Tag: Charlottesville


Charlottesville parks renaming survey released

The City of Charlottesville would like the community’s input on the renaming of our downtown parks. A survey has been launched to receive suggestions for the downtown parks initially renamed in June 2017.


Charlottesville hosts Liberation and Freedom Day event

The second annual commemoration of Liberation and Freedom Day, which recognizes the ending of slavery in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, will be celebrated in Charlottesville on Saturday, with observances at the University of Virginia Chapel and the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.


Charlottesville EEOC office to speak on workplace discrimination

The Director of the Richmond Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Office, Daron Calhoun will be in Charlottesville on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center to talk with community members who are interested in learning how to address discrimination in the workplace.


Charlottesville community survey for police chief search

The City of Charlottesville is searching for a new Chief of Police to lead the Department. Our community members have a critical role to play in helping to recruit the next Chief and the ideal candidate must demonstrate qualities and characteristics that reflect our diverse community.


National Dance Foundation, Charlottesville Parks & Recreation present Celebration of Dance

Local National Dance Foundation Ambassador and Dance Educator, María Daniel, and Charlottesville Parks and Recreation invites everyone to attend the Celebration of Dance event on Friday, February 23rd at Carver Recreation Center from 6:00-7:30pm.


Charlottesville to implement deer population management operation

The City of Charlottesville will be working with a wildlife management specialist to implement a deer management operation that will begin in February and end in March 2018.


City Market Arts returns this weekend

Artists from the popular City Market along with other local artisans will be displaying and selling their creations at the City Market Arts event on Saturday, February 10 from 10 am to 4 pm at Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville.

Free screening of award-winning documentary

The Charlottesville Office of Human Rights will host a free screening of the film An Unlikely Friendship on Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  

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Charlottesville hires new director of communications

Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones announced the hiring of Brian Wheeler as the city’s next director of communications.


Charlottesville Parks & Recreation hosting Job Fair

The Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Department will host a job fair on Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Carver Recreation Center. The job fair is an opportunity for job seekers to meet with Parks & Recreation staff, learn about various positions and apply on-site.


Charlottesville announces new McIntire Park construction projects to begin

The City of Charlottesville announced today the continued implementation of the Master Plan for McIntire Park with the commencement of construction of two new major park improvements.


Jordan Romeo gets suspended sentence, community service in assault case

Jordan Romeo received a suspended sentence and community service Friday after pleading guilty to a disorderly conduct charge arising out of the July 2017 KKK rally in Charlottesville.


Charlottesville ends parking meter pilot program

Charlottesville City Council voted Tuesday to suspend the on-street parking meter pilot program indefinitely pending re-evaluation.


Charlottesville Parks & Recreation offers Free Fitness Week

To kick off a healthy 2018, Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is offering Free Fitness Week January 2nd – 7th. During Free Fitness Week, all daily admission fees are waived at Carver Recreation Center and Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center. 


Charlottesville Christmas tree curbside pick-up begins Jan. 8

City of Charlottesville curbside trash or recycling service customers may place Christmas trees at the curb for collection the week of January 8.


Charlottesville restarts parking meter pilot program, adds functionality

The City of Charlottesville parking meter pilot program will restart on Tuesday January, 2nd at 8AM. The program had been temporarily suspended from Friday November, 17th through the holidays.

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Thierry Dupuis named interim police chief in Charlottesville

City Manager Maurice Jones announced today the hiring of Thierry Dupuis as interim police chief for the City’s Police Department. Dupuis retired as police chief in Chesterfield County in September of 2017 after serving ten years in that role.


City Attorney leaving Charlottesville for new position

Craig Brown has announced that he will be leaving his position as City Attorney in Charlottesville at the end of January 2018 to pursue another opportunity. Brown joined the City Attorney’s Office in 1985, and was promoted to City Attorney in 2001.

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Charlottesville Free Trolley, Route 9 to detour

Due to the UVA football game against Boston College on Saturday, October 21, Charlottesville Area Transit will detour the Free Trolley.


Dairy Road Bridge closed Saturday to Monday morning

The majority of the work under the Dairy Road vehicular bridge in Charlottesville is now complete.


Petition asks Charlottesville to keep weapons out of rallies

A new petition, signed by over 8,000 people and just sent to Charlottesville’s City Council, asks Charlottesville to keep weapons out of rallies.


Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission seeks grant applications

The Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission is now accepting grant applications for projects.


