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VCU Dental Care to hold free cancer screening Saturday

VCU Dental Care will offer free mouth, head and neck cancer screenings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Lyons Dental Building, 520 N. 12th St.

Richmond Technical Center plant sale next week

The Richmond Technical Center is having a four-day spring plant sale to benefit its horticulture program.

A federal case

The pursuit of justice for two Richmond Public Schools students has resulted in a federal investigation of the school district’s disparity in disciplinary procedures for African-American students and students with disabilities.

STEM in sports: City students experience the link

Yuan Canesius of Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School got to play basketball in the Virginia Commonwealth University Siegel Center last week, but he didn’t use a ball and there was no hoop.

Volunteers to help fix up homes for elderly during Affordable Housing Awareness Week

April is here and that means hundreds of Richmond area volunteers soon will pour into neighborhoods to make home improvements for elderly and low-income residents who cannot afford them.

Plan for former Highland Park Catholic school building stalls

The plan to replace a vacant Catholic school on North Side with 80 affordable apartments is on hold as the nonprofit developer seeks to overcome opposition from neighborhood St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and nearby residents. The Free Press reported on ...

Former senator gives papers to U.Va.

Former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner has donated his public papers to the University of Virginia.

Essex Village flunks HUD inspection

After years of complaints, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is finally reacting to the deteriorating condition of Essex Village, the largest subsidized housing complex in Henrico County.

Bedden staying put; ‘It’s an exciting time for RPS’

When Dr. Dana T. Bedden took over as superintendent of Richmond Public Schools in January 2014, the St. Petersburg, Fla., native faced faltering academic achievement, school buildings in severe disrepair and low staff morale.

Free Press wins VPA awards

The Richmond Free Press continues its award-winning tradition. The newspaper was recognized with six awards at the annual Virginia Press Association competition in writing, photography, news presentation and advertising.

Adediran lands provisional post in Petersburg

Dismissed from is job at Richmond’s City Hall, Emmanuel O. Adediran is headed to a job with the Petersburg city government, the Free Press learned Wednesday.

Rep. McEachin out of hospital

Rep. A. Donald McEachin of Henrico is back on his feet this week after becoming ill Tuesday, April 4, in Washington and being admitted to the hospital.

Artists’ entries sought for annual competition of Storm Drain Art

Artists and would-be artists still have time to enter the competition to decorate Richmond storm drains in the 2017 Storm Drain Art Project.

Dr. Sullivan to speak at UR

Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former U.S. secretary for health and human services and founding dean of the Morehouse College School of Medicine, will speak on the impact of faith on health care decisions and outcomes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April ...

Back on the runway

Renée Lacy has been the modeling guru for thousands of children, teens and adults in the Richmond area and beyond. For 35 years, the bubbly, energetic woman operated a training center in Downtown where would-be models under her tutelage learned ...