News Flash

Posted on: January 18, 2019

New UNH police officer takes oath of office

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 18, 2019 — New University of New Haven police Officer Thomas P. Flaherty, center, is joined by, from left, Ronald M. Quagliani, UNH associate vice president of public safety and administrative services; UNH Police Chief Tracy L. Mooney; M...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

City issues snow rules for parking

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 17, 2019 — To help crews expedite snow removal, Public Works Commissioner Tom McCarthy is reminding residents and businesses to observe parking regulations during and after storms.

Per the “Severe Weather” par...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Rossi, UNH advisory panel hosting town hall confab Jan. 29

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 16, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and her staff invite residents to participate in a town hall meeting Tuesday, Jan. 29, at City Hall.

The community event is aimed at bringing residents closer to elected officials and promoting tra...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Icy Plunge to mark anniversary of breast cancer program

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PHOTO — 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 Jan. 13, 2018, at Savin Rock Beach. (Russ McCreven/West Haven Voice via City of West Haven, File)

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Taxes were due Jan. 1; payments after Feb. 1 accrue interest

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 16, 2019 — The second installment of the city’s real estate, personal property, and motor vehicle tax and sewer bills were due Jan. 1, and payments after Feb. 1 are considered delinquent and subject to interest, Tax Co...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Bulk trash pickup, e-waste drop-off schedule announced

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 8, 2019 — The 2019 bulk trash pickup schedule is April 8-12 and Sept. 9-13.

Residents are reminded to separate metals and recyclables from regular trash and to put out trash no more than 24 hours before pickup. Violations carry a $100 fine...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Reminders about Christmas trees, leaf bags

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 8, 2019 — The city reminds residents not to put Christmas trees in plastic bags or stands for curbside pickup.

Lights must also be removed from Christmas trees. Plastic bags and other items can become tangled in the machine that grinds the...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Christmas card artists

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, left, recognizes the designers of her Christmas cards Friday, Jan. 4, in the lobby of Bailey Middle School.

Joining Rossi are, from left, Bailey seventh-grader Amanda Zheng, Assistant Principal Sta...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Masons cited for donating hall for special needs dance

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2019 — From left, Robert S. Morton, director of West Haven Youth and Family Services, presents a wooden “Community Service Award” plaque to Steven R. Mullins, worshipful master of the Ancient Free and Acce...

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Paintings of former West Haven landmarks donated

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2019 — City native David Stannard displays his paintings of former West Haven institutions — Chick’s Drive-in, 183 Beach St., and The Bilco Co., 37 Water St. — on the first floor of City Hall Thu...

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West Haven News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Blue Ribbon School

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 14, 2018 — Forest Elementary School Principal Thomas J. Hunt on Friday afternoon, Dec. 14, receives a citation from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi recognizing Forest as a National Blue Ribbon School.

Before presenting Hunt with the citatio...

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West Haven News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Rossi urges women 40 and older to get a mammogram

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 5, 2018 — From left, Yale New Haven Hospital mammography technologists Elizabeth Sorensen and Coretha Thomas give Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, Health Department intern Paulina Lopez and Health Director Maureen B. Lillis a tour of the Y...

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West Haven News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Pearl Harbor remembered at solemn Bradley Pt. ceremony

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PHOTO — West Haven Veterans Council President Dave Ricci salutes after laying a wreath at the base of the granite William A. Soderman Memorial on the Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park during the council’s annual observance of Pearl Harbor Remem...

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West Haven News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

VFW member golden at national games

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 27, 2018 — Randy Acklin, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9422, shows off the two gold and silver medals he won at the 32nd annual National Veterans Golden Age Games Aug. 3-8 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Acklin won the gold in the men’s 2...

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West Haven News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Pinpoint relocates to West Haven train station district

Pinpoint Relocates to Train Station District

WEST HAVEN, Nov. 20, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon Tuesday, Nov. 20, with Pinpoint managing partners T.J. Andrews, third from left, and Steve Gentile, fourth from left, to mark the relocation of the marketing co...

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West Haven News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Sale of waterfront park brings The Haven a step closer

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi heralds the sale of the city-owned Bayview Park property to The Haven Group LLC by presenting a $257,500 check on behalf of the developer to Finance Director Ronald Cicatelli on Friday, Nov. 9, at City Hall.

Joining t...

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West Haven News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Dr. Ralph Padilla honored as city’s first Hispanic of the Year

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PHOTO — Dr. Ralph L. Padilla receives a black “Hispanic American of the Year” jacket from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi at the city’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration on the steps of City Hall Friday, Oct. 19. (City Photo...

