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Posted on: January 30, 2023

The Slover Library Foundation Presents Author Robert D. Gaines

Heidelberg of The Norfolk 17 presentation, discussion and book signing

NORFOLK, VA— Slover Library Foundation invites the public to a presentation, discussion and book signing with Robert D. Gaines, author of Heidelberg of The Norfolk 17, on Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Slover Library (235 E. Plume St., Norfolk).

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Norfolk is Making Pet Licensing Easy

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk reminds residents it's time to license pets for 2023 – and now it's easier than ever! Purchasing a license tag and attaching it to a pet's collar is one of the most ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Expanded Resident Survey Responses Now Available for Review

Browse results question-by-question, ward-by-ward

NORFOLK, VA – Want to know what City services matter most in a specific area of Norfolk? Expanded results of the 2022 Resident Survey are now available for review on the Open Data portal. Responses can be researched by question, ward or...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

City Council actions on the January 24, 2023 formal agenda.

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Norfolk’s Department of Utilities Wins River Star Business Achievement Level Award

Award recognizes work in pollution prevention and wildlife habitat efforts

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk’s Department of Utilities received the Elizabeth River Project’s River Star Business Achievement Level Award. The award recognizes businesses and organizations that have documented significant results in...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

New Traffic Pattern on I-64 East at Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, as early as Jan. 28

After exiting the tunnel, traffic will shift to temporary bridge

NORFOLK, VA. – The HRBT Expansion Project reaches a crucial marine milestone with the completion of a temporary bridge, allowing construction to begin on a new, permanent structure. Motorists traveling on I-64 East (towards Norfolk) should anticipate a sh...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

The City Council agenda for January 24 City Council meeting is now available.

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Closure and Detour Of 1st View Street Begins January 26

Crews to begin widening and rehabilitating I-64 over local City street

NORFOLK – As early as January 26, construction crews will close 1st View Street under the I-64 bridge in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to this road shutting down, the closure and detour of Mason Creek Road will be lifted and open to traffic as early ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Norfolk Arts Seeks Artists for Community Mural & Event

“When Walls Speak” application deadline Feb. 22

NORFOLK, VA – Imagine: a themed community event with a visual, literary, live music and/or dance component that welcomes all to experience the arts. Norfolk Arts seeks to hire a multidisciplinary team of artists to cre...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Norfolk To Conduct Monthly Wireless Emergency Alert Tests

Tests to target specific zones each month

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk’s Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response will begin monthly testing of their Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, with tests set to take place in one designated WEA Testing Zone per month thr...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

City Council actions on the January 10, 2023 formal agenda.

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

The City Council agenda for January 10 City Council meeting is now available.

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

The City Council agenda for January 3 City Council meeting is now available.

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

City Council actions on the December 13, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

The City Council agenda for December 13 City Council meeting is now available.

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

City Council actions on the December 6, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Commonwealth v. Michael D. Tinsley

NORFOLK, Va. – Michael D. Tinsley, 36, was sentenced Tuesday to 13 active years in prison for savagely beating a 20-year U.S. Army veteran who was visiting Mr. Tinsley. The victim had been helping Mr. Tinsley transition to a new residence after ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Commonwealth v. Juan F. Ramirez-Urrea Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Juan Franklin Ramirez-Urrea, 20, was sentenced Friday to seven active years in prison for driving drunk and fatally striking 23-year-old Dontae Barlow, who was changing a tire on the shoulder of Interstate 64.

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Commonwealth v. George A. Boyd Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – George Antonio Boyd, 59, was sentenced on Friday to 38 active years in prison for shooting a mother and son during a domestic dispute in 2019. Mr. Boyd murdered Rasaun Nyje Davidson, 18, in front of Mr. Davidson’s mother...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Commonwealth v. Alexis Whitehead Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Alexis Whitehead, a 25-year-old Navy Sailor stationed in Norfolk, was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for racing under the influence with another vehicle at more than 130 miles per hour and crashing in a residential area of...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Commonwealth v. Shawna L. Edwards Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Shawna Linell Edwards, 51, was sentenced Friday to one active year in prison for embezzling over $35,000 in copays and cash belonging to the medical practice that employed her.

From January 2016 through August 2018, Ms. Edwards wor...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Commonwealth v. Dashawan K. Medley Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Dashawan Kalvin Medley, 29, was sentenced Friday to 15 active years in prison for robbing a Pollard’s Chicken employee and shooting at a good Samaritan who came to her rescue.

Early in the morning of Feb. 7, 2020, Mr. Med...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Commonwealth v. Rahquan L. Matthews Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Rahquan Lavon Matthews, 20, was sentenced Friday to 15 active years in prison for robbing a Dollar Tree cashier at gunpoint earlier this year.

