Amelia School Renaming

Amelia School, located at 1821 Amelia Street, Richmond, VA., is up for renaming.  Please see the link below if you would like to be a part of selecting the new name.

Fifth District Candidate Forum!

There are eight candidates campaigning to fill the 5th District City Council seat vacated by Parker Agelasto. Please come out and meet them and hear their plans for representing the 5th District.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Patrick Henry School of Science & Arts located at 3411 Semmes Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225.

Candidates in Attendance:  Nicholas Da Silva, Stephanie Lynch, Jer’Mykeal McCoy, Robin Mines, Chuck Richardson, Graham Strum, Mamie Taylor, Thad Williamson.

This event is sponsored by the civic, neighborhood, and business associations within the 5th District. For the purpose of creating public value and information so voters can engage in the democratic process and influence government.

See the attached flyer:  Candidate Forum

Randolph Parking Permit Program is Implemented!

The Randolph Parking Permit Program is now being implemented.  The Randolph Neighborhood Association approved the program after a majority of households in the district supported the program.  The program was approved by the Department of Public Works and the ordinance was adopted by City Council.  Parking permits signs will be posted on July 29, 2019 and July 30, 2019.  the permit season starts on August 1, 2019 and ends on July 31, 2019 of each year. The city will not ticket the first two weeks of the program.  During the third week of the program, the city will issue warning tickets to vehicles without permits (subject to change).

Regulation:  Without a permit, from 7:00 am -9:00 pm, Monday thru Friday, only one-hour and two hour parking is permitted on the streets below:


Satellite Sale

You may purchase your permits at the satellite sale at Randolph Community Center, 1415 Grayland Avenue, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ONLY CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED AT THE SATELLITE SALE.  NO CASH OR CREDIT CARDS!

For homeowners Residential Parking decals can be purchased for $25 per registered vehicle (up to 3 registered vehicles per household) and $35 for visitor pass (1 per household).  Renters/tenants can only purchase decals at $25 per registered vehicle (up to 3 registered vehicles per household).  Renters/tenants are not eligible to purchase visitor passes.

Completed application and the following supporting documents are needed:

  1. Drivers license
  2.  Homeowners are required to show proof of ownership: real estate tax bill, deed, or settlement statement.
  3. Renters/tenants must have a copy of the their signed lease and the permit application must be signed by the property owner or landlord.
  4. DMV vehicle registrations for all vehicles.
  5. You are required to be living and garaged at the address for which you are seeking a decal.  Students using an address other than one in the city of Richmond must provide a copy of their full-time (12 credits or more) student schedule.

Applications and payments are also accepted at City Hall , Parking Division (room 102), 900 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  A 2.5% convenience fee is asses to and paid by the customer as required in agreements with credit card companies.  The city has been experiencing lengthy turn around times and numerous returned permit packages to City Hall, so it is highly recommend that you come to city hall or the satellite sale to obtain your permits instead of mailing in your application.

For more information please visit:


Nate’s Bagels is hiring!

Nate’s Bagels is hiring! We are growing and are searching for a team member who is a morning person and who can be a team player in a fast paced atmosphere. Shifts begin at 6am weekdays and 7:30am weekends. Bakers work at 4am. Pay is very competitive. Once trained, staff takes home about $13 to $20 per hour once tipped out.

Please send a resume and availability to or drop one at the shop at 21 S Allen Ave, stating availability and a phone number.

Duties will initially include working on the line, grill and register. Full time status may be earned, especially for those who show the aptitude to bake early in the morning and who show the detailed care to make bagels. Applicants must have full weekend availability. Full availability is and the availability to bake early mornings at 4am is a plus. Restaurant experience is a plus.

Additionally, we are searching for
1) a bagel roller. This staff will be able to work from 8-4 multiple days of the week. A bagel roller must be very consistent, meaning that our shop relies on this person’s ability to come to work. This job requires a high level of detail and speed. The ability to coach and train others is a huge plus. Pay is $14 – $15 / hr once trained.
2) A morning baker who can work from 4am-12pm any day of the week, and especially on weekends. Pay is $15 – $20 / hr after tips, once trained.
3) A weekend-only worker. These positions are for food making and grill and require a high level of speed and patience during the busiest time of the shop. Pay is tipped, around $20 / hr worked after tips.

Please send a resume and availability to, as well as your availability to interview from 8am-3pm Monday June 24, Wednesday June 26, and Thursday June 27.

