March 27, 2009
Wards Corner Now received the following two emails from our P.A.C.E officers:
Could you please spread the word to everyone in the Wards Corner area that we are seeing an increase of robbery of individuals? Lt. Hungerford has 2 extra CRO’s and extra patrol officers working the Wards Corner area as well as the apartments along W. Little Creek Rd. in the evening and late night hours for criminal enforcement.
Please call Officer Jackson 831-3484 for any concerns or questions.
Would you please put this on the Wards Corner NOW
As a proactive policing measure, the Third Patrol Division has assigned a dedicated police car to the Wards Corner area in response to the rash of robberies that have occurred in the past week. There has been one attempted robbery to an individual and three individuals robbed. One business was also robbed. All the robberies have occurred late at night and are currently under investigation.
Lt Roger Hungerford
March 10, 2009
WARDS CORNER KICK-OFF PARTY!!!
2009 GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN-UP(TM)
DATE: Saturday, March 28th
(rain date April 4)
WHERE/WHEN to Meet: North Shore Sports & Physical Therapy
7419 Granby St. (next to ATC Fitness)
8:30-9:00 registration & breakfast
CLEAN OUR CORNER: 9:00 – 11:30 AM
RSVP: Call Laura at 489-5820.
Trash bags, safety vests, gloves & refreshments provided. All volunteers will be eligible to win one of many Great American Clean-up Prizes!
March 6, 2009
Some of you may have noticed that “islands” have been painted on Newport Ave with yellow paint. These “islands” have been discussed at length over the last few months as a part of a years-long process to slow speeding on Newport Ave. The process has included multiple meetings with the city’s Transportation Engineer and the Talbot Park and Wards Corner civic leagues.
One of the results of the discussions was that the residents who live near and along Newport Ave did not want the yellow “islands” because they are unsightly for a residential area and were, according to the city, unproven solutions.
Unfortunately, the City of Norfolk mistakenly painted the yellow “islands” earlier this week proving our worst fears. The “islands” are indeed unsightly and, based on our objective standard of standing and watching the traffic, failed to slow the traffic at all. Most drivers drive right over the “islands” as if they are not there.
The City has admitted that the installation of the islands was a mistake and has agreed to remove them. Further, a representative from the City Managers office has agreed, pending Council approval, to do the following:
- Removing the yellow “islands” that were mistakenly placed this week
- Install 4 way stop signs at North Shore Road and Talbot Hall Road
- Install 3 way stop signs at Kingsley and Newport Ave
- Install “Children at Play” and “New Traffic Pattern” signs
- Possibly install stop signs at the Warren Street intersection
- Further study and find a solution to make the Granby Elementary crosswalk safer
- Set a long term goal of installing landscaped medians along Newport Ave
A special thanks to the City Managers office for agreeing to move forward on these issues.
March 4, 2009
Officer Curtis Jackson asked that I get out the following:
There was an attempted robbery to the Money Mark Check Cashing 143 W. Little Creek Rd today at 9:43AM.
A white male that was found to be from another state was arrested by police inside the business before the man could get any money. We wanted to let everyone in Wards Corner know about this.