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Northeast Neighborhood Assn. To Hold Follow-Up Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Harrisonburg’s Northeast Neighborhood Association will host a follow up Town Hall Meeting to continue working on solutions to make this, and all neighborhoods, a safe place to live. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 20th in the Lucy Simms Center, located at 620 Simms Avenue in Harrisonburg. Members of the Harrisonburg […]

Three Indicted in Bonilla Case

Monday, October 18, 2010


Three Indicted in Bonilla Case

More than a month after a fatal shooting in Harrisonburg, Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst has issued direct indictments on three Harrisonburg men.  Randy Sanchez, Jr., Lamar D. Randolph and Ray C. Aaron have been charged with capital murder of a pregnant woman and other offenses for the death of Ledys Jeanneth (Janet) Bonilla-Zelaya on September […]

No Charges Yet In Harris Gardens Murder

Thursday, September 30, 2010


No Charges Yet In Harris Gardens Murder

It’s been two weeks since Janet Bonilla, a pregnant mother of three, was shot to death in the parking lot at the Harris Gardens apartment complex in Harrisonburg. Since then, the police have released several updates confirming that investigators are working on the case, but as of this week, no charges have been filed.

Northeast Neighborhood Association Town Hall

Friday, September 17, 2010


Press release from the Strong Families/Great Youth Coalition announcing a “Harrisonburg town hall to spotlight community safety” in response to recent shootings in the Harris Gardens and Kelly Street areas.

HPD Investigates Fatal Shooting At Harris Gardens

Friday, September 17, 2010


Harrisonburg police are investigating a shooting death at an apartment complex on Vine Street late Thursday night. Officers responded at 9:23 p.m. to the report of multiple shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers found a female in the parking lot, who was unresponsive.

Craigslist Removes An Adult Ad Section

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Craigslist Removes An Adult Ad Section

Craigslist shut down the adult services section of its websites on September 4. The announcement followed recent pressure from U.S. attorneys general, including Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli, to end a service prosecutors say contributed to “misery for the women and children who may be exploited and victimized by [the] ads.”

Early Morning Shooting on Kelly Street, Two Injured

Sunday, September 5, 2010


According to an afternoon press release from HPD’s Mary-Hope Vass, the Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened around 12:30 a.m. this morning, Saturday, September 5. Two men were shot in the 200 block of Kelley Street by an unknown suspect(s). Both males transported themselves to Rockingham Memorial Hospital. One male victim, 30, […]

Harrisonburg Police Bust Three For Prostitution

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Harrisonburg Police Bust Three For Prostitution

The Harrisonburg Police Department announced Tuesday morning that three people have been arrested for their involvement in prostitution in the city. From the HPD release: On Friday, July 30, HPD conducted a search warrant after receiving information that individuals were participating in prostitution at a residence in the 900 block of North Liberty Street.

HPD: Would-Be Bomber Says He Was Forced

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Harrisonburg police announced Tuesday morning that the man who walked into Wachovia bank on South Main Street Monday morning with what was believed to have been an explosive device taped to his back has told investigators that he was forced to enter the bank and withdraw his money.

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    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

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    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.