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Posted on: May 4, 2019

Downtown Norfolk Park Honors the First U.S. Navy Admiral

Norfolk residents have a new place to enjoy the outdoors.

Downtown Norfolk Park Honors the First U.S. Navy Admiral
Norfolk residents have a new place to enjoy the outdoors. Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) is proud to announce the dedication and ribbon cutting of Farragut Park. The park is named in hon...Read on...
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Councilwoman Mamie Johnson Appointed to Top Spot at Virginia First Cities

Congratulations to Councilwoman Mamie B. Johnson who was appointed Chairperson of Virginia First Cities.

Councilwoman Mamie Johnson Appointed to Top Spot at Virginia First Cities

NORFOLK, VA - Congratulations to Councilwoman Mamie B. Johnson who was appointed Chairperson of Virginia First Cities today. She is the first person from Norfolk to hold the position...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2019

City of Norfolk Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Construct Lindenwood-Barraud Park Living Shoreline

Norfolk’s innovative approach to increasing its resilience earned the city a $1,202,500 million grant from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) to construct the Lindenwood-Barraud Park Living Shoreline.

NORFOLK, VA – A new shoreline is coming to the Lindenwood-Barraud Park community! Council voted to accept the grant during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Norfolk’s innovative approach to increasing its resilience earned the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2019

Norfolk Awards People First Contract to National Leader in Customized & Comprehensive Case Mgmt

Urban Strategies, Inc. will work in partnership with St. Paul’s Area residents to develop personalized plans for economic mobility

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk has selected Urban Strategies, Inc. as the People First contractor for the St. Paul’s Area Transformation.  Urban Strategies, Inc. (USI) is a national nonprofit with extensive experience in i...Read on...
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Slover Library hosts Teetotalers & Moonshiners Exhibit and Speakeasy

From May 13 to June 22, Slover Library will be awash in the historical importance of Prohibition as it hosts the traveling exhibit Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled.

Slover Library hosts Teetotalers & Moonshiners Exhibit and Speakeasy
themed celebration with author Matt Bondurant

NORFOLK, VA – From May 13 to June 22, Slover Library will be awash in the historical importance of Prohibition as it hosts the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2019

New job training, full-time work plus health benefits at a leading employer

Norfolk Works, the job skills training program at Tidewater Community College, and Hampton Roads Transit have joined forces on a unique career readiness initiative

New job training, full-time work plus
health benefits at a leading employer
  
Norfolk, VA – It’s not often that free job training comes along with the added opportunity for full-time employment and health insurance ben...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2019

The City of Norfolk Announced as Finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Rec

Norfolk Recreation Parks & Open Space to compete for prestigious honor in the park and recreation industry.

NORFOLK, VA – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce Norfolk Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) as a finalist fo...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Council actions on the May 14, 2019 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

Posted on: May 14, 2019

City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk City Council has approved the City’s $1.3 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020.  This budget continues to strengthen the city’s capacity to do great things.  It does not include a tax i...Read on...
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Norfolk Awarded $30 Million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the City of Norfolk a $30M Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grant for the Tidewater Gardens community in the St. Paul’s Area.

 

Norfolk Awarded $30 Million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant 

NORFOLK, VA – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) and the...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2019

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for May 14 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

Posted on: May 6, 2019

Norfolk Mayor Proclaims May 2019 Foster Care Month

Recognizing the commitment of foster families in Norfolk.

Read the full proclamation here.

Posted on: May 2, 2019

The Worksession agenda for May 7 City Council is now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

Posted on: May 2, 2019

Virginia Arts Festival Presents The Handlebards

A Midsummer Night's Dream U.S. Premiere!

VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS
THE HANDLEBARDS
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
U.S. PREMIERE!
 Norfolk, VA - May is National Bike Month and the Virginia Arts Festival is celebrating big with The HandleBards in their U.S. debut!  This l...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2019

Slover Library and ODU celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Slover Library and ODU present a multi-part series of programs celebrating the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

Slover Library and ODU celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

NORFOLK, VA – Slover Library and Old Dominion University present a multi-part series of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the day astronauts aboard the Apollo 11...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2019

Selden Market Expansion

Selden Market welcomes VisitNorfolk Visitor Center & Mermaid Market and expansion of For All Handkind

Selden Market Welcomes VisitNorfolk Visitor Center & Mermaid Market
and Expansion of For All Handkind

NORFOLK, VA – (May 2019) – Selden Market located at  208 E. Main Street, welcomes VisitNorfolk Visitor Center & Merma...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2019

National Bike Month: Get Out and Ride!

Enjoy 31 Days of Bike Events in Norfolk

Get Out and Ride!
Enjoy 31 Days of Bike Events in Norfolk 

NORFOLK, VA – Now in its ninth year, Norfolk Bike Month is a community celebration of biking and this year is the first year we have 31 days of events! Throughout the month of May...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Soulful singer Lalah Hathaway performs live Sunday, July 7 at 7:30pm at the Attucks Theatre

Attucks at 100 celebrations continue this summer as five-time Grammy winner, singer Lalah Hathaway takes the stage

Soulful singer Lalah Hathaway performs live

Sunday, July 7 at 7:30pm at the Attucks Theatre!

