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Posted on: March 30, 2015

City Center Boulevard Opening

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Celebrate the Opening of City Center Boulevard from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Following an official ribbon cutting at 11:00 a.m., you can walk, run, ride your bike, skateboard, or skate on the unopened road. Kids can make free ...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2015

FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES TOP RATING BY INSURANCE SERVICE OFFICE

Newport News one of just 97 agencies in the country and 3 in Virginia with Class 1 Rating

Newport News City Manager Jim Bourey today announced that the Insurance Service Office has upgraded the Fire Department’s...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Got questions about the One City Marathon weekend activities?

Want to learn more about all of the activities associated with the Newport News One City Marathon?

Several community meetings have been scheduled throughout the month of February to provide information about the race route,...Read on...

One City Marathon website
Posted on: October 20, 2014

CITY OFFICES TO OBSERVE PRESIDENTS’ DAY

Newport News City offices will be closed on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents’ Day. This includes City Hall, City offices at City Center at Oyster Point, public libraries, Newport News Waterworks' customer services offices, the Publi...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

NEWPORT NEWS CITY PRISON FARM TO CLOSE

City Manager Jim Bourey has announced plans to close the Newport News City Prison Farm by the end of June at the latest. The decision is based on a consultant’s report that has identified $8.2 million needed in improvements to the nearly 100 year old corr...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Interested in a Newport News License Plate?

The City of Newport News is looking into having a custom license plate made available through DMV. To start the approval process, there must be demonstrated interest and pre-orders.

In an effort to see if we have enough interest, we are asking that yo...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

All Newport News city offices will be closed Monday, January 19, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This includes City Hall, city offices at City Center At Oyster Point, all public libraries, Newport News Waterworks' customer service...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Recommended Capital Improvement Plan - FY 2016 - FY 2020

The City Manager has submitted to Council his Recommended FY 2016 - FY 2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a five year plan that outlines a schedule and a funding strategy for high-priority capital and equipment purchases.

Available online...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Veterans Day Holiday

Newport News City offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th, in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday. This includes City Hall, City offices at City Center at Oyster Point, all public libraries, Newport News Waterworks' customer ser...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

ONE CITY MARATHON CHARITIES ANNOUNCED

Three local charities to benefit from inaugural event

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Lee, Media Relations Coordinator, 757-926-3685


City Manager Jim Bo...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

CITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND NEW ADDRESS

New site offers citizens more functionality with additional features to come

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Lee, Media Relations Coordinator, 757-926-3685


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Posted on: September 30, 2014

MAYOR GIVES STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS AT CHAMBER EVENT

Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price delivered a “State of the City” address today at an event for the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at the Marriott at City Center. The presentation was recorded in its entirety and will be available beginning Fri...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2014

FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SOCCER AND OUTREACH EVENT TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY

The City of Newport News Hispanic Advisory Committee to the City Manager is hosting its fifth annual International Soccer and Community Outreach Event on Saturday, August 16th. This free event is open to the public and will take place at Riverview Farm Pa...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2014

ELECTED OFFICIALS TO HOLD MEET AND GREET

Citizens are invited to the inaugural “One City Meet And Greet” to be held on Tuesday, August 19th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Boulevard. The event will provide citizens the opportunity to speak one-on-one with ...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2014

COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR REAL ESTATE TAX DEFERRAL FOR THE ELDERLY AND

The Newport News Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is accepting and processing applications for the Real Estate Tax Deferral for the Elderly and Disabled program available to Newport News homeowners. Those who meet specified eligibility requiremen...Read on...

Commissioner of the Revenue Website
Posted on: July 29, 2014

CITY MANAGER NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES

Today City Manager Jim Bourey named Venerria “Ven” Lucas Thomas as Director of Human Services for the City of Newport News. She will begin her new position in September with an annual salary of $145,000. Ms. Thomas will oversee a staff of more than 375 an...Read on...


Did you know

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

compost and mulch offered at the Recovery Operations Center is available to the public?

Did you know that the compost and mulch offered at the Recovery Operations Center (formerly known as the Denbigh Compost Facility) is available to the general public? If you are sprucing up your yard, you can get these products by the pick-up truckful at...More info...

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify Me today!Read on...


