Lt. Hood presented an update* tonight on the local crime situation. Anybody who knows him knows he doesn’t pull punches. Among the most concerning comments he made was about the strain the Occupy Richmond movement puts on the police manpower at a time when all available resources should be patrolling our streets. Any public event [...]
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There have been six armed robberies in Greater Jackson Ward between Friday and Tuesday. This is remarkable even by local standards. Greater Jackson Ward is a large area running generally from Main on the south to Gilpin on the north, from MCV all the way to Lombardy. In an average week we rarely have even [...]
"I was standing outside the Rite Aid," he recalled during an interview in his family's home near The Diamond. "Ten seconds later, someone walks behind me and hits me in the face." He was punched and kicked numerous times as he lay curled on the ground. Eventually, his attackers ran off. No one attempted to help him, he said.
If you were you will know what I’m talking about. Simply put is was not good. I went out late to see how things were working out. It was unlike any other First Friday I’ve ever been to. Here are the bullet points. There were 1/2 dozen police cars parked on both sides of Broad [...]
In a recent article, Style Weekly asks, “Can a working class neighborhood live with and even benefit from a major university as a neighbor?“. The answer is complicated and neighborhood opinion is divided. The question has gotten new life thanks to a major residential/retail proposal on West Marshall Street. It’s easy to say Carver is [...]
... it comes as a disappointment to not be able to support the Mayor’s current proposal for the creation of the city’s first arts and cultural district because it lacks the elements necessary to reach these goals.
The RTD reports Steady Sounds Record Store was robbed again in another daylight robbery yesterday at 2:39 pm. Bear with me while I rant. This is unacceptable. Broad Street needs to be safe. We will never have a vibrant downtown until it is. Shoppers will (and do) avoid it. Stores that should will never open [...]
While Richmond dot Com dropped the ball with the 2nd Street Fest, they did get another one right, Broad Appetit. Broad Appetit is hands down the best food festival in the city bringing thousands of people downtown for samples of over 50 of Richmond’s best restaurants. GJW supports local businesses and festivals, so here’s what [...]
Another one minute police response, but somewhat meaningless for the victim and the neighborhood. This is the 2nd serious incident in as many weeks. Should clubs be held responsible for the actions of their patrons? Does the social and public costs of their doing business out weigh their contribution to the city's economy?
Is a good Bar B Q joint. Richmond dot Com has a another Besties poll out for Best BBQ and I can’t think of a single spot in CJWN Land. We have some of the best restaurants in Richmond and one or two that may qualify as THE best, but when I think BBQ, I [...]
Social media went hog wild yesterday, CJWN included, when news spread across Twitter that Nate’s Taco Truck has been stolen overnight. The reaction was instant and visceral. “Bunch of savages in this town” “Damn!” “Gathering pitchforks and torches” We joined in here too. Nothing makes me madder than to see a new merchant in the [...]
As expected a proposed new coliseum near the original has kicked up a lot of dust. From Venture Richmond: A coliseum consultant has recommended that a brand new arena with 14,000 to 15,000 seats, depending on configuration, be constructed downtown between 8th and 10th streets, next to the existing Richmond Coliseum site. A real alternative [...]