Over the next couple of years, the sight of Downtown Norfolk will change. The city has plans to redevelop the St. Paul's area by tearing down three public housing communities, starting with Tidewater Gardens. It houses 618 families and was built in the mid-1950s.... For more information... Read More
  Nordstrom is getting ready to leave MacArthur Center Mall in Norfolk later this week. Your last chance to shop there is Friday, April 5.  The high-end department store made the announcement to leave back in January. Nordstrom had been an anchor for MacArthur Center since the mall's... Read More
  I've yet to see director Jordan Peele's new shocker, "Us." Heck, I still have the willies from "House on Haunted Hill," a 1959 film starring Vincent Price. Eight years old at the time, I even thought the placard in the theater lobby was creepy. It showed a human skeleton, dangling from the... Read More
  On a recent morning at Granby High School, students were read a passage from an adaptation of Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye." In it, the story's primary character, 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove, describes squeezing her eyes shut slowly to create the illusion of her own body disappearing...... Read More
The city will dedicate $20 million over the next five years to build a brand-new headquarters for the Department of Utilities to help spur development in the St. Paul’s area.... For more information visit Read More
Residents of the Diggs Town neighborhood reached out to 10 On Your Side after seeing "Danger: Asbestos" taped across a few homes... For more information visit Read More
  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $335,700, the highest amount in the state, to Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority to hire or retain five coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence... For more... Read More
  Like a lot of cities struggling with segregation, Portsmouth has spent years trying to pull its poorest people out of the dilapidated public housing projects they’ve endured for generations. To do this, officials typically do some combination of three things: They demolish old projects, they... Read More
  By the end of summer, the first 187 Tidewater Gardens residents will be moving out of the huge public housing community near downtown Norfolk. This will be part of the first phase of the city’s St. Paul’s Redevelopment Project...   For more information visit... Read More
  Margaret Lee “Peggy” Curtis, 64, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully Monday, March 4, 2019. She was a native of Norfolk and the daughter of the late George H. Curtis III and Mary McNamara Curtis... For more information visit Read More
  Some look at the Jacksonville Landing as a failure that's past its prime and believe that taxpayers should pay to demolish the complex, evicting several businesses from the downtown core without the serious consideration of adaptive reuse. Read More
  As the city prepares to move 4,200 people out of public housing and redevelop St. Paul’s, it will need to help residents start their new lives one person at a time. Caseworkers like Danique Woodhouse have spent the past couple of weeks sitting down with the first 187 families set to move out... Read More
  A city of Norfolk apprenticeship program is helping residents prepare for a future with trade skills. The Norfolk Department of Utilities developed the six-month program to train equipment operators and utility maintenance mechanics for their water production, water distribution, and... Read More
  THE CITY OF Norfolk has been preparing to take on one of the largest redevelopment projects in our state’s history. In 2018, the City Council approved plans to redevelop 1,700 units in St. Paul’s Quadrant. Although demolition won’t begin until 2020, the city is preparing to start... Read More
  In anticipation of the demolition and eventual rebuild of several public housing complexes near Downtown Norfolk, city leaders are addressing common misconceptions they're hearing about how residents will be affected by the relocation and redevelopment of the St. Paul's area... For more... Read More
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