Fire Department

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Posted on: March 30, 2015

FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES TOP RATING BY INSURANCE SERVICE OFFICE

Newport News one of just 97 agencies in the country and 3 in Virginia with Class 1 Rating

Newport News City Manager Jim Bourey today announced that the Insurance Service Office has upgraded the Fire Department’s...Read on...

Posted on: July 4, 2014

Independence Day Safety

The Newport News Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors to practice fire safety this Fourth of July.

It is unlawful for any person in the City of Newport News to own, sell, possess, store, display, use, or explode any fireworks to ...Read on...


Highlights

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

Fridays @ the Fountain

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Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism is joining with City Center at Oyster Point and Sinclair Communications to a present Fridays @ the Fountain, a seven-week Friday concert series..

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

Free Summer Reading Program Going On Now

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Read to the Rhythm - Free Summer Reading Program

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

Fourth of July Stars in the Sky

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The City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will present the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” event on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Victory Landing Park.

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Asset Based Community Development Training - Summer Sessions

Do you see things in your neighborhood that you would like to see changed but don’t know who is a neighborhood leader that can help you? YOU can BE that neighborhood leader. Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a powerful and inclusive approach to...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

CITY OFFICES TO OBSERVE INDEPENDENCE DAY

Newport News City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. This includes City Hall, City offices at City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News Waterworks' customer services offices, the Public Works Ope...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

4th of July Stars in the Sky

4th of July Stars in the Sky

The City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will present the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” event on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Victory Landing Park (located at the end of 23rd St. at the James River). At 7:00 p.m., the event begins...Read on...

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Posted on: June 5, 2015

Fridays @ the Fountain

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism is joining with City Center at Oyster Point and Sinclair Communications to a present Fridays @ the Fountain, a seven-week Friday concert series on June 12- 26 and July 10 - 31, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

NEW JAMES RIVER PIER TO OPEN FRIDAY AFTER RIBBON CUTTING

Just in time for the summer, the first 900 foot section of the new James River Fishing Pier will open on Friday, May 22nd following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. After being identified as needing extensive repairs, it was determined that the bes...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

CITY OFFICES TO OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY

Newport News City offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. This includes City Hall, City offices at City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News Waterworks' customer services offices, the Public Works Operations Center,...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

2015 ONE CITY MARATHON CHARITIES RECEIVE $20,000

Mayor McKinley Price and City Manager Jim Bourey today presented checks to the three local charities that had been selected as the beneficiaries of the inaugural Newport News One City Marathon that took place March 15th.

The charities – the Newport Ne...Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Series of Traffic Pattern Changes Coming for Fort Eustis Boulevard

Two year project coming to a close

The two year project to replace the Fort Eustis Boulevard bridge over the CSX railroad is in the final stages and motorists should be prepared for a series of...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

GANG VIOLENCE PREVENTION INITIATIVE OFFERS SUMMER JOBS AND WORKFORCE TRAINING

Program available to youth and young adults living in the southeast community;
businesses sought to provide work sites for program


The city is gearing up for the second year of the Youth and Gang Violence Prev...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2015

REPAVING WORK ALONG UPPER JEFFERSON AVENUE TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Beginning Wednesday, April 29th, contractors will start milling and paving work along Jefferson Avenue between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Yorktown Road in the northern section of the city. The work will be done at night, Sunday through Thursday, between th...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

CITY LAUNCHES OPEN BUDGET PORTAL

Platform provides increased accessibility and financial transparency

The City of Newport News has launched an online financial analysis platform that provides citizens unprecedented access to the city’s budget information. The prog...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

Newport News Waterworks annual Water Quality Report now available

Waterworks publishes two water quality reports: one for customers in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, York County and part of James City County, and one for customers in the Lightfoot area of Upper York County who are on a fresh water well system that is ...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (2016-2020) - DRAFT

A draft of the City of Newport News’ Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (2016-2020), which includes the Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 and an update of the Citizen Participation Plan, is now available for publi...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

APRIL IS PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS MONTH

Animal Services offers tips to spot potential abuse

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and Newport News Animal Services urges everyone to join in the fight against animal cruelty. Animal cruelty occ...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2015

City Center Boulevard Opening

City Center Blvd ad

Celebrate the Opening of City Center Boulevard from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Following an official ribbon cutting at 11:00 a.m., you can walk, run, ride your bike, skateboard, or skate on the unopened road. Kids can make free ...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2015

FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES TOP RATING BY INSURANCE SERVICE OFFICE

Newport News one of just 97 agencies in the country and 3 in Virginia with Class 1 Rating

Newport News City Manager Jim Bourey today announced that the Insurance Service Office has upgraded the Fire Department’s...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Shred Day - April 18th

The Newport News Sheriff's Office is holding its next Shred Day event from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 18th at the Farmers Market at Jefferson Avenue and 29th Street. Help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive financia...Read on...

