Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: March 5, 2018

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers wants to help Richmond Fire Investigators nab a firebug. On Feb. 20, someone set a dumpster on fire behind an apartment building in the 700 block of Stockton Street in the Manchester area of the City of Richmond. A quick response by the Richmond Fire Department quelled the fire and prevented it from spreading and causing […]

Advocates fight in Supreme Court to end gerrymandering

The Supreme Court of Virginia heard arguments Thursday in a case alleging that state lawmakers valued partisan politics over constitutional requirements in drawing 11 of the 100 districts for the House of Delegates. Brian Cannon of OneVirginia2021 – the state’s leading redistricting reform group – is heading the charge to end gerrymandering in Virginia both at the General Assembly and […]

Democrats and Republicans spar as another shooting unfolds

As the 2018 legislative session heads into its final week, tensions have been running high on an issue that sharply divides Democrats and Republicans: what to do about gun violence. The chasm between the parties was on full display Friday in the Virginia House of Delegates, where legislators hurled insults at one another – while yet another school shooting unfolded. […]

Green means go

Henrico opens first phase of Greenwood Park in Glen Allen

Henrico County unveiled its newest recreational gem, the long-anticipated Greenwood Park in Glen Allen, with a soft opening last weekend for the Ultimate Cup youth soccer tournament. County officials are excited about the facility (for which planning began in 2015) because of the potential it holds to significantly increase Henrico’s appeal as a sports tourism destination. Its first phase – […]

2 pets die in Henrico house fire

Two family pets, a cat and a guinea pig, died in a Henrico house fire Sunday, March 4. At about 4 p.m., Henrico firefighters were called to the 5800 block of East Rois Road in Henrico’s Northside after the fire was spotted. Firefighters entered the home to fight the fire but were forced out for a few minutes because of […]

Closeness – and how and where it grows

When my youngest daughter was alive, I knew we had an unusually close relationship for a mother and daughter. Since she died, I have come to realize it was extraordinarily close. People often assume that we got along so well because she was my youngest, but that has little to do with it. Yes, when we moved to Richmond, her […]

Business in brief

Virginia Barbecue, 6920 Lakeside Ave., will expand into the former Zosaro’s Bakery location adjacent to its existing restaurants to accommodate more diners. The expanded space will open in mid-March and will double the restaurant’s seating capacity. The space will be available for rental use for private functions as well. Virginia Barbecue also will be adding new daily specials soon. The […]