wilmington, Del./Wikimedia Commons)

Delaware, long known as a corporation-friendly state, could be falling out of favor with companies who believe it makes them vulnerable to shareholder lawsuits.

Dole Foods Co. has been shipping its fruit products from countries in Central America to Wilmington, Del. since the 1980s — and in 2001, the company was so attracted by Delaware’s friendly attitude towards businesses that it moved its corporate headquarters from tropical Hawaii to Wilmington, the Wall Street Journal reports. Read more »

Hate Crime Charges Possible in Delaware Confederate Flag Theft?

Shutterstock.com

Shutterstock.com

Last week, a University of Massachusetts professor advocated in Salon for making it a hate crime to fly the Confederate Flag. This week, New Castle County Police will take another look at the case of three teenagers who are accused of stealing the Stars and Bars from a home in Delaware to determine if the theft of the Confederate flag qualifies as a hate crime.

Last week, Barry Binkley awoke to discover that the Confederate flag he had been flying for 15 years was missing. Not only that, his truck had been vandalized and his boat had “(expletive) u racist” spray-painted on the side. Binkley told the Delaware News Journal that he is not a racist and displayed the flag because it is a symbol that ties him to friends and family in the South, including cousins in North Carolina.

The teenagers arrested for the crime were charged with trespassing, criminal mischief and theft — but not a hate crime. New Castle County Police Officer First Class Tracey Duffy told the News Journal that it doesn’t qualify because a racial slur was not used. Read more »

« Older Posts