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RTD columnist suggests renaming Boulevard for Arthur Ashe

Columnist Michael Paul Williams says the city should consider renaming the thoroughfare for the Richmond tennis legend.

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From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

With all the recent talk that we should be adding to history instead of tearing it down, we have an opportunity in Richmond.

Arthur Ashe would have celebrated his 72nd birthday four days ago, but his presence within the city of his birth remains low-key. His statue, erected on Monument Avenue in 1996, is dwarfed by Confederate memorials. Battery Park tennis courts were renamed in his honor in 1998.

It’s a reasonable idea and one that wouldn’t be that hard to implement. After all, the tennis courts Ashe played on are at the southern terminus of the road; the Arthur Ashe Center sits along the road to the north. Plus, the road isn’t named anything significant as it is right now. Why not?

Read more from the RTD’s Michael Paul Williams.

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Short Pump, Tuckahoe make list of America’s most “Lewd-Sounding Town Names”

We love these “top cities” lists across the board, and this one made us laugh.

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From Estately:

Recently, we here at Estately Real Estate Search published a map and article detailing the oddest town names in each state. Immediately afterwards we were subjected to relentless online criticism for omitting a handful of town names that sounded sexual or obscene in nature. We would like to apologize to everyone we let down, especially the good people from the towns of Intercourse, Blue Balls, Climax, etc.

In order to make things right, we’ve created a new map using only the lewdest, most sexualized town names. To do this, we placed our minds in the gutter and spent days looking over detailed maps and scrutinizing the names of all cities, towns, and unincorporated communities for anything that sounded even remotely sexual or perverse. For the sake of time, we intentionally omitted natural features like Little Dick Lake in Minnesota, as well neighborhoods, such as Mianus in Connecticut. If we’ve left out any names of cities, towns, or unincorporated communities we sincerely apologize and ask that you kindly let us know in the comments. We will update our list accordingly because we intend this to forever be TheMaster List of the Most Obscene Town Names in America.

The full list of Virginia names includes Allison Gap, Assawoman, Bloxom, Brightwood, Bumpass, Fancy Gap, Onancock, Pound, Short Pump, and Tuckahoe.

Check out the full nationwide list here and prepare to snicker like a middle schooler.

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Henrico Police seek commercial robbery suspect

Do you have any information on this crime?

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From Henrico Police:

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 9:50 AM, Henrico Police responded to the 8000 block of Villa Park Drive for a commercial robbery.  The victim reported that a black male entered the business, approached the counter, and demanded currency.  The victim complied and the suspect exited the business on foot.  The suspect is described as a black male, between 30 and 40 years of age, and approximately 6’ in height.  The suspect was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.  Photographs of the suspect can be seen below.

Henrico County Police Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the subject responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by their tip.  Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Volunteers sought for Scott’s Addition cleanup this Saturday

This month’s meetup takes place at the Hofheimer Building. All supplies will be provided.

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RVA Clean Sweep is seeking volunteers for their monthly Scott’s Addition cleanup to be held Saturday, June 18th at 9:00 AM. All cleanup supplies will be provided, but the group asks volunteers to bring a water bottle, to wear closed toed shoes, and to dress accordingly for the activity. Cleanups last approximately an hour.

The Hofheimer Building is located at 2818 West Broad Street.

Learn more and RSVP here.

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