Cultivate Charlottesville, in collaboration with the City of Charlottesville and other community partners, has launched a 24/7 text hotline to connect central Virginians with food resources in their area.
The sky’s the limit for Charlottesville Women in Tech, as the organization on Wednesday marked its fifth birthday with a celebration at Skybar. A crowd of more than 30 people gathered for refreshments and socializing. The organization offers resources, support and networking to women in the Charlottesville area who work in or are engaged in science, […]
Construction is set to begin Monday on a new section of the U.S. 250 Bypass bicycle and pedestrian shared-use path. Once completed, the new portion of the trail will connect Hydraulic Road to Meadowbrook Heights Road, and the overall trail would connect through McIntire Park along the north side of the bypass to the John […]
The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society has taken the first step toward the renewal of its lease of the McIntire Building on Second Street Northeast. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the organization presented a report on the goals it was asked to meet before the council considered the lease renewal. The report came after questions were […]
Three months ago, the sixth grade at Charlottesville’s Walker Upper Elementary School was presented with an exciting question: How would you use $6,000 to make your school better? On Wednesday evening, Walker held a schoolwide referendum on 15 potential uses that were put forth by the sixth-grade class. A proposal to organize basketball and soccer […]
At a recent meeting that stretched nearly to 1 a.m., the Charlottesville Planning Commission moved forward a special-use permit for an apartment building and self-storage facility on a 2.2-acre lot at the corner of River Road and Belleview Avenue. The site plan by North Carolina-based Go Store It River LLC features a four-story apartment building […]
Watchdog and investigative reporting models remain essential, but I think today we are confronting the darker reality that we have let our systems off the hook. What if it’s our assumptions that are bad and our goals that are unjust?
The redevelopment of Friendship Court is slated to be the largest new construction of low-income housing undertaken in Charlottesville in more than two decades. The plan alone is groundbreaking, having been created by current Section 8 residents in partnership with Piedmont Housing Alliance.
Amy Laufer no longer is a member of the Charlottesville School Board. A former teacher, Laufer resigned from the panel, effective immediately after Thursday’s meeting because of her family’s move to Albemarle County. Laufer first was elected to the School Board in 2011. In 2017, she ran for a position on the City Council but […]
After about three hours of discussion largely centered on affordable housing, the Charlottesville Planning Commission on Tuesday endorsed the city’s five-year Capital Improvement Program budget in a 6-0 vote. The recommendation to the City Council included adding $1 million for the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund for fiscal year 2020, as that line item previously was […]