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Offline Diane Amberg

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Re: East Coast Happenings
« Reply #930 on: March 26, 2019, 10:16:28 am »
It's nice to be back. We're finally getting more of a peek at spring here. Daffodils are popping buds everywhere and the birds are starting to sing at first light and I've seen some pairing off.
A new proposed hotel finally got past Newark City Council last night, so we'll be getting a big new building on Main Street. Some residents are in favor of it and many were against, but within our codes it was all done properly. I think it will be a nice new addition to downtown. In the meantime we have a major reconstruction of Main St. starting April first and lasting almost two years. It will really make getting around a mess, but it badly needs to be done. They will be replacing very old crumbling sewer and water pipes, improving storm water handling and generally fixing it up underneath and adding some cute little bump outs with benches and bike parking on both sides. DELDOT should have gotten to this several years ago, but it's finally going to happen.  Also there is going to be a major rebuild of one of our shopping centers and a new nursing home/assisted living approved to be built not too far from me.
 There is a big building boom going on here, especially near UD. They want to expand their number of students, but don't want to build more dorms to house them. So, of course, the local builders are buying up old rather dilapidated houses, tearing them down and are putting up more high density housing aimed at the student population.  Many of the locals here are not happy about it. But...UD is a major employer here, so there's that to consider too. UD also bought the old closed Chrysler plant in south Newark and are building a new big technology center (The Star Campus) that will be amazing in a few years when it's finished.  Have a nice day all.

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Re: East Coast Happenings
« Reply #931 on: April 15, 2019, 02:49:02 pm »
It has been confirmed.We did have an F1 tornado go tearing across lower Delaware about 3:45 this morning. Just a baby compared to what you all get, but it did cause a least one injury and did destroy some buildings and downed a lot of trees and tore down a lot of wires. Pretty scary stuff. Welcome to spring!

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