Mayor Dwight Jones

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 Field Notes: 2016 Elections 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

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 Field Notes: 2016 Elections

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 Field Notes: 2016 Elections

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 2 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

A presentation on the region's poverty and what Richmond is doing about it takes an unexpected — and revealing — emotional turn. more

Mar 27, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

Richmond City Council and the Richmond School Board met Monday as the school district grapples with an $18 million shortfall for the upcoming year. more

Mar 14, 2016 4:00 PM News


photo by Ash Daniel

Facing a likely $18 million shortfall for the upcoming school year, Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dana Bedden delivered in his annual “State of RPS” address an urgent call to fully fund the school system’s proposed budget. more

Mar 11, 2016 10:00 AM Education

Planned as a three-day festival in May, "Celebrate Jackson Ward: Past, Present and Future” aims to unify the community and bolster the historic neighborhood's resurgence through the power of art. more

Feb 25, 2016 6:05 PM Datebook

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