Charlottesville approves supplemental rental assistance program

Charlottesville City Council has approved the creation of a supplemental rental assistance program for the City of Charlottesville.


Charlottesville seeking Grand Illumination Tree

The City of Charlottesville is asking for the donation of a large tree for Grand Illumination, the City’s annual holiday celebration.


Virginia State Police investigating Charlottesville fatal shooting

The investigation remains ongoing into an officer-involved shooting Friday afternoon (Oct. 13) in the City of Charlottesville.


Charlottesville IT wins Governor’s Technology Award

The City of Charlottesville’s Information Technology Department won a Governor’s Technology Award in the category IT.


Charlottesville issues drought warning

Charlottesville City Council approved drought warning stage restrictions for all City residents and businesses at a special meeting on Wednesday. 

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David Swanson: Slim pickings for Charlottesville City Council

Thus far I’m underwhelmed by the candidates seeking to join Charlottesville’s City Council this year, as well as, of course, by the current members.


Charlottesville leaders comment on latest white supremacist rally

Richard Spencer and a group or approximately 40 people held an unannounced tiki torch rally in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville.


Charlottesville wins 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award

The EPA recognized Charlottesville with a 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award for its major contributions to WaterSense.


New musical playground makes its home in Pen Park in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation celebrates the installation of its first musical playground on Tuesday.


Astraea to invest $1 million to expand startup IT operation in Charlottesville

Astraea, a startup that develops technology to gather satellite data for environmental-related predictive analysis, will invest $1 million to expand in Charlottesville.

#Charlottesville: Divide, not unite

We now have the second side to the “both sides” dichotomy of #Charlottesville that President Trump tried to sell us on.


Charlottesville Veteran & Community Job Fair set for Wednesday

The Charlottesville Veteran & Community Job Fair will be held Wednesday from 10 am until 2 pm at Jefferson School City Center Carver Recreation Center.


Park Properties Management Company’s residents receive NAHMA’s Education Foundation Scholarship

Two student residents living at the Treesdale community in Charlottesville received scholarship grants from the NAHMA Education Foundation.


Derrick Parks: Law enforcement needs to learn the lessons of Charlottesville

Law enforcement must appropriately do their job and protect individuals when there are public demonstrations.

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David Swanson: Charlottesville’s past that isn’t even

Here in Charlottesville, Virginia, I like to point out that the rallies of racists are mostly imported from out of state.

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Charlottesville mayor issues apology for critical comments

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer had his wings clipped a bit by fellow City Council members on Wednesday.


Charlottesville makes victim, witness assistance services available

Charlottesville wants to make sure that everyone knows of the resources that are available to crime victims through its Victim and Witness Assistance Program.


Former U.S. Attorney to lead independent review of Charlottesville response

The City of Charlottesville has hired Tim Heaphy to lead an independent, external review of the City’s response to three events during the last three months.


Charlottesville Community Recovery Town Hall rescheduled to Sunday

The City of Charlottesville host a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center.

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WTJU Freefall Music & Art Festival: An antidote to fascism

The solar eclipse just passed over Virginia, but Charlottesville recently experienced a different kind of darkness.

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Michele Edwards shares experiences at #Charlottesville protest

I am sharing my thoughts about my experience in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12. That day will stay forever in our hearts and souls.

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What does Charlottesville have to do with NASCAR?

A Boston Globe reporter came to Bristol to do some fishing at a NASCAR race, viewing Appalachia through a cheap dollar store pair of sunglasses.

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BREAKING: Charlottesville to keep only non-racist war monuments

Under the new policy just announced in Charlottesville, the city will be taking down all but the non-racist war monuments in all of its public spaces.


Charlottesville to partner with DOJ Community Relations Service

Charlottesville will be partnering with the Community Relations Services division of the DOJ to begin a road to recovery for our community.

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Signer to state: Allow removal of Lee statue, ban open carry at public events

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer is calling on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene a special session of the General Assembly to allow the city to remove the statue of Robert E Lee. 


Alert: Charlottesville issues donation scam warning

The Charlottesville Fire Department has received reports of phone calls from individuals purporting to be collecting donations in the wake of the events of Aug. 12.


Breaking: Charlottesville to make ‘major announcement’ on Lee statue

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer will make what is being billed as “a major announcement” regarding the Robert E. Lee statue on Friday.

More than 9,000 ask Charlottesville to create peace memorial

Over 9,000 people have signed a petition urging the City of Charlottesville to erect a peace pole or other monument in support of peace.