On the afternoon of March 29, 2022, Mr. Matthews visited the Dollar Tree near the inters...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Commonwealth v. Linwood Scott Jr. Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Nearly 30 years ago, Linwood Scott Jr. burglarized a sleeping woman’s home and raped her, but DNA evidence at the time could not assist Norfolk Police in finding a suspect. After watching a television special about retes...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Commonwealth v. Catherine L. Seals, Hank L. Smith Jr., and Robert T. Bolsinger-Hartshorn

NORFOLK, Va. – In 2018, 4-year-old Larkin Carr died in the care of his father, Hank Larkin Smith Jr., and his father’s fiancée, Catherine Louise Seals, because Ms. Seals’ teen son beat him repeatedly while the adul...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Commonwealth v. Raphael J. Cuffee Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Raphael Jamal Cuffee, a 30-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, to 18 active years in prison for shooting and killing 35-year-old Michael Carnell Perry in 2020.

On Oct. 10, 2020, Mr....

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Statement of Commonwealth's Attorney Ramin Fatehi Regarding "Operation Bold Blue Line"

Statement of Commonwealth's Attorney Ramin Fatehi Regarding "Operation Bold Blue Line"

Earlier today Governor Youngkin, Lieutenant Governor Sears, and Attorney General Miyares came to Norfolk to make a series of announcements that they c...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Legal Conclusion Following Officer-Involved Shooting of Barry D. Carrington

The following is contents of a letter dated Oct. 11, 2022, from the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney to Virginia State Police Captain Timothy A. Reibel detailing Mr. Fatehi's legal conclusion following the officer-involved shooting of Bar...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Announces Oct. 11 Press Conference

NORFOLK — On Tuesday, October 11, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramin Fatehi will announce his legal conclusions from his review of the February officer-involved shooting of Barry D. Carrington on Granby Street. Mr. Fatehi invites me...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Commonwealth v. Andre Brinkley Jr. Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Andre Brinkley Jr., a 23-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, October 7, 2022, to 29 active years in prison for his role in a 2019 shooting and robbery spree that resulted in injuries to two indi...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Commonwealth v. Robert L. Vick Jr. Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Robert Lee Vick Jr., a 24-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, September 23, 2022, to more than 12 years in prison for gunning down two men and wounding a third man following an August 2020 alter...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Commonwealth v. Avion L. Northan Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Avion Lamar Northan, a 33-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, September 23, 2022, to 20 active years in prison for ramming his SUV into the mother of his children in the MacArthur Center parking...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Commonwealth v. Daniel L. Horne Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Daniel Lee Horne, a 27-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, to 20 active years in prison for shooting and paralyzing then-28-year-old Tyquane L. Perry in 2020.

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Commonwealth v. Joseph J. Giles

NORFOLK, Va. – Joseph John Giles, a 66-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, to 16 active years in prison for murdering 63-year-old Douglas Warf.

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Commonwealth v. Nicholas P. Bond Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Nicholas Patrick Bond, a 36-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, July 22, 2022, to five active years in prison for a burglary at a Ghent home, during which he was caught on camera by the homeowne...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

U.S. v. Kevin Andrew Staton Jr.

NORFOLK, Va. – Kevin Andrew Staton Jr., 24, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 18 months’ imprisonment with two years of supervised release to follow for firearm trafficking. Mr. Staton, of Chesapeake, engaged in the buying and selling...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Commonwealth v. Duwayne Warren Sentencing

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NORFOLK, Va. – Duwayne Warren, a 27-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, May 27, 2022, to 50 years in prison for murdering his infant daughter in December 2019 an...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Commonwealth v. Laurence L. Clark Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Laurence Latif Clark, a 22-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, May 20, 2022, to 18 years in prison for gunning down 38-year-old Norman Elijah James in a 7-Eleven parking lot.

