Posted on: December 1, 2016

West Haven tax bills due Jan. 1

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 1, 2016 — The second installment of the city’s tax bills — real estate, motor vehicle, personal property and sewer — on the 2015 grand list is due Jan. 1, Tax Collector Eric Murillo said.

The 2015 supplemental motor vehicle bills, which ar...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

‘West Haven Christmas Tree Lighting 2016’ airing on YouTube

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 30, 2016 — The annual tree-lighting video, “West Haven Christmas Tree Lighting 2016,” is available for viewing on the city’s official YouTube channel at

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Pearl Harbor rites Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Bradley Point Park

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 29, 2016 — The West Haven Veterans Council will hold an observance of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the William A. Soderman Memorial Flagpole on the Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park.

All veter...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

O’Brien shares city’s promising future with Yale students

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 29, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, back, discusses a number of his administration’s up-and-coming economic development initiatives with students of Yale University’s Branford College on Tuesday, No...

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Posted on: November 26, 2016

Christmas tree lighting on Green heralds holiday season

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PHOTO — From left, singer Mike Martone of The Mike Martone Band looks on as Mayor Edward M. O’Brien uses a “special smartphone app” with help from Bailey Middle School seventh-graders Eveleen Jiang, Sofia Lora and O...

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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


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: November 18, 2016

O’Brien dons ‘Love Your Melon’ beanie for cancer awareness

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 18, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, wearing a University of New Haven “Love Your Melon” beanie, joins Tricia LaSasso, captain of the UNH Love Your Melon Campus Crew, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at City Hall in the crew’s campaign for pediatric ...Read on...

Love Your Melon
Posted on: November 18, 2016

They do!

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 18, 2016 — From left, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien joins West Haven newlyweds Doris Sanabria Campo and Luciel Reyes and Justice of the Peace Jo Ann Callegari during a ceremony Friday morning, Nov. 18, at City Hall. (City Photo)Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Shoreline Wellness Center opens Behavioral Health Clinic

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 17, 2016 — John W. Lewis, executive assistant to Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, joins, from left, Cara Powers, founder, clinical director and CEO of Shoreline Wellness Center, and Executive Director Anais Ruiz on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the gran...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Veterans honored, 10th phase of Brick Campaign launched

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PHOTO — Veterans, dignitaries and guests bow their heads as West Haven Fire Department firefighter Anthony Mancini rings the department’s chrome bell 11 times at 11 a.m. in honor of Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11, in Bradley Point Park. Veterans Day, former...Read on...

Scenes from the 2016 Veterans Day Tribute
Posted on: November 10, 2016

Dubel’s Cafe donates $4,600 for breast cancer awareness

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 10, 2016 — From left, Dubel’s Cafe owner Fred Hugendubel and Art Gilbert, co-chairmen of the Dubel’s Golf Tournament, present a $4,600 check for the West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness Program to committee member Beth A. Sabo on Wednesday,...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2016

Committee gives $29K to YNHH for breast cancer programs

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 29, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien and West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness Committee members Beth A. Sabo, left, and Jennifer Cavallaro, far right, present checks totaling $29,500 to Eileen Hansen, administrative manager of women’s oncolog...Read on...

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...

Economic Rebirth
Posted on: October 16, 2016

‘Maureen’s Dream’ playground dedicated

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PHOTO — Maureen Blake and Mayor Edward M. O’Brien flank the new “Maureen’s Dream” sign that O’Brien unveiled at the dedication and reopening of the refurbished Painter Park playground on Kelsey Avenue Saturday, Oct. 15, in honor of Blake, a neighborhood r...Read on...

Scenes from Maureen’s Dream
Posted on: October 8, 2016

‘Pepe’ and Teresa DePalma feted as Italian Couple of Year

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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 Celebration on the steps of City Hall Friday morning,...Read on...

Scenes from the 2016 Columbus Day Celebration
Posted on: October 6, 2016

O’Brien participates in ‘walk-in’ event for educational justice

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 6, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien speaks and stands in solidarity for public schools with teachers, students and parents during a “walk-in” event Thursday, Oct. 6, at Washington Elementary School. The so-called walk-ins, organized nationw...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

City accepts sign-ups for energy assistance

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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 29, 2016 — The city will begin accepting applications Tuesday, Oct. 18, for the federally financed Connecticut Energy Assistance Program in the human resources office on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St.

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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...

Scenes from WimBash ’16
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...

Scenes from the 2016 Savin Rock Festival
Posted on: July 25, 2016

Thumbs-up for Officer Doyle

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WEST HAVEN, July 25, 2016 — City employees, donning black and gray T-shirts in support of injured police Officer Michael Doyle, give a thumbs-up for Doyle on the steps of City Hall Friday, July 22. Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, fifth from top right, encouraged...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Blumenthal praises new federal railroad safety rule

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WEST HAVEN, June 3, 2016 — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., touts a newly adopted federal railroad safety rule during a news conference Thursday, June 2, at the West Haven train station. From left, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, Connecticut Commuter Rail ...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Panel appointed to update Plan of Conservation and Development

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WEST HAVEN, May 4, 2016 — The city has begun the painstaking process of updating its Plan of Conservation and Development, which will guide the development of West Haven and the protection of its open space and conservation areas for the next decade, Mayo...Read on...

Plan West Haven
Posted on: May 3, 2016

UNH Mayor’s Advisory Commission launches The Westie Wire

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WEST HAVEN, May 3, 2016 — The University of New Haven Mayor’s Advisory Commission has launched a new publication, The Westie Wire.

The commission, known as MAC, is all about connecting two communities: the Westies of West Haven and the students of UNH....Read on...

Read The Westie Wire
Posted on: April 25, 2016

O’Brien health story featured in YNH Hospital report

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WEST HAVEN, April 25, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien’s successful colon surgery and swift recovery are featured in the 2015 Annual Report of Yale New Haven Hospital.

O’Brien, who had a cancerous growth removed from his colon in January 2015, is highlig...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

West Haven toasts James W. Morrissey as Irishman of the Year

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PHOTO — Irishman of the Year James W. Morrissey waves after revealing the green street sign designating the Campbell Avenue side of City Hall “James W. Morrissey Square” for the next year at West Haven’s 25th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Thursday,...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Applications available for 10th phase of Veterans Council Brick Campaign

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 18, 2016 — The West Haven Veterans Council has launched the 10th phase of its popular Brick Campaign.

In November 2006, the council began the first of 10 campaigns selling bricks to memorialize vets on the 100-yard Veterans Walk of Hon...Read on...

Veterans Brick Application
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Icy Plunge for the Cure set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Savin Rock Beach

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PHOTO — An estimated 200 participants — including Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, Westies T-shirt, and his son, David O’Brien, red-and-white T-shirt — dash in and out of the 41-degree water in Long Island Sound during the 16th annual Icy Plunge for the Cure bene...Read on...

Posted on: November 29, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day event on tap for noon Friday, March 17, in City Hall Square

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PHOTO — 2016 Irishman of the Year James W. Morrissey waves after revealing the green street sign designating the Campbell Avenue entrance of City Hall “James W. Morrissey Square” for the next year at West Haven’s 25...

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