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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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Posted on: October 22, 2020

West Haven simplifies voting procedures for residents

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 22, 2020 — Election Day is right around the corner, and city election officials have residents covered.

Due to this year’s presidential election, officials are anticipating a higher-than-normal voter turnout by implemen...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Burns sworn in as West Haven housing commissioner

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 22, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi swears in West Shore resident Harold “Hal” Burns to the Board of Commissioners of the West Haven Housing Authority on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the World War I Armisti...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Rossi issues COVID-19 update

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 19, 2020 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has issued an update on the coronavirus.

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West Haven News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Feeding those in need

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 14, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, third from left, joins Wellspring Community Center President Omer Kizilcik, fourth from left, on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to announce the center’s gift ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Abbott Park gardens spruced up

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 7, 2020 — (Pictured, from left): West Shore residents Walker Perry, Heying Qian, Jim Greenberg, Carmela Livolsi, Anthony Marini, and Lalani and Steve Perry pause while sprucing up the gardens in Abbott Park on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Tappin, Sikorski sworn in as Allingtown fire commissioners

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 6, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi swears in Troy Tappin to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the City of West Haven Fire Department Allingtown on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the World War I Armistice Memorial on the Green.

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Energy assistance offered in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 5, 2020 — The city will begin accepting applications Oct. 19 for the federally funded Connecticut Energy Assistance Program.

Appointments for all heating sources can be made, starting Oct. 5, by calling 203-937-3572.

Due to the co...

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West Haven News
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Hispanic, Italian of the Year celebrations canceled

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 5, 2020 — Due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing restrictions, the city has canceled the 2020 Hispanic Heritage and Italian Heritage celebrations.

The city has also postponed the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Ce...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

UI’s tree care program resumes in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 5, 2020 — United Illuminating has begun the latest phase of its tree care program to reduce the amount of vegetation that UI says threatens power lines during storms.

In the next two to three months, UI’s tree service c...

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West Haven News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Hubbard Farms Park reopens with ribbon-cutting

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi cuts the ribbon with 10th District Councilman Barry Lee Cohen, left, and Hubbard Family Association President Steven Johnstone to celebrate the reopening of Hubbard Farms Park in West Shore on Tuesday, Sept....

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Refurbished basketball courts reopen in Vets Memorial Park

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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 24, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi cuts the ribbon with, from left, city recreation program coordinator Tom Conroy, city sidewalk inspector Ernie Chiarelli and Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman David Coyle on We...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Farmers market vouchers available

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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 21, 2020 — Farmers market vouchers are available by calling the Department of Elderly Services at 203-937-3635 or 203-627-1382.

In an effort to limit contact, the department is distributing the vouchers by mail to eligible city ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Rossi tours Forest School playground project

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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 17, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Public Works Commissioner Tom J. McCarthy look over plans as a crew from ALZ Construction of Marshfield, Mass., finishes installing the new playground at Forest Elementary School ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Roundabout upgrade underway at Jones Hill Rd., Ocean Ave.

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PHOTO — West Haven Public Works Commissioner Tom J. McCarthy, left, and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi look on as a crew from Laydon Industries LLC of New Haven works to widen the existing truck apron at the Oyster River roundabout Tuesday, Sept. 15. The ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

9/11 virtual ceremony now airing on city’s YouTube channel

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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 11, 2020 — Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting large public gatherings, the city is observing the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a virtual ceremony now airing on West Haven’s YouTube channel...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Blumenthal, Rossi herald FEMA funds for fire departments

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PHOTO — From left, West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and West Haven Fire Department Chief James P. O’Brien join U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., in announcing four FEMA grants totaling $809,200 for the city’s three fire d...

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West Haven News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Residents reminded about regulation for short-term rentals

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WEST HAVEN, Aug. 18, 2020 — Planning and Development Commissioner Fred A. Messore reminds residents about a year-old regulation guiding “Short Term Rentals” in the city.

The Planning and Zoning Commission adopted the regulatio...

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West Haven News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

City Hall reopening to the public with restrictions Aug. 5

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WEST HAVEN, July 28, 2020 — In accordance with state and local guidelines, City Hall is reopening to the public with restrictions Wednesday, Aug. 5, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and city Health Director Maureen B. Lillis announced.

Rossi said the phased ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

West Haven reopening recreational venues June 17

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WEST HAVEN, June 16, 2020 — In accordance with federal, state and local guidelines, the city will reopen certain recreational venues this week, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and city Health Director Maureen B. Lillis announced.

On Wednesday, June 17, the ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Suggs sworn in as West Haven police commissioner

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WEST HAVEN, June 10, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi swears in Christopher M. Suggs to the Board of Police Commissioners during a ceremony attended by dozens of colleagues, friends and loved ones Wednesday, June 10, at The John C. Irelan...

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West Haven News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Rossi issues statement on death of George Floyd

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WEST HAVEN, June 3, 2020 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has issued a statement on the death of George Floyd.

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Rossi sets committee to mark West Haven’s centennial

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WEST HAVEN, June 1, 2020 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi is commissioning a special committee to create, organize and oversee events for West Haven’s 100th anniversary next year.

The West Haven Centennial Committee will celebrate the 1921 birth ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Borer, Rossi herald $5.2M in funding for Beach St. raising

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PHOTO — From left, state Rep. Dorinda Borer, D-West Haven, and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, joined by City Engineer Abdul Quadir, announce $5.2 million in state funding for the raising of Beach Street during a news conference at the Sandy Point Beach &...

