Friday, July 1, 2022

ICYMI: Jail library, new life for old building, more money for schools, offshore drilling, crime stats

Might as well read

The inmates enjoy the jail’s reading program for a variety of reasons: It relieves boredom, they learn, some just like to read, and “it helps them pass the time.” READ MORE.

An old building for a new beginning

After years of revolving business uses, vacancy and neglect, the historic Hampton Post Office has sprung back to life. The East Queen Street landmark, open since January 2017 as an event venue, now is not only booked most weekends but two or three days during the week. READ MORE.

More money for schools

Newport News’ general fund increased to $486.5 million, a $451,000 increase from 2018. READ MORE.

A bad idea

To help readers understand the impact that oil rigs sitting off our coast might have to the Navy that sails those waters, Southside Daily, HNNDaily’s sister publication, interviewed Joseph Bouchard, PhD, who retired from the Navy in 2003 as a captain. During his 27 years of active duty service, Bouchard served as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer and commanded the destroyer USS Oldendorf. Bouchard also served as commander of Naval Station Norfolk from 2000-2003. READ MORE.

The numbers don’t lie

Newport News released its crime statistics (January-March) for this year. Here are some highlights. READ MORE.

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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