Posted on: June 20, 2017

City tax bills payable in 2 installments

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WEST HAVEN, June 20, 2017 — City tax bills — personal property, real estate and sewer — have been mailed and are payable in two installments: July and January.

City motor vehicle bills will be mailed in the near future, Tax Collector Eric Murillo said.

Each...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

West Haven’s Allingtown neighborhood on the move

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WEST HAVEN, June 13, 2017 — The Acorn Group of New Haven has revealed a marketing flyer, “Be Part of The Birth of a College Town,” promoting leasing opportunities for The Atwood, a nearly completed $18 million housing and ret...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

West Haven named 9th-safest, 9th-fastest-growing city in CT

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WEST HAVEN, June 8, 2017 — West Haven is among the top-10 safest and fastest-growing cities in Connecticut, according to the real estate infotainment blog HomeSnacks.

West Haven was ranked the ninth-safest place in the state, according to a blog post writt...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Register for Park-Rec playground camp

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WEST HAVEN, June 6, 2017 — The Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a six-week playground program for residents ages 6-12.

The drop-in program will meet outdoors from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. weekdays, starting Wednesday, July 5, at Carrigan...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Public hearing set June 22 for proposed POCD update

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WEST HAVEN, June 5, 2017 — The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, June 22, for residents and other stakeholders to comment on the proposed update of the city’s master Plan of Conservation and Developmen...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Wreath-laying ceremony honors America’s fallen heroes

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PHOTO — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9422 Cmdr. Freddy Jackson delivers remarks during the city’s Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony Monday morning, May 29, at the World War I Armistice Memorial on the Green as master of ceremonies J...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Making a difference

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WEST HAVEN, May 25, 2017 — Members of the West Haven High School Peer Advocacy Program and their school advisers receive the “You Make a Difference Award” Monday, May 15, from the West Haven Interagency Network for Children. ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Kickoff fundraiser tapped for Columbus Day parade

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PHOTO — With preparations underway for this year’s Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade in West Haven, West Haven Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, right, accepts the traditional passing of the Italian flag from Hamden Mayor Curt B. ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

West Haven sets summer concert series lineup

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WEST HAVEN, May 9, 2017 — The city’s summer concert series will kick off June 16 on the Green with ’60s rock music performed by Sixties Satisfaction, sponsored by West Haven Vietnam Veterans Inc.

The free concerts are schedule...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Karlene Lindsay bridal shop opens in downtown West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, April 27, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, holding a pair of oversize scissors, cuts the ceremonial ribbon Thursday, April 27, with Karlene Lindsay-Worrell, CEO and designer of Karlene Lindsay Designs, to celebrate the custom bridal shop’s gran...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

City, chamber rolling out GPS app to promote more business

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WEST HAVEN, April 18, 2017 — The city and the Chamber of Commerce are partnering with a Bridgeport mobile application company to help West Haven businesses enhance their online marketing presence.

The startup company, URHere, has rolled out an ad...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Matt Armstrong gives update on The Haven

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PHOTO — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, back right, looks on as Matt Armstrong, executive vice president of The Haven Group LLC, updates city officials on the status of The Haven proposed luxury fashion outlet mall at O’Brien&rs...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

City toasts Canning Ruickoldt as Irishwoman of the Year

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PHOTO — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien helps Irishwoman of the Year Kelly Canning Ruickoldt pull off the shroud revealing the green street sign designating the Campbell Avenue side of City Hall “Kelly Canning Ruickoldt Square&rd...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

In-house work saves money for new park maintenance digs

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 23, 2017 — Mark E. Paine Jr., left, the assistant to Public Works Commissioner Dominic Perrotti, far right, updates Mayor Edward M. O’Brien on the cost-effective interior work being done by city crews Thursday, Feb. 23...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Cultural event celebrates West Haven’s black heritage

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PHOTO — West Haven High School seniors Lauren Lewis and Sai Maurice, holding certificates, receive Black Heritage Committee awards for outstanding leadership from, from left, John W. Lewis, executive assistant to Mayor Edward M. O’Brie...

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Posted on: January 28, 2017

Over 200 brave frigid water, waves to aid breast cancer fight

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 28, 2017 — More than 200 intrepid participants — including Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, navy blue T-shirt, and his son, David, WHHS T-shirt — navigate 2-foot swells in the 41-degree water of Long Island Sound during the 17th annual Icy Plunge...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

O’Brien named treasurer of Council of Governments

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 25, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien has been appointed to serve as treasurer on the Executive Committee of the South Central Regional Council of Governments.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve on the Executive Committee of SCRCOG,” O’...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Youth Open Mic benefits from WimBash Festival proceeds

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 17, 2017 — From left, WimBash Beach Festival founder Doug Wimbish, members of the local teen rock band Stratus, festival organizer John McCarthy and Mayor Edward M. O’Brien strike a pose Friday night, Jan. 13, during the Youth Open Mic at...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Bulk trash pickup, e-waste drop-off schedule announced

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 3, 2017 — The 2017 bulk trash pickup schedule is March 6-10, June 5-9, Aug. 7-11 and Oct. 2-6.

Residents are reminded that bulk pickup is on their scheduled curbside collection days in the second calendar week of the four designa...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Consultant, architect hired for arts center project

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 13, 2016 — The city’s long-planned arts center has seen a flurry of activity during the past year.

First, in April, the board of directors of the West Haven Center for the Arts hired a respected consultant to direct the...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Extended stay hotel chain announces plans for Sawmill Rd.; follow West Haven City Hall on Facebook

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PHOTO — A rendering shows the four-story, 123-room WoodSpring Suites extended stay hotel that Wichita, Kan.-based WoodSpring Hotels LLC is proposing to build at 480 Sawmill Road, the former site of Staples. The $10 million, 48,391-square-foot pr...

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

O’Brien featured in CCM magazine for leading city’s ‘economic rebirth’

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 24, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien is featured in the October issue of Connecticut Town & City for leading West Haven’s economic recovery.

O’Brien and the city are highlighted on Page 28 of the Economic Development section of the m...Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2016

WimBash ’16 benefits West Haven youth music programs

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PHOTO — Mark Rivera’s ’67 Chevy, from left, guitarist Marc Ribler, Living Colour frontman Corey Glover, keyboardist Clifford Carter, Billy Joel saxophonist Mark Rivera, Average White Band drummer Rocky Bryant and Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish perform...Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

35th Savin Rock Festival a success, ‘despite some rain’

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PHOTO — The Official Blues Brothers Revue, featuring Kieron Lafferty as Elwood, left, and Wayne Catania as Jake, is shown headlining the 35th annual Savin Rock Festival Saturday night, July 30, performing a 90-minute set of blues, gospel and soul classics...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Celebrate ‘the Rock’ at the Savin Rock Festival Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30

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PHOTO — Elements, “the ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire tribute,” are headlining the 36th annual Savin Rock Festival at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29, in Old Grove Park, performing a deluge of hits spanning the musical genres of...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

West Haven 9/11 memorial service slated for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11

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WEST HAVEN, May 22, 2017 — West Haven will observe the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on 9/11 with a flag-raising ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradley Point Park flagpole, followed by a candlelight vigil at the city&rsquo...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Savin Rock Fireworks set for 9 p.m. Monday, July 3, in Bradley Point Park

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WEST HAVEN, May 18, 2017 — An estimated 100,000 people are expected to flock to the city’s 3 ½-mile shoreline Monday, July 3, to watch the Savin Rock Fireworks Committee launch the region’s largest Independence Day fireworks show at 9 p.m. off Bradley Poi...

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