Roland Martin leads discussion on reimagining Richmond schools

A diverse group of over 60 Richmond area residents gathered at Sixth Baptist Church on Sunday to explore new educational possibilities for the city’s schools. The “Reimagining Education” town hall, led by journalist Roland Martin, aimed to spark discussion on …

Community Day planned as Bensley Agrihood project evolves

The Bensley Agrihood project, a proposed affordable housing development centered around an organic farm and wellness center in Chesterfield County’s Bensley neighborhood, continues to move forward despite recent zoning setbacks.

A Plunky good time

James “Plunky” Branch is an educator. A label founder. A mentor to multiple generations of instrumentalists and a founding father of the Richmond Jazz Society. His early musical travels included formative stints in San Francisco and New York, but 2024 …

Veterans care centers get new wheelchair-accessible vans

The Virginia Veterans Services Foundation and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services announced Wednesday that the Disabled American Veterans Department of Virginia has donated four specially equipped minivans to transport residents of state veterans care centers to medical appointments.

Richmond issues water advisory for James River due to sewage leak

The Virginia Department of Health has issued a recreational water advisory for a section of the James River following a sewage leak reported on July 16. The affected area stretches from the Manchester Bridge (9th Street) in Richmond to Osborne …

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

For the week ending on Saturday, July 13, confirmed hospital admissions for COVID-19 in Virginia rose 2% from the previous week, though new admissions remain low. One death associated with COVID-19 was reported statewide during that timeframe. COVID-19 wastewater levels …

McClellan delivers $1.6M for domestic violence survivors

U.S. Rep. Jennifer L. McClellan, D-Va., presented YWCA Richmond with a $1,666,279 check Tuesday to support the organization’s services for domestic violence survivors.

City proposes solar farm, meadow on former landfill site

Richmond officials are seeking public input on a proposal to convert a former landfill into the city’s first solar farm and pollinator meadow. The project, which could cover up to 30 acres in the 7th District, aims to generate renewable …

Richmond workers bring concerns to mayoral candidates

The future of labor in Richmond was the focus of a “Unions for All” mayoral forum Saturday afternoon, as members from 17 unions and labor groups came together with other local workers in the BCTGM Union Hall to bring their …

From farmland to fun land: Henrico’s Taylor Farm Park now open

A new public park spanning 99 acres opened Tuesday in Sandston, expanding Henrico County’s recreational offerings. Taylor Farm Park, located at 200 Whiteside Road, features a variety of outdoor amenities and represents a $26 million investment in community infrastructure.

Free FAFSA assistance workshops at Capital One Cafes

A local nonprofit is offering free workshops to help students complete their federal financial aid applications for college.

Diverse field emerges for City Council election

Eighteen candidates are vying for seats on the Richmond City Council in the upcoming November election. The field includes seven incumbents and 11 challengers across the city’s nine districts.

City’s investment in Confederate marker raises questions

Last year, the City of Richmond spent over $16,000 to enhance a 90-year-old Confederate marker, citing a resident’s desire to honor their ancestor.

Roland Martin leads town hall on education reform

Nationally recognized journalist and author Roland Martin will host a town hall meeting on education reform in Richmond on Sunday, July 14.

Virginia War Memorial seeks volunteers for flag removal

The Virginia War Memorial is seeking volunteers to help conclude its annual Hill of Heroes celebration, a tribute honoring nearly 12,000 Virginians who died serving their country from World War II to the present.