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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center and PHS Participate in National Sheltering Challenge

Helping lost pets find their people

NORFOLK - Dorothy says there’s no place like home, but lost cats and dogs don’t have ruby slippers to magically reunite them with their owners. Even if they did, they’d probably just chew on them. 

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Data on Tide Sensors and the City’s Fleet Available in Norfolk Open Data

NORFOLK, VA – Wondering what the city’s tide sensors measure following a week of rain?

Have you ever seen a waste collection truck roll by and thought: how many of those does the City of Norfolk have?

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Cat Colony Room Named for Longtime Volunteer

NACC dedicates the room in memory of Pam Hyatt

NORFOLK, VA – Two years ago, Pamela Scott Hyatt died leaving a legacy of music and love, including for her own beloved cats and for the cats at Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center (NACC), where she volunteered.

Now, the new cat colon...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Norfolk Recognizes Flood Awareness Week: March 14 - 20

New Flood Risk Learning Center Provides Residents with Personalized Flood Data

NORFOLK, VA – Soon, Norfolk residents will have an easier way to understand their property’s flood risk. On March 2, George Homewood, Director of Planning, announced the upcoming release of the Flood Risk Learning Center, co-d...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Cities of Norfolk and Hampton Join Forces to Promote Public Project Procurement Opportunities

Millions of dollars are available to small, women and minority-owned contractors

NORFOLK, VA - More than $5 Billion of construction projects are gearing up and city economic departments are looking for local contractors and entrepreneurs to attend a virtual event on March 16th and 17th from 9AM – 12PM on both days. This two-...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Virtual Workshop to Explore Bike Lanes on Granby St. between Willow Wood Dr. & Admiral Taussig Blvd.

Community input needed!

NORFOLK, VA – If you walk, drive, or bike along Granby Street between Willow Wood Drive and Admiral Taussig Boulevard (just south of the I-564 overpass), the City of Norfolk wants to hear from you. The Department of Transit is hosting a virtual w...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

The Work Session agenda for March 2 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Council actions on the February 23, 2021 formal agenda.

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Norfolk Vaccine Preregistration Support to End Friday

City employees have been helping residents since January 25

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s vaccine hotline (664-SHOT) and hands-on preregistration help at recreation centers will close permanently at 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 26. The number of residents seeking help steadily declined sinc...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for February 23 City Council are now available.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Governor Northam Unveils Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System

Virginians can use vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to pre-register for the vaccine and get clear, updated information

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today invited Virginians to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA. The Commonwealth’s new, centralized system allows individuals to e...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Governor Northam Announces $524 Million in New Funding for Virginia Rent Relief Program

Federal stimulus funds available to help landlords and tenants impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

ARLINGTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced $524 million in new federal funding to help keep Virginia families in their homes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) is funded through the Emergency Rental ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Norfolk Department of Public Health Vaccinates High-Risk Individuals

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Public Health (NDPH) continues to vaccinate Phase 1a and Phase 1b eligible residents, including seniors 65 years and older. This past week, NDPH also vaccinated residents 65 and up who live in und...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Online Portal Provides Lifelong Learning Opportunities to Norfolk Residents

Believe in Learning Norfolk kicks off this month

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk has launched the Believe in Norfolk online portal, an innovative digital warehouse of formal and informal learning opportunities. Inspired by the work of the Mayor’s Commission on Lifelong Learning, more ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Lifesaving Soars in 2020 at Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center

Other accomplishments include expanded community support and increased public operating hours

NORFOLK, VA – Despite shutdowns and operational changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center (NACC) increased its total animal live release rate for cats and dogs to nearly 90 percent, up from...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Parking Meters to Be Installed on Boush Street

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk’s Parking Division will install multi-space meter kiosks on Boush Street, including installation of concrete pads, in late February.  

The Division will begin enforcement and collection on these p...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Offices Close in Observance of Presidents Day

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s government offices, including City Hall and libraries, will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents Day. Offices will reopen during regular business hours on Tuesday, Fe...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Council actions on the February 9, 2021 formal agenda.

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Grant Money to Help Cats at Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center

NORFOLK, VA – An $11,000 grant from the Best Friends Animal Society (Rachael Ray Foundation) will help the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center (NACC) provide additional support to cats and their owners.

This is the second $11,000 gra...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Elizabeth River Trail Foundation Awarded Retain Your Rain Grant

Grant will fund new trees at Plum Point Park Trailhead

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk’s Office of Resilience awarded the Elizabeth River Trail (ERT) Foundation a Retain Your Rain grant that will fund much-needed soil remediation and new trees at the new Plum Point Park Trailhead obstacle course sit...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Norfolk Department of Public Health Provides Preregistration Guidelines for Residents

NORFOLK, VA –The Norfolk Department of Public Health (NDPH) advises residents to follow the proper steps to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at mass vaccination sites. Preregistration is currently available for Norfolk residents in the prio...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

The Formal Session agenda for February 9 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Norfolk Retains 655 Jobs as CMA CGM Expands in Virginia

Norfolk is home of the CMA CGM North American Headquarters

NORFOLK, VA – Governor Ralph Northam today announced that CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, will maintain its North American headquarters in the City of Norfolk, with a planned investment of more than $30M to reno...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Department of Human Services Benefits and Full Services Being Administered from 741 Monticello

Department of Human Services reminds residents that all benefits and services are being administered from 741 Monticello Avenue. Additionally, the department’s drop box has been relocated to the foyer at this building’s entrance and is...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Norfolk Botanical Garden Celebrates Black History Month with FREE Admission Thursdays in February

NORFOLK, Va., January 29, 2021 – Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) celebrates Black History Month by offering Free Admission Thursdays in February. A Virginia Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, NBG ha...

