Attempted Burglary in Suburban Acres

October 28, 2009

Received from the Suburban Acres Civic League:

Yesterday [10/27/09] around noon time there was an attempted burglary at 223 Glen Echo Drive.  The Police were very quick in their response to the alarm company alert.  Residents were not at home.  The would be robbers attempted to kick in the back door.  No further details available at this time.


Home invasion in Talbot Park

October 28, 2009

Received from the Talbot Park Civic League:

Good morning Talbot Park:

Please be advised that we a had a home invasion yesterday [10/27/09] afternoon sometime between 12:30 and 3pm in the 200 block of Oak Grove Ave. No one was home at the time and no one was injured. The police are investigating this.

We will have a civic league meeting next Tuesday at the Royster Memorial Church- 7pm start time.

Please make every effort to attend.


Partnership Meeting

October 19, 2009

Elyse Kalfus writes in with the following:

Get involved and be part of the Re-Vitalization effort in The Greater Wards Corner Partnership Area.
Join the Greater Wards Corner Partnership

Meeting:               Thursday, October 22, 2009
Location:              Workforce Development Center
201 E. Little Creek Road
(next to Kroger)
Time:                  7:00 p.m.  –  8:30 p.m.

Guest Speakers:          Attorney Joe Waldo & Thelma Drake
What tools we can use to clean up blight in Denby Park.


No Spook-tacular this year

October 18, 2009

Wards Corner Now received the following note regarding the Spook-tacular:

The Greater Wards Corner Business Association will
not be having their annual Kid Safe Halloween Spook-tacular this year.

We hope you all have a very happy, fun filled and safe Halloween.

From all of us at The Greater Wards Corner Business Association.


14 students arrested at Granby High School

October 15, 2009

Granby High School

Pilot Online is reporting that 14 students were arrested Thursday morning after the school called Police to break up several fights. 20 police officers responded. There is an ongoing investigation.


Fix It! Trade Show to be held at Workforce Development Center

October 15, 2009

Fix It Trade Show Flyer
Fix It Trade Show


2nd Precinct Groundbreaking

October 14, 2009

Norfolk Police Department
2nd Precinct Groundbreaking

Join us as we kick off construction for the new
2nd Precinct for the Norfolk Police Department

Monday, October 19, 2009

11:00 am

901 Asbury Ave.
(Next to Oakwood Elementary in the
Central Business Park)

Call 353-7392 for more information


Candidate Forum – October 19, 2009

October 7, 2009

Jim English, President of the Wards Corner Civic League, is extending an invitation to the entire Partnership to attend a Candidate Forum at the Civic League’s October meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for October 19, 2009 at 6:45pm at the Fitness and Wellness Center.

The following candidates have been invited to the forum:

87th District House of Delegates

D  Paula J. Miller, Incumbent

R  John N. Amiral

89th District House of Delegates:

D  Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Incumbent

I  Anthony J. “Trip” Triplin

Sheriff  – City of Norfolk

D Robert J. McCabe, Incumbent

I  Sean C. Jones

Commissioner of the Revenue  – City of Norfolk

D Sharon M. McDonald, Incumbent

I Douglas E. Knack

Treasurer – City of Norfolk

D Thomas Moss, Incumbent


Raze the Apartments

October 5, 2009

Revonna Bieber of Monticello Village writes in with the following:

According to the NRHA Fall 2009 issue of “Neighborhood Patterns [PDF]” On Wednesday morning, April 15, a blighted 16-unit apartment building at 9430 First View Street was razed.   In its place, three single family homes will be built, bringing about a much needed change according to local residents and West Ocean View Civic League members.  NRHA purchased the property in July 2008 when 13 of the 16 units were occupied.

The property will be divided into three lots for homes ranging from 1,600 to 1,800 square feet with projected  price ranges of $175,000 to $250,000.   Construction is expected to be complete for all three units by spring 2010.

So why aren’t these improvements being made in our neighborhoods?  Blight is quite apparent, especially in the apartment complexes, in the areas of Denby Park, Monticello Village, and Oakdale Farms.  Why can the city buy and raize apartment buildings in Ocean View, Lamberts Point,on Hampton Boulevard, and Broad Creek but not in Wards Corner?


Jervod Contae Simmons charged with attempted murder

October 1, 2009

The Virginian-Pilot is providing an update to a story we previously reported on here.

Police have identified a 22-year-old man as the one accused of firing shots at officers Monday night while they were searching for a robbery suspect at an apartment complex on Ashlawn Drive.

They arrested Jervod Contae Simmons within minutes of the shooting on nearby East Little Creek Road, and charged him with attempted capital murder, use of a firearm in a felony, and possession of a firearm by a felon, said Master Police Officer Chris Amos, a department spokesman.

The above info can be found on the newspaper’s website here and here.


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