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  • Study says Richmond is America's most contented area - with New York its unhappiest

    07/23/2014 6:43:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    New York is America's most unhappy region, a new study has found - while Richmond tops the table as American's most contented place. The study from the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research relies on a large survey that asks respondents about their satisfaction with life.
  • Plan to house immigrant [500] children at Saint Paul's College on hold

    06/16/2014 7:25:23 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 13 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 6/16/14 | KARIN KAPSIDELIS
    A plan to house about 500 [illegal aliens] immigrant 'children' at Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville was put on hold Monday amid protests from local officials and Rep. Robert Hurt, R-5th, the congressman representing the area. A public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Brunswick High School auditorium to gain community input, said Kenneth J. Wolfe, spokesman for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. Representatives from the administration will attend the hearing, he said.
  • Buzzfeed Exclusive: White House Plans To Move 1,000 Immigrant Minors To Richmond, Baltimore

    06/13/2014 8:27:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 120 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014 | John Stanton
    The Obama administration plans to move as many as 1,000 unaccompanied minor migrants from Border Patrol facilities in Texas to facilities in Baltimore, Md., and Richmond, Va., in an effort to ease overcrowding and address the growing humanitarian crisis along the border. SNIP According to a “transportation flow chart” obtained by BuzzFeed, the administration will now begin resettling the children to an Office of Refugee Resettlement facility in Baltimore and to St. Paul’s College in Richmond. Both facilities can accommodate up to 500 beds, according to the document. According to the chart, DHS buses and planes, as well as commercial...
  • Richmond Gains an Answer (AM 820 talk)

    06/03/2014 12:08:56 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/3/14 | Lance Venta
    Delmarva Educational Association Gospel “Amen 820” WGGM Chester/Richmond, VA has flipped to Conservative Talk “820 The Answer“. Now utilizing WNTW call letters, the station is featuring a combination of regionally and nationally syndicated hosts. VARTV reports the schedule includes WHKT Norfolk’s John Fredericks in mornings, Herman Cain from 9am-12pm, Dennis Prager 12-3pm, Michael Savage 3-6pm, Mark Levin 6-9pm, Steve Deace 9pm-12am, and Alex Jones overnight. WNTW operates with 10kW daytime and 1kW nights and has some daytime coverage into the Norfolk area.
  • Aunt: My nephew beaten to death defending 12-year-old sister during assault

    05/02/2014 6:16:19 PM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 49 replies
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — A teenage male is being medically evaluated as part of a homicide investigation is in its early stages. It’s after an alleged assault on two children that left one dead, in South Richmond, near the 200 block of Brandon Road. Police have warrants for the suspect’s arrest who is being described as teenage black male. Richmond Police on scene confirmed that two juveniles, under the age of 13 were assaulted, one who succumbed to his injuries. The other has been taken to the hospital. The aunt of the juveniles told CBS 6 Reporter Jon Burkett that...
  • Republicans plan to tie Dem challenger Recchia to Mayor de Blasio in bid to keep S.I. seat(edit)

    04/09/2014 2:29:57 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 9, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Republican strategists have settled on a new strategy in their fight to a keep Staten Island’s lone congressional seat in GOP hands: tie Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia to Mayor de Blasio at every turn.
  • City with 36% Unemployment Rate Now has Highest Minimum Wage in California

    03/20/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/20/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    I don’t see how this plan could possibly fail unless economics is real. A San Francisco Bay Area city is on track to have the highest minimum wage in California. The Richmond City Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday in favor of an ordinance that would raise minimum hourly pay in the city to $12.30 an hour by 2017. Richmond’s unemployment rate is somewhere between 11 and 14 percent. Its unemployment rate for black men is 36%.It’s the third most dangerous city in California and its 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th top employers are all the government. And it has a...
  • This Horrifying Clown Is Haunting Staten Island

    03/25/2014 10:57:26 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    We at the Observer would advise skipping this story if you plan on sleeping without horrific nightmares ever again. If social media is to be believed, there is a man dressed as a clown wandering around Staten Island at night. Witnesses describe him as bald, wearing a trademark blue and yellow clown suit, holding balloons and OH MY GOD LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. The clown, which has reportedly been spotted hanging around the Grasmere and Richmond Valley train stations according to the SI Advance, has been snapped three times and uploaded to Twitter and Instagram, providing both internet buzz and...
  • Teen Girl Blames Weed Smoking on Bill de Blasio

