Jeremy Lazarus

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Operation Streets founder calls recreation programs the key to ending youth violence

On the campaign trail, Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney promised to beef up after-school programs and recreational opportunities for youths.

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‘Bring Our Missing Children Home!’ event April 29 at South Side church

Toni Jacobs keeps hoping she will soon hear from her 21-year-old daughter, Keeshae Jacobs, who disappeared without a trace seven months ago.

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Reclaiming history

St. Luke building, first home of Maggie L. Walker’s bank, is being turned into upscale apartments to spur development in Gilpin Court

Upscale apartments are taking shape in the long-empty St. Luke Building, the once vital four-story headquarters of a mutual aid society where renowned Richmond businesswoman Maggie L. Walker once had a bank.

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City Council continues to wrestle over budget

More than 60 people trooped to the microphone Monday to plead with Richmond City Council not to cut programs they need.

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Postal service managers, supervisors ready to fight terminations

The battle over pay practices of the U.S. Postal Service in the Richmond area is about to become even more heated.

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Nonprofit counseling group to move into East End Family Resource Center

A nonprofit with deep roots in Church Hill expects to move soon into the East End Family Resource Center, 2401 Jefferson Ave.

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Number of felons whose voting rights have been restored by Gov. McAuliffe

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has restored the voting rights of 152,694 ex-convicts since taking office. That’s more people than the combined populations of Petersburg, Hopewell, Charlottesville and Danville, and enough to create the fifth largest city in the state.

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U.S. Postal Service shakeup continues

The U.S. Postal Service is continuing to shake up the management of postal stations in the Richmond area as the fallout continues from a scandal over overtime pay, sources have told the Free Press.

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City school buses being equipped with safety cameras

Fifty city school buses now are equipped with additional cameras to beef up security inside and to help identify scofflaw drivers who illegally pass the buses when students are getting on or off.

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Former MCV researcher Anna Carr dies at 86

Her attractiveness made her a JET Beauty of the Week. Her intellect enabled her to become a pioneering scientist.

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