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Monroe Park Renovations

Have you heard about the $6.2 million renovations in the works for Monroe Park? Scott over at Oregon Hill.net has a post about this with a lot of links, I thought I’d just point you over there if you hadn’t read about it yet. “We want to bring the city parks into the 21st century.” Charles […]

Two Fan restaurants now offering delivery

Sticky Togogo and Strange Matter will now offer delivery for Fan residents ($10 minimum).

Weekend Crime 8/27-8/29

Here are some incidents that took place this weekend in the Fan. ROBBERY (x2) 8/30/10, 10:34 p.m. 900 block of West Grace Street: Two males reported they were assaulted and robbed by a group of unknown males. An arrest was made. ROBBERY 8/30/10, 3:38 a.m. 1101 W. Grace St.: A clerk reported an unknown male robbed the store at […]

Weekend Crime in The Fan

busy weekend. . . ROBBERY (x4): 6/20/10 2:30 a.m. 1100 block of Park Avenue Four people reported being robbed at gunpoint near the above location by an unknown male. ROBBERY: 6/20/10 11:22 p.m. 1704 Park Ave. A male reported he was robbed by an unknown male with a gun. ROBBERY: 6/21/10 4:15 a.m. 1600 block […]

Green Home Tour on Grove TODAY

Sorry for the late notice, folks. Tour a green home right here in Richmond’s Fan District. View a living wall, green roof, rain garden, skylights, solar tubes, solar panels and more. Watershed Architects hosts the Green Mondays event for June. If you haven’t already RSVP’d there is room for more to attend. Feel free to show […]

Rash of Thefts from Cars in the Fan

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE 6/10/10 – 6/11/10 10:00 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. 2600 Floyd Ave. Power and hand tools were taken from the bed of a pickup truck. THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS 6/10/10 – 6/11/10 5:30 a.m. – 1:36 p.m. 2625 W. Cary St. A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle. THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE […]

Suspected Arsonist Arrested

Yesterday at approximately 8:00 p.m., Richmond Police Department officers arrested a suspect wanted for two incidents of arson that occurred Friday, June 10. Irvin W. Conway Jr., 51, of no fixed address, was arrested without incident in the 500 block of North Harrison Street. The quick arrest was due to excellent joint efforts among Department officers, […]

Recent Thefts in The Fan

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE, 5/24/10 — 5/25/10           5:00 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. 00 block of North Rowland Street: Unknown person(s) entered the vehicle and stole an iPod and GPS unit. THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE, 5/22/10 — 5/25/10           7:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. 1600 block of Park Avenue: Unknown person(s) broke into the unlocked vehicle and stole […]

Drug Bust on Main St.

Richmond Police Fourth Precinct Officers Robert Jamison and Toney Waldorf stopped a vehicle for speeding Saturday night, but found more than just a heavy foot. When they approached the vehicle just after 10 p.m. in the 400 block of West Main Street, they immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. After searching […]

Graffiti Artist “WHO” Pleads Guilty

Byrd Park has the story on “WHO” pleading guilty this morning and his punishment. Jump over there to read more about it.

Highlights from School Board Meeting 5/17

UPDATE: This was just tweeted by @RPS_Schools: “City School Administration Proposes Premiere Preschool Learning Center http://bit.ly/d1L2Of” The link is to a News Release by the Administration. Looks like there will be an opportunity for parents to walk through Maymont Elementary School before the next meeting on May 27th at 5pm. VPI Highlights from Meeting: I attended […]

School Board Meeting Tonight About VPI

The Richmond city school board is meeting tonight and on the agenda is a proposal by Superintendent Yvonne Brandon to consolidate area VPI programs into one at Maymont Elementary. Read the whole story and comments here. The public is welcome to attend and make comments at the end of the meeting. If you’re interested about […]

Proposed: Consolidating 5 VPI Programs into 1 at Maymont

There was a meeting tonight about the future of the Virginia Preschool Initiative Program (VPI) in Richmond Public Schools. Superintendent of schools, Yvonne Brandon will make a recommendation at Monday’s school board meeting to consolidate the VPI programs of Fox, Mary Munford, Cary, Maymont and Clark Springs Elementary into one school to be housed at […]

Water shut off on N. Blvd tomorrow

From the Department of Public Utilities: Have friends on the 200 block of N. Boulevard? Let them know! Tips: Fill the bathtub tonight and get a bucket or big saucepan to scoop, then you have water to flush the toilet, shave, wash up in the sink and make coffee in the morning. 200 block of […]

Lane Closures on Blvd this Weekend

From the DPU: Southbound lanes of N. Boulevard between Kensington Avenue and Grove Avenue will be closed Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. until Monday, May 17 at 6 a.m., in order to construct and connect a 42-inch water transmission main. Motorists traveling south along N. Boulevard will be detoured right onto Kensington Ave; left […]

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