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In with the new…

Two years ago, I started North Richmond News after a bit of badgering from John Murden, who founded the oldest of Richmond’s community news weblogs — Church Hill People’s News — several years earlier. I’m now passing the baton to John Murden, Ross Catrow and Valerie Catrow; Ross and Val moved into Northside last year, […]

New school superintendent to speak at Hilbert meeting

Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Brandon will be the keynote speaker at this Wednesday’s monthly Northside 3rd District meeting, hosted by Councilman Chris Hilbert. The meeting will also include feedback on the district’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats generated in a recent SWOT analysis. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on […]

Body found on Westwood

The Times-Dispatch reports: Richmond police are conducting a death investigation for a body that was found in a sleeping bag Saturday evening. Police said the body was found by a person walking under the overpass at the 2000 block of Westwood Avenue around 6:20 p.m. Decomposition had set in, and the body is at the […]

Richmond police move fast on Brookland Park murder

Richmond police report that an arrest has been made in yesterday’s deadly shooting at Third Avenue and Brookland Park Boulevard: Investigators arrested David M. Ellis, 18, of the 3000 block of Garland Avenue, within hours after finding Kelvin R. Green, 38, of Highland Springs, dead of a gunshot wound in the 2900 block of Third […]

“Survivor Day” training set for Saturday

Another round of “Survivor Day” training — where Richmond residents can receive free training in basic emergency survival skills — is set for this Saturday. “Survivor Day” is sponsored by the City’s Office of Emergency Management. It is a free, four-hour training session in fire safety, first-aid, anti-terrorism and weather response measures. It happens this […]

Gargatuan composters available through City on Saturday

The City of Richmond wants to help you turn your trash into treasure with 80 gallon compost bins: The City of Richmond Clean City Commission has a limited supply of the Earth Machine™ that will be on sale April 18 for Earth Day. They will be available for purchase at 320 Hull Street from10 a.m. […]

Fatal shooting Monday afternoon on Brookland Park Blvd.

From the Times-Dispatch: Police are investigating a fatal shooting this afternoon on Third Avenue near East Brookland Park Boulevard in Richmond’s North Side. Police responded shortly after 3 p.m. and found the body of a man with at least one gunshot wound. The body was inside a black Ford Edge. Dozens of onlookers watched as […]

Details on Lakeside Farmers’ Market

Here are the details on the second running of the Lakeside Farmers’ Market, which started last year at Lakeside Towne Center. We’ll periodically update readers on this and other Northside markets: Lakeside Farmers’ Market at 6110 Lakeside Avenue (At Lakeside Towne Center) will offer local produce and those processed items regulated by the Virginia Department […]

Hermitage holds blood drive on April 21

The Hermitage will hold a blood drive on April 21 from 1:00 until 3:30 p.m. at 1600 Westwood Avenue. Contact Susan Cantrell at 474-1850 to reserve a donation time slot. Virginia Blood Services is especially in need of type ), O+ and B- blood.

Missing white/brown spaniel dog

Tibby, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog, has been missing in the 23227 area since Friday night. Tibby is white and brown, and was wearing a collar with tags. Contact Tibby’s owner at rachel.easter [at] with information.

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