    11/13/2013 3:15:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    It begins! According to the NYPD, a 16-year-old girl got ornery during the breakup of a Staten Island house party over the weekend, telling the officers that the mayor-elect would condone her choice of revelry. "This is the projects. Everybody smokes weed! De Blasio's gonna legalize it," she said, allegedly. ("Police say she's a budding political expert," the Staten Island Advance winks, like a dad.) "We gonna smoke more weed after you leave," the teenager added. "You ain't my dad! You can't tell me what to do." The little angel has a different story: "I blew them a kiss and...
  • Political cartoon compares Redskins logo to swastika, confederate flag

    10/18/2013 10:45:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    My FOX DC ^ | October 18, 2013 | My FOX DC
    <p>The Redskins name debate just isn't going away.</p> <p>A new political cartoon in the New York Daily News is raising eyebrows by comparing the Skins logo to a swastika and the confederate flag.</p> <p>Next to it is written the caption "Archaic Symbols of Pride and Heritage."</p>
  • Richmond [CA] weighs using eminent domain to help struggling homeowners

    10/15/2013 12:47:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 15, 2013 | Hudson Sangree
    RICHMOND -- A San Francisco-based group of financiers called Mortgage Resolution Partners has been calling on Sacramento and other California cities for more than a year, pitching a plan to use government powers of eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages and refinance them for the benefit of homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth. Most communities took a pass, saying the novel plan was too risky. Not Richmond, a largely working-class city in the Bay Area. There, a determined and articulate Green Party mayor has helped steer the plan through the City Council in recent months. Today, the...
  • Will Trapped Loans Snap Richmond's Home Scheme?

    09/20/2013 9:43:07 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The City of Richmond’s move to seize the loans of over-mortgaged homes can continue, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer ruled this week. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the reason was because “he felt the case, brought by Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank on behalf of holders of loans on over-mortgaged homes, was not ‘ripe for determination’ since Richmond had not exercised eminent domain and might never do so.” Despite an initial win in federal court, will Richmond first have to prove that loans on over-mortgaged homes in its city are “trapped” to meet the “blight” criteria of California...
  • Organizers hold first 'March on Richmond'

    09/01/2013 6:48:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | August 31, 2013 | Geneva Smith
    Dozens of people took to the streets and had their very first March on Richmond Saturday morning. This comes after thousands gathered for the March on Washington this past week. Advocates who rallied for jobs and freedom say change starts at the local level. For these demonstrators, it's all about taking action and securing the future for generations to come. "We can win ladies and gentlemen if you participate," Richmond NAACP Director, King Salim Khalfani.
  • Calif. city looks to seize loans to ease mortgages (Richmond)

    08/25/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 25, 2013 9:39 AM EDT | Paul Elias
    When the mayor of Richmond, Calif., and a gaggle of activists and homeowners showed up at the Wells Fargo Bank headquarters in downtown San Francisco this month, they were on a mission to speak with the bank’s chief executive. They wanted the bank to drop a lawsuit aimed at stopping Richmond’s first-in-the-nation plan to use the government’s constitutional power of eminent domain to “seize” hundreds of mortgages from Wells Fargo and other financial institutions. … Wells Fargo, three other banks and even the Federal Housing Finance Agency think otherwise. The banks have filed two lawsuits alleging that the plan is...
  • [California] Pricey homes in Richmond's eminent domain plan

    08/20/2013 3:40:35 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    sfgate.com, San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | Carolyn Said
    Richmond's controversial plan to seize underwater mortgages through eminent domain includes loans for at least two homes purchased for over $1 million as well as other high-end properties - a revelation that appears to undermine the city's argument that the plan would combat blight. The city is pursuing mortgages with balances ranging from $98,000 to $1.12 million, according to data collected by Marc Joffe, an analyst who received the property addresses, loan balances, offer amounts and other information through a California public records request and shared them with The Chronicle. --SNIP-- Eminent domain is the seizure of private property for...
  • Richmond Threatens Eminent Domain To Address Foreclosure Crisis

