City Offers Tutor.com as Employee Benefit
Newport News first city in country to offer this support
The City of Newport News has partnered with Tutor.com to provide K-12 dependents of all of the city’s 4,000+ full and part time employees free access to 24/7, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring. Newport News is the first city in the country to offer Tutor.com’s online academic support services as an employee benefit. 
“We understand the challenges parents are facing in this COVID environment in terms of helping their children with virtual learning,” said City Manager Cindy Rohlf. “It is our hope that by providing this service as a part of our Renew Employee Wellness program, our employees and their school aged children will get the support and assistance they need for academic success.” 
Tutor.com offers 24/7, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring services across more than 75 subject areas for elementary, middle and high school students, ranging from basic science to algebra to world languages. Additionally, K-12 dependents of city employees also have access to student study-skills training, drop-off essay review, SAT/ACT prep, and more. 
Dispose of Old Prescriptions During Drug Take Back Day
The Newport News Police Department (NNPD) is again participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an initiative designed to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. On Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the NNPD will join the Drug Enforcement Administration and agencies around the country to collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. During this event, residents can drop off prescription medications with no questions asked.
There are three drop-off locations in Newport News:
Newport News Police Department – South Precinct
3303 Jefferson Ave. 
Newport News, VA 23607
Sentara at Port Warwick – Emergency Room entrance
1031 Loftis Blvd. 
Newport News, VA 23606.
Newport News Police Department – North Precinct (in the lot between the police and fire departments)
368 Deshazor Drive
Newport News, VA 23608
For more information visit the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day website.