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Posted on: July 19, 2018

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for July 24 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

Posted on: July 19, 2018

Rabid Raccoon Found in Norfolk

A sick raccoon collected in Norfolk has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was turned over by a resident on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to a wildlife rehabilitator who works for Evelyn’s Wildlife Refuge.

NORFOLK, VA – A sick raccoon collected in Norfolk has tested positive for rabies.  The raccoon was turned over by a resident on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to a wildlife rehabilitator who works for Evelyn’s Wildlife Refuge. The ani...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2018

FUSE FEST Annual Community Festival July 28th

(Norfolk) Teens With a Purpose Annual Community Fest doles out heaps of love and happiness on Saturday, July 28th, 2018

(Norfolk) Teens With a Purpose Annual Community Fest doles out heaps of love and happiness on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 when FUSE FEST (Focus on Unity, Spirit and Edutainment) takes place at the Safe Creative Community Space (SCS). FUSE Fest is a transfor...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2018

Twenty-Eight New Buses Are Bound for Hampton Roads Transit

Brand new buses are arriving this month at Hampton Roads Transit to replace some of the agency’s older ones and enhance the transit experience for its operators and customers.

Hampton Roads Transit ordered 28 new buses from the Gillig factory in Livermore, CA. More than half have arrived and will be on the streets in the coming days. HRT purchased buses in various sizes that will replace on a nearly one-for-one basis some of i...Read on...
Posted on: July 13, 2018

New Traffic Pattern Coming to I-264 East Newtown Rd Exits

Ramp 15B closing for demolition and replacement

NORFOLK – Motorists exiting I-264 east to Newtown Road will encounter new traffic patterns at the interchange beginning the night of July 15. Beginning at 9 p.m. July 15, Exit 15A to Newtown Road south and Greenwich Road will close until as lat...Read on...
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Norfolk Finalizes Green Infrastructure Plan as Part of $4.6 Million Grant

Norfolk is taking a strategic approach to its natural environment with the creation of a new Green Infrastructure Plan.

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk is taking a strategic approach to its natural environment with the creation of a new Green Infrastructure Plan.  From shoreline improvements to growing the existing tree canopy, the new Green Infrastructure plan wi...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2018

Get Your Neighborhood Green On With a Retain Your Rain Project

Grants up to $2,500 available for neighborhood projects

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk is home to Retain Your Rain projects such as a food forest and an urban community garden. What green stormwater project is next? Neighborhood groups and non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for a grant up to $2...Read on...
Posted on: July 11, 2018

City Council actions on the July 10, 2018 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

Posted on: July 10, 2018

The Work Session and Formal Session videos for July 10 City Council are now available.

The current City Council video is available here

Posted on: July 9, 2018

Governor Northam Announces Auxiliary Systems Inc. to Expand in the City of Norfolk

Company to retrain 65 employees on new equipment

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Auxiliary Systems Inc., an auxiliary system manufacturer for commercial and government clients in the marine industry, will invest $220,000 to upgrade its water jet cutting machine in the City...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Climb Aboard Norfolk Public Library’s Summer Reading Program!

Norfolk Public Library (NPL) invites you to travel wherever your imagination takes you with its 2018 Summer Reading Program (SRP), “Reading Takes You Everywhere.”

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Library (NPL) invites you to travel wherever your imagination takes you with its 2018 Summer Reading Program (SRP), “Reading Takes You Everywhere.”   Summer Reading Program isn&...Read on...
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Waterside Marina Request for Proposals

Portions of the Waterside Marina are being offered including the Waterside Marina, the Wisky Dock, the Charter Dock / Liverpool Berth, and the Otter Berth East Bulkhead.

