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Posted on: May 16, 2022

City of Norfolk’s FY 2023 Budget Adopted

NORFOLK, VA – On Tuesday, May 10, Norfolk City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget. The $1.7 billion plan aims to transition the city into post-COVID operations. It continues the expansion of key services and provides city agen...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Norfolk Public Library Adopts a Fine-Free Policy

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Library (NPL) is adopting a fast-growing trend among libraries nationwide. After a one-year trial period, NPL received approval to extend fine-free services indefinitely for patrons.

Previously, NPL charged 20 cents p...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

City Council actions on the May 10, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Norfolk Eviction Relief and Prevention Programs Get a $1M Boost

Resource Clinic at Military Circle on May 21

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s Eviction Relief and Prevention programs received a $1 million boost to assist the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) in providing relief funding and support services to Norfolk renter...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

The City Council agenda for May 10 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Norfolk Police Department Launches Community Assessment Survey

A community-based approach to addressing safety concerns.

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Police Department is taking a community-based approach to understand the most pressing concerns around safety, the root causes of violence, and the effects of crime by releasing a Community As...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center Has a Critical Need for Adoptions

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center (NACC) is seeking families and individuals to adopt or foster dogs. As the warmer weather approaches, the dog kennels are filling, leaving no space for incoming dogs. Ho...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Norfolk Celebrates 3rd Annual Night of Philosophy and Ideas

NORFOLK, VA—Join us for Norfolk’s 3rd annual “Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2022” (La Nuit des Idées) on Saturday, May 14, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street. The “Nig...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Celebrate Norfolk Bike Month!

Let the good times roll throughout May

NORFOLK, VA – This May, trade gas power for pedal power during the 11th Annual Norfolk Bike Month. This 31-day celebration organized by the City of Norfolk, Downtown Norfolk Council, Traffix Commuter Options and other community partners...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

City Council actions on the April 26, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

City of Norfolk Launches Vacant Property Online Auction Program

Dream, Bid, Build: Spring 2022 Properties Now Listed

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is excited to launch its Vacant Property Online Auction, a new program offering neighbors, developers, builders, and investors equal ac...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

City of Norfolk Launches Lifelong Learning Week, May 7 -14

A Citywide Lifelong Learning Initiative

NORFOLK, VA – Believe in Learning Norfolk is a citywide lifelong learning initiative launched in Feb. 2021. Made of more than 100 community, business and public service partners, Believe in Learning is excited to introduce the inaugural...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Norfolk Arts to Unveil New Public Artwork in Bay Oaks Park

A resilient piece reminiscent of the area it represents and the time in which it was created

NORFOLK, VA – A sculpture commissioned by the Norfolk Public Art Program will be unveiled on Saturday, May 7, at 10:00 a.m. Join artists, Jonathan Russell and Saori Ide Russell of Ride Art Studio, and special guest, Councilman Tommy Smigiel, in ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

The City Council agenda for April 22 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

No Transit Fares on Earth Day, 'Am I Clean' Launches to Improve Service

NORFOLK – Hampton Roads Transit will mark Earth Day this Friday, April 22, with a gift to customers of No Fares on every mode of service – bus, light rail, paratransit, and ferry. Our No Fare-day is intended ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

HRT To Relax its Mask Requirement

NORFOLK – Hampton Roads Transit announced Tuesday that it will relax its mask mandate and allow customers the option of wearing a face mask while riding on public transit services or while walking through HRT facilities. &n...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center Extends Operating Hours

New Hours Begin April 19

NORFOLK, VA – Beginning April 19, the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center will have extended hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., by appointment. Walk-ins are still welcome on Saturdays and Sundays, noon - 4:30 ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

The City of Norfolk is Hiring!

Career Fairs Open to Interested Applicants

NORFOLK, VA – Shopping for a new job this spring? This week, job seekers can walk away a contingent job offer and $5000 sign-on bonus for full-time positions with The City of Norfolk during two public service career fairs at MacArthur C...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

City Council actions on the April 12, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

TechArk Solutions to Expand in the Norfolk Innovation Corridor

TechArk Solutions to invest in its Norfolk headquarters and create new jobs

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Economic Development announced today that TechArk Solutions plans to expand its Norfolk-based headquarters. TechArk will invest over $100,000 to improve its present facility located within the Nor...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

The City Council agenda for April 12 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Norfolk Police Chief Announces Retirement

Larry Boone provided 33 years of service to Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – On Wednesday, April 6, Norfolk Chief of Police, Larry D. Boone, announced his plan for retirement effective Friday, April 29, to City Manager, Larry “Chip” Filer.

“After serving this community ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

CANCELLED - Norfolk Public Library Hosts Author and Poet Carrie Voigt Schonhoff

Event is cancelled. Residents are encouraged to visit norfolkpubliclibrary.org to explore online and in-library poetry collections for National Poetry Month.

