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Amble along our famous Seawall. Stroll through three centuries of historic neighborhoods. Go antiquing. Take in some art. Stand inside a giant soap bubble at the largest children’s museum in the state. And did we mention that Portsmouth is home to some of the most delightful restaurants in the region? Many of Portsmouth’s attractions are clustered within easy walking distance of each other, making

Amble along our famous Seawall. Stroll through three centuries of historic neighborhoods. Go antiquing. Take in some art. Stand inside a giant soap bubble at the largest children’s museum in the state. And did we mention that Portsmouth is home to some of the most delightful restaurants in the region? Many of Portsmouth’s attractions are clustered within easy walking distance of each other, making

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Hampton Roads Transit will offer free rides on all services on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, as a public service.The fr...
10/28/2022

Hampton Roads Transit will offer free rides on all services on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, as a public service.

The free rides run the length of the service day on the bus, light rail, ferry, paratransit, and microtransit services.

“We are offering this as a public service to the community,” said William Harrell, President and CEO of Hampton Roads Transit. “Voting is a basic civic duty, and HRT wants to help anyone it can to reach a nearby polling station.”

For more information on transit services, visit gohrt.com

Introducing the 980 Express A new, limited-stop bus service begins Sunday, connecting the Amazon warehouses in Chesapeak...
10/28/2022

Introducing the 980 Express

A new, limited-stop bus service begins Sunday, connecting the Amazon warehouses in Chesapeake and Suffolk to the Downtown Norfolk Transit Center in Norfolk.

The 980 will have four daily runs – two in the morning and two in the afternoon – serving not only the Amazon centers but locations at County and Court streets and the Victory Crossing transfer centers, all in Portsmouth. The cost will be $2 one way.

The early morning 980 runs start at the Downtown Norfolk Transit Center (DNTC) at 5:50 a.m. and at Amazon’s Suffolk facility at 5:45 a.m. Afternoon runs start at 5:45 p.m. from DNTC and at Amazon Suffolk at 5:45 p.m.

For more information on transit services, visit gohrt.com

Timeline photos
10/28/2022

Timeline photos

Join us Saturday, October 29th, for Fire Prevention Community day. It could save your life.
10/28/2022

Join us Saturday, October 29th, for Fire Prevention Community day. It could save your life.

The Olde Towne Ghost Walk returns for its 40th anniversary Friday, October 28, at 6:15 p.m. Tour starts at Trinity Episc...
10/27/2022

The Olde Towne Ghost Walk returns for its 40th anniversary Friday, October 28, at 6:15 p.m. Tour starts at Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St. Ghosts of the Olde Towne Ghost Walk tell their tales of love, loss, murder and mayhem! For more information, visit www.portsmouthghostwalk.org, or call the Ghost Walk Hotline at 757-805-1526.

Missed the October 25th Portsmouth City Council Meeting?You can watch it here. Including the last 15 minutes of the meet...
10/26/2022

Missed the October 25th Portsmouth City Council Meeting?
You can watch it here. Including the last 15 minutes of the meeting that was not live on Facebook.
https://youtu.be/1_W-FMRKkaU

If you missed the October 25 Portsmouth Work Session, you could watch it here. Green Re-Leaf use permitFlood Resilience ...
10/26/2022

If you missed the October 25 Portsmouth Work Session, you could watch it here.
Green Re-Leaf use permit
Flood Resilience Strategy
Community Crisis Co-Response Team
https://youtu.be/TjRwQ7eX_2Y

Please join us in welcoming our newest Firefighter Recruits.  They will proceed to the regional EMS Academy to complete ...
10/26/2022

Please join us in welcoming our newest Firefighter Recruits. They will proceed to the regional EMS Academy to complete EMT and Advanced EMT Training and the Fire Academy begins early next year. Their anticipated graduation date is August/September 2023.

10/25/2022
City of Portsmouth, VA October 25, 2022 Public Work Session and Council Meeting

CALL TO ORDER

MOMENT OF SILENCE

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

MINUTES (Roll Call Vote)

PRESENTATION

• Presentation of the Sam T. Barfield Award of Excellence to Franklin Edmondson, Commissioner of the Revenue.

