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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Simon and The Haven Group LLC commence entitlement process for The Haven luxury outlet center

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WEST HAVEN, May 22, 2018 — Simon Property Group and The Haven Group LLC applied on Monday evening, May 21, for site plan approval before the Department of Planning and Development at City Hall, the first entitlement step toward building The Haven, a 235,0...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Dedication of brick Vets Walk of Honor Saturday, May 26

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PHOTO — The brick Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh, File)

WEST HAVEN, May 21, 2018 — Members of the West Haven Veterans Council and city officials will dedicate the 11th phase of the brick Veterans Walk of Honor at...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

‘Third time’s a charm’ for Freddy Jackson leading parade

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PHOTO — Freddy Jackson, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9422, kneels beside the granite U.S. Army insignia marker May 11, 2016, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Bradley Point Park. Jackson, an Army vet who served in Colorado and Ko...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Rossi gives 1-year extension for resident beach stickers

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WEST HAVEN, May 15, 2018 — To better accommodate taxpayers, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has extended the city’s 2016-18 beach parking permits through June 30, 2019.

The two-year stickers had been set to expire June 30.

The extension will save $...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Donate blood in honor of Pam Gardner on Friday, June 1

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WEST HAVEN, May 16, 2018 — The Board of Education will hold an American Red Cross blood drive in honor of West Haven High School Principal Pamela B. Gardner from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Savin Rock Community School, 50 Park St.

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 7, 2018

City of West Haven 2017 Annual Stormwater Quality Report and 2017 Stormwater Management Plan

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WEST HAVEN, March 7, 2018 — On July 1, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection adopted revised stormwater quality regulations, known as MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Sy...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Apraxia Awareness Day

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WEST HAVEN, May 14, 2018 — Forest Elementary School kindergartner Nicholas Gorske receives a proclamation from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi declaring Apraxia Awareness Day in West Haven on Monday, May 14, as Principal Thomas J. Hunt looks on.

Nicholas ha...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Sandy Point named 11th best beach to visit in New England

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WEST HAVEN, May 10, 2018 — West Haven is home to one of the best beaches to visit in New England, according to Globe Magazine, published by The Boston Globe and Boston Globe Media.

West Haven, specifically the Sandy Point Beach & Bird Sanctua...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 8, 2018

City property owners reminded to observe blight regulations

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WEST HAVEN, May 8, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi is reminding property owners to comply with the city’s blight regulations during the warmer months.

“We applaud the overwhelming majority of property owners who maintain their pro...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Scholarship offered in memory of schoolteacher

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WEST HAVEN, May 7, 2018 — The city’s Breast Cancer Awareness Committee is accepting applications for a scholarship fund it founded in memory of a third-grade Savin Rock Community School teacher who died of breast cancer.

The 16th annual...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

First Fisher House in Connecticut opens at VA Hospital

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PHOTO — Flanked by West Haven Fire Department Honor Guard member Lt. James McNulty, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, right, pauses during the national anthem at the dedication of the first Fisher House in Connecticut on Friday, May 4, at the West Haven Vet...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Day of prayer

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WEST HAVEN, May 3, 2018 — Holding hands in prayer, from left, city administrative revenue collection clerk Victor M. Borras, Human Resources Commissioner Beth A. Sabo, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and her executive assistant, Louis P. Esposito Jr., are led in a s...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Applications available for Summer Youth Employment

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WEST HAVEN, May 3, 2018 — Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program are available through May 31 in the athletic director’s office at West Haven High School and the main office at Bailey Middle School.

The summer program, whi...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Rossi cancels Savin Rock Festival to save money

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WEST HAVEN, May 3, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced today that she is canceling the 2018 Savin Rock Festival, held annually in July, as a budget cost-saving measure.

The following statement is from Mayor Rossi:

“It is with sadness t...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Tree planting at City Hall dedicated in memory of Ed Silver

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and David Silver throw ceremonial shovels of dirt to dedicate the planting of a pink flowering dogwood in memory of his brother, former Silver’s Drug Shop owner Edward N. “Ed” Silver, on...

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West Haven News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Adult Day Center director, nurse call it a career

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WEST HAVEN, April 30, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, congratulates Director Ethel L. Anderson, left, and nurse Jane Moskal on their retirement from the West Haven Adult Day Center during a reception attended by dozens of co-workers Monday, April 30,...

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West Haven News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Team Tom raises money for multiple sclerosis

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WEST HAVEN, April 30, 2018 — Park-Rec’s Tom Conroy, yellow windbreaker, and members of Conroy’s Team Tom strike a pose during the annual Connecticut MS Walk on Sunday, April 29, at the Savin Rock Conference Center.

