Friday, May 25, 2018

Newport News Now 5-25-18

FRIDAY. MAY 25. 2018
Lee Hall Mansion Hosting Two Civil War Van Tours
This summer Lee Hall Mansion is hosting two different Civil War Van tours, one on June 16 and one on July 14, both from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first tour happening in June is titled Submarines, Infernal Machines & Torpedoes. Learn about the technology that foreshadowed warfare in the twentieth century. Tour stops include Lee Hall Mansion, Yorktown, City Point, Deep Bottom, Fort Harrison, and other sites. The second tour happening in July is titled Hampton’s Cattle Raid. Follow General Wade Hampton’s route from Coggins Point to Petersburg with historian J. Michael Moore.

Attendees should bring a bag lunch, drink, and small cooler. There will be extensive walking over uneven terrain so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Both tours leave from Lee Hall Mansion. Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before departure time.

Space is limited so advance registration is required. There is a fee of $50.00 per person for each tour. Payment is due no later than 2 weeks before the tour and guarantees your reservation. The deadline is June 2 for the June 16 tour and June 30 for the July 14 tour. No refunds if canceled 1 week before the tour. Tour reservation checks can be mailed to Lee Hall Mansion, 163 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603 Attn: J. Michael Moore. For more information or to make reservations by phone, call (757) 888-3371 ext. 306.
B & L Automotive

In 1953 Frank Brown II founded B & L Automotive, originally named the Mercury Armature Company. The business name was changed to B & L Automotive shortly after opening with its first location the intersection of Harpersville Road and Jefferson Avenue. Initially the business built alternators, starters, and generators for automobiles, and supplied local auto parts stores with their products.   

The business continued growing and in the late 1970’s, Mr. Brown sold the business to his son, Robert Brown. B & L continued to evolve over the years and has transitioned into a full service automotive repair facility offering automotive repair and diagnosis. In addition B & L sells tires, performs alignments, provides fleet service and conducts Virginia State Inspections. 

B & L moved to its current location at 13539 Jefferson Avenue in 2001. The founder’s grandson, Brad Brown, transitioned into the operational role in 2004. B & L has seven employees and has continued with its business motto which is “Customers First, Quality Always.” 

Remaining committed to its deep roots in Newport News, the business partners with local community organizations. It has supported local dog rescues, Newport News Public Schools athletic programs, Disabled Veteran initiatives, Peninsula Sports Club, and other groups. 

To learn more about B&L Automotive, please visit blauto.com or on Facebook.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

You have TODAY: Help mom step into power

Act fast! Today is the day to give the Keep Marching book for Mother's Day at a special low price.

Rob,

It's Mother's Day morning!

If you still need to get gifts for the moms in your life, don't worry — we've got you covered.

You have TODAY to give the new Keep Marching book to a mom you love (including yourself!) for Mother's Day — and for today ONLY we were able to cut the price down to $15 (from $25) for a special Mother's Day deal.

The KEEP MARCHING book landed in bookstores just last week and it's getting great reviews — "a perfect primer," "a powerful call to action," "a must-read for new activists."

*Order today, get a special low price, and choose a beautiful (or funny) e-card to announce your gift!

No need to run to the store!

Whew.

Giving this book for Mother's Day is actually a double gift: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the KEEP MARCHING book support the life-changing work of MomsRising. It's a win-win.

Inside the pages you'll find tips and tactics for creating change, as well as the stories, facts, and the policies we need to break through, including on: fair pay, gun safety, ending sexual assault and mass incarceration, addressing wealth inequality and building the safety net, immigration, as well as paid family/medical leave, childcare, healthcare, and more.

We think it's the best last-minute Mother's Day gift on the planet — but you must order NOW to get the special low price deal!

