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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Noah Tomlin, cancer prevention, community outreach 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.

Horse racing

The anticipation is relentless for customers awaiting Tuesday’s grand opening of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium here on Power Plant Parkway. READ MORE.

Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is opening in Hampton. Here’s when to place your bets

Solar power

The city’s public school system has partnered with Sun Tribe Solar to add solar power panels at five schools. Installation starts in 2020. READ MORE.

Solar power is coming to five schools in Newport News

Public transit

Albert Williams is a Newport News resident who relies on Hampton Roads Transit to get to classes daily at Thomas Nelson Community College. In a recent Newport News City Council meeting, he described how the system is inadequate at best and asked officials to intervene. READ MORE.

To start, this Newport News advocacy group took action in seeking public transportation reform

Hampton toddler

The mother of 2-year-old Noah Tomlin is now charged with murder. The announcement was made during a news conference Thursday by Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney Anton Bell, who also released the boy’s autopsy result. READ MORE.

The autopsy of 2-year-old Noah Tomlin was released: His mother is now charged with murder

Barbershop outreach

As a nurse and an African-American man, Jonathan Romero knows all too well the statistics about black people, especially black men, and their disparaging survival rates after receiving a cancer diagnosis. In an effort to close the gap, Romero has decided to bring health care to a safe and sacred place where he said men openly share information — the local barbershop. READ MORE.

Here’s how these Hampton University students are bringing cancer prevention to black men

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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