    08/01/2013 9:02:28 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 22 replies
    KCBS ^ | AUgust 1, 2013 | KCBS
    Richmond Threatens Eminent Domain To Address Foreclosure Crisis Richmond city leaders were moving ahead with a plan to head off the foreclosure crisis, a plan that is not without controversy. The city has offered to buy more than 600 underwater mortgages at below the homes’ current value. “If they are unwilling to negotiate a sale of the loans, which we want them to do, then we will consider using eminent domain as another option to purchase these loans at fair market value,” said Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin. Richmond is the first city in the country to take the controversial step...
  • Richmond CA Considering Seizure Of Mortgages (An Offer They CAN’T Refuse)

    07/31/2013 10:58:01 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/31/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Richmond California is considering invoking eminent domain to condemn and seize hundreds of underwater mortgages to help troubled homeowners. The controversial move would be the first of its kind in the country. Richmond is not the first to consider it. San Bernardino (also known as San Berdoo) considered … and rejected it. Richmond is the farthest along in a plan advocated by Steven Gluckstern’s Mortgage Resolution Partners LLC for U.S. cities to confiscate mortgages and write them down in an effort to help homeowners escape oversized debt burdens. The idea has drawn opposition from bondholders such as Pacific Investment Management...
  • Huh? FHFA Purchase Only House Price Index Rises 0.7% In May, Richmond Fed Prints at -11

    07/23/2013 7:21:49 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/23/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their purchase only house price index this morning. It rose 0.7% in May. fhfa072313 The Pacific, West South Central, New England and Middle Atlantic continue to rise. East South Central? Not so much. fhfaregion072313 States in Each Census Division Pacific Census Division: Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California Mountain Census Division: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico West North Central: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri West South Central: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana East North Central: Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio East South Central: Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama...
  • Sources: McDonnell to Resign as Virginia Governor

    Update: Here are the denials. It’s unclear to me whether my sources know something Deutsch doesn’t or were basing their opinion on his reporting. I will update for accuracy as it goes on. Sources close to JHPolitics are confirming what was broken by Willie Deutsch of Bearing Drift. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is, if reports are to be believed, resigning from office over pending corruption charges. Willie’s take: The man who pushed out the RPV chairman over trumped up corruption charges while running for governor is currently in the middle of finalizing a plea agreement which includes his resignation as...
  • Study: 60 percent of Richmond families are single parent

    06/10/2013 7:05:49 AM PDT · by tgusa · 57 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | 10 June | Joe St. George
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — As Father’s Day approaches, children are reminded to appreciate their dads and the impact on their lives. Today dads around the city were honored a week in advance of Father’s Day. Celebrate Fatherhood 2013 was held this afternoon at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. While these dads and their children enjoyed the moon bounce and competed in contests, an alarming amount of children in the area won’t have fathers around to celebrate the holiday. First Things First, an organization dedicated to keeping dads involved in kids’ lives, reports that 60 percent of all families in the...
  • 1 bank robbery suspect killed, 2 others arrested, FBI says

    05/11/2013 6:18:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/11/13 | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Robert McCoppin
    FBI agents shot one bank robbery suspect dead and arrested two others at a bank in the small town of Richmond on Friday, investigators said. Federal investigators had been tailing the three men on I-90 and to the bank because they were suspected of previous bank robberies and were thought to be planning another, a source close to the investigation said. FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said the men "had been the subject of an investigation," but declined to elaborate. The shooting occurred at about 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Associated Bank at 10910 N. Main St. in Richmond,...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried in Virginia, eyed in triple murder

    05/10/2013 11:09:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | May 10, 2013 | Kevin Deutsch
    <p>Forensic evidence appears to link Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to an unsolved triple murder committed in suburban Boston in 2011, according to a source.</p> <p>Initial testing of evidence found at the scene may also link his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to the murders, the source said. Additional testing is under way, according to the source, who said the brothers made cellphone calls from an area near the crime scene around the time of the murders.</p>
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Int. Raceway, Saturday, April 27 on FOX 7:30 PM ET