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Posted on: March 25, 2015

DMV2Go at City Hall

DMV2Go is a mobile customer service center ready to bring DMV services to the City of Newport News! In partnership with the Offices of the Commissioner of the Revenue and City Treasurer - DMV Select locations.

WHERE: Newport News City Hall Parking Lo...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

South Morrison Public Library to expand hours

The South Morrison Library, located in the South Morrison Family Education Center at 746 Adams Drive in Newport News, is excited to announce that their operating hours will be extended from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2015

LICENSE PLATE SCANNERS TO HELP IDENTIFY DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS

New collection effort will focus on past due personal property taxes

Newport News Treasurer Marty Eubank and Sheriff Gabe Morgan have partnered to use license plate scanners to help identify taxpayers who owe mo...Read on...

Treasurer's Office website
Posted on: October 20, 2014

NNFD Citizens' Fire Academy

The Newport News Fire Department is hosting an exciting interactive program designed to give an inside look into Fire and Emergency Medical Services. This program is a fun way to learn with hands on participation and exhilarating demonstrations.

Class...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Got questions about the One City Marathon weekend activities?

Want to learn more about all of the activities associated with the Newport News One City Marathon?

Two more community meetings have been scheduled to provide information about the race route, weekend activities, traffic imp...Read on...

One City Marathon website
Posted on: October 20, 2014

CITY OFFICES TO OBSERVE PRESIDENTS’ DAY

Newport News City offices will be closed on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents’ Day. This includes City Hall, City offices at City Center at Oyster Point, public libraries, Newport News Waterworks' customer services offices, the Publi...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT AT MAIN STREET LIBRARY

Come celebrate Black History with us at Main Street Library as we enjoy the performance of the Ubuntu Dance Collective Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2PM. The group, who is based in the Hampton Roads area, combines accurate and cutting-edge interpretation...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Interested in a Newport News License Plate?

The City of Newport News is looking into having a custom license plate made available through DMV. To start the approval process, there must be demonstrated interest and pre-orders.

In an effort to see if we have enough interest, we are asking that yo...Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2015

NEWPORT NEWS CITY PRISON FARM TO CLOSE

City Manager Jim Bourey has announced plans to close the Newport News City Prison Farm by the end of June at the latest. The decision is based on a consultant’s report that has identified $8.2 million needed in improvements to the nearly 100 year old corr...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

STEEL BEAMS TO BE INSTALLED ON FORT EUSTIS BOULEVARD BRIDGE PROJECT

The contractor for the Ft. Eustis Boulevard (Route 105) Bridge Replacement over CSX project has major structural steel delivery and installation scheduled for Thursday, February 5th. Motorists in the area will encounter flaggers and experience periodic, ...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT RECEIVES THIRD RE-ACCREDITATION

Agency initially accredited in 2003 by American Public Works Association

The Newport News Department of Public Works has recently been awarded its third prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Re-Ac...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Recommended Capital Improvement Plan - FY 2016 - FY 2020

The City Manager has submitted to Council his Recommended FY 2016 - FY 2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a five year plan that outlines a schedule and a funding strategy for high-priority capital and equipment purchases.

Available online...Read on...

View CIP online
Posted on: January 12, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

All Newport News city offices will be closed Monday, January 19, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This includes City Hall, city offices at City Center At Oyster Point, all public libraries, Newport News Waterworks' customer service...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

ONE CITY MARATHON CHARITIES ANNOUNCED

Three local charities to benefit from inaugural event

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Lee, Media Relations Coordinator, 757-926-3685


City Manager Jim Bo...Read on...

Marathon website
Posted on: October 8, 2014

CITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND NEW ADDRESS

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Lee, Media Relations Coordinator, 757-926-3685

The City of Newport News today launched a new and completely revamped website along with a new web address, or URL – Read on...


Human Services

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Asset Based Community Development Training

Do you see things in your neighborhood that you would like to see changed but don’t know who is a neighborhood leader that can help you? You can BE that neighborhood leader.