Portions of the Waterside Marina are being offered including the Waterside Marina, the Wisky Dock, the Charter Dock / Liverpool Berth, and the Otter Berth East Bulkhead. Please see the 3 attachments below for details. All bids must be received in the Offi...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2018

Request for Proposals for FY19 Human Services Grant

Mandatory pre-proposal meeting one week from today

NORFOLK, VA –The City is seeking partners that provide resources to Norfolk's at-risk populations of children, families, the elderly and disabled, impoverished, and those experiencing housing instability or homelessness. Human Services Grant (H...Read on...
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Real Estate Tax Relief Program Accepting Applications

Community Information Sessions to be Held Across the City

The Real Estate Tax Relief Program for Senior or Disabled Residents is accepting 2018 applications now through June 1. Norfolk homeowners who live in their homes may qualify for tax relief or deferment of taxes if they meet certain eligibility criteria:

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Information Technology

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

City Data Sets Now Available Through NorfolkOpenData Portal

Residents now have city data sets at their fingertips to improve neighborhoods, build businesses, and stay informed.

The City of Norfolk’s new open data portal, called NorfolkOpenData, offers a world of information anytime, free of charge, with...Read on...

Norfolk's OpenData Portal
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Norfolk Open Data Update

Norfolk Open Data logo

Milestones achieved on the journey thus far include: 

  • July 2017 – City Council adopts Open Data Policy.    
  • Summer 2017 – First meetings with citywide Data Liaisons.  These staff are responsi...
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Norfolk Open Data Home Page
Posted on: December 6, 2017

IT Launches SOS Cybersecurity Alert Email Campaign

SOS Secure Our System logo

Cybersecurity is a serious concern for our City. Every day, IT staff work diligently to protect our network from cyberattacks. But we know we can’t do it alone – everyone on Team Norfolk must remain vigilant. Cybercriminals use snea...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2017

Norfolk Named One of Top Three Digital Cities in the US

2017 Digital Cities Winner logo

The Center for Digital Government has named Norfolk the third best Digital City in the US (for midsize cities within our population range).  The IT Department’s investment in implementing a comprehensive technology strategy has paid off...Read on...

Press Release
Posted on: December 7, 2017

IT Helps Protect the Public by Providing Advanced Technology to First Responders

These improvements have two goals: enhance the safety and response time for first responders and better align Norfolk’s equipment with that of our Hampton Roads partner cities to improve intercity communications.   The first i...Read on...
Posted on: November 11, 2017

Public Wi Fi Project Completed for Grand Opening of Dickens' Christmas Village

Wi Fi Network logo

Last week, the Department of Information Technology, in partnership with Nauticus, completed installing public Wi Fi at the Decker Half Moone Cruise Terminal.  The installation team was working against a tight deadline.  The annual Dicke...Read on...


Police

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

It's that time again…

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Ever wonder what a police academy is like? You can find out firsthand by signing up for the 45th Session of the Citizens Police Academy today. The Fall Session will begin August 23, 2018 and will end November 15, 2018. Applications ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2018

Police identify the man killed on Bolton Street

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Police have identified the man shot and killed on Friday afternoon as 40-year-old Sanjuan Shy. Shortly before 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 20th dispatchers received a call to the 1300 block of Bolton Street for an adult ...Read on...
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Police need your help identifying robbery suspect

NORFOLK, Va. – (NPD) Norfolk police are hoping someone can help them identify an individual robbery suspect captured on surveillance photos. 

On July 17, 2018 around 5:45 p.m., police were called to a robbery that just occurred in the 16...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Man charged with DUI following fatal crash on North Military Highway

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a fatal pedestrian crash Wednesday night on North Military Highway.

Investigators say that 39-year-old Jonathan Justice was attempting to cross the ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Fugitive arrested in connection with Nicholson Street homicide

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk Police Fugitive Detectives along with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a wanted murder suspect Wednesday afternoon in connection with the Nicholson Street homicide.

Mitchell R. Grice, 39, of the...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Norfolk 7-Eleven robbery suspects wanted

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) -- Norfolk detectives are searching for three men who robbed a 7-Eleven just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Detectives say the suspects walked into the store located at 1161 West Ocean View Avenue displayed guns, and demanded money.

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

NorfolkPD Lip Sync Challenge

YOUR WAIT IS OVER!!!! The Norfolk Police Department was challenged by the Corinth Police Department in Texas to a lip sync battle and we gladly accepted. As you can see we all had a great time filming the video, which we have to point out was done in one ...

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