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Manchester Crime Down by 25%, Bucks City Trend

Crime statistic trends have generally been moving in the wrong direction for Richmond in 2016. The city has seen a 53% increase in homicides, a 43% increase in vehicle theft, and an overall increase of 5% across all crime categories. But Manchester is an entirely different story. Manchester has seen a reduction or

J. Harwood Cochrane Dies

The person who has arguably had the single largest impact on Manchester of anyone in recent memory, has just passed-J. Harwood Cochrane. As reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Mr. Cochrane was 103 years old. Mr. Cochrane was the founder of Manchester's Overnight Transportation, which is now UPS Freight. As we reported in

Old Time Manchester-Richmond Bridge Photos

Yes, it's true. I am fascinated by the bridges that connect Manchester and Richmond. Recently I proposed a potential different and better use for the Mayo Bridge taking it back to its original roots. Understanding the history of these bridges and their construction is both fascinating and informative. The featured image is of The Mayo Bridge

“It All Drains to the James” – 2016 Storm Drain Project

Back in April we announced the RVA 2016 Storm Drain Project and recently the five finalists painted their winning designs on storm drains along Tredegar Street. The project received 50+ entries which are currently on display in City Hall. The drains were painted between July 13-18.  The following storm drain pictures depict the conceptual criteria

Fix The Mayo Bridge!

I travel the Mayo Bridge at least twice per day as I leave and enter downtown Richmond on my daily commute. My wife and I also bike and walk the Mayo Bridge on weekends as it provides one of our favorite experiences with the James River given how close to the water