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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Portsmouth Purchases New Public Safety Communications System

Portsmouth will deploy a state-of-the-art public safety communications system in 2019. The city will implement Motorola Solutions’ Astro 25 Radio system, which uses communications technology and interoperable coverage critical for first responders.

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Portsmouth Seeks Public Input on Decreasing Poverty

The city of Portsmouth’s Department of Planning has scheduled a public forum to discuss poverty in Portsmouth Thurs., June 21, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Portsmouth Department of Social Services, 1701 High Street. A consultant will conduct the study.

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam Signs Ceremonial Bill

Gov. Northam will participate in a ceremonial signing of HB527 and SB198, Friday, June 22, at 1 p.m. in the Portsmouth City Council Chamber located on the 6th floor of City Hall. The signing of the bill deals with the restoration of historic cemeteries.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library News Flash

All Portsmouth Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, June 14, for staff development. Normal operating hours will resume the following day. As we improve our ability to serve the public, no library fines will accrue.

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Portsmouth Receives Health Champion Designation

The city of Portsmouth was notified May 31, that it has been named Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association, for implementing healthy initiatives throughout the city including programs for weight management, diabetes prevention . . .

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Public Works Project Begins: Crawford Street Reopens

The City of Portsmouth announces the following road closures during the Downtown Water and Sewer Rehabilitation Project work of the Department of Public Utilities and additional sewer repair work.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Street Sweeping Schedule June - July 2018

The Department of Public Works announces the June and July 2018 Street Sweeping schedule for Portsmouth neighborhoods. This will be the second round of sweepings this season with the first round of neighborhoods completed in April and May.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Make Your Plans NOW

The 2018 Hurricane Season is once again upon us. For the Atlantic Coast area, the season begins Friday, June 1, and continues through November 30. Officials with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management say residents should plan now.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Museums Participate In 9th Annual Blue Star Museums Partnership

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum, and the Lightship PORTSMOUTH Museum recently announced their participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Governor Announces Launch of VA History Mobile App

Today, Governor Ralph Northam joined the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution™ in announcing the launch of the Virginia History Trails mobile application. Travelers, families and history lovers can easily access 400 years of Virginia history.

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Coast Guard Band Performs in Portsmouth

On Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard Band, under the direction of Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson, performs at Willett Hall in Portsmouth, Virginia. This is the fifth performance of band's 2018 concert tour.

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