Thank you for ALL you do for women and families! - Kristin

 

 

P.S. Here's what leaders are saying about the book:

"KEEP MARCHING, by the fierce and fearless Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, is a perfect primer for women everywhere who want to take action - whether you're heading to your first town hall meeting or running for office. With wit and clarity, she covers everything from reproductive rights to maternal mortality to mass incarceration, including a powerful and much-needed call to action for white women to step up and do our part in the fight for justice. Keep Marching is not only a how-to manual; it's a celebration of women's power, progress, and potential to change the world."
— Cecile Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble and President of Planned Parenthood

"Within every woman lies the power to spark a movement, and KEEP MARCHING provides each of us with the tools and the inspiration we need to unleash our full potential. This extraordinary book can teach an entire generation of women—from every background— how to organize, mobilize, and catalyze a 21st century revolution for true equality."
— Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

"KEEP MARCHING is a powerful call to action for women everywhere—whether you're a seasoned organizer or someone who's getting involved for the first time. As Kristin [states], 'women can lift our nation.' Practical and inspirational guides like this will help us make it happen."
— Anna Galland, Executive Director, MoveOn Civic Action

"KEEP MARCHING is an energizing roadmap, taking our focus from what we're up against [to] a vision that [allows] all women and families to live well. [This book shows] us how by working together and supporting one another, we can truly get there."
— Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

"KEEP MARCHING is the book we all need to remind us why the fight against white supremacy and patriarchy will actually set us free. Kristin's enthusiasm jumps through the pages. We are all lucky to have a book like this during this painful moment in America."
— Patrisse Khan-Cullors, New York Times bestselling author of When They Call You a Terrorist and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter

"[A] must-read for new activists. I highly recommend picking up this hands-on guide full of the concrete information, an intersectional agenda, and a step-by-step action plan for every woman looking to make tangible change in their communities."
— Bob Bland, National Co-President, Women's March on Washington

"KEEP MARCHING is a profound call to action for women seeking to overturn injustice and stand together. Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner reminds us of what we're really fighting for."
— Leah Greenberg, Co-director, Indivisible

"For anyone wanting to move up the ladder of engagement, to graduate from marches and rallies to strategy and planning, from activist to organizer, use this book as a field guide."
— dream hampton

"Wanna change the world? Read this book. Because in fearless, fierce and clear prose, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner has written the necessary, intersectional guide we need today. With kindness, wisdom and thoughtful solidarity, Kristin provides the blueprint for first time activists to seasoned organizers who want to work together to create a more equitable nation."
— Laura Dawn, founding former Cultural Director of MoveOn.org, Founder & Chief Creative, Art Not War

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Chocolate, flowers and POWER

Hurry! Only days left to give the Keep Marching book for Mother's Day.
Need a last-minute Mother's Day gift? Give the new Keep Marching book!
Keep Marching
100% of proceeds support the life-changing work of MomsRising. We'll mail your gift and you can announce it immediately with a beautiful e-card of your choice.

Rob,

Know what I want for Mother's Day?

Chocolate, flowers, and ... a fully activated, empowered, growing, vibrant women's movement to take back our nation.

But this isn't just a dream. We have you covered in the Mother's Day gift department: You can give chocolate AND social change.

Give the new Keep Marching book to a mom you love for Mother's Day, and 100% of proceeds will support MomsRising — the movement that fights every day for women, moms, and families.

The Keep Marching book is all about building a robust leaderFULL movement to take back our country — and women who've read it are loving it!

"I had never marched for a cause in my life until the Women's March. So great to have a book that gives facts, figures, strategies, tactics, and stories that will help me shape my action plan for enacting change moving forward. This will be my Mother's Day present to every badA$$ woman I know."

"This book was so inspiring and insightful ... There are a ton of books out there about politics that re-hash debates from the past. This book looks to the future and is a practical guide on how we can all create a better future together. I'll be buying a copy for my mom and four sisters for sure!"

(See more reviews in the p.s. below).

Keep Marching is the book we need for these times, and the perfect Mother's Day gift for all the badass women in your life.

