Medical marijuana dispensaries to open in Va.

Virginians with a doctor’s recommendation soon will have access to medical marijuana through CBD and THC-A oil dispensaries throughout the state. The Virginia Board of Pharmacy has approved five companies to open the dispensaries — one in each of the ...


Ten Richmond schools will have new principals next fall as part of a leadership shake-up that Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras is undertaking as part of his schools improvement plan, the Free Press has learned.

Parent’s FOIA request shows more to RPS 2018 toilet paper debacle

Richmond Public Schools expects to finish the current school year with plenty of toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning supplies at each of its buildings, according to Michelle Hudacsko, chief of staff to RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras.

Efforts grow to preserve history of Saint Paul’s College

“Challenge by choice” was the motto of Saint Paul’s College, which closed in 2013 because of financial problems and declining student enrollment. Now the citizens of Lawrenceville are living up to that motto — by taking up the challenge of ...

Questions raised about charity status of Navy Hill entities

Now stumping for tax increases that he claims will go to pave streets and repair aging schools, Mayor Levar M. Stoney has clearly put a proposal to build a new, larger Richmond Coliseum on the backburner.

Mayor Stoney ruffles council members with remarks

Mayor Levar M. Stoney, frustrated by City Council opposition to his plan to raise the city property tax rate and impose a new cigarette tax to raise new revenue, is taking verbal shots at council foes, riling them.

Small City of Richmond Radio Shop produces big results

• Interior car temperatures monitored by a cellphone application. • Lights and sirens that shut off automatically when the vehicle is put into park. • Windows that come down when the interior gets too hot.

Agelasto facing 3rd suit for his removal from office

Parker C. Agelasto is facing the threat of a third lawsuit seeking his removal from the 5th District City Council seat for moving to the 1st District. Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring told the Free Press that he would ...

Chesterfield to stay in recycling program through Dec.

The Richmond region’s recycling program will remain intact at least through December. Chesterfield County is still mulling its future with the program and has agreed to participate for the rest of the year in the 10-year-old operation run by the ...

Arthur Ashe Blvd. dedication June 22

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 22. That’s the date of the official dedication of the new Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond. Richmond City Council voted Feb. 11 to rename The Boulevard for Richmond native Mr. Ashe, the late, great ...

Plans gain steam to rehab old Fulton Gas Works

A four-year-old plan to turn the now vacant Fulton Gas Works in the East End into a modern hub of the city’s gas utility is quietly gaining momentum, although a separate project by Stone Brewing to create a restaurant to ...

RRHA gets heat to all apartments in time for spring temps

Every public housing unit in the city finally had working heat as of April 12, although three still only had partial heat, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is reporting.

Free Press wins 13 awards in annual VPA contest

The Richmond Free Press was recognized with 13 awards, including six first-place awards, at the annual Virginia Press Association competition in writing, photography, news presentation and advertising.

Hooray for the Hoos!

The University of Virginia’s dream season could turn into dream seasons —plural. U.Va. won its first NCAA basketball title Monday night at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime.

New legal effort launched to remove Agelasto from office

Parker C. Agelasto is facing a new legal attack seeking to remove him from his 5th District City Council seat since he moved his residence outside the district. Just two months after former City Councilman Henry W. “Chuck” Richardson filed ...