Beth Marschak 
Member since Feb 21, 2013


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Re: “Checking the Pulse

Should have mentioned that the Robinson 3 and 4, which was the old route from Broad to Main St on Robinson, ran until 1am.

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Posted by Beth Marschak on 07/03/2018 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Checking the Pulse

Thanks for your take on the Pulse and the new GRTC system. Your experience with a new local bus stop that is hazardous to get to, mirrors some of the stop changes I have. They tell me that the people who planned this new system probably do not regularly ride the bus, and did not go in person to the places where bus stops and routes were changed, so they did not know how bad some of the new routes and stops are for bus riders - it looked great on the map! I find it inconceivable that the #20, which is the only bus linking the Pulse on Broad to Main St via Robinson in the near west end, stops running around 9pm. Broad to Main is way too far for me to walk at night. This makes it problematic when I work late, but also means I miss out on Theatre and concerts, dining at some great restaurants, many activities in Scott's Addition, and evening movies at the Bow Tie. Any of these now leave me stranded at Robinson and Broad. You can email GRTC at

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Posted by Beth Marschak on 07/03/2018 at 4:04 PM

Re: “The History of the Arthur Ashe Monument in Richmond

Great story!

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Posted by Beth Marschak on 08/24/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Virginia Flaggers Photoshop Confederate Banner Mistake

The Defenders and others at the press conference are not trying to erase any history. They want an accurate version of history and Confederate memorabilia, including flags and statues, in appropriate museum settings with accurate historic interpretation. How many streets and schools, all public property, should acclaim the heroes of the side that lost? Reasonable goal that I agree with.

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Posted by Beth Marschak on 09/22/2015 at 6:44 PM

Re: “LETTER: Instead of Destroying, Try Understanding

Michael Paul Williams - always worth reading. I also grew up in Richmond and remember segregation overt - signs that said 'whites only' and 'colored only' and more subtly - the North side of Broad Street was the Black side. Based on the history classes - which seemed to have Virginia history every year - the enslaved people didn't have it so bad - they had food, clothing and shelter provided, and of course they were always smiling in the pictures. These monuments were intended to glorify the 'lost cause' - code for embracing slavery, and the history lesson they tell is a false one. There is no reason to say that removing them is totally out of the question and should not even be considered. We need to look at what they are saying about us as a community and as a city, and as a people. We need to look at what they are saying to the Black folk and the white folk, and all the other folk. Is that really what we want our city to be about?

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Posted by Beth Marschak on 07/02/2015 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Architecture Review: The Shockoe Ballpark Plan

People like myself are not opposed to someone making money through development. We oppose trading valuable city property on the Boulevard in exchange for this inappropriate development in Shockoe Bottom, which even the City's analysis shows will not likely make money by itself - they are depending on the Boulevard property development to overcome that shortfall. So, why not just propose development on the Boulevard in the first place? Because all those folks who have invested in the Bottom properties where this is proposed did it with back room agreement that the City would buy it from them at a higher price. Including one developer who has already spent time in jail for trying to bribe a City Council member.

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Posted by Beth Marschak on 11/27/2013 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Architecture Review: The Shockoe Ballpark Plan

An excellent, commonsense overview of how totally wrong this Shockoe ballpark idea is!

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Posted by Beth Marschak on 11/26/2013 at 5:35 PM

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