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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: July 29, 2020

Newport News Public Library Receives Virginia Humanities Grant

Newport News Public Library has been awarded a $7,000 grant from Virginia Humanities to develop a multimedia exhibit in honor of the achievements of residents from the Southeast Community.  The exhibit, Say It Loud: A Salute to the Heroes of the ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Newport News Transportation Center

On July 21, 2020, the City of Newport News, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) broke ground on a new transportation center that will bring the city’s public tran...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Economic Development Authority Announces Additional Support for Small Businesses

Following the success of the recent COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Grant Program, the Newport News Economic Development Authority is offering continued support for local, small businesses affected by COVID-19. The EDA has established two new grants &a...

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Posted on: July 18, 2020

City to Open Facilities Sunday, July 19, for Citizens Seeking Relief from Heat

The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s Sunday through Tuesday, with heat index values in the mid- to upper 100s. A heat advisory has been issued for Sunday, July 19, and the City of Newport News is opening severa...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Watch City Council Swearing-In Ceremony Live

The Swearing-In Ceremony for re-elected Council Members Marcellus L. Harris III, Tina L. Vick, and Dr. Patricia P. Woodbury can be watched live on Tuesday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. via one of the following viewing options:

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Newport News and Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas Launch YouthBuild Program

Young men and women are encouraged to apply to become part of the new Newport News YouthBuild program. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas (VOACC), in partnership with the City of Newport News, a $1.4 mill...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

CITY CLOSES FRIDAY IN RECOGNITION OF JUNETEENTH

Newport News city offices, buildings and facilities will be closed on Friday, June 19 in recognition of Juneteenth. The Voter Registrar’s Office at City Hall will still be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for absentee voting for the Republican Primary, and...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

CITY OFFICES AND FACILITIES REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC TUESDAY

Some restrictions in place to aid in social distancing and spread of COVID-19

On Tuesday, June 16, most Newport News city offices and facilities will reopen to the public with measures in place to help keep city employees and the public safe. While the cit...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Statement from Mayor McKinley L. Price Regarding Confederate Monument

“There is a Confederate monument located in the City of Newport News in front of the old Warwick Courthouse in Denbigh. The monument, while owned by the City, is under a State Easement Agreement through the Department of Historic Resources. The ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

NEWPORT NEWS AND HAMPTON UNITE TO PROMOTE THE 2020 CENSUS

Mayors hold competition to encourage residents to respond to the 2020 Census

The cities of Newport News and Hampton are joining forces to encourage people to respond to the 2020 Census. Mayor McKinley L. Price, DDS of Newport News and Mayor Donnie Tuck of ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

NOTE: City offices and buildings, including libraries, are currently closed to the public due to the pandemic.

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, May 25. All collections for the week will be delayed one day,...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

NEWPORT NEWS ADJUSTS SOME SERVICES FOR PHASE I REOPENING

City offices still closed to the public; eligible employees telework or on modified schedules

In line with Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 61 that eases some of the restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Newp...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

African American Mayors Association Names Mayor McKinley Price New Head of Organization

Mayor McKinley Price, DDS of Newport News, VA was sworn in on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 as the new President of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA). Mayor Price takes over for outgoing AAMA President Mayor Hardie Davis of Augusta, GA. Mayor Keisha L...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD ELECTRONIC MEETING

Citizen comments accepted via phone, email, website and regular mail

The Newport News City Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 is being held electronically. There is no afternoon work session, and the City Manager’s recommen...

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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. 

A number of exciting enhancements are being added to mar...

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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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