Mayor on hook for school modernization plan with charter change signing

Backed by a unanimous legislature, Gov. Ralph S. Northam has signed a new charter measure for Richmond that will require Mayor Levar M. Stoney to come up with a fully funded plan for modernizing every city school without a tax ...

J.E.B. Stuart Elementary headed for a new name

The Richmond School Board signaled its intent to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, is named for a Confederate cavalry leader.

Confederate flag replaced at Riverview Cemetery

A Confederate flag flying in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond’s West End has been replaced with a new banner — the Christian flag, a white banner with a red cross centered in a small, blue square in the flag’s top left ...

From hoops to music, Cornell Jones still playing to win

Cornell Jones may have lost the hops that made him such an exciting basketball performer, but his distinctive soulful voice remains a Richmond treasure.

Medicaid expansion, state budget talks continue

Virginia’s budget impasse remained unresolved Wednesday as the Virginia House and Senate adjourned about 90 minutes into the special session called by Gov. Ralph S. Northam without taking any action.

Chief Durham to host Third Precinct town hall April 12

Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham will host a town hall meeting with residents of the Third Precinct area from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave.

Henry L. Marsh III talk, book signing April 17

Former state Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, whose work as an attorney put him on the front lines of the legal wars for civil rights, will talk about his new book, “The Memoirs of Hon. Henry L. Marsh III: Civil ...

Howard University students end 9-day sit-in

The occupation of a Howard University administration building in Washington by students making demands to school officials has ended.


Marcel Slag has been fighting evictions for 28 years as a lawyer with Central Virginia Legal Aid and its now independent Justice Center.

104-year-old city real estate firm sold

Brothers Jeffrey Finn and John S. Finn Jr. are breathing new life into the oldest African-American-owned real estate company in continuous operation in Richmond.

Hours, enforcement increase for city meters

Drivers can now park longer at Downtown street meters, but the city also plans to increase enforcement.

City natural gas price going down

Richmond residents who cook and heat with natural gas will get a price break on its cost next month because of a sharp jump in production.

Armstrong High time capsule takes alumni, students back in history

Armstrong High School’s storied past collided with its present last Saturday as a legion of several hundred Wildcats, mostly from the Armstrong High School Alumni Coalition, gathered to witness the opening of a 1952 time capsule.

Joe Morrissey disbarred for violating State Bar rules

“Fighting Joe” has been hit with a knockout blow. For the second time in his career, Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey, a savvy attorney and former Richmond prosecutor who built a reputation as a courtroom battler, has lost his license to ...

Why is it flying?

The Confederacy may have been defeated, but the flags of the rebels who fought to separate from the United States to keep black people in bondage still fly in city-owned cemeteries.