Sunday, April 21, 2024

ICYMI: Nurse on the frontlines, police oversight, Williamsburg’s Confederate memorial and more

It’s been a very hectic news cycle, a trifecta of sorts – the coronavirus, the economy and George Floyd protests.

With dozens of stories everyday, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Here are some of WYDaily’s most-read stories so you can get in on the conversation:

Nurse on the frontlines

After Katherine “Katy” Dean was furloughed in March and could not find a job in her field, she found herself applying for a position in New York City at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE

Coronavirus on the frontlines: A Williamsburg nurse’s experience in NYC

Police oversight

As the death of George Floyd causes uproar over police brutality across the country, various localities are starting civilian review boards to make a change. READ MORE

Police oversight: Is a civilian review board needed in the Historic Triangle?

Williamsburg’s Confederate memorial

The Williamsburg City Council discussed starting the process of removing the Confederate memorial in Bicentennial Park. READ MORE

Williamsburg City Council mulls removal of Confederate memorial

Black history 101

There will be a new curriculum to educate students in Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools about race, African American history and culture. READ MORE

Black History 101: Local school districts plan to tackle race relations in the classroom


It appears the Confederate memorial at Bicentennial Park in Williamsburg had been vandalized. READ MORE

Confederate memorial at Bicentennial Park vandalized

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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