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Righting grave wrongs

Virginia General Assembly approves funds for 2 area historic African-American cemeteries; state has been paying for upkeep of Confederate graves for 100 years

Two historic, but largely abandoned and bedraggled African-American cemeteries on Richmond’s eastern border with Henrico County are about to get state support.

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Petitions withdrawn seeking ouster of Petersburg officials

Petersburg Mayor Samuel D. Parham, 3rd Ward, and Councilman W. Howard Myers, 5th Ward, are keeping their city council seats.

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Downtown snags Owens & Minor expansion with new jobs

Hundreds of new, well-paying jobs are heading to Downtown.

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South Side company plans to double workforce

Richmond gained a separate jobs boost Wednesday as TemperPack, an innovative packaging manufacturer, announced plans to invest $2 million to double its workforce in South Side.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels hosting 3 job fairs

The Richmond Flying Squirrels will host three job fairs to fill part-time positions at The Diamond baseball stadium during home games, the team announced Wednesday in preparing for the home opener on Thursday, April 6.

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Trespassing charge dismissed against education advocate

Just like two other area school districts, Richmond failed in its bid to convict outspoken student advocate Kandise Lucas of trespassing.

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Hampton U cancer treatment center may get boost from General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly is poised to hand Hampton University a major victory in its bid to boost the use of its seven-year-old, $225 million cancer treatment center that uses proton beam radiation therapy to help eradicate the disease in its patients.

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Performance review team to examine city operations

Mayor Levar M. Stoney came into office promising to undertake a comprehensive performance review of City Hall departments with the goal of improving accountability, efficiency and the delivery of services.

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Shake-up at City Hall leads to 4 dismissals

Six weeks after taking office, Mayor Levar M. Stoney has begun shaking up the administration at City Hall.

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Advocates charge transit plan ignores needs of regular riders

Despite an outpouring of concern that regular bus riders, largely African-Americans, are being ignored and overlooked, Richmond City Council voted 9-0 Monday to endorse a proposed overhaul of current GRTC routes aimed at speeding up regular service and connecting riders with the east-west Pulse bus rapid transit system now under construction.

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