RPS officials fail to explain faulty, fluctuating graduation figures

There has been a sudden surge in the number of students graduating from Richmond Public Schools — and not just from Armstrong High School. RPS officials this week are reporting that 963 seniors received their diplomas during recent graduation ceremonies ...

New Coliseum plan to launch Monday?

Will this be the City Council meeting at which Mayor Levar M. Stoney introduces ordinances on the Richmond Coliseum replacement plan?

Ambition, urgency at Democrats’ gala

It was a night of big plans and high stakes last Saturday as nearly 1,800 Virginia and national Democrats, including two presidential hopefuls, gathered at Richmond’s Main Street Station for the political party’s annual Blue Commonwealth Gala fundraiser.

Technical problem thwarts court case to remove Agelasto from office

Fifth District City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto gained a reprieve Tuesday from an effort to immediately remove him from the city’s governing body. Richmond Circuit Court Judge W. Reilly Marchant refused on Tuesday to consider a former councilman’s request for ...

Candidates throwing hats into ring for 5th District seat

The first candidates have begun to emerge in the race to succeed Parker C. Agelasto as the 5th District representative on Richmond City Council.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Virginia’s redrawn House of Delegates districts

Virginia voters and candidates now can have full confidence in the boundaries of the redrawn House of Delegate districts ahead of the Nov. 5 general election to fill the 100 seats.

Job fairs set

Richmond job seekers may find employment with two large, back-to-back job fairs.

Free summer meals sites available throughout Richmond area

Now that school is out for the summer, where can families find free breakfast and lunch for their students who enjoyed such meals when classes were in session?

RPS officials offer free bus service in bid to boost preschool enrollment

Free bus transportation. That’s the carrot the Richmond School Board is offering in a bid to boost enrollment in its shrinking preschool program called the Virginia Preschool Initiative, or VPI.

RPS whistleblower to be moved to another school

A Spanish teacher who blew the whistle on student grade-changing by officials at Lucille Brown Middle School in Richmond will not be fired.

Cityscape-former Armstrong High School site

Call it a brand new look for the site of the former Armstrong High School in the 1600 block of North 31st Street in the East End, where these nearly complete apartments now line the street.

Upset: Challenger ‘Joe’ Morrissey garners Petersburg support to handily beat incumbent Sen. Rosalyn Dance in Tuesday’s primary

Challenger Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey, proving tougher and more resilient than his critics anticipated, cruised Tuesday to a surprisingly easy victory over incumbent state Sen. Rosalyn R. Dance of Petersburg in a Democratic primary election.

Other Richmond area primary victors

Around the state, the wave of primary contests included a Northern Virginia thriller in which the Senate’s top Democrat was almost unseated. Sen. Richard L. “Dick” Saslaw, 79, of Fairfax County, ended up edging two women challengers by about 500 ...

Henrico’s Thornton, Gregory win primary contests

Frank J. Thornton, who has represented the Fairfield District on the Henrico County Board of Supervisors since 1995, handily won a Democratic primary challenge Tuesday with 64 percent of the vote. Mr. Thornton, 76, won the Democratic nod by outpacing ...

Top of the class

Richmond Public Schools is turning out scholars. The highest-achieving students in the Class of 2019 at each of the city’s high schools were celebrated at the annual Valedictorian Luncheon held May 30 at the Science Museum of Virginia. Theme for ...