Councilman Agelasto’s move out of 5th District puts seat in jeopardy

A giant question mark now hangs over 5th District City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto. His continued service on Richmond’s governing body appears to be in jeopardy after a constituent who is a former state elections official disclosed to the media ...

RRHA begins major move to turn over public housing to private interests

Residents of public housing can expect to see their apartment complexes come under the control and management of private landlords.

Congressman Robert C. ‘Bobby’ Scott, four other CBC members expected to lead House committees

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is expected to be a top Democratic priority in the next Congress, and U.S. Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Newport News will be in a prime position to lead the charge ...

Lawmakers hope Virginia will push ERA over finish line

A bipartisan group of five legislators will try again to get the Virginia General Assembly to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the next legislative session.

Love lights

Richmond often is called a city of lights. One reason is the “Love Lights” program in which a myriad of Downtown buildings are outlined in lights during the Christmas season.

Richmond Public Library to take over equipment, programming for city’s public access cable TV station

The Richmond Public Library is poised to add a new element to its offerings — a TV studio that will allow residents to continue to air live shows on a Comcast public access channel.

‘I am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper’ Day program Nov. 23

A new Richmond event to promote kindness and love of neighbors will take place from 10 am. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, it has been announced.

Dr. Danny Avula to now run city and Henrico health districts

Public health programs in Richmond and Henrico County are expected to work more closely together now that they have the same director, Dr. Danny Avula.

Groundbreaking for 3 new city schools slated for Dec.19

Groundbreaking on three new Richmond school buildings will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 19, it has been announced.

Thanksgiving holiday schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, please note the following closings:

3 RPS teachers win 2018 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence

Three Richmond teachers are among 16 public school teachers being recognized with the 2018 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence.

“What are you most thankful for?”

This week, the Free Press hit the streets and asked Richmond area residents:

Thanksgiving food, fellowship at area events

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and fellowship. But it also can be a stressful and lonely time for others.

‘I’m done’: Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham announces his last day on the force will be Dec. 31

“I’m done. I don’t have another position waiting.” So said Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham after publicly announcing Tuesday he will retire effective Sunday, Dec. 31.

Teen’s idea for Kindness Week comes to fruition in Richmond

This is a special week for Binford Middle School student Jalia Hardy. The 13-year-old won the statewide “If I Were Mayor” essay contest during the spring sponsored by the Virginia Municipal League that challenged seventh-graders to describe what they would ...