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Black businesses feeling left out

Too many black-owned businesses are feeling left out of a booming Richmond economy.

Monroe Park Conservancy issues new guidelines for feeding

Feeding the homeless will return to Monroe Park once it reopens, but with new rules that will limit the number of charities that can operate at one time, according to Alice M. Massie, president of the park’s governing body, the ...

Court may wind up redrawing lines for House of Delegates districts

Federal judges could end up redrawing the boundaries of 11 districts in the House of Delegates — including four in the Richmond-Petersburg area and seven in Hampton Roads — that were found to be illegally overloaded with black voters.

New laws tighten school suspension practices

Ahead of the start of the new school year, new policies have been in place to reduce long-term suspensions of misbehaving students across the state.

Bike lane hearing Sept. 11

Want bike lanes on Brook Road? Hate the idea? Next Tuesday, Sept. 11, residents can speak their minds about the proposal to reduce the four-lane road to two lanes for traffic, with one lane in each direction reserved for cyclists ...

Breil named to new city post

Have a complaint about city services? Contact Peter Breil.

City seeks election officers

Interested in serving as an election officer in the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 6?

VUU, VSU awarded grants

Virginia Union and Virginia State universities have been awarded National Park Service grants to aid in the preservation and upgrade of aging campus buildings, 4th District Congressman A. Donald McEachin announced Tuesday.

Blackwell Historic District consideration delayed until Oct.

A state agency is hitting the pause button on a decision to create a new historic district covering much of the Blackwell neighborhood in South Side.

DMV mobile service center to be outside City Hall on Sept. 7

The state Department of Motor Vehicles will operate its mobile customer service center outside Richmond City Hall, 900 E. Broad St. in Downtown, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

Chesterfield names new superintendent

Chesterfield County has a new schools superintendent. Dr. Mervin B. Daugherty, superintendent of Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, Del., will lead Chesterfield County Public Schools, beginning Nov. 1.

GRTC board OKs service expansion to Short Pump, airport and Amtrak station

GRTC is promising faster daily service on the Pulse bus rapid transit line, new service to Short Pump and more service to Richmond International Airport effective Sunday, Sept. 16.

Pep rally pumps RPS staff for new school year

Amid a sea of pom-poms and balloon bouquets and the sounds of air horns and a recording of Aretha Franklin rocking her hit song, “Respect,” Richmond’s top city and schools officials were the lead cheerleaders at Monday’s back-to-school rally for ...

Labor Day holiday schedule

Government offices: City, state and federal offices will be closed. Schools: Closed. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 4.

UR symposium to celebrate life, legacy of Wyatt Tee Walker

Civil rights giant Wyatt Tee Walker’s life and legacy will be celebrated at a University of Richmond symposium next month. Open to the public without charge, the symposium will be 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Jepson ...