    04/24/2013 6:18:31 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 107 replies
    Saturday night race! Nationwide race is on ESPNEWS.
  • Gun rights betrayal

    02/26/2013 5:18:39 AM PST · by batmast · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jack Kemp
    Their official name is the Richmond County Tea Party Patriots -- and they arguably put Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) in office twice, first in 2010 when Tea Party supported this U.S. Marine veteran for the U.S. House, and again in 2012. Grimm won the 2010 general election for his district which covers both parts of New York City's Staten Island and Brooklyn with 51 percent of the vote. Ron Devito also created a video of the entire collection of speeches. It can be seen on YouTube.
  • Bob McDonnell’s “Road for Nobody” near Hampton Roads insults Northern Virginia

    01/31/2013 1:04:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert McCartney
    A few years ago, Alaska’s proposed “Bridge to Nowhere” became a national symbol of wasteful government spending on little-needed projects. Now Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has pushed through his own version of this embarrassment, a $1.4 billion highway outside Hampton Roads that qualifies as a “Road for Nobody.” McDonnell has perplexed people across the state by his insistence on adding a tolled, four-lane highway parallel to U.S. 460. It will stretch for 55 miles from Petersburg, a Richmond suburb, southeast to Suffolk. The deal signed in December to build the road is especially insulting to traffic-jammed Northern Virginia, where...
  • Md., Va. lawmakers to go different ways on guns

    01/03/2013 8:56:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 2, 2013 | Steve Contorno
    Maryland and Virginia have vowed to tackle the issue of guns when their state legislatures convene this month in the wake a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, but the neighboring states are taking drastically different approaches. In Maryland, Democrats running the General Assembly have called for a crackdown on the kinds of powerful firearms and high-capacity magazines used last month by the Newtown, Conn., shooter to kill 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Republicans who control Virginia's General Assembly, however, not only dismissed the need for new gun restrictions but expressed interest in arming...
  • VANITY KFI640AM Lots of Bodies still floating Staten, Election Year thwarts coverage - Lisa Walter

    11/03/2012 4:21:41 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    LIsten to KFI AM 640 The Lisa Ann Walker Show. She has family on Staten Island. KFI will offer the pdcast after the show airs. She reports lots of bodeis still being found. The news is not being reported becuase of the election and the possibiklty of another storm.
  • Mitt Romney in Richmond,VA Sunday Oct. 28

    10/23/2012 11:47:55 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    Romney To Campaign At University Of Richmond Sunday Richmond, VA—Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney will be campaigning in Virginia this weekend, and is scheduled to make a stop at the University of Richmond on Sunday. The "Victory Rally with Mitt Romney in Richmond" will be held on Sunday, October 28 at the Robins Center at the University of Richmond (28 Westhampton Way Richmond, VA 23173). Doors open at 2:15, and the event begins at 4:15. Tickets are free, but required for entry. To RSVP for a ticket, visit www.mittromney.com/VA. To pick up free tickets in person, visit the following...
  • Police seek same suspect in 3 [Richmond Va] VCU-area armed robberies [in one night]

    10/17/2012 7:54:48 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies
    Richmond [Va] Times Dispatch newspaper ^ | 17 October 2012 | Richmond Times Dispatch staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Police believe ... same person ... three armed robberies ... Virginia Commonwealth University's ... downtown Richmond ... Tuesday night. There were no injuries ... robberies ... 9:50 p.m. in the 1000 block of Grove Avenue... and at 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Clay Street ... 10:12 p.m. in the 700 block of West Clay,.... Richmond and VCU police were searching ... black man in his 20s ... small, silver, semiautomatic handgun ... wearing a ... gray hoodie ... white Chevrolet Impala. Police said ... victim's wallet and cell phone.... There ... two victims in...
  • VCU president calls crimes on or near campus 'untenable'

    10/09/2012 9:54:07 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 12 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 9 October 2012 | Richmond times Dispatch staff
    UPDATE: VCU president calls crimes on or near campus 'untenable' VCU News conference By: Times-Dispatch Staff | Times-Dispatch Published: October 08, 2012 Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:06 AM RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao today branded as untenable a string of two robberies, three attempted robberies and one brandishing of a firearm that occurred in rapid succession on or near the school's main downtown Richmond campus. "A safe learning, living and working environment is essential... three-paragraph email.... Rao ... scheduled to meet ... Richmond Police Chief Bryan Norwood ... Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones to discuss the...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The Federated Auto Parts 400 - Richmond Sat. Nite - 09|08|12 - 7pm ET ABC

