Posted on: January 3, 2017

Participants sought for Icy Plunge for Cure Saturday, Jan. 28

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PHOTO — An estimated 200 participants — including Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, Westies T-shirt, and his son, David, red-and-white T-shirt — dash in and out of the 41-degree water in Long Island Sound during the 16th ann...

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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 13, 2017

Public informational meeting set for Coastal Resilience Plan

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 13, 2017 — The city is inviting members of the public to its second informational meeting in the development of a citywide Community Coastal Resilience Plan.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Harriet C. North Com...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Youth Hockey sets coaches game for Macholl family Feb. 3

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 13, 2017 — West Haven Youth Hockey will hold its third annual Coaches vs. Coaches benefit game at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Bennett Rink.

Tickets cost $5, but admission is free for Youth Hockey players who wear their jerseys.

All proceeds will su...

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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 5, 2017

Tax help offered to residents 60 and older

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 5, 2017 — The West Haven Senior Center is offering a free tax preparation service to help low- to middle-income taxpayers.

The AARP Tax-Aide program is available by appointment from 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting Feb. 1...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Longtime married couples to be honored Tuesday, Feb. 14

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2017 — City couples married at least 50 years will be honored during the city’s 27th annual Valentine’s Day party from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St.

The couples will r...

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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 4, 2017

Knights of Columbus raises $1,500 for adolescent group

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2017 — City Youth and Family Services Director Robert S. Morton, third from right, receives a $1,500 check Friday, Dec. 30, at City Hall from members of the Knights of Columbus for the West Haven Interagency Network for Children’s Adol...

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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: January 3, 2017

Reminders about Christmas trees, holiday trash pickup

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 3, 2017 — The city reminds residents not to put Christmas trees in plastic bags or stands for curbside pickup.

Plastic bags and other items can become tangled in the machine that grinds the trees into compost.

Also, residents are remi...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Menorah lighting marks Jewish Festival of Lights

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 27, 2016 — From left, Barry Epstein, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien and his executive assistant, John W. Lewis, and Stephen Greene pause during the sundown celebration of the first day of Hanukkah at the annual lighting of th...

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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

New digs for park maintenance

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 9, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, left, and Public Works Commissioner Dominic Perrotti look on as a crew from Steel and Concrete Construction Services of Granby erects a 3,500-square-foot prefabricated steel building ...

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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 8, 2016

City partners with UConn to steer traffic plans

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 8, 2016 — Anthony A. Lorenzetti of the Connecticut Technology Transfer Center at the University of Connecticut, back, discusses strategies to improve West Haven’s transportation infrastructure with city officials &...

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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 18, 2016

O’Brien dons ‘Love Your Melon’ beanie for cancer awareness

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 18, 2016 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, wearing a University of New Haven “Love Your Melon” beanie, joins Tricia LaSasso, captain of the UNH Love Your Melon Campus Crew, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at City Hall in the crew’s campaign for pediatric ...Read on...

Love Your Melon
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: November 18, 2016

Applications available for 10th phase of Veterans Council Brick Campaign

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 18, 2016 — 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 Hon...Read on...

Veterans Brick Application
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 and Korea ...

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