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Posted on: January 30, 2021

NDPH Plans to Vaccinate Norfolk Public School Employees after Successful First Week in Phase 1b

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Public Health (NDPH) continues to vaccinate Phase 1a and 1b eligible residents and employees.  This week, the health department hosted two vaccine clinics (by appointment only), vaccinating a tota...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

The Work Session agenda for February 2 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Governor Northam Announces Tabet Manufacturing Company, Inc. to Expand Norfolk Operation

Communications equipment manufacturer to invest $6.5 million to establish new production facility

RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Tabet Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of large suite communications equipment and custom solutions for military and industrial customers, will inve...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

UPDATED: Norfolk Department of Public Health Will Expand COVID-19 Vaccination “Phase 1b” Recipients

(Norfolk, Va.)  -- Beginning, Monday, January 25, 2021, the Norfolk Department of Public Health (NDPH) will expand COVID-19 vaccination clinics to those who are eligible in Phase 1b. Virginia’s Phase 1b is defined as the vaccination of ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for January 26 City Council are now available.

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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 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 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: 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: March 4, 2021

Fresh Fleet Data

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Check out new data sets and data stories on the city's tide sensors and its fleet. Use this data to improve your community, spark a business idea or just satisfy your curiosity.

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteers

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Volunteers provide medical, administrative and logistical support. Sign up through the Norfolk Medical Reserve Corps.  Visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/mrc/about.

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Virtual Workshop to Explore Bike Lanes

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We are seeking your input as part of a project development effort for bike lanes along Granby Street. Join us to learn about the goals and timeline of this effort, explore different ways to incorporate bicycle facilities, and discuss the potential project...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Lifelong Learning

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Whether you want to enhance your professional skills or learn a new craft, lifelong learning activities provide opportunities for personal and professional growth for residents of all ages.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Norfolk Police need help identifying commercial burglary suspects

NORFOLK, Va. – (NPD) Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a group of five people who broke into Madison Alternative Center.  

On February 28, 2021 around 4:30 a.m. Norfolk Police responded to 3700 Bowdens Ferry Road for th...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Norfolk Police undercover vice operation aims to end illegal gambling

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Investigators working with the Department’s Anti-Crime Division say they have put a stop to illegal gambling that has been taking place inside of a local business.

On March 3, 2021 around 11:30 a.m. Investigators executed a search warr...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Man charged for fatal shooting on Timothy Avenue

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Detectives have charged a man that was wounded during a shooting that left one man dead and another man injured.

On February 27, 2021 around 12:35 p.m. police were dispatched to the 500 block of Timothy Avenue for the report of a gunsh...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Man arrested for homicide on Wide Street

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - A man has been arrested for a shooting that left one-person dead. 

On Tuesday, February 2nd around 11:00 a.m., 23-year-old Tracy E. Bellamy was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 800 block of Wide Street. Bellamy was t...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Norfolk Police identify man killed following triple shooting on Timothy Avenue

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Detectives are continuing to investigate a weekend shooting that left one man dead, and two others injured.

On February 27, 2021 around 12:35 p.m. police were dispatched to the 500 block of Timothy Avenue for the report of a gunshot vi...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Hampton Roads Police Chiefs Collaborate with American Cancer Society for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Norfolk, Va. — To kick off March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the seven area police departments in Hampton Roads announced the launch of a social media campaign to raise awareness about colorectal cancer, and the importance of screening ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2021

Pedestrian dies following crash on Sewells Point Road

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A man has died after being struck by a vehicle on Sewells Point Road Friday night.

On February 26, 2021 around 8:15 p.m., police were called to the 3600 block of Sewells Point Road for the report of a vehicle accident involvin...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Norfolk Police looking for missing woman

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Detectives are asking for help locating 62-year-old Sheron T. Patterson, who was last seen on February 24, 2021 around 6:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Kempsville Road.

Patterson is approximately 5-feet-1-inches tall and 140 pounds. She h...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Man arrested following barricade situation in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A man is in custody after an early morning incident on E. Ingram Court.

Around 2:40 a.m. Norfolk police were dispatched to a domestic call in the 300 block of E. Ingram Court. When officers arrived, they attempted to make contact with ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

Water Saver Challenge - Save 10,000 Gallons in 10 Minutes

A new home challenge aims to stop water waste from leaks to save consumers money and conserve freshwater. Click to participate and learn how to check your home for common household leaks.

Fix-a-Leak Week 

March 15-21, 2021

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

CARES Act Statewide Utility Payment Assistance Program

Limited-time Payment Assistance for those Impacted by COVID-19

The City of Norfolk is committed to helping households affected by COVID-19. If you've been unable to pay for your household or business water and wastewater services, CARES Act paymen...

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