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Historic city credit union seeks new growth

Amid the recovery from the Great Depression, 10 African-American Richmond educators organized a new credit union for teachers in the city that would provide the personal touch and financial services then largely unavailable to them at most banks in segregated ...

100 days

Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras has spent the last 100 days engaging with school community while trying to calm the storms from previous administrations.

$3.4B:City Council approves 2018-2020 spending plan

Richmond high school students will be able to take unlimited free rides on GRTC buses beginning July 1. Organized activities for city youths also will be beefed up starting in July, with city recreation centers operating longer hours and after-school ...

Richmonders offer names to replace J.E.B. Stuart Elementary

Barack Obama. Henry L. Marsh III. Spottswood W. Robinson III. Mary Elizabeth Bowser and Elizabeth Van Lew. Arthur Ashe Jr.

Richmond Technical Center open house Saturday

Want to see what the Richmond Technical Center offers? Everyone is invited to find out this Saturday, May 19. The Richmond Public Schools’ career and technical center will host an open house 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to show off ...

Rep. McEachin to host annual parents education forum May 19

Congressman A. Donald McEachin will host his annual “Know Your Rights: Parent Power Forum” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Petersburg High School, 3101 Johnson Road, in Petersburg.

Arrests mark first day of re-ignited Poor People’s Campaign

Activists converged on state capitals around the United States on Monday to begin six weeks of nonviolent protests calling for new programs to help millions of Americans who live in poverty, an overhaul of voting rights laws and other social ...

Cool in the hot seat

The Clarks, who were slaves rooted in Tennessee, outlasted brutal bondage, fled the wrath of white supremacy shortly after Emancipation and became founding settlers of Eatonville, Fla., one of the country’s earliest self-governing black municipalities.

Public hearings slated for school name change

Richmond Public Schools has updated its schedule to receive public comments about changing the name of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary.

School Board member proposes more money for maintenance

A Richmond School Board member hopes his colleagues will agree to a plan that could shift a few more dollars to address a long list of school maintenance needs.

School Board approves construction plan

The Richmond School Board voted 6-2 at its meeting Monday to approve Superintendent Jason Kamras’ plan to collaborate with the City of Richmond on construction of four new school buildings — George Mason and E.S.H. Greene Elementary schools, Elkhardt-Thompson Middle ...

Need protection?

They were life-size terracotta depictions of soldiers protecting Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, and buried with him in Xi’an in 210 BCE to protect him in the afterlife.

Virginia Premier to offer health plans on ACA exchange this fall

Virginia Premier, the insurance arm of VCU Health, will start selling individual plans beginning this fall to Richmond area residents who buy coverage through the health insurance exchanges of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, it was announced Monday.

Bus stop creates problems before it starts

A new bus stop that will serve 60 to 70 buses a day near the Boulevard is creating an uproar even before it goes into operation in late June as part of GRTC’s overhaul of its transit network.

City resident awaits word on trash fees

That has been City Hall’s response to Free Press reports about its failure to relieve qualifying Richmond residents of the $23.79 a month cost for trash collection and recycling service.

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