Jeremy Lazarus

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African dance company eyeing former Jackson Ward church building

Could the vacant former Sharon Baptist Church in Jackson Ward become a performing arts center for an African dance company and other arts groups?

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Dr. Grace E. Harris, whose leadership helped transform VCU, dies at 84

Grace Edmondson Harris was rejected when she first sought admission to what is now Virginia Commonwealth University because she was African-American.

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Dialysis transfer up in the air for Ora Lomax

Ora M. Lomax expects to be transferred to another dialysis clinic, but it won’t be DaVita Dialysis Henrico in the Brookhill Azalea Shopping Center as she first expected.

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Salsa classes may offer wider lessons

Is salsa coming to Richmond Public Schools? Attorney Brent A. Jackson is pushing to make it happen.

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Feeding schools’ budget

City Council approves 1.5% meals tax hike for schools construction

On July 1, people dining out in Richmond will pay an extra 1.5 percent in tax on their prepared meals. The projected extra $9 million in annual tax revenue will be used to repay $150 million the city plans to borrow to build up to four new schools in Church Hill and South Side to replace aging and decaying buildings.

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Richmonder takes tech talent for transportation across country

Transportation planning used to involve a lot of educated guesswork on how, when and where people drive in cities and the countryside.

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Former owner of WCLM radio settles, withdraws lawsuit

Preston T. Brown is ending his legal fight with his partners who bought the former WCLM-1450 AM radio station he co-owned and operated for 21 years.

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State auditor concludes city doesn’t need state intervention

Richmond can handle its financial problems without the state needing to hold its hand. That’s the conclusion the state auditor of public accounts reached after reviewing the city’s information on its financial operations and holding discussions with the city’s finance officials.

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Church to become regional private school for children with disabilities

A former church is about to become the new home of a regional private school that serves children with autism and other mental challenges.

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City Council vote on meals tax hike set for Feb.12

Proving more adept at corralling a majority of City Council votes on a big issue than former Mayors L. Douglas Wilder and Dwight C. Jones, Mayor Levar M. Stoney is rushing to gain quick approval of his plan to raise the city’s current 6 percent meals tax by 1.5 cents.

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