ACA health insurance deadline is Friday

Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, ends this week. Enrollment Virginia, a nonprofit that helps people sign up, noted that applications must be filed by midnight Friday, Dec. 15. This is less time than ...

Revamped bulk trash collection to begin Dec.18

A new program that aims to create a cleaner Richmond will launch Monday, Dec. 18. Under the program, the city’s Department of Public Works staff and trucks will begin collecting every two weeks brush, small tree limbs and many other ...

CHIP remains on danger list

A state agency began sending out notices this week to thousands of families about the impending loss of health insurance for their children. The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services began issuing the notices Tuesday amid waning hopes that the ...

Wrestling with the past

Was it a victory for white supremacy?

REAL LIFE Community Center extends jail program into the city

Amid his preparations to leave office, Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. opened a new nonprofit center in Downtown this week aimed at helping people address addiction, anger and other challenges to enable them to stay out of jail.

Possible security breach prompts RRHA to suspend convenience store payment sites

For the past few years, Lillie Estes has gone to a Richmond convenience store to pay the rent on her Gilpin Court apartment. But Monday, she found that her landlord, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, had ended that convenience. ...

Former Highland Park supermarket appears slated for a Family Dollar

A former supermarket in Highland Park appears to be on track to become the next Family Dollar location. S&K Supermarket has been closed since late summer. The property where it was located, 1404 E. Brookland Park Blvd., now has a ...

Interest mounts in Coliseum replacement

City Hall is finding significant interest as its seeks developers to replace the Richmond Coliseum and undertake other developments in Downtown.

School Board approves $224.7M for school buildings

The Richmond School Board once again is challenging the mayor and City Council to find money to start replacing or renovating the decrepit public school buildings a majority of students attend.

Creighton Court redevelopment project seeks $4.9M city bailout

The project to transform the poverty-stricken Creighton Court public housing area in the East End into a mixed-income development has run into a glitch — the master developer can’t raise all the money needed to construct the first 105 apartments.

Saint Paul’s College property sold

The former Saint Paul’s College might one day welcome students again to its campus in Brunswick County — but possibly under a different name. Xinhua Education Investment Corp., a Chinese-backed group, purchased the remaining property of the historically black college ...

Task force: Charlottesville officials failed to act on intelligence that rally would be violent

Virginia Public Safety and Homeland Security Secretary Brian J. Moran said last week that state officials had intelligence indicating that the rally of neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville would become violent, and shared that information with local officials in ...

Delegate Loupassi seeks recount in 336-vote defeat

With the GOP clinging to a one-seat majority in the 100-member House of Delegates, Richmond Delegate Manoli Loupassi, a Republican who represents the 68th House District, filed last week for a recount in the district that includes parts of Richmond ...

Harmon named chairman of McGuireWoods

McGuireWoods, the state’s largest law firm and one of the biggest in the nation, has chosen Jonathan Harmon as its new chairman. His selection was announced Monday following a vote by the firm’s board of partners.

City employees expected to receive 2.5% bonus

City employees are about to be awarded a 2.5 percent Christmas bonus. Richmond City Council is expected to unanimously vote Monday, Dec. 11, to approve the bonus payments. Mayor Levar M. Stoney and his administration also support the bonuses to ...