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Plan launched to rename the Boulevard for tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr.

A new effort is underway to rename the Boulevard in honor of Richmond-born humanitarian and tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. Richmond City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray said this week she plans to introduce legislation in September to change the street’s name to Arthur Ashe Boulevard.

City Council member raises host of questions on homeless plan

City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson feels caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to a proposal to create a housing services center for the homeless in a church building in South Side.

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City alleys now to receive maintenance on regular schedule

The roar of heavy equipment over a backyard fence signals the start of work on another alley. Suddenly, with little publicity, city alleys are starting to get regular attention and care.

Meeting Aug.15 on Brook Road bike lane plans

Civic leaders in North Side will get their first look at an updated City Hall plan to install bike lanes on Brook Road and reduce space for traffic to one lane in each direction.

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GRTC CEO leaving

GRTC is looking for a new leader. The search is about to begin following the sudden resignation of David Green, GRTC’s chief executive officer, less than two months after launching the new Pulse bus rapid transit system ushering in a controversial overhaul of all other GRTC bus routes.

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‘Smell of marijuana’ new police tactic?

A new police tactic is opening the door to warrantless searches of individuals, vehicles and homes. To generate the “reasonable suspicion” that courts require for police to conduct such a search, officers are claiming to smell marijuana, possession of which is still illegal in Virginia, according to defense attorneys and area residents.

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Jamie Nolan wins city Democratic Committee leadership post

The rising political influence of women is being felt in Richmond. In an unprecedented move, the reorganized Richmond City Democratic Committee elected five women to the top six leadership positions Saturday in undergoing a major shakeup.

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New city shelter for the homeless?

For the past four winters, men and women who lack shelter have streamed into the shabby and increasingly vacant Public Safety Building near City Hall to spend the night when temperatures fall below 40 degrees.

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Richmond woman rattled by incident with Henrico police

Qunita Jones knows how actor Ving Rhames felt when he was confronted at his California home by police investigating a neighbor’s call that a “large black man” was breaking in.

Work nearly complete on RRHA heating systems

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is near the finish line when it comes to repairing or replacing hundreds of apartment radiators that failed to work last winter in public housing units.

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