Thursday, November 21, 2019

Richmond

Chief Magnus: Year-to-date Richmond crime down in nearly all categories

Police blotter: Children witness gun incident

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of threatening his girlfriend with a gun in front of her three children Monday morning, according to the Richmond Police Department. Officers responded to the first block of...
Grand jury offers harsh critique on Richmond Housing Authority

Housing Authority executive grilled at City Council

Residents sounded off at the City Council meeting Tuesday about the deplorable conditions in Richmond's public housing. Tenants are complaining of bugs, rodents, mold, plumbing issues and a host of other problems at the Hacienda...

Richmond cop honored for rescuing sex slave

Veteran Richmond police Officer Mitch Peixoto received a commendation Tuesday for rescuing a 27-year-old woman who had been her biological father's sex slave since age 13. On Aug. 16, 2012, the victim showed up at...
Kennedy High students to receive free one-on-one writing instruction starting Friday.

Grant gives more Richmond students access to tutors

Students at Kennedy High School now have an opportunity to develop their academic writing skills with help from a new $100,000 grant, according to an article in For Richmond. The grant awarded to Richmond ESC...

2Chainz offers shoutout after Richmond visit

Rapper 2Chainz was reportedly in Richmond on Monday in order to shoot a music video. Richmond residents shared pictures of the hip hop star's visit on their Twitter accounts. 2Chainz also took to Twitter to...
Residents of Richmond's 'uninhabitable' Hacienda will soon relocate

City manager blasts report on housing authority

In a letter responding to a scathing investigative story about the Richmond Housing Authority, City Manager Bill Lindsay claims the report contains "many significant factual inaccuracies" but also admits it raises red flags that...
Grand jury offers harsh critique on Richmond Housing Authority

Richmond Housing Authority under fire

A critical report about the Richmond Housing Authority and its executive director Tim Jones is not surprisingly catching the attention of Richmond City Council. The extensive investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting, in partnership with...
Community View: Illegal dumping along section of Richmond Greenway 'out of control'

It’s your turn to talk, Richmond

Your chance to be heard is right here and now, Richmond. Community members are encouraged to submit opinions and views on Richmond-related topics for the Richmond Standard's Community Views section. The section is where residents, merchants...
Richmond blighted properites could get rehabbed through social impact bonds.

Blighted Richmond buildings set for major rehab

Buildings that have reportedly been sources of blight in Richmond neighborhoods might soon get facelifts. On Tuesday, City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposal to spend $86,795 for an extensive renovation on the...

CIR, poets release videos critical of Richmond housing projects

Three Richmond poets who were tapped to work with the Center for Investigative Reporting on illustrating failures of Richmond housing projects came up with the compelling video below. Writers DeAndre Evans, William Hartfield-Peoples and Donte...

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