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Church Hill People's News, Richmond VA

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Apr 15 '14
Apr 14 '14

Anybody hear a boom?

From about 7PM:

Just heard and felt loud explosion like noise coming somewhere behind us 33rd & E. Broad. Anybody know anything?


Apr 14 '14


Hispania Bakery is based in Church Hill and you can find Maria’s delicious baked goods at the Union Market, 2306 Jefferson Avenue.

Apr 14 '14

Seven Hill Studio opens Tuesday

Having grown from apprentice to Bumble network educator during an 8-year span at Nesbit, Elizabeth Moritz is ready to step out on her own. In the works since last September, Moritz’s Seven Hill Studio opens for business on 25th Street on Tuesday, April 15…


Apr 10 '14

"About that graffiti you posted photos of…"

Apr 10 '14

Under the tracks


There is an amazing display of graffiti under the elevated train tracks that run behind the old Fulton Gas Works. Most of these are big, at least 8 or 9 feet high (I propped my bike up against one for scale).






























Apr 4 '14

Richmond 1856 via CHPN

Apr 3 '14

Sector 111 report for April


Lt.Minton’s Sector 111 report for April (PDF) is now available. Sector 111 encompasses Church Hill, Chimborazo, Church Hill North, Fulton, Oakwood, and Union Hill:

So far this year we have had 26 violent crimes compared to 25 last year. Violent crime in March was up by two compared to last year. We went from 2 to 4 in robberies. 2 of these have been cleared by arrest. One of these was the carjacking of a bus, which was quickly resolved by some good sumaritans. The other arrest was of a juvenile who robbed another juve- nile on a bus.

The two active cases are from the 1200 block of Nelson Street and one from the area around Princess Anne park. If you have any information on these cases feel free to reach out to me.

Aggravated Assaults were flat at 3. One of these was a taxi cab driver who allegedly hit her fair with a hammer after an argument. One of the other assaults was committed by the victim’s friend after a morning (before 12pm) of drinking. And lastly, the third aggravated assault was a victim that was hit with a baseball bat but didn’t want to pursue the case any further. We did arrest two people in the area of this assault for firearm related offenses though…

Property crime for March was up by 7 offenses. Burglaries went from 5 to 11. The resi- dential burglaries were flat compared to last year, but we have had 5 burglaries to sheds compared to 0 last year. The good news is we have made arrests on 2 burglaries in the past 2 days. We need citizens to be hyper vigilant in looking out for suspicious people lurking in the alleys and behind houses.

Don’t discount juveniles as “just being kids”. We have arrested one juvenile 3 times for burglary in the span of 6 months.

These shed burglaries have been occurring in Church Hill North, Chimborazo, and Oakwood for the most part.

Theft from Motor Vehicles are up from 2 to 5. The smash and grab type Theft from Motor Vehicles has been occurring around Shockoe Bottom and Upper Shockoe Valley. Please don’t leave your items in plain view. Our Auto Thefts are down from 6 to 2 and the overall crime was up by 9 compared to last year at this time.

Now that the snow is finally gone, its time to think about the crime we see with the warmer weather. The first thing we want to do is open all the windows to our house and do some spring cleaning. This is fine as long as you are not leaving them open when you leave or at night. Remember thieves are opportunistic and are always looking for an easy target.

This goes the same for your vehicles. Its tempting to leave your car windows down just a little to help keep them cool. This makes it easy for thieves to get in. Most importantly, keeping an eye on your lawn mowers, tools, and bicycles. It only takes seconds for them to “walk away”.

“Coffee with a Cop” was a great success last go around at the Urban Farmhouse. We are looking to do another event later on this month. If you are inter- ested in hosting this event or you have a location that you would like us to come to, let me know.

As always thank you for the hard work you, the citizens, contribute to helping us make sector 111 a safer place to live and work!

Lieutenant Daniel S. Minton
240-9158 (Direct Number)


Mar 5 '14

Mark your calendars: Church Hill Irish Festival March 22 & 23


The 2014 Church Hill Irish Festival will takeover 25th and Broad on March 22nd & 23rd:

In addition to great entertainment, there will be plenty of family fun, including children’s games, face painting and Irish-themed crafts. Over thirty Irish vendors will be in attendance! Food and refreshments will also be available. Enjoy wonderful “Irish Lasagna” prepared by the Ladies of St. Patrick’s, “Fish and Chips” and other favorites provided by Rare Olde Times Irish Pub, and many more.

A huge children’s play area will be sponsored by the great folks from “LINC”.

Proceeds benefit the St. Baldrick’s Society and their fight against childhood cancer, the Church Hill Association, the Church Hill Crime Watch, Richmond Hill, Child Saver’s Clinic of Richmond, St. John’n Church, the St. Peter’s Meals Program, Stone’s Circle of Friends and many other neighborhood causes. Proceeds also benefit the historic preservation of St. Patrick’s Church, a “little church with a big heart” built in the 1850?s by Irish Immigrants to Richmond, and its outreach programs.

Two things:


Feb 24 '14



A new round of signs commenting on the proposed Shockoe redevelopment plan appeared sometime Saturday night.


Feb 24 '14

Vote for the 2014 Hill Topper 5K logo


We need your help! Students from Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT) have created some great logo designs!! And one of these will be used for our t-shirts! We need your help to determine which one.

Visit the photo album and click the link next to each photo to vote for your favorite designs.


Feb 22 '14

ERA Vintage Crestview Pop-up & Open House next weekend


Justin Owen and ERA Vintage have organized a Crestview Pop-up & Open House for next weekend:

Next Saturday & Sunday come see what we’ve semi-secretly been working on! Justin Owen, a realtor with Virginia Realty & Relocation is hosting Era Vintage for a weekend-long collaborative open house / pop-up shop in a beautifully renovated home in Church Hill. This home is freshly on the market and everything staged within is available for sale, so don’t miss the opportunity to see it all in context!

Crestview Pop-up & Open House
3907 Crestview Road
Sat/Sun March 1&2


Feb 17 '14
Feb 17 '14

Church Hill from above (1972)


Bill Hartsock dropped off these two fascinating aerial shots of the area by Demementi studio from 1972.

Scroll around the larger versions to spot the differences… A few things that jump out:

  • the streets cutting through and around Jefferson Park
  • the Marshall Street Viaduct in all of its glory
  • a look at the missing houses on Carrington (above) and elsewhere
  • that store at 23rd and Jefferson (a grocery?)

aerial 1972 2

aerial 1972


Feb 16 '14

No streetlights across most of the area

Call DPU at (804)646-7000 about the streetlights that are not working.

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