Residents of the Martha Jefferson neighborhood breathed a sigh of relief when the CFA Institute announced its decision to move into the site of the former hospital last year. Now, UVA is moving toward opening a Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) clinic in the building, bringing more diversity to the site and a new program to Charlottesville.
The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority is more than halfway through introducing a new chemical disinfectant to the city’s water supply, but the planned change has sparked anger among some residents who say the new compound isn’t proven safe, and could cause dangerous lead leaching.
OpenGrounds is more than a building. The students and faculty who designed this network model hope to connect differing University departments in new ways. (UVA Center for Collaboration and Innovation) “How can we move beyond protecting what we ‘know’ to embrace what we don’t even know we don’t know?” Among some two dozen other […]
This image from the 2004 McIntire Park Master Plan shows how McIntire Park East could be used as a community open space and a transportation anchor connecting the Meadowcreek corridor to Schenk’s Greenway and Downtown. (Courtesy Charlottesville Parks and Recreation) New York’s Central Park. The Boston Common. Hyde Park in London. These world class […]
Charlottesville residents Abby Guskind and Jean Burke were among the 31 people arrested at the State Capitol in Richmond last week for protesting a bill that would have required Virginia women seeking abortions to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound. Governor Bob McDonnell signed a modified version of the bill into law on Wednesday, March 6. (Photo by […]
When Governor Bob McDonnell released a state budget that changed the retirement plan for public school employees and reallocated a portion of local sales tax dollars, the Charlottesville School Board was left facing a deficit of $4 million for 2012-2013. After two months of wrestling with the new reality, the school board has found a […]
Keeping your children happy, healthy and energized can be a challenge. UVA Children’s Hospital dietitian Angie Hasemann offers some best practices. Before school Got a picky eater on your hands? Getting them to eat in the morning, especially, can be a struggle. “For younger children,” said Hasemann, “I often emphasize making breakfast something to look […]
Every spring, camp directors and counselors begin planning for the best three months of the year: summer camp. This year, as a parent, be prepared when you send your child off to camp for the first time. Is my child ready? First, consider your child’s age. Is he advanced for a 7-year-old? Is he a […]
“I feel hungry but hopeful,” said Carl David Goette-Luciak on Thursday, February 23, day six of his hunger strike. Members of the UVA Living Wage Campaign rallied to support 18 students engaged in a hunger strike aimed at forcing the University’s administrators to raise its minimum wage for staff and contractors to $13 an hour. […]
“The ideal community is one in which no one needs a cot in a church basement,” explained City Councilor Dave Norris, who pushed for better solutions to the city’s homeless problem during his time as mayor.
“Public spaces should be imaginative and fun,” said Brian Wimer, the Belmont resident who inspired Project Gait-way, the Belmont Bridge design competition. When asked about his opinion on the imaginative and contemporary designs, Major Satyendra Huja, with over 30 years in the city’s planning department under his belt, said he is pleased with the results […]
On January 12, Ari Rubenstein, organizer of Environment Virginia, told a small audience that included City Councilor Dede Smith and Albemarle Supervisor Ann Mallek that it was time to restore the Clean Water Act
“I remember thinking, ‘Where is my youngest daughter? Where is she?!’” Kimberly Mitchell, a resident of Mineral, recalled the fear that overtook her on Tuesday, September 23, the day that a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook central Virginia.
“I’m safe. I’m not okay, but I’m safe.” I couldn’t respond in any other way to the hundreds of phone calls, text messages, e-mails and Facebook posts asking me how I was doing. It was April 16, 2007, a day that Virginia Tech and the rest of the world will never forget, the day Seung-Hui […]