On Tuesday, Joe Thompson, William Toney and Dan Miller were arrested in Lee Park and charged with being drunk in public, trespassing, possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Guian McKee, a public policy professor at the UVA Batten School, lauded the Blended Learning to Advance Student Thinking initiative (BLAST), known more generally as the tablet initiative, as a program that will help students be ready for the workplace.
Just like the people who make up the Occupy Wall Street movement, the members of Occupy Charlottesville are indignant about the state of corporate corruption in the U.S. government and “sick” of a small portion of the population “controlling the majority of the wealth, resources and labor equity.”
With city and county elections only a week away, anything is fair game, even endorsing your opponent. Last week, Independent candidate for City Council Bob Fenwick did the unthinkable and publicly supported Democratic candidate Dede Smith. He did it in an attempt to break up the “old line party” majority currently held by outgoing Councilor […]
After Occupy Charlottesville was granted a 30-day permit to stay in Lee Park, members are saying they want to stay put through Christmas.
Both the defense and the prosecution agree that the next hearing dealing with Yeardley Love’s medical records should be closed to the public.
Founded in 2002, Day in the Life offers local youth the opportunity to experience college life through tutoring, mentoring and social and cultural activities on campus.
While desires differed depending on the petitioners – golfers want the golf course to stay; bird watchers want their space; soccer players want more playing fields: and green space enthusiasts want little to no change – the lack of access to the park for bikers and pedestrians was thee underlying theme at the McIntire Park east planning session.
Exiting City Councilor Holly Edwards shares her thoughts on the future of Charlottesville, her successes and the her most difficult votes.
After three years as the head of the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Randy Bickers is "worn out," and has decided to step down
Starting on Friday at 1pm, interviews will be streamed live at the Center and featured online
According to Charlottesville Area Association of Retailers data, sales for homes priced below $200,000 increased 17 percent
The last time UVA had a staff union, things didn’t end well. Too few members prompted Communications Workers of America (CWA), a national telecommunications union, to stop financially supporting the Staff Union at UVA (SUUVA). Without funding, the union ceased to exist in 2008. Now, three years later, some believe it is the perfect time to pick up where SUUVA left off and organize once more.
Everyone’s saying it, and the low interest rates prove it: It’s a buyers market and a great time to buy a second or vacation home—if you can afford it. Just like every other sector of the housing business, though, the vacation-home market has fallen victim to the financial meltdown. Priced under assessed value, this […]
The movement to bring more from-scratch meals to Charlottesville City Schools is alive and well. One year after Charlottesville Cooking School owner Martha Stafford designed a black bean and brown rice taco recipe for school lunch menus, the meal is in rotation and recipes for hummus and granola are in the works. To make the […]
City Walk, one of the city’s biggest development projects, is set to break ground after years of delay
Kristin Rourke, a UVA graduate student from Houston, Texas, created an oral history of local sites available via mobile phone
Tom Olivier, the group’s president, said that the Sierra Club endorses candidates with "the ability to simultaneously protect the environment and provide opportunities for better lives"
Spurred by data obtained by Virginia Organizing (VO) through a Freedom of Information Act request, community members have urged City Council to review the city’s hiring practices, and have voiced concerns about the perceived under-representation of minority supervisors and managers in city jobs
After the Democratic firehouse primary on August 20, news about former City Council candidate James Halfaday’s alleged untruthful statements began to surface. By then, Halfaday had been a certified candidate for five months
Long believes the four remaining candidates will fare well against the three Democratic nominees in the race for City Council
35 percent of Charlottesville’s 291 public works employees are African American, but only 16 percent are supervisors or managers
With Newcomb Hall undergoing an $18 million renovation, UVA Dining Services came up with a student meal solution that falls decidedly outside of the lunchbox. Beginning this fall, on weekdays from 11am to 2pm, six trucks with names like Steak Me Home Tonight, Got Dumplings? and Nacho Panda—park around the UVA Amphitheater to offer students […]
A U.S. District Judge will soon decide whether a lawsuit brought by five homeless men against the City of Charlottesville over its soliciting ordinance can move forward. But for Jeffrey Fogel, the attorney representing the men, moving the case to the next stage could turn out to be an uphill battle. After hearing arguments from […]