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The park, as planned, would be a half-mile down the road from the proposed brewery site, in a triangular block bounded by Williamsburg Avenue, Fulton Street and Goddin Street. Link

Richmond officials have set aside $32 million for repairsat nearly 50 school buildings Link

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

–Theodore Roosevelt

Cheryl Groce-Wright, the facilitator for much of the meeting, said the organizers were unable to have a city official on hand to answer questions.

“They’re not able to publicly discuss particulars,” said Groce-Wright, executive director of the Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton.

She then called on 7th District City Councilwoman Cynthia I. Newbille, but Newbille was also unable to offer more.

“There is nothing before me, as your councilperson, to even share,” Newbille said. Link

In her email to Samuels, Mosby doesn’t elaborate on her objections to announcing Dalal’s award. But in response to questions from Style, she refers to internal issues. Link

Two years after coming up with a playbook on how Richmond’s public schools will benefit from the Washington Redskins, officials disagree about whether it’s being followed. Link

An attorney for Richmond Chief Administrative Officer Byron C. Marshall has accused City Auditor/Inspector General Umesh Dalal of damaging the credibility of the auditor’s office by issuing a “grossly inaccurate” report on the controversial departure of former finance official Sharon Judkins. Link

The cost of removing debris and replacing equipment after 11 playground fires over the past two years is nearing $1 million, nearly 10 percent of Richmond Public Schools’ overall maintenance and improvement budget for that period. Link

Let those who feel that we may discuss too often and that we may argue too much, let them remember that freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate, which ultimately yields to a decision that can be supported by the public.

–Hubert H. Humphrey

Democracy is never a final achievement.  It is by nature an ever-changing challenge, a call to untiring effort, to renewed dedication, to new goals to meet the needs of each new generation.

–Robert F. Kennedy