Is there money in the city budget to prevent school closures? Richmond City Council members are trying to find more money for city schools as they look at options to shut down at least eight Richmond city schools to make up for an 18-million dollar budget shortfall. At Monday night’s meeting in council chambers, some […]

Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones appoints the city’s new police chief during a press conference at City Hall yesterday. Veteran officer Alfred Durham will take over the post next week. Chief Durham replaces the retiring Ray Tarasovic who will exit the post later this month. Al Durham retired from the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department in October of […]

Will Richmonders support new economic development plans for Shockoe Bottom and the Boulevard? According to Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, the new revitalization project will generate 187-million dollars in new tax revenue and create 1,000 jobs. The ballpark site will be located at 17th and 18th streets with parking available at 14th, 15th and Franklin Streets. […]

Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones has announced a new partnership for the city. The Mayor’s Youth Academy (MYA) is partnering with Kings Dominion providing up to 100 jobs for city youth, ages 16-19. The selected participants will begin working at the amusement park in April 2013. GRTC is on board to operate shuttles services to and from Kings […]


Via: By Will Jones The Richmond Police Department spent $333,633 last year to provide 24-hour security for Mayor Dwight C. Jones. The total reflects a substantial reduction — 59 percent — from the $816,260 spent in fiscal 2007-2008 on protection for then-Mayor L. Douglas Wilder, according to information released after a request under the […]