    09/06/2012 5:28:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 174 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 9/6/12
    Blow off a little steam Saturday night under the lights at Richmond as we see who makes the Chase.. 8 drivers have a shot to fill out the field for the last open Chase slots, as long as they can keep it on the track and out da bushes.
  • UPDATE: Group commits assault, violent robbery on VCU's main campus

    08/23/2012 10:10:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 8.23.2012 | Joe Macenka
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are searching today for a group of about 15 young people believed to have punched one passerby and robbed and beaten another in rapid succession on Virginia Commonwealth University's main downtown Richmond campus. Neither victim was seriously injured in the two attacks, which happened along Shafer Street on the Monroe Park campus about 2:55 a.m. VCU and Richmond police described the assailants as a group of 15 black males between the ages of 17 and 22. “Last night there was a tremendous amount of activity in this area between the hours of 2 a.m. and 3...
  • Group commits assault, violent robbery on VCU's main campus (Holder's people)

    08/22/2012 7:19:05 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 32 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 22, 2012 | Times-Dispatch Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Police were searching this morning for a group of about 15 young men believed to have committed an assault and a violent robbery in rapid succession on Virginia Commonwealth University's main academic campus in downtown Richmond. Neither victim was seriously injured in the two attacks, which occurred along Shafer Street on the Monroe Park campus about 2:55 a.m. VCU and Richmond police described the assailants as a group of 15 black males between the ages of 17 and 22.
  • Chevron claims seen as not worth trouble

    08/09/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/9/12 | Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Two days after toxic black smoke from the Chevron refinery fire enveloped Richmond, a second phenomenon swept through the city: the rush for money. More than 1,000 residents claiming to have coughs, nausea, scratchy throats and psychological trauma visited a downtown law office Wednesday in hopes of receiving a payout for their suffering. Another 1,000 contacted Chevron directly. Chevron was so overwhelmed, it set up a storefront downtown to accommodate the claims and answer questions. But what claimants are likely to receive - at the most, a few thousand dollars each - is not enough to buy a long-term solution...
  • Mom scheduled to serve community service hours for chalk vandalism charge

    08/03/2012 3:56:49 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | July 31, 2012 | Shawn Maclauchlan
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A judge found enough evidence to convict a Richmond mom who is charged with vandalism, but he's delaying a final disposition until she performs community service hours. 29-year-old Susan Mortensen allowed her daughter to draw on rocks on Belle Isle with chalk. Mortensen will now serve 50 hours of community service in order for the judge to dismiss her charge. In court, NBC12 learned a little more about the confrontation between Mortensen and Officer Stacy Rogers, who saw her daughter writing on the rocks. Outside the courthouse, people support Susan Mortensen with their own chalk on...
  • Black Burka Clad Woman Wearing U.S. Military Insignia Booted From Obama Event

    05/05/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    Based on Pool, AP and Twitter reports | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Kristinn
    A strange happening at the Obama campaign event at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond today. The media pool reports mentioned a woman wearing a black burka who was removed from the event. To make things more interesting, the pool reporter says the person was wearing U.S. military insignia.From the AP:VCU police reported that a heckler was removed from the arena, taken outside and released. A police dispatcher didn't know what the woman had yelled. According to a White House pool report, photographers observed a woman wearing a black burka being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Capital City 400 at Richmond Sat. Night 4/28 7pm ET on FoX

    04/26/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 118 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 4/27/12
    It's the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers this Saturday Night at Richmond, Virginia.
  • RICHMOND< CA: Corky Boozé may have hit bottom with online poll