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West Haven News
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Blumenthal, Rossi discuss federal aid for city beaches

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PHOTO — During a news conference Monday, Oct. 15, at the Savin Rock gazebo, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi discuss key victories for West Haven’s beaches in the recently approved America’s Wat...

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West Haven News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

‘Topping off’ completes steel framework for new high school

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 11, 2018 — City and state leaders sign a white-painted I-beam before it is erected on Thursday, Oct. 11, to mark the ceremonial “topping off,” or completion, of the steel framework for the addition of the $13...

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West Haven News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Mario and Francine Coppola feted as Italian Couple of Year

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, right, reads a citation honoring Mario and Francine Coppola as West Haven’s Italian Couple of the Year at the 20th annual Columbus Day Celebration on the steps of City Hall Friday, Oct. 5. (City Photo/Davi...

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West Haven News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Allingtown, West Haven senior centers mark 50 years

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PHOTO — Elderly Services Director Sharon R. Mancini, right, receives a proclamation from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Allingtown and West Haven senior centers during a luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Cielo Ba...

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West Haven News
Posted on: September 25, 2018

New sidewalks for arts center project

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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 25, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, her executive assistant, Lou Esposito, and Public Works Commissioner Tom McCarthy look on as a concrete mixing truck prepares to pour concrete to lock in the newly installed precast concrete curbs for a s...

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West Haven News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Rossi to appoint Playground Committee

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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 24, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi applauded the state Bond Commission for grants totaling $5.1 million at its Sept. 20 meeting. Included in the funding was $100,000 to construct a playground on the grounds of Forest Elementary Sc...

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West Haven News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

$5M grant awarded to reconstruct Elm St. for The Haven

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, right, on Thursday, Sept. 20, announces $5 million in state funding with state Rep. Dorinda Borer, D-West Haven, left, for the reconstruction of Elm Street — the future entrance of The Haven, a $200 millio...

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West Haven News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

UI’s Vegetation Management Program resumes Sept. 11

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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 10, 2018 — The next phase of United Illuminating’s Vegetation Management Program will kick off Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Allingtown.

The five-year program, which began in 2014, is designed to reduce the amount of vegetatio...

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West Haven News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Rossi issues warning about illegal dumping

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PHOTO — The site of the alleged illegal dumping incident behind the former Nick’s Luncheonette at 423 First Ave. on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Police later arrested and charged an employee of a West Haven landscaping company with two counts of...

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West Haven News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

RWA bringing advanced metering infrastructure to city

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WEST HAVEN, Aug. 6, 2018 — About 13,000 Regional Water Authority customers in West Haven will have the water industry’s latest metering technology installed starting next month, joining the 50,000 customers in the RWA’s water district who have already rec...

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West Haven News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Mexican consul gen. meets with Rossi to forge partnership

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WEST HAVEN, June 15, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi presents Diego Gomez Pickering, consul general of Mexico to New York City, with a framed collage of pencil drawings of West Haven’s most recognizable icons and landmarks Friday afternoon, June 15, at City H...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Digital copy of The Haven site plan now available

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WEST HAVEN, May 23, 2018 — A digital copy of the site plan for The Haven development is available for public review.

View the Site Plan.

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Simon and The Haven Group LLC commence entitlement process for The Haven luxury outlet center

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WEST HAVEN, May 22, 2018 — Simon Property Group and The Haven Group LLC applied on Monday evening, May 21, for site plan approval before the Department of Planning and Development at City Hall, the first entitlement step toward building The Have...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Rossi cancels Savin Rock Festival to save money

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WEST HAVEN, May 3, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced today that she is canceling the 2018 Savin Rock Festival, held annually in July, as a budget cost-saving measure.

The following statement is from Mayor Rossi:

“It is with sadness t...

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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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News Flash

Posted on: January 3, 2019

Icy Plunge for Cure set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Savin Rock Beach

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PHOTO — 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 Jan. 13, 2018, at Savin Rock Beach. (Russ McCreven/West Haven Voice via City of West Haven...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day event on tap for noon Friday, March 15, in City Hall Square

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 15, 2018 — The St. Patrick’s Day Committee will bestow its Irish Person of the Year award Friday, March 15, at the city’s 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

The committee will fete the 2019 r...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Dedication of brick Walk of Honor set for Saturday, May 25, at Bradley Point

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

WEST HAVEN, Dec. 4, 2018 — Members of the West Haven Veterans Council and city officials will dedicate the 12th phase of the brick Veter...

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