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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Norfolk

(NORFOLK, Va.) –  The Norfolk Department of Public Health has detected the first West Nile Virus (WNV) activity of the season in the City of Norfolk. Two mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. Both samples w...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

The City of Norfolk Makes Major Investments in Park Place

Redevelopment of two properties to provide opportunities for the community

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk announces two redevelopment projects in Park Place to provide the community with additional opportunities. Team Norfolk Boxing will have a permanent home in Park Place as the Economic Development Author...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Hampton Boulevard Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Upcoming traffic pattern changes

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk is making improvements to the northbound Hampton Boulevard Bridge. This rehabilitation project repairs major structural components and protects the bridge from deterioration. Construction begins Monday,...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

City Offices Close in Observance of Independence Day

NORFOLK, VA – City of Norfolk government offices, including libraries, and recreation centers, are closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The closures include the Norfolk Courthouse, offices of the Commissioner of ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

A ‘Dream Court’ Comes to Berkley Park

Basketball court ribbon cutting with the City of Norfolk, Nancy Lieberman Charities & the Southside Boys and Girls Club

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk, in partnership with Nancy Lieberman Charities and the Southside Boys and Girls Club, announces the ribbon cutting for a Dream Court™ in Berkley Park on Monday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. An exist...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

The City Council agenda for June 28 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Next Week: Kaine to Hold Events in Hampton Roads

Discussions to include support for defense community, job training, coastal resiliency, small businesses and affordable housing.

NEXT WEEK: KAINE TO HOLD EVENTS IN HAMPTON ROADS TO DISCUSS SUPPORT FOR DEFENSE COMMUNITY, JOB TRAINING, COASTAL RESILIENCY, SMALL BUSINESSES AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Next week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will hold events i...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Norfolk Saves $8.2 Million to Benefit Water System Customers

City retires $19.3 million in bonds to produce savings

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk’s Water System will save $8.2 million after the city retired $19.3 million of its existing Series 2010 and 2012 Water Revenue and Refunding Bonds, which were eligible to be prepaid without penalty.&nb...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Prevent the Summer Slide by Exploring the Oceans of Possibilities

NORFOLK, VA – The Summer Reading Program (SRP), hosted by Norfolk Public Library and Slover Library, kicks off on Saturday, June 25. Residents of all ages are encouraged to read books, participate in special events and programs in-perso...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Explore Your Neighborhood Through the Norfolk Open Data Portal

New datasets available for Norfolk residents

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk residents have questions, and the city is excited to offer answers through new datasets related to Public Works, Parks & Recreation and General Services in the Open Data Portal.

You can better understand and res...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

A ‘Dream Court’ Comes to Berkley Park

Basketball court ribbon cutting with the City of Norfolk, Nancy Lieberman Charities & the Southside Boys and Girls Club

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk, in partnership with Nancy Lieberman Charities and the Southside Boys and Girls Club, announces the ribbon cutting for a Dream Court™ in Berkley Park (706 Walker Ave.) on Monday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. A...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

City Council actions on the June 14, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

The City Council agenda for June 14 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

UPDATE 1: Unified Command continues response to Spirit of Norfolk fire

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Unified Command and supporting agencies for the Spirit of Norfolk fire continue their efforts to extinguish the fire and salvage the vessel, Wednesday evening.

Crews put a dewatering pump aboard the vessel to begin ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Norfolk Opens New Neighborhood Playgrounds and Fitness Area

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Parks & Recreation is excited to announce the opening of two playgrounds! Ribbon cutting ceremonies will take place at Tanners Creek Playground on June 9 at 1335 Longdale Drive and Ballentine Park Playground &a...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

City Council actions on the May 24, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Norfolk Honors Service Members with Memorial Day Ceremony

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk honors the sacrifice of our nation’s service members during the annual Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony, Monday, May 30, at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony takes place at the Lone Soldier Statue in ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Department of Human Services Recruiting for Spring 2022 Gateway Academy

Program connects Norfolk residents with local career training opportunities

NORFOLK, VA – The Department of Human Services’ Career and Readiness Employee Services team is recruiting Norfolk residents for its Spring 2022 Gateway Academy. The program connects eligible residents with career training oppo...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

City Offices Close in Observance of Memorial Day

NORFOLK, VA – City of Norfolk government offices, including libraries and recreation centers, will close on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. The closures include the Norfolk Courthouse, offices of the Commissioner of the R...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Artist Partnerships Available in the City of Norfolk

Artists to Engage with the Community through Art

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Arts will hire one, two, or three artists or artist teams to engage with the community in significant ways to develop and complete artistic socially-relevant projects. Artists working in all disciplines – writers,...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

City of Norfolk’s FY 2023 Budget Adopted

NORFOLK, VA – On Tuesday, May 10, Norfolk City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget. The $1.7 billion plan aims to transition the city into post-COVID operations. It continues the expansion of key services and provides city agen...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Norfolk Public Library Adopts a Fine-Free Policy

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Library (NPL) is adopting a fast-growing trend among libraries nationwide. After a one-year trial period, NPL received approval to extend fine-free services indefinitely for patrons.

