December 26, 2008
Leanne Perry owner of the Pearle Vision Center in the Midtown Shopping Center wrote Friday, December 26th, 2008:
I just thought I’d share with you that Pearle Vision was burglarized
this morning at approx. 7:40am. Luckily nothing was stolen. The person
broke in upstairs through on old window and when he tried to come
downstairs the alarm sounded and scared him off. We were grateful for
that. The police took a report and forensics got a few prints so
hopefully this person will be caught! Just wanted to pass this along.
Leanne Perry, A.B.O.C.
December 13, 2008
Dear Greater Wards Corner Partnership Area Neighbors and Friends,
On Monday December 15th at 645PM Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott will speak before the Wards Corner Civic League at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center. His Congressional District encompasses much of the Greater Wards Corner area. As President of the Wards Corner Civic League I am cordially inviting you to attend our civic league meeting and hear what Congressman Scott has to say and have a chance to meet and ask him your questions. While we have been trying to get him to speak to our members for the last two months it wasn’t until Friday afternoon that I was called by his office and told that he would be available to attend our meeting. Hence the short notice. Since he hasn’t been to our meeting in some time please take this opportunity to come out and hear him. I am sure he will have a lot to say about the current situation/s in Washington as we prepare to inaugurate a new President. I have also invited Senator Northam, Delegate Miller and our city council representatives. We look forward to seeing you there Monday night.
Wards Corner Civic League
December 10, 2008
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has scheduled a citizen information meeting tonight on possible Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) congestion solutions.
Transportation officials will outline a Draft Expansion Feasibility Study of the Hampton Roads crossing on Interstate 64 and present several preliminary concepts for the expansion of the interstate network.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Granby High School
7101 Granby Street
The citizen information meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a project presentation at 7:00 p.m., followed by a question and answer period.
December 9, 2008
From the Virginian-Pilot:
Police are investigating a shooting in the 600 block of Thole Street.
According to police a man was shot outside a Tinee Giant convenience store about 4:30 p.m. during what may have been an attempted robbery. The man’s injuries are not considering life-threatening, police said.
The shooting is under investigation.
This shooting happened on December 8, 2008.
December 2, 2008
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
Bon Secours will announce today that they will partner with Sentara on a Princess Anne, Virginia Beach Hospital. Both Bon Secours and Sentara had proposed two new hospitals for the Princess Anne area of Virginia Beach. Hopefully, this will free up cash for Bon Secours to develop a world class health campus at the new DePaul Medical Center.
December 1, 2008
The Virginian-Pilot reports that City Council will review 81 active neighborhood plans. One plan has been in existence since 1957. Reginia Williams said,
“Our residents are beginning to express dissatisfaction,” she said. “When plans are established, our residents have expectations that they will be implemented.”
Several plans have been designated as safe,
What seems certain is that major neighborhood initiatives in Wards Corner, Broad Creek, Southside and Fairmount Park will survive.
City Planning Director Frank Duke said the fate of 19 plans must be decided by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s board of commissioners. That leaves 62 in the hands of the City Council.