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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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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: 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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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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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 13, 2018

Girl Scout Day proclaimed in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, March 13, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, second from back left, and Councilwoman Bridgette J. Hoskie, D-1, back right, recognize Girl Scouts of the West Haven Service Unit, coordinated by troop leader Laura Feist-Roche, back left, and ...

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West Haven News
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 Ha...

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Telling tales

Mayor Rossi Read Across America Day

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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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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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Elderly, disabled homeowners offered tax relief

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 6, 2018 — Assessor Ann Marie Gradoia is accepting applications for tax relief programs for elderly and disabled homeowners.

Residents can apply for the programs, based on their 2017 incomes, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Feb. 1...

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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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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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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 21, 2017

Kelly returns as West Haven’s tree warden

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PHOTO — Assistant City Clerk Sharon Recchia swears in new tree warden Leo Kelly on Wednesday morning, Dec. 20, at City Hall as Mayor Nancy R. Rossi looks on. Kelly previously held the post in 2013-14. (City Photo/Louis P. Esposito Jr.)

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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.

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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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