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Petersburg schools superintendent retiring June 30

Dr. Marcus J. Newsome is retiring as superintendent of Petersburg Public Schools at the end June with his school improvement plan only half completed.

Mayor says Coliseum plan on hold for now

The $1.4 billion plan to replace the Richmond Coliseum and build new offices, hotels, retail stores and more than 2,800 apartments in 10 blocks near City Hall has been moved off the fast track.

Settlement reached in former city employee’s legal suit

A former city employee is moving to settle her federal lawsuit against the City of Richmond for wrongful termination and violations of federal laws regarding medical leave and overtime pay.

No details released on meeting about Councilman Agelasto

Will he or won’t he? Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring remains mum about whether he will file for a special writ in Richmond Circuit Court to remove 5th District City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto.

Cityscape

New upscale apartments are filling 15 acres on the campus of Union Presbyterian Seminary in North Side.

Google to host free internet workshop Friday

Google, the giant internet search engine, will host a free workshop aimed at boosting the digital skills of job seekers and small business owners at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the Richmond Public Library’s Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin ...

Lt. Gov. Fairfax compares ‘rush to judgment’ against him to Jim Crow-era lynching

With his political career in tatters, embattled Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax took a stand against his critics in the final moments of the 2019 General Assembly session.

Making moves

The legal fight to remove 5th District City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto from office as the result of his move to the 1st District last year is gaining new energy.

School Board sends proposed $310.6M budget to mayor

The Richmond School Board voted 6-3 Monday night to send to Mayor Levar M. Stoney a proposed $310.6 million operating budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year that will begin July 1 — equaling a per pupil cost of $13,362 for ...

City Council approves expansion of real estate tax relief

Elderly and totally disabled homeowners won increased relief from real estate taxes beginning in January 2020.

Mayor names members of new city History and Culture Commission

Nine people, including a university president, three museum officials and an African-American history advocate, were named Tuesday to Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s new History and Culture Commission.

State NAACP officer charged with embezzlement from local branch

The Virginia State NAACP, already under national scrutiny, is facing more woes following the disclosure that an officer has been charged with misdemeanor embezzlement from the Chesterfield Branch NAACP.

Doris Causey honored with Hill-Tucker Public Service Award

One of the top civil lawyers for low-income residents in the Richmond area has received recognition for the important work she is doing. Doris H. Causey, managing attorney for the Richmond Office of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, is ...

Rogers named Dumfries town manager

On Tuesday, Mr. Rogers reported to his new position — town manager of Dumfries in Prince William County. The post pays nearly $134,000 a year.

Virginia Reads One Book kicks off Friday in city elementary schools

Richmond elementary schools are joining Virginia Reads One Book, a program designed to help schools and communities build reading habits, increase student and family literacy and family financial literacy.