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Posted on: May 28, 2020

City Council actions on the May 26, 2020 formal agenda.

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

New Daily Report Card for NACC Provides Up to Date Information on Shelter Animals

NORFOLK, VA – A new daily report card provides up-to-date information about the animals in the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center.

This new report card will be posted each day to NACC’s social media platforms. The...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

WHRO Public Media Seeks Help to Find The One Remaining Virginia Veteran

Still In Need of Photo for 'Wall of Faces'

here are 1,307 Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial best known as “The Wall”. In the fall of 2015, WHRO Public Media launched the ‘Wall of Faces’ project with 500 veterans stil...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Face Covering Requirement and Workplace Safety Regulations

Face coverings required in public settings starting Friday, May 29

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

The Formal Session agenda for May 26 City Council is now available.

The current City Council Agenda is available here

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Swimming Advisories Lifted for Ocean View Beaches

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Public Health has now lifted the Swimming Advisories posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 for Ocean View Park, Sarah Constant, 10th View, and 13th View beaches.

Re-sampling of the water at these locatio...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

It’s a Meower Shower, and Everyone’s Invited!

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center will host its Second Annual First Ever Virtual Lunch Hour Meower Shower at noon on Thursday, May 28.

This Facebook Live event will feature games, giveaways and best of all KI...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Iraq and Afghanistan Soldiers Honored at the Armed Forces Memorial

NORFOLK, VA - Two new letters have been added to the Armed Forces Memorial to commemorate the soldiers lost who served in Iraq and in Afghanistan. The memorial attempts to describe the emotional history of the individuals who fought and died in service to...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

OpenNorfolk Innovates Outdoor Dining Spaces

Boush Street lane closure adds on-street parking, multi-purpose path

NORFOLK, VA – A sidewalk transforms into space for tables, on-street parking becomes a parklet, a parking lot becomes a beautiful outdoor dining patio? Well, the possibilities are endless. OpenNorfolk is helping local restaurant, bar an...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

City Council actions on the May 19, 2020 formal agenda.

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

City Manager Dr. Chip Filer Releases Statement on Norfolk’s Beaches

NORFOLK, VA – Today, Norfolk City Manager Dr. Chip Filer released the following statement regarding Norfolk’s beaches.

“The Governor’s staff notified Norfolk prior to Monday’s announcement that Vir...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

The Formal Session agenda for May 19 City Council is now available.

The current City Council Agenda is available here

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Norfolk Sister City Ningbo, China Donates PPE to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

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More than 2,000 masks and protective items were donated to Sentara Healthcare

NORFOLK, VA – On May 12, National Nurses Day, Norfolk’s Sister City Ningbo, China donated more than 2,000 masks and other protective items to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The donation included 500 N95 masks, 1500 medical ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Council Holds Electronic Meeting

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk’s City Council will hold a formal meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 6 p.m., Norfolk City Hall Building, 10th Floor Large Conference Room. 

To comply with state and federal recommendations to slow the spr...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

City of Norfolk Unveils OpenNorfolk

A small business assistance program taking the guesswork out of Virginia’s guidelines

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk unveils OpenNorfolk, a boots-on-the-ground small business assistance program that will ensure businesses throughout the city are able to open in a safe, physically-distanced manner and financially recover as qui...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Norfolk Arts Provides Virtual Access to the Arts and Information on Emergency Art Grants and Funding

NORFOLK, VA - Never has there been more virtual access to the arts than now. Travel and experience Norfolk and the world without having to put on a mask.

Norfolk Arts has created a one-stop shop for experiencing the arts while quarantined at home. Go to ht...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Norfolk Public Schools Planning a Graduation Experience for Class of 2020

Norfolk, VA—Norfolk Public Schools is planning a variety of celebratory activities for the Class of 2020’s graduation in June. These activities include virtual graduations of each of Norfolk’s five high schools, which will be...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

City Manager Proposes Budget Strategies for COVID-19 Impact

NORFOLK, VA – City Manager Dr. Chip Filer lays out strategies to address the COVID-19 impact to the city’s Proposed FY 21 Budget. 

Read his funding proposals for Outside Agencies and the Five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Bulk and Yard Waste Collections Resume

NORFOLK, VA –   The City of Norfolk is resuming bulk and yard waste collections beginning the week of May 11. Waste Management crews retrofitted trucks and revised collection methods which allow employees to ride together and s...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Virtual Budget Work Session for Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 & Real Estate Reassessment Public Hearing

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk’s City Council will hold a FY 2021 Proposed Budget work session on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4 p.m., Norfolk City Hall Building, 10th Floor Large Conference Room.  A Real Estate Reassessment Publi...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

CDBG Grant Funding Application and Survey Now Open

NORFOLK, VA  The City of Norfolk seeks applications from area nonprofits for grant funding to respond to COVID-19, as well as input from residents on how best to award those resources.

The deadline to apply for some of the $2,653,164 in...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for May 12 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Norfolk Economic Development Authority Completes Purchase of The former DoubleTree Hotel

at Military Circle Mall

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Economic Development Authority (EDA) purchases the former DoubleTree Hotel at Military Circle Shopping Mall, located on North Military Highway.  This acquisition gives the EDA the site control required...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Norfolk Botanical Garden Featured on U.S. Postage Stamp!

