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Small nonprofit makes big impact on lives, health of people

Josselyn Aguirre-Cabrera went to see a doctor about her nagging headaches and learned she had diabetes.

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Drug Takeback Day Saturday

Area residents can safely dispose of unused and expired prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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Pharmacist produces hand sanitizer to help people stay healthy

Dr. Shantelle L. Brown, the pharmacist, owner and operator of HOPE Pharmacy inside The Market@25th, is making hand sanitizer to combat coronavirus.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Looking for a place to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications? Places throughout Metro Richmond are participating as drop-off points 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Area residents are encouraged to get rid of unused or expired medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.

HOME explains role in RRHA housing issue

Re “Prospect of home ownership escapes 70-year-old Randolph resident,” Free Press June 29-July 1 edition: The role of Housing Opportunities Made Equal in the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s scattered site process was to provide education and counseling. HOME is not a lender and does not provide financing.

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Financial Literacy Fair to be held April 5

Want information on how to budget and save? Need to learn about bank accounts and loans?

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Housing group acquires Church Hill property for project

A former church social services center known as Citadel of Hope is to be the centerpiece for a new affordable housing development in Church Hill.

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Personality: Jennifer R. Kostyniuk

Spotlight on board chair of Rx Partnership

From a childhood in the Girl Scouts to becoming chair of the board of directors for Rx Part- nership, Jennifer R. Kostyniuk has long known the value of community service.

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The Market @ 25th opens Monday with fanfare and high expectations

A new grocery store reflecting Church Hill’s history and contribution to Richmond is set to open next week in the East End’s food desert.

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Woodland Cemetery sale completed to nonprofit Evergreen Restoration Foundation

A new owner has taken over the 104-year-old Woodland Cemetery, the final resting place of tennis great and humanitarian Arthur R. Ashe Jr., celebrated Richmond pastor John Jasper of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church and thousands of others.

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3-day AfroEconomics Financial Freedom Fest starts Friday

Want to start a business? Get a better handle on family finances? Find out about investing?

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Henrico to replace voting machines

Henrico County is joining Richmond in replacing its voting machines to comply with new state requirements. Ahead of the June 9 primary, the county inked a deal this week to pay $1.2 million to buy new optical scan machines, Voter Registrar Mark J. Coakley announced.

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What drives black consumer spending? Nielsen thinks it knows

African-American consumers want more for themselves and from corporate America, and they express it with their dollars as they move through the consumer journey from brand awareness to purchase, according to Nielsen’s 2019 Diverse Intelligence Series Report on African-Americans.

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Virginians to be impacted by new laws now in effect

New state laws went into effect Saturday, July 1, that could impact how Virginians drive, what kind of alcohol they buy and what they wear when they go hunting.

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Commit to affordable health care, by Ray Curry

Laughter is the best medicine, says the Reader’s Digest version of America. But not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and continue to know. Not when the United States alone is one of the world’s top 33 most developed countries that does not have a form of universal health care that covers all of its population.

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What’s all the Hoopla?

Richmond Public Library doubles its digital offerings

The Richmond Public Library just doubled its offerings of books, music, movies, TV shows, video games and other items, and it didn’t have to buy anything.

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Prince autopsy report hints at puzzling painkiller mystery

The report from the medical examiner who conducted Prince’s autopsy is tantalizing for what it doesn’t say. The single-page document released last week lists a fentanyl overdose as the cause of death, but it offers few clues to indicate whether the musician was a chronic pain patient desperately seeking relief, a longtime opioid user whose habit became an addiction or a combination of both.

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Crab Feast & Fish Fry fundraiser Saturday for Peter Paul Development Center

The Men of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold their annual benefit Crab Feast & Fish Fry 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Peter Paul Development Center, 1708 N. 22nd St. in the East End.

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Foundation poised with cash to purchase Woodland Cemetery

The Evergreen Restoration Foundation has raised the $50,000 needed to purchase Woodland Cemetery, a historic African-American cemetery in Henrico County that is the burial ground of Arthur Ashe Jr., the Richmond-born tennis great and humanitarian.