Welcoming a new business to Wards Corner: Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians

November 22, 2013

sentaraI received the following press release today about the new Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians location at Wards Corner that is now open at the corner of Granby and North Shore Road:

Please join us in welcoming Jean Marie Kanyinda, MD to the Sentara Medical Group team! He will be providing care at our new Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians location at Ward’s Corner in Norfolk, opening November 18th. Dr. Kanyinda received his medical degree from the University of Padua, Italy, in 1978. He completed postgraduate training in gastroenterology and finished an internal medicine internship and infectious disease fellowship at Harlem Hospital in New York, NY. He then completed a second fellowship, in special immunology and specifically HIV, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. Dr. Kanyinda comes to us with over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive, quality healthcare.

Jean Marie Mpoy Kanyinda, MD
Internal Medicine
• MD – University of Padua
• Internal Medicine and
Infectious Disease Residencies –
Harlem Hospital
• Certified by the American
Board of Internal Medicine

Mon. & Fri., 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tues. & Thurs., 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed., 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

7401 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505

Jean Marie Mpoy Kanyinda, MD
Internal Medicine


In support of Paula Miller; Vote this Saturday, 11/16/13 10am-2pm @ Granby High

November 12, 2013

It seems as though we are never out of election season here in Norfolk.  When Ralph Northam was elected Lieutenant Governor last week his seat in the Virginia Senate was opened up.  A special election will be held but has not yet been scheduled.

The Democratic Party will be holding a caucus this Saturday, November 16, between 10am and 2pm at Granby High School.  Supporters need only show up, vote, and leave.  The Democratic candidates are: Paula MillerAndria McClellan, and Lynwood Lewis.

paula-miller-150hWhile all three of the Democratic candidates are smart, capable, and would do well in Richmond, Paula Miller would do best for Wards Corner.  Paula has been involved in the effort to revitalize Wards Corner for years.  I have met with her on many occasions where we would exchange ideas and discuss progress with our revitalization efforts.  Not only does Paula live a few miles from Wards Corner, but she often shops here as well.  I am supporting Paula Miller and I encourage you to show up this Saturday at  Granby High and support her as well.

On the Republican side, there will be a canvass held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at the Masonic Temple.  The Republican candidates are: John Coggeshall, Wayne Coleman, and Richard Ottinger.

-Martin Thomas, Jr.

Road closures for marathon in Wards Corner this Sunday

November 5, 2013

The Freedom marathon will be heading through Wards Corner this coming Sunday.  Expect lane closures Sunday morning on W. Little Creek Road and Granby Street.

More information can be found at http://www.freedommarathon.org/

In support of Jim McDonnell

November 3, 2013

Below is a post from Jim English, the President of the Wards Corner Civic League.   It was originally posted on WardsCorner.com

Dear Neighbors,
It is rare that I openly endorse any candidate for public office.  As a fierce independent by nature I will let anyone know what I think (as many of you may know) but I don’t normally commit to endorsing anyone in writing.  That changes this year with Jim McDonnell who is running for Norfolk City Treasurer.  Recently the Virginian Pilot endorsed Jim McDonnell for Norfolk City Treasurer.

I am doing the same. I have worked side by side with Jim McDonnell for the past several years for the betterment of Wards Corner.  I consider him a friend and ally.  He is honest, ethical, open minded and hard working.  He knows the business and financial world better than most people I know.  He is the right choice for Norfolk City Treasurer.  He will work hard to bring respect to the office and break down the barrier between the Treasurers office and the Commissioner of the Revenues office.  A move that is long overdue.  In addition to my endorsement read what the Virginian Pilot and Louis Eisenberg (who I have also worked closely with) have said about Jim McDonnell.

On October 23rd the Virginian Pilot wrote,

In 2010, this page was unable to recommend Anthony Burfoot’s re-election as a city councilman, in part because he was in a position both to collect taxes – as deputy treasurer – and to spend them as a city councilman.

Even though his election would end that conflict, we are left with too many doubts to endorse Burfoot as treasurer.

Instead, we recommend Republican Jim McDonnell, president of the Talbot Park Civic League and a member of the board of the Norfolk Economic Development Authority. McDonnell, a founder of Wards Corner Now, is a financial adviser for Merrill Lynch.

Like Poston, McDonnell has said that rapprochement between the commissioner of revenue and the treasurer is critical to smoothing the city’s financial functions.

“This is a key position in the city – collecting our tax dollars,” McDonnell said. “If you have a problem, that money is gone.”

McDonnell’s criticism of Burfoot centers on the city councilman’s selection by current Treasurer Tom Moss as his successor.

“No. 1, I’m a conservative business guy when it comes to the fiduciary duty of running the office,” McDonnell said. “The second thing is I’m doing this to serve, not to be served.”

McDonnell said he’d work to get senior tax relief completely restored and be more aggressive in collecting delinquent taxes. For his business background, his solid agenda and his lack of conflicts, McDonnell deserves election.

Louis Eisenberg wrote,

On Tuesday, November 5th the voters of the Greater Wards Corner Area will once again have the opportunity to elect “one of our own”.   Jim McDonnell, the President of the Talbot Park Civic League, is on the ballot for the office of Norfolk City Treasurer. Jim McDonnell can be proud of his community leadership and involvement which includes:
• Director of the Norfolk Economic Development Authority
• Norfolk Criminal Justice Board Member
• Member of the Mayor’s Wards Corner Task Force
• Founding Member of Wards Corner Now
• Norfolk Community Development Block Grant Commission Board (2011)
• Norfolk Juror Commissioner (2009-2011)
• Vice-Chairman for Blessed Sacrament’s Parish Council (2007 – 2010)
• 11th Grade Confirmation Teacher for Blessed Sacrament

Jim McDonnell has worked tirelessly for the improvement of the Wards Corner Business District. Today, we see the results of his unflinching and persistent efforts.  As part of Jim McDonnell’s platform for Norfolk City Treasurer, he has set as one of his top priorities the full restoration of Norfolk’s Senior Tax Relief Program. This is very important to the Greater Wards Corner Area’s large senior population.

Being a trusted financial advisor, Jim McDonnell is the right choice to oversee how Norfolk Citizen’s tax dollars are invested.

Jim McDonnell, “one of our own” has earned our vote for the job as Norfolk’s City Treasurer.

Please Vote Jim McDonnell, Tuesday, November 5th.

Thank you.







President, Wards Corner Civic League.

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