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Posted on: April 15, 2021

FEMA offers COVID-19 funeral assistance

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WEST HAVEN, April 15, 2021 —The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing financial assistance for coronavirus-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families, an...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Bulk trash pickup is April 19-23, e-waste drop-off is April 24

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WEST HAVEN, April 5, 2021 — The next bulk trash pickup week is Monday through Friday, April 19-23.

West Haven residents are reminded to separate metals, recyclables and regular trash from bulk trash and put them out no more than 24 hours before pickup. Vio...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Rossi restricting shoreline parking for residents only

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WEST HAVEN, April 12, 2021 — The city is installing "Beach Permit Parking Only" signs this week along the shoreline, from South Street to Beach Street, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

City holding Memorial Day parade, seeking marchers

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WEST HAVEN, April 9, 2021 — The city will hold the 2021 Memorial Day parade and is seeking veterans, civic groups, fraternal organizations, service clubs and marching bands to participate in the annual procession, which steps off at 10:30 a.m. M...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Sea Bluff Beach parking lot closed for repairs April 16-23

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WEST HAVEN, April 7, 2021 — The Sea Bluff Beach parking lot will be closed for repairs from April 16-23.

The work will include removing the deteriorated and unsafe timber wall that divides the parking lot and beach, said Ernie Chiarelli, the proj...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

West Haven basketball courts temporarily closed for repairs

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WEST HAVEN, April 7, 2021 — Three basketball courts have been temporarily closed for renovations as part of Mayor Nancy R. Rossi’s citywide parks improvement program.

The basketball courts — Painter Park, Brennan Field and Gla...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

#FunFactFriday coming to centennial Facebook page

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WEST HAVEN, April 5, 2021 — The City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee is launching a new series called #FunFactFriday to promote the community’s 100th anniversary this year.

Every Friday starting April 9, the committee wil...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Prescription Drug Takeback Day set for April 24 at WHPD

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WEST HAVEN, April 1, 2021 — The Police Department, West Haven Youth and Family Services and the West Haven Prevention Council are holding a Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, April 24.

The takeback event aims to provide city residents wi...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

City waives $50 permit fee for temporary outdoor dining

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WEST HAVEN, March 30, 2021 — To support West Haven restaurants and encourage outdoor dining amid the coronavirus pandemic, the City Council on Monday night, March 29, approved a communication by Mayor Nancy R. Rossi to once again suspend the $50 permit fe...

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Posted on: March 28, 2021

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of new West Haven dog park

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PHOTO — City Project Coordinator and Sidewalk Inspector Ernie Chiarelli, center, helps Mayor Nancy R. Rossi cut the ribbon Saturday, March 27, to mark the official opening of West Haven’s new dog park in Veterans Memorial Park...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

VP Harris brings ‘Help Is Here’ relief campaign to West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, March 26, 2021 — Vice President Kamala Harris visited the West Haven Child Development Center on Friday, March 26.

Harris, America’s first female vice president, toured the 201 Noble St. center with Nancy R. Rossi, West Have...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Girl Scout Day observed in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, March 16, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, back right, recognizes Girl Scouts of the West Haven Service Unit on the Green on Friday, March 12.

During the half-hour ceremony, Rossi, a former Girl Scout and troop leader, answere...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

City Hall reopening to public with restrictions March 16

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WEST HAVEN, March 10, 2021 — In accordance with state and local guidelines, City Hall is reopening to the public with restrictions Tuesday, March 16, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and city Health Director Maureen B. Lillis announced.

Rossi said the phased...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

WHPD invites public comment on state accreditation efforts

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WEST HAVEN, March 10, 2021 — A team of assessors from the Police Officers Standards and Training Council will arrive in West Haven on Monday, April 5, to examine the Police Department’s policy and procedures as they relate to Tier I of...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Tax relief programs for elderly, disabled homeowners

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WEST HAVEN, March 10, 2021 — The assessor’s office is accepting applications for tax relief programs for elderly and disabled homeowners from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at City Hall, 355 Main St.

West Haven residents can apply for the programs, based on the...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Rossi gets vaccine, urges Westies to help beat COVID-19

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WEST HAVEN, March 3, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from West Haven Fire Department Chief James P. O’Brien at City Hall on Wednesday, March 3.

