About Us

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Local news for the East End of Richmond, from Union Hill to Fulton, St.John’s to Fairfield. CHPN focuses on activities and events at the neighborhood level, and on larger events with direct impact on the community.

Our goal is to share information from across the area, and to host ongoing, open and informative community conversations.


This site is published by Vanessa, Jacob, and Gustavo.

Church Hill People’s News was started in 2004 by John Murden.


CHPN is not a newspaper or magazine. We are an independent neighborhood news blog, a grass-roots publication with no real staff reporters or editors. We are dependent on readers and contributors for our content.

CHPN is a volunteer effort. If you are interested in helping in any capacity, please contact us. We need reporters, photographers, and community contact liaisons. We would especially like to find someone to report on events at the local schools, and would be delighted to hear from representatives of the local civic organizations. This is a chance to share your insights, knowledge, and opinions.

If you or your organization have information, news, or calendar events that should be publicized, please submit them for publication.


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