Former Highland Park church to become affordable housing

A derelict church building on North Side is headed for conversion into 76 apartments. The new apartments would replace the long vacant former Mizpah Presbyterian Church in the 1200 block of East Brookland Park Boulevard near the Six Points intersection ...

John Marshall High wins state basketball championship

The best may be yet to come for the John Marshall High School basketball team. Tall, talented and boasting of having almost everything but seniors, the team strolled to the 3A state basketball championship title last Friday, routing Western Albemarle ...

VCU center developing master plan for historic Evergreen Cemetery

Richmond’s biggest university is taking a role in restoring the historic, but neglected Evergreen Cemetery. The Enrichmond Foundation, the new owner of the 127-year-old African-American cemetery, has hired the center for Urban and Regional Analysis in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wilder ...

Confederate group calls for more rebel statues in Richmond

As the city of Richmond grapples with whether to remove the statues to Confederates from Monument Avenue, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is calling for more to be built — with signs putting them in context to be placed at ...

General Assembly adjourns with special session planned on Medicaid expansion

The Virginia General Assembly’s 2018 session came to a close on Saturday but remained divided over the state budget and Medicaid expansion, forcing a special session to resolve its differences.

Proposed city budget includes $900,000 boost for GRTC

As construction is taking place on Richmond’s new bus rapid-transit system, City Hall is proposing to boost the GRTC subsidy to cover operating losses after July 1.


Hundreds of Richmond area students joined their peers across the country and walked out of classrooms at 10 a.m. Wednesday to demand stricter gun laws in a national show of unity and solidarity one month after the bloody massacre that ...

ACLU urges no penalty for students in March 14 walkout

Students from Richmond, Va., to Richmond, Calif., are poised to take part in a 17-minute walkout from schools at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14.

City vehicle registration fee headed to Attorney General

Richmond’s $33 annual vehicle registration fee for cars and $38 fee for trucks are the maximum allowed by law, according to City Attorney Allen L. Jackson.

City tax relief applications due April 2

Applications are due Monday, April 2, for the city’s Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled Program. Qualifying elderly and disabled Richmond residents can have their annual real estate tax bill reduced, depending on their household income.

Stoney fills 3 posts at City Hall

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney has filled three key posts at City Hall.

Hundreds urge support for Medicaid expansion in Va.

Under the shadow of the Bell Tower on Capitol Square, hundreds of people from across Virginia rallied on a rainy day last week in support of a state budget that would expand Medicaid to about 400,000 low-income residents.

City Council poised to revive Human Relations Commission

Richmond soon could have a new Human Relations Commission as a platform to hear and investigate residents’ complaints about bias, bigotry and discrimination in areas ranging from race and religion to gender orientation, disability and pregnancy.

City School Board reviewing Patrick Henry’s charter for renewal

Parents connected with the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts must wait another 10 days or so to learn whether their children’s elementary charter school will be open for the 2018-19 school year.

General Assembly approves city charter change for school modernization

By Jeremy M. Lazarus 40-0 in the state Senate.