Friday, October 7, 2022

ICYMI: New development, gun crimes, money for school projects, Police Museum, addressing crime, and more

A development, a gateway

The plans are for what the developer calls a “suburban-urban” apartment complex called Monroe Gates that will continue the revitalization of downtown Phoebus and serve as a gateway to Fort Monroe. READ MORE.

Easier with maps

Here you can see where the crimes have taken place as well as see which crimes are homicides vs. shootings (injuries or otherwise). READ MORE.

Money for projects

The primary purpose is to fund programs that teachers would normally have to buy out-of-pocket. READ MORE.

Hampton Police history

Learn about Hampton’s Police history in this little-known museum. Visitors are also encouraged to ask about the various programs the center offers as well as general inquiries about public safety. READ MORE.

A meeting with the chief

More than 40 residents attended, including members of the local neighborhood watch group, Shore Patrol. READ MORE.

Other stories people were talking about:

Meet Hampton’s own USA Special Olympian

Venezia Arielle Jimenez was one of 46 athletes, 18 coaches, two youth leaders and four Special Olympics staff members to make the journey to Seattle this past summer. READ MORE.

Huntington Ingalls lands $165.5 million contract

The shipbuilding company won the contract as part of the Navy’s LX(R) Replacement Program, that started in 2016. The goal: To replace the retiring LSD 41/49 Class ships, according to a Navy pre-solicitation announcement. READ MORE.

There’s a fire ant quarantine in South Hampton Roads. Here’s what it means

Stretching from James City County all the way to Virginia Beach, the quarantine, which went into effect in 2009, has limited the import and export of hay, sod, nursery plants and more in the area for nearly a decade. 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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