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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Hold it right there! Build the Next Retain Your Rain Neighborhood Project

Apply now for a $2,500 grant!

NORFOLK, VA – Does your neighborhood or non-profit want to build a rain garden, plant trees or install rain barrels to help hold rainwater where it falls?   The Resilience office is offering grants up to $2,500 for the...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Teacher Job Fair to be held on February 8

Job Fair on Saturday, February 8, at Crossroads K-8 School in Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Schools invites all teachers who want to make a meaningful impact in the lives of diverse students to learn more about teaching opportunities at a Job Fair on Saturday, February 8, at Crossroads K-8 School in Norfolk...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center data now in NorfolkOpenData

Two data stories provide even more information

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center enjoyed a remarkable year in 2019, with increases in adoptions, transfers and foster placements, as well as a decrease in the number of animals euthanized. The center hired addit...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for January 28 City Council are now available.

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

You Count!

City of Norfolk Hosts Pep Rally to Kick Off 2020 Census

You Count!City of Norfolk Hosts Pep Rally to Kick Off 2020 Census

NORFOLK, VA – 32,000: the number of meals served daily by Norfolk Public Schools. 1400: the number of children under the age of five enrolled in Head Start programs in Norfolk. 14....

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Fashion Has Gone to the Dogs!

Compete in the second annual dog fashion show from MacArthur Center and Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center

Fashion Has Gone to the Dogs!Compete in the second annual dog fashion show from MacArthur Center and Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center

NORFOLK, VA – Sashay, shantay, sashay, shantay and stay: it’s the second annual Fashion Has Gon...

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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: January 17, 2020

Improved Norfolk AIR Enhances Features and Stability

Property information for all city addresses at AIR.norfolk.gov

NORFOLK, VA – Find property information, photos, maps and values across the city on the new and improved Norfolk Address Information Resource, or Norfolk AIR.

This highly visual site is easy to use and understand. It allows residents to ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Norfolk Public Schools to Transport Students on Electric School Buses

One of 16 divisions in Virginia to receive electric school buses through Dominion Energy program.

Norfolk Public Schools to Transport Students on Electric School Buses

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) will be among 16 school divisions throughout Virginia selected to receive electric school buses through an innovative program by Domi...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Hidden in Plain Sight

Join us for a frank conversation about substance abuse

ORFOLK, VA – Do you know how to recognize signs of substance abuse? Would you know what to look for in a teenager’s room?

Join us for a conversation about substance use in our community. We’ll show you what’...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Council actions on the January 14, 2020 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

MacArthur Memorial to mark 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II with Holocaust Documentary

January 30 at 7PM

MacArthur Memorial to mark 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II with Holocaust Documentary

NORFOLK, Va. – This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of the remaining Nazi concentration camps. To mark...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Dog + Yoga = DOGA

First-ever dog yoga event from NACC at Elation Brewing

Dog + Yoga = DOGAFirst-ever dog yoga event from NACC at Elation Brewing

NORFOLK, VA – Get down with adoptable dogs for Downward Dog at the first-ever Dog+Yoga=DOGA event from Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center, Yoga 108, and Elation Brewing....

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

26 Restaurants Participating in Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week

Special menus and pricing for January 19-26

26 Restaurants Participating in Downtown Norfolk Restaurant WeekSpecial menus and pricing for January 19-26

NORFOLK, Va. – (January 2020) – Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week is January 19 to 26 with 26 participating restaurants ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

City and Pamunkey Indian Tribe Reach Agreement on Resort Casino

Norfolk City Manager Dr. Larry “Chip” Filer releases statement

Norfolk City Manager Dr. Larry “Chip” Filer releases the following statement:

I am pleased to announce that we have reached mutually agreeable terms with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe to pursue a resort project that will conform and comply ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for January 14 City Council are now available.

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

HRSD sends wrong Utility bill insert to Norfolk customers

HRSD sends wrong Utility bill insert to Norfolk customers

Norfolk, VA (Friday, January 3, 2020) - HRSD mistakenly sent a Chesapeake insert about a water rate change to 2,000 Norfolk customers. This insert DOES NOT affect Norfolk customers and if you receiv...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

The Work Session agenda for January 7 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for December 10 City Council are now available.

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Virginia Arts Festival and North Shore Point Downtown present James McMurtry

Thursday, March 26 at the Robin Hixon Theater

Virginia Arts Festival and North Shore Point Downtown present James McMurtry Thursday, March 26 

North Shore Point Downtown returns to the Robin Hixon Theater Thursday, March 26 at 8 pm, featuring Americana singer-songwriter James McMurtry. Ticket...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

RISE Announces the Launch of its $2 Million Coastal Community Resilience Challenges

Entrepreneurs will receive funding for innovative resilience-building solutions to six major Resilience Challenges

RISE Announces the Launch of its $2 Million Coastal Community Resilience Challenges Entrepreneurs will receive funding for innovative resilience-building solutions to six major Resilience Challenges

Norfolk, November 25, 2019 – RISE toda...