Norfolk, VA - Attucks at 100 celebrations continue this summer as five-time Grammy winner, singer Lalah Hathaway takes the Attucks stage on Sunday July 7 at 7:30...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Nauticus Announces Schedule of Battleship Wisconsin 75th Anniversary Events

The Battleship Wisconsin, moored at Nauticus, is celebrating her 75th year in 2019 with “Their Stories. Our History.

Nauticus Announces Schedule of Battleship Wisconsin 75th Anniversary Events

Norfolk, VA –  The Battleship Wisconsin, moored at Nauticus, is celebrating her 75th year in 2019 with “Their Stories. Our History. A Year-Long Celebra...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2019

2019 Personal Property Tax Bills

Norfolk City Treasurer and Commissioner of Revenue Collaborate to Allow Additional Time to Prepare

2019 Personal Property Tax Bills
Norfolk City Treasurer and Commissioner of Revenue Collaborate to Allow Additional Time to Prepare
NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk City Treasurer and the Commissioner of the Revenue would like to announce that the 2019 ...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2019

Norfolk Coaches Inspire Youth through a New Mentorship Program

The purpose of #TURNT, is to teach leadership, life skills, personal development and engage in physical fitness and team building in a fun and interactive environment.

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) kicked off a new mentorship program called #TURNT on April 6th for youth ages 10 to 16 at the Norfolk Boxing Center. The purpose of #TURNT, which stands for Transforming, Unifying, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2019

Free NEON District Art Tours Begin April 19 through NEON Festival in October

Downtown Norfolk Council has partnered with Norfolk Tour Company to offer free monthly walking tours of the NEON District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Cindy Mackey, 757-754-4553, cindymackey@cox.net

Rachel McCall, 757-623-1757, rmccall@downtownnorfolk.org

Free NEON District Art Tours Begin April 19 through NEON Festival in October

NORFOLK, Va. – April 2019 &ndash...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection is Relocating

(HHW) will be collected at SPSA’s Norfolk Transfer Station located at 3136 Woodland Avenue, Tuesdays and Saturdays only, Noon – 4 p.m.

NORFOLK, VA – Effective May 1, 2019, Norfolk’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) will be collected at SPSA’s Norfolk Transfer Station located at 3136 Woodland Avenue, Tuesdays and Saturdays only, Noon – 4 p.m. The Tow...Read on...

Posted on: March 12, 2019

Norfolk Utilities Department Creates Jobs for St. Paul’s Area Residents

The Norfolk Department of Utilities developed a six-month paid apprenticeship program to train full-time equipment operators and utility maintenance mechanics.

Norfolk Utilities Department Creates Jobs for St. Paul’s Area Residents 
NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Utilities developed a six-month paid apprenticeship program to train full-time equipment operators and utility m...Read on...
Posted on: March 8, 2019

First Fridays Season Seven Premieres April 5

A Local’s Favorite That Rocks Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk

First Fridays Season Seven Premieres April 5
A Local’s Favorite That Rocks Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk  
NORFOLK, Va. – (March 2019) – The 7th Annual First Fridays street parties kick off Friday, April...Read on...
Posted on: February 28, 2019

People First Team Offices Open in Tidewater Gardens

Initiative launched in August 2018 provides one-on-one support

People First Team Offices Open in Tidewater Gardens
Initiative launched in August 2018 provides one-on-one support
NORFOLK, VA – The People First team is expanding its operations with three offices conveniently located in Tidewater Gardens.&n...Read on...
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Virginia Beach Blvd. & Brambleton Ave. Lanes Close for Pump Station Renovations

The renovations include repairs to the pumps, valves and piping, and modifications to the storm drains.

 NORFOLK, VA – Beginning the first week in January, Norfolk Public Works crews will renovate two pump stations at the underpasses of Virginia Beach Blvd. and Tidewater Dr. and Brambleton Ave. and Tidewater Dr. The renovations include re...Read on...


Information Technology

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Hampton Roads Scores Grand Prize During 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Council members Andria McClellan (Norfolk) and Ben Davenport (Virginia Beach) hold a copy of the winning presentation.

In collaboration with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, the five Southside cities competed as a region against over 69 teams from across the country.  The challenge culminated in a showdown where each team gave a Shark Tank-style pr...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2018

Norfolk Named 2018 Digital Cities Survey Winner

Now in its 18th year, the annual survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance cybersecurity, improve transparency and much more. The survey honors cities in five population classifications: 500,000 or more, 250,000 to 499...Read on...


Police

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

Police identify the woman killed on Granby Street last night

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk police have identified the woman that died after being struck by a car last night as 57-year-old, Lisa Roemer of Chesapeake.

Around 8:45 p.m. Police and Fire-Rescue were called to the 7100 block of Granby Street for a...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Police need help identifying 2 robbery suspects

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two people who committed two robberies minutes apart.

On May 16, 2019, around 2:20 a.m. two young men, one armed with a shotgun the other arme...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Norfolk Police’s viral ‘funky’ lip sync video selected as candidate for new CBS special

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – The Norfolk Police Department’s lip sync challenge video that ‘won the Internet’ last year has now been selected as a contender to win the lip sync challenge in a new CBS special that will air t...

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