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Public invited to give input as part of Charlottesville city efficiency study

As a part of Charlottesville’s organizational efficiency study, the community is invited to attend one of two small group discussion forums.


Bama Works donates $100,000 Challenge Grant to McIntire Skate Park

Bama Works has issued a $100,000 matching challenge grant to the City of Charlottesville to help fund the construction of the new McIntire Skate Park.


Charlottesville hosts 2016 City Services Fair

The 2016 City Services Fair will be held on Friday from 10am-1pm at City Hall Plaza (on the Downtown Mall in front of City Hall).

Charlottesville’s 5th Street Station sets new retail development standards

Strategically positioned on 5th Street, directly off Interstate 64, 5th Street Station, is the newest shopping center in southern Charlottesville.


Our Town Charlottesville meetings continue Thursday

“Our Town Charlottesville,” a series of town hall style meetings in all of Charlottesville’s neighborhoods, will continue on Thursday.


Charlottesville City Council passes open data resolution

Charlottesville City Council unanimously adopted a resolution in support of open data at its meeting on Monday.

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UVA Batten School hosts Charlottesville mayor, vice mayor

The graduate student-run journal Virginia Policy Review welcomes Mayor Mike Signer and Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy of Charlottesville City Council.


Energy awareness art displayed around Charlottesville

Last November, dozens of Charlottesville artists submitted ideas for the Energize! Charlottesville Pitch Night: The Power of Energy in Our Lives.


Downtown Job Center to host Ting hiring event

On Thursday, the City of Charlottesville’s Downtown Job Center will host a recruitment fair to help Ting find qualified employees.

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Something new is brewing in Charlottesville

Random Row Brewing Co. is set to open later this month on Preston Avenue, adding another destination to the craft beer scene.


NAACP meeting features JustChildren report on black suspension rate

The Albemarle-Charlottesville branch of the NAACP will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, September 12.


Charlottesville housing affordability program application deadline Sept. 1

Charlottesville City Council is again offering grants to homeowners who may not otherwise qualify for the City’s elderly and disabled tax relief programs.


Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center annual maintenance closure

The Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville will be closed from Aug. 17-31 for maintenance and renovations.

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David Swanson: One city is following through on protests of Confederate monuments

Charlottesville is a diverse, enlightened, and progressive college town in Virginia with its public spaces dominated by war memorials, in particular memorials to Confederate soldiers.

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Route 29 Solutions advisory panel meets on Thursday

The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its regular meeting at 2 p.m.Thursday at the Virginia Transportation Research Council, 530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville.


Final Sunday Sundowns of 2016 on Sunday

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, along with support of BAMA Works and the LeRoi Moore Fund, will host the final Sunday Sundowns of the 2016 season on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at Washington Park Pool.


Locust Avenue traffic calming

As part of Charlottesville’s Traffic Calming Program, the City is testing the effects of new roadway markings on Locust Avenue between the U.S. 250 Bypass and High Street.


Charlottesville participates in National Citizen Survey

The City of Charlottesville is one of many jurisdictions in the United States to participate in The National Citizen Survey™ in 2016.

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Overnight lane closures resume at Route 29-Rio Road project

Beginning tonight there will be overnight lane closures on Route 29 and Route 631 in the vicinity of the new grade-separated intersection.

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Power of One: TEDx Charlottesville returns Nov. 11

The TEDx event “The Power of One” returns to the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville on Friday, Nov. 11.

Lanes to close overnight on Interstate 64 near Charlottesville

Overnight alternating lane closures will be in place at the Interstate 64 bridge over Route 20 in Albemarle County for deck maintenance work.

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Work on Route 29-Rio Road project continues over July 4th weekend

Construction on the Route 29-Rio Road grade-separated intersection will continue over the Independence Day holiday weekend.


Community Emergency Response Team fall training announced

The Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Office of Emergency Management is offering free Community Emergency Response Team training.


Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Summer Camp registration dates

Registration is still underway for the Summer Pre-Teen Camp at either Carver Recreation Center or Walker Upper Elementary and Teen Camp at Key Recreation Center.


Active shooter exercise will close Charlottesville City Hall Wednesday morning

Charlottesville City Hall will be closed to the public on the morning of Wednesday, June 29, to allow staff to participate in an active shooter exercise.


Tree trimming begins Monday on Route 250 bypass

VDOT will trim vegetation to improve visibility on the Route 250 Bypass in both directions at the Barracks Road entrance and exit ramps in Albemarle County.


GO program graduates over 30 Charlottesville residents in a year and a half

GO Driver is a seven week training program that prepares City residents for a career as a Relief Bus Driver with Charlottesville Area Transit.


Sunday Sundowns at Washington Park Pool in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, with the support of BAMA Works and the LeRoi Moore Fund, will host the first of three Sunday Sundowns of 2016 on Sunday.


Charlottesville parks and rec, city schools team up for fun-filled summer

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation and the City Schools CLASS Program will run a six-week Summer Program for city children.


Sister cities chef exchange to culminate in Italian-style street festival in Charlottesville

Downtown Belmont will be the scene of a street festival celebrating Charlottesville’s Italian Sister City of Poggio a Caiano.

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New traffic patterns at Route 29, Rio Road

Construction on the Rio Road grade-separated intersection at Route 29 will shift into high gear at 8 p.m. Sunday.


Our Town Charlottesville meetings begin Thursday

“Our Town Charlottesville,” a series of town hall style meetings in all of Charlottesville’s neighborhoods, will begin for 2016/2017 on Thursday.

Football: Jack Powers transfers to UVA from Arizona State

Former Arizona State offensive lineman Jack Powers (Salinas, Calif.) has transferred to UVA for his final two years of eligibility.


Charlottesville Parks and Recreation will open spray grounds this weekend

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation will open its three spray grounds on Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 am for the 2016 season.

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UVA women’s lacrosse earns at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

The UVA women’s lacrosse team (9-8) earned its 21st consecutive NCAA Championship bid, securing an at-large berth.


Charlottesville Parks and Recreation continues Ragged Mountain Natural Area master planning

The Charlottesville Department of Parks and Recreation is undertaking a master planning process for the Ragged Mountain Natural Area.

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UVA selects Ila Berman as Dean of the School of Architecture

The University of Virginia announced today that Ila Berman has been appointed the dean of the School of Architecture.


Hillsdale Drive Extension Project advertised for bids

Advertisement for bids for the construction of the Hillsdale Road Extension Project was posted to the City of Charlottesville website on March 31.

Kaki Dimock new director of human services for City of Charlottesville

City Manager Maurice Jones has named Kaki Dimock as Director of Human Services (DHS) for the City of Charlottesville.


Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation kicks off in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer is joining other mayors across the country in asking local residents to make a commitment to conserve water.

Former UNC offensive lineman Jared Cohen transfers to UVA

Offensive guard Jared Cohen (Owings Mills, Md.) has announced he will transfer to Virginia for his final three years of eligibility.

Baseball: No. 14 UVA takes on No. 23 NC State

The No. 14 Virginia baseball team plays host to No. 23 NC State Friday through Sunday (April 1-3) in a three-game ACC series at Davenport Field.

Baseball: No. 14 UVA falls to Old Dominion, 5-4

Old Dominion scored five runs over the final two innings to rally and top the No. 14 UVA baseball team, 5-4, Wednesday at Davenport Field.


Music Feeds Us announces 2016 Chamber Music Concerts

Celebrating their fifth anniversary season, Music Feeds Us has provided over 82,000 meals for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

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Men’s lacrosse: Virginia cruises to victory over VMI, 19-4

Sixteen different Cavaliers scored at least one point as Virginia (5-5) cruises to a home victory over the VMI Keydets (1-10) on Tuesday.