Jeremy Lazarus

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Study finds info on students’ emotional and physical disabilities left off referrals to cops, courts

Richmond area school divisions appear to be flouting federal and state regulations by withholding critical information when they refer special education students to law enforcement departments and the courts for serious misconduct, according to a new study.

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Groundbreaking for Capitol Square’s new Native American monument June 24

Virginia’s Native Americans are moving closer to gaining their own monument in Capitol Square.

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VFH receives grant to more fully tell story of Va. slavery

Students, scholars and others who want to know more about the African-American experience in Virginia soon may be able to take virtual reality tours of various sites in the state.

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Former Prince Hall Shriners top official dies at 88

Earl Haddon Gray, a former national leader of the Prince Hall Shriners, has died. Family and friends paid their final tributes to Mr. Gray on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in North Side.

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RRHA to sell 26 homes to highest bidders

A major opportunity to create affordable homes for families with below average incomes in Richmond is going by the wayside.

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Initiative to get schools on Nov. ballot collects 6,619 signatures in one day

During the June 13 primary election, more than 6,600 Richmond voters signed petitions to put the issue of Richmond’s deteriorating schools on the city ballot in November, the Free Press has learned.

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Activist claims no signs banning interstate hitchhiking invalidates his arrest

The Virginia Department of Transportation appears to be flouting a state law. That law, section 46.2-808 of the state code, requires the agency to post signs on entryways to the interstates stating that pedestrians, horseback riders, farm tractors, cyclists and mopeds are banned from using high-speed, controlled-access highways.

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Councilwoman Gray crafting new plan on severance pay

Remember the $166,000 in severance packages former Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones awarded to four members of his staff as his term ended last December and the $77,000 City Council awarded to three outgoing employees? Remember the vows of incoming council members to reform the way the city handles severance and end-of-service pay for departing employees?

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18-story apartment tower planned for Belvidere, Grace streets

Richmond is losing another gas station on the edge of Downtown, but is set to gain a $100 million apartment tower in exchange.

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Overby-Sheppard Elementary School set for 6-month overhaul

A North Side elementary school is about to get a $4 million overhaul — complementing the housing developments that have begun reshaping the Highland Park community.

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