Cindy Menz-Erb chosen for School Board 3rd District seat

Cindy Menz-Erb, a former nonprofit agency executive who moved to Richmond last year, was sworn in Tuesday as the new 3rd District representative on the Richmond School Board. She replaces Jeff Bourne, who stepped down after winning a special election ...

MEAC winners bow out of NCAAs early

MEAC, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, plays basketball on the NCAA’s highest level, Division I, for at least two reasons:

Wilder in legal brawl with his former lawyers Goldman, Morrissey

Richmond residents now have a front row seat on a heavyweight legal fight between former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and former Delegate Joe Morrissey.

City tax bills expected to be higher for 2017-18

Richmond residents should expect the city to send them bigger tax bills on vehicles and property this year — despite Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s claim that his proposed budget does not include a tax increase. A closer look at the ...

$8.3M RPS mystery

An $8.3 million surplus in the Richmond Public Schools’ budget that was disclosed during a recent Richmond City Council meeting is nothing out of the ordinary, according to Richmond School Board Chair Dawn Page.

State of city schools

When Richmond schools Superintendent Dana T. Bedden took the podium Tuesday night to offer his annual “State of the Schools” address, he was clear from the beginning that the picture would not be all roses.

CARE van service eyed by City Council due to complaints

GRTC is acknowledging that its CARE van operation is providing “unacceptable” service to the hundreds of elderly and disabled people who rely on the specialty door-to-door transportation to get to dialysis or to work, see doctors, go shopping or handle ...

Candidates for 3rd District seat on School Board get public vetting

More than a dozen people turned out to comment on the candidates vying for the Richmond School Board’s vacant 3rd District seat following a speed round of public interviews conducted by the board. Only 11 of the 12 candidates were ...

GRTC stands to get more money under mayor’s proposed budget

GRTC turns out to be one of the big winners in Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s proposed budget. The mayor is asking Richmond City Council to boost the total GRTC subsidy by about $1.65 million from the current level in a ...

Va. redistricting cases winding through state, federal courts

In a slap at Virginia’s Republican-led majority in the General Assembly, the U.S. Supreme Court has directed a lower federal court to reassess whether lawmakers unlawfully tried to dilute the clout of African-American voters when it drew a series of ...

Chesterfield Historical Society offering beginner genealogy class

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is offering a six-week beginner genealogy class on Saturdays starting April 1.

Sessions seeks to revive federal anti-crime program that targeted African-Americans

New U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to revive 1990s law-and-order strategies that pumped up the nation’s prison population to the highest level in the world to fight the recent surge in urban violence.

Former Old Dominion Bar Association president faces disciplinary hearing

By all accounts, Vinceretta Taylor Chiles has long been regarded as having a stellar legal career in and out of court.

Wilder School town hall March 22

A community conversation about the current political climate, leadership and how people can get involved will be the central topic of a town hall sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

VCU professor files suit alleging ‘pattern and practice’ of sexual harassment by colleague

Virginia Commonwealth University is being accused of turning a blind eye for decades to complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation involving a top clinical psychologist in its medical school, Dr. Jeffrey S. Kreutzer.