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Habitat goes bonkers
Published on May 2nd, 2006
1 comments Habitat for Humanity has gone positively mad– mad about pricy housing. Today, the local chapter announced that it's buying Southwood trailer park, which, at 100 acres, is the biggest mobile...
Shop for School Board candidates at the City Market
Published on Apr 28th, 2006
2 comments Don’t know anything about the candidates for City School Board to be elected May 2? Well, now you have no excuse. In addition to this week's cover story in the Hook, City School Board candidate...
DMB helps rebuild New Orleans
Published on Apr 28th, 2006
3 comments The DMB is offering a $1.5 million challenge grant to help build the New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village, reports MTV News. The village would include Habitat for Humanity homes and house the Ellis...
34% feared for their lives– or whatever– 4/20
Published on Apr 27th, 2006
6 comments Albemarle County Schools released the numbers on how many students decided not to show up at school April 20, the purported date four teens were going to blow up Albemarle and Western Albemarle highs...
Charlotte$ville
Published on Apr 26th, 2006
1 comments According to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis, there are more rich people in Charlottesville (As if we needed the federal government to tell us that!). Figures released...
Alleged ââ?¬Å?Bloodsââ?¬Â gang attacks another
Published on Apr 26th, 2006
0 comments On Tuesday, yet another boy was attacked in the Garrett Square area by an alledged gang of "Bloods," the Daily Progress reports. "He has a tooth that was knocked loose and what he has described is...
New tenant for Prism space
Published on Apr 26th, 2006
1 comments Blue Ridge Irish Music School is working on a lease agreement with Westminster Church for the former Prism space, the school announced today. The as-yet-unsigned deal would give BRIMS the space...
The ââ?¬Å?Bloodsââ?¬Â in Charlottesville?
Published on Apr 26th, 2006
0 comments Last Friday near Garrett Square, a 15 year-old was beaten so badly he’ll need to have a metal plate inserted in his face, says Charlottesville police Captain Chip Harding in a Charlottesville...
Jane Jacobs dies
Published on Apr 25th, 2006
0 comments The urban theorist who so famously asked a Charlottesville audience, "Where are the bicycles" has died at the age of 89. Jane Jacobs, who visited in 1996 to accept the Thomas Jefferson Prize in...
Housing stock doubles!
Published on Apr 24th, 2006
3 comments Here’s a shocking statistic for ya: according to a recent market analysis by the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors, 2,377 homes are for sale in their database...that’s more than double the...
Prism closes, blames Hook
Published on Apr 22nd, 2006
153 comments Tonight's Jay Unger and Molly Mason show at the Prism Coffeehouse will be the last hurrah for the historic music hall, according to a lengthy unsigned open letter briefly posted on the Prism's...
No big bang
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
5 comments The Albemarle school day is over, and despite massive absenteeism prompted by fears that unindicted co-conspirators of the four convicted teenagers would use April 20– the 7th anniversary of...
Free speech wall open for business
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
7 comments The free speech wall on the east end of the Downtown Mal was officially christened today. Although the slate wall was clean when the ceremony began, the crowd had covered it with comments shortly...
Retro Montpelier unveiling set
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
0 comments On April 29, U.S. Senator John Warner and Congressman Eric Cantor will preside over the unveiling of the restored brick exterior of Montpelier, the historic home of the father of the Constitution,...
400,000 baby shad poured in Rivanna
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
0 comments Schoolchildren with buckets helped pour about 400,000 shad hatchlings into the Rivanna River yesterday, an event that presages the impending demolition of the Woolen Mills dam, an effort to give back...
Public gets peek at TJ’s peak
Published on Apr 19th, 2006
0 comments The only place in America that looks directly down at Monticello will soon open to the public, according to officials with the historic house. Starting May 1, for the first time in history, adults...
After unveiling, monument may be ‘Muzzled’
Published on Apr 18th, 2006
2 comments John Grisham has confirmed his attendance. So have George Garrett, Boyd Tinsley, and Dahlia Lithwick. Even Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, in town to shoot the sequel to Bruce Almighty, is a possbility...
ARB approves first phase of Albemarle Place
Published on Apr 18th, 2006
0 comments The Albemarle County Architectural Review Board yesterday approved "Block C" of the Albemarle Place development, a self-proclaimed "town center" to be built at the intersection of Route 29 and...
PODs get a break
Published on Apr 17th, 2006
0 comments City Council will vote tonight on another law on pods. Nearly three months after a new ordinance mandated permits and limited POD* use to 30 days, City officials have discovered that they need to...
Casteen has living wage sit-in students arrested
Published on Apr 16th, 2006
3 comments On Saturday evening, the four-day-old living wage sit-in at Madison Hall came to an abrupt end. "We thought the administration wanted to engage in substantive, good faith, dialog about this issue,"...
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