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Mayor Dwight Jones

Former Mayor Dwight C. Jones departed City Hall at the end of 2016, but his final actions in office are still looming over his successor and the new Richmond City Council. more

Jan 23, 2017 4:30 PM Politics 1 Comments

Outgoing Mayor Dwight C. Jones touts achievements but leaves a complicated legacy. more

Dec 28, 2016 11:28 AM News

Mayor Dwight C. Jones, leaders from the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority and alumni of the old Armstrong High School gathered on Monday afternoon to mark the beginning of the long-awaited East End redevelopment project. more

Oct 31, 2016 5:15 PM News

This Halloween, instead of throwing up your hands and appearing as a lumberjack for the third year in a row, switch it up. more

Oct 28, 2016 8:00 AM , NEWS & FEATURES

The city is moving forward with the commemoration of the Lumpkin’s Jail site, Mayor Dwight C. Jones told a crowd of several hundred onlookers gathered in Shockoe Bottom on Monday morning for a kickoff ceremony. more

Oct 10, 2016 6:15 PM News

Joe Morrissey may be Richmond’s next mayor, but the city’s “real first black mayor”? Not a chance. more

Oct 10, 2016 2:26 PM Politics 1 Comments

Work on a statue honoring trailblazer Maggie Walker gets underway downtown. more

Sep 29, 2016 6:10 PM News

Richmond has missed out on a federal grant that would have jump-started an ambitious plan to overhaul the Creighton Court public housing complex in the city’s East End. more

Sep 29, 2016 4:30 PM News 1 Comments

The revamp of downtown's Kanawha Plaza nears completion. more

Sep 2, 2016 3:40 PM News

Michelle Mosby pitches continuity and council experience in her bid for Richmond mayor. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:30 AM Politics

Mayoral candidate Jon Baliles, a City Council member who worked under former and current mayors L. Douglas Wilder and Dwight C. Jones, says, “We need somebody down at City Hall with experience and judgment to get the city turned around.” more

Aug 26, 2016 8:30 AM Politics

For decades the city steered its poorest African-American residents to dense housing projects. Now, it’s launching a massive plan to repair the damage inflicted upon families in a community where good intentions aren’t enough. more

Jul 28, 2016 10:35 AM Features 3 Comments

When budget cuts hand you overgrown parks and medians, hold a festival! more

Jul 21, 2016 11:39 AM News 1 Comments

Six times Virginia was exactly like the eastern garter snake more

May 26, 2016 10:13 AM News

A new rehabilitation hospital is in the works and the city of Richmond wants to raise public awareness of Zika virus more

May 12, 2016 2:00 AM Health

Baseball may be staying on the Boulevard – but there’s a catch. more

Apr 26, 2016 4:20 AM News

Mayor Dwight C. Jones on Friday morning rebuked Richmond City Council members who have put forth amendments to his budget proposal that would allocate additional funding for Richmond Public Schools. more

Apr 15, 2016 12:00 PM News 2 Comments

An outpouring of support for increased funding to city schools has dominated Richmond’s budget discussions. However, the city may not be in such a tenuous spot had state lawmakers not tweaked education funding formulas during the economic recession. more

Apr 14, 2016 4:00 PM Education 2 Comments

The proposed closures would save $3 million for the division, which is working to close an $18 million funding shortfall in the wake of Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ proposed budget. more

Apr 5, 2016 10:00 AM News

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