Friday, December 9, 2022

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Feeding infants, construction months, workforce center 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 breastfeeding

Gov. Ralph Northam recognized August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Virginia. But is the declaration necessary for those who breastfeed in public and how do the localities handle this issue? READ MORE.

Here’s how the localities deal with breastfeeding in public

Road work

If you have been driving along Jefferson Avenue near Patrick Henry Mall, you may have noticed some orange cones, closed lanes and construction crews. So what’s the deal? READ MORE.

What’s with the construction near Patrick Henry Mall?

STEM center

The city recently cut ribbon for the Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center a workforce development and STEM Education Center. READ MORE.

Newport News opens new workforce, STEM center

Foster grant

On Tuesday, the Petco Foundation gave a $100,000 grant to the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter for its foster care program. READ MORE.

The Peninsula animal shelter just got a huge bonus for this program

Guy Fieri

Food Network star Guy Fieri is coming to his two new restaurants at Power Plant Parkway next week. READ MORE.

Guy Fieri’s coming to town and you might get a chance to meet him

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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