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Pay raise problems resolved

The salary snafu at City Hall has been resolved. Police officers and firefighters are to receive their delayed raises on Friday, Aug. 11, when the next city paychecks are issued, according to Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s press secretary, Jim Nolan.

GRTC to hold meetings on bus route changes

How will GRTC’s overhaul of its bus routes and bus stops affect you? Regular riders and potential transit users can find out at a series of information meetings that kick off Saturday, Aug. 5. The meetings will spell out the ...

More charges prompt hold on Morrissey bar hearing

Attorney Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey can still practice law — for now. A three-judge panel hit the pause button Wednesday on a scheduled two-day hearing to determine whether the former state delegate should keep his law license.

Examining the past

When it comes to cities grappling with public monuments to Confederates, many municipalities have opted to remove them. That was the summation stated Monday during the opening meeting of a small work group of the Monument Avenue Commission.

Virginia State Bar schedules Aug. 2 hearing on Morrissey’s law license

Next week, a three-judge panel will decide whether to again suspend or revoke the law license of former Delegate Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey.

6 Richmond students receive Tomorrow’s Promise scholarships

Six college bound students are the recipients of the 2017 Tomorrow’s Promise scholarships from the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

New customer service number for city public utilities

That is the new customer service phone number for the Richmond Department of Public Utilities, it has been announced. DPU is no longer connected to the city’s 311 call center, which routes calls to public works, animal control, tax offices ...

City Hall computers secure

City Hall’s computer defenses appear to be successful. The City of Richmond’s computer specialists, it turns out, have dealt with and overcome hacking attempts and other computer challenges that have made headlines elsewhere, officials said.

$400,000 severance for former city auditor

Former City Auditor Umesh Dalal seems to have been as adept in negotiating his own exit package as he was in examining the practices of city departments.

National Night Out to bring together police, community spirit

The rise in crime in Richmond has Marilyn Olds frustrated. “While you are locked up in your house, criminals are taking over our streets,” said the president of the Creighton Court Tenant Council. “The criminals need to see that we ...

Only 1 black-owned food vendor at NFL training camp

When Washington’s professional football team converges on Richmond this week for its annual three weeks of preseason practice, Herman Baskerville and his team from Big Herm’s Kitchen on North 2nd Street will be there to greet everyone.

Pay raises for police, firefighters held up

Pay raises for police officers and firefighters that Richmond City Council worked hard to provide are being held up and will not be included in city paychecks to be distributed Friday, the Free Press has been informed.

Who’s running RPS superintendent search?

Who is controlling the future of Richmond Public Schools? In a school system with a high poverty, predominantly African-American student population, the new search committee charged with identifying superintendent candidates to lead RPS is being guided, in part, by some ...

GRTC slated to start CARE-on-demand service Aug.1

Roderyck Bullock is gaining a new transportation option. Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Richmonder will be able to use a new Uber-style, on-demand service that GRTC is putting in place to upgrade service to the elderly and disabled who rely ...

VSU receives award for preserving building

Virginia State University received the first Outstanding State Stewardship Award from Gov. Terry McAuliffe for preserving Summerseat, a historic house built in 1860 located near the Ettrick campus.