Wednesday, June 7, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: HUD grant, drinking laws, new business and more

With dozens of headlines every week, it’s easy to miss some here and there. Get in on the conversation.

Here are this week’s most-read stories.

Public housing

The city and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority were recently awarded a $30 million grant from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will be used for the Marshall-Ridley neighborhood of the southeast community and other projects outlined in the city’s Transformational plan. READ MORE.

What do Ridley Circle residents want with the $30 million HUD grant?

Beach rules

In Hampton Roads, localities like Williamsburg, York County, James City County, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach have beachfronts, public water access and parks where people can frequent for the holidays. However, not all of those areas allow visitors to drink on the beach. READ MORE. 

Beach, booze. Not so fast

Hair salon

Three Bowls of Color, a hair salon based in Newport News, opened its second salon location in downtown Hampton on May 7. READ MORE.

Newport News hair salon opens a second location ––– in Hampton

Property taxes

Depending on the locality, as a resident you could be paying your property tax anywhere from one or two times a year. Personal property tax is the amount a person pays for their car, truck or motorcycle. READ MORE. 

Ever wonder how your personal property tax is broken down? Well, here you go

Heart attack

The Hampton Fire Department is the latest locality to implement Pulse Point, a CPR lifesaving app which shows the location of someone having a heart attack. READ MORE.

Pulse Point is now in Hampton. What other Hampton Roads cities use the lifesaving app?

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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