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Posted on: June 17, 2021

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for June 22 City Council are now available.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Swimming Advisory Lifted for North Community Beach

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Public Health has lifted the Swimming Advisory posted on Tuesday, June 15 for North Community Beach.

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

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Tidewater Garden Asphalt Art

NORFOLK, VA –  In honor of Juneteenth, local artist Dañetta Evans will paint the streets. Dañetta holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Norfolk State University and teaches at Tidewater Community College. Titled,...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Swimming Advisory Issued for North Community Beach in Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Public Health issued a Swimming Advisory for North Community Beach in Ocean View. Water testing conducted yesterday revealed enterococci bacteria levels at this site exceeding State Water Quality ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Celebrate Juneteenth with a Week Full of Events

Virtual storytelling, trivia, asphalt art dedication and history walk free and open to all

NORFOLK, VA – Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This year, the City of Norfolk is hosting several events to mark the occasion. 

Every day from June 14-19,...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Grant Funding Will Support Emergency Fostering Program

Safety NACC will purchase needed supplies

NORFOLK, VA – Animal Resources of Tidewater received a $5,000 grant that it will use to support the Safety NACC program at Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center.

Safety NACC provides temporary homes for pets whose owners are facing har...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

City of Norfolk Offices to Close in Observance of Juneteenth

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s offices will close on Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth. The closures include libraries and recreation centers. City offices will reopen on Monday, June 21.

The Norfolk Courthouse, ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Norfolk Public Library Completes OnWatch™ Advocate Group Certification for Human Trafficking

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Library (NPL) is now a certified OnWatch™ Advocate after training more than 90 percent of staff on how to spot, report and prevent trafficking through the survivor-led OnWatch™ education platform&...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

City Council actions on the June 8, 2021 formal agenda.

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Norfolk City Treasurer Holds Unclaimed Property Event Today & Tomorrow

NORFOLK—The Norfolk City Treasurer will host a virtual call event with the Virginia Department of the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property office to assist citizens with looking for money that may be owed to them. On Tuesday, June 8 and Wedne...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Norfolk Public Library Celebrates Summer Reading Program 2021 Virtually

NORFOLK, VA – Get ready to sign up for Norfolk Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program (SRP). The theme is “Tails & Tales,” and the program runs June 26 through August 7, 2021.  This yea...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Career Training Available to Qualifying Norfolk Residents

Gateway Academy: the door to a new career

NORFOLK, VA – The Summer Gateway Academy sponsored by the CARES T.E.A.M. is enrolling Norfolk residents from June 7 through June 25.

This incredible program provides career training in multiple fields for those who meet eligibility in tw...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Norfolk Selected as a Local Foods, Local Places Community

The federally supported program will focus on fresh food options in the St. Paul’s Area community

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk is one of 13 communities selected to participate in Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP), a federal partnership program that supports community-led efforts to reinvest in existing neighborhoods, protect the...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

City Eases Some COVID Requirements

Walk-ins welcome at City Hall beginning June 9

NORFOLK, VA – Beginning June 9, the City of Norfolk is taking steps to ease COVID-19 restrictions in several buildings including City Hall. Appointments will no longer be required to visit City offices except the Commissioner of the Rev...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Norfolk Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations Scheduled for Town Point Park, Ocean View Beach Park

Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Festevents and the City of Norfolk are excited to announce a full weekend of Fourth of July waterfront celebrations for Independence Day, including fireworks shows at Town Point Park on Sunday, July 4, and Ocean View Beach ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Norfolk provides tools and resources for residents

NORFOLK, VA – We’re officially in the start of Atlantic Hurricane Season. The City of Norfolk reminds everyone that now is the time to prepare – from knowing evacuation zones to protecting property.

Residents should k...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for June 8 City Council are now available.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

S&P Reaffirms Norfolk’s AAA Credit Rating

AAA rating includes stable outlook

NORFOLK, VA – S&P Global (“S&P”) affirmed Norfolk’s “AAA” General Obligation credit rating, which is the strongest possible rating from S&P, on Wednesday.  This rating comes in advance of the city’s sale of General Obligation...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Eviction Prevention Assistance Available to Low-Income Residents

Serving Norfolk families with dependent children who meet eligibility requirements

NORFOLK, VA – The Virginia Eviction Reduction pilot program awarded the City of Norfolk $560,000 to provide rental assistance and other support for low-income renters with dependent children who are in danger of eviction. The funding al...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

City Council actions on the May 25, 2021 formal agenda.

