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'What is your wish for the new year?'

As we ring in 2020, many people are looking forward to the new year with a sense of hope and increased opportunity. The Richmond Free Press took to the street to ask Richmond area residents: “What is

Interviews and photos by Ronald E. Carrington/Richmond Free Press | 1/2/2020, 6 a.m.
As we ring in 2020, many people are looking forward to the new year with a sense of hope and ...

Janene McQuay, 74, The Fan, retired: “Peace on earth and calmness in the United States. That’s a lot.”

Alonzo Washington, 57, Highland Park: “My wish for the new year is for God to continue to change things and make life better as we walk in His world. As the world is being challenged right now, I hope God will give us and our leaders strength to make a great difference in this world.”

Eric Damon, 30, Church Hill, manufacturing technician: “I want peace, love and happiness for everybody.”

Jalique Tinsley, 25, The Fan, interior design assistant: “I wish for the new year that everyone is happy.”

Brenda Woodson, 57, accounting supervisor: “I wish for 2020 to have more love, more peace and more understanding among all races and all economic levels. I just want all of us to get along and look out for those that are less fortunate, as well as thank God for every day that we are on Earth.”

Charlie Collins, 85, East End, retired military: “I would like to see fewer guns on the street in our society.”

Gayland Alexander Chapel, 23, North Side: “My hope for the new year is prosperity for everyone.”

Peter Cashwell, 56, South Side, Richmond Public Schools teacher: “My wish for the new year is a change in the White House.”

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