Quantcast

Back to profile

Jeremy M. Lazarus

Stories by Jeremy M.

Tease photo

New policies to help RRHA tenants

With nearly two in five residents of public housing in Richmond behind in paying rent and/or electricity charges, the city’s housing authority is pushing policy changes to avoid mass evictions.

Tease photo

‘Defunding police’ rejected

Richmond City Council kills proposal to examine police funding in social, mental health and community services and move the money to other departments

No to reducing the Richmond Police budget to assuage demonstrators’ demands to “defund police.”

Tease photo

Slave memorial and museum gets jumpstart under mayor’s plan

A long-stalled effort to develop a museum and memorial park in Shockoe Bottom to tell the story of enslaved people in Richmond seems to have gained fresh momentum, but that could quickly evaporate.

Tease photo

2nd complaint filed against Judge Cavedo

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo is facing a second complaint to the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission seeking his removal from the bench based on the judge’s efforts to bar the city and state from removing Confederate statues.

Tease photo

Confederate icons swept from Virginia Capitol building

After 88 years, the statue of Confederate traitor Robert E. Lee is gone from the State Capitol.

Tease photo

Census estimate shows city growth, but lag in people returning forms

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Rich- mond’s population surged past 230,000 on July 1, 2019, for the first time in at least 45 years.

Tease photo

3 inmates, 2 staffers at city jail test positive for COVID-19, numbers higher in Henrico

At least three inmates and two staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus at the Richmond Justice Center, Richmond Sheriff Antionette V. Irving disclosed Tuesday.

Tease photo

City prosecutor to review Marcus-David Peters case

The Marcus-David Peters case is getting another look.

Tease photo

VSU may have to repay up to $12M for alleged misuse of federal grant

Virginia State University may have to ante up for a financial problem that appears to be growing.

Tease photo

Protest appears to mix with mayoral campaign

The race to become Richmond’s next mayor appears be bleeding into the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.

Tease photo

Judge steps down

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo recuses himself from Confederate statue cases as formal complaint filed against him with judicial commission

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo has given up his fight to preserve the statues of racist Confederate gener- als in the city, potentially opening the door to removal of the biggest statue of all — the one to Robert E. Lee at Monument and Allen avenues.

Tease photo

Dr. Oliver W. ‘Duke’ Hill Jr., retired VSU professor, administrator and researcher, dies at 70

While his celebrated attorney father devoted his life to using the law to break down racial barriers, Dr. Oliver White Hill Jr. focused his attention on eliminating racial disparities in education.

Tease photo

Questions swirl around judge

Lawyers representing Mayor Levar M. Stoney and the city have rushed to the Virginia Supreme Court, requesting the state’s highest court overturn a Richmond Circuit Court judge’s 60-day injunction barring the mayor from using emergency authority to take down Confederate statues.

Tease photo

Help for women in addiction to expand with new CARITAS center in South Side

In a bit more than two months, Richmond will have a new shelter and treatment center for women struggling with addiction and homelessness.

Tease photo

Chief Smith embraces police reform, but wants to control it from the catbird seat

New Richmond Police Chief Gerald M. Smith is raising a yellow caution flag for those pushing to reform the department and support budget cuts to “defund the police.”

Tease photo

Federal report condemns state failure to intervene in special education compliance

For more than four years, former schoolteacher Kandise Lucas has repeatedly condemned the Virginia Department of Education for its alleged failure to intervene against schools in the Richmond area and across the state that are denying special needs children a free and appropriate public education — most notably African-American children.

Tease photo

Child care a major issue as RPS officials grapple with reopening plan

A 3-foot change could help working parents — most notably single mothers — keep their jobs or avoid the cost of expensive day care.

Tease photo

IRS filing shows Monroe Park Conservancy running deficit

Does a nonprofit group authorized by City Hall to manage Monroe Park need a bailout?

Tease photo

New law gives teeth to Richmond’s gun ban

Remember when a group of gun toters invaded City Hall to protest gun controls and jangled nerves at a City Council meeting as they filled the seats?

Tease photo

Utility giants abandon natural gas pipeline plans

The rural tranquility of Union Hill — a community that newly freed slaves built in Buckingham County after the Civil War — is no longer facing disturbance from a giant, noisy natural gas compressor.

Tease photo

Remnants of the Confederacy

The statue of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, the last of the four city-owned Confederate statues on Monument Avenue, was taken down and moved to storage Tuesday

The former capital of the Confederacy has largely been wiped clean of the racist statuary that has long dominated the landscape.

Tease photo

Virginia Ready launches new job training program with community colleges, bonuses

Get trained for a high-paying job, network with companies that are seeking to fill thousands of vacant positions and earn a $1,000 bonus. That’s the promise of a new Virginia Ready, that launched Monday.

Tease photo

Richmond Justice Center begins COVID-19 testing

More than three months after the coronavirus pandemic began, the Richmond City Justice Center is conducting its first mass testing of inmates, deputies and staff for COVID-19.

Tease photo

Four mayoral candidates endorse Shockoe Bottom slavery memorial park

For more than five years, Ana Edwards, her husband, Phil Wilayto, and other supporters have vigorously lobbied City Hall to transform parking lots in Shockoe Bottom into a memorial park to remember and honor the enslaved who were once bought and sold like cattle in the area.

Tease photo

Gun rights advocates holding rally and march Saturday in Downtown

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Richmond this Saturday for a protest at the State Capitol against perceived injustice— new gun control laws that went into effect Wednesday, July 1.

