Nonprofit counseling group to move into East End Family Resource Center

A nonprofit with deep roots in Church Hill expects to move soon into the East End Family Resource Center, 2401 Jefferson Ave.


Gov. Terry McAuliffe has restored the voting rights of 152,694 ex-convicts since taking office. That’s more people than the combined populations of Petersburg, Hopewell, Charlottesville and Danville, and enough to create the fifth largest city in the state.

U.S. Postal Service shakeup continues

The U.S. Postal Service is continuing to shake up the management of postal stations in the Richmond area as the fallout continues from a scandal over overtime pay, sources have told the Free Press.

City school buses being equipped with safety cameras

Fifty city school buses now are equipped with additional cameras to beef up security inside and to help identify scofflaw drivers who illegally pass the buses when students are getting on or off.

Solar streetlights to stay in Randolph West

Solar streetlights will continue to light the Randolph West subdivision in the West End, according to developer A. Hugo “Al” Bowers Sr.

Film, TV series now filming in Petersburg

Finally, some good news for Petersburg.

CBC Foundation announces scholarship opportunity

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, in conjunction with Rep. A. Donald McEachin of Henrico, is offering the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship to qualified students.

Mayor Stoney, city officials mulling options to reduce crime in public housing

The Mosby Court public housing community — particularly the area around Redd and Accommodation streets — could be considered the epicenter of Richmond’s spike in homicides.

Crusade votes to back city charter change to fix school buildings

In his first budget, Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney essentially sidelined the issue of modernizing the aging and increasingly obsolete school buildings that most city public school students attend.

Maggie Walker statue to be dedicated on her birthday July 15

City officials plan to dedicate the new Maggie L. Walker statue Downtown on July 15, the 153rd birthday of the Richmond businesswoman and great.

VCU Dental Care to hold free cancer screening Saturday

VCU Dental Care will offer free mouth, head and neck cancer screenings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Lyons Dental Building, 520 N. 12th St.

Richmond Technical Center plant sale next week

The Richmond Technical Center is having a four-day spring plant sale to benefit its horticulture program.

Sen. Warner on Trump and Russia: ‘We have to find out the truth’

Special to the Richmond Free Press U.S. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is in a high-profile position this spring as the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Florida legislature apologizes for decades of racial injustice

It has taken decades, but Florida is now apologizing for two of its darker misdeeds of its past. The Florida House unanimously passed two resolutions Tuesday. The first acknowledged decades of abuse at a Florida reform school and the second ...

Charlottesville City Council votes to sell Lee statue

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has taken one more step toward leaving the city of Charlottesville. Despite a pending court case, the Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2 Monday to sell the city’s statue of the Confederate general which now stands ...