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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Norfolk Economic Development Authority Completes Sale of 824 Office Building at Military Circle

Fully leased redeveloped office building sold for $20 million dollars

NORFOLK, VA – The Economic Development Authority of the City of Norfolk (EDA) completed the sale of the 824 Office building to MPB, Inc for $20 million dollars.   In 2014, the EDA purchased the building which was a  fo...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

City Council to Discuss Police Report Transparency at July 14 Meeting

City Manager issues statement

NORFOLK, VA – Today, Norfolk City Manager Dr. Chip Filer provided following statement regarding the first steps to improve the release of data from use of force police reports. 

“I have reviewed how we release use of f...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Norfolk Resumes Select In-Person Services July 1

NORFOLK, VA – Throughout the month of July, the City of Norfolk will offer more in-person services and reopen more neighborhood recreational amenities. Several recreation centers and libraries will reopen to the public with restrictions...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Mayor Alexander and Councilwomen Sworn In, Vice Mayor Re-elected

Mayor Alexander, Councilwoman Graves and Councilwoman McClellan Took Oath of Office

NORFOLK, VA – A ceremony to administer to the oath of office to Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Ph.D., and Councilwomen Andria P. McClellan and Angelia Williams Graves was held in the Council Chambers on July 1, 2020 at 11 a.m.

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

MacArthur Memorial to Reopen July 1, 2020

NORFOLK, Va. –The MacArthur Memorial will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 with restrictions in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and visitors. Guests may visit Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Su...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Online Convenience Fees for Tax Bills Resume July 1

NORFOLK, VA – Paying a city tax bill online?  Beginning July 1, online convenience fees will resume for credit card and e-check payments.  The convenience fees were suspended in March as part of the City’s Ta...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Time Capsule to be Removed from Downtown Monument Location

Records show a metal box contains artifacts from 1899

NORFOLK, VA – A metal box containing artifacts from 1899 will be removed on Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. from the site where the Johnny Reb Confederate War Monument once stood.

The location of the time capsule was discovered during the ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City of Norfolk Offices to Close in Observance of July 4th Holiday

NORFOLK, VA - City of Norfolk’s government offices will close on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  The closure includes the offices of the Commissioner of the Revenue, City Treasurer and the Norfolk Courthou...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Council actions on the June 23, 2020 formal agenda.

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

MacArthur Memorial to Reopen July 1, 2020

NORFOLK, Va. –The MacArthur Memorial will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 with restrictions in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and visitors. Guests may visit Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Su...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Nauticus Opens with a NEW Sparkle on July Fourth Weekend

NEW battleship programming, curated adventures, and waterfront restaurant await guests

Norfolk, Va.— Nauticus will introduce an entirely new visitor experience when it re-opens to the public on Friday, July 3, and the spacious, outdoor decks of the Battleship Wisconsin are taking center stage.  From stem to stern...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for June 23 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Enjoy the sun with a fur-ever friend from the NACC summer solstice special

NORFOLK, VA – Celebrate the solstice with a companion who worships you for the star you are – adopt a dog of 30 pounds or more for just $35.

Do you find yourself longing for a sunrise stroll on the beach or a ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Virginia Beach Boulevard Improvements

Relieving congestion along a major thoroughfare

NORFOLK, VA – Construction is starting on Norfolk’s first SMART SCALE Project: Virginia Beach Boulevard Improvements at Newtown Road. The project, about 0.3 miles in length, expands the capacity of Virginia B...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Norfolk Community Leaders Unite to Address Coronavirus Testing Stigma

Norfolk, Va – Recent data has shown African-Americans and other minority groups are at a greater risk for severe illness from the coronavirus.  As a result, community leaders of faith-based organizations in Norfolk have come to...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

City of Norfolk Relaunches Scooter Program

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk is excited to resume its scooter program with Lime beginning Wednesday, June 17. The program was suspended during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. During that time, Lime worked to in...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Norfolk Selected as Part of ‘The Rockefeller Foundation Opportunity Collective’

Aimed at Promoting Inclusive Growth in 10 U.S. Cities

$10 million commitment will support government, business, faith-based, nonprofit partners in 10 places with two goals: protecting communities from displacement and eliminating barriers to access capital and credit 

 

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Norfolk TV Now in High Definition

