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VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 6, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Sept. 6, 2023:

Red Oak tenants rally over housing conditions
Reported by VPM News’ Connor Scribner

Dozens of tenants and housing activists rallied this week outside the Red Oak Apartments in Richmond's Ginter Park neighborhood.

Residents with the Chamberlayne Tenants Council raised concerns about unresolved maintenance issues. They said repairs have improved since they first spoke out in 2020, but some apartments still have broken air conditioning units, mold or cracks forming in walls and ceilings.

Historic Church Hill storefronts raized over city's objections
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans

Some Church Hill residents are perplexed after a developer demolished two historic buildings last week, despite orders from the city’s Commission on Architectural Review to maintain the buildings’ historic façades.

C & M Properties plans to build a mixed-use commercial and residential building at 3304 and 3306 E. Marshall St.

“They were simple buildings, but they were part of the historic fabric of the neighborhood,” an area resident said about the demolished structures. “That’s why I wanted to see them saved. I didn’t want it to look like a brand-new suburban development.”

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