Posted on: February 21, 2017

Chamber breakfast discusses city’s Legislative Agenda

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 21, 2017 — From left, state Sen. Gary Holder-Winfield, D-New Haven; state Reps. Charles J. Ferraro, R-West Haven, and Michael A. DiMassa, D-West Haven; Mayor Edward M. O’Brien; and West Haven Chamber of Commerce Direct...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Volunteers sought for osprey, shorebird monitoring

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 20, 2017 — The Connecticut Audubon Society is holding two training sessions for volunteer bird monitors.

The first session, for those interested in monitoring osprey, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Milford Po...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Passing the flag; Columbus Day parade set for 1 p.m. Oct. 8

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NEW HAVEN, Feb. 15, 2017 — With preparations underway for this year’s Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade in West Haven, West Haven Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, right, accepts the traditional passing of the Italian flag from Ha...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Couples celebrated

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 14, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, center, joins Frank and Joyce Flegler, of West Prospect Street, during the city’s 27th annual Valentine’s Day party Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Savin Rock Conference...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Way to Go!

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MILFORD, Feb. 13, 2017 — From left, Claudine O’Donnell, an occupational therapist at KidSense Therapy Group, 209 Cherry St., receives the Way to Go award Tuesday, Jan. 24, from Kyle Scarpulla, 15, his grandmother Viola Waldo and his mo...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Public info meeting rescheduled for Coastal Resilience Plan

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 7, 2017 — The second public informational meeting in the development of the city’s Community Coastal Resilience Plan has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22.

The meeting, moved from Tuesday, Jan. 31, because of snow,...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Elderly, disabled homeowners offered tax relief

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 31, 2017 — Assessor Ann Marie Gradoia is accepting applications for tax relief programs for elderly and disabled homeowners.

Residents can apply for the programs, based on their 2016 incomes, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Feb. 15-May 15,...

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Posted on: January 28, 2017

Over 200 brave frigid water, waves to aid breast cancer fight

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 28, 2017 — More than 200 intrepid participants — including Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, navy blue T-shirt, and his son, David, WHHS T-shirt — navigate 2-foot swells in the 41-degree water of Long Island Sound during the 17th annual Icy Plunge...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

New plow trucks rolled out

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 26, 2017 — From left, Public Works Commissioner Dominic Perrotti, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien and fleet equipment supervisor Robert A. Orifice Sr. show four of the department’s new Freightliner “severe-...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Season of Light awards

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 26, 2017 — Dubel’s Cafe owner Fred Hugendubel and New Haven Ski Club member Frank Meyer, holding plaques, receive Season of Light awards from West Haven Youth and Family Services Director Robert S. Morton, left, and Ma...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

O’Brien named treasurer of Council of Governments

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 25, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien has been appointed to serve as treasurer on the Executive Committee of the South Central Regional Council of Governments.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve on the Executive Committee of SCRCOG,” O’...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Park-Rec schedules Boston trip to see Red Sox play Cubs

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 24, 2017 — The Department of Parks and Recreation is running a trip to Boston’s Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play the defending world champion Chicago Cubs at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

The trip costs $150 for residents and $...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Youth Open Mic benefits from WimBash Festival proceeds

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 17, 2017 — From left, WimBash Beach Festival founder Doug Wimbish, members of the local teen rock band Stratus, festival organizer John McCarthy and Mayor Edward M. O’Brien strike a pose Friday night, Jan. 13, during the Youth Open Mic at...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of Block Advisors on Elm St.

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 12, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien cuts the ribbon with Chamber of Commerce Director Alan R. Olenick, left, and Block Advisors tax adviser and office manager William Smith on Thursday, Jan. 12, to celebrate the grand o...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Energy Khlub celebrates opening on lower Campbell Ave.

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 5, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien cuts the ribbon Thursday, Jan. 5, with Energy Khlub owner Mahogany Mathis, right, and her mother, Knia Mathis, second from left, and her sister, Malaizja Mathis, to mark the organic be...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Golf tournament scores $7,260 for blood cancer research

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2017 — Longtime city businessman Frank Cuomo, owner of Elm Cafe at 124 Elm St., presented the 18th annual Elm Cafe Golf Tournament Monday, Oct. 17, at Alling Memorial Golf Club in New Haven.

