A Richmond teen was shot multiple times at his apartment Thursday night.
He’s in critical but stable condition at Chippenham Hospital. Police say a van pulled up Thursday night, and a 15-year-old stumbled out, with blood everywhere.
They say his family drove him there, because they live two miles up the Chippenham Parkway.
The shooting happened on Drumheller Drive, close to where Forest Hill Avenue meets the Chippenham Parkway. Police were on the scene around 9 p.m., and they say there are no suspects and no motive ready to be released.
Police want to hear from you if you know anything about how this teen was shot. You can call crime stoppers anonymously at (804) 780-1000.
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The School Board of Richmond Public Schools will consider closing three schools. Why would they want to, why it’s controversial, and what happens next. Head to RVA News to read this excellent summary by John Murden. Focus is on Clark Springs but worth a read.
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Currently a request on SeeClickFix, the city website for calling attention to issues/problems. The description states, “Dorchester Rd. and Boscobel Ave. are constantly use as a cut off to avoid the light at Forest Hill and Jahnke. People drive very fast through this area and there are my small children in the neighborhood.” Despite the grammatical issues (which I’m no position to ever judge) the are two comments that support the change. I’ve had success using SeeClickFix on potholes it will interesting to see if this request makes headway.
This has been ongoing for VERY long time. Don’t even attempt to walk your dog much less children playing in morning and afternoon. A police officer could really help too!
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Soon I will be renaming this Bryce Lyle’s Hills and Heights because he keeps cluing me into what’s going on. The latest from Bryce is news that the old tennis courts behind Walgreens and the dialysis center have been refinished and are ready for your volleys.
What’s exciting about these courts is that they include the first set of permanent courts designed for children 10 and under. These courts are smaller as you can see above and feature shorter nets. There are a total of 4 mini-courts and so you adult lobbers don’t feel left out there are 3 full sized courts.
The Richmond Tennis Association is excited to see state-of-the-art tennis courts return to Westover Hills and expects to host kids’ tournaments at the new facility this summer. Joe Grover, president of the RTA (Richmond Tennis Association), says “many people remember Westover Hills hosting tournaments when their kids were young and they are eager to see tennis come back to this area.” -Thanks to Bryce for the above information and pictures.
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5415 Dorchester Rd – $539,00 – Shown by Appointment
Absolutely the best of both worlds — a newly built home situated on a large city lot in Westover Hills, just two blocks from the James River!
This stunning craftsman style house was custom-built with love and exquisite detail in 2011. The first level has formal rooms, a gourmet kitchen with granite, stainless, and breakfast bar open to a large family room with built-ins.
French doors lead to the deck and large, fenced-in yard. Upstairs, you will find four large bedrooms and two full baths, including master with en suite bath and walk-in closet.
The full basement has 8.5 foot ceilings and a full bath. Half of the space is finished beautifully into a huge play space/media room/gym; the other half is unfinished but easily converted to a large bedroom, complete with window.
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Calling all artists, crafts people and purveyors of interesting stuff! Looking for a fun and inexpensive place to show and sell your creations and treasures? The Friends of Forest Hill Park is hosting its annual Sunday in the Park event on June 30th in historic Forest Hill Park. The event regularly attracts a couple thousand people, so if you would like to be included in this event, please contact me at LeeShewmake@yahoo.com or 804-230-7684 for an ap and more info.
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It is extremely likely that I won’t be able to attend Game Nite next week so you should be there tonight to show off your mad dice rolling or excellent strategry skills.
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Forest Hill Neighborhood Association meeting is at 7 pm at the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. There will be a babysitter on hand for the little ones, and Nathan Burrell, newly appointed Parks & Rec Director is the guest speaker. Summer is great time to get involved in your neighborhood association and our area is lucky to have so many active groups. Get out there and make a difference in your neighborhood.
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