Posted on: April 24, 2017

Senior Celebration Day slated Thursday, May 18

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WEST HAVEN, April 24, 2017 — In recognition of Older Americans Month, the Department of Elderly Services will hold its 28th annual Senior Celebration Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St.

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

O’Reilly Auto Parts celebrates opening on Route 1

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WEST HAVEN, April 21, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, holding a pair of oversize scissors, cuts the ribbon Friday, April 21, to mark the ceremonial opening of O’Reilly Auto Parts, a chain specializing in automotive parts and ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

City, chamber rolling out GPS app to promote more business

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WEST HAVEN, April 18, 2017 — The city and the Chamber of Commerce are partnering with a Bridgeport mobile application company to help West Haven businesses enhance their online marketing presence.

The startup company, URHere, has rolled out an advanc...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Team Tom raising money for MS Walk Sunday, April 30

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WEST HAVEN, April 6, 2017 — Tom Conroy, a program coordinator at the Department of Parks and Recreation, is seeking donations for his team, Team Tom, for the upcoming walk for multiple sclerosis.

The annual Connecticut MS Walk is set for 10 a.m. Sund...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Applications available May 1-31 for summer youth jobs

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WEST HAVEN, April 5, 2017 — Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program will be available May 1-31 in the athletic director’s office at West Haven High School and the main office at Bailey Middle School.

The summer program, which runs ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Mayor, DTC chairman hosting blood drive Tuesday, May 2

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WEST HAVEN, April 6, 2017 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien and Democratic Town Committee Chairman James W. Morrissey will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the basement conference rooms of City Hall, 355 Main St.

For de...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Beautification Committee seeks volunteers, sets meeting

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WEST HAVEN, April 17, 2017 — The West Haven Beautification Committee is seeking volunteers to help with planting and organizing community cleanups.

Committee Chairwoman Marilyn Wilkes will hold a meeting for new and current members from 7-8 p.m. Thur...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Masons cited for donating ID kits to special needs children

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WEST HAVEN, April 20, 2017 — From front left, Frank Mangiero, worshipful master of the Masons of Annawon Lodge 115, receives the “You Make a Difference Award” from Viola Waldo, chairwoman of the West Haven Parent Support Group for children with special ne...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Way to Go!

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SOUTHPORT, April 18, 2017 — From left, Debra Rich and her son, Zachary Pagnani, 15, present the Way to Go award on behalf of the West Haven Interagency Network for Children to Mark Nilson, an occupational aide at Giant Steps School, 309 Barberry...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Matt Armstrong gives update on The Haven

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PHOTO — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, back right, looks on as Matt Armstrong, executive vice president of The Haven Group LLC, updates city officials on the status of The Haven proposed luxury fashion outlet mall at O’Brien&rs...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

West Haven native publishes first poetry book

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WEST HAVEN, April 4, 2017 — City native Steven Leroux, left, presents a copy of his first poetry book, “The Angel From Brooklyn: Poetry From a Loving Heart,” to Mayor Edward M. O’Brien on Tuesday, April 4, at City H...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

O’Brien talks economic development on call-in radio show

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NEW HAVEN, March 30, 2017 — On “Alisa’s Culture Cocktail” on WNHH-FM, host Alisa Bowens-Mercado talks about economic development with West Haven Mayor Edward M. O’Brien on Thursday, March 30. During the ca...

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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 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 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 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 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 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...

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...

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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