Jeremy M. Lazarus

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James River Park System now part of the Old Growth Forest Network

One of the Richmond region’s favorite parks has become part of an exclusive club, the Old Growth Forest Network, it has been announced.

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Moving on up or out? Mayor Stoney submits to City Council $1.5B Coliseum replacement and Downtown development plan

Five months ago, Mayor Levar M. Stoney was singing the revenue blues as he introduced his latest budget. He told city residents that revenue was growing too slowly to keep up with the overwhelming demand for resources, and without a major increase in the property tax, the city couldn’t adequately address major challenges ranging from fixing city streets to funding public education and replacing worn-out police cars and fire trucks. Mayor Stoney now has changed his tune as he introduces his long-awaited grand development plan for Downtown.

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Coliseum referendum hearing slated for Aug. 15

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Joi Jeter Taylor will determine next week if Richmond voters will have a say on the proposed $1.5 billion Coliseum project that Mayor Levar M. Stoney is asking Richmond City Council to approve.

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Local organization part of federal suit challenging EPA's new lead standards

A Richmond woman who has fought to end lead contamination in homes and drinking water in the metro area is taking on the Trump administration for allegedly undermining the regulation of the health-damaging metal.

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Chesterfield apartment complex to change rental policy under discrimination settlement

An apartment complex in Chesterfield County has agreed to change its blanket ban on renting to people with criminal records after being hit on June 4 with a federal lawsuit challenging the policy as a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.

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$6M: Richmond spending much more than Chesterfield on new schools

Richmond apparently will spend at least $6 million more on building two new elementary schools than Chesterfield County is having to pay, according an update report the Joint Construction Team provided to the city School Board Monday night.

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Church merger leads to new roles for Rev. Whitehead, Dr. Cardwell

After 25 years at the helm of New Canaan International Church that he founded in Eastern Henrico County, minister and educator Dr. Owen C. Cardwell, 72, has passed the pastoral baton to a younger protégé, the Rev. Dwayne E. Whitehead.

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Sources: Mayor Stoney to advance Coliseum project for Downtown

The grand, but still stalled $1.4 billion plan to replace the now-closed Richmond Coliseum and potentially create thousands of new jobs is supposed to include development of nearly 3,000 affordable and market- rate apartments.

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REAL LIFE opens women's home for recovering addicts released from jail

Three single women now have a stable place to stay as they continue their recovery from the addictions that sent them to jail and left them homeless. The women are the first tenants of a group home opened this week by the nonprofit organization REAL LIFE.

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4 more candidates announce for 5th District City Council race

Four more candidates have jumped into the race to replace 5th District City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto, who has announced he will resign Nov. 30 as a result of moving out of the district.

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