On Friday, August 8, 2014, 6-9 pm and Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8 am-1 pm a f...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2014

IMPACT 2014 – Backpack Give-Away, STEM Fair and Field of Friends Community Fun Day

Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Impact 2014 - Backpack Give-away, STEM Fair and Field of Friends Community Fun Day will be held at South Morrison Family Education Center. Free and open to the public, IMPACT 2014 will be held at 746 Adam...Read on...


Library

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

NEWPORT NEWS LIBRARIES AIM TO SLOW “SUMMER LEARNING SLIDE”

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The Newport News Public Library System kicked off their annual summer reading program on June 22. The program, themed “Read to the Rhythm,” runs through Monday, August 3, and offers dozens of free programs each week plus incentives for youth to continue ...Read on...

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Parks, Recreation & Tourism

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

4th of July Stars in the Sky

4th of July Stars in the Sky

The City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will present the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” event on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Victory Landing Park (located at the end of 23rd St. at the James River). At 7:00 p.m., the event begins...Read on...

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Posted on: June 5, 2015

Fridays @ the Fountain

(The June 26, 2015 Fridays @ The Fountain is cancelled due to the weather). Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism is joining with City Center at Oyster Point and Sinclair Communications to a present Fridays @ the Fountain, a seven-week Friday conce...Read on...

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Police Department - Public Information Office

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

07/02/2015 Daily Press - Weekly Wanted

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The Daily Press publishes a "Weekly Wanted" page in the paper that identifies suspects that are wanted by the Newport News and Hampton police departments.

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Posted on: June 26, 2015

Detectives Seek Assistance Locating Rape Suspect

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About 2:35 A.M. on June 20, 2015 police responded to the 700 block of 32nd Street to a report of a rape. The victim, a 54-year-old Newport News woman, told the officers that she was walking in the 700 block of 32nd Street when the suspect grabbed her and ...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

Police Seek Suspect in 06/15/2015 McDonald's Robbery

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On Monday, June 15, 2015, at 5:11 a.m., Police Communications received a call of a robbery at the McDonalds, located at 12487 Warwick Blvd. An unknown man armed with a black semi-automatic hand gun entered a side door and had what appeared to be a t-sh...Read on...

Store Video of Suspect...
Posted on: May 28, 2015

7-11 Robber Sought

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On May 28, 2015 at 3:25 AM officers responded to the 7/11 Store located at 13400 Jefferson Avenue in reference to a robbery. The on duty clerk reported an unknown man entered the store at around 3:22 AM, approached the counter with a cup of coffee, then a...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

Microtel Robbery - Police Seek Suspects

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About 2:45 P.M. on 5/20/15 police responded to the Microtel at 501 Operations Drive to a report of a robbery that was reported to have occurred in one of the rooms. The victim, a 21-year-old Newport News woman, told responding officers that she was in her...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Police Seek Identity of Woman Whose Skeletal Remains Were Discovered

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Newport News Police need the public’s assistance in identifying skeletal remains that were found on June 6, 2014 in the area of the 1000 block of 25th Street. The remains were found by City Farm workers while they were cutting grass. There was no identifi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

05/10/2015 Shell Station Robbery Prompts Police Request for Suspect Identity

On 5/10/2015, at about 3:40 AM police responded to calls of a robbery at the Shell Gas Station located at 4900 Jefferson Avenue. Two store clerks were present during the robbery and indicated an unknown man came inside the store holding a chrome colored ...Read on...

Surveillance Video of Suspect.......
Posted on: May 6, 2015

I-Hop Robbed - Police Seek Suspect

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On May 2, 2015, at approximately 4:57 a.m. communications received a call of a robbery at the I-Hop restaurant located at 11745 Jefferson Avenue. When officers arrived, they made contact with seven employees who had been locked in the employee bathroom....Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2014

Scam Alert

Don't be the victim of a scammer! Newport News Police will publish scams and other illegal activities you can be on the lookout for.


Public Works

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

CITY OFFICES TO OBSERVE INDEPENDENCE DAY

Newport News City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. This includes City Hall, City offices at City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News Waterworks' customer services offices, the Public Works Ope...Read on...


Solid Waste

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

CITY OFFICES TO OBSERVE INDEPENDENCE DAY

Newport News City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. This includes City Hall, City offices at City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News Waterworks' customer services offices, the Public Works Ope...Read on...