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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Experience Black History Month in Newport News!

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Newport News is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of activities that honor the history, traditions, advancements, and culture of African Americans. Whatever your interests – from theatrical and musical performances to museum exhibitions and e...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Newport News Donates Applied Research Center to Jefferson Lab

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The Applied Research Center (ARC) is tying the knot with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Today, the City of Newport News announced the transfer of the Applied Research Center to Jefferson Lab and the DOE. Th...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Loose Leaf Collection Program Begins November 27

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The Public Works Department is pleased to announce the details of the 2023 Seasonal Leaf Collection Program.  Residential curbside collection of loose leaves will begin on November 27, 2023 and run through the beginning of 2024. 

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Tourism Generated $333.4 Million in Revenue for Newport News in 2022

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Tourism was again an important contributor to the economy of Virginia and to the City of Newport News in 2022, according to data prepared by Tourism Economics for the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Newport News tourism has almost fully recovered to the pre...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

NNPS and City of Newport News Celebrate Huntington Middle School: The Next Chapter

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Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) and the City of Newport News hosted “Huntington Middle School: The Next Chapter” on September 7 at the site of the future Huntington Middle School. The outdoor event commemorated the proud history of ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Mayor and Senior Leaders Selected For Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

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Yearlong intensive management program provides executive education and training for 40 mayors and 80 senior city leaders from across the globe

Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones, Assistant City Manager Ralph “Bo” Clayton and Director of Human Resources Allis...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

City Council Work Sessions to be Live Streamed Beginning July 25

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Meetings will also be available for on-demand viewing 

Beginning with the July 25 meeting, Newport News City Council work sessions will be shown live on NNTV, live streamed on social media, and available for on-demand viewing after the meeting. Re...

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

Newport News and CAN Foundation Launch Innovative Street Museum Program

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The City of Newport News is partnering with The CAN Foundation to create the Newport News Street Museum, a city-wide mural project.  This innovative initiative highlights diverse locations throughout the city while also encouraging placemaking, p...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

City Begins Stormwater Master Planning Process

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Three public meetings scheduled to hear from residents, businesses, stakeholders

The City of Newport News is proactively undertaking a multi-year, master planning effort to tackle flooding challenges and develop long-term flooding mitigation options for th...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Vice Mayor Recognized By ODU Alumni Association

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Vice Mayor Curtis Bethany was named to Old Dominion University’s Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. Now in its third year, the ODU Alumni Association’s recognition program was established “to honor grad...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Juneteenth Celebrations

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Mark your calendars as the City of Newport News commemorates history and celebrates freedom with two Juneteenth events. Join us on June 12 at 1 p.m. in front of City Hall as we raise the Juneteenth flag in recognition of the end of slavery in the United S...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Mayor Phillip Jones Invited to White House

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June 1 forum focuses on how federal programs are helping Newport News residents

Mayor Phillip D. Jones is traveling to Washington, D. C. on Thursday, June 1, to participate in the “Communities in Action: Building a Better Virginia” forum at the White House...

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Newport News Receives $760,000 for Violence Reduction

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Congressman Bobby Scott this morning presented the city with a check for $760,000 for violence reduction. The community project funds, secured by Congressman Scott, will be used for the city's Gun Violence and Violent Crime Reduction Initiative.

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

City Manager Presents FY 2024 Recommended Operating Budget

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No tax rate or user fee increases proposed; NNPS request fully funded

The recommended operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2024, was presented to City Council at its work session yesterday evening. Supporting the...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

City of Newport News Breaks Ground on Early Childhood Center

The City of Newport News, Peake Childhood Center, and Virginia Peninsula Community College have begun a new project to enhance early education outcomes and transform the lives of young people and their families in Newport News and beyond.  The th...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Newport News Hosting Shipbuilders’ Day Job Fair on Friday, August 12

In 2019, the Virginia General Assembly designated August 13 as Shipbuilders’ Day in celebration of Virginia’s maritime heritage and our history as a national leader in the shipbuilding industry. To honor the contributions of maritime e...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

New Bicycle Race Comes to Newport News

Newport News and THR Cycling have joined forces to welcome a new competitive sporting event in the city.  The Newport News Twilight Criterium, an elite amateur bicycle racing event sanctioned by USA Cycling, will take place on Saturday, July 30 f...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Live Music Returns to the Newport News Waterfront During the Southeast Community Celebration

Dance and enjoy family friendly activities during the Southeast Community Celebration.  Two waterfront concerts make up the Celebration, which is known to many as the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series.  These popular events take pl...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

OnDemand Public Transit Comes to Newport News

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) OnDemand begins operating Sunday, July 10 in select areas of Newport News and Virginia Beach, offering residents an easy and affordable way to get around. This unique service allows customers within designated service zones to ...

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