NORFOLK, VA – Now you can enjoy your favorite City of Norfolk community videos and watch Norfolk City Council meetings in clear, bright high definition television.  The City of Norfolk, in partnership with Cox Communications, expanded i...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Downtown Confederate Monument to be Removed

Johnny Reb statue was removed last week from top of 80-foot pillar

NORFOLK, VA – In the interest of public safety, the remaining portion of the downtown Confederate Monument will be removed beginning Tuesday morning, June 16.   On Friday June 12, Johnny Reb, the bronze statue on top of the monument, wa...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Norfolk Launching Beach Ambassador Program

Educational program to start June 12

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk is launching the Beach Ambassador Program today in partnership with Festevents following the reopening of the city’s beaches last Friday.

Starting today until the beginning of Phase 3, the Beach Ambassador...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Norfolk Approves Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing Program

C-PACE loans will offer creative financing option for commercial property owners and new construction developers to spur more energy efficient development projects

NORFOLK, VA – On May 26, 2020, the Norfolk City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that added a new chapter to City Code entitled Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) that establishes a C-PACE Financing Pro...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Confederate Statue is Removed from Downtown Monument

NORFOLK, VA – In just under two hours, contractors removed the statue, known as Johnny Reb, at the top of the downtown Confederate Monument.

On June 11, Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander announced plans to remove the statue in the interest ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Confederate Statue to be Removed from Downtown Monument

Removal expected to take 4-6 hours

NORFOLK, VA – Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander announced today that the bronze statue that sits atop the 80-foot downtown Confederate Monument will be removed within the next 24 hours, weather permitting.  The decision to immedia...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Mayor Alexander Releases Statement on Downtown Confederate Monument

NORFOLK, VA – Across the country people are demonstrating in remembrance of lives lost to police violence and hate crimes.  Thousands have participated in the peaceful protests in the City of Norfolk and we hope that this very important...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

City Council actions on the June 9, 2020 formal agenda.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Norfolk City Council Continues to Pursue Police Reform

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk City Council took additional steps in its pursuit of police reform during their Tuesday, June 9 meeting.  Building on public safety strategies that prioritize de-escalation in violent situations a...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Virginia Zoo Sets Reopening Date of June 25

Norfolk, Va. – After more than three months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Zoo will reopen its gates to the public on June 25, 2020, with some modifications and a new schedule.

“The staff and animals have mis...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

The Formal Session agenda for June 9 City Council is now available.

The current City Council Agenda is available here

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Norfolk Expands Outdoor Public Amenities

NORFOLK, VA – Following Governor Ralph Northam’s decision to move Virginia into Phase 2, Norfolk is reopening all dog parks, the Northside skate park, neighborhood parks and public tennis courts today. Playgrounds, ba...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Deposit Tax Payments at Several Drop box Locations

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Taxpayers have another option to make personal property and real estate payments.  The City Treasurer has partnered with the Department of Utilities to allow taxpayers to deposit payments at seven conveniently located drop boxes around the city. ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Current Residential Parking Permits Effective through August

NORFOLK, VA – Residential and Business Parking Permits set to expire May 31 will be extended through August 15.

Residents and businesses should continue to use their current stickers or hang tags.

Applications for new or renewed parking p...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Independence Day Celebrations Cancelled

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s annual Independence Day celebrations at Town Point Park on Saturday, July 4 and Ocean View Beach Park on Friday, July 3 are cancelled this year.   The decision was made following Go...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Annual Car Tax Relief Day Moves Online

New tax relief program eases financial burden for residents and businesses

NORFOLK, VA – Property and real estate bills are hitting mailboxes this week. Residents and business owners can take advantage of the tax relief program to help ease their financial burdens during this time. City Council passed...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

First Fridays Season Starts April 3

Granby Street Party Welcomes Everyone to Downtown Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. – (March 2020) – The 8th Annual First Fridays street-party season starts Friday, April 3 on Granby Street. Each First Fridays runs from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with live music, food, drinks and fun for all ages. All event...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Virginia Zoo Announces 2020 Member Swaps and Perks

It’s never been a better time to be a Virginia Zoo member!