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Norfolk to Receive Additional Federal Funding to Increase Community Resilience to Flooding

Funding supports the expansion and improvement of the Downtown Floodwall

NORFOLK, VA – On Wednesday, March 30, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced an additional $150,000,000 from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the Coastal Storm Risk Management (CS...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Norfolk Health Department Reopens COVID-19 Vaccination Center at Military Circle Mall

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Department of Health will hold a Free COVID-19 vaccination clinic twice a week at the Norfolk Military Circle Mall (880 N. Military Highway) site starting Tuesday, April 5. Tuesday hours are 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday ho...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Celebrate Earth Month

Introducing ways residents can reduce the effects of climate change

NORFOLK, VA – In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the City of Norfolk’s Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action Team is launching a series of programs throughout the month centered around combating climate change ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

The City Council agenda for March 22 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

City Council actions on the March 8, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

City Council actions on the February 8, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Commonwealth v. Jermaine Tucker Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Jermaine Antoine Tucker, a 36-year-old Virginia Beach man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 29, 2022, to serve 26 years in prison for murdering 46-year-old Thomas Lyn Christian Jr. by shooting into Mr. Chris...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Commonwealth v. Shana C. Winborne Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Shana Christine Winborne, a 34-year-old Norfolk woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 22, 2022, to 17 years in prison for stabbing and killing her husband, then-39-year-old Dwan Winborne, while she was out...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Commonwealth v. Demarcus M. Mackey Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Demarcus Malik Mackey, a 23-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Thursday, April 14, 2022, to 40 years in prison for murdering 23-year-old Stefon T. Grimes and maliciously shooting his girlfriend, then-2...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Commonwealth v. Tahlia C. Ricks Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Tahlia Courtney Ricks, a 22-year-old Norfolk woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 1, 2022, to eight years in prison for killing Jendaya Hunter, 25, and Sateya Baker, 20, in a drunk driving crash just sout...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Commonwealth v. Ferrari A. Ferdinand Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Ferrari Aramis Ferdinand, a 30-year-old Virginia Beach man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 1, 2022, to 17 years in prison for the 2019 murder of Quontrell Deon Snowden, a 31-year-old Norfolk man, at the Do...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Commonwealth v. Edgar E. Oliver Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Edgar Emmanuel Oliver, 64, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, March 18, 2022, to 30 years in prison for the 2019 stabbing death of 64-year-old Arthur Daniel Sanders Jr. who, according to the defendant who at the time was hous...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Commonwealth v. Bashirah S. Tripp Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Bashirah Shamirah Tripp, a 35-year-old Portsmouth woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, March 11, 2022, to 18 years in prison for a 2020 aggravated malicious wounding of her husband James Irving Johnson Jr. that left him ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Eviction Relief and Prevention Clinic

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The Norfolk Eviction Prevention Center is hosting a Resource Clinic to connect Norfolk renters facing eviction with resources that can help.
Saturday, May 21 at The Venue - Military Circle Mall

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Juneteenth Celebrations

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The City of Norfolk is committed to acknowledging our history and celebrating the diversity of our city by commemorating Juneteenth as a day of recognition, restoration, and celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.  

In honor of Jun...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

2022 Norfolk Bike Month

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Trade in that gas power for pedal power - May is Bike Month and we have 31 days of events and activities promoting biking in the Mermaid City.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Norfolk Police identify man killed on Modoc Avenue

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting Friday morning that left a 55-year-old man dead.

Around 4:45 a.m., police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Modoc Avenue for the report of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Man dies following shooting on Greenplain Road

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A man has died following a shooting on Greenplain Road.

On May 11, 2022, around 11:55 p.m. police responded to the 5400 block of Greenplain Road for the report of a gunshot disturbance. When the officers arrived, they located a man suf...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Charges pending following Monday’s incident at Lake Taylor High School

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Shortly before 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9th, Officers responded to Lake Taylor High School for the report of a person with a weapon. When officers arrived on scene, they were advised that two male students were involved in a...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Norfolk Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony

The Norfolk Police Department will be hosting it's annual Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony on Thursday, May 19th at 9:30 a.m. After two year's of honoring our 39 fallen officers with a virtual ceremony, we are looking forward to hosting this years ceremo...
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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Norfolk Police Launch Community Survey

We need your help! Please take a moment to complete this community survey regarding our services, your safety, and crime in the City of Norfolk. The results will help NPD provide the most responsive, effective, and professional services.

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Norfolk police need help identifying residential burglary suspects

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspects who broke into a residence. 

On Saturday, April 30th, Officers responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 2200 block of Shoop Avenue. Whe...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Norfolk Police identify homicide victim following shooting on E. Virginia Beach Blvd.

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Detectives are continuing to investigate a homicide after Norfolk woman was found dead.

Around 1:30 a.m., Norfolk Police responded to the report of two gunshot victims in the 600 block of W. Brambleton Avenue. Upon arrival, first respo...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Pedestrian in critical condition following late-night crash on Denver Avenue

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Police are continuing to investigate a crash that has left a woman in critical condition.

Officers were dispatched around 9:00 p.m. on April 25, 2022 for the report of an accident involving a pedestrian in the 4600 block of Denver Aven...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Norfolk Detectives are still looking for missing man

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk Police need help locating missing 30-year-old Brett M. Akers, of Chesapeake, who was last seen on security footage in the area of Fort Norfolk Plaza on July 1, 2020.

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