October 2016 News Roundup

We are temporarily changing the News Roundup feature due to some non-delivery issues we are having by including so many hyperlinked news stories (apparently it heightens filters for spam email, or so I am told.)
Therefore, we will continue to list all the news stories in this space but this single link will take you to my web site with all of the individual links to stories listed here. We will continue to link stories that we think are of interest in the District and across the City.

CITY HALL
A New Ballpark for Richmond

County officials caught off-guard by ballpark talk; Richmond mayoral candidates at odds over funding

Richmond schools funding formula likely won’t materialize by end of year

Richmond hopes to streamline leaf collection this year, adds extra pickups in high leaf areas

Shots fired during break-in on Grove Ave.

VCU and Flying Squirrels in early stages of talks to construct $55 million baseball stadium

Richmond schools disappointed by accreditation ratings but say a turnaround is coming

International biking event slated for Virginia; organizer says meetings scheduled with Richmond officials

As Jones’ term winds down, mayor, McAuliffe, McDonnell reaffirm commitment to Lumpkin’s Jail project

Richmond commonwealth’s attorney, city auditor eyeing former city tax worker

Agency needs help sheltering homeless at Christmas

“With elections looming, Richmond school system pushes for action on funding before end of year

New GRTC Transit route structure to favor ridership over coverage

Richmond heading toward another miss on deadline for financial report

 

ELECTION 2016
Richmond mayoral candidates trade jabs on stadium for third day in a row

Stoney participated in ballpark talks as recently as last week; Morrissey pounces

Morrissey leads in new mayoral poll, but nearly 40 percent of Richmond voters undecided

Richmond mayoral candidates agree schools need a turnaround, but not on how to pay for it

Only televised Richmond mayoral debate prompts sharp exchanges between candidates

Aide: Morrissey will be ‘real first black mayor of Richmond’

In first attack ad of campaign, Mosby says she wouldn’t trust Morrissey with her daughter

Morrissey says he now favors altering – not removing – Jefferson Davis statue

At forum, Richmond mayoral hopefuls hear from millennials

Richmond mayoral hopefuls debate city’s criminal justice system

Anti-Morrissey movement grows heading into final month of Richmond mayoral race

Political Arts: Richmond’s Mayoral Candidates Share Their Arts and Culture Platforms

Joe Morrissey pledges to continue campaign amid allegation of sexual impropriety

Holmberg: Musings on Morrissey as mayor

Henrico judge releases Joe Morrissey law client from jail amid allegations of sexual impropriety

Mayoral candidates react to new Morrissey story

Two weeks ahead of the election, Richmond mayoral race starts to turn nasty

PolitiFact Va.: Joe Morrissey hits and misses in claim about Redskins’ training camp

Four questions for the candidates for mayor of Richmond

Financial mess underscores the need for a solid mayor

 

MISCELLANEOUS
Beijing on Grove to replace Blue Goat in Westhampton

A look inside UR’s new Queally Center

New construction begins at old bus barn site

VMFA completes project to digitize expressionist art

Grammy-winning singer Jason Mraz pays tribute to his hometown roots

Fabergé jewels return to VMFA in redesigned exhibit

University of Richmond announces changes to sexual assault response

Richmond Folk Festival draws crowd despite rain

Harry Merrill Ward, professor emeritus of history at University of Richmond, dies