VPM Daily Newscast: March 8, 2023
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of March 8, 2023:
Reconnect Jackson Ward gets federal funding boost
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the city of Richmond would receive $1.3 million to devise a plan for building a cap over Interstate 95, which cut through the historically Black Jackson Ward neighborhood when it was constructed. The city will use the funding to expand on an existing feasibility study and further narrow the project's scope.
Richmond School Board approves 200-day calendar at Fairfield Court
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly and Dawnthea M. Price Lisco
The new calendar will begin next school year as part of a pilot program to help address COVID-19 pandemic–related learning loss. Superintendent Jason Kamras said a dozen schools throughout the division applied for the pilot, but Fairfield Court is the first to get a green light to move forward.
In other news:
- Del. Fariss faces felony charges in Campbell County (The Roanoke Times)
In case you missed it:
- Affordable housing community proposed in Northern Henrico (Henrico Citizen)