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Commonwealth v. Jermaine Tucker Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Jermaine Antoine Tucker, a 36-year-old Virginia Beach man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 29, 2022, to serve 26 years in prison for murdering 46-year-old Thomas Lyn Christian Jr. by shooting into Mr. Chris...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Commonwealth v. Shana C. Winborne Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Shana Christine Winborne, a 34-year-old Norfolk woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 22, 2022, to 17 years in prison for stabbing and killing her husband, then-39-year-old Dwan Winborne, while she was out...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Commonwealth v. Demarcus M. Mackey Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Demarcus Malik Mackey, a 23-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Thursday, April 14, 2022, to 40 years in prison for murdering 23-year-old Stefon T. Grimes and maliciously shooting his girlfriend, then-2...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Commonwealth v. Tahlia C. Ricks Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Tahlia Courtney Ricks, a 22-year-old Norfolk woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 1, 2022, to eight years in prison for killing Jendaya Hunter, 25, and Sateya Baker, 20, in a drunk driving crash just sout...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Commonwealth v. Ferrari A. Ferdinand Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Ferrari Aramis Ferdinand, a 30-year-old Virginia Beach man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 1, 2022, to 17 years in prison for the 2019 murder of Quontrell Deon Snowden, a 31-year-old Norfolk man, at the Do...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Commonwealth v. Edgar E. Oliver Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Edgar Emmanuel Oliver, 64, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, March 18, 2022, to 30 years in prison for the 2019 stabbing death of 64-year-old Arthur Daniel Sanders Jr. who, according to the defendant who at the time was hous...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Commonwealth v. Bashirah S. Tripp Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Bashirah Shamirah Tripp, a 35-year-old Portsmouth woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, March 11, 2022, to 18 years in prison for a 2020 aggravated malicious wounding of her husband James Irving Johnson Jr. that left him ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Online Vehicle Auction

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Towing & Recovery's next online only Vehicle Auction is Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m. To read the Auction Rules: www.norfolk.gov/4984/Auction-Rules. To look at the vehicle listings, obtain information, and register to bid: https://bit.ly/3Ru04r2. If ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Council: 2023 Boards and Commissions

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The City of Norfolk offers you an opportunity to volunteer on several city boards or commissions. It's easy to apply. Just visit https://norfolkva.granicus.com/boards/w/1e48a2452d0878d9/boards/ - pick from a list of more than 50 boards, commissio...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

2023 Pet Licenses

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It's time to license pets for 2023 – and now it's easier than ever! All cats and dogs over four months old must have their rabies vaccinations and be licensed with the City. License online, by mail or in-person.

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Expanded Resident Survey Responses Now Available for Review

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Want to know what City services matter most in a specific area of Norfolk? Expanded results of the 2022 Resident Survey are now available for review on the Open Data portal. Responses can be researched by question, ward or Superward using the 2022 Residen...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Recycle or Trash?

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Not sure if you should recycle it or throw it out? Find out with our new online tool - Waste Wizard. Search the item. Learn what goes in what bin. Find locations for waste drop-off and more. Try it out.

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

HRBT Expansion Project

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Learn about upcoming lane closures and traffic shifts for the HRBT Expansion Project. Expansion project improvements are underway to include adding a third lane and a drivable shoulder to I-64 in each direction. New twin two-lane tunnels will accommodate ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Outdoor Spaces Community Meetings

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Learn about how the future of outdoor dining will impact you and your community. We're holding public meetings to discuss the new Outdoor Spaces program. There are four opportunities for you to join us - in person or virtually!

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Posted on: January 29, 2023

Detectives looking for missing Norfolk man

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 88-year-old Joseph Gorbea, who was last seen around 2:30 p.m. on January 28th, in the 400 block of W. Princess Anne Road.   Go...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Detectives looking for missing Norfolk man

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 77-year-old David Eyo, who was last seen around 7:10 a.m. on January 26th, in the 1200 block of W. 38th Street.   Eyo is 5 fee...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Norfolk detectives need help identifying catalytic converter thief

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Detectives are asking for help identifying a man who is wanted in connection with a larceny investigation.     

On January 23, around 5:50 p.m. police were called to 5360 Robin Hood Road for a reported cataly...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Man dies, another injured following double shooting on W 27th Street

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A shooting early Sunday morning has left one man dead, and another injured.

On January 15, 2023, around 4:40 a.m. police were called to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for the report of two men who had come to the hospital w...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Norfolk Police need help identifying commercial robbery suspect

NORFOLK, Va. – (NPD) Detectives are asking for help from the public to identify a man involved in a commercial robbery Friday morning.  

Around 7:25 a.m. on January 13th Officers responded to the Walgreens store located at 115 W Little Creek Road ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Norfolk Police looking for driver involved in hit-and-run crash

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Detectives are asking for help to locate the driver of a car that hit a woman and left the scene.

On January 1, 2023, around 4:25 a.m. police were called to the 1800 block of E. Little Creek Road for the report of a pedestrian who had ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

IRS 2023 Tax Year: Annual Inflation Adjustment Changes

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On October 18, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service announced the tax year 2023 annual inflation adjustment.  This inflation adjustment may mean that you will see an increase or a decrease in your monthly retirement benefit based on the exemptions ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Expanded Deferred Retirement Option Program for NERS Members

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City Council approved the expansion of the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) beyond sworn Norfolk Police Department and Norfolk Fire-Rescue members to all eligible Norfolk Employees’ Retirement System (NERS) retirees, effective January 1...

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