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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.

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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.


You can no longer be silent

We all know somebody who voted for, and thus enabled, the president who just made clear that he thinks white supremacists are “very fine people.”

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Marietta McCarty: Charlottesville is All-Right

Charlottesville has been my home since I discovered it in graduate school. It’s full of natural beauty, alive, progressive, dynamic.

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David Swanson: Top 10 misconceptions about #Charlottesville

Let’s start with the obvious. Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are actually two completely different places in the world. 


Charlottesville man arrested, charged with spitting on white supremacist

Virginia State Police charged a Charlottesville man with misdemeanor assault and battery Sunday in downtown Charlottesville.


Update on murder at Charlottesville rally

The Charlottesville Police Department continues to investigate the murder of a Charlottesville woman after a white supremacist rally on Saturday.


Three arrested in connection with violence at Charlottesville rally

Virginia State Police have made three arrests related to the planned rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville.


What happened in Charlottesville was no accident

The people who brainstormed today’s events in Charlottesville into being weren’t there to protest the removal of a statue.

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine on #Charlottesville events

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement in response to the recent displays of violence and bigotry by white nationalists in Charlottesville.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on events in #Charlottesville

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement in response to the violence in Charlottesville.


Traffic Alert: Hillsdale Drive in Charlottesville

Midday Friday a traffic shift will occur when traffic from an existing section of Hillsdale Drive (north of Greenbrier Drive) is relocated.

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David Swanson: Welcoming the fascists to Charlottesville

I have mixed emotions about the fact that I’ll be missing the latest big fascism rally here in Charlottesville.


Charlottesville Fire Department awarded CFAI Accredited Agency status

The Charlottesville Fire Department has been awarded Accredited Agency status by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.


Charlottesville West Main Street closure Aug. 4-6

Beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, August 4, West Main Street in Charlottesville will be closed between 11th Street and Jefferson Park Avenue.


Charlottesville to hold public meeting on changes to public parking

The City of Charlottesville will be holding a public meeting regarding upcoming changes to public parking in the area of the Downtown Mall.


New regional emergency management coordinator hired

Allison Farole has been hired as the new regional emergency management coordinator for Charlottesville, UVA and Albemarle County.


Metered parking pilot program approved in Charlottesville

Charlottesville City Council has approved a six-month pilot program for metered parking on 105 parking spaces immediately surrounding the Downtown Mall. 


Charlottesville issues RFP for Downtown Parks Master Plan

The City of Charlottesville has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Downtown Parks Master Plan.


Three Notch’d Brewing Company to build new production facility in Charlottesville

Three Notch’d Brewing Company will create eight new jobs and invest over $2.9 million to expand its craft brewery in the City of Charlottesville.

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David Swanson: Against ignoring the KKK

Judging by popular social norms and their dwindling membership, the KKK seems to be on the way out. Why give them any attention that could help promote them?


Sounds of Summer returns to Belmont Park

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, along with support of BAMA Works, will host Sounds of Summer on Saturday, June 24.


Charlottesville to propose EMS cost recovery program

Charlottesville Fire Chief Andrew Baxter and Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad President Gin Leavell will present plans to implement ambulance billing.


Sunday Sundowns 2017 at Washington Park Pool

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, with the support of BAMA Works and the LeRoi Moore Fund, will host the first of three Sunday Sundowns of 2017.

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Berkmar Drive, Hilton Heights Road closed overnight Friday

The final phase of construction of the roundabout at Hilton Heights Road and Berkmar Drive will begin on Friday night.

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Charlottesville Area Transit Free Trolley to detour

Beginning Monday, June 12, Charlottesville Area Transit will implement a long-term detour for the Free Trolley. 


Charlottesville joins Mayors National Climate Action Agenda in support of Paris Agreement

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer has joined the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, pledging to uphold goals embodied in the Paris Agreement.

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Flicker the Flame celebrates 10 years

May 22nd marks the 10th birthday of Flicker the Flame, Charlottesville’s natural gas safety mascot.


Office of Human Rights, Charlottesville Police host “The Talk”

Charlottesville is sponsoring a community discussion about youth and their interactions with law enforcement.

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Charlottesville resident carries messages of friendship to Russia

Charlottesville resident David Swanson is heading to Moscow with messages of friendship from U.S. people addressed to the people of Russia.


Charlottesville Comprehensive Plan update kicks off May 8

The City of Charlottesville will kick-off the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update on Monday May, 8 at Carver Recreation Center.


Dairy Road Bridge repairs begin in May

The City of Charlottesville will begin working on repairs to the Dairy Road Bridge in May 2017.

Zero Waste Day at Charlottesville City Market

Vendors at the weekly Charlottesville City Market continue to promote sustainability and minimize their environmental impact.


Charlottesville Community Job Fair at John Paul Jones Arena

The 2017 Charlottesville Community Job Fair will be held Thursday, May 4th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.


Charlottesville earns National SolSmart Award for advancing solar energy growth

Charlottesville has joined the ranks of the first 50 localities in the country to receive a SolSmart designation.


Charlottesville Gas wins damage prevention award

The Virginia Division of Utility and Railroad Safety announced Charlottesville Gas as this year’s winner of the Damage Prevention Leadership Award.


Belmont Bridge pedestrian reconfiguration update

After coordination with the consultant for the Belmont Bridge Replacement Project, the City of Charlottesville is altering the plan.


Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation kicks off in Charlottesville

Charlottesville is taking part in the sixth annual Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation from April 1st – 30th.


Charlottesville City Market returns Saturday

The popular City Market will kick off its 2017 season on Saturday, April 1 from 7 am – noon.

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Food hall model moves into 5th Street Station

5th Street Station Ventures is planning a new destination, The Yard, for Charlottesville’s newest shopping district.


David Swanson: Mike Signer-Profile in cowardice

There was a footnote to Charlottesville passing a resolution asking Congress to move money from the military.


Charlottesville to vote on resolution opposing Trump budget

Charlottesville City Council has on its agenda for Monday, March 20th, a vote on a resolution opposing President Donald Trump’s budget.