RPS seeks public response to new school designs..

Richmond Public Schools wants community feedback on proposed designs for two new elementary schools and a new middle school that are to be built by 2020.

City picking up storm debris through Oct.2

City Hall is pitching in to help residents clear away downed trees and other debris left Monday as the remains of Hurricane Florence spilled torrents of rain and spawned a rash of tornadoes through the city, most notably in South ...

RPS dealing with bumps in student transportation system

Richmond School Board Chairwoman Dawn Page continues to find bumps in the road in the school system’s hub stop system, where students attending certain schools have to walk to their nearest school to catch a bus to their high school ...

Ball now in Gov. Northam’s court on latest GOP redistricting plan

Can Virginia’s Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox cut a deal with Democratic Gov. Ralph S. Northam over a new, constitutional map for the 100 districts in the House of Delegates? That’s the big question that hangs over the release Tuesday ...

Changes creating upheaval at Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Church Hill is undergoing the biggest upheaval in the nearly 70 years it has offered programming.

Shift in city procurement practice hurt black-owned businesses

After nearly a decade of using its own pricing list to purchase supplies from local companies and save money, Richmond City Hall last year shifted to using the state’s electronic purchasing system, known as eVA, after Mayor Levar M. Stoney ...

RPS in fix-it mode on ‘so many issues’

Hurricane Florence is not the only storm Richmond Public Schools has to weather. Since Superintendent Jason Kamras arrived in February, his administration has been dealing with the heated and windy uproars over problems and issues that were buried or ignored ...

Public meetings scheduled on city master plan

Want to help shape Richmond’s next master plan? Beginning next week, City Hall will be hosting public meetings to receive comments from residents on the new city blueprint, dubbed “Richmond 300,” aimed at carrying the city through at least the ...

GRTC free ride program for city high school students to start Oct.1

GRTC plans to activate the free ride program for Richmond high school students on Monday, Oct. 1, City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson said Monday night.

Wyatt Tee Walker symposium canceled

The Wyatt Tee Walker Symposium set for Thursday, Sept. 13, at the University of Richmond has been canceled because of Hurricane Florence.

Ashe meeting postponed

A community meeting set for Thursday, Sept. 13, on renaming the Boulevard for Richmond-born tennis great Arthur Ashe has been called off ahead of the pending storm.

Justifiable homicide

Justifiable homicide. That’s the ruling Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring has applied to the bizarre and tragic case of 24-year-old Marcus-David Peters, the unarmed man who was fatally shot by a police officer last spring off of Interstate 95 ...

Black businesses feeling left out

Too many black-owned businesses are feeling left out of a booming Richmond economy.

Monroe Park Conservancy issues new guidelines for feeding

Feeding the homeless will return to Monroe Park once it reopens, but with new rules that will limit the number of charities that can operate at one time, according to Alice M. Massie, president of the park’s governing body, the ...

Court may wind up redrawing lines for House of Delegates districts

Federal judges could end up redrawing the boundaries of 11 districts in the House of Delegates — including four in the Richmond-Petersburg area and seven in Hampton Roads — that were found to be illegally overloaded with black voters.