The 2- or 5...

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West Haven News
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Health Department publishes monthly newsletter

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WEST HAVEN, April 26, 2018 — The Health Department has published the first issue of its monthly public health newsletter, Health Notes.

Read the newsletter at Health Notes.

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West Haven News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Knights of Columbus raises $750 for special needs program

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WEST HAVEN, April 24, 2018 — Knights of Columbus member Phil Piskura presents a $750 check on behalf of fellow Knights to West Haven Youth and Family Services Director Robert S. Morton, fifth from left, on Tuesday, April 10, at St. John Vianney Church for...

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West Haven News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Little Picassos

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WEST HAVEN, April 24, 2018 — Participants of the Department of Parks and Recreation’s “painting party” program create works of art during school vacation Wednesday, April 18, at Park-Rec’s Painter Park office. Painting supplies were provided for the buddi...

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West Haven News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Stewart’s opens state’s first All American Grill on Sawmill Rd.

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WEST HAVEN, April 23, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi cuts the ribbon Monday, April 23, with Stewart’s All American President Jim LaGanke, third from right, to celebrate the ceremonial opening of Stewart’s All American Grill at 3...

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West Haven News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Chiquita Queen opens in royal fashion on Sawmill Rd.

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WEST HAVEN, April 13, 2018 — Louis P. Esposito Jr., executive assistant to Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, cuts the ribbon Friday, April 13, with Chiquita Queen owner Martha Lojano, accompanied by her son Kenny Buestan, to mark the ceremonial opening of the new Ecu...

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West Haven News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

The ‘boot’ is back; city starts booting tax delinquents April 15

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WEST HAVEN, April 3, 2018 — City residents who are delinquent on their motor vehicle taxes are urged to pay their overdue taxes before the “boot” program begins Sunday, April 15, or risk their vehicles being immobilized with ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 28, 2018

State’s first DMV Express opens in West Haven City Hall

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PHOTO — Officials from the city, state and West Haven Chamber of Commerce celebrate the opening of Connecticut’s first DMV Express — a Department of Motor Vehicles license and ID card renewal center — in West Haven ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Watch St. Patrick’s Day 2018 on city’s YouTube channel

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WEST HAVEN, March 20, 2018 — Watch West Haven’s 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration honoring Irishman of the Year Coleman William Walsh Jr. on the city’s official YouTube channel.

Watch the video on We...

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

City toasts Coleman W. Walsh Jr. as Irishman of the Year

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PHOTO — Joined by Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, Irishman of the Year Coleman William Walsh Jr. pulls off the shroud revealing the Kelly green street sign designating the Campbell Avenue side of City Hall “Coleman W. Walsh Jr. Square”...

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

FY2018-19 budget available for download

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WEST HAVEN, March 16, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi unveiled her fiscal year 2018-19 recommended budget to the City Council on Thursday night, March 15. To download or view the budget, please visit the following link: FY2018-19 Recommended Operati...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Rossi cites O’Brien as Elks Irishman of the Year

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WEST HAVEN, March 12, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi presents a citation to former Mayor Ed O’Brien recognizing his selection as the West Haven Elks Lodge’s Irishman of the Year during a ceremony Saturday night, March 10, at Lodge 1537, 265 Main St. O’Brien ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Clarification issued for Tax Collector’s Demand Notice

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WEST HAVEN, March 9, 2018 — A Tax Collector’s Demand is a delinquent notice informing a taxpayer that as of a given date, the tax office’s records indicate that past-due taxes are owed.

Interest charges on the statement are ca...

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Black Balloon Day calls attention to opioid addiction

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PHOTO — Flanked by black balloons, the Rev. Kathryn King, pastor of the First Congregational Church of West Haven, leads, from left, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, former City Council Chairman Nicholas A. Pascale, state Rep. Charles J. Ferraro, R-West Haven, mayor...

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Telling tales

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WEST HAVEN, March 5, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi reads to preschoolers during Read Across America Day at the West Haven Community House preschool Head Start program Friday, March 2.

More than 150 books were donated to the program by Read To Grow ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Cultural event celebrates West Haven’s black heritage

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PHOTO — Moses and Roberta Douglas, West Haven’s African-American Citizens of the Year, receive a citation from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi during the 22nd annual Black Heritage Celebration Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, at City Hall. The cultura...