*CITY COUNCIL RULES REQUIRE A LIMIT OF UP TO FIVE (5) MINUTES TO SPEAK*

PUBLIC HEARING

22 - 305 - Public hearing on a use permit application:

UP-22-12 UPTOWN - Resolution granting the request of Green Re-Leaf LLC for a Use Permit for an urban agriculture facility to grow and cultivate industrial h**p on an approximately 1.45-acre property located at 1300 High Street in the Neighborhood Mixed-Use (NMU) zoning district and the Innovation Overlay District. The Future Land Use Map of the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan designates this property for Commercial use. The property is owned by Cars 4 Less, Inc. Planning commission recommends denial. Deferred from the October 11, 2022, City Council Meeting. (Roll Call Vote)

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

22-318 Adoption of an ordinance accepting settlement funds in the amount of $82,778.38 from the National Opioids Settlement Fund Trust and appropriating said amount in the FY 2023 Behavioral Healthcare Service Fund for use by BHS for Approved Abatement Purposes as defined by the Virginia Opioid Abatement Fund and Settlement Allocation MOU. (Roll Call Vote)

22-319 Adoption of an ordinance accepting $31,880 of HOME Investment Partnerships program income and appropriating said amount in the FY 2023 Community Planning and Development Program Fund. (Roll Call Vote)

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22-320 Adoption of an ordinance accepting Aid-To-Localities funding in the amount of $392,845 from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and appropriating said amount to the FY 2023 Grants Fund for use by the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services. (Roll Call Vote)

22-321 Adoption of a resolution authorizing the conveyance of 2410, 2414 and 2416 Turnpike Road to the Economic Development Authority. (Roll Call Vote)

NEW BUSINESS

22-322 Boards and Commissions (Roll Call Vote)
22-323 Items Submitted by Council Members
22-324 Report on Pending Items
22-325 Non-Agenda Speakers

ADJOURNMENT

The Mosquito Control Division announces the Truck Fogging Schedule for the evening of October 25, 2022, wind and weather...
10/25/2022

The Mosquito Control Division announces the Truck Fogging Schedule for the evening of October 25, 2022, wind and weather permitting. Beekeepers in the affected areas should keep bees covered during spraying operations, and people with known allergies should stay indoors.

The following neighborhoods in Route 1 are scheduled for fogging: Southampton, River Shores, Merrifields, Edgefield, Brandon Square and Windmill Shores.

For more information or for any updates to the Truck Fogging Schedule, please call the Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline at (757) 393-8666.

Residents, please eliminate mosquito-breeding areas around your property and neighborhood.  TIP the water from items tha...
10/25/2022

Residents, please eliminate mosquito-breeding areas around your property and neighborhood. TIP the water from items that hold even the smallest amounts of water like toys, tarps, empty flower pots, baby pools, birdbaths, etc.…and TOSS trash and debris that can collect water.

In case you missed the Portsmouth Port & Industrial Commission Meeting, you can watch it on YouTube.https://youtu.be/EyI...
10/25/2022

In case you missed the Portsmouth Port & Industrial Commission Meeting, you can watch it on YouTube.
https://youtu.be/EyIS1c3FBvU

Manor Branch Library has closed early today due to the bomb threat this afternoon at Manor High School
10/24/2022

Manor Branch Library has closed early today due to the bomb threat this afternoon at Manor High School

The Mosquito Control Division announces the Truck Fogging Schedule for the evening of October 24. 2022, wind and weather...
10/24/2022

The Mosquito Control Division announces the Truck Fogging Schedule for the evening of October 24. 2022, wind and weather permitting. Beekeepers in the affected areas should keep bees covered during spraying operations, and people with known allergies should stay indoors.
The following neighborhoods in Route 1 are scheduled for fogging: Southampton, River Shores, Merrifields, Edgefield, Brandon Square and Windmill Shores
For more information or for any updates to the Truck Fogging Schedule, please call the Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline at (757) 393-8666.

The Olde Towne Ghost Walk returns for its 40th anniversary Friday, October 28, at 6:15 p.m. Tour starts at Trinity Episc...
10/24/2022

The Olde Towne Ghost Walk returns for its 40th anniversary Friday, October 28, at 6:15 p.m. Tour starts at Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St. Ghosts of the Olde Towne Ghost Walk tell their tales of love, loss, murder and mayhem! For more information, visit www.portsmouthghostwalk.org, or call the Ghost Walk Hotline at 757-805-1526.

Street to Close:  Ericsson Street between Gillis Road and Dahlgren Avenue.  This is a 24-hour closure. Date/Time:  Octob...
10/23/2022

Street to Close: Ericsson Street between Gillis Road and Dahlgren Avenue. This is a 24-hour closure.

Date/Time: October 24, 2022 - December 16, 2022

The work is being done for the Department of Public Utilities by Kevcor Contracting and the purpose of the work is to replace the sewer main. For more information about this closure, please call the Department of Engineering at (757) 393-8592.

