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Jeremy M. Lazarus



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Allergies or the coronavirus?

What the symptoms tell you

Is it allergies or the coronavirus? That’s a major question in Richmond, the nation’s capital for allergies based on pollen counts, number of allergy specialists and purchases of allergy medicine, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation.

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City Council slated to vote April 9 on remote meetings

City Council is to take its final step Thursday, April 9, to enable online meetings that would include a method to allow the public to submit comments.

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Robert W. “Bob” Peay, longtime social work educator, dies at 75

Robert W. “Bob” Peay helped train two generations of social workers in the Richmond area and beyond during his 27 years as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work.

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City Council readies for lower revenue projections

Ninth District Councilman Michael J. Jones, chair of City Council’s Finance and Economic Development Committee, esti- mates that projected Richmond revenues in the new fiscal year that will begin July 1 could shrink by $75 million to $100 million as a result of the coronavirus.

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City social services department finds itself stressed with a shortage of workers

As the coronavirus stalks the city, more people are turning to the Richmond Department of Social Services for help.

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City offers help to families, businesses impacted by coronavirus

City Hall is providing $500 stipends to struggling families with children who can’t wait for federal assistance and is offering loans up to $20,000 to aid smaller businesses to meet payroll.

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Richmond family dealing with death of loved one from coronavirus

Richmonder Paul Amos Wright had a job he loved. And it killed him. Mr. Wright, 78, is among Virginia’s latest victims of COVID-19.

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VCU researcher asks: Could AR-12 help combat COVID-19?

Dr. Paul Dent is frustrated that a virus-killing compound he spent years investigating is not being used as a treatment in the current coronavirus pandemic.

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Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club becomes temporary shelter for homeless

The Salvation Army this week turned its recently renovated Boys and Girls Club in Church Hill into a temporary 75-bed shelter for homeless people.

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Social distancing has mixed practice around Richmond

Walk into any retail store, and it’s clear that the messages about social distancing and personal protection have penetrated only so far.

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