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Neighborhood watch

Neighborhood watch

Residents of Crescent Hall and Fifeville want more police officers patrolling their neighborhood during the day and night, especially in Tonsler Park. For several years, concerns over community policing, in which officers are assigned to specific neighborhoods, have been persistent at both sites. But last Wednesday night, during an open meeting with City Council members at the Crescent Hall public housing project, residents put their calls for improved law enforcement ahead of numerous maintenance issues, from broken elevators to overflowing toilets.

September 2011: Get Real

September 2011: Get Real

By now, saying that this real estate market is difficult has a certain broken-record quality. But even getting a refinance loan is “tougher than it used to be,” says Phillip Mahone, co-owner of Mahone Mortgage, LLC in Charlottesville. “The biggest issue right now is the decline in property values.”  In fact, according to Zillow Inc., […]

Making nice

Making nice

Much of the campaign for the Democratic nomination to City Council was spent drawing lines between the candidates who supported the construction of the Meadow Creek Parkway (MCP) and the ones who didn’t; the ones in favor of a new earthen dam at Ragged Mountain and the ones who preferred dredging the South Fork Rivanna […]

Escuela moderna

 The line that formed outside the Southwood Community Center stretched out of sight. Moms, dads, students, teachers and administrators gathered on August 16 to get a piece of the fun at the second annual Back-to-School Festival, an event designed to help Southwood families celebrate and prepare for the start of the school year. This year, […]

My house is your house

My house is your house

“When is this thing going to start?” asks a resident during a redevelopment check-in meeting at Crescent Hall, one of several public housing sites in Charlottesville. Amy Kilroy, director of redevelopment for the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, answers the same way she has since the start of a summer-long meeting series to discuss redevelopment. “We […]

Ballot boxing

Ballot boxing

Feel spoiled for choice? C-VILLE assembled a few notes and quotes on the seven candidates currently vying for their party's nomination.

Going south

Going south

Since its purchase by the Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA), the vacant piece of land between King, Grove and Ninth streets in Fifeville has waited for a facelift for more than 10 years. The Fifeville triangle, which abuts the city’s busy Cherry Avenue Corridor and is within walking distance to the UVA Medical Center, is now […]

Political salon

Political salon

Paul Beyer greeted me, barefoot, as I entered his loft apartment. After a firm handshake, I was ushered to one of three mismatched couches that fill the space he currently shares with his younger brother Scott. Beer in hand, he welcomed a dozen other guests to his twice weekly “Talk About the City” salon. It’s […]

Albemarle road race

Albemarle road race

Both candidates for the county Board of Supervisors’ Rivanna District—Democrat Cynthia Neff and incumbent Republican Ken Boyd—agree that northern Albemarle needs a bypass around 29N. They simply don’t agree on the definition of “bypass,” a word that may well define their race for Boyd’s supervisor seat.

August 2011: Real Estate

 In real estate, making the right investment is not an easy task, especially now that purchasing property isn’t the predictable money-maker it used to be. There are endless elements and amenities to consider before taking the ultimate financial leap of faith. Locally, buyers are of the careful and calculating kind. That pickiness allows Realtors to […]