Inside the pages you'll find tips and tactics for creating change, as well as the stories, facts, and the policies we need to break through, including on: fair pay, gun safety, ending sexual assault and mass incarceration, addressing wealth inequality and building the safety net, immigration, as well as paid family/medical leave, childcare, healthcare, and more.

In other words, Keep Marching pushes us all forward even as some leaders pull our nation backwards.

Order today and choose a beautiful (or funny) e-card to announce your gift!

100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Keep Marching book support the life-changing work of MomsRising — so it's a double gift. It's a win-win. And, paired with chocolate, it's irresistible and unforgettable.

Thank you for ALL you do!

- Kristin

 

 

P.S. Here's what leaders are saying about the book:

"KEEP MARCHING, by the fierce and fearless Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, is a perfect primer for women everywhere who want to take action - whether you're heading to your first town hall meeting or running for office. With wit and clarity, she covers everything from reproductive rights to maternal mortality to mass incarceration, including a powerful and much-needed call to action for white women to step up and do our part in the fight for justice. Keep Marching is not only a how-to manual; it's a celebration of women's power, progress, and potential to change the world."
— Cecile Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble and President of Planned Parenthood

"Within every woman lies the power to spark a movement, and KEEP MARCHING provides each of us with the tools and the inspiration we need to unleash our full potential. This extraordinary book can teach an entire generation of women—from every background— how to organize, mobilize, and catalyze a 21st century revolution for true equality."
— Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

"KEEP MARCHING is a powerful call to action for women everywhere—whether you're a seasoned organizer or someone who's getting involved for the first time. As Kristin [states], 'women can lift our nation.' Practical and inspirational guides like this will help us make it happen."
— Anna Galland, Executive Director, MoveOn Civic Action

"KEEP MARCHING is an energizing roadmap, taking our focus from what we're up against [to] a vision that [allows] all women and families to live well. [This book shows] us how by working together and supporting one another, we can truly get there."
— Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

"KEEP MARCHING is the book we all need to remind us why the fight against white supremacy and patriarchy will actually set us free. Kristin's enthusiasm jumps through the pages. We are all lucky to have a book like this during this painful moment in America."
— Patrisse Khan-Cullors, New York Times bestselling author of When They Call You a Terrorist and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter

"[A] must-read for new activists. I highly recommend picking up this hands-on guide full of the concrete information, an intersectional agenda, and a step-by-step action plan for every woman looking to make tangible change in their communities."
— Bob Bland, National Co-President, Women's March on Washington

"KEEP MARCHING is a profound call to action for women seeking to overturn injustice and stand together. Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner reminds us of what we're really fighting for."
— Leah Greenberg, Co-director, Indivisible

"For anyone wanting to move up the ladder of engagement, to graduate from marches and rallies to strategy and planning, from activist to organizer, use this book as a field guide."
— dream hampton

"Wanna change the world? Read this book. Because in fearless, fierce and clear prose, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner has written the necessary, intersectional guide we need today. With kindness, wisdom and thoughtful solidarity, Kristin provides the blueprint for first time activists to seasoned organizers who want to work together to create a more equitable nation."
— Laura Dawn, founding former Cultural Director of MoveOn.org, Founder & Chief Creative, Art Not War

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

STOP THIS TAX BILL

 Sales Tax Increase For The Historic Triangle!

I just spoke on WNIS

re:  SB 942.        More calls will be made tomorrow.   Toni Macrini was very favorable of my opinion! And he read the entire bill on the radio. (Attached below)  Articles have been is the WY Daily, the Va. Gazette, The Daily Press!  Watch and support your local Yorktown Crier also.  

Pogge said the tax increase "represents taxation without representation, which is ironic for that to happen in Williamsburg."

"Instead of tourists paying the tax, the population at large pays the bulk of this tax," Pogge said. "It's a $25 million tax coming out of the pockets of my constituents every time they pass a cash register."

**FYI: Delegate Mike Mullins (Democrat) sent a letter yesterday saying he voted AGAINST SB 942 due to the calls he received. It does make a difference!!  Gordon Helsel voted FOR it, as did David Yancey, and three people didn't even vote on it:  Margaret Ransone, Emily Brewer, and Tim Hugo. 

