Jeremy Lazarus

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City lawyers deny allegations in fired employee’s lawsuit

City Hall is asking a federal court to dismiss a terminated employee’s lawsuit that accuses the city of failing to pay overtime and also of violating the federal Family Medical Leave Act in firing her when she was forced to stay home to care for two sick children.

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Kamras calls for tax hike to support schools

More money, please. That’s the call from Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras.

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City Council committee delays action on Arthur Ashe Boulevard, other items

City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray, 2nd District, hit the pause button on her proposal to rename the Boulevard for Arthur Ashe to honor the late Richmond-born tennis great and renowned humanitarian. Saying she wanted to “provide more time for dialogue,” Ms. Gray secured a 60-day delay until Tuesday, Dec. 18, before the plan is to be considered by the Richmond City Council’s Land Use, Housing and Transportation Committee.

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Richmond Circuit Court clears way for ballot initiative on schools vs. Coliseum

The Richmond Circuit Court this week cleared the way for political strategist Paul Goldman to launch a challenge to a brewing $1.2 billion proposal to replace the 47-year-old Richmond Coliseum.

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City continues to grow rainy day fund, but no interest earned

City Council is poised to exceed its policy goal for saving taxpayer dollars. The result makes it likely that council will lock up millions of extra dollars in the city’s rainy day fund that could be used for improving services.

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PTA president lives in Henrico, but keeps children in RPS

Every school day, Chastity R. Hise or her husband, James R. Hise, drives the 3 miles from their home to drop their two children off at Linwood Holton Elementary School in the city’s North Side. And at the end of the day, one of the Hises is there to drive the children home.

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Lost cause

Richmond City Council rejects resolution requesting General Assembly approval for authority over city’s Confederate monuments

The racist Confederate past has maintained its stranglehold on Richmond’s future.

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CARE van drivers again reject latest contract offer

Unionized CARE van drivers have rejected the latest contract offer from First Transit, the company that operates GRTC’s door-to-door service for the elderly and disabled.

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Public sentiment divided on renaming the Boulevard for Arthur Ashe

Call it a preview of the coming fireworks over a proposal to rename the historic West End street now simply known as the Boulevard in honor of Arthur Ashe Jr., the late great Richmond-born tennis star and humanitarian.

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Goldman to pursue new City Charter change

Should Richmond’s top priority be modernizing obsolete public school buildings or replacing the 47-year-old Richmond Coliseum? Veteran political strategist Paul Goldman wants to give city voters the opportunity to weigh in on that issue.

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