Boulevard Renaming to Be Continued

Richmond City Council will seek more input from residents before moving forward with the ordinance to rename the street in honor of Arthur Ashe

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Leave the Boulevard alone!

Arthur Ashe was a great man, no question about that. However, his only 'real' connection with the Boulevard comes from the Arthur Ashe Center and the fact that Monument crosses over Boulevard.

When growing up, his family lived in a groundskeeper cottage located at Brookfield Park, and that is where he played Tennis. That park, now replaced with the Main USPS office for the Richmond area, is next to Chamberlayne Ave. (which turns into Belvidere and then into Jefferson Davis Highway). No attempts have been made to rename any parts of that road, despite the fact that it would be more appropriate.

Wolfie 143 days ago

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