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Photo by Paul Bibeau. Wayne Lynch, father of Donovon Lynch, and Elisheba Harris, mother of Deshayla Harris, hold portraits of their children. Donovon Lynch and Deshayla Harris died in shootings at the Oceanfront last year.

A month ago the city put out a request for law firms to advise the citizen review board. There aren’t any bidders yet, so the city has extended its deadline.

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Under a conservation deed, the city can’t build much on the 88 acres. But residents can likely expect trails and a kayak launch. 

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This rendering shows the planned commemoration of the end of Massive Resistance at its location in Norfolk’s Flatiron Park. (Courtesy of the City of Norfolk)

Norfolk was an epicenter of resistance to racial integration of schools after Brown v. Board of Education. Soon, that history will be publicly displayed.

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The Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool, created by Old Dominion University, William & Mary and the University of Virginia, aims to provide expertise for communities with fewer resources to address flooding issues.

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Gina Slayton (left) delivers baby formula to a mother in Virginia Beach who’d been struggling to find it. (Photo by Ryan Murphy)

Baby formula has disappeared from store shelves and parents across Hampton Roads are growing desperate.

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Last year Virginia Beach, like localities across the country, got funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help communities hit hardest by the pandemic. City officials say they’re taking time to make lasting change.

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Building Resilient Solutions received a grant from Norfolk nonprofit RISE to study which building materials best withstand rising waters. They’re working out of a new lab in Suffolk and a home in Chesterfield Heights.

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Riverside’s psychiatric emergency department will be the first in the region when it opens late in 2023. (Rendering courtesy of Riverside Health System)

The facility aims to cut the time to treatment for those in crisis and ease the pressure on the region's hospital emergency rooms.

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