    04/17/2012 12:48:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/17/12 | Chip Johnson
    Sometimes, you actually get what you ask for. After nine unsuccessful attempts to win a seat on the Richmond City Council, Corky Boozé prevailed in 2010 - winning election and a long- sought place in public office. After that much effort, it's only natural to ask what people think of your performance in office. Politicians rely on public polls to measure their popularity and take the public's pulse on controversial political issues all the time. But the method Boozé chose to test the waters is one for the books. He asked his council colleague - and former campaign supporter Tom...
  • Richmond, VA city government retaliates against Tea Party for pointing out double standard

    11/29/2011 7:29:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/11 | Rick Moran
    You may recall a few weeks back when the Richmond, VA Tea Party, angered that the Occupy Richmond protestors did not have to pay fees or incur other costs for use of the same city park that the Tea Party members shelled out $8500 to use for their rally, sent an invoice to the city government demanding a refund. Now, in retaliation, the city has informed the group that they are to be audited.
  • After Request for Refund, City of Richmond Announces Audit of Tea Party Group.

    11/28/2011 12:01:25 PM PST · by NMEwithin · 18 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 11/28/2011 | Verum Serum
    Remember a few weeks back when a Tea Party group in Virginia made a fuss about fees they paid the city for meeting space? Their argument, with which I agree, was that it was unfair for them to be charged thousands of dollars in fees when the city of Richmond was allowing occupiers to use public land without permits: It’s not fair, the City of Richmond’s picking and choosing whose first amendment rights trump someone else’s first amendment rights and we thought – well that’s fine, then they can refund our money. If that’s how they’re going to run the...
  • Mayor's Nonprofit Owes IRS $27K  (Flashback: Richmond Mayor who ordered audit of Tea Party)

    11/28/2011 1:42:01 PM PST · by Qbert · 2 replies
    Style Weekly (Richmond, VA) ^ | 4/15/2009 | AMY BIEGELSEN
    A nonprofit founded by Mayor Dwight C. Jones owes the federal government $27,566.70 in unpaid taxes. On March 27, the Internal Revenue Service placed a lien against property owned by the Imani Intergenerational Community Development Corp., which Jones founded and until recently served as board president.   As pastor of First Baptist Church South Richmond, Jones founded the nonprofit in 1989 to develop affordable housing for low-income residents in the Manchester area. During his campaign for mayor, Jones frequently cited the group's success luring new commercial and residential development into the blighted Hull Street corridor. Imani's main holding is a...
  • 135-Year-Old Piece of Skin (Scab) Triggers Smallpox Scare At Virginia Museum

    05/19/2011 5:41:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    My FOX DC ^ | Updated: Thursday, 19 May 2011, 8:03 AM EDT Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/offbeat/135- | Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. - An outbreak of smallpox was the furthest thing from historian Dr. Paul Levengood's mind when his staff at the Virginia Historical Society put together an exhibit of "bizarre bits" that were added to the society's collection since its founding in 1831, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. There was Confederate president Jefferson Davis's cigar, confiscated by Union troops. There was a fungus carving of Robert E. Lee on his horse, Traveller, and a wreath made of human hair. Then someone mentioned a letter, handwritten and dated 1876, with what appeared to be a smallpox scab pinned inside...
  • Calif. Mayor Chooses Occupy Rally Over Veterans Day Memorial (Richmond)

    11/11/2011 12:46:30 PM PST · by yoe · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Movember 11, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The mayor of Richmond, Calif. plans to skip her city’s Veterans Day memorial events to attend an Occupy rally, a choice that’s prompting anger and criticism. Mayor Gayle McLaughlin will miss a Veterans Day salute Friday in favor of an Occupy Richmond “public speak out,” the San Jose Mercury News reported. McLaughlin defended her decision, telling the newspaper that the city is not sponsoring the Veterans Day event, and the rally she will attend will honor Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran injured at an Occupy Oakland rally last month. Richmond and Oakland, both in the San Francisco Bay Area,...
  • Richmond Tea Party Sues City: Charge #Occupy Protesters Or Refund $10,000 For Rallies at Plaza

    10/27/2011 10:59:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 19/28/11 | Jim Hoft
    The Richmond Tea Party is demanding a refund from the city for $10,000 it spent on for permits, portable toilets, police presence and emergency personnel for three rallies held at same plaza where the Occupy Richmond squatters set up their camp. The Republic reported: The Richmond tea party is demanding a refund of about $10,000 from the city, claiming it unfairly charged them for rallies while allowing the Occupy protesters to use the same space for several weeks for free. The political organization is sending the city an invoice for the charges incurred for three rallies held in Kanawha Plaza...
  • Richmond Tea Party Wants Refund from VA Capitol for Land that Occupy is Now Using for Free