Previously, NPL charged 20 cents p...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

City Council actions on the May 10, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Norfolk Police Department Launches Community Assessment Survey

A community-based approach to addressing safety concerns.

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Police Department is taking a community-based approach to understand the most pressing concerns around safety, the root causes of violence, and the effects of crime by releasing a Community As...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center Has a Critical Need for Adoptions

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center (NACC) is seeking families and individuals to adopt or foster dogs. As the warmer weather approaches, the dog kennels are filling, leaving no space for incoming dogs. Ho...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Norfolk Celebrates 3rd Annual Night of Philosophy and Ideas

NORFOLK, VA—Join us for Norfolk’s 3rd annual “Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2022” (La Nuit des Idées) on Saturday, May 14, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street. The “Nig...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

City Council actions on the April 26, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

The City Council agenda for April 22 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

City Council actions on the April 12, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

The City Council agenda for April 12 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

City Council actions on the March 22, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

The City Council agenda for March 22 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

City Council actions on the March 8, 2022 formal agenda.

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Commonwealth v. Duwayne Warren Sentencing

Trigger Warning: Child Abuse Descriptions Herein

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: July 4, 2022

Norfolk Nighthawks

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All summer long, on Friday and Saturday nights, programming includes basketball,
employment opportunities, professional development, G.E.D. program enrollment, healthcare services, financial literacy and MORE! For young adults 18+.

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Ocean View Transportation Study

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We're undertaking a comprehensive transportation study of the Ocean View Avenue corridor from Willoughby Spit to East Beach. Give your input on the preliminary design concepts and pedestrian crossing improvement locations. Take the survey.

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - New Date

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Norfolk Parks & Recreation is excited to announce a ribbon cutting for the Ballentine Park Playground & Fitness Area on July 14. Remarks begin at 4:30 p.m.

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Posted on: June 25, 2022

Summer Reading Program

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Sign up for the Norfolk Public Library Summer Reading Program today! June 25 - August 6, read books, participate in special events, programs and more! The 2022 theme is "Oceans of Possibilities."

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Norfolk Open Data Portal

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Norfolk residents have questions, and the city is excited to offer answers through new datasets related to Public Works, Parks & Recreation and General Services in the Open Data Portal. Review work orders, municipal building energy use and more!

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Serve the City You Love!

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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. Pick from a list of more than 50 boards, commissions or authorities and submit your application online!

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Posted on: July 2, 2022

Man dies following overnight shooting on E. Princess Anne Road

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk police are investigating a shooting that has left a man dead.

On July 2, 2022, around 1:40 a.m. police responded to the 800 block of E. Princess Anne Road for the report of a gunshot victim. When the officers arrived, they loca...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Norfolk Police identify man killed overnight on Alexander Street

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Detectives are continuing to investigate a shooting that has left a 26-year-old man dead.

On June 29, 2022, around 12:40 a.m., police were dispatched to the 6200 block of Alexander Street for the report of a gunshot victim. When office...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Norfolk Police need help identifying commercial burglary suspect

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect who broke into two businesses. 

Around 3:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Officers responded to Wards Corner for the reports of a commercial burgla...

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Posted on: June 25, 2022

Norfolk Police need help identifying man involved in fatal hit & run

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying a man involved in a fatal hit and run Friday evening.

On June 24th, around 8:23 p.m., Norfolk Police responded to the 2400 block of Tidewater Dr...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Norfolk Police identify man killed on Monroe Place

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Virginia State Police are continuing to investigate the officer involved shooting that happened early Tuesday morning in Larchmont.

On June 21, 2022, around 5:15 a.m., officers arrived at the 5500 block on Monroe Place to arre...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation to investigate officer involved shooting

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) –   Interim Police Chief Michael Goldsmith has requested the assistance of the Virginia State Police with the ongoing investigation of an officer involved shooting that occurred earlier this morning. 

On June 21, 2022, ...

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