Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Leonard E. Colvin

Recently Norfolk Mayor Kenneth C. Alexander delivered his first “State of the City”  address outlining his administration’s achievements, frustrations and  future goals for continued growth of the city. A week earlier, he had conducted an hour-long interview with the New Journal ...

Often a member will come to the floor of the House of Representatives and deliver a speech that focuses on an event or figure of importance to them. Recently in the case of  Congressman Robert Scott of Virginia, he stood ...

Just over a year ago on May 3, 2016, for the first time in its four centuries of existence, Norfolk elected its first African-American  Mayor, ushering in a new era in politics and leadership. Weeks later Kenneth Cooper Alexander was ...

The Trump Administration’s first budget blueprint  has proposed slashing about $54 billion from  domestic spending programs and shifting that money to the Department of Defense (DOD). Consequently, the DOD Authorization  Bill of 2018 is getting a lot of attention from various ...

Throughout 2017, the U.S. Navy is observing the centennial anniversary of the opening and dedication of the Norfolk Naval Base/Station. In the coming weeks, the New Journal and Guide will be presenting a series of articles detailing told and untold stories ...

It has not been a lead story on any of the  6 p.m. newscasts, front pages of the local daily or  blasted on Facebook, but the Family Dollar Store at 2561 Tidewater Drive in Norfolk is closing. Last Saturday I ...

Portsmouth Councilman Mark Whitaker has pleaded not guilty after he was indicted  by a special grand jury on April 20. Whitaker faces charges related to his business activities at a development company affiliated with New Bethel Baptist Church where he ...
Anthony Burfoot

A motion was filed this week to remove Anthony Burfoot as Norfolk Treasurer, following his sentencing to six years in prison. Burfoot was suspended from the position by a Norfolk judge in February. On Monday, April 17, U.S. District Judge ...

Virginia U.S. Congressman Donald R. McEachin and President  Donald J. Trump have at least two things in common: having won elections last November is one of them. Also, since being sworn into their respective offices 17 days apart in January, ...

It’s around  8 p.m. on a warm spring Tuesday night at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Norfolk. Oneiceia Howard is hard at work  fielding and answering questions before members of  Barraud Park, Cottage Heights and Lindenwood Civic League. That  night she ...