City Council President Cynthia I. Newbille, left, and School Board member Cheryl L. Burke facilitate the community discussion about stemming gun violence at a meeting held Feb. 24 at the Powhatan Community Center on Fulton Hill.
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Affordable day care. Better relationships with recreation and parks activities and schools. Summer jobs for teens. Mental health and first aid training. Those were some of the recommendations offered by about 60 community residents, public officials and representatives of nonprofit agencies that gathered Feb. 24 in a call to action to stem the tide of gun violence in Richmond.