RRHA gets REAL about reducing gun violence

A crime-reduction initiative that Mayor Levar M. Stoney has spurned apparently will come to Richmond after all. The city’s housing authority is partnering with the nonprofit REAL LIFE to implement the same initiative in Richmond that is credited with dramatically ...

Winter shelter’s opening may be delayed

A planned 150-bed winter shelter for Richmond’s homeless population may not open until Dec. 1, or well after freezing temperatures could hit the city, it has been learned.

Early voting begins Sept. 22

The next election is the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and early voting for this election begins tomorrow and ends Nov. 4.

VCU names Faye Belgrave as vice president, chief diversity officer

Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., a respected scholar, author and equity advocate, has been named vice president and chief diversity officer at Virginia Commonwealth University, effective Oct. 23.

Richmond employees gain new benefits

In a bid to ramp up retention of current workers and recruiting of new workers to fill hundreds of vacancies, City Hall plans to improve benefits offered to employees in the area of workforce training and home purchase assistance. Topping ...

RPS approves changes in selection process for three high schools

In an effort to enable more underprivileged students to attend Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Richmond Community High School and Open High, the Richmond School Board approved changes for admissions to those schools on Monday.

RPS names new leadership at McClenney and Overby-Sheppard elementaries

Richmond Public Schools recently announced two new interim principals.

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:

Family of Irvo Otieno agrees to $8.5M settlement

The family of a man who died while handcuffed and pinned to the floor for about 11 minutes as he was being admitted to a Virginia psychiatric hospital has reached an $8.5 million settlement with the state and the county ...

New agreement appears to move forward Diamond District, stadium

A breakthrough in negotiations has put the $2.4 billion Diamond District deal back on track, the Free Press has learned.

Virginia Organizing challenges Youngkin’s voting rights move

The Charlottesville-based grassroots group Virginia Organizing plans to lead a public march and protest in Richmond at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, to protest Republican Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin’s rollback of the virtually automatic restoration of voting rights for released ...

Report details City jail stabbing

The dangers at the Richmond City Justice Center were re-emphasized Monday when one prisoner repeatedly stabbed another in the head around 6 a.m. Monday as breakfast was being served, according to internal reports the Free Press obtained.

Community festival with a focus on health

VCU’s Massey Cancer is throwing an open-to-everyone family-friendly carnival from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St.

New plans in place for 2 Richmond cemeteries

Richmond is getting a thumbs up from the community for its plan to take over the historic Evergreen and East End cemeteries on the city’s East Side, but only if volunteer groups are kept in the loop.

Run Richmond 2023 is a race for Black history

RUN RICHMOND 16.19, the cultural running and walking event hosted by the Djimon Hounsou Foundation in collaboration with the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia and Sports Backers takes place Sept. 30.