 Please call the Governor's Office (804) 786-2211, and respectfully ask him to vote AGAINST SB 942.  Short, sweet, and to the point.  See attached for more info.

Call the delegates:

Gordon Helsel  804-698-1091

(Remember Helsel voted for this bill!)

Mike Mullin   804-698-1093

Brenda Pogge  804-698-1096. 


Avalaible here : A listing of all the votes in this house:

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2018/sb942/hv1107/


 
This bill was submitted by Tommy Norment and is to tax York County residents 1% for Williamsburg Tourism.  Even if you live in Newport News, Hampton, Virginia Beach, or the surrounding area, it is important that You call!  Should this pass, what is to stop our government from taxing You and your City/County too?? 
 

A major area of concern is the lack of public discussion. There was plenty of discussion about a proposed sales tax bill in the months leading up to its appearance in the General Assembly. That discussion didn't take place in public.  "Instead, the sales tax bill materialized in private meetings and correspondence between government officials, according to emails obtained by The Virginia Gazette through the Freedom of Information Act."  http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-sales-tax-bill-discussion-0314-story.htm


This sales tax bill will give the State taxing authority, not only the right to tax an individual locality but the right to distribute it and to tell them how to spend it. Any Locality can now go to the state and ask for an increase instead of working within the confines of their budget and "avoid" raising real estate taxes. Delegate Pogge said this bill will make the localities within the Historic Triangle have the highest sales tax rate in the state of Virginia. 


The Governor has until April 9 to veto or amend the bill.




Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Historic Triangle Tax

Please call the vote is tomorrow!


forward response:

Regarding the tax increase, there seems to be a shocking lack of awareness. Hopefully the recent media coverage will bring the issue to the forefront. Please encourage everyone you know to contact the House of Delegates members to express opposition to the bill. It will be on the floor tomorrow, and time is of the essence.

 

Thank you again,

 

Amanda Etter Batten

Legislative Aide

Delegate Brenda Pogge

804.698.1096

www.brendapogge.com


This morning, the Historic Triangle Bill cleared the House Finance Committee.  Please thank the Delegate Pogge for her down vote. Just became aware of the bill today - and I am probably not alone - among the 80,000 constituents.  As a resident of York County, I do not support a local surcharge that would subsidize another locale,  i.e. Williamsburg.


Know the Session clock is ticking...when do you anticipate the House to vote on the bill?  Is there anything we can do as a private citizen or member of a citizen's group to fight this bill?


2018 SESSION

 | print version

SB 942 Sales and Use Tax; creates a state sales tax and use tax in the Historic Triangle.

Introduced by: Thomas K. Norment, Jr. 



In Victory
Mary Leedom

Psalm 22:11 - Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

  




In Victory
Mary

Psalm 22:11 - Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

  



Begin forwarded message:

From: "janjordan72@gmail.com" <janjordan72@gmail.com>
Date: February 27, 2018 at 10:31:27 AM EST
To: "amanda@brendapogge.com" <amanda@brendapogge.com>
Cc: Mary Jones <mary1@maryjonesva.com>, "Leedom1773@gmail.com" <Leedom1773@gmail.com>
Subject: Fw:  Historic Triangle Tax



Sent from my LG K10, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

------ Original message------
Date: Tue, Feb 27, 2018 9:46 AM
Cc: Mary Jones;Leedom1773@gmail.com;
Subject: Historic Triangle Tax

Dear Amanda,

As you know, several of us from the Hampton Roads Republican Womens' Club had planned to meet with Delegate Pogge this morning, but we had to cancel on short notice, due to illness. 

This morning, I saw that the Historic Triangle Bill cleared the House Finance Committee.  Please thank the Delegate for her down vote. Just became aware of the bill today - and I am probably not alone - among the 80,000 constituents.  As a resident of York County, I do not support a local surcharge that would subsidize another locale,  i.e. Williamsburg.

