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Posted on: September 26, 2018

City Council actions on the September 25, 2018 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

Posted on: September 26, 2018

Selden Market Announces New Fall Storefront Tenants

Selden Market selects three new incubator storefront tenants.

NORFOLK, Va. – (September 2018) – Downtown Norfolk Council is pleased to announce that Selden Market has selected three new incubator storefront tenants. Slide Thru #FAM and KOR Vintage have begun their build outs and will celebrate th...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2018

The Work Session and Formal Session videos for September 25 City Council are now available.

The current City Council videos are available here

Posted on: September 25, 2018

MacArthur Memorial to host World War I Symposium

MacArthur Memorial in downtown Norfolk will host 1918: Americans in Battle, a one-day World War I Symposium on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

NORFOLK, VA – To continue commemoration of the World War I centennial, the MacArthur Memorial in downtown Norfolk will host 1918: Americans in Battle, a one-day World War I Symposium on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.&...Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2018

Nearly 50 Employers Featured at Annual Autumn Career Fair

Citywide Event Includes Top Businesses from Diverse Industries

NORFOLK, VA – Looking for a new career? Some of the top companies in the region, including IKEA, are looking for you. The Department of Human Services is hosting its citywide Autumn Career Fair on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 10:00 am &n...Read on...
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia, Named One of 15 Great Places by the American Planning Association

In its 11th year, APA Recognizes 15 Great Neighborhoods, Streets and Public Spaces

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

National Speaker Series Comes to Slover Library

A former Norfolk librarian’s legacy lives on in upcoming lecture series

NORFOLK, VA –  Catherine “Kate” Lee Brinkley was a professional librarian at the City of Norfolk’s Kirn Memorial Library.  She loved people and was dedicated to educating the citizens of Norfolk th...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2018

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for September 25 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

Posted on: September 20, 2018

Enormous Homecoming Lei Debuts on Battleship Wisconsin

Nauticus Welcomes Battleship Veterans

NORFOLK, VA: An enormous, 70-foot-long homecoming lei will adorn the Battleship Wisconsin’s iconic bow through Monday as the ship’s former crew members return to Norfolk this week.  The 30th anniversary reunion of the USS Wisc...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2018

Rabid Cat Found in Ghent/Park Place section of Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – A cat collected in Norfolk has tested positive for rabies. The cat, described as a black tabby approximately 4 months of age, was picked up near the intersection of 22nd St and Llewellyn Ave.  The cat was dropped off at No...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2018

Children Battling Cancer Take the Stage at Macarthur Center in Norfolk!

Tampa, FL – September 19, 2018 – The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is working to find a cure for our youngest fighters. You can celebrate their courage as they make their debut on the runway for Fashion Funds the Cure, benefitin...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2018

Zoovies is Something to Roar About

Join the Virginia Zoo for a night the whole family will roar about!

NORFOLK, VA – Join the Virginia Zoo for a night the whole family will roar about! Bring the kiddos or your friends to Zoovies, an outdoor movie night under the stars on the Zoo’s Event Field. On October 5, the Disney hit “The...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2018

City Council actions on the September 11, 2018 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

Posted on: September 4, 2018

5th Annual Chelsea West Fest Features the Best of Everything Local

Music, crafts, pop-up food vendors, beer and fun for the family on Saturday, October 6

NORFOLK, Va. – (September 2018) – Hope House Foundation invites everyone to the 5th Annual Chelsea West Fest on Saturday, October 6th from noon to 6 p.m. in the Chelsea Business District, 600 Claremont Avenue between Olney Road and Boi...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2018

Downtown Norfolk Council Announces the 4th Annual NEON Festival on Oct. 18 & 19

The 4th Annual NEON Festival will take place in the NEON District of Norfolk from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19.

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

International Market for Recycled Materials Impacts Norfolk

TFC exercises 90-day opt-out clause in recycling contract

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk will seek a new recycling contract following TFC’s decision to exercise the 90-day opt-out clause in its contract and stop residential recycling curbside collection on November 1, 2018. &n...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2018

The POP UPS to Appear at the 30th Annual Virginia Children's Festival

Hampton Roads' Favorite Family Tradition
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10am-3pm
Town Point Park - Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia
Tickets are ONLY $5.00!
Infants age 1 and under are admitted into the festival for free!

Norfolk, VA (August 7, 2018)- For the past thirty years, the Virginia Children's Festival has brought hundreds of thousands of smiles to Town Point Park, including laughter heard throughout multiple familial generations! This year, the Virginia Children's...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2018

Weeknight Closures of Newtown Road South Starting Next Week

Newtown Road southbound under I-264 will be closed weeknights starting August 5 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for eight weeks.

NORFOLK – Newtown Road southbound under I-264 will be closed weeknights starting August 5 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for eight weeks.   Currently, there is a left lane closure on Newtown Road south at I-264 as part of the I-64/Witchduck Inte...Read on...
Posted on: July 26, 2018

MacArthur Memorial Announces 3rd Annual Military History Film Festival

The MacArthur Memorial is hosting its third annual Military History Film Festival August – October 2018.

NORFOLK,Va. – The MacArthur Memorial is hosting its third annual Military History Film Festival August – October 2018.  To commemorate the World War I Centennial, the 2018 films will focus on the courage and sacrifice of Ameri...Read on...


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

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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

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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: September 19, 2018

Man injured in home invasion on Courtney Avenue

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A home invasion on Courtney Avenue this morning has left a man injured.

Around 2:30 a.m. dispatchers received a gunshot disturbance call in the 2200 block of Courtney Avenue. When police arrived, they located a man suffering ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Man dies following shooting on Dundale Avenue

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Police are investigating a homicide after a 58-year-old man died at the hospital following a shooting Tuesday night.

Around 7:30 p.m., dispatchers received a call for a gunshot disturbance in the 1200 block of Dundale Avenue...

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