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Charlottesville Free Clinic moving into new home in early December, expecting $40K from CARES Act

Related Articles: Charlottesville Free Clinic to seek new home; Department of Health to expand staff Charlottesville Free Clinic continuing operations during COVID-19 crisis to keep non-emergency patients out of hospitals Charlottesville’s Free Clinic will be moving into a new location before the year’s end.  In June, the clinic was notified that it would need to […]

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Concerns fester over mail-in voting with uncertainty of USPS

With elections approaching, some are saying that they are nervous about voting this year.  Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, where people have come to rely on the mail more than they may have before, many may rely on it to cast their vote this year. With federal-level changes from the new U.S. Postal Service postmaster and […]

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United Way launches grants for minority-owned businesses impacted by COVID

As the COVID-19 pandemic has financially strained businesses across multiple sectors these past six months, a local nonprofit has launched targeted grants with a focus on minority-owned companies. The United Way of Greater Charlottesville is currently accepting applications through Sep. 15 for its COVID recovery grant that will award five businesses up to $10,000 and […]

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Community Commentary/Opinion: A community challenge to fix student broadband access

To Parties Concerned with Equity and Access in the Charlottesville/Albemarle Area: The Daily Progress editorial on Saturday, June 20, 2020 —which first appeared in The (Fredericksburg) Free Lance-Star — told the story of a Pennsylvania community which did not have broadband access.  Concerned citizens banded together and essentially built their own internet system, including a […]

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Community Commentary/Opinion: For Black people in Charlottesville, fixing broken systems is life or death

“This ain’t livin’, this ain’t livin’” are the words of Marvin Gaye’s 1971 song “Inner City Blues” that still echoes across the decades and once again pierces our collective consciousness. Life for many people in America, particularly Black people, is not living at all; rather, it is survival at best in a system that is […]

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Dark Marquees: Theaters and performing artists find ways to weather shutdown

Related Articles: Dark Marquees: How Charlottesville-based artists are dealing with the shutdown Dark Marquees: The future of live entertainment in Charlottesville Dark Marquees: Live music venues With events cancelled and the work of volunteers paused, local theater nonprofits are finding new ways to connect with the community and calling on donors to help them outlast […]

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UVa. announces plans for fall semester

*This is a developing story and the website will be updated. Rising fourth-year student Rohan Taneja is a computer science major with many of his courses being lectures or large sizes —two types of classes that will be held online, rather than in-person, this coming semester at the University of Virginia.  On Wednesday, UVA made […]

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Dark Marquees: How Charlottesville-based artists are dealing with the shutdown

For Charlottesville-based musical artists, the cancellation of live shows has had varied impacts. Full-time performers struggle to figure out a financially stable way to continue creating, while part-time performers still feel the weight of being unable to connect with audiences. For some, the pandemic has derailed long-built momentum, while for others it has provided valuable […]

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Community Commentary/Opinion: While the soul of our nation is at stake, entrepreneurs and community members of color must endure

Under the shadow of a life-altering pandemic, the Minority Business Alliance launched an application process in April for its members to apply for funding to support their businesses’ operational costs such as rent, payroll, supplies, etc. Further darkened by yet another public annihilation of an African American life in May, the shadow of a more […]