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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: June 23, 2021

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

For information on our 4th of July citywide outdoor activities, visit www.nnva.gov/1935.

City Offices – closed Monday, July 5

Libraries – closed Monday, July 5 (Libraries are not open Sundays)

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Celebrate 4th of July Outdoors with Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of FUN in 2021!

Fireworks to return in 2022

In the spirit of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of FUN in 2021, the City of Newport News is encouraging residents to commemorate the founding of our Nation by celebrating the great outdoors.  Unfortunately, COVID impacte...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

City and Shipyard Announce Partnership to Train and Employ Southeast Community Residents

Workforce development effort combines trades training and wrap-around services

The City of Newport News and Newport News Shipbuilding are partnering on a workforce development initiative with a focus on the Marshall-Ridley Choice Neighborhood Initiative (C...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

City Breaks Ground on First Phase of New Construction in Southeast Community

On June 15, 2021, the City of Newport News and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) broke ground on the first phase of construction for the city’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI).  The mixed-use de...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center Donates to Create Beauty Salon at Four Oaks Day Service Center

Women experiencing homelessness are being given the gift of pride and renewal thanks to a generous contribution from the Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center.  The club donated $1,000 to create a beauty salon at the Four Oaks Day Services Center...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Juneteenth Holiday Closings and Schedules

Celebration - Juneteenth activities and events all week long, June 12-19  - www.nnva.gov/Juneteenth

City Offices – closed Friday, June 18

Libraries – closed Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Newport News Commemorates Juneteenth with Weeklong Celebration

JUNETEENTH

Activities and events take place June 12-19

The City of Newport News and the Downtown Newport News Merchants and Neighbors Association, Inc. are partnering to commemorate history with a weeklong celebration of Juneteenth. Citizens are invited to spend the ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Newport News COVID-19 Vaccine Center to Offer Extended Hours

Beginning Thursday, June 3, the Newport News Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will modify its hours to provide free COVID-19 vaccines from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. The center will continue to operate from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Memorial Day Closings and Schedules

City Offices – closed Monday, May 31

Libraries – closed Monday, May 31

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, May 31. All collections for the week will be delayed one day, i.e., Monday’s collections will take plac...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

City Launches Greater Hilton Area Planning Process

The City of Newport News has begun the process of updating the Hilton Area Neighborhood Plan. Through a robust planning process, which includes a significant amount of community involvement, the city will create the new Greater Hilton Area Plan (GHAP). Th...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit to Help With Internet Access

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

City Treasurer to Host Unclaimed Property Virtual Call Event

One in four Virginians has missing money. To help citizens determine if they are one of them, the City Treasurer Marty Eubank is partnering with the Virginia Department of Treasury to host an Unclaimed Property Virtual Call Event. The event is being held ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Newport News to Host Hurricane Preparedness Facebook Live on May 13

Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and lasts until November 30. Storms can strike at any time and it’s important you have plans in place to protect yourself, your family and home. This week is the National Weather Services’ annual Hurricane Prepare...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Newport News Partners with HRT to Provide Bus Passes for Travel to Vaccine Clinics

Program helps individuals overcome transportation barriers preventing vaccinations

The City of Newport News is partnering with Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) to make it easier for residents to travel to a vaccination clinic.  Beginning today, residen...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center to Open in Newport News

A regional, state-managed Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will open in Newport News on Tuesday, April 27.  Up to 1,000 vaccines a day will be administered at this CVC, which is located at 13785 Warwick Boulevard in the former Sherwood Shopping...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

$30,000 grant to help save more pet lives in Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson & York County

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter has been awarded a $30,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for a...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Newport News Hosting Youth Mental Health Discussion Thursday, April 22

The Newport News Mayor’s Youth Commission (MYC) and the Newport News Police Department’s (NNPD) Young Adult Police Commission (YAPC) are teaming up to host a virtual panel discussion titled Youth Mental Health – Emerging from...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Hampton Roads Mayors to Address Youth Violence During Virtual Forum

Newport News Mayor McKinley Price is participating in an online Mayors’ Forum on Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. The virtual event is being hosted by Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck in honor of the start of national Youth Violence Prevention Week. Other pa...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Collaborative Partnership Preserves 550 Acres Within City Watershed

Newport News Waterworks, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have collaborated to protect 550 acres of city-owned open space and wetlands in York County. This land is owned b...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Small Business Loans Available Through the CARES Act

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To assist small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Newport News has applied for and received funding throu...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Health Districts, Localities & Health Systems Join Forces Under Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula

Today, our regional healthcare community joined together to create Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula, a collaboration across local health districts, localities, and health systems on the Peninsula. Consisting of the Peninsula and Hampton Health Districts,...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

NNPS, Police and City Partner with BusPatrol to Keep Students Safe

Newport News Public Schools, the Newport News Police Department and the City of Newport News have launched a school bus safety program in partnership with BusPatrol.

