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Newport News, Virginia

Regular Scheduled Maintenance

Our customer portal and phone system will be down on Saturday, August 28 from 7am to 10am. During this time, you will be unable to make a payment or request services via these systems. Please arrange to make any payments before or after this period. As always, if you have an emergency water outage, please call 757-234-4800.

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 the city’s new outdoor event space. Located at 401 Oriana Road, this is the first event the city has hosted at the site since the former K-mart building was demolished in 2020.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

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 and communications strategy that is relevant to the city’s current environment while also highlighting the city’s distinct attributes.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

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 in the city. The 6th Annual Play Ball Event will take place on Wednesday, August 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at TowneBank Athletic Park at 741 Adams Drive.
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Epes, Lee Hall and Nelson Precinct Voters

City Council will review an Ordinance request to change the name of the following schools listed below at their August 10, 2021 City Council Meeting. Epes will be renamed to Stoney Run Elementary School. Lee Hall will be renamed to Katherine Johnson Elementary School. Nelson will be renamed to Knollwood...
POLITICS

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 Newport News Police Department (NNPD) and the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board (H-NNCSB). Members of the CARE team will provide initial support for those experiencing mental or behavioral health issues within Newport News.
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City to Host Backyard Bash at Superblock Park

Celebrate the summer and enjoy free live music at the Backyard Bash, as the City of Newport News returns to producing outdoor community festivals and events. Grab your favorite pair of flip-flops and bring the family to Superblock Park (2601 Washington Ave.), a 3½-acre green space located in the Yard District in the heart of historic downtown Newport News on Saturday, August 7. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with dance music, cornhole, interactive yard games, inflatable obstacle courses for adults and kids, children’s activities, a food truck rally and adult beverages. Live musical performances begin at 6:00 p.m. Guests are permitted to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the evening.
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INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

For information on our 4th of July citywide outdoor activities, visit www.nnva.gov/1935. Libraries – closed Monday, July 5 (Libraries are not open Sundays) Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, July 5. All collections for the week will be delayed one day, i.e., Monday’s collections will take place on Tuesday, Tuesday’s on Wednesday, Wednesday’s on Thursday, and Thursday’s on Friday.
POLITICS

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

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 impacted the City’s ability to host a large fireworks celebration this year, so instead the City is promoting fun ways to experience, discover and explore a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities and amenities offered in its 36 parks.
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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 (CNI) and the Southeast Community. The initiative will build a hiring and training pipeline in the neighborhood through enrollment in the Hampton Roads region’s Maritime Trades Training Program and other pre-employment programs, as well as wrap-around services to support trainees and encourage success. Those who successfully complete the program will be offered employment with Newport News Shipbuilding at a starting pay of around $19 per hour.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Regular Scheduled Maintenance

Our customer portal and phone payment system will be down on Saturday, June 19 beginning at midnight until Monday, June 21 at 8am. During this time, you will be unable to make a payment or request services via these systems. Please arrange to make any payments before or after this period. As always, if you have an emergency water outage, please call 757-234-4800.
ECONOMY

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 development will feature apartments, townhomes and retail space and is a critical element in the revitalization of the city’s Southeast Community. This development is part of Phase I of the city’s Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan and is the result of a partnership between the city, NNRHA, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Virginia Housing, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and Pennrose Development.
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Juneteenth Holiday Closings and Schedules

Celebration - Juneteenth activities and events all week long, June 12-19 - www.nnva.gov/Juneteenth. Libraries – closed Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19. Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – As scheduled (holiday does not impact solid waste collections) Recovery Operations Center (i.e., landfill) – closed Friday, June 18, and...
POLITICS

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. Located at 7401 Warwick Boulevard, Four Oaks helps people transition out of homelessness into employment, stable housing and independence.
HOMELESS

Newport News Commemorates Juneteenth with Weeklong Celebration

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 week coming together as a community to learn history while celebrating culture and traditions. Starting Saturday, June 12, and continuing each day through Saturday, June 19, there are a variety of in-person and virtual events for everyone including BINGO, a concert, drive-through giveaways, Juneteenth flag raising ceremony, a conversation with Frederick Douglass, a Freedom Festival, and more. All events are free and open to the public.
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Electoral Board Meeting

The Electoral Board will meet on June 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the General Registrar's office to canvass the June 8, 2021 Democratic Party Primary Election. Provisional Ballots will be reviewed at 12:00 PM and will continue through June 11th at 12:00 PM.
ELECTIONS

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. daily on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The Newport News CVC is located at 13785 Warwick Boulevard. Walk-ins are accepted or you can make an appointment by visiting www.vaccinefinder.org and typing Newport News Community Vaccination Center in the search bar.
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May 26, 2021 Weekly Wanted

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 remain completely anonymous and are never required to testify in court. Tips that lead to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.
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Memorial Day Closings and Schedules

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 place on Tuesday, Tuesday’s on Wednesday, Wednesday’s on Thursday, and Thursday’s on Friday. Recovery Operations Center (i.e., landfill) – closed Monday, May...
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