Cityscape // Clement Britt
Richmond Fire Capt. Robert Maass leads members of Engine Co. No. 13 and Mayor Levar Stoney, second from right, in ceremoniously pushing their new truck into the station Saturday, although the vehicle actually was being driven slowly in reverse. Location: 411 Commerce Road. The new truck was put into service during the “housing ceremony.” It is one of nine the city Fire Department has ordered since 2012 under a replacement program initiated under former Mayor Dwight C. Jones. This is the first new truck to arrive since April 2016. The city’s goal is to replace over time the trucks that the city’s 19 engine companies deploy to reduce the cost of keeping outdated equipment in service.
2017 Strong Men & Women honored //Seven high achievers were honored at the 2017 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History program Feb. 1 at a Downtown hotel.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, center, celebrates with the honorees during the annual event that Dominion Resources and the Library of Virginia co-sponsor to honor African-American standouts.
From left, the honorees are: Capt. William E. “Bill” Bailey of Accomack, a decorated military pilot; Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Mary Janipher Bennett Malveaux of Henrico County, the court’s first African-American female member; Dr. Margaret Ellen Mayo Tolbert of Suffolk, influential biochemist and author; and Charles Johnson III, who accepted the award on behalf of his late grandfather, sociologist Charles Spurgeon Johnson of Bristol, the first African-American president of Fisk University.
Also, Optician David Lambert, representing his late father, Dr. Benjamin J. Lambert III of Richmond, a former state senator and optometrist who played a major role in civic affairs; Jeffrey Moten, who honored the memory of his late wife, Stephanie Therese Rochon-Moten of Richmond, award-winning television reporter and news anchor; and Zakia Al-Amin, who stood in for her grandfather, pioneering Virginia pharmacist Leonard “Doc” Muse of Arlington, who owned and operated Green Valley Pharmacy for 65 years.
Rail trusses in the East End