If there are community activists in
Claymont saying "told ya so" these days, it's understandable.
More than five years after they began putting together the
Claymont Renaissance movement to revitalize their community,
their efforts are bearing fruit. In abundance, it would seem.
of a specific plan to redevelop the Brookview apartment complex
-- a sore spot in Claymont for a long time -- has given rise to
some other proposals and yet more are believed to be in the
offing. Contrary to what some naysayers would have had you
believe, Councilman Bob Weiner's oft-repeated promise about
Claymont being a place where you can live, work, shop, go to
school, play and pray, with or without wheels, appears to be on
its way to fulfillment.
sure, there are still a few not inconsequential steps to be
taken, but the commitment to invest in what no one seriously
regards as a pipedream any longer is there. And it would appear
that more is coming.
before the conceptual plan for redeveloping the
Brookview complex has been moved to the preliminary
proposal stage in the county's approval process, it
apparently has triggered the start of associated
communitywide renewal that Claymont Renaissance backers
have long said will happen. MORE
Wawa Inc. has agreed to
submit a revised landscape plan for its Claymont outlet to the Department of
Land Use by Oct. 7 as an alternative to replacing some of the brick
veneer on the building.
are uncertain what effect Bank of America's acquisition of
M.B.N.A. Bank will have on the Delaware economy and the state
budget. They are reasonably certain, however, that the aftermath
of the Hurricane Katrina disaster will have, at worst, minimal
For many years Delaware has bragged that
its liberal business laws and specialized courts have attracted
most of the national and international business world's high
rollers, along with hundreds of lesser lights. Don't look now,
but its claim to being the 'corporate capital' become obsolete.
to read a Delaforum memo.
For the record: An American Red Cross
spokesperson told Delaforum that, through Sept. 14, $653.4
million in gifts and pledges had been donated to the Hurricane
Katrina relief fund. That compares to $556 million for the east
Asia tsunami disaster relief fund and $542 million following the
Nine-Eleven attacks in 2001.
More than 150 world leaders, including an unprecedented number
of heads of state and heads of government converged on New York
this week for the 60th plenary session of the United Nations
General Assembly. Although neither the summit meeting nor the
U.N. in general attract much media attention in this country,
the issue is important.
than the future of the organization formed at the end of the
Second World War to bring together the nations of a world that
was fast becoming smaller. How much smaller that has become in
the years since makes its survival and increased effectiveness
all that much more important.
access a package of articles from the British Broadcasting
Company including the full text of the reform agreement adopted
at the close of the session.
access the texts of the leaders' remarks.
You think it's tough
sticking to a diet-and-exercise regimen? Anchorage zookeepers
are installing a 16,000-pound treadmill to keep an isolated
elephant from getting fat during the long, cold Alaskan winters.