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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Norfolk Introduces Text To 911 Capability

Residents are encouraged to “call if you can, text if you can’t.”

NORFOLK, VA – To continue to provide outstanding customer service to residents and visitors, the City of Norfolk’s Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response (DEPR) announces a new program where people can text emergenc...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

City Council actions on the January 12, 2021 formal agenda.

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Restoration Project to be Complete Summer 2021

NORFOLK, VA – Restoration on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is underway, and the project is expected to be complete in Summer 2021. The restoration project is repairing structural components and exterior panels after a structural engineer f...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

City of Norfolk Offices to Close in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s offices will close on Monday, January 18 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The closures include libraries. Recreation centers are currently closed until February 8, due to a r...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Danica Royster Appointed as Councilmember Representing Superward 7

NORFOLK, VA  On January 12Ms. Danica Royster was appointed as the councilperson representing Superward 7. The January 5 election of Councilwoman Graves ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

City Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with Virtual Ceremony and Concert

NORFOLK, VA – Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 18with a special virtual ceremony aired on COX channel Norfolk TV48, NorfolkTV You Tube channel, and Norfolk Facebook page.   The in-p...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

A New Maker Studio is Coming to Norfolk Public Library

NORFOLK, VA – The Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch will join the ranks of libraries and cities across the country with a maker studio. Norfolk Public Library (NPL) will install equipment, made possible by donation, in late 2021. When the p...

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Posted on: January 10, 2021

Norfolk Closes Recreation Centers and Indoor Pools in Response to Rising COVID-19 Rates

Temporary closures begin January 11, 2021

NORFOLK, VA – Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and out of an abundance of caution, Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) facilities will temporarily close to the public for four weeks on Monday, January 11, 2021. In July 202...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Norfolk City Council Appointment Superward 7

The Council of the City of Norfolk is accepting letters of interest from persons who wish to be considered for appointment to the position of councilmember representing SuperWard 7 until a special election is held.

The City Council encourages all intereste...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Norfolk Public Library & Samaritan House Host Virtual Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Forum

Violence Across the Lifespan - Monday, January 11 at 6 PM

NORFOLK, VA – January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Norfolk Public Library (NPL) is partnering with Samaritan House to help break the cycle of abuse. The two organizations are coming together on Monday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

HRSD, HRUBS Bill Payment Due Dates for November & December Bills Extended to Jan 31 without Penalty

(VIRGINIA BEACH) –The HRSD ransomware attack  that occurred in November 2020 disrupted billing across the service region for several weeks, affecting November and December bills, as well as a...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Norfolk Economic Development Authority Announces Military Circle Mall Redevelopment RFQ Short List

Norfolk’s Economic Development Authority takes next steps in major redevelopment

NORFOLK, VA – In 2020, the Norfolk Economic Development Authority (EDA) purchased the former DoubleTree Hotel at Military Circle Shopping Mall.  This acquisition gave the EDA the site control required to reposition the entire Military C...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Fatherhood Development Group Enrollment Open

Registration closes January 14.

NORFOLK, VA – Register now for the next session of the Fatherhood Development Group, a support system for fathers of all ages.

The 8-week virtual class runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday from January 14 to March 4, 2021...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

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

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Two Teens and a Trail of Food Help Rescue a Big Pig

Penelope the Pig needed some help.

NORFOLK, VA – Two quick thinking Norfolk teens will be honored with special commendations after jumping in to help rescue a portly pig loose in the Denby Park/Colonial Heights neighborhood.

The rescue took place in November when Norfolk Humane Of...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

City Council actions on the December 22, 2020 formal agenda.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Waffles and Winning: Three Budget Staffers Win Traeger Award

NORFOLK, VA – Congratulations to Emily Uselton, Pete Buryk and Megan Erwin in the Office of Budget and Strategic Planning! These three definitely remember what's important in life: friends, waffles and work. 

Each has b...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

RISE Accepting Applications as part of $1.5 Million 2021 Coastal Community Resilience Challenge

RISE is launching the next $1.5M RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenge, focused on developing innovative, scalable solutions that help coastal communities adapt to flooding and sea level rise. We're looking for sm...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Offices Close in Observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s government offices, libraries and recreation centers will close Thursday - Friday, December 24 – 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday and Friday, January 1, for New Year&...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Meowy Christmas & Feliz Navidogs

Holiday Adoption Special at NACC

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center wants to woof you a Meowy Christmas: adopt any animal for just $35 from December 19 through January 2.

Can’t you just see yourself curling up under the tree with a cuddly ca...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

The Formal Session agenda for December 22 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

RISE Announces Launch of $1.5 Million 2021 Coastal Community Resilience Challenge

Entrepreneurs will receive funding and support for innovative solutions that build resilience to flooding and sea level rise.

NORFOLK, Virginia - December 11, 2020: RISE today announced the launch of the 2021 Coastal Community Resilience Challenge. The Challenge will award a total of $1.5 million to small businesses with innovative flood-resilience solutions.Businesses ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Governor Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Virginians should stay at home from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., wear masks in indoor and outdoor settings, limit social gatherings to 10.

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced new, targeted measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 as new cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in all areas of the Commonwealth. Executive Order Seventy-Two directs Virginians to stay at ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Human Services Will Provide Mobile Support

PowerUp EmployMobile will allow staff to go directly to residents.

NORFOLK, VA – The city’s Department of Human Services (DHS) received state approval to use a mobile unit to serve eligible customers seeking education, training and employment services.

The DHS PowerUp EmployMobile will be the ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

City Council Approves New Economic Inclusion Plan and Procurement Policy

City Council Approves New Economic Inclusion Plan and Procurement Policy Improving Opportunities for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses 

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk City Council members unanimously approved an ordinance tonight which promotes...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Transformation of Tidewater Gardens Begins with New Pump Station

NORFOLK, VA – The transformation of Tidewater Gardens will start next week as preparations are made to demolish a six-unit building located at the corner of Fenchurch and Wood streets. The building demolition makes way for a new pump station tha...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Multimodal Norfolk Seeks Resident Input

Redesigning the city’s transit network.

NORFOLK, VA – After surveying over 1000 residents and transit riders, the Multimodal Norfolk team developed a draft recommended transit network. This draft network of bus routes will move more residents faster and to areas they...

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Posted on: November 27, 2020

The Work Session agenda for December 1 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

The Formal Session agenda for November 24 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Norfolk Department of Human Services Moves to Downtown Office

Workforce Development Center on East Little Creek Road to Close.

NORFOLK, VA – The Department of Human Services (DHS) will relocate all staff and programs to its downtown office at 741 Monticello Avenue.

Effective December 1, residents with DHS business including employment training programs, benefits...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Check Out the Easy-to-Use, Fresh New Design on Norfolk Open Data!

NORFOLK, VA – Bright, clean, mobile-responsive design and new navigation features make the city’s data more accessible than ever!

Since launching Norfolk Open Data in March 2018, Norfolk has added 40 datasets from departments a...

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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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