Our city is still vibrant even during the coronavirus emergency. Here are news items of interest to anyone connected to downtown Wilmington, Delaware. Our church, and the churches from which we were formed, go back many, many decades here in the heart of the city. God willing, we will be thriving in this city for many more years.
2/26/2021 Clifford Brown Year Round — Cityfest, Inc. continues its year-round jazz concert series honoring Wilmington’s own Clifford Brown. Clifford Brown Year-Round showcases musicians from all over the world each month leading up to the 34th annual Clifford Brown Jazz festival in summer 2021.
2/1/2021 Overall crime down in City of Wilmington for another consecutive year. A nationwide increase in gun violence was evident in Wilmington in 2020 as overall crime in the City fell.
8/21/2020 New Customer Service Phone Number for Wilmington: 311 — Residents and businesses now need to dial only one telephone number — 311 — or visit www.WilmingtonDE.gov/311 to speak with a city department, request a service, lodge a complaint, or seek information. Each caller is assigned a tracking number for follow-up, resolution, and accountability of service delivery.
6/24/2020 Policing Policies and Procedures. Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, who has pledged additional transparency regarding public review of City policing policies and support for racial justice initiatives, has released sections of the Wilmington Police Department’s Policy and Procedures Manual.
2/18/2020 Could bringing back Wilmington High help fix school inequities? Click here to read an article published by public radio station WHYY and watch a video featuring members of our church, Rick and Tina Betz, and State Senator Tizzy Lockman.
1/30/2020 Major Roadwork on I-95 beginning in March 2021: Expect Delays, Plan Ahead. Click here to see a short video about the planned roadwork on I-95 that begins in March, 2021 and ends in the 2023. You may want to seek an alternative route to our church.
1/9/2020 Crime Statistics for Wilmington. Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Police Chief Robert J. Tracy today issued the official 2019 year-end report on policing and crime in Wilmington. The statistics reveal a continued reduction in overall crime trends. According to the WPD’s 2019 year-end Citywide CompStat Report, overall crime in 2019 was down 3% from 2018 across all categories of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, and auto theft. The 2019 totals represent an 11% decrease in overall crime from 2017 and a 22% decrease from 2016.
12/13/2019 Wilmington’s Comprehensive Plan 2028. The updated plan will guide the City’s growth and contribute to its prosperity for the next decade or more. Wilmington 2028 was compiled by the City’s Planning Department with the assistance of nearly 4,000 citizens who participated in the comp plan process.
12/5/2019 Alice Sawyer Chastises Wilmington YMCA. An op-ed by Alice Sawyer, a long-time member of our church and a 30-year employee of the YMCA, appeared in the December 5, 2019 issue of the News Journal newspaper.
WILMINGTON’S NEW PUBLIC PORTAL FOR NEWS — OpenGov is our local government’s effort to be more transparent about budgets, spending, big dollar projects, and long-term goals.
WILMINGTON ALLIANCE — A new collaborative organization forms to make Wilmington, Delaware a better place.