18 out of 44

The good news: 18 of Richmond’s 44 public schools — 41 percent — are fully accredited based on relatively high student pass rates on state Standards of Learning tests. That’s an increase from last year’s 17 accredited schools, according to ...

Candidates address education, Confederate statues at NAACP forum

The major party candidates seeking to become Virginia’s next governor offered different visions for Virginia’s public education system at a candidates’ forum hosted Sept. 7 by several state NAACP branches. At the forum held at Virginia Union University, Democratic Lt. ...

Black History Museum board calls for Confederate statue removal

The Confederate statues on Richmond’s Monument Avenue should go. That sentiment was expressed by the board of directors of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in a letter submitted last week to the Free Press.


Every day since Sunday, Takeila Knight has held her own personal vigil outside the Gilpin Court apartment of her stepbrother, Marvin Christopher “Pee Wee” Eley, 26, one of the four people killed early Sunday morning in a horrific spate of ...

Tall grass can net fine in Richmond

Richmond City Hall is imposing a $50 fine on any property owner who lets his or her grass reach 12 inches or taller. The fines can reach a hefty $200 for those who let it happen again, and ultimately could ...

GRTC rerouting buses along Broad Street

Alert to bus riders: GRTC has started rerouting buses off nearly a 1-mile stretch of Broad Street in Downtown during construction of stations for Pulse, the bus rapid transit system.

McEachin, Kaine host info session

Congressman A. Donald McEachin and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine are co-hosting a Service Academy Day information session for high school students and their parents.

City Hall to state auditor: No way city on brink of $ distress

No way could this be correct. That is City Hall’s response to a finding by the state auditor of public accounts that Richmond is one of five localities — including Bristol, Petersburg and two unidentified counties — that are facing ...

School Board member resigns

The Richmond School Board now has eight members following the unexpected resignation of Nadine Marsh-Carter. Ms. Marsh-Carter, who represented the 7th District that includes Church Hill, East End and Fulton, submitted her resignation in a letter the board received on ...

RPS opens with shortage of 54 teachers

Richmond Public Schools started the new school year short 54 full-time teachers, including 23 special education teachers, according to interim Superintendent Thomas E. “Tommy” Kranz.

Richmond Crusade to hold candidates forums

Want to learn more about the Richmond candidates on the November ballot? The Richmond Crusade for Voters is hosting free public forums next week to allow voters to get to know the candidates seeking office in the city, it has ...

Norrell gym open again for recreation

Recreation programs are again taking place in the former A.V. Norrell Elementary School on North Side. The building is used now mostly as office space for Richmond Public School’s security department and drivers’ education program.

Fresh start for first day

Before the first students arrived Tuesday at George Mason Elementary School, Principal Rose Ferguson walked the halls and the playground in Church Hill, and then checked with teachers and support staff to make sure everything was ready. More than 400 ...

NAACP to host gubernatorial forum Sept. 7 at VUU

A coalition of groups, including several NAACP leaders, is hosting a statewide NAACP gubernatorial forum between candidates Ralph S. Northam, a Democrat, and Ed Gillespie, a Republican.

Public comment sought on new location for police stables

Glenwood Burley once again is seeking the public’s help for Richmond Police. This time, the retired police officer wants people to offer their views on a site for a new regional stable for police horses. The new site would replace ...