The tournament, which benefits blood ca...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

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

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 3, 2017 — The 2017 bulk trash pickup schedule is March 6-10, June 5-9, Aug. 7-11 and Oct. 2-6.

Residents are reminded that bulk pickup is on their scheduled curbside collection days in the second calendar week of the four designated ...

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Posted on: December 23, 2016

O’Brien’s Goodwill donation aids residents in need

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 23, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, right, helps H. Richard Borer Jr., president of Easter Seals Goodwill Industries of North Haven, load 42 donated fur, faux fur and leather coats into a Goodwill van Thursday, Dec. 22...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Consultant, architect hired for arts center project

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 13, 2016 — The city’s long-planned arts center has seen a flurry of activity during the past year.

First, in April, the board of directors of the West Haven Center for the Arts hired a respected consultant to direct the center&...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

City issues snow rules for parking

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 9, 2016 — To help expedite snow removal, the Department of Public Works is reminding residents and businesses to observe parking regulations during and after snowstorms.

Under normal snow conditions, once snow begins to fall, a parking ban...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

West Haven tax bills due Jan. 1

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 1, 2016 — The second installment of the city’s tax bills — real estate, motor vehicle, personal property and sewer — on the 2015 grand list is due Jan. 1, Tax Collector Eric Murillo said.

The 2015 supplemental motor vehicle bills, which ar...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

O’Brien shares city’s promising future with Yale students

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 29, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, back, discusses a number of his administration’s up-and-coming economic development initiatives with students of Yale University’s Branford College on Tuesday, No...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Extended stay hotel chain announces plans for Sawmill Rd.; follow West Haven City Hall on Facebook

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PHOTO — A rendering shows the four-story, 123-room WoodSpring Suites extended stay hotel that Wichita, Kan.-based WoodSpring Hotels LLC is proposing to build at 480 Sawmill Road, the former site of Staples. The $10 million, 48,391-square-foot pr...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Veterans honored, 10th phase of Brick Campaign launched

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PHOTO — Veterans, dignitaries and guests bow their heads as West Haven Fire Department firefighter Anthony Mancini rings the department’s chrome bell 11 times at 11 a.m. in honor of Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11, in Bradley Point Park. Veterans Day, former...Read on...

Scenes from the 2016 Veterans Day Tribute
Posted on: October 24, 2016

O’Brien featured in CCM magazine for leading city’s ‘economic rebirth’

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 24, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien is featured in the October issue of Connecticut Town & City for leading West Haven’s economic recovery.

O’Brien and the city are highlighted on Page 28 of the Economic Development section of the m...Read on...

Economic Rebirth
Posted on: August 14, 2016

WimBash ’16 benefits West Haven youth music programs

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PHOTO — Mark Rivera’s ’67 Chevy, from left, guitarist Marc Ribler, Living Colour frontman Corey Glover, keyboardist Clifford Carter, Billy Joel saxophonist Mark Rivera, Average White Band drummer Rocky Bryant and Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish perform...Read on...

Scenes from WimBash ’16
Posted on: August 1, 2016

35th Savin Rock Festival a success, ‘despite some rain’

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PHOTO — The Official Blues Brothers Revue, featuring Kieron Lafferty as Elwood, left, and Wayne Catania as Jake, is shown headlining the 35th annual Savin Rock Festival Saturday night, July 30, performing a 90-minute set of blues, gospel and soul classics...Read on...

Scenes from the 2016 Savin Rock Festival

Posted on: February 1, 2017

Applications available for 10th phase of Veterans Council Brick Campaign

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 1, 2017 — The West Haven Veterans Council has launched the 10th phase of its popular Brick Campaign.

In November 2006, the council began the first of 10 campaigns selling bricks to memorialize vets on the 100-yard Veterans Walk of Ho...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day event on tap for noon Friday, March 17, in City Hall Square

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PHOTO — 2016 Irishman of the Year James W. Morrissey waves after revealing the green street sign designating the Campbell Avenue entrance of City Hall “James W. Morrissey Square” for the next year at West Haven’s 25...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Jackson tapped to lead Memorial Day parade at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 29

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PHOTO — Freddy Jackson, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9422, kneels beside the granite Army insignia marker Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Bradley Point Park. Jackson, an Army vet who served in Colorado ...

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