Posted on: July 27, 2017

See ya at ‘the Rock’: 4-day Savin Rock Festival opens tonight

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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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West Haven News
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Sandy Point improvements lauded

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PHOTO — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien praises city officials and West Haven Watershed Restoration Committee members Wednesday, July 26, for the recent improvements in the Sandy Point municipal parking lot on Beach Street as Councilman Nichol...

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West Haven News
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Catch of the day

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WEST HAVEN, July 24, 2017 — Alison Frazer, 11, of West Haven, hooks a sunfish during the city’s 21st annual fishing derby for anglers 9 and older Friday, July 21, at the Maltby Lakes off Route 34. The free program, which teaches the ba...

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West Haven News
Posted on: July 21, 2017

All in the family: Sasso Tile Co. marks a century in business

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WEST HAVEN, July 21, 2017 — The owners of The Sasso Tile Co. of 55 Dogburn Road Extension receive a citation Thursday, July 20, from Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, second from left, marking the company’s centennial anniversary. Fro...

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West Haven News
Posted on: July 20, 2017

‘Campers of the Session’

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WEST HAVEN, July 20, 2017 — The Department of Parks and Recreation’s Painter Park Day Camp celebrates its “Campers of the Session,” led by camp director Chuck Asarisi, back, at the end of the two-week session for ag...

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West Haven News
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Improving West Haven’s housing stock one house at a time

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PHOTO — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien and contractor Brian Banning on Tuesday, July 18, stand in front of a ranch-style house at 41 Harold St. that Banning recently refurbished, an example of the new partnership between the city and local co...

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West Haven News
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Mayor, DTC chairman hosting blood drive Tuesday, Aug. 8

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WEST HAVEN, July 17, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien and Democratic Town Committee Chairman James W. Morrissey will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the basement conference rooms of Ci...

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West Haven News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

State commission optimistic about city’s fiscal outlook

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PHOTO — City Finance Director Kevin McNabola, left, discusses West Haven’s improving financial condition before the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission Wednesday, July 12, at the state Office of Policy and Management in Hartford. (Ci...

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West Haven News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Farmers market open Thursdays, Saturdays on Green

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WEST HAVEN, July 10, 2017 — The Tony Inzero Farmers Market is open for its 18th season on the Green.

Through Saturday, Oct. 28, the expanded marketplace at Main Street and Campbell Avenue features state farmers selling homegrown fruits and vegeta...

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West Haven News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Additional parking meters installed in beach lots

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WEST HAVEN, June 29, 2017 — From left, Stephen J. Neifert, operations manager at Wescor Parking Controls Inc. of Auburn, Mass., demonstrates the new solar-powered, multispace parking meter for nonresidents at the April Street boat ramp Thursday,...

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West Haven News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Bingo!

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WEST HAVEN, June 29, 2017 — Surfside resident Judy Denison, sitting, calls out a number as, from left, City Clerk Deborah Collins, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, West Haven Housing Authority Executive Director John Counter, Councilman Nichol...

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West Haven News
Posted on: June 26, 2017

All city tax bills mailed, payable in 2 installments

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WEST HAVEN, June 26, 2017 — All city tax bills have been mailed and are payable in two installments: July and January.

Tax Collector Eric Murillo said motor vehicle bills were mailed on June 23 with an insert stating: “The enclosed moto...

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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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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West Haven News
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: July 13, 2017

Columbus Day event set for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, on steps of City Hall

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PHOTO — Giuseppe “Pepe” and Teresa DePalma receive jackets embroidered with their new title, Italian-American of the Year, from Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, center, at West Haven’s 18th annual Columbus Day Cel...

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What's Going On in West Haven
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Columbus Day parade sets sail for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in West Haven

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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. Leng on Oct. 5 at the 2016 Her...

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What's Going On in West Haven
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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What's Going On in West Haven