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Posted on: March 30, 2020

West Haven beach walk closed until further notice

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WEST HAVEN, March 30, 2020 — The city has closed the beach walk until further notice in response to Gov. Ned Lamont’s executive order restricting social and recreational gatherings to no more than five people.

Health Director Maureen B....

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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 26, 2020

Public Works News highlights key springtime services

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WEST HAVEN, March 26, 2020 — Public Works Commissioner Tom J. McCarthy has published Public Works News, an informational flyer highlighting the department’s essential springtime services.

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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

Rossi issues apology to city employees for payroll mishap

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WEST HAVEN, March 18, 2020 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has issued a formal apology to all city employees who were affected by the direct deposit mishap on Friday, March 13.

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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 12, 2020

Allingtown/West Haven Senior Center closed for 2 weeks

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WEST HAVEN, March 12, 2020 — Based on a recommendation by the city’s health director, the Allingtown/West Haven Senior Center at 201 Noble St. has closed for two weeks, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

“Out of an abundance of c...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Girl Scout Day

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WEST HAVEN, March 10, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, back center, recognizes Girl Scouts of the West Haven Service Unit at City Hall on Monday night, March 9.

During the half-hour ceremony, Rossi, a former Girl Scout and troop leader, a...

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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 6, 2020

Volleyball tourney raises $975 for Limosani scholarship

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WEST HAVEN, March 6, 2020 — (Pictured): Team Crab People are all smiles after winning the Department of Parks and Recreation’s coed volleyball tournament in memory of former longtime participant Wayne Limosani on Thursday night, March ...

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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

City issues snow rules for parking

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 17, 2020 — To help crews expedite snow removal, Public Works Commissioner Tom McCarthy is reminding residents and businesses to observe parking regulations during and after storms.

Per the “Severe Weather” par...

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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 9, 2020

Marchers sought for Memorial Day parade

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 9, 2020 — The city is seeking veterans, civic groups, fraternal organizations, service clubs and marching bands to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade, which steps off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 25.

The parade has no rai...

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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)

WEST HAVEN, Nov. 15, 2019 — Employees from ...

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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.

Data mailers are being sent to residential property ...

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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)

WEST HAVEN, Sept. 24, 2019 &...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Rossi welcomes students at West Haven High School

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi cuts the ceremonial ribbon Tuesday, Aug. 27, with, from left, City Council Minority Leader Richard DePalma, R-at large, Superintendent of Schools Neil C. Cavallaro, Principal Dana Paredes, paraprofessional Patricia C...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Rossi announces Savin Rock Festival’s return in 2020

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WEST HAVEN, June 20, 2019 — The Savin Rock Festival will return to the West Haven shoreline in 2020 after the city clears the cumulative deficit in the Savin Rock Festival Fund, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

After running consecutive deficits, the festiv...

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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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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Rossi gives 1-year extension for resident beach stickers

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WEST HAVEN, March 29, 2019 — For the second year, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has extended the city’s 2016-18 beach parking permits, this time through June 30, 2020.

The two-year stickers, which are dark blue, were originally set to expire June 30, 2018, but were...

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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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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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