Reclaiming history

Upscale apartments are taking shape in the long-empty St. Luke Building, the once vital four-story headquarters of a mutual aid society where renowned Richmond businesswoman Maggie L. Walker once had a bank.

City Council continues to wrestle over budget

More than 60 people trooped to the microphone Monday to plead with Richmond City Council not to cut programs they need.

Postal service managers, supervisors ready to fight terminations

The battle over pay practices of the U.S. Postal Service in the Richmond area is about to become even more heated.

Henrico supervisor holds meeting on opioid epidemic

The Rev. Tyrone E. Nelson, the Varina District representative on the Henrico County Board of Supervisors and pastor of Richmond’s Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, will hold a district meeting Tuesday, May 2, to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic ...

Bedden out

Just weeks after proclaiming that progress was on the horizon for Richmond Public Schools and that he had no intention of leaving the school system, Superintendent Dana T. Bedden is out. The Richmond School Board announced last weekend that his ...

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.