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Swimming Advisory issued for East Community Beach in Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Public Health has issued a Swimming Advisory for East Community Beach in Ocean View. Water testing conducted yesterday revealed enterococci bacteria levels at this site exceeding State Water Quali...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Human Services Grant Funding Application Now Open

NORFOLK, VA  The City of Norfolk Department of Human Services seeks applications from established area nonprofits for approximately $600,000 in grant funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

These grants seek to advance the City Council&a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Resident Input Needed on Historic Resources in Norfolk

City of Norfolk updating inventory of historic and cultural architecture

NORFOLK, VA – What hidden and recent histories of this 400-year-old port city need to be uncovered? What stories are worth sharing? Those are questions the City of Norfolk’s Historic Preservation staff and the Architectural Re...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

City Offices to Close in Observance of Memorial Day

Lifeguards on duty beginning May 29 at three Norfolk beaches

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s government offices, including City Hall, will close on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. The closures include the offices of the Commissioner of the Revenue and the City Treasurer. Offic...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

FEMA to end its role at the Military Circle Mall Community Vaccination Center in Norfolk, VA on 5/22

FEMA to end its role at the Military Circle Mall Community Vaccination Center in Norfolk, VA on May 22, 2021.

Norfolk, Virginia — FEMA will be departing from the Military Circle Mall Community Vaccination Center site on May 22, 2021   &...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center Mobile Unit Named

Winning name chosen from online poll

NORFOLK, VA – And the winner is… Waggin’ Wheels!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the online poll to name the new Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center mobile unit, scheduled to arrive this summer.

NACC became...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Governor Northam Announces New Airline to Establish Operations in Norfolk, Creating 116 New Jobs

Low-cost carrier Breeze Airways to invest $5.2 million at Norfolk International Airport

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Breeze Airways, a new U.S.- based airline providing low-cost, nonstop service to mid-size markets, will invest $5.2 million to establish an operations center in the City of Norfolk. The compan...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

CORRECTION: 15th View I-64 Ramp To Close Daily

Ramp will close from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily to improve traffic flow

CORRECTION:  The previous release stated the HRBT Expansion Project will be completed in 2024.  It will be completed in 2025.Gate at 15th View Entrance Ramp to Close DailyRamp will close from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily to improve traffic f...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Enforcement to Resume at Metered Parking Spaces

One-hour grace period at meters will end June 1

NORFOLK, VA – On June 1, the Parking Division will resume enforcement of metered parking spaces and will end use of the one-hour grace period.

As the pandemic began, the Parking Division acted quickly to provide relief to parking custome...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

City of Norfolk Launching New Electric Bike Share Program

Lime secured as new e-bike contractor

NORFOLK, VA – There is no better time than Bike Month to announce…e-bikes are coming! The City of Norfolk is excited to announce a new electric bike share program with Lime that will provide up to 500 e-bikes as part of a new...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Broad Creek Legacy Park Officially Opens May 15

Councilwoman Mamie B. Johnson will open park with ribbon-cutting and planting station

              EVENT:                              Broad C...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Free ticket voucher with COVID-19 vaccine at Tides Opening Night in Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, Virginia — The fight against COVID-19 continues next week as the Norfolk Tides join FEMA, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia Department of Health, and the City of Norfolk to provide an additional opportunity for r...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk City Council has approved the City’s $1.5 billion budget. 

Development of the City’s FY 2022 financial plan took place during a period of unprecedented public health and economic uncerta...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Norfolk Reopening Additional Neighborhood Libraries, Expanding Service at Two Anchors on 5/17/2021

Norfolk Reopening Additional Neighborhood Libraries and Expanding Service at Two Anchor Branches on May 17, 2021

NORFOLK, VA – Beginning May 17, Norfolk Public Library (NPL) is reopening five additional neighborhood branches for Grab-n-Go service...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Safety NACC Helps Pets and Families

Temporary hardship shouldn’t mean permanent separation.

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC) is offering a new program to help Norfolk pets and their families stay together.

The Safety NACC fostering program provides temporary homes for pets whose owners are facing hardship. Pe...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

FEMA, VDH Partner with Norfolk Public Schools to expand access to vaccines for 16+

Norfolk, Virginia — FEMA, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia Department of Health, the City of Norfolk, and Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) are partnering to provide opportunities for young adults 16-1...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

MacArthur Memorial Hosts 1,000 Paper Crane Exhibit

NORFOLK,Va. – To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the use of the atomic bombs in August 1945 and the end of World War II on September 2, 1945, the MacArthur Memorial will host a special exhibit of 1,000 paper cranes entitled A Better...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

The Formal Session agenda for May 25 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

The Work Session agenda for May 11 City Council is now available.

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