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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Beach parking reminders issued

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WEST HAVEN, July 9, 2020 — Motorists are once again reminded about the city’s beach parking policy.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting the capacity of beach lots, parking is for West Haven residents only until further notice.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

P&Z holding public hearings online, starting July 14

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WEST HAVEN, July 8, 2020 — The Planning and Zoning Commission will resume its public hearing schedule remotely, using videoconference software by Cisco Webex, Chairwoman Kathleen Hendricks announced.

The commission will hold its first virtual mee...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

West Haven offers new window service to pay tax bills

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PHOTO — The West Haven tax office’s new window service features large tents and a plywood staging area, along with a plywood ramp and walkway, on the Campbell Avenue side of City Hall to give taxpayers access to three windows to pay th...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Beach parking stickers mailed with West Haven tax bills

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WEST HAVEN, June 18, 2020 — City tax bills — real estate, personal property, motor vehicle and sewer — have been mailed and are payable in two installments: July and January. Included in the mailing are the new two-year beach...

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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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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Registration opens June 16 for summer camp programs

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WEST HAVEN, June 11, 2020 — Registration will open online at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, for the Department of Parks and Recreation’s modified camp and playground programs this summer, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Park-Rec Director Mark E. Pa...

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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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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Applications available for summer public works jobs

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WEST HAVEN, June 4, 2020 — The city is accepting applications from residents ages 18 and older for summer seasonal employment for the Department of Public Works.

The minimum wage jobs consist of working 40 hours per week until Sept. 1.

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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 3, 2020

New UNH deputy police chief takes oath of office

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WEST HAVEN, June 3, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi swears in new University of New Haven Deputy Police Chief Adam Brown on Wednesday, June 3, at the World War I Armistice Memorial on the Green.

Attending the ceremony were Brown&rsquo...

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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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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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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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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Bathhouse gets summer face-lift

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WEST HAVEN, May 13, 2020 — (Pictured, from right): City sidewalk inspector Ernie Chiarelli, mayoral Executive Assistant Lou Esposito, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Wizard Painting Co. owner Todd Tompkins look on as a crew from Tompkins’ Sav...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Paving the way

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WEST HAVEN, May 13, 2020 — (Pictured, from right): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, city sidewalk inspector Ernie Chiarelli and Rossi’s executive assistant, Lou Esposito, look on as a steamroller from West Haven’s sidewalk contractor, E...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

City promotes outdoor dining as Lamont lifts restrictions

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WEST HAVEN, May 12, 2020 — As Gov. Ned Lamont loosens restrictions on restaurants to allow outdoor dining, the city is encouraging West Haven restaurant owners to immediately start using outdoor dining to support their businesses amid the corona...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

New sidewalks on boardwalk

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WEST HAVEN, May 12, 2020 — (Pictured): An excavation crew from the city’s sidewalk contractor, Elm City Materials Inc. of Spring Street, replaces a 250-foot section of the shoreline boardwalk behind Savin Rock on Monday, May 11.

The wor...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

West Haven participates in Low Interest Rate Program

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WEST HAVEN, April 30, 2020 — The City Council on Wednesday night, April 22, approved a motion allowing the city to participate in the Low Interest Rate Program authorized by Gov. Ned Lamont’s executive order in response to the coronavi...

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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 28, 2020

Hubbard Nature Center revitalization underway

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PHOTO — The revitalization of the 7.6-acre Hubbard Nature and Education Center on Hubbard Road in West Shore is underway, thanks to city leaders and corporate sponsors. (City Photo/Barry Lee Cohen)

WEST HAVEN, April 28, 2020 — After mon...

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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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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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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Sign of the times

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WEST HAVEN, April 7, 2020 — (Pictured, from left): In these unprecedented times, a symbol of love and hope is assembled on the northeast corner of the Green on Tuesday, April 7, by Department of Park Maintenance employees Terrence Tucker, Jim Si...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

DPW commissioner thanks US Foods for helping church

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WEST HAVEN, March 30, 2020 — Public Works Commissioner Tom J. McCarthy has issued a statement thanking US Foods for helping Vertical Church, 225 Meloy Road, to feed those in need.