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West Haven News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Free CCM prescription discount cards available

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 22, 2018 — The City of West Haven Prescription Discount Card is available for uninsured and underinsured residents, as well as their pets, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi said.

Rossi said the free card, which reduces prescription medication...

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West Haven News
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Active shooter situation discussed with city leaders

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 21, 2018 — Police Chief John Karajanis Jr. discusses an active shooter situation with city leaders, including Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, fire chiefs, police brass, and emergency management, 911 and school officials, on Wednesday morning, Feb. ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Working for a better West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 8, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, is joined by, from left, state Rep. Charles J. Ferraro, R-West Haven, mayoral Executive Assistant Louis P. Esposito Jr., and state Reps. Dorinda Borer and Michael A. DiMassa, D-West Haven,...

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West Haven News
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Ye Olde Barber Shoppe celebrates 50 years of haircuts

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 7, 2018 — Ye Olde Barber Shoppe owner Joseph Libero receives a citation for 50 years in business from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 356 Campbell Ave.

Joining the celebration are friends and patrons of Libero, from...

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West Haven News
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of The Spot Bar and Grill

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 2, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, holding a pair of oversize scissors, cuts the ceremonial ribbon Friday, Feb. 2, with Russell Rivera and Lonnie Edwards, owners of The Spot Bar and Grill, to mark the restaurant’s grand o...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Temporary road closures take effect in Water St. area

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 22, 2018 — The city temporarily closed Richards Place and Center Street between First Avenue and Water Street on Monday, Jan. 22, to help curb illegal dumping and vagrancy in the area, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi said.

Most of the resid...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Rossi appoints economic development director

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi welcomes the appointment of new Planning and Development Commissioner Fred A. Messore on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 16, at City Hall. Messore, a native of West Haven, is senior vice president of Colonial Properties Inc....

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 16, 2018

175 ‘plungers’ brave icy L.I. Sound to aid breast cancer fight

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 16, 2018 — About 175 intrepid participants dash in and out of the 34-degree water of Long Island Sound during the 18th annual Icy Plunge for the Cure benefit Saturday morning, Jan. 13, at Savin Rock Beach.

As pledges continue to ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Garage owner donates emission testing for city vehicles

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi shakes hands with Chuck Zentarski on Wednesday morning, Jan. 3, at City Hall. Zentarski, who owns Chuck’s Garage at 52 Hood Terrace, is giving back to the city by performing the emission testing for free on...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

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

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 2, 2018 — The 2018 bulk trash pickup schedule is March 5-9, June 4-8, Aug. 6-10 and Oct. 8-12.

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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West Haven News
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Pearl Harbor remembered at solemn Bradley Pt. ceremony

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi delivers remarks Thursday, Dec. 7, during the city’s observance of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at the William A. Soderman Memorial Flagpole on the Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park. (City Photo/...

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West Haven News
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Iannucci Hendricks feted as West Haven’s Italian of the Year

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PHOTO — Grace Iannucci Hendricks receives a jacket embroidered with her new title, Italian-American of the Year, and a citation from Mayor Edward M. O’Brien at West Haven’s 19th annual Columbus Day Celebration on the steps of...

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West Haven News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

YNH Health announces plans for developing Rte. 34 property

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 2, 2017 — Yale New Haven Health formally announced plans Monday, Oct. 2, for developing the Route 34 property it purchased in August for its future Yale New Haven Health Regional Operations Center.

Read the official Yale news rel...

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West Haven News
Posted on: July 31, 2017

36th annual Savin Rock Festival pays tribute to ‘the Rock’

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PHOTO — Elements, featuring a 12-piece band, are shown headlining the 36th annual Savin Rock Festival Saturday night, July 29, performing funky Earth, Wind & Fire nuggets in front of 10,000 spectators and setting Old Grove Park ablaze with a...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 15, 2018

Savin Rock Fireworks set for dusk Tuesday, July 3, in Bradley Point Park

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WEST HAVEN, March 15, 2018 — An estimated 100,000 people are expected to flock to the city’s 3 ½-mile shoreline Tuesday, July 3, to watch the Savin Rock Fireworks Committee launch the region’s largest Independence ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

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

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WEST HAVEN, May 15, 2018 — West Haven will observe the 17th 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 21, 2018

Columbus Day event set for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, on steps of City Hall

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WEST HAVEN, May 21, 2018 — The West Haven Columbus Day Committee will present its Italian-American of the Year award at the city’s 20th annual Columbus Day Celebration.

The honor is bestowed each year on an Italian resident, or couple, who epitomizes servi...

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