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New boardwalk opens Saturday in Newport News

(HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of the City of Newport News)
(HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of the City of Newport News)

NEWPORT NEWS — The city and the Newport News Redevelopment Housing Authority will celebrate King-Lincoln Park’s new boardwalk with a ribbon cutting and concert on Saturday.

The ribbon cutting will be at King-Lincoln Park, 600 Jefferson Ave. at 4 p.m.

The boardwalk, located in the Marshall-Ridley neighborhood in the southeast community of Newport News, was funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Redevelopment Authority as part of the federal government’s choice neighborhood planning grant to “revitalize and transform a portion of the southeast community,” according to its website.

After the ribbon cutting, there will be a concert to celebrate the downtown community with a DJ Moby starting at 5 p.m. The Unifics, an R&B/Soul musical group from Washington, D.C., will also perform.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit the Newport News Choice website.

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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