Jeremy M. Lazarus

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‘She the People’ brings town hall to Richmond on May 18

Aimee Allison wants “purple” Virginia to be an epicenter in elevating the political voice and voting power of black women and other women of color in the November battle by Democrats to win control of the Virginia General Assembly and the presidential election fight in 2020.

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Work stopped on planned Downtown hotel

For a decade, an eight-story building at 5th and Franklin streets was a city-backed nursery for small businesses.

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RRHA rolls back plan for Dove Court replacement units

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be pulling back from its promise of providing a replacement unit for each public housing unit it tears down.

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City Council approves 2019-20 spending plan, but with flaws

“We made it,” City Council President Cynthia I. Newbille said after the council approved the 2019-20 budget Monday night without discussion.

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City backs off plan for former NFL player to operate youth football program

City Hall has quietly backed away from a plan to allow former NFL star Michael Robinson to operate the city’s fall youth football program through his nonprofit, volunteer-led Excel 2 Excellence football program.

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Promoter sues city over admissions tax

Longtime Richmond area promoter Fenroy A. “Hosea” Fox wants a refund of the 7 percent admissions tax he has paid to the city during the past four years from ticket proceeds from concerts and events he has staged.

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Words matter

Renter receives settlement from local landlord following racist, vulgar abuse and discrimination

Winter Whittaker knew what to do when the wealthy white real estate owner called her “a dumb a** n****r” and “a black b***h” after she repeatedly and fruitlessly asked him to fix the leaking roof and other serious problems with the Meadowbridge Road home she rented from him on North Side.

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Richmond food justice corridor gets boost with $250,000 grant

Arthur L. Burton has spent more than three years organizing a food-based approach to uplift the health and economic prospects of poorer sections of Richmond, particularly in and around public housing communities.

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What’s better: A Coliseum replacement or a facelift?

Here’s the choice: Spend $25 million to $35 million to revitalize the 13,500-seat Richmond Coliseum or spend $220 million to replace it with a brand new 17,500-seat facility and add another $20 million to $30 million to revamp East Clay and East Leigh streets.

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New housing honcho

RRHA’s leader Damon Duncan outlines priorities that will impact city’s 10,000 public housing residents

The new chief executive officer of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is vowing that the agency will move “expeditiously” to redevelop the city’s decaying public housing.

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