Community centers add weekend hours

Weekend hours have been restored to five Richmond recreation centers, and a sixth center will have weekend hours in a few weeks, City Hall announced Tuesday.

Hilbert, Gray slowing roll on bike lanes

Hit by a hailstorm of opposition, City Council President Chris A. Hilbert, 3rd District, and Councilwoman Kim B. Gray, 2nd District, are no longer in a rush to kill the bike lanes proposed for Brook Road.

City Democratic Committee meeting changed to July 28

The state Democratic Party announced Wednesday a change in the meeting to reorganize and elect officers for the Richmond City Democratic Committee from 6 p.m. Friday, July 20, to noon Saturday, July 28.

City Council wants to start budget amendments early

City Council is hoping to start work in October on addressing the funding needs of Richmond Public Schools rather than waiting until spring when a amended budget for 2019-20 is presented.

Meeting on ending mass incarceration July 21

“Ending Mass Incarceration of Women and Girls” will the subject of a public town hall meeting 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Richmond Urban Ministry Institute, 3000 Chamberlayne Ave.

Jones to revive effort for city control over Confederate statues

Richmond City Councilman Michael J. Jones is going to try again to get City Council support for removing state control of the Confederate statues that litter Richmond’s landscape.

Sacred Ground project wins $75,000 national grant for slavery memorial park

A group supporting development of a memorial park in Shockoe Bottom to recall the crucial role this area of Richmond played in the slave trade has won a $75,000 grant from a national trust to support its work.

New Fulton program helps youths develop skills for jobs, money

As a full-time city recreation specialist, Wyatt Kingston sees plenty of Richmond youths who need and want to make money to help their families.

Dr. Monroe E. Harris to lead VMFA board

Dr. Monroe E. Harris Jr., a Richmond oral and maxillofacial surgeon and avid collector of African and African-American art, has been elected president of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Board of Trustees.

Sen. Stanley, Mayor Stoney spar over to school maintenance

Maintenance of public school buildings is your responsibility, Mr. Mayor.

City Democratic Committee to hold reorganizing caucus July 20

The Virginia Democratic Party apparently is seeking to limit participation as it begins the process of reorganizing the Richmond City Democratic Committee.

Norfolk police hit 16M views in lip-synch challenge

A video of police officers in Virginia dancing and lip-synching to Bruno Mars’ hugely popular song “Uptown Funk” has become a smash hit on the internet.

Dominion Energy lobbying up tenfold

Dominion Energy is reporting a recent tenfold increase in spending aimed at influencing Virginia politicians. That spending came as the utility was pushing for a new law that could lead to higher electric bills.

Historic Resources officials make way for Intermediate Terminal building demolition

The state Department of Historic Resources has upheld City Hall’s view that a landmark warehouse in the city’s East End, once a major source of jobs for African-Americans, has no historical value and can be demolished to make way for ...

GRTC learns good news, bad news

The start of the Pulse bus rapid transit system and the overhaul of bus routes appears to be a good news-bad news story for GRTC.