Monthly archives: July, 2017

Peninsula Reads fights adult low-level literacy, teaches English

After closing the main building for a month, Peninsula Reads classes resumed Monday. The adult literacy organization in Newport News serves about 350 people ages 18 and older in three programs annually. The main building, at Fishing Point Drive in Newport News’ City Center, was closed to regroup and reorganize, said Executive Director Paula Bazemore. …

Blast rocks motorcycle convoy of Venezuelan police officers

WARNING: The video embedded below contains graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.  By Ralph Ellis, CNN VENEZUELA — An explosion knocked police officers off their motorcycles Sunday as violence surrounding the election spread through Venezuela. Dozens of officers were cruising two-by-two through the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas when the fiery explosion ignited at the head …

Residents return to newly reopened Roberto Clemente Park

Brentwood’s Roberto Clemente Park — shuttered for more than three years after the discovery of contaminated materials dumped there — reopened Monday morning, just in time for sisters Karen and Brittany Robles to say goodbye. The sisters, who live near the park and grew up playing there, were moving to Mastic later Monday. “We would …