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Posted on: June 27, 2022

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

City Offices, Libraries & Recreations Centers – closed Monday, July 4

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, July 4. All collections for the week will be delayed one day, i.e., Mo...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Fireworks Return to Victory Landing Park During "4th of July Stars in the Sky" Event

Enjoy an evening of family fun and entertainment, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display, during the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” event in the Yard District of Newport News.  All are invited to Victory Landing Park (...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

2023 ONE CITY MARATHON WEEKEND TAKES PLACE MARCH 3-5

Registration now open for all races, including multi-race challenges

The 2023 Newport News One City Marathon celebrates its ninth year with races, celebrations and activities March 3-5. Registration is now open for all races at www.onecitymarathon.com. New...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Newport News Accepting Applications for Gun Violence Intervention Program Grants

The City of Newport News has launched a grant program as part of the city’s Gun Violence Intervention initiative.  Grant funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to community-based organizations that offer programs, initiatives, or ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Join us for the Inaugural Juneteenth Parade Saturday, June 11

The City of Newport News, in collaboration with the Newport News Downtown Merchants and Neighbors Association, is set to present the inaugural Newport News Juneteenth Community Parade on Sat., June 11, in the Southeast Community. The parade will feature 7...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

City to Host Backyard Bash at Superblock Park in the Yard District

Let the lawn games begin! Residents and guests of all ages are invited to enjoy live music, great food, fun activities, and cold beverages at the Backyard Bash on Saturday, June 4 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Superblock Park (2601 Washington Avenue). &...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Input Needed for City Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The city is in the midst of developing the Newport News Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and we need your input! This plan will serve as the guiding document for policies and procedures, design guidelines, and project implementation strategies for devel...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Community Organizations Invited to Gun Violence Intervention Grant Sessions

Newport News is moving forward with a Gun Violence Intervention Grant program for community organizations that provide actionable and sustainable solutions to the issue. We are finalizing the grant application and plan to release it over the next few week...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

World Arts Celebration Returns to Newport News!

The City of Newport News is taking residents and guests on a journey filled with culture, craftsmanship, and cuisine during the World Arts Celebration at City Center at Oyster Point on Saturday, May 21, from noon to 5 p.m. This event, which also celebrate...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

CITY TO HOST NEW OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST EVENT AT NEWPORT NEWS PARK SATURDAY, APRIL 23

Are you ready to find your next adventure? Join the City of Newport News for the Outdoor Enthusiast Event at Newport News Park Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is hosted in partnership with the 733d Force Support Squadron at Fort Eusti...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR NEWPORT NEWS JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS

Sign up for youth poster contest, parade, field day, festival, and more

The Downtown Newport News Merchants and Neighbors Association, Inc. and the City of Newport News are partnering together to offer a diverse schedule of events to commemorate Juneteenth...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Newport News Launches Community Safety Survey

Gun violence is a national issue that cities and counties of all sizes have struggled with for decades.  The City of Newport News is taking a community-based approach to understand the most pressing concerns around safety, the root causes of viol...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Largest Clothing Closet in Virginia Opens at Four Oaks Day Services and Training Center

Two nonprofit organizations, The Heart of Giving and the Woman’s Club of Newport News, have teamed up to expand their clothing offerings to homeless men, women, and children. Together they have opened The Clothing Department at Four Oaks, a free...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

ONE CITY MARATHON RACES TAKE PLACE THIS WEEKEND

Races on Saturday and Sunday plus celebrations and activities for everyone

After holding virtual races in 2021, the Newport News One City Marathon Weekend presented by Newport News Shipbuilding returns to in-person events, with races, celebrations and acti...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS TO HOST REDISTRICTING MEETINGS

Under the Virginia Constitution and state law, the City of Newport News must redistrict after the decennial census. The purpose of decennial redistricting is to equalize, as nearly as practical, representation in the election districts on the basis of pop...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

CITY BEGINS SECOND PHASE OF HOUSING FOR CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE

(NEWPORT NEWS, VA)  The City of Newport News and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) have begun the second phase of housing for the city’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI).  Thi...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

PRESIDENTS DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

City offices and libraries – closed Monday, Feb. 21

Recreation centers – open regular operating hours

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, Feb. 21. All collections for the week will be delay...

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Posted on: January 8, 2022

HAMPTON AND PENINSULA HEALTH DISTRICTS OPEN COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING CENTER

The Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts today announced that a Community Testing Center (CTC) will open at the Sherwood Shopping Center located at 13785 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA on Monday, January 10, 2022. The CTE will provide free Polymera...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

City offices and libraries – closed Monday, Jan. 17

Recreation centers – open regular operating hours

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, Jan. 17. All collections for the week will be delay...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Mayor McKinley Price to Host Annual Day of Service Food Drive on January 17

The Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) holiday is observed nationally as a day of service in celebration of the civil rights leader’s life and legacy.  In honor of MLK Day, Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price hosts an annual Day of Service F...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Mayor McKinley Price Honored for Advocating for U.S. Global Leadership to Strengthen Communities

Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price, DDS was recognized last week for his work to advocate for America's global leadership as an imperative and effective approach to strengthening our country’s local communities. Mayor Price is one of ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Newport News NLightN Holiday Tour Returns For Second Year

All are invited to help illuminate the city

We are all ready for some merriment and magic this year. To light up the city and create memorable moments for residents and guests, Newport News is once again hosting the NlightN Holiday Tour, which is part of t...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

City Announces 2021 NlightN Event Series Sponsored by Ferguson

Holiday light events taking place throughout the city

Beginning Thanksgiving Day and extending through New Year’s Day, the City of Newport News lights up with the Ferguson NlightN Holiday Event Series. Pronounced “enlighten,” this series, sponsored by Ferg...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

City Offices – closed Thurs., Nov. 25 and Fri., Nov. 26

Libraries – closed Thurs., Nov. 25 and Fri., Nov. 26

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – Thurs., Nov. 25 collections will take place on Mon., Nov. 29. All regu...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Newport News Launches Gratitude Campaign

November is National Gratitude Month, a time to embrace the power of appreciation.  In honor of this month, the City of Newport News is launching an “Attitude of Gratitude” campaign to encourage resident to give thanks. &n...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

VETERANS DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

City Offices – closed Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12

Libraries – closed Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Virginia Department of Health Opening Community Vaccination Center in Newport News

The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Peninsula and Hampton Health Districts announce the opening of a state-run COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic (CVC) on Tuesday, October 19, at 13785 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA (in the Sherwoo...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Join Newport News for the “Big Bands, Blues and Brews Crawl” on October 23rd

Newport News is bringing the past to life in a unique way during the Big Bands, Blues and Brews Crawl in the city’s Yard District on 23rd Street. In a nod to the speakeasy era, this event on Saturday, October 23 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. includes...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Newport News Launches Community Survey

(Newport News, VA) – Earlier this year, Newport News launched an intensive research initiative focused on discovering and defining the assets and qualities that make the city unique in the region. Through this community-wide effort, Newport News...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Newport News Launches “On the Safe Side” Sleep Campaign

Too often, the tranquil scene of a sleeping baby can turn tragic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the cause for one out of three sudden unexpected infant deaths in the United States. &...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Parks, Recreation & Tourism to Host Second Family Movie Night

Fall has just begun, but it’s not too early to get in the Halloween spirit! To kick-off this spooky season, Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism is hosting a Family Movie Night on Saturday, October 2. Goblins and ghouls of all ages are i...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Join Newport News for the 2022 One City Marathon Weekend, March 5 & 6

Runners take your marks – the 2022 Newport News One City Marathon is back and bigger than ever!  Newport News will host in-person races, celebrations and activities on March 5 and 6, 2022.

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

LABOR DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

City Offices – closed Monday, September 6

Libraries – closed Monday, September 6

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, September 6. All collections for the week will be delayed one d...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Newport News Fall Festival Canceled for Second Consecutive Year

With the safety of citizens and visitors in mind, the City of Newport News has canceled this year's Fall Festival of Folklife. Traditionally held the first weekend in October at Newport News Park, the festival is canceled for the second straight ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Newport News Launches Community-Wide Research and Branding Initiative

Newport News has launched an intensive research initiative focused on discovering and defining the assets and qualities that make the city unique in the marketplace. Through this community-wide effort, the city will create a unified and authentic message ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City Managers from Six Localities Issue Joint Message on Weekly Testing for Municipal Employees

A Message from 

Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting 

Newport News City Manager Cindy Rohlf

Norfolk City Manager Larry “Chip” Filer 

Portsmouth City Manager Angel Jones 

Suffolk City Manager Albert Moor II&a...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

NEWPORT NEWS TO HOST OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Enjoy a movie under the stars, as Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism presents Family Movie Night on Saturday, August 28.  Grab your lawn chairs and blankets to watch “Tom & Jerry” (2021 version) on the lawn at th...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Mayor McKinley L. Price to Host 6th Annual Play Ball Event

Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism are partnering with Major League Baseball and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula to offer an evening of fun and engaging activities for young people...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Newport News Launches Community Assistance Response (CARE) Program

The City of Newport News has launched a progressive new program designed to provide crisis intervention services to individuals within the city.  The CARE program is the result of a partnership between the Newport News Fire Department (NNFD), the...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Waterworks Deploying Smart Meters Across Service Area Beginning March 1

Newport News Waterworks is beginning the much-anticipated smart meter installation project.  This project will last approximately two and a half years, as crews upgrade over 130,000 existing meters in Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, York County ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Mayor McKinley Price to Host Annual Day of Service Food Drive on January 18

Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price hosts an annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service Food Drive to provide essential supports to residents on the Peninsula. This year’s event is even more critical, as the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

We are pleased to inform you of this year’s cost of living adjustment (COLA).   The COLA is calculated based on the United States Average Consumer Price Index (Urban).  City Retirees who retired prior to July 1, 2021 will recei...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 Weekly Wanted

Weekly Wanted 06/24/2022

The Newport News Police Department needs your help to locate individuals with active warrants. If you know the whereabouts of any of these fugitives, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online at P3Tips.com. Crime Line tipsters may rema...

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