Jeremy M. Lazarus

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Nonprofit regional partnership works to tackle housing affordability issues

Soaring housing costs are leaving tens of thousands of families across the Richmond region hard-pressed to pay the rent or purchase a residence.

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$200M loss spurs City Council to revise real estate tax abatement program

For at least two decades, Richmond has primed the redevelopment pump by allowing individuals and companies that improve aging houses, apartment buildings and commercial properties to pay reduced property taxes over 10 years without any restrictions.

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Mayor withdraws proposal to change definition of 'emerging small businesses'

A proposal to redefine City Hall’s definition of “emerging small businesses” has been scrapped following a Free Press report last week highlighting the potential detriment the change could create for city-based businesses seeking city contracts.

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Voting begins this week in Virginia's Democratic presidential primary

The first votes in the Democratic presidential primary in Virginia will be cast this week — 45 days before the scheduled March 3 primary election across the state.

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Bill would set up regional transportation authority and generate $ for public projects, including GRTC transfer station

A proposal that could generate tens of millions of dollars for roads and GRTC transit service in Richmond and eight other localities in the region is working its way through the General Assembly.

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Mayor, Navy Hill officials try to sweeten the pot for $1.5B Coliseum plan approval

Can a series of revisions save the massive $1.5 billion Coliseum replacement and Downtown redevelopment plan that for months has appeared to be headed for rejection by Richmond City Council?

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Salvation Arms headquarters move to North Side has clear path from City Council

The Salvation Army appears to have won its nine-month battle to move its Central Virginia headquarters and shelter program from Downtown to North Side after the main opponent, 3rd District Councilman Chris A. Hilbert, dropped his opposition.

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Planned Parenthood to open clinic in Church Hill

The former home of Edloe’s Pharmacy and Drs. Frank S. and Harry W. Royal’s medical practices in Church Hill is being transformed into a full-service women’s clinic for the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood.

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VCU breaks silence on retirement of Charles 'Jabo' Wilkins' jersey

Virginia Commonwealth University officials are offering two reasons that the No. 40 jersey of the late Charles “Jabo” Wilkins likely will never hang from the rafters of the Siegel Center, the Rams’ home court.

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Richmond to lower natural gas prices

A yearlong sag in the wholesale price of natural gas will finally show up on the bills of residential and business customers in Richmond.

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