Posted on: November 21, 2017

Plans announced for DMV license service center in City Hall

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PHOTO — State Rep. Dorinda Borer, D-West Haven, speaks to reporters during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 21, at City Hall announcing that the state Department of Motor Vehicles, the city and its Chamber of Commerce will open a customer service...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Christmas tree lighting on Green set for Saturday, Nov. 25

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PHOTO — With the West Haven Christmas tree aglow in the background, The John C. Ireland Bandstand on the snow-covered Green is bedecked with huge electric snowflakes as Victorian-era streetlamps decorated with angels blowing on trumpets illumina...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Dubel’s Cafe donates $5,850 for breast cancer awareness

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 9, 2017 — From left, Art Gilbert and Dubel’s Cafe owner Fred Hugendubel, co-chairmen of the Dubel’s Golf Tournament, present a $5,850 check for the West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness Program to committee memb...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Blighted Captain’s Galley building torn down

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PHOTO — The former Captain’s Galley restaurant at 15 Beach St. is demolished by an excavator from RWM Excavating LLC of Thill Street on Friday, Nov. 3, to rid the neighborhood — and a prime stretch of the city’s shoreline — of a long-standing eyesore. (Ci...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Committee gives $29K to YNHH for breast cancer programs

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 30, 2017 — From front left, Eileen Hansen, administrative manager of women’s oncology services at the Smilow Breast Center at Yale New Haven Hospital, Linda Penn, manager of integrative medicine and the Cingari Family Boutique at the Smil...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

O’Brien declares Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday in city

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 30, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien has announced the city’s participation in the eighth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25.

Falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is a da...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Solar panel facility eyed at former West Haven landfill

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 24, 2017 — The City Council heard a proposal Monday night, Oct. 23, from the founder of a Branford-based manufacturer, distributor and developer of solar products to build an array of solar panels atop West Haven’s for...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Donate blood in memory of Ralph Eberle on Tuesday, Dec. 12

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 24, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien and Democratic Town Committee Chairman James W. Morrissey will hold an American Red Cross blood drive in memory of Councilman Ralph A. Eberle, D-3, from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the basement c...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Any Occasion Creation Florist relocates to West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 20, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, holding a pair of oversize scissors, cuts the ribbon Friday, Oct. 20, with, from left, Chris and Carrien Davis, owners of Any Occasion Creation Florist, and state Rep. Michael A. DiM...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Demolition phase jump-starts The Haven

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PHOTO — As water is sprayed to control dust and other particles, an excavator from LVI Environmental Services Inc./Northstar Contracting Group Inc. tears down the front second-floor wall of a house at 53 Main St. on Thursday, Oct. 19, as part of...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Energy website plugs city for switching to LED streetlights

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 19, 2017 — West Haven is the featured news story on the website and e-newsletter Energy Manager Today for its partnership with United Illuminating to convert the city’s 4,388 streetlights to environmentally friendly LE...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

‘A Brief History of West Haven’ chronicles city from 1986

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PHOTO — Author and city historian Jon E. Purmont, left, presents a copy of “A Brief History of West Haven, Conn., 1986-2017” to Mayor Edward M. O’Brien on Thursday, Oct. 12, at City Hall. (City Photo/Michael P. Wals...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Upgrade to LED streetlights will save city about $338K a year

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 10, 2017 — United Illuminating is converting the city’s 4,388 streetlights to environmentally friendly LED lighting, a move that will conserve energy while saving taxpayers an estimated $338,000 a year in electrical co...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Columbus Day Parade returns to city for first time since 2011

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PHOTO — The Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard leads the 2017 edition of the Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade on Campbell Avenue Sunday afternoon, Oct. 8. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

WEST HAVEN, Oct. 10, 2017 — The 20...

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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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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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Posted on: September 5, 2017

WestFest fun

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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 5, 2017 — A ball thrown by Ryan Walsh, 7, of West Haven, is about to hit the bull’s-eye and drop Mayor Edward M. O’Brien into the dunk tank Saturday, Sept. 2, on the Green during the third annual WestFest celebration, a community event a...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Groundbreaking heralds new West Haven High School

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PHOTO — City and school leaders and state officials throw shovels of dirt Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 22, to mark the symbolic groundbreaking of the city’s new $129.9 million, state-of-the-art West Haven High School at 1 McDonough Plaza. F...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Home makeover

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WEST HAVEN, Aug. 21, 2017 — From left, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, contractor Anthony Cordone and Planning and Development Commissioner Joseph A. Riccio Jr. on Monday, Aug. 21, stand in front of a Cape Cod-style house at 43 Linden St. that Cordone recently r...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

The Atwood opens, aims to make Allingtown a destination

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PHOTO — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, holding a pair of oversize scissors, cuts the ceremonial ribbon Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, with, from left, Acorn Group founder David A. Beckerman, Svigals + Partners managing partner Jay Brotman, Aco...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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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