Cool in the hot seat

The Clarks, who were slaves rooted in Tennessee, outlasted brutal bondage, fled the wrath of white supremacy shortly after Emancipation and became founding settlers of Eatonville, Fla., one of the country’s earliest self-governing black municipalities.

Public hearings slated for school name change

Richmond Public Schools has updated its schedule to receive public comments about changing the name of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary.

School Board member proposes more money for maintenance

A Richmond School Board member hopes his colleagues will agree to a plan that could shift a few more dollars to address a long list of school maintenance needs.

School Board approves construction plan

The Richmond School Board voted 6-2 at its meeting Monday to approve Superintendent Jason Kamras’ plan to collaborate with the City of Richmond on construction of four new school buildings — George Mason and E.S.H. Greene Elementary schools, Elkhardt-Thompson Middle ...

Need protection?

They were life-size terracotta depictions of soldiers protecting Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, and buried with him in Xi’an in 210 BCE to protect him in the afterlife.

Virginia Premier to offer health plans on ACA exchange this fall

Virginia Premier, the insurance arm of VCU Health, will start selling individual plans beginning this fall to Richmond area residents who buy coverage through the health insurance exchanges of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, it was announced Monday.

Bus stop creates problems before it starts

A new bus stop that will serve 60 to 70 buses a day near the Boulevard is creating an uproar even before it goes into operation in late June as part of GRTC’s overhaul of its transit network.

City resident awaits word on trash fees

That has been City Hall’s response to Free Press reports about its failure to relieve qualifying Richmond residents of the $23.79 a month cost for trash collection and recycling service.

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.