Thursday, February 29, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: New apartments, public art, memorial tree 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.

Phoebus construction

Monroe Gates, the proposed newest apartment complex in Phoebus, was supposed to start construction earlier this year. So what’s the hold up? READ MORE.

Here’s an update on the apartment complex in Phoebus

Art sculptures

From granite to bronze, these large sculptures are found throughout the city from the entrance to the Newport News – Williamsburg International Airport to the turn circle of Christopher Newport University. But what are these sculptures for and how did they get there? READ MORE.

This foundation is putting sculptures across the city. Here’s why

Noah Tomlin

The memorial site in honor of Noah Tomlin, the missing toddler from Buckroe Beach who was found dead at the city’s steam plant, caught fire early Monday, the Hampton Fire Department said. READ MORE.

Noah Tomlin’s memorial tree caught fire. Here’s what fire officials said about it

Firehouse cafe

Firehouse Coffee 1881, a breakfast spot which opened at Fort Monroe in 2017, has new owners. READ MORE.

This old firehouse turned-breakfast coffee shop is undergoing some changes

OSHA investigation

The Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, received a serious violation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration office in Norfolk after a shipyard employee fell and died from his injuries three weeks later in the hospital. READ MORE.

Remember the shipyard worker who was hurt on the job and died weeks later? Here’s what OSHA found

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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