Mayor Stoney jumps into governor’s race

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney, after months of hinting, this week made it official that he will be in the race for governor in 2025 and quickly began picking up endorsements.

City Charter changes approved

Among the first bills that Dr. Michael J. Jones could patron as a new member of the House of Delegates is one that would usher in changes to the City Charter, or constitution. Now the president of City Council, a ...

School Board to build new Woodville; won’t merge with Fairfield Court

The Richmond School Board plans to keep five elementary schools in operation in the East End in the face of shrinking enrollment that has left at least two schools half empty.

City School Board approves metal detectors in middle schools

In an effort to reduce weapons coming into in the schools and to ward off increased incidents of violence, Richmond Public Schools will install metal detectors in every middle school early next year.

Richmond Symphony hopes to give and receive

The Richmond Symphony will accompany “The Nutcracker,” a holiday tradition for many, at the Carpenter Theater Dec. 8-24.

VCU to celebrate fall commencement Saturday

Sethuraman Panchanathan, Ph.D., director of the National Science Foundation, will deliver the keynote address when Virginia Commonwealth University celebrates its December commencement on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Council meets to discuss Jones’ replacement in 9th District

Next Monday, Dec. 11, eight members of City Council will vote to seat a replacement for outgoing City Council President Michael J. Jones, who is headed to the House of Delegates.

VCU reflection room promotes student wellness

A new, multipurpose space on the second floor of Virginia Commonwealth University’s James Branch Cabell Library will provide students a quiet area for meditation, contemplation and prayer.

COVID-19 updates

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Woman says former executive who defrauded city also fooled her

Sharon B. Holmes is relieved that a retired senior executive in the Richmond Department of Public Works is going to prison for engineering a scheme that ripped off the department for $600,000.

Home again: VMFA returns ancient works to their countries of origin

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced Tuesday that it has deaccessioned and returned 44 works of ancient art following an investigation by the Antiquities Trafficking Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security ...

Richmond School Board decides not to publish graduation shooting report

Weeks after an external investigation into operations leading up to the June graduation mass shooting in Monroe Park was provided to Richmond Public Schools leadership, the next steps for the division are still unfolding.

Robinson triplets turn 10

A decade ago, Deirdre Harris welcomed three of her daughters, Kali’Co, Keri’Co and Koh’Co Robinson. Triplets, the girls were delivered two months prematurely by Cesarean section on Oct. 21, 2013, and required medical support.

Councilwoman hopes proposed changes to City Charter find support

Under proposed changes to the City Charter or constitution, City Council would gain new authority over housing subsidies and real estate tax relief to residents with low to moderate incomes, in addition to setting its own compensation and modi- fying ...

Richmond’s declared mayoral candidates include several business owners

Richmond voters again will have multiple choices for the next mayor of Richmond when they vote in 2024.