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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Scooter Data and Story Now in NorfolkOpenData

NORFOLK, VA – During the first year of e-scooter operations in Norfolk, riders racked up nearly 600,000 miles!

These rides usually meant short trips of less than a mile and less than 10 minutes, but still – that&rs...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Swimming Advisory Lifted for Captain’s Quarters

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Public Health has now lifted the Swimming Advisory posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 for Captain’s Quarters.

Re-sampling of the water at this location has determined that levels of entero...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Department of Human Services Gateway Academy Enrollment Open

NORFOLK, VA – Looking for training certifications that lead to employment opportunities? Norfolk residents eligible for or receiving SNAP benefits can enroll now in the Summer 2020 Gateway Academy offered by the Department of Human Services Re-E...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Before the Storm: Know Your Zone and Prepare Your Home

NORFOLK, VA – With Tropical Storm Isaias tracking our way, the City of Norfolk urges residents to prepare. Earlier this week, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management announced a change in the color coding for Know Your Zone. While the zo...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Norfolk Finance Department Receives National Recognition

GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting received for both the City of Norfolk and the Norfolk Employees’ Retirement System

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s Finance Department and the Norfolk Employees’ Retirement System each received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Assoc...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Unreasonable Kids™ & OpenNorfolk Partner to Build Kid-Superheroes Community Advocates

Norfolk, Virginia, July 30 2020: Unreasonable Kids, a social enterprise with one goal to train the next generation of Kid-Superheroes, is a Virginia based non-profit founded by Ateba Gaines. Unreasonable Kids was recognized by the annual UN SDG A...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

It’s Time for Clear the Shelters!

NORFOLK, VA – Last year, Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center joined with WAVY-TV10 to set a record for the annual Clear the Shelters campaign!

Hampton Roads, we’re counting on you to help us set another re...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Governor Northam Announces New Measures to Contain COVID-19 in Hampton Roads Region

Changes include restrictions on alcohol service, indoor dining, and social gatherings

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today outlined new actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Hampton Roads region, which has seen a recent increase in new cases, hospitalizations, and positive tests. The new restrictions will apply to th...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Norfolk Awards New Security Contract for City Facilities

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk has issued a Notice of Award contract to Universal Protection Services, LLC, d/b/a Allied Universal Security Services, to provide security at 36 City buildings.  The decision to award the contr...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Norfolk Economic Development Authority (EDA) To Administer Coronavirus Relief Fund (CORE)

City Council approves $2.0 Million in funding

NORFOLK, VA - The Norfolk City Council approved a Cooperation Agreement on July 14, 2020 to provide the Norfolk Economic Development Authority with $2.0 million in funding to administer and create a Coronavirus Relief Grant Fund. The funding was initially...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Norfolk Animal Care Center Provides Support for Pets & Owners

Through Coordinated Entry and Resource Guide

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center has implemented a new program to improve how it takes in companion animals to better serve the community’s needs.

This program, called “coordinated entry,&rdqu...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

City Council actions on the July 14, 2020 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

A Partnership Built on Cookies, Pizza and Love

NORFOLK, VA – Bob Rudman paused for a temperature check and adjusted his mask and gloves at the entrance to the Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center.

His delivery for the day: pizza, sweet treats and sodas for the kids housed there...

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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 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: 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

Friday & Saturday, August 21 & 22, 2020

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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