Virginia Zoo Announces 2020 Member Swaps and Perks 

NORFOLK, VA – It’s never been a better time to be a Virginia Zoo member! As spring is just around the corner and Zoo season is upon us, there is much to look forward to this y...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

David Sanborn Electric Band Announced as Headliner for 2020 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

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David Sanborn Electric Band Announced as Headliner for 2020 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

Norfolk, VA – World-renowned saxophonist and six-time Grammy Award winner David Sanborn has been announced as a headliner for the 2020 Norfolk Waterfront...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City of Norfolk Offices to Close in Observance of July 4th Holiday

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City of Norfolk Offices to Close in Observance of July 4th Holiday

NORFOLK, VA - City of Norfolk’s government offices will close on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  The closure includes the offices of the Co...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

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Since closures and work site changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hard-working team of 11 has handled call volumes ranging from 2,000 to more than 3,000 per week, and app submissions ranging from 500 to more ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

COVID-19's impacts on the City of Norfolk

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This dashboard, updated daily, pulls data from public sources. You can also find a wealth of COVID-19 information in our Coronavirus Hub.

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Parking Permit Applications

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Need a new or renewed residential or business parking permit? The application period opens Monday, June 22! 

These permits affect on-street parking in Willoughby, Lambert’s Point, Larchmont, Broad Creek, Highland Park, ODU, Ghent, West G...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Hurricane Season

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Be sure you're ready for hurricane season. Find your evacuation zone, insure your property and take other precautions now.

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Norfolk FAQs

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Posted on: July 4, 2020

Man dies following overnight shooting on W 34th Street

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk Detectives are continuing to investigate after a man was killed during a shooting early Saturday morning.

Shortly after 3:20 a.m., police responded to a gunshot victim in the 400 block of W 34th Street. When officers ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Norfolk Detectives looking for missing Chesapeake man

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk Police need help locating missing 28-year-old Brett M. Akers, of Chesapeake, who was last seen Thursday afternoon at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Akers is approximately 6-foot-tall, 165 pounds, has brown hair, bl...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Police searching for the man responsible for posting offensive stickers in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va (NPD) – Detectives are asking for the public’s help locating 33-year-old Samuel A. Caskey, of Virginia Beach.

On January 21, 2020, officers were made aware of QR code stickers being posted on street signs and telephone poles...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Norfolk Police need help locating missing woman

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Detectives are asking for help locating 58-year-old Alisa ‘Lisa’ R. Collins, of Norfolk, who was last seen on June 28, 2020 in the 900 block of Kenton Avenue.

Collins is approximately 5-feet-3-inches tall, 140 pound...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Woman arrested in connection with shooting at MacArthur Mall, police seek additional suspects

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A woman has been arrested and police are looking for suspects in connection with a shooting that occurred inside a parking garage at MacArthur Mall on Thursday afternoon.

On June 25, 2020, around 4:00 p.m., Norfolk police res...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Norfolk murder suspect arrested in Portsmouth

NORFOLK, Va. – A fugitive wanted for the murder of a Norfolk teenager was arrested Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in the City of Portsmouth.

Glenn Q. Ruffin, 27, was charged by Norfolk detectives with second degree murder and use of a firearm for the hom...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Norfolk Police need help identifying suspect involved in a commercial burglary

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying the man who broke into a Family Dollar early Sunday morning.

On June 21, 2020, around 3:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the Family Dollar located at 6130 Ch...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Man arrested following fatal shooting on Hickory Street

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - A Norfolk man has been arrested on charges stemming from a shooting that left one-person dead Monday afternoon.

Around 1:15 p.m., Norfolk police responded to a gunshot victim in the 9400 block of Hickory Street. When officers arrived o...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Police identify man fatally shot at hotel on N. Military Highway

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Detectives are investigating a shooting that has left a Portsmouth man dead Saturday afternoon.

Around 12:30 p.m., on June 20, 2020 dispatchers received a call for a gunshot victim at the Residence Inn located at 1590 N. Mili...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Man arrested following accidental discharge at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - A man has been arrested on charges stemming from an accidental discharge of a firearm inside Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Sunday evening.

Around 10:40 p.m., Norfolk police responded to a report of a gunshot disturbance at Sentara N...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Food Establishment Services - Deep Clean Grease Control Devices (GCD) During Prolonged Closures

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Food establishment services should deep clean their GCD during prolonged closures to prevent costly damage to the sanitary sewer system. 

Regular GCD maintenance and cleanings are necessary to help prevent fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from enterin...

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