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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Denied a Voice, They Refused to Be Silent.

We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia, a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, visits Slover Library to tell the story of the campaign for the women’s vote in the commonwealth.

NORFOLK, VAWe Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia, a traveling panel exhibition from the Library of Virginia running September 29th–November 3rd at Slover Library, commemorates t...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Norfolk Economic Development Authority Requests Qualifications for Military Circle Redevelopment

74-Acres of Mixed-use Revitalization on Major Commercial Corridor

NORFOLK, VA - The Economic Development Authority of the City of Norfolk (EDA) is inviting qualified local, regional, and national real estate developers and their development teams to submit their qualifications for consideration to lead the rede...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Norfolk Saves $3 Million, Lowers Future Debt Payments With Refunding Bond Sale

Sale ensures financing at lowest interest rates possible for city infrastructure upgrades.

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk sold $77,825,000 in taxable General Obligation (G.O.) Refunding Bonds Wednesday, thus achieving a net present value savings to taxpayers of $3 million over the life of the bonds and substantially ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

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

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Put A Little Fur on the Tail End of Summer

Our shelter is full – of loving animal companions!

NORFOLK, VA – Cooler weather and less crowded sand offer the perfect opportunity for an end of season stroll on the beach. Now that beaches are open all day for dogs, why not find one to take with you?

We have plenty of dogs to choose from, and n...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for September 22 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

S&P Reaffirms Norfolk’s AAA Credit Rating

Norfolk one of 16 municipalities in Virginia with AAA rating

NORFOLK, VA – Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) reaffirmed the AAA credit rating on Norfolk’s existing long-term general obligation bonds in advance of its planned refinancing ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Norfolk Prepares for Rain and Flooding Through Weekend

NORFOLK, VA – As the remnants of Hurricane Sally head to the Norfolk area and Hurricane Teddy churns in the Atlantic, City crews are preparing for the rain and tidal flooding associated with the tropical systems.

Crews are cleaning storm drains a...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Jury Trials Resume at the Norfolk Circuit Court

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Circuit Court has been approved to resume jury trials, effective September 14, 2020. The Court’s plan for resumption of jury trials, made in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health, was one of only...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Small, Safe Concerts and Events Return to Town Point Park

Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Festevents, Ltd, has announced the return of small, safe, and socially-distant concerts and events to Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, beginning next week and continuing through the fall on a weekly ba...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Norfolk Receives $14.4M from Dept. of Transportation to Improve Road Network in St. Paul's Area

NORFOLK, VA – The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Norfolk $14.4 million as part of the Better Utilizing Infrastructure to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant program.  The funds will be leveraged with a $6.2 mil...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

City of Norfolk Awards 93 Businesses Coronavirus Relief (CORE) Fund Grants

Round one CARES Act Funds Grants Total $1,035,000

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Economic Development received $2 million in CARES Act funds and created a CORE grant program for small for-profit businesses and nonprofits physically located in the City of Norfolk affected by COVID-19. P...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Norfolk Police Upgrade Records Management System

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Police Department (NPD) is transitioning to a new records management system (RMS). The change from the I/Leads application to OnCall will begin September 9. During the transition, the Police Incident Reports dataset wil...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Public Wi-Fi Service Available 24/7 Near Norfolk City Facilities, Libraries, & Schools

NORFOLK, VA – Get connected around the city with ConnectNorfolk!

Find 24/7 public Wi-Fi connections from parking lots and other spaces outside city facilities including Nauticus and Town Point Park as well as recreation centers, librarie...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

City Council actions on the September 1, 2020 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Superhero Wonder Woman Reminds Norfolk Residents to Sign-Up for a Library Card

NORFOLK, VA – Every September Norfolk Public Library (NPL) celebrates the benefits of library card ownership during Library Card Sign-up Month, a national campaign through the American Library Association (ALA) that emphasizes the importance of ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

$5,000 Friends of Norfolk Public Library Donation Expands Collections, Adds Social Justice Titles

$5,000 Friends of Norfolk Public Library Donation Expands Collections and Adds New Social Justice and Activism Titles

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Library (NPL) expands its collections with the help of a generous $5,000 donation from The Friends ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

NRHA to Help Norfolk Residents Suffering Loss Due to COVID-19

Norfolk, VA (Aug. 31, 2020) – Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) is providing assistance through the COVID-19 Housing Costs Relief Program to Norfolk residents who are experiencing loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic a...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for September 1 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Granby Street Bridge Set for Extensive Repairs

Rehabilitation project expected to take a couple of years

NORFOLK, VA – The Granby Street Rehabilitation Project begins next month with anticipated completion in late 2022. The bridge will undergo extensive repairs to extend its useable life. Both the bridge deck and the support struc...

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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 5, 2020

First Fridays Season Starts April 3

Granby Street Party Welcomes Everyone to Downtown Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. – (March 2020) – The 8th Annual First Fridays street-party season starts Friday, April 3 on Granby Street. Each First Fridays runs from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with live music, food, drinks and fun for all ages. All event...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Virginia Zoo Announces 2020 Member Swaps and Perks

It’s never been a better time to be a Virginia Zoo member!

Virginia Zoo Announces 2020 Member Swaps and Perks 

NORFOLK, VA – It’s never been a better time to be a Virginia Zoo member! As spring is just around the corner and Zoo season is upon us, there is much to look forward to this y...

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