NORFOLK, Va., May 5, 2020 – Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) is featured on a United States Postage Forever stamp! The Garden as part of the upcoming "American Gardens” series - available for purchase beginningMay 13, 2020. American...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Department of Human Services: Road Trip to Share Resources

NORFOLK, VA – Staff from Norfolk’s Department of Human Services have suited up in protective gear to continue home visits to children and families and need. They have worn masks and gloves to work in city offices to help the m...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Norfolk Continues Mission Critical Services with an Eye to the Future

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk city leaders are developing a plan to restart some city services that were curtailed or eliminated in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Services will be reactivated using a measured, phased approach based on data ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Work Session and Virtual Public Hearing Scheduled for Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk’s City Council will hold a work session on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 4 p.m. and a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Norfolk City Hall, Council Cha...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Norfolk Economic Development Authority Approves Purchase of The Gallery at Military Circle

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NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Economic Development Authority (EDA) voted unanimously to move forward with the purchase of the Military Circle Shopping Mall, located on North Military Highway.

In 2014, the EDA purchased the former JC Penney’...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

The Work Session agenda for May 5 City Council is now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

City Council actions on the April 28, 2020 formal agenda.

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Portion of North Military Highway to be Resurfaced

Work to begin Tuesday, May 5

Milling and paving will take place on N. Military Highway between Lowery Road and the I-264 interchange beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Work will take place Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through late June, weather permitting. Norfolk Po...

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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: April 24, 2020

Parking Division to Resume Normal Operations

NORFOLK, VA – The Parking Division will resume normal operations in parking garages and lots.

Gates at city garages will be lowered and fee collection for parking in those garages will resume May 1.

Billing for contract parking c...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

The Formal Session agenda for April 28 City Council is now available.

The current City Council Agenda is available here

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

City Manager Proposes FY 2021 Budget

Norfolk City Manager Dr. Chip Filer proposed the city’s FY 2021 budget today. 

Click here to read the Proposed FY 2021 Budget, review the budget presentation and watch the presentation video

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Norfolk Nominated as Best City in CONDÉ NAST Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Voting Open Through June 30, 2020

Norfolk, Va. (April 20, 2020) – Norfolk has been featured as a nominee in the “Best City” category of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, an annual survey from one of the country&...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Norfolk’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program accepts new applicants

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Public Health’s Women Infant and Children (WIC) Program continues to accept new applicants to apply for services.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 is providing additional funds ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

WHRO Public Media Launches “VA TV Classroom” in Response to School Closures

“VA TV Classroom” will air instructional content from 1-3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

WHRO Public Media will broadcast teacher-led classroom instruction aligned with the commonwealth’s academic standards into homes across the state beginning Monday, April 13.

WHRO Public Media along with its sister public media partners worked clo...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

The Formal Session agenda for April 14 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

City Council Meets Electronically for April Council Meetings

The Formal meetings will not include “new business” agenda. Informal meetings are canceled.

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk City Council will hold electronic meetings on April 14 and April 28 to reduce the potential exposure to coronavirus.  The Formal meetings will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber located on the ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

NACC Urges Residents to Plan for Pets during COVID-19

NORFOLK, VA – Take time now to make a plan for your pet in case you get sick, Norfolk Animal Care Center requests of Hampton Roads residents.

Here are steps to ensure that your beloved companion animal will be cared for while yo...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Cash Assistance Available to Families Affected by COVID-19

NORFOLK, VA – Families dealing with job loss or other impacts from COVID-19 may qualify for cash assistance through Diversionary Assistance or TANF-Emergency Assistance. TANF means Temporary Cash Assistance for Families with Minor Child...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Temporary Waivers of Environmental Health Regulations

(Norfolk, Va.) – On March 12, 2020, Governor Ralph S. Northam issued Executive Order Fifty One (51), Declaration of a State of Emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) authorizing heads of executive agencies, with appropriate concu...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Norfolk Festevents Cancels 2020 Harborfest, Postpones Bayou Boogaloo Due to Impacts of COVID-19

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Press Release URL: bit.ly/PressFestevents

Norfolk, VA – In guidance with the statewide Stay at Home Order, effective until June 10, issued by Governor Ralph Northam and the Commonwealth of Virginia on Monday, March 30...

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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 31, 2020

Application period opens February 1 for Real Estate Tax Relief

Application period closes June 1. Community meetings scheduled.

Application period opens February 1 for Real Estate Tax ReliefApplication period closes June 1. Community meetings scheduled.

NORFOLK, VA – Homeowners have until June 1, 2020 to apply for Norfolk’s Real Estate Tax Relief and Deferral P...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Norfolk Festevents, City of Norfolk to Host Three International Class A Tall Ships in 2020

A trio of the world’s most prestigious Class A Naval sail training tall ships to stop in Norfolk

Norfolk Festevents, City of Norfolk to Host Three International Class A Tall Ships in 2020

Norfolk, VA – A trio of the world’s most prestigious Class A Naval sail training tall ships are slated to call on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront...

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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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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Virginia Arts Festival Announces 2020 Season!

Dozens of spring performances of music, dance, theater and more, in venues throughout Coastal Virginia

Virginia Arts Festival Announces 2020 Season!Dozens of spring performances of music, dance, theater and more, in venues throughout Coastal Virginia

Virginia Arts Festival will light up stages throughout Hampton Roads in spring 2020, bringing acclaimed arti...

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