Posted on: March 17, 2017

City toasts Canning Ruickoldt as Irishwoman of the Year

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PHOTO — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien helps Irishwoman of the Year Kelly Canning Ruickoldt pull off the shroud revealing the green street sign designating the Campbell Avenue side of City Hall “Kelly Canning Ruickoldt Square&rd...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Murphy holds roundtable to discuss state opioid crisis

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WEST HAVEN, March 16, 2017 — At the microphone, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., holds a roundtable with Mayor Edward M. O’Brien and Deputy Commissioner Nancy Navarretta of the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, both flanking Murphy...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Malloy appoints West Haven’s Guthrie to 911 commission

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WEST HAVEN, March 8, 2017 — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has appointed West Haven 911 dispatcher Robert J. Guthrie to serve on the Enhanced 9-1-1 Commission of the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Division of Sta...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Participants sought for Memorial Day parade

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

In-house work saves money for new park maintenance digs

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 23, 2017 — Mark E. Paine Jr., left, the assistant to Public Works Commissioner Dominic Perrotti, far right, updates Mayor Edward M. O’Brien on the cost-effective interior work being done by city crews Thursday, Feb. 23...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

City’s TOD plans featured in CCM magazine

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 23, 2017 — West Haven’s transit-oriented development plans are featured in the February issue of Connecticut Town & City.

The city is highlighted on Page 28 of the Economic Development section of the magazine, which is publishe...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

BonTempo sworn in as West Haven police commissioner

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 23, 2017 — City Clerk Deborah Collins swears in former city Deputy Police Chief Peter BonTempo to the Board of Police Commissioners on Thursday, Feb. 23, at City Hall as Mayor Edward M. O’Brien looks on. BonTempo, who ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Cultural event celebrates West Haven’s black heritage

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PHOTO — West Haven High School seniors Lauren Lewis and Sai Maurice, holding certificates, receive Black Heritage Committee awards for outstanding leadership from, from left, John W. Lewis, executive assistant to Mayor Edward M. O’Brie...

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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 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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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...

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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...

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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: March 6, 2017

Dedication of brick Walk of Honor set for Saturday, May 27, at Bradley Point

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PHOTO — The Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh, File)

WEST HAVEN, March 6, 2017 — Members of the West Haven Veterans Council and city officials will dedicate the 10th phase of the brick Veterans Walk of Honor at 5 p....

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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 U.S. Army insignia marker May 11, 2016, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Bradley Point Park. Jackson, an Army vet who served in Colorado and Ko...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Savin Rock Fireworks set for 9 p.m. Monday, July 3, in Bradley Point Park

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WEST HAVEN, March 15, 2017 — An estimated 100,000 people are expected to flock to the city’s 3 ½-mile shoreline Monday, July 3, to watch the Savin Rock Fireworks Committee launch the region’s largest Independence D...

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