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West Haven News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

West Haven shoreline reopening with restrictions May 22

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WEST HAVEN, May 14, 2020 — In accordance with federal, state and local guidelines, the city will reopen beaches, the shoreline boardwalk and beach parking lots Friday, May 22, but with restrictions, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and city Health Director ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Memorial Day parade canceled, Walk of Honor event moved

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WEST HAVEN, April 29, 2020 — Due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing restrictions, the city and the West Haven Veterans Council have canceled the Memorial Day parade and postponed the Veterans Walk of Honor dedication, Mayor Nancy ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Walmart gives supplies to 1st responders fighting virus

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WEST HAVEN, April 20, 2020 — (Pictured): Walmart of West Haven employees donate several cases of Gatorade, water, and Lysol disinfectant spray and wipes to members of the West Shore, West Haven and City of West Haven Allingtown fire departments;...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Water St. closing April 27 for The Haven demolition phase

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WEST HAVEN, April 15, 2020 — The city is permanently closing and abandoning Water Street on Monday, April 27, in preparation for the demolition phase of The Haven luxury outlet center.

Mayor Nancy R. Rossi said the project developer is setting up...

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West Haven News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Pinpoint aids 1st responders with face shields to fight COVID

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WEST HAVEN, April 9, 2020 — (Pictured): Pinpoint managing partner T.J. Andrews, front left, presents city and fire officials Thursday, April 9, with a boxed donation of 75 clear plastic face shields — 25 for each of West Haven&rsqu...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

City supports YNH Health operations center with approvals

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WEST HAVEN, April 8, 2020 — City and fire officials recently fast-tracked the permit and approval process to help Yale New Haven Health implement emergency logistical support operations at its new 140,000-square-foot Regional Operations Center o...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Rossi thanks Allingtown company for making medical gowns

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WEST HAVEN, April 7, 2020 — (Pictured): During a tour of Thermaxx Jackets in Allingtown on Wednesday, April 1, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi thanks the company, which normally makes insulation for construction projects, for making disposable medical gown...

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Rossi issues statement on 1st COVID-19 death in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, March 25, 2020 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has issued a statement on the first coronavirus death in West Haven.

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

West Haven resident tests positive for COVID-19

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WEST HAVEN, March 18, 2020 — A city resident has tested positive for the new coronavirus, Health Director Maureen B. Lillis confirmed on Wednesday afternoon, March 18.

“The state Department of Public Health has notified the city that a ...

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West Haven News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

West Haven pollinator project grant launched

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WEST HAVEN, March 18, 2020 — David Carr is inviting city residents and businesses to invest in an environmental sustainability project that aims to install pollinator-friendly plants in public spaces, including parks and schoolyards, and residen...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Rossi issues emergency order in response to COVID-19

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WEST HAVEN, March 17, 2020 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has issued an emergency order in response to the new coronavirus disease, called COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

West Haven St. Patrick’s Day Celebration postponed

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WEST HAVEN, March 16, 2020 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and the West Haven St. Patrick’s Day Committee have postponed the 29th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration honoring Irishman of the Year Keith M. Sweeney to coincide with the...

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West Haven News
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Cultural event celebrates West Haven’s black heritage

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PHOTO — West Haven African American Citizen of the Year Freddy Jackson, third from left, is joined by his wife, Miriam Silas Jackson, second from left, as he receives a citation from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and West Haven Black Heritage Committee C...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Creator of Mounds candy bar cited posthumously

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 14, 2020 — (Pictured): Vincent Nitido Jr., center, receives citations Friday, Feb. 14, from state Rep. Charles J. Ferraro and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi honoring his father, the late Vincent Nitido Sr., as a brilliant mind in the indu...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Rossi tours Park View development in Allingtown

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 12, 2020 — (Pictured): Acorn Group Vice President Gary S. Letendre, second from right, leads Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, on a site tour of Acorn’s budding Park View mixed-use development on Cellini Place, just off Ro...

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West Haven News
Posted on: February 5, 2020

West Haven realizes continued grand list growth

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 5, 2020 — The city’s grand list of taxable property has grown by nearly $36 million, or just over 1%, for fiscal year 2019, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

The net grand list is now more than $2.7 billion, said Rossi, a...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

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

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 6, 2020 — The 2020 pickup schedule for bulk trash is April 20-24 and Sept. 14-18.

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

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West Haven News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Reminders about Christmas trees, holiday trash pickup

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 2, 2020 — 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 ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Rossi cited for leadership, city’s sustainability designation

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PHOTO — West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi receives a framed certificate from Trinity College professor Daniel J. Mrozowski, left, and Connecticut Conference of Municipalities President Neil M. O’Leary, the mayor of Waterbury, on Tuesday,...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

City honored with Sustainable CT’s Bronze certification

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 1, 2019 — West Haven was among the Connecticut municipalities recognized at the New Britain Museum of American Art on Wednesday, Oct. 30, for achieving certification as a Sustainable CT community.

The city met high standards in a...

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West Haven News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

WHHS solar array will save city $1M in electrical costs

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi on Monday, Oct. 28, announces a rooftop solar array for the underway reconstruction of West Haven High School that will generate power for the school once it is installed and save the city more than $1 million in ele...

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West Haven News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Bysiewicz, Rossi tour pair of businesses in Allingtown

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PHOTO — Sabatino Tartufi CEO Federico Balestra, left, discusses his family’s 108-year-old business with, from right, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, state Rep. Michael A. DiMassa, D-West Haven, and Bysiewicz’s...

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