Henrico hotel pays workers with free lodging

An aging hotel in Henrico County has found a way to virtually eliminate wages. Instead of money, employees get a room in exchange for working 40 hours a week checking in guests, doing maintenance work, cleaning rooms or filling other ...

Can Richmond afford 4 planned new schools?

One unanswered question hovers as the Richmond School Board and schools Superintendent Jason Kamras push the city to seek bids for new buildings to replace four aging schools: Can the city afford them?

Free Press wins 11 state journalism awards

The Richmond Free Press continues its 26-year tradition of award-winning excellence. The newspaper was recognized with 11 awards, including four first place awards, at the annual Virginia Press Association competition in writing, photography, news presentation and advertising.

New Capitol Square monument honors Virginia’s native tribes

Leaders of Virginia’s Native American tribes joined Gov. Ralph S. Northam, members of the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission, state legislators, dignitaries and state residents Tuesday morning to dedicate a new monument in Capitol Square honoring Virginia’s first inhabitants.

Area students expected to walk out Friday for gun violence rally

Thousands of high school students and their supporters are expected to ignore threats of discipline from their school divisions and pour into Downtown this Friday, April 20, to protest gun violence in schools and issue a fresh call to lawmakers ...

A heroine honored

Today’s students need to continue to speak out when they see injustice. That was the message from Joan Johns Cobbs, the younger sister of the late Barbara Johns, and Mrs. Cobbs’ classmate, Joy Cabarrus Speakes, as Virginia prepares to celebrate ...

Kindergarten registration April 19

Registration for kindergarten is Thursday, April 19. That’s the registration date for 15 school divisions in the Richmond area covering 152 elementary schools. Children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 can start kindergarten in the fall, but ...

VCU dean steps down after filing countersuit against L. Douglas Wilder

L. Douglas Wilder is proving he still has plenty of bite.

Health systems securing naming rights to GRTC’s Pulse

Richmond area taxpayers apparently will not have to spend as much to subsidize rides on GRTC’s new bus rapid transit service, also known as Pulse, thanks to two area health care giants, VCU Health System and Bon Secours Richmond Health ...

RRHA still fixing heating systems

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has restored heat to 318 apartments, but still has 93 units in various public housing communities to complete, according to an update released last week.

Rebuilding Together Richmond seeking volunteers for April 28 repair blitz

Want to help people stay in their homes?

‘The Spirit of Armstrong’ docudrama set for April 19

“The Spirit of Armstrong,” a docudrama about Armstrong High School and the need for equity in education, will be presented 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Armstrong High School Auditorium, 2300 Cool Lane.

School Board moves on plan for 4 new schools

The Richmond School Board has started the process to replace four aging school buildings, three in South Side and one in Church Hill.

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.