Jeremy Lazarus

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Nightclub owner, son of state senator arrested

The son of Petersburg state Sen. Rosalyn R. Dance is facing a new charge of felony drug possession.

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Agelasto responds

City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto addresses latest effort to remove him from office through his lawyer, former Va. Attorney General Anthony Troy

Last-ditch efforts to remove Parker C. Agelasto from Richmond City Council appear to be failing — virtually ensuring the 5th District representative will be able to serve out the final two years of his term despite moving his family to a home in the 1st District.

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RRHA residents in 117 units still having heating problems

Keeping all public housing residents warm remains a constant struggle, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority acknowledged Monday in an email to the Richmond Free Press.

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Dr. Walker named visiting professor at UR

Dr. Corey D.B. Walker has left Virginia Union University after giving up his role as vice president and dean of the School of Theology on Dec. 31.

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Former inmates,their families and advocates to hold rally for prison reform

Advocates, former inmates and their families will hold a rally for prison reform from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Bell Tower on Capitol Square, it has been announced.

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Confusion, communication gaps adding to Henrico Branch NAACP problems

Even as it imposed sanctions on the president of the Henrico Branch NAACP, the national office of the civil rights group has allowed other officers who complained about Frank J. Thornton to flout its rules, the Free Press has learned.

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Richmond would have only 4 House representatives under redistricting plan

Richmond’s representation in the General Assembly could be reduced from five members in the House of Delegates to four if a three-judge federal court panel accepts changes proposed by a California professor to end racial gerrymandering.

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Justice and Reformation providing space heaters to those in need

Public housing residents and others in Richmond who lose heat have a new alternative. A Richmond advocacy group is distributing space heaters to those who are shivering in cold apartments.

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City’s hourly ‘living wage’ to rise to $12.07 under mayor’s proposed pay plan

More than 3,800 employees at City Hall, from janitors to executives, will be affected by the long-awaited overhaul of the city’s pay plan that Mayor Levar M. Stoney is expected to introduce Monday, Jan. 7, to Richmond City Council.

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William C. Smith named interim police chief in Richmond

For now, William C. Smith is in charge of the Richmond Police Department. The 23-year department veteran took over as interim chief on Tuesday, New Year’s Day, following the official retirement of former Chief Alfred Durham.

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