Know the Session clock is ticking...when do you anticipate the House to vote on the bill?  Is there anything we can do as a private citizen or member of a citizen's group to fight this bill?

Sincerely,

Jan Jordan






























Sent from my LG K10, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

Fwd: Historic Triangle Tax

What do you. Know about this bill? It's already passed?...!...
How do we fight it? 

Please feel free to respond to me and/or Jan Jordan

This morning, the Historic Triangle Bill cleared the House Finance Committee.  Please thank the Delegate Pogge for her down vote. Just became aware of the bill today - and I am probably not alone - among the 80,000 constituents.  As a resident of York County, I do not support a local surcharge that would subsidize another locale,  i.e. Williamsburg.


Know the Session clock is ticking...when do you anticipate the House to vote on the bill?  Is there anything we can do as a private citizen or member of a citizen's group to fight this bill?


2018 SESSION

 | print version

SB 942 Sales and Use Tax; creates a state sales tax and use tax in the Historic Triangle.

Introduced by: Thomas K. Norment, Jr. 



In Victory
Mary Leedom

Psalm 22:11 - Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

  



Begin forwarded message:

From: "janjordan72@gmail.com" <janjordan72@gmail.com>
Date: February 27, 2018 at 10:31:27 AM EST
To: "amanda@brendapogge.com" <amanda@brendapogge.com>
Cc: Mary Jones <mary1@maryjonesva.com>, "Leedom1773@gmail.com" <Leedom1773@gmail.com>
Subject: Fw:  Historic Triangle Tax



Sent from my LG K10, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

------ Original message------
Date: Tue, Feb 27, 2018 9:46 AM
Cc: Mary Jones;Leedom1773@gmail.com;
Subject: Historic Triangle Tax

Dear Amanda,

As you know, several of us from the Hampton Roads Republican Womens' Club had planned to meet with Delegate Pogge this morning, but we had to cancel on short notice, due to illness. 

This morning, I saw that the Historic Triangle Bill cleared the House Finance Committee.  Please thank the Delegate for her down vote. Just became aware of the bill today - and I am probably not alone - among the 80,000 constituents.  As a resident of York County, I do not support a local surcharge that would subsidize another locale,  i.e. Williamsburg.

Know the Session clock is ticking...when do you anticipate the House to vote on the bill?  Is there anything we can do as a private citizen or member of a citizen's group to fight this bill?

Sincerely,

Jan Jordan






























Sent from my LG K10, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Newport News Now

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WEDNESDAY.DECEMBER 13.2017

                                                                       

recap

Capital Improvements Plan
At an afternoon work session yesterday, City Council continued a discussion on the City Manager’s FY 2019-2013 Recommended Capital Improvements Plan. The Recommended CIP was presented to Council in October and is anticipated to be adopted in January. The entire plan can be reviewed  online.
 
Property Transferred to Housing Authority
City Council conveyed city-owned vacant property at 646 Hampton Avenue to the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority, which will, in turn, transfer it to Habitat for Humanity. With the support of Newport News Shipbuilding, Habitat for Humanity is building a home on the site in the spring. This will be the 16th home funded and constructed by employees of Newport News Shipbuilding, of which 13 are in Newport News.  Read more...

                                                                      

forum reminder

                                                                      

Newport News Police Department Welcomes New Officers


Last Thursday, the Newport News Police Department held its 17th Basic Law Enforcement Graduation and Swearing In Ceremony and welcomed 23 new officers to the department. The ceremony took place at the David Student Union on the campus of Christopher Newport University and included the Newport News Police Department’s Honor Guard and Pipe and Drum Band. Delegate Marcia Price from the 95th District of the Virginia House of Delegates was the guest speaker for the evening and officers were sworn in by the Honorable M. Scott Stein, Newport News General District Court Judge. Family members joined the graduates to pin the badges on the new officers. Read more...

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Town Hall

                                                                      

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