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Councilman Marty Jewell Hospitalized

On Wednesday April 14, 2010, the Richmond City Council released this statement regarding Councilman Marty Jewell:

(Richmond, Virginia) – Yesterday evening, [Tuesday April 13] Richmond City Councilman E. Martin “Marty” Jewell, Central 5th District was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Upon experiencing some chest discomfort and with his physician’s office being closed, Councilman Jewell decided to go to the hospital where he was admitted and is currently being evaluated.

Councilman Jewell anticipates being discharged in a couple of days and thanks the Richmond Community for their thoughts and prayers. Mr. Jewell’s family requests no phone calls, flowers or visitation at this time.

CONTACT    For more information please contact Francine Young, Richmond City Council Central 5th District Liaison, at 804.646.5724.

The people of Randolph wish him a speedy recovery to full health.

Posted: April 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: 5th District, News, Richmond City Council | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Councilman Marty Jewell Hospitalized

Richmond Fire Station Closures

International Firefighters AssociationDue to budget cuts, the Richmond Fire Department has been forced to make staffing cuts. When staff is sick, takes vacation or has other absences, they are not paying overtime to fill in the absence. Because some firehouses are already low on staff, they simply close entire firehouses – sometimes for 24 hours.

These closures result in fewer companies to respond to emergencies and requires other companies to travel further distances. You see where this is going – Richmond fire coverage is suffering, and it could get worse.

The The Richmond Firefighters Association, I.A.F.F. Local 995, has created a blog to list all fire house closures, and to educate citizens on this critical issue. They suggest citizens contact their councilman to let them know we’re not happy about these closures.

For those of us in the 5th District, you can contact our Councilman, Marty Jewell at 804-646-6050 or email him at marty.jewell@richmondgov.com

Important Links from this article

Richmond Firefighters Association Blog (Lists all fire station closures)

Posted: November 8th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: 5th District, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Richmond Fire Station Closures

City Councilman Marty Jewell Arrested for DUI

City Councilman Marty Jewell's mugshot

City Councilman Marty Jewell's mugshot

Our 5th district Councilman “Marty” Jewell was arrested at 1:30AM on Oct 24. At this time, no details have been released, but the councilman did release this statement to CBS 6 News:

“On the advice of council, I won’t be saying anything more until Monday. I look forward to all the facts being made public.”

We look forward to hearing those details too, Marty.

Links to local coverage:

RVA News

Times Dispatch



update Oct 29 9:20AM:
There has been no report or response from Councilman Jewell or his staff. The day after the arrest Jewell attended the regularly scheduled City Council meeting but had no comment.

Posted: October 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: 5th District, Crime, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »