Democrat Terry McAuliffe announces campaign co-chairs

Friday, November 30, 2012

Terry McAuliffe’s campaign for Governor announced today its initial team of campaign co-chairs from across the Commonwealth of Virginia. McAuliffe Campaign Co-Chairs Include: Rep. Gerry Connolly, Fairfax Senate Democratic Leader Richard Saslaw, Fairfax, Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Donald McEachin, Henrico Senator Mamie Locke, Hampton Mayor Paul Fraim, Norfolk Hon. Brian Moran, Alexandria Del. Alfonso Lopez, […]

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Another council agenda surprise – sell Fire Station No. 1

Friday, November 30, 2012

Another council agenda surprise - sell Fire Station No. 1

UPDATE: Dec. 5 – According to two council members the unsolicited proposal to purchase the fire station is still under consideration. FOIA request denied Dec. 6. UPDATE: Dec. 3 – According to Rob Ledger Roanoke’s Economic Department Director the proposal was not from the party planning the hotel next door. City manager Chris Morrill said […]

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A Roanoke Park Foundation proposal surprise

Friday, November 30, 2012

UPDATE: Dec. 3 – The Roanoke Parks Foundation briefing was continued until another council meeting. City manager Chris Morrill when asked did not indicate that it had anything to do with eliminating the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee. There were no appointments made to the committee. The MMAC continues to wait for approval of the applicants. […]

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Vintage Amoco service station restored and awarded PHOTOS

Friday, November 30, 2012

Vintage Amoco service station restored and awarded PHOTOS

The 65-year old Carlin Amoco gas station across the street from Berglund Chevrolet on Williamson Road came alive last Thursday afternoon at ribbon cutting witnessed by scores of memory seekers. When built the service station was modern for its time. Berglund CEO Bruce Farrell and his son and President William Farrell, City officials, Councilman Sherman Lea, […]

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Bolling will hold a press conference in Richmond tomorrow

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bolling will hold a press conference in Richmond tomorrow

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling announced his withdrawal from Virginia’s gubernatorial race Wednesday morning. It was first reported Tuesday night on the conservative blog ”Black Velvet Bruce Li“ and on Twitter by the liberal blogger Ben Tribbett. That was followed by confirmation by CNN political reporter Peter Hamby. According to POLITICO: It was “a recognition of how difficult it would […]

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Terry McAuliffe statement on Bill Bolling’s withdrawal from governor’s race

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It is disappointing that more mainstream Virginia Republicans are being driven out of leadership by the far-right. Virginia voters have repeatedly made clear that they prefer mainstream leaders building consensus instead of politicians pursuing their own ideological agenda. I intend on running a campaign that will unite Virginians across parties who share my focus putting […]

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Cuccinelli Praises Lt. Governor Bolling’s Outstanding Service

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cuccinelli Praises Lt. Governor Bolling's Outstanding Service

Statement from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli: I am honored and proud to have served with the Lieutenant Governor over the last decade, in the State Senate, as running mates for statewide office and as leaders of Virginia State Government. Throughout this race, I have kept to the premise that Bill and I are allies in […]

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Bill Bolling’s statement as he withdraws from gubernatorial race

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bill Bolling's statement as he withdraws from gubernatorial race

Friends, When I was growing up my dad was a coal miner and my mom waited tables. We didn’t have much, but my parents instilled in me a love of Virginia. I never dreamed that I would one day have a chance to help lead this wonderful state, but thanks to you, that has been […]

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Lt. Governor Bill Bolling exits race for governor

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling exits race for governor

The announcement is expected today. Lt. Governor Bolling’s withdrawal from the race was first reported on the conservative blog Black Velvet Bruce Li and on Twitter by the liberal blogger Ben Tribbett. That was followed by confirmation by CNN political reporter Peter Hamby. According to POLITICO: It was “a recognition of how difficult it would be […]

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Cost to transform Market Square to a pedestrian plaza rises

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cost to transform Market Square to a pedestrian plaza rises

At last week’s city council meeting city engineer Phil Shermer briefed council on the complexity of the underground interstate highway of utilities that lays deep beneath Market Square. The square is directly across from the Market Building and mostly accommodates 24 parking spaces when not used for weekend events. The area lays in a flood […]

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Brian Moran and Rick Boucher endorse Aneesh Chopra for Lt. Govenor

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Brian Moran and Rick Boucher endorse Aneesh Chopra for Lt. Govenor

ARLINGTON, VA – Virginia Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Aneesh Chopra, announced the endorsements of Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th) and former Congressman Rick Boucher (D-9th) today. “Virginians voted to move our country forward with the re-election of President Barack Obama and Tim Kaine’s victory in the Senate race. But we have more work to do […]

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Mill Mountain Advisory Committee – what is it good for?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mill Mountain Advisory Committee - what is it good for?

“Absolutely nothing” said Councilman Ray Ferris at Monday afternoon’s city council meeting. Well he didn’t exactly say that but the defense attorney pleaded his case for sinking the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee. Councilman Ray Ferris was on defense Monday afternoon as he and other council members questioned the purpose of the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee. […]

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