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City quietly pumps $833,569 more into Monroe Park renovation

The renovation of Monroe Park is a prime example of why Richmond City Council is becoming more aggressive in overseeing city spending.

Memorial Day celebration May 29 at Virginia War Memorial

The 61st Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St.

Mother-son youth outreach expands with plans for summer camp

William Duron Carter has a passion for assisting young people.

School culture change needed with new superintendent

Richmond Public Schools needs a new leader with a new plan because what has been done in the past is not working. That was the general sentiment of parents, teachers, staff and RPS supporters who gathered Tuesday at John Marshall ...

Blind George Wythe H.S. student transferred after bullying claims

Already under a federal investigation for allegedly engaging in heavy-handed and disparate student discipline, Richmond Public Schools is facing new allegations of ignoring bullying of students with physical and mental disabilities.

Cornell Brooks out as head of national NAACP

“We’ll continue to move forward, we’ll continue to organize and we’ll continue to seek to recruit young people to carry on the work, ” said James E. “J.J.” Minor III president of the Richmond Branch NAACP.

Trump’s budget plan raises hackles, skepticism with deep cuts to social programs

Angry Democrats and skeptical Republicans are fighting back against attempts by administrative officials to defend President Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget that slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps, Medicaid and student loan forgiveness, while relying on ...

School choice to be expanded by feds

The Trump administration is proposing “the most ambitious expansion” of school choice in American history, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday while giving few details on how the program would work.

Hometown welcome

Frank Mason III left Petersburg High School in 2012 with stars in his eyes but with no guarantees of success. What has followed since for the young basketball player is anything but typical. The 23-year-old son of Sharon Harrison and ...

GRTC announces new rewards program for riders

People who ride the bus now can get discounts on the price of a meal at area restaurants, as well as savings at other merchants and attractions.

Richmond schools receive federal art grant

Three Richmond schools will be beneficiaries of the Turnaround Arts Program, a national program the provides equitable access to arts education.

Hilbert to mayor: Don’t veto City Council budget

Money allocated to fix potholes or plow streets cannot be used for picking up trash unless Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney secures approval to shift the funds from Richmond City Council.

Common concerns emerge in forum on superintendent search

Communication. Transparency. Visibility.

Family medical history prompts man to enter ‘Man of the Year’ campaign

Dwight Taylor knows the pain of losing a loved one to cancer and the triumph of celebrating a loved one beating the disease.

Dominion Riverrock slated this weekend

Dominion Riverrock returns this weekend with a fresh sampling of fun, games, live music and athletic competitions on the riverfront.

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