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In Richmond’s East End, six housing projects huddle around the Peter Paul Development Center. Then, I-64 wraps around the entire area, successfully positioned as a moat, or wall, which isolates the concentrated urban poverty from the resources of greater Richmond. In this bleak city island, poor means an average income of $8,900, says Rev. Lynne […]
Recently Richmond ranked 3rd of top tattooed cities. So what’s the scoop on tatted locals finding work in our fair river city?
The visions of 13 people—what you missed and how you can be involved in the city’s new transit plan. Richmond Connects, a City of Richmond project, staged its kick-off event Tuesday night at the Byrd Theater. Participants were asked to present alternative visions of transportation in an alternative format: 20 slides, 20 seconds a slide. […]
Numerous restaurants in Richmond are violating, some without knowing, some simply disregarding, what many see as an invasive prohibition on social media promotion.
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Posted on 14 September 2010
All around the globe, shoes adorn power, cable and phone lines. What does it mean? Continue Reading
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Posted on 04 July 2010
Two local organizations form a unique partnership to squash hunger. Continue Reading
Posted on 03 April 2010
It is the time of year when, with bated breath, graduate school applicants await acceptance letters. Daily, eager eyes scan mailboxes in anticipation, as this could be THE day. Bills and notices dressed in small, flat envelopes cause momentary panic, until further inspection reveals they aren’t fateful rejection letters. You’ve done it all. Some have […] Continue Reading
Posted on 19 March 2010
Graduate students often report a noticeable change in weight during their first year back at school. The causes are similar to those of the notorious, yet fabled, “Freshman 15,” which refers to a claim that freshman usually lose or gain up to 15 pounds in their first year. In all reality, researchers have found the […] Continue Reading
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Posted on 06 March 2010
“You don’t need to hear another list of statistics to know that our economy is in crisis, because you live it every day. The impact of this recession is real, and it is everywhere.” ~President Obama Graduating college during a recession can be daunting, and sixty-four percent of college seniors surveyed have anxiety about finding […] Continue Reading
Posted on 27 September 2009
While most of the city was enshrouded by a cold, gray, drizzly atmosphere, Virginia Gay PRIDE festival offered a brightly colored alternative. The 25th annual event was well attended, although afternoon rains had volunteers scrambling to move the event inside. Click on the photo (and click captions) to view a slideshow of the event, with […] Continue Reading
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Posted on 01 August 2009
Watch historical interpreters reenact the colonial experience that paved the way for life as we know it now. The Citie of Henricus, now an outdoor living museum, was established in 1611 and recreated with the help of Ron Blackburn in 2000. Henricus was our nation’s second settlement, founded by Thomas Dale and home to many […] Continue Reading
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Posted on 01 August 2009
The South of the James Market, soon to be in its third year, was an instant success and remains the most popular farmer’s market in Richmond. Watch the slideshow to see why! Continue Reading
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