Wednesday, June 7, 2023

ICYMI: Game changer, better future, British goods, Fast Forward, clean pools, and more

A ‘game changer’

The visitors center will be in the former Coast Artillery School Library. The building, which is within walking distance of Continental Park and near the Casemate Museum, has been vacant since 2011. READ MORE.

A show-of-force

The objective of the meeting was to establish a comprehensive long-range planning and development vision to stabilize the neighborhood and attract new investment. READ MORE.

Something British

Jacqueline Taylor said the shop provides all British merchandise that ranges from food to tea towels to British-themed trinkets. READ MORE.

Fast Forward

The purpose of the Workforce Development Department and the Fast Forward program is to provide customized training that employers need to have a reliable, skilled workforce at their companies. READ MORE.

Is that pool clean?

Another way the city keeps the water clean, especially when there are a lot of people in and out of the pool, is by backwashing the filters. READ MORE.

Other stories people were talking about:

ODU professor surveying surfers in Virginia and North Carolina

The study builds off topics she has done previous research on, such as connection to place and localism. READ MORE.

Unsafe sleep environments remain deadly for Hampton Roads infants

An unsafe sleep environment occurs when a child, usually an infant, is allowed to sleep any place, or on any surface, that is not intended for infant sleeping, or with items in their bed that shouldn’t be there, such as blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, or baby dolls. READ MORE.

For the HRBT project, it’s going to be the bored-tunnel method

Last week, both competing teams-Hampton Roads Capacity Constructors and Hampton Roads Connector Partners notified VDOT they selected the bored-tunnel method as the basis for their bid proposals, which will be submitted in late 2018. READ MORE.

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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