Street to Close:  Ericsson Street between Gillis Road and Dahlgren Avenue.  This is a 24-hour closure. Date/Time:  Octob...
10/22/2022

Street to Close: Ericsson Street between Gillis Road and Dahlgren Avenue. This is a 24-hour closure.

Date/Time: October 24, 2022 - December 16, 2022

The work is being done for the Department of Public Utilities by Kevcor Contracting and the purpose of the work is to replace the sewer main. For more information about this closure, please call the Department of Engineering at (757) 393-8592.

Join us for the Harvest Festival Saturday, October 22, 2022
10/21/2022

Join us for the Harvest Festival Saturday, October 22, 2022

Join us Saturday, October 29th, for Fire Prevention Community day. It could save your life.
10/20/2022

Join us Saturday, October 29th, for Fire Prevention Community day. It could save your life.

In case you missed Missy Elliott Day in Portsmouth Virginia, we have assembled video clips of this fantastic event.https...
10/19/2022

In case you missed Missy Elliott Day in Portsmouth Virginia, we have assembled video clips of this fantastic event.
https://youtu.be/U4J4Ud65dws

Entertainment Includes: Live DJ &music, Children's games, crafts, and candy, Costume Contest, Photo Booth, Bounce houses...
10/18/2022

Entertainment Includes: Live DJ &music, Children's games, crafts, and candy, Costume Contest, Photo Booth, Bounce houses, food vendors.
For more information call 757-393-8481

Photos from Missy Elliott's post
10/18/2022

Photos from Missy Elliott's post

Photos from Portsmouth Public Schools's post
10/18/2022

Photos from Portsmouth Public Schools's post

Photos from The Virginian-Pilot's post
10/18/2022

Photos from The Virginian-Pilot's post

Join us for the Harvest Festival Saturday, October 22, 2022
10/17/2022

Join us for the Harvest Festival Saturday, October 22, 2022

The Olde Towne Ghost Walk returns for its 40th anniversary Friday, October 28, at 6:15 p.m. Tour starts at Trinity Episc...
10/17/2022

The Olde Towne Ghost Walk returns for its 40th anniversary Friday, October 28, at 6:15 p.m. Tour starts at Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St. Ghosts of the Olde Towne Ghost Walk tell their tales of love, loss, murder and mayhem! For more information, visit www.portsmouthghostwalk.org, or call the Ghost Walk Hotline at 757-805-1526.

The Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill is taking place on October 20 at 10:20 a.m. Join millions of others as they do the "...
10/17/2022

The Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill is taking place on October 20 at 10:20 a.m. Join millions of others as they do the "Drop or Lock, Cover, and Hold On" drill. Everyone everywhere can participate. To register yourself or your organization, visit www.ShakeOut.org/register

You're invited to join us! For the Breast Cancer Awareness RallyThursday, October 20, 20224:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
10/17/2022

You're invited to join us!
For the Breast Cancer Awareness Rally
Thursday, October 20, 2022
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Traffic AdvisoryOctober 14, 2022DriveERT WEEKLY LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULEFrom Friday, October 14 to Friday, October 21Below ...
10/14/2022

Traffic Advisory

October 14, 2022
DriveERT WEEKLY LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULE
From Friday, October 14 to Friday, October 21

Below is a list of significant tunnel/lane closures for the Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC) facilities.
All work is dependent upon weather conditions and closure dates are subject to change.

For updates,follow us on Twitter

US 58 East Midtown Tunnel: Full closure in the Midtown Tunnel eastbound on Sunday, October 16
from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel westbound on
Wednesday, October 19 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

I-264 West Downtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Downtown Tunnel westbound on
Monday, October 17 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

I-264 East Downtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Downtown Tunnel eastbound on
Tuesday, October 18 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Please join us tomorrow for a free health screening and a conversation with Senator Louise Lucas and Delegate Don Scott
10/13/2022

Please join us tomorrow for a free health screening and a conversation with Senator Louise Lucas and Delegate Don Scott

The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center will be working in partnership with The Daffodil Project and Am Yisrael Chai to bu...
10/12/2022

The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center will be working in partnership with The Daffodil Project and Am Yisrael Chai to build a worldwide Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils in memory of the children who perished in the Holocaust and in support for children suffering in humanitarian crises in the world today.

How Can You Help?
They will be planting on Sunday, October 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The rain date will be on Sunday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. They need volunteers to help plant bulbs. You can also sponsor the project and donate bulbs. Sponsors will be recognized. The goal is to plant 1,000 bulbs.

