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CBS 6 News: “Neighbors irate ‘eyesore’ school costs taxpayers $26K a year to maintain”

CBS 6 News Problem Solvers just did a story entitled "Neighbors irate ‘eyesore’ school costs taxpayers $26K a year to maintain" about the old abandoned and vacant Oak Grove Elementary school owned by the City of Richmond's Public Schools system. Ironically this is the same vacant school building that the privately run

The Election of Blind Rage

I feel like I need a rabies shot after witnessing the blind rage shown by candidates and supporters alike during this election cycle. This campaign season was akin to watching a drunken father beat his wife while in front of his children and not having the ability to intervene to stop it. And I am not

Understanding Richmond’s Cockroach Problem: Joe Morrissey

The past week has provided a Fall cornucopia of Jerry Springer-esque, TMZ-like, sideshow carnival programming featuring Joe Morrissey’s sordid life. It has saturated Richmond’s media. His political adversaries have speculated, more like hoped, that Joe would drop out as a result. But those wishful thinkers fail to understand one simple

City Council Rubber Stamps City’s Half Million Dollar Giveaway

So Mayor Jones and City Council just gave away 14 tax delinquent, blighted properties it recently seized as reported by The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Break out the noisemakers and party balloons, right? Way to go City, fix those blighted properties!!! Well actually...this is just the latest example of another fraud scheme by the City that cost

Update: No Funding for Hull Street Revitalization, But Council Votes to Fund Traffic Calming

At Monday's marathon City Council meeting, City Council voted down the amendment that would have removed funding for the traffic calming project for Manchester (and all other sections of the City). They did not however, appropriate any funding for the Hull Street Revitalization project. This is two years in a row

City Council Proposes to Eliminate Funding for Manchester Revitalization

Richmond is in the midst of an artistic, educational, entrepreneurial, culinary, and cultural renaissance. Manchester is a critically important emerging neighborhood in Richmond's revitalization. Manchester's diversity of new housing opportunities has attracted an equally-as-diverse group of new residents, artists, entrepreneurs, and businesses. We are dreamers, makers, and doers in Manchester...and we have a relentlessly