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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Rail Service Briefly Interrupted This Weekend

Light rail service between Newtown Road and Military Highway will be suspended on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.

 
Reminder: Rail Service Briefly Interrupted This Weekend
NORFOLK, VA - Light rail service between Newtown Road and Military Highway will be suspended on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 to perform overhead bridge work associated with co...Read on...
Posted on: March 21, 2019

The Worksession and Formal Session agendas for March 26 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

Posted on: March 21, 2019

City Collaborates with Grow on New Project

An exciting development project has been proposed to transform and historically restore 400 Granby St. in downtown Norfolk.

City Collaborates with Grow on New Project
NORFOLK, VA - On behalf of The City of Norfolk and Grow, we're pleased to share with you that an exciting development project has been proposed to transform and historically restore 400 Granby St. in do...Read on...
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Create a Healthy City at the Second Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair!

Find health screenings, nutritional services and other health resources

Create a Healthy City at the Second Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair! 
Find health screenings, nutritional services and other health resources
NORFOLK, VA - Celebrate National Public Health Week with us on Friday, April 5th  by ...Read on...
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Fix Leaks, Save Cash

Residents encouraged to detect and fix household leaks

NORFOLK, VA – A simple 10-minute investigation of your home could save you 10 percent on your monthly water charges. In fact, the average household leaks almost 10,000 gallons of water per year, or the amount of water it takes to wash 300 loads ...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Ohio Creek Bid Packages

Bid packages for five large sections of the project will be released over the next several weeks.

Be a part of Norfolk’s most transformational neighborhood coastal improvement project.  Construction is set to begin soon on the $112 million Ohio Creek Watershed Project that will reduce flooding, improve public spaces and ensure that ...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Bikeshare is Back Just in Time for Spring!

Pace bikes are rolling out on Friday, March 15th for quick commutes around the city.

 NORFOLK, VA – Ready to ride? Pace bikes are rolling out on Friday, March 15th for quick commutes around the city. The public is invited to participate in a group ride from City Hall’s Civic Plaza at noon to celebrate the re-l...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: March 6, 2019

City Council actions on the March 5, 2019 agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

Posted on: March 4, 2019

Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Reaches Milestone

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study investigating coastal storm risk management problems and solutions here reached an important milestone last month.

Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Reaches Milestone
By Norfolk District Public Affairs Office
NORFOLK, Va. – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study investigating coastal storm risk management problems and solutions here reached an import...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Get Involved – Weigh In on the City’s FY 2020 Budget!

Offer your budget priorities online or in person

NORFOLK, VA – Our budget supports city residents and reflects your dreams, aspirations and values – so please share your thoughts and priorities as we work to shape city spending for the coming year. Tell us what you want to see in th...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: February 22, 2019

Nauticus Salutes Military with Special Admission Price

In celebration of the Battleship Wisconsin’s 75th Anniversary year, Nauticus will show appreciation for our military by offering a $12 admission rate throughout March to all active duty, retired, and veteran military members and their adult dependents.

Nauticus Salutes Military with Special Admission Price 
 NORFOLK, Va. – In celebration of the Battleship Wisconsin’s 75th Anniversary year, Nauticus will show appreciation for our military by offering a $12 admission...Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2019

IKEA Norfolk to Open Wednesday, April 10

Customers can begin lining up at the store at 5:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 10

Norfolk, VA -- IKEA U.S., the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that its future Norfolk store will open at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 10. IKEA Norfolk will be the Swedish company’s second location in Virg...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...

Posted on: October 12, 2018

City & TFC Extend Recycling Contract

TFC will collect recycling past original November 1st deadline

NORFOLK, VA – City staff has been working with Tidewater Fibre Corporation (TFC) and both parties have agreed to extend TFC’s current contract through March 31, 2019. This extension will give Norfolk time to find an adequate solution f...Read on...

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...


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: March 22, 2019

Police identify man fatally shot Thursday night on West 43rd Street

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk police have identified the man fatally shot Thursday night in the 800 block of West 43rd Street as 19-year-old Nathan A. Evans of Williamsburg, Virginia. 

On March 21, 2019 around 11:50 p.m., dispatc...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Homicide investigation underway in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk police are investigating a shooting that has left one person dead late Thursday night.

Around 11:50 p.m., dispatchers received a call for a gunshot disturbance in the 800 block of West 43rd Street near Colley...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Inside job: driver, suspected robber arrested after Brink’s armored truck hold-up

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Robbery detectives say two people have been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s robbery of a Brink’s armored truck, which was determined to be an inside job.

The staged robbery occurred just after 11 a...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Man in motorcycle helmet robs Brink’s armored vehicle carrier at gunpoint

NORFOLK, VA. (NPD) – Police are searching for a man in a motorcycle helmet who robbed a Brink’s armored vehicle carrier at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon.

The robbery happened just after 11 a.m. in the 7600 block of Granby Street.

The robb...

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