For more information email: [email protected] or call us at 757-391-9266 or click the following link: http://ow.ly/4Lpq50KRz5X

Entertainment Includes: Live DJ &music, Children's games, crafts, and candy, Costume Contest, Photo Booth, Bounce houses...
10/12/2022

Entertainment Includes: Live DJ &music, Children's games, crafts, and candy, Costume Contest, Photo Booth, Bounce houses, food vendors.
For more information call 757-393-8481

In honor of Fire Prevention Week, Portsmouth Fire Rescue & Emergency Services will host a community day at the Portsmout...
10/12/2022

In honor of Fire Prevention Week, Portsmouth Fire Rescue & Emergency Services will host a community day at the Portsmouth Sportsplex located at 1801 Portsmouth Blvd Portsmouth, Va. 23704 on Saturday, October 15th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be outdoor activities for everyone, hands-only CPR training, fall risk and fire prevention information sessions, food, bounce houses, music, and more. This event is free for the public.

If you missed the Portsmouth City Council meeting last night, you could watch it on the city of Portsmouth's YouTube cha...
10/12/2022

If you missed the Portsmouth City Council meeting last night, you could watch it on the city of Portsmouth's YouTube channel.
https://youtu.be/87WCYu6Qf3g

If you missed this informative work session, you could watch it on the city of Portsmouth's YouTube channel.https://yout...
10/12/2022

If you missed this informative work session, you could watch it on the city of Portsmouth's YouTube channel.
https://youtu.be/gsPeYqFKKRE

The Olde Towne Ghost Walk returns for its 40th anniversary Friday, October 28, at 6:15 p.m. Tour starts at Trinity Episc...
10/12/2022

The Olde Towne Ghost Walk returns for its 40th anniversary Friday, October 28, at 6:15 p.m. Tour starts at Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St. Ghosts of the Olde Towne Ghost Walk tell their tales of love, loss, murder and mayhem! For more information, visit www.portsmouthghostwalk.org, or call the Ghost Walk Hotline at 757-805-1526.

October 9-15 is the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week “Fire Won’t Wait; Plan Your Escape.” Portsmouth Fire Rescu...
10/12/2022

October 9-15 is the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week
“Fire Won’t Wait; Plan Your Escape.”
Portsmouth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services created a short video with lifesaving information.
https://youtu.be/1T5JvW1EVYI

The Portsmouth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services will host a Community Day Event celebrating Fire Prevention Week on Oc...
10/11/2022

The Portsmouth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services will host a Community Day Event celebrating Fire Prevention Week on October 15, 2022. The event is located at the Portsmouth Sportsplex from 11 am to 2 pm. We will provide education on Fire and EMS prevention, including hands-only CPR. Please see our attached flyer for more information.

Join us for the Little Big Bandfree concert Wednesday October 12, 2022 6pm-7:30pm at the Portsmouth Arts and Cultural Ce...
10/10/2022

Join us for the Little Big Bandfree concert Wednesday October 12, 2022 6pm-7:30pm at the Portsmouth Arts and Cultural Center.

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801 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA
23704

Opening Hours

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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Who is suppose to check messages??
Standing by for the council work session at 4 PM.
The Circuit Court Clerk Record Room is closed until Monday January 25?? Really?
When someone at the Portsmouth Health Department forgets to change the name of the city they stole from their website 🤦🏼🤣🤦🏼🤣🤦🏼
I am the Medical Director, LPN for 5 Star Residential Care in Chesapeake, Virginia. I have been with the company since the beginning, actually 4 years.
We are presently redesigning a large 8 bedroom home in Chesapeake. We will be able to house high medical residents. We are accepting individuals with Ventilators, Trachs and J/G Tubes. If you aware of any individuals with ID Medicaid Waivers please call me. My number is 757-620-1404.
We are hiring immediately for Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants for the new home
Thank You
Steve Tears
Medical Director
5 Star Residential
Portsmouth needs to post a cop here in the morning for people making illegal turns.
FIRED your police chief - a highly competent, black woman - for applying the law to criminals!!!????? WOW!! Good luck with that. What a bunch of FOOLS!
What ever happened to the water taxi?!?! The owner's name was Squire I believe....
Waiting for the link to appear magically.
These politicians running Hampton Roads need to be shown the door. All of them.

Both of my buses home are not running, because its a Sunday, and apparently its still the 1950s in Hampton Roads.

Like, no one has to go anywhere on a Sunday?!

Dafuq is wrong with ya’ll.
Good afternoon Portsmouth. In the wake of covid 19 and potential long lines, would it be possible to get drop off ballot boxes at voting precincts to encourage social distancing and for those who may not have access to the drop box at city hall?
Where's the link for the special virtual called meeting at noon today?
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