West Haven awarded $2M brownfield grant for the haven development
WEST HAVEN, Aug. 28, 2014 — The city is receiving a $2 million state brownfield grant to clean up two contaminated parcels owned by the city and to prepare the sites for a large-scale development proposed by The Haven Group LLC. The funding was announced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Bridgeport and was among several grants awarded to various communities by the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development.
WEST HAVEN, Aug. 29, 2014 — The U.S. Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service on Friday, Aug. 29, awarded the city a $3.8 million grant to protect homes in the Old Field Creek salt marsh area. The Emergency Watershed Protection Program grant joins a $2.6 million grant the city received from the NRCS in January to safeguard and maintain flood plains in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and to reduce future risk.
WEST HAVEN, Aug. 29, 2014 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, left, pauses with Dino F. Ciaburri on Friday, Aug. 15, at The John C. Ireland Bandstand on the Green. Ciaburri is sponsoring a benefit concert for the Council on the Arts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, in the West Haven High School auditorium, 1 McDonough Plaza. It had previously been scheduled for the Green.
WEST HAVEN, Aug. 29, 2014 — The city will observe the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Thursday, 9/11, with a flag-raising ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradley Point Park flagpole, followed by a candlelight vigil. The memorial service will begin with a presentation of colors by the West Haven Police Color Guard and the flag-raising by the West Haven Fire Department Honor Guard and the New Haven County Firefighters Emerald Society in honor of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed. Remarks from dignitaries will follow.
WEST HAVEN, Aug. 15, 2014 — Board of Education data entry clerk Cathy Panza, left, and her 9-year-old son, William, place an order at the Spuds Your Way food truck Thursday, Aug. 14, on the Green.
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WEST HAVEN, July 28, 2014 — The state Bond Commission on Friday, July 25, awarded the city a $250,000 grant for a new bicycle path on Railroad Avenue and Frontage Road and a $110,000 grant for a new irrigation system at the Carrigan Intermediate School athletic fields.
WEST HAVEN, July 24, 2014 — Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the city’s financial outlook Wednesday, July 23, from Baa1 negative to Baa1 stable. Moody’s affirmed the Baa1 general obligation bond rating based on $114.1 million in outstanding general obligation debt, the New York agency reported.
WEST HAVEN, June 11, 2014 — City officials have been in “very serious” discussions with renowned developers to launch perhaps the most ambitious and expansive development in West Haven’s storied 366-year history, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien announced Tuesday, June 10.
WEST HAVEN, June 16, 2014 — Hundreds of well-wishers gather at Sea Bluff Beach on Captain Thomas Boulevard Sunday, June 15, for the dedication of the pink “Where Angels Play” playground built by the New Jersey-based Sandy Ground Project in honor of 6-year-old Charlotte Bacon, one of the 26 shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown being memorialized with 26 specialized playgrounds in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
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