Rep. Stephanie T. Bolden's January E-Newsletter

Dear Neighbor,

I hope you've stayed warm and cozy during this frigid, snowy January we've had!

The General Assembly is back in session and things are heating up in Dover. Last week the House of Representatives hosted Gov. Jack Markell for his annual State of the State Address, and this week I'm very hopeful that the Legislature will pass a bill increasing Delaware's minimum wage to $8.25 per hour. This increase will provide badly needed help to those in our community who are struggling to make ends meet.

This month's newsletter contains some important reminders about upcoming events in the 2nd District, as well as information about a college scholarship program.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about things happening in Dover or here in our community, please don't hesitate to call. 


Stephanie T. Bolden
State Representative
2nd District

Helpful Reminders

-If you are able, please join me at one of my February breakfast meetings, which take place from 7:30-9 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Cosmo's Restaurant, 316 S. Maryland Ave., Wilmington
  • Monday, Feb. 13 at Libby's Restaurant, 227 W. 8th St., Wilmington
  • Every Wednesday at Evelyn's Soul Food, 6 E. 15th St., Wilmington

-Remember to tune in to Comcast Channel 28 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month for a roundup of news from the General Assembly.

-Be on the look out for forthcoming information about spaghetti dinners to be held in February at high-rise apartment buildings in the 2nd District.


Blanket Drive a Success 

On the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Jan. 15, I enlisted the help of Wilmington Councilwoman Hanifa Shabazz, Connections Community Support Programs, St. Joseph's Ladies of St. Peter Claver, the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and many others to collect and donate more than 100 blankets to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, which provides a shelter for the homeless. Mission president Rev. Thomas Laymon said the blankets would be put to use immediately.

Credit Union Scholarship

The New Castle County School Employees Federal Credit Union is taking applications for its Ray W. Christian Memorial Scholarship, a $2,000 award available to credit union members.

Applications can be downloaded here or picked up at the credit union office. All completed scholarship applications must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Applicants must be members of the credit union in good standing and pursuing post-secondary education in Delaware. Credit union staff, volunteers and their family members are not eligible to apply.

The scholarship winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting on March 13.