    10/27/2011 12:13:22 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    wmal.com ^ | 10-27-11 | Amanda Gaines
    RICHMOND -- The Richmond Tea Party wants its money back from the city of Richmond for the cost of permits and other fees to use the same area in which Occupy Richmond has settled for nearly the past two weeks for free. The local branch of the Tea Party says it should be reimbursed for all the fees accrued and paid over the past three years for use of Kanawha Plaza, a city-owned square across from the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and a few blocks from Virginia state capitol buildings. Occupy Richmond, an affiliate with the Occupy Wall Street movement,...
  • Bloody Gang Fight Breaks Out At Richmond City Hall

    10/19/2011 8:52:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    CBS Local (SF) ^ | 10/18/11 | Staff
    A bloody fistfight broke out among rival gang members at Richmond City Hall on Friday, according to police. Seven men from different parts of the city brawled in a third-floor suite that houses the city’s Office of Neighborhood Safety around 12:30 p.m. Friday, department director Devone Boggan said. He said all of the men involved in the melee are enrolled in the office’s “Operation Peacemaker” fellowship and happened to show up at the office at Richmond’s Civic Center at the same time unexpectedly.
  • VA Gov. McDonnell Declares 'Unapologetic' Support for Right-To-Work Laws

    10/13/2011 9:46:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 3 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/13/11 | Don Loos
    Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is holding little back as he compares his state’s model for success to Washington’s big government corporate socialism and big labor cronyism. In a recent letter, Gov. McDonnell writes, “we are unapologetic supporters of Virginia’s Right To Work laws.” But, McDonnell doesn’t stop there. He pulls no punches when he compares Richmond to Washington, DC and boasts about Virginia’s success. From Gov. McDonnell’s letter: There’s much more separating Richmond and Washington than just 100 miles of interstate. It’s a Tale of Two Cities.
  • Richmond, VA Fed: No more Gay Pride Flag

    10/07/2011 11:39:05 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 35 replies
    Chris Freund, Vice President Friday, October 7, 2011 Information Alert: Federal Reserve Bank – No More Gay Pride Flag An internal document circulated at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond today inidcates that the bank will no longer display the "Gay pride" flag during "Gay Pride" month. You may recall that the decision to fly the flag earlier this year met with significant opposition from within and outside the Bank. The document, from bank President Jeff Lacker and VP Sally Green states, "Ultimately, this decision rests with the two of us. At this time, we have decided to limit our...
  • Herman Cain to speak in Richmond, Sat Oct. 8 at 6 pm

    10/06/2011 5:43:38 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies
    Herman Cain is the American story. Born the son of a chauffeur and house cleaner, his rise to the highest levels of corporate management and now as a prominent conservative leader is truly extraordinary. After earning a Master's degree from Purdue, he served in the U.S. Navy, shared the pastorate of a Baptist church, beat stage IV cancer and finished second in a three-way bid for a U.S. Senate seat. His life as a celebrated CEO of Godfather's Pizza and turnaround expert has given Herman Cain an unparalleled national platform. Hailing from Georgia, Herman is married to his wife, Gloria,...
  • Richmond Fed: Manufacturing Activity Contracted at a Slightly Slower Pace in September

    09/28/2011 6:41:38 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 1 replies
    Richmond Fed ^ | 9.27.11 | Richmond Fed
    Manufacturing activity in the central Atlantic region contracted at a less pronounced rate this month, according to the Richmond Fed's latest survey. Looking at the main components of activity, employment grew at a slightly quicker rate, while shipments exhibited more moderate weakness and new orders slipped further into negative territory. Evidence of diminished weakness was also reflected in most other indicators. District contacts reported that backlogs, capacity utilization, and delivery times remained negative but improved from August's readings. Manufacturers reported somewhat quicker growth in finished goods inventories. Looking forward, manufacturers' assessments of business prospects for the next six months were...