Posted on: May 26, 2017

Texas Roadhouse fundraiser tapped for Savin Rock Festival

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WEST HAVEN, May 26, 2017 — The Savin Rock Festival Committee will hold a fundraiser from 3:30-10 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Texas Roadhouse, 524 Sawmill Road.

The restaurant, which specializes in hand-cut steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs, will donate 10 per...

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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 22, 2017

Dedication of brick Veterans Walk of Honor May 27

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

WEST HAVEN, May 22, 2017 — Members of the West Haven Veterans Council and city officials will dedicate the 10th phase of the brick Veterans ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Freddy Jackson will lead Memorial Day parade May 29

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PHOTO — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9422 Cmdr. Freddy Jackson 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 Korea in 1963-66, wil...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Registration open for Park-Rec day camps

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WEST HAVEN, May 18, 2017 — Registration has opened for residents and nonresidents for the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Tiny Tots Camp (ages 3-4), Junior Day Camp (ages 5-6) and Painter Park Day Camp (ages 6-12).

Director Bill Slater sai...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Way to Go!

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WEST HAVEN, May 18, 2017 — Bailey Middle School guidance counselor Elizabeth Dorsi, right, receives the Way to Go award Thursday, May 11, from seventh-grader Lance Andriulli, his grandmother, Theresa Andriulli, and city Youth and Family Services...

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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

Summer Concert Series

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 scheduled from 7-9 p...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Craft, farm, food truck vendors sought for farmers market

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WEST HAVEN, May 3, 2017 — The city is seeking craft, farm and food truck vendors to participate in the Tony Inzero Farmers Market, which opens its 18th season Thursday, July 6, on the Green.

Through Saturday, Oct. 28, the expanded marketplace at Main...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Wrann sworn in to Water Pollution Control Commission

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WEST HAVEN, April 28, 2017 — From left, Water Pollution Control Commission Chairman Brian Reichert joins new WPCC Commissioner Nathan Wrann and Mayor Edward M. O’Brien after Wrann was sworn in by City Clerk Deborah Collins, not picture...

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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 21, 2017

O’Reilly Auto Parts celebrates opening on Route 1

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WEST HAVEN, April 21, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, holding a pair of oversize scissors, cuts the ribbon Friday, April 21, to mark the ceremonial opening of O’Reilly Auto Parts, a chain specializing in automotive parts and ...

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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 advanc...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Beautification Committee seeks volunteers, sets meeting

Cleanup

WEST HAVEN, April 17, 2017 — The West Haven Beautification Committee is seeking volunteers to help with planting and organizing community cleanups.

Committee Chairwoman Marilyn Wilkes will hold a meeting for new and current members from 7-8 p.m. Thur...

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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: April 5, 2017

Applications available May 1-31 for summer youth jobs

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WEST HAVEN, April 5, 2017 — Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program will be available May 1-31 in the athletic director’s office at West Haven High School and the main office at Bailey Middle School.

The summer program, which runs ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

O’Brien talks economic development on call-in radio show

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NEW HAVEN, March 30, 2017 — On “Alisa’s Culture Cocktail” on WNHH-FM, host Alisa Bowens-Mercado talks about economic development with West Haven Mayor Edward M. O’Brien on Thursday, March 30. During the ca...

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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 designated ...

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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 center&...

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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 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...

Economic Rebirth
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