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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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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Norfolk NATO Festival Announces 2020 Theme

Stories of Friendship: 75 Years from the End of World War II

Norfolk NATO Festival A celebration of our 29 International Allies right here in our own backyardAnnouncing the 2020 theme: Stories of Friendship: 75 Years from the End of World War II

For over 65 years, Norfolk, Virginia has organized a ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

We are so proud of NACC's work in 2019!

Spotlight NACC Open Data

NACC hired more staff, expanded adoption hours, established new partnerships, hosted dozens of community events, and won grants to expand programs and purchase a mobile adoption unit.

NACC is bringing that momentum right into 2020! Data from the shelter is...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Improved Norfolk AIR Enhances Features and Stability

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New features allow users to seek information on individual addresses, or to compare properties within a geographic area or by other features within a street, across neighborhoods, or across the city. Property information for all city addresses at AIR.norf...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Hidden in Plain Sight.

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Would you know what to look for in a teenager’s room?

Join us & we’ll show you - signs of substance use are often “Hidden in Plain Sight.”

Register for this free event at barryrobinson.org.

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

You Count! Norfolk 2020 Census Kick Off Event

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We’re hosting a pep rally! Show them YOU COUNT!

Join us for entertainment, the NSU Spartan Legion, raffles and more.

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Norfolk Boards and Commissions

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Apply now for your seat at the table on one of Norfolk’s 50+ Boards and Commissions. There’s a Board or Commission for every interest. You must be a Norfolk resident to apply.

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Norfolk Cares – Now in an App

New Year MyNorfolk

Download the MyNorfolk app to see for yourself just how easy it is to schedule bulk waste pickup, report problems and more. Available in the App Store and Google Play.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Norfolk Named #1 Digital City in America

Norfolk Named #1 Digital City in AmericaNorfolk takes top spot for cities with populations of 125,000 – 249,999

NORFOLK, VA – The Center for Digital Government has named Norfolk as America’s 2019 Top Digital City (for cities w...

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Information Technology
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Two COVITS Awards for City's IT Department

IT won two Governor’s Technology Awards from the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium. The first award recognized the city’s Data Innovation Initiative, a cross-departmental effort led by IT to improve data...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Annual Report Wins Top Honors from 3CMA

IT’s staff won a Savvy Award (top honors) for its annual report and operating plan from 3CMA, the City-County Communications and Marketing Association. According to the judges, “The report took the difficult to communicate work of the ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

IT wins 2019 Government Innovation Award

This award recognizes the city’s efforts to modernize business practices through an enterprise content management initiative. City IT used Laserfiche, an electronic document management and workflow system, to streamline processes, automate routi...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Norfolk police take action against offensive stickers in Ghent

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Police are investigating after several stickers tied to hate group are found in the Ghent section of Norfolk.

On January 21, 2020, Norfolk Police were alerted to the posting of several QR code stickers in the 21st Street corr...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Man arrested following barricade situation on Wellington Street

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A man is in custody after a barricade situation in Norfolk.

Around 1:10 a.m. Norfolk police responded to a report of a woman being held against her will at a residence in the 6400 block of Wellington Street.

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Investigation continues following lock down at Granby High School

NORFOLK, Va (NPD) - Around 8:50 a.m., Norfolk Public School (NPS) staff alerted Norfolk police of a student allegedly in possession of a firearm at Granby High School. NPS immediately placed the school on a precautionary lock-down and the student was deta...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Police need help identifying two men involved in a commercial burglary

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance identifying two men wanted in connection with a commercial burglary at MDV SpartanNash located at 1187 Azalea Garden Road.

On January 1, 2020, around 3:30 p.m.., two...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Norfolk man dies following a shooting on Pershing Avenue

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Police are investigating after a man dies following a shooting on Pershing Avenue Wednesday evening.

Around 9:40 p.m., police responded to a gunshot disturbance in the 2100 block of Pershing Avenue. When police arrived, they ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Police identify woman fatally shot on Enfield Avenue

NORFOLK, Va. – (NPD) Police are investigating a shooting that has left one person dead and two injured.Around 8:20 p.m. on January 12, 2020, police responded to a report of multiple gunshot victims in the 7700 block of Enfield Avenue. When offic...

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