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nbc12 has a good piece on 6th District Councilwoman Robertson’s Eastview meeting yesterday:
The construction of Martin Luther King Junior Middle School isn’t just for students. The complex is meant to be a community center as well.
Saturday morning, neighbors weighed in on what services they’d like to see offered there. Many ideas are brewing, and some are already being put into action.
A health clinic for residents is on the table, as well as programs offered by nearby universities and theater centers, job training for young adults and a comprehensive after-school program.
Richmond City Councilwoman Ellen Robertson of the 6th District says the Eastview neighborhood has traditionally had a challenging environment. She says children have grown up in public housing, near the city jail and a homeless center.
“This was forced upon the community,” said Robertson. “The community never embraced this. However, they’ve lived with it for years.”