Newark girl dies after falling out window while jumping on bed

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old girl who fell out of a window while jumping on her bed in her family’s Newark apartment has died.

Essex County prosecutors say the accident occurred shortly before midnight Monday. The girl was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The girl’s name and further details about the accident and the injuries she suffered have not been disclosed. Authorities say she was in her family’s third-floor apartment when she fell.

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UDon’t Need It returns

UDon’t Need It program
Student move-out and reuse program scheduled May 22-June 7 on STAR Campus

Now celebrating its 12th anniversary, UDon’t Need It provides students who are moving out of University of Delaware housing or off-campus residences an opportunity to put items they no longer need to good use while also being friendly to the environment.

Students must present a valid student ID card and landlords must show proof of owning a Newark rental property. Others will be required to pay $10 per regular pick-up truck or car load of refuse, and $20 for truck or trailer.

The goals of the project are to reduce local landfill waste and to redirect reusable items to the community.

Volunteers at UD’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus location at 540 South College Ave. will help sort items for the Public Sale Days.

Items in good and reusable condition that will be accepted include sofas and loveseats, living room chairs, ottomans, dining tables, dining chairs and stools, coffee tables and end tables. Furniture items also include bookcases, storage units, cabinets, shelving units, entertainment centers, desks, futons and bed frames, dressers, mattresses and box springs.

Household goods include lamps, carpets and rugs, home décor items, housewares (including dishes, pots, pans and utensils), bedding and linens, fans, air conditioners, small appliances, large appliances, and outdoor, patio and lawn and garden items.

Electronics welcomed for donation include televisions, stereo systems, computers and components. Miscellaneous items include tools, toys and games, bicycles, sports and exercise equipment, books, school and craft supplies, clothing and unopened, nonperishable foods.

Operating hours for donations and disposals only are:

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, May 22-25; 4-8 p.m., Saturday, May 26; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, May 27, and Tuesday through Thursday, May 29-31.

The site is closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.

Additional hours for disposals are from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday through Thursday, June 3-7.

Open to the public, all-items-$10 sale days will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, May 25, and Thursday, May 31.

For more information, email

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Student applicants sought

AAUW Newark invites student applicants for national leadership conference

The Newark Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites University of Delaware students to apply for sponsorship to attend the 2018 National Conference of College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

Sponsored by AAUW, NCCWSL is America’s premier conference for college women. NCCWSL provides a transformative experience for attendees and prepares them to be the next generation of leaders. The conference offers more than 50 leadership workshops, a graduate school and career fair, preconference activities in nearby Washington, D.C., and networking opportunities with lifelong benefits.

NCCWSL 2018 will be held May 30-June 2, at the University of Maryland, College Park. Newark Branch sponsorship of $585 covers fees for residential registration (including housing for Wednesday through Friday nights).

AAUW Newark Branch has sponsored UD women students attending NCCWSL (pronounced “nick-whistle”) since 2011. Recent recipients include Julie Millisky (MPA ’18) and Gerti Wilson (AS ’16).

Millisky, a member of the Blue Hen Leadership Program, is a public policy major who attended NCCWSL 2106. She said she returned to campus feeling “empowered and more able to affect change on campus and in the world.” With AAUW members, she attended a bill signing in July 2016 at the Delaware Legislative Hall for equal pay for women in the workplace, standing next to equity activist Lilly Ledbetter.

Wilson, currently a legal assistant at the Center for American Progress, majored in political science with a concentration in law and society; she also had minors in legal and women’s studies. Wilson’s experience at the 2015 NCCWSL reinforced her passion for civil rights for minorities and women and work in public policy. The preconference activity she attended on Capitol Hill inspired her to seek an internship with U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and her current career in Washington.

The sponsored student will be recognized at the May 2018 Newark AAUW meeting and will be invited to report on the conference experience at a branch meeting in fall semester 2018.

Principal selection criteria for sponsorship include academic achievement and leadership in volunteer service, not only on campus, but also for the greater Newark area or the applicant’s home community. Preference is given to a rising senior woman, expected to graduate in the Class of 2019.

Submit applications, nominations or questions to Rebecca Johnson Melvin in the University of Delaware Library at 302-831-6089 or by email at The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, April 20. Acceptance confirmation is required by April 25. Students may apply by downloading the application or by contacting Rebecca Johnson Melvin at

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Newark council election: Nietubicz looks to bring his government experience to council

Ricky Nietubicz spent four years working for the city of Newark and now, after moving on to the private sector, he is looking to serve Newark in a different way – as a councilman.

If he is able to unseat District 3 incumbent Jen Wallace in the April 10 election, it would mark a rare move from city employee to elected official in Newark. However, it’s one for which Nietubicz believes he is well-suited. Continue reading “Newark council election: Nietubicz looks to bring his government experience to council”

Wet morning commute predicted as nor’easter hits NYC

The five boroughs could see up to 7 inches of snow by the end of the nor’easter.

The Big Apple will wake up to a sloppy commute.

Snow was scarce in the city overnight Wednesday but a wintry mix of rain and light snow is still expected to kick off the looming nor’easter come morning. Forecasters expect the storm to dump anywhere from 4 to 7 inches throughout the five boroughs. Continue reading “Wet morning commute predicted as nor’easter hits NYC”

How to Pick Delaware Housing

Delaware may be a small state but they have a lot to offer as far as housing is concerned. In fact, when you really start to look at the options, you will see that you can choose from a wide variety of type, prices, and styles of housing, sometimes all within a close range of each other. Of course, each of us has our own needs and those need to be considered when looking for a place to live. The following tips will help you find the best home for you. Continue reading “How to Pick Delaware Housing”

Going out on a Date in Newark Delaware

If you live in the area of Newark Delaware and want to go out on a date with your significant other, there are a number of different places and options to consider. In fact, it doesn’t matter if it is your first date or if you are taking your wife of many years out for an evening on the town, there are perhaps more options than you have ever considered possible. Here are a few to keep in mind. Continue reading “Going out on a Date in Newark Delaware”