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The single best high school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania remains the Julia Reynolds Masterman Laboratory School in Philadelphia.
But in this year’s edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools” list, the school fell a few places in the national rankings. The school, one of only two in the Greater Philadelphia region to make it into the ranks of the top 100 nationwide, placed 51st.
Which makes it the second-best high school in the Philadelphia metropolitan region. Top honors go to the Charter School of Wilmington in Delaware, which ranked 48th nationally. Read more »
Environmentalists are banding together to attempt to permanently ban fracking within the Delaware River Watershed. Read more »
The Russian warship Viktor Leonov enters the bay in Havana, Cuba, in 2015. This ship was spotted off the coast of Delaware today. AP Photo: Desmond Boylan
A Russian spy ship was spotted in international waters off the coast of Delaware, CBS News is reporting.
FOX News reports the ship was the SSV-175 Viktor Leonov, and was spotted about 70 miles off the coast of the First State. The U.S. boundary is 12 nautical miles. Read more »
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed a bill into law yesterday that will allow the state’s students with medical prescriptions to use pot oil at school.
In the presence of guardians and caretakers, nurses at public and private schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade will be able to administer cannabis oil to children with prescriptions anywhere on school property, including on buses. Read more »
Officials at the University of Delaware are considering an alteration to the school’s spring break schedule, according to a report from the Associated Press. The change would make the school’s break align with the breaks of other colleges in the area. The potential scheduling change comes after Willem Golden, a freshman student from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, died at an off-campus party in March. Read more »
A University of Delaware student is facing multiple drug charges after being accused of manufacturing and selling food laced with marijuana, including treats that bear a strong resemblance to Froot Loops and bunny-shaped gummies.
Dylan Nunn, 22, a hotel and restaurant management and entrepreneurial minor (hmm…) is alleged to have run a home shop in his Newark, Delaware, apartment called “The Bakery” where he concocted and sold the pot-infused food.
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“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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »