The late Oliver Singleton to be honored with street sign

The 2700 block of East Grace Street will be named to honor the late Oliver R.H. Singleton, who worked to boost opportunities for and the profiles of black-owned businesses before his death in 2016.

Area postal carriers hosting food drive

Mail carriers hope to pick up food donations from homes across the Richmond area when they deliver letters, magazines and other items Saturday, May 12.

City Council poised to scrap residency requirement for top officials

For nearly three decades, City Hall executives have been required to move into the city within a year of being hired.

Meet-and-greet for congressional candidates May 15

The Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals will host a free meet-and-greet with candidates running in the June primary elections for the 4th and 7th congressional districts.

Room to grow

A private Episcopal school in the East End that currently offers a tuition-free education to l08 children mostly from low-income families living in public housing is working with the city to buy an acre of land for its first big ...

Franklin Street travel lanes being revamped for bikes, ‘floating parking’

Congestion warning: Franklin Street in Downtown is about to shrink to one lane of traffic except during the morning rush hour from 6 to 9 a.m., when two travel lanes will be open.

Richmond residents frustrated by police stops

About 30 residents of the city’s Blackwell neighborhood voiced their frustration last Saturday over what some see as discriminatory police stops and other interactions with Richmond Police.

New teen career, college center planned by Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond is moving forward to develop a new $5 million teen center in the East End with a focus on providing career and college guidance for 15- to 18-year-olds.

Calvin Farr named new director of city Department of Public Utilities

Calvin D. Farr Jr., 43, will be the next director of the Richmond Department of Public Utilities. Mayor Levar M. Stoney announced the appointment of Mr. Farr last week. Mr. Farr currently is assistant commissioner for watershed management in Atlanta.

No more money for school maintenance

Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras is alarmed. He just found out that, as of March 31, RPS has only $881,143 left through June 30 to spend on school maintenance needs.

Pulse to start service June 24

That’s the day GRTC will launch the biggest overhaul of bus service in generations, one the company hopes that regular riders will cheer and that will bring new people to use public transit.

City developing policy, procedure for admissions tax

The director of the Richmond Finance Department will not seek legislation to reform the assessment and collection of admissions taxes.

Henrico School Board member Roscoe D. Cooper III arrested for misdemeanor assault

Henrico School Board member Roscoe D. Cooper III is once again the subject of a criminal court action, but this time the county police are on his side.

Community forum on gun safety and violence set for May 5

Richmond Delegate Delores L. McQuinn will host a town hall meeting on school and community safety 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St. in the East End.

RPS to host Healthy Family Expo this Saturday

Get a child registered for preschool. Sign up for summer school. Get the booster vaccination needed to enter sixth grade. And enjoy some entertainment.