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Support those who support us

It is important that the community supports and stands behind The Market@25th.

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Flying Squirrels going Hollywood with ‘Movies in the Outfield’ at The Diamond

With the baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus, The Diamond will take on a new look on Thursday and Saturday nights this summer by showing family films beach-blanket style on the field.

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Local designer ties down sneaker line

Sneakers have gone from the basketball court to the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Forget paying $75 to $130 for a pair bearing Michael Jordan’s name. Think, instead, of shelling out $500 to $1,200 for a pair of sneakers from Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace or other renowned fashion houses.

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Child care a major issue as RPS officials grapple with reopening plan

A 3-foot change could help working parents — most notably single mothers — keep their jobs or avoid the cost of expensive day care.

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City Council slated to vote April 9 on remote meetings

City Council is to take its final step Thursday, April 9, to enable online meetings that would include a method to allow the public to submit comments.

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Name change coming for Washington NFL and Cleveland MLB teams?

More than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force the Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately.

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The Market @ 25th working to build success

The opening of The Market @ 25th last April was marked with great fanfare, Armstrong High School’s marching band, a balloon release and high hopes for a community known for being a food desert.

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Hanover School Board turnaround orders Confederate signs down by Sept. 7

The Hanover County School Board did an abrupt and unexplained about-face Tuesday night and voted 6-1 to remove the signs from two schools named for Confederate leaders before Sept. 7.

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Telehealth grows during pandemic as safe way to confer with health professionals

Richmonder Melissa Hanson survived a vicious assault, but she still lives with the physical damage, mental scars and post-traumatic stress disorder. Like many people needing mental health therapy, Ms. Hanson found the pandemic disrupted her ability to meet with her caseworker three times a week and to get help with errands such as grocery shopping.

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City rent and mortgage assistance program to get additional $8M in federal funds

City Hall will pump an additional $8 million into a rent and mortgage assistance program in a bid to help hundreds of strug- gling Richmond families avoid eviction.

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Richmond comes alive with holiday events

Richmond will turn on the holiday lights this week and welcome Santa to Downtown to officially launch the celebration of the season.

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President Obama’s memoir off to record-setting sales start

Former President Barack Obama’s memoir, “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the United States and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history.

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14 candidates make Dems presidential primary ballot in Va

All 14 Democrats who filed to run in Virginia’s March 3 Democratic presidential primary made the ballot, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.

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Answers to COVID-19 questions

With eligibility for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine expanded to children ages 12 to 15, and updates to mask mandates nationally and statewide, the Free Press has gathered answers from experts to common questions about these new developments:

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RPS ramping up online learning

Distance learning via computers soon could become more robust for public school students in Richmond while schools are closed.

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Family Easter at Maymont and Easter on Parade highlight season this weekend

Two of Richmond’s most popular seasonal events are being held this weekend — the Dominion Energy Family Easter at Maymont on Saturday, April 20, and Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue on Sunday, April 21.

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Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

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Hair discrimination alive and well by Julianne Malveaux

Andrew Johnson, a high school wrestler, was forced to submit to the humiliating act of having his dreadlocks shorn or have his New Jersey team forfeit their match to the opposing team. A gleeful white woman seemed too pleased to invade the young man’s person, and his team won, but at what price? When this happened in December 2018, there was a national outcry and the referee was suspended.

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2013 Little League phenom now helping Hampon U. to victory

Mo’ne Davis, who became famous pitching a baseball, is now making her mark on the college softball diamond.

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Utility giants abandon natural gas pipeline plans

The rural tranquility of Union Hill — a community that newly freed slaves built in Buckingham County after the Civil War — is no longer facing disturbance from a giant, noisy natural gas compressor.