As part of the BusPatrol safety program, all 340 NNPS buses have been outfitted with stop-...

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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: February 18, 2021

NEWPORT NEWS VIRTUAL ONE CITY MARATHON STARTS MARCH 5

Several races sold out; new race day beer for 2021; sponsors return

The 7th annual One City Marathon (OCM) is just a few weeks away. This year, the races are virtual, and a multi-race challenge is also available allowing participants to run in up to three ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Hosting COVID Vaccine Facebook Live on February 10

Join Newport News for a Facebook Live discussion on the COVID-19 Vaccine on Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. Hear what the Peninsula Health District, healthcare officials and the city are doing to ensure all who want a vaccine have access to one. ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Hampton 5th Grader Donates Pet Toys to Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

Last weekend the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter received a generous donation from a very special 10-year-old named Connor. PRAS is one of the largest open intake shelters in the area, and with that comes an extensive and ongoing wish list of items need...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Newport News Fire Department Selected to Participate in Community Risk Reduction Pilot Program

The city of Newport News Fire Department has been selected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to participate in the second phase of a pilot program to build a digital community risk assessment (CRA) tool. Aligned to NFPA’s&nb...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Commissioner of Revenue Expands Online Resources for Businesses

Newport News business owners can now file and pay their business licenses and business-related taxes online. This new service makes it easier for people to conduct their business with the city while ensuring the safety of employees and visitors during the...

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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: December 22, 2020

Urban Libraries Council Recognizes Newport News Public Library for Innovation

Newport News Public Library (NNPL) received an Innovations Initiative Honorable Mention from the Urban Libraries Council (ULC). The annual Innovations Award competition recognizes and raises the visibility of cutting-edge programs, strategies, tools, tech...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

2021 Newport News One City Marathon to be Held Virtually

Runners get ready!  While the 2021 One City Marathon will look different, the races you love are returning.  Registration is now open for the marathon, half marathon, 8K and Nautical Mile at www.onecitymarathon.com

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Atkinson Boulevard in Newport News Opens

The City of Newport News hosted a drive-in Ribbon Cutting event today to open the new Atkinson Boulevard.  Residents and guests attended to be the first to drive across the new roadway, which connects Warwick Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue.

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

DRIVE-IN RIBBON CUTTING FOR ATKINSON BOULEVARD

The City of Newport News is holding a drive-in Ribbon Cutting event on Tuesday, December 8 at 1:00 p.m. to open the new Atkinson Boulevard.  Residents and guests are invited to attend to be the first to drive across the new roadway that connects ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Newport News Launches NlightN Holiday Tour

Newport News, Va. – We need the magic and comfort of the holidays now more than ever.  To light up the city and create memorable moments for residents and guests, Newport News launched the NlightN Holiday Tour.  Residents, busi...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Announcing 2020 NlightN Holiday Event Series

Newport News Lights Up the City for the Season

During December, residents and guests are invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout Newport News. The NlightN Holiday Event Series includes new holiday décor and lights, along ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Newport News Public Library and Public Schools Partner to Provide Library Memberships to Students

Newport News Public Library (NNPL) and Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) have partnered to give every NNPS student a NNPL membership. The Student Connect memberships will be active beginning Monday, November 16 for 28,680 NNPS students in 42 schools.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Veterans Day Closings and Schedules

City Offices – closed Wednesday, November 11 

Libraries – closed Wednesday, November 11 

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – Monday's and Tuesday's collections next week will take...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

CITY OFFERS TUTOR.COM TO K-12 DEPENDENTS OF ALL EMPLOYEES

Newport News is first city in U.S. to provide service as an employee benefit

The City of Newport News has partnered with Tutor.com to provide K-12 dependents of all of the city’s 4,000+ full and part time employees free access to 24/7, on-demand,...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

NEWPORT NEWS LAUNCHES WORKFORCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTS UNEMPLOYED DUE TO COVID-19

City opening Denbigh Workforce Center

As the nation and world continue to fight the coronavirus, unemployment remains a critical concern.  To address this problem head-on and help residents get back to work, the City of Newport News has launched t...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

$1.5 MILLION CARES ACT GRANT AWARDED TO BENEFIT NEWPORT NEWS AND HAMPTON BUSINESSES

The U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Economic Development Administration, awarded $1.5 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant funding for the benefit of small businesses in Newport News and Hampton. The award was a portion of the $13.9 mil...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Newport News Participating in Health Equity Pilot Program

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Health Equity Working Group announced today a pilot program with the City of Newport News to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and public health information to residents. The Health ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

2020 Newport News One City Marathon to be Held March 1

The sixth annual Newport News One City Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  The event returns with a full line-up of activities for people of all ages and abilities. 

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Newport News Awarded $30 Million HUD Grant

The City of Newport News and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority are the recipients of a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) program. Funding ...

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