Nate’s Bagels is Hiring!

Nate’s Bagels, located at 21 S. Allen Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220 is hiring. Contact Nat Mathews, Owner at 804. 939.5310 for more Information.

2019 Randolph Neighborhood Association meeting dates

Neighborhood association meeting dates for 2019 have been set.

We meet quarterly on a Monday at the Randolph Community Center (1415 Grayland Ave). Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise announced.

Please watch our Facebook page, Nextdoor and email digest for updates.

2019 meeting dates are:

Monday, January 28
Monday, April 22
Monday,  June 17 NNO Planning
Monday, July 22
Monday, November 18

Leaders and participants are needed and always welcome. Please reach out at a Randolph Neighborhood Association to contribute to this neighborhood effort.

You are Invited! Please RSVP for 5th District’s Holiday Party

The 5th District office hopes Randolph residents will attend the Holiday Party on Thursday, December 13. This year the event will be celebrated in Southside at the Woodland Heights Baptist Church (611 W. 31st Street). We hope to see a good showing from both sides of the river! Light hors d’oeuvres and punch will be served. This is a kid friendly event with a kids’ corner for coloring/crafts.
Please RSVP to 804-646-5724 or

See below for details:

2018 Holiday Party Flyer

Update: Randolph Restricted Parking Zone

We have an update on the Randolph Restricted Parking Zone, previously discussed on the blog here.

Please see below.Front Page Randolph 11-30-2018 aer editsBack Page Randolph 11-20-2018 aer edits

Yes, on election day you can ride GRTC for free

From GRTC’s website:

Customers can ride GRTC Local City of Richmond Routes and City CARE van trips FREE on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 
No fares will be collected on City of Richmond Local Routes. CARE customers going to/from City polling stations must note this when making their reservations in advance to get their free CARE trips.
Most of the City’s polling stations are at or very near GRTC’s City routes. Explore this interactive map below showing GRTC City Local Routes, City polling locations, and voter districts, or CLICK HERE to launch this map in a new page.

Randolph residents, get ready to vote

A week from now you will be done voting in Virginia’s 2018 mid-term elections, right? If you haven’t already, now’s the time to check your voter information, including the location of your polling place, here.

According to our city’s website: The next election in the City of Richmond will be a General and Special Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives – Fourth District and School Board, 7th District. There will also be two Constitutional amendments on the ballot. Additional details on the Constitutional amendments can be found here.

Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.  Anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

The deadlines have now passed to register to vote, update your registration or mail in an absentee ballot. But you still have time for in-person absentee voting at your local voter registration office. The deadline is Saturday, November 3, 2018.  Registrar’s Office City of Richmond: (City Hall) 900 E. Broad St., Room 105, RichmondVA, 23219. (804) 646-5950.

Remember that Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (photo ID) at the polls. If you do not have an ID with you at the polls you can request a provisional ballot at that time, and you can receive instructions on how to provide your ID at a later date so your vote will be counted. For future reference, in the event you know you will not have an ID, please apply for a free Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. Contact the Registrar’s Office as listed above.

Voting at the polls, resources on Richmond’s website.

Need help getting to the polls?

♦ Ask a friend or neighbor. If you are in Randolph, perhaps post on our to let your neighbors know you need a ride.
♦ Both Uber and Lyft announced they’d be offering discounted (or free?) rides – see apps for details.
♦ Mayor Stoney announced he was introducing an ordinance that would make rides on the GRTC transportation system free on Election Day. Local route GRTC rides will be free on election day.

According to the Virginia Department of Elections, the following items would be on your ballot if you are in the Randolph area. Note that we do not have a school board member up for election at this time. (Please confirm using your own address – this website makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of information provided). You can enter your own address in the ballot tool here. Actual sample ballots for this election can be found here.


United States Senate

Corey A. Stewart
Timothy M. Kaine
Matt J. Waters


Member House of Representatives (4th District)

Ryan A. McAdams
A. Donald McEachin
Peter J. “Pete” Wells


Proposed Constitutional Amendment Question 1

Should a county, city, or town be authorized to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if flooding resiliency improvements have been made on the property?



  • Yes
  • No


Proposed Constitutional Amendment Question 2

Shall the real property tax exemption for a primary residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be amended to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different primary residence and still claim the exemption?



  • Yes
  • No