Rossi, 62, took the injection of Mod...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Work set to begin on new Cove River tide gates, footbridge

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 24, 2021 — A New York contractor is mobilizing equipment to begin construction this week on the new Cove River tide gate system and pedestrian bridge, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

City Engineer Abdul Quadir said the project, funded with...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

‘Taste of Mexico,’ La Catrina, opens in Savin Rock Plaza

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 24, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon with city leaders and the owners of La Catrina Restaurant and Cantina on Wednesday, Feb. 24, to celebrate the Mexican restaurant’s grand o...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Rossi announces update on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 18, 2021 — Health Director Maureen B. Lillis on Thursday, Feb. 18, provided residents with an update on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine rollout in West Haven, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

West Haven centenarian celebrates birthday

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 18, 2021 — (Pictured): Susan Dupee receives a mayoral citation in honor of her 100th birthday from Louis P. Esposito Jr., the executive assistant to Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, left, and Councilman Robert Bruneau, D-9, during a celebr...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Rossi delivers valentines to couples married 50 years

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, delivers a red rose and a blue tote bag containing other valentines to Bill and Doreen Breen as part of West Haven’s 31st annual Valentine’s Day event Friday, Feb. 12. The Breens...

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Posted on: February 13, 2021

Rossi encourages eligible residents to register for vaccine

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 13, 2021 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi is kicking off a citywide campaign to encourage eligible residents to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The key to ending the pandemic and getting back to a sense of normality is for our...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Facebook page promotes West Haven centennial celebration

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 10, 2021 — The City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee has launched a Facebook page to mark and promote the community’s 100th anniversary this year, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

The newly published page, called “City of West...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

100-year-old Westies sought for centennial recognition

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 4, 2021 — As part of the community’s 100th anniversary festivities later this year, the City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee is honoring residents 100 and older and is looking for centenarians to recognize.

All centenarians ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Sewer repair work in West Shore starting in February

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 26, 2021 — The city will perform sanitary sewer repairs and pipe lining in West Shore starting in mid-February.

City Engineer Abdul Quadir said the work will be done from Feb. 15-July 24 on Hillside Avenue, Bellevue Avenue, Milto...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Allingtown fire department receives first responder grant

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 22, 2021 — The City of West Haven Fire Department Allingtown has received a $3,427 grant to buy and install vital laundry equipment at its Minor Park Station on Fairfax Street, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Chief Michael R. Terenzio announced....

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Posted on: January 18, 2021

MLK Day virtual ceremony airing on West Haven YouTube

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PHOTO — A portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. on display at the First Congregational Church of West Haven. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

WEST HAVEN, Jan. 18, 2021 — The city is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a virtual ceremo...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Schedule announced for bulk trash pickup, e-waste drop-off

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2021 — The 2021 bulk trash pickup weeks are April 19-23 and Sept. 13-17.

West Haven residents are reminded to separate metals, recyclables and regular trash from bulk trash and put them out no more than 24 hours before pickup....

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

West Haven audit shows continued progress

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2021 — The city’s audit for fiscal year 2020 highlighted continued fiscal responsibility and progress while meeting the state-mandated audit deadline of Dec. 31 for the first time in more than a decade, Mayor Nancy ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

City Council approves Rossi’s Enterprise Zone proposal

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 14, 2020 — The City Council on Monday night, Dec. 14, approved Mayor Nancy R. Rossi’s proposal for establishing a state-designated Enterprise Zone in West Haven that would run the length of Front Avenue and Spring Stre...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Rossi reveals logo for West Haven’s 2021 centennial

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PHOTO —  Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and her executive assistant, Louis P. Esposito Jr., reveal the logo Tuesday, Dec. 8, for West Haven’s centennial celebration in 2021. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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Posted on: December 5, 2020

Rossi heralds the holidays with surprise virtual tree lighting

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, joined by 10-year-old grandson Arthur Rossi and Santa Claus, heralds the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 5, with a surprise virtual lighting of the Christmas tree on the West Haven Green. (City Photo/Michael ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

West Haven truffle company expanding headquarters

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PHOTO — Sabatino Tartufi owner and CEO Federico Balestra, third from left, and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, fourth from left, are joined by city and state officials Friday, Oct. 30, to announce that the world’s largest truffle compan...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

West Haven receives UI tree grant at Arbor Day celebration

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PHOTO — City, state and UI officials celebrate West Haven’s $10,000 tree grant award from United Illuminating by dedicating the planting of a lacebark elm at Campbell Avenue and Center Street in observance of the city’s Arbor Day celebration Tues...

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