Will Jones, “Panel Ponders Reducing Districts in Richmond,” RTD, June 19, 2011

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Richmond should consider reducing its number of voter districts from the current nine to seven or five as a way to help tackle the poverty that plagues the city, according to an unfinished report of a commission appointed by Mayor Dwight C. Jones. … Continue reading

Carol Hazard, “Housing Problem Expands in State,” RTD, January 4, 2009

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The number of foreclosures in Virginia doubled during the first 11 months of 2008, compared with all of 2007. Data analyzed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch show 27,938 foreclosures statewide in the 2008 period for all property types, including single-family homes, businesses, condominiums and lots, … Continue reading

Melissa Scott Sinclair, “North Side Blues,” Style Weekly, September 22, 2010

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“Vacant. Vacant. Vacant.” Reginald Epps, one-time real estate magnate of Brookland Park Boulevard, surveys the ruins of his empire. “Vandalism,” Epps says, pointing at the busted windows of two empty commercial buildings. The salon that used to be across the … Continue reading