“I would like to extend an enormous thank-you to US Food...

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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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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Hall closed for business on Fridays until further notice

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WEST HAVEN, March 24, 2020 — Effective March 27, City Hall will be closed on Fridays until further notice in response to the coronavirus crisis and to provide the opportunity for a more thorough and deeper cleaning of the building on a weekly ba...

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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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Posted on: March 18, 2020

DPW temporarily suspends some city services

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WEST HAVEN, March 18, 2020 — The Department of Public Works has temporarily suspended some city services in response to COVID-19 concerns, Commissioner Tom J. McCarthy announced.

To protect residents and department staff, McCarthy has suspended c...

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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

City buildings, departments closed to the public for 2 weeks

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WEST HAVEN, March 16, 2020 — In response to COVID-19, the city has closed all municipal buildings and departments to the public for a minimum of two weeks, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

The local public health protocol, implemented to discourag...

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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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Posted on: March 6, 2020

‘Surprise’ celebration marks Esposito’s 80th birthday

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WEST HAVEN, March 6, 2020 — (Pictured): Louis P. “Lou” Esposito Jr., with wife Kathleen, right, receives a citation in honor of his 80th birthday from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi during a surprise celebration with dozens of co-worke...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Read Across America Day

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WEST HAVEN, March 2, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi reads the 1957 Dr. Seuss children’s book “The Cat in the Hat” to second graders of teacher Carmela Armellino’s class at Savin Rock Community Sch...

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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 24, 2020

Sidewalk repair program slated for spring

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 24, 2020 — The Department of Public Works is continuing its sidewalk repair and replacement program this spring.

City sidewalk inspector Ernie Chiarelli recently announced that 372 addresses were reported and inspected last year....

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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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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 17, 2020

Rossi reestablishes Economic Development Commission

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 17, 2020 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has reestablished the Economic Development Commission by appointing a handful of new members who bring a trove of experience in development, education, health care and the arts.

The recently appoin...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Sustainable CT awards $5K grant for pollinator project

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 13, 2020 — The West Haven Pollinator Pathway project has received a $5,000 Community Match Fund grant from Sustainable CT, project coordinator David Carr announced.

The Pollinator Pathway project aligns with the objective of acti...

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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. Violations car...

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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 15, 2019

Lowe’s gives back again, builds West Haven’s 1st gaga pit

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PHOTO — The new gaga pit in Painter Park built by employees from Lowe’s of Milford. Gaga is a form of dodgeball played in an octagon-shaped structure, or pit. (City Photo/Tom Conroy)

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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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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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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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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Aniello Cappetta feted as West Haven’s Italian of the Year

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PHOTO — Aniello Cappetta receives an embroidered “Italian American of the Year” jacket from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi at the city’s 21st annual Columbus Day Celebration on the steps of City Hall on Friday, Oct. 11. (City...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Iris Milagros Diaz honored as city’s Hispanic of the Year

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi presents Iris Milagros Diaz with a black “Hispanic American of the Year” jacket at the city’s second annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on the steps of City Hall on Friday, Oct. 4. (Ci...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Revaluation underway for West Haven homeowners

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 3, 2019 — West Haven has hired the appraisal company Vision Government Solutions Inc. of Hudson, Massachusetts, to perform the city’s state-mandated 2020 revaluation.

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Roundabout upgrade slated for Jones Hill Rd., Ocean Ave.

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PHOTO — An aerial rendering from the state Department of Transportation showing the soon-to-be upgraded Oyster River roundabout at Jones Hill Road and Ocean Avenue in the city’s Baybrook section. (CTDOT)

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Cellini Place closed for construction starting May 6

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WEST HAVEN, April 30, 2019 — In the interest of public safety, Cellini Place, from Boston Post Road to Forest Road, will be closed for construction by the state until further notice starting Monday, May 6.

Sidewalks on Cellini Place will also be ...

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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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