Ultimate cost of DePaul will be borne by Norfolk residents

July 10, 2008

Local political blogger, Vivian Paige points out that

Fire Chief Loy Senter brought up the fact that a smaller DePaul hospital with fewer services will result in the routing of emergency patients to a hospital that is further away from them – either Leigh or Norfolk General. That will mean longer wait times for service. Ultimately, Norfolk citizens will have two choices: wait longer or pony up more money for more rescue positions. We all know how that will turn out.

Vivian’s message is the same as ours: Let your voice be heard.  Contact these people and let them know how you feel.

Read Vivian’s entire post for all of her thoughts on the DePaul matter: Depaul removes 30 beds from service

Graffitti meeting scheduled in Denby Park on July 26 10-11a.m.

July 10, 2008

UPDATE July 10, 2008 7:35 p.m.

From: Burley, Galina
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 2:41 PM
Subject: TAG-OUT Graffiti Abatement Pilot Program
Importance: Low

TAG-OUT Graffiti Abatement Pilot Program
To Report Graffiti call 757-664-6510

Graffiti Factoid! The term graffiti comes from the Greek word graphein, which means, “to write”. Graffiti today ranges from simple, one-color monikers (like a nickname), called “tags”, repeated on many surfaces to complex compositions of several colors.

In Norfolk, about 80% of graffiti is tagger graffiti. Graffiti is the most common type of vandalism according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The most effective way to prevent graffiti is to remove it promptly. While this may be difficult, studies show that removal within 24 to 48 hours results in a nearly zero rate of reoccurrence.



Become a Graffiti Spotter! Report areas and locations of graffiti to the Hotline at 757-664-6510. Please include the address of the tagged site/or the closest intersection.

Stop Vandalism – Get a Reward!

Report graffiti vandals and vandalism through the Graffiti Hotline. Graffiti is a crime and violators can be prosecuted. You may be eligible for a reward.

Volunteer! AND Work with Neighbors

Paint Out events
to paint those areas that are routinely “tagged”. The City will provide paint and materials for these events.

Adopt-A-Location–residents choose a location and agree to maintain it graffiti-free for a minimum of three months.

TAG-OUT Captain–act as community liaison for their area and main contact with City staff to ensure paint supplies and materials are available and to help organize events.

Fro more information call 757-823-4210 or email CommunityOutreach@norfolk.gov

Galina Burley, Bureau Manager
Bureau of Community Outreach
400 Granby, 4th floor
Norfolk VA 23510

web – http://www.norfolk.gov/Neighborhoods/

New playground to be built in Denby Park

July 10, 2008

Red Sector Patrol Division meeting set for Friday

July 7, 2008

The next Red Sector meeting will be July 11, 2008  from 11:00AM to 12:00PM

at the Norfolk Workforce Community Center on E. Little Creek Road.

The speaker will be Harry Kenyon, public relation manager from the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

Mr. Kenyon will speak on such topics as Emergency evacuation, Current projects, Smart Traffic Center and more.

Come have lunch with us this July 11.

Hope to see you there.


Officer Curtis Jackson

MPO Beverly Hubbard

CEO of Bon Secours to meet with Mayor Fraim to discuss DePaul Hospital

July 6, 2008

The CEO of Bon Secours will meet with Mayor Fraim on Monday to discuss the impasse between Norfolk and Bon Secours on their different positions for the number of beds at the new DePaul Medical Center.  The City withdrew its support for a new 64 bed Depaul Medical Center with fewer services in June in favor of a new 134 bed DePaul with more services after receiving the recommended findings of a Northern Virginia consulting firm.

Bon Secours Health Systems website published:

Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, Maryland, a $2.4 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages, or joint ventures 18 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, five assisted living facilities, and 15  home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 16,000 caregivers help people  in seven states, primarily on the East Coast.

 At the end of an article on DePaul in the business section of Sunday’s Virginian-Pilot,  the need for a meeting betwen the City and Bon Secours was discussed:

In the end, Holbrook, the advocate for a larger DePaul, wishes the key players would get together with the intent to resolve this disagreement.

“The city needs to sit down with DePaul and Sentara and figure out what the best mix is for Norfolk,” he said.

A meeting of the Friends of DePaul Hospital will be called on Monday afternoon to hear and discuss the outcome of the meeting between Mayor Fraim and Bon Secours. When the time and place of this meeting is announced Monday, www.wardscornernow.com will post the meeting information.

Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2008

Norfolk Collegiate gets new headmaster

July 4, 2008

On Tuesday, June 1, Scott Kennedy became headmaster at Norfolk Collegiate School. Mr. Kennedy succeeds William “Will” King who retired after 20 years of service to the school.

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