Jeremy M. Lazarus

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Taylor to vie for Democratic nomination for city commonwealth’s attorney

Newly appointed Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Colette W. McEachin will have at least one challenger in her bid to replace her predecessor, Michael N. Herring, who is now in private legal practice.

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Lawsuit refiled seeking Agelasto’s immediate removal from City Council

The legal fight to immediately remove 5th District City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto from office continues, but he apparently will not receive any taxpayer money for his defense.

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Problems with paths, grass persist at Monroe Park

Add Monroe Park to the list of troubled projects for the city Department Public Works.

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VCU goes tobacco free

Public streets and sidewalks now are virtually the last refuge for smokers on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus.

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Slot machines hit jackpot in stores around Va.

Andrea R. Hill is a self-confessed “slot machine grinder,” but she still hasn’t visited the new Rosie’s Richmond Gaming Emporium in South Side to try her luck on the array of slot-style machines.

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Family burial interrupted by lack of death certificate

The prayers had ended and Rose M. Stith stood near the open grave in Oakwood Cemetery steeling herself to watch her youngest son’s casket lowered. But, suddenly, a member of the March Funeral Home staff was telling her that the burial of 44-year-old Byron Monte Stith Jr. was off.

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Councilman Agelasto asks for taxpayer money to pay his legal bills

Parker C. Agelasto has run up a hefty legal tab fending off lawsuits seek- ing to immediately remove him from his 5th District City Council seat now that he and his family have moved out of the district.

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Preschool transportation plan may be more extensive, expensive than RPS planned

The free bus service Richmond Public Schools will offer to get more low-income parents to enroll their 4-year-olds in a state- supported preschool program is likely to have to be more extensive and potentially more expensive than originally envisioned.

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RRHA issues request for developer interest in public housing transformation

Damon E. Duncan promised to move “expeditiously” to transform public housing in the city after taking over as chief executive officer of the Richmond Redevelopment Development and Housing Authority two months ago.

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Council approves City Hall gun ban; tighter security plan in the works

Fortress City Hall? Maybe. Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s administration, shaken by the May 31 massacre in which a Virginia Beach city employee killed 12 people and wounded four others at that city’s munici- pal center, is preparing to roll out a plan that could end the free and unfettered movement of the public inside Richmond City Hall and possibly in recreation areas, libraries and other city property.

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