Tease photo

New Police Chief Gerald Smith greeted with eventful first day

For Gerald M. Smith, the first day as Richmond’s new police chief was anything but routine.

Tease photo

Foundation poised with cash to purchase Woodland Cemetery

The Evergreen Restoration Foundation has raised the $50,000 needed to purchase Woodland Cemetery, a historic African-American cemetery in Henrico County that is the burial ground of Arthur Ashe Jr., the Richmond-born tennis great and humanitarian.

Tease photo

July 4th fireworks in Richmond, Chesterfield

The nation will turn 244 years old on Saturday, July 4, but many of the traditional holiday events and fireworks spectaculars have been eliminated because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tease photo

VSU outlines cuts to absorb $26M deficit

Financially troubled Virginia State University appears to be on track to fill a $26 million hole in the 2020-21 budget, although at least half of the solution appears to be temporary patches that will last only one year.

Tease photo

Gone!

After more than 100 years, the statue of Confederate ‘Stonewall’ Jackson on Monument Avenue comes down

Goodbye, “Stonewall” Jackson.

Tease photo

Under fire

Calls grow for Interim Chief Blackwell to resign after word of his fatal 2002 officer-involved shooting

Interim Richmond Police Chief William V. “Jody” Blackwell is supposed to be the right person to focus on “necessary public safety reform, healing and trust building within the community.”

Tease photo

City attorney cautions officials against any emergency order to remove Confederate statues

Calls for City Hall to remove the last three city-owned Confederate statues on Monument Avenue before people are injured or killed trying to pull them down appeared to die this week after Interim City Attorney Haskell C. Brown III cautioned that city officials and any contractors hired to do the work could face felony charges.

Tease photo

Home health workers often overlooked in state COVID-19 protection efforts

Ever since the COVID-19 emergency was declared in March, the state has pushed a well-publicized effort to get masks, gowns and other protective gear for doctors, nurses and other health care workers in hospitals and nursing homes.

Tease photo

Sen. Jennifer McClellan announces her candidacy for governor

After 15 years in the General Assembly, Sen. Jennifer L. Mc- Clellan wants to play a bigger role in shaping state policy.

Tease photo

City Council starts process to rename Lee Bridge and other Confederate memorials

Legal tangles continue to block removal of state-owned statues honoring Confederate Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue and in the State Capitol.

Tease photo

Music educator and band director John H. Scott Jr. dies at 59

As a young man, John Henry Scott Jr. loved playing the trumpet in marching bands in high school and college.

Tease photo

Rep. McEachin handily wins Democratic primary contest

Richmond voters joined others in the 4th Congressional District in supporting Rep. A. Donald McEachin for a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tease photo

City sets up $6M eviction assistance plan to aid during COVID-19

Janice Lacy had a job she loved transporting elderly and disabled people. But then COVID-19 hit and she was laid off in mid-March after the state of emergency was declared.

Tease photo

City voter registrar to host June 22 ‘Drive Up, Drop Off!’

Early voting in Richmond is jumping in popularity ahead of the Tuesday, June 23, party primary, and city Voter Registrar Kirk Showalter is taking an extra step to ensure mail-in ballots get counted.

Tease photo

VSU facing possible $26M deficit, enrollment drop

Virginia State University has become a prime example of the financial hits historically black colleges and universities are taking because of the coronavirus.

Tease photo

40 candidates throwing hat in ring for City Council, School Board seats

Contests are shaping up in Richmond for seven City Council seats and six School Board seats.

Tease photo

Washington NFL team to skip training in Richmond

Following a decision from the National Football League, the Washington pro football team will not be traveling to Richmond to train in late July and early August.

Tease photo

Booted out

After days of protests and videos of police tear-gassing and pepper-spraying peaceful crowds, Richmond Police Chief Will Smith was asked to resign Tuesday by Mayor Levar M. Stoney

A year ago, new Richmond Police Chief Will Smith was extolled as the best thing since sliced bread when it came to leading 754 sworn officers in the fight against crime.

Tease photo

GRTC to offer free rides through June 2021

GRTC, which eliminated fares in March, will continue free rides on the Pulse bus rapid transit system, regular buses and CARE vans through at least June 30, 2021. For now, riders still will be required to wear face coverings.

Tease photo

SCC bans most utility cutoffs until Aug. 31

Virginians who have fallen far behind in paying their electric bills have gained a two-month reprieve from disconnections.

Tease photo

Court hearing Thursday on Confederate statue removal

Can Gov. Ralph S. Northam use his authority to remove the huge, state-owned statue of traitorous and slavery-defending Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue?

Tease photo

State Supreme Court halts evictions through June 29

At least 1,349 households in Richmond and hundreds more around the state have a three-week reprieve from eviction proceedings as the state prepares to roll out a rent relief program.

Tease photo

Plans shape up for developments in Gilpin Court area

The Stallings family is preparing to go even bigger on developing its property in Gilpin Court, which lies north of Interstate 95 in Downtown and is best known for the public housing community.

Tease photo

Internet radio stations flourish locally from the comfort of home

Homes in South Richmond have quietly been turned into radio stations that broadcast music and other offerings to thousands of listeners.

Tease photo

City launches aid efforts to help businesses damaged in protests

Recovery help is on the way for Richmond businesses damaged by vandals during the local protests over a white Minneapolis police officer’s killing of George Floyd.

Prev