In the years surrounding Jackie Robinson’s well-known crossing of Major League Baseball’s “color line” in 1947, players like Joseph “Mickey” Brown, Charles Peete, and Brooks Lawrence were cementing their reputations in Portsmouth’s Black baseball scene.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is currently predicting that a winter storm will begin to impact our area with snow beginning on Friday night. Portsmouth’s Emergency Management and Public Works are actively engaged and monitoring the storm's track.
Congratulations to the 2021 Portsmouth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Paramedic of the Year EMS Supervisor Thomas Sasso and to the Portsmouth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Firefighter of the Year, Firefighter T. C. Sessoms.
Dr. Alexander Benitez has joined Portsmouth effective January 20, as the new Director of Museums and Tourism. Benitez joins the city after more than 30 years of experience working for various state and university museums, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Stephen Davis joined the City of Portsmouth family January 24, 2022, as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator with the Office of Emergency Management.
Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure!, an interactive exhibit based on the popular PBS Kids series, will open at the Children’s Museum of Virginia Saturday, February 5, 2022.
PLEASE STAY INFORMED . . . As a reminder, the 5 Ways to Stay Informed flyer is included below, should the City have weather-related announcements. Also, remember the important keys: Make a Kit (for home and for vehicles), Make a Plan, Stay Informed.
The City of Portsmouth and its agencies are partnering with Healthier757– an initiative with the primary goal to improve the health of our citizens and the economic prosperity of our region.