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Posted on: June 29, 2022

West Haven updates beach parking rules

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WEST HAVEN, June 29, 2022 — Effective Friday, July 1, the city’s five beach parking lots for nonresidents will accept cash only because the lots’ parking meters are out of order.

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Tony Inzero Farmers Market opens season July 7

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PHOTO — The newly installed Tony Inzero Farmers Market sign at Captain Thomas Boulevard and Oak Street. (City Photo/Killian M. Gruber)

WEST HAVEN, June 29, 2022 — The Tony Inzero Farmers Market will open its 2022 season July 7 in the Oak Street Beach parki...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Tree planting marks Arbor Day event in West Haven

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PHOTO — West Haven Tree Warden Leo Kelly tends an American white oak as Mayor Nancy R. Rossi throws a shovel of mulch to dedicate the tree planting at Painter Park’s Kelsey Avenue entrance during the city’s Arbor Day observan...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

West Haven receives economic development award

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PHOTO — West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Planning Director Christopher Soto show the city’s “2022 Silver Certified Community” plaque at City Hall on Wednesday, June 22. The etched glass plaque was recently awarde...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

West Haven sets lineup for Summer Concert Series

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WEST HAVEN, June 21, 2022 — The West Haven Summer Concert Series will kick off June 23 on the Green with classic rock music performed by The Generators, sponsored by the West Haven Public Library.

The concerts are free and scheduled from 7-9 p.m....

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Free bowling program offered to city residents ages 13-17

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WEST HAVEN, June 15, 2022 — West Haven’s Youth and Family Services and Department of Parks and Recreation are teaming up to provide an alternative enrichment bowling league for residents ages 13-17.

The five-week league will take place ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Fireworks moved to Sept. 3; Savin Rock Fest, concerts slated

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PHOTO — Fireworks light up the night sky over West Haven’s Bradley Point during a display from the past. (Photo Courtesy of Flickr)

WEST HAVEN, June 9, 2022 — The city has decided to move the 2022 Savin Rock Fireworks Spectacu...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

58 bricks dedicated on Veterans Walk of Honor

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PHOTO — Vietnam War Army veteran Al Beck Sr., right, and his son, Al Beck Jr., lay a wreath at the base of the William A. Soderman Memorial in Bradley Point Park during West Haven’s dedication of the 14th phase of the brick Veterans Wa...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Parade honors America’s fallen

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PHOTO — Grand Marshal Emery Linton Sr. steers West Haven’s Memorial Day parade up Campbell Avenue on Monday morning, May 30, from a golf cart driven by city Human Resources Commissioner Beth A. Sabo. Linton, an Army veteran, s...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Silver’s parking lot closed during overnight hours

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WEST HAVEN, May 27, 2022 — Citing an increase in criminal activity, the city will close the municipal parking lot behind the former Silver’s Drug Shop building at 519 Campbell Ave. from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, effective immediately.

Pu...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Rossi releases statement on The Haven Development Project

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WEST HAVEN, May 17, 2022 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has released a statement on The Haven Development Project, the proposed $200 million, 261,182-square-foot waterfront luxury outlet center in the city’s Water Street area.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Rossi defends city, pledges cooperation with state in letter

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WEST HAVEN, May 13, 2022 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont defending West Haven’s fiscal management while pledging to cooperate with the state Municipal Accountability Review Board “to improve and st...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Apraxia Awareness Day proclaimed in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, May 12, 2022 — (Pictured): Forest Elementary School third grader Nicholas Gorske receives a proclamation from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, left, declaring Apraxia Awareness Day in West Haven on Thursday, May 12.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Rossi considers fining The Haven developer for blight

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PHOTO — From left, West Haven Planning Director Christopher Soto, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, Executive Assistant Louis P. Esposito Jr. and Public Works Commissioner Tom J. McCarthy inspect the Water Street area of The Haven development for blight viol...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

$28K donation funds breast cancer scholarship for 14 years

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WEST HAVEN, May 6, 2022 — (Pictured, from left): Douglas J. Ruickoldt and his father, Doug “the Rake” Ruickoldt, present a $28,000 check on behalf of the West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness Program to West Haven High School Pr...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Genesis Medica opens walk-in medical center in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, April 28, 2022 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, cuts the ribbon with Genesis Medica owner Dr. Sanjay Aggarwal on Wednesday, April 27, to celebrate the grand opening of the walk-in medical center’s West Haven offi...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

West Haven named a Tree City USA community

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WEST HAVEN, April 5, 2022 — West Haven was recently named a 2021 Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to urban forestry.

According to the foundation, the city earned Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Rossi releases update on coronavirus audit

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WEST HAVEN, April 4, 2022 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has released an update on the CohnReznick coronavirus audit.

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Posted on: April 2, 2022

Rossi releases statement on CohnReznick audit

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WEST HAVEN, April 2, 2022 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has issued a statement on the CohnReznick audit that was released Friday, April 1.

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

City toasts Sweeney as Irishman of Year; watch on YouTube

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PHOTO — Joined by West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, 2022 Irishman of the Year Keith Sweeney, a decorated former city police officer, pulls off the shroud revealing the Kelly green street sign designating the Campbell Avenue side of City ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Rossi releases West Haven’s ARPA spending plan

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WEST HAVEN, March 9, 2022 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has released a comprehensive plan outlining how the city will spend about $29 million in federal coronavirus relief funding.

Rossi will present the ARPA Community Investment Plan to the City Council at 7 p.m...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Rossi, Lillis release statement on face masks in city buildings

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 25, 2022 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Health Director Maureen B. Lillis have released a joint statement on the option of wearing face masks in all city buildings.

Read the full Joint Statement.

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Rossi releases statement on departure of Frank Cieplinski

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 24, 2022 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has released a statement on the departure of Finance Director Frank Cieplinski.

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Cultural event celebrates West Haven’s Black heritage

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PHOTO — West Haven African American Citizen of the Year the Rev. E. Carl Howard, second from left, is joined by his wife, Belinda Howard, third from left, as he receives citations from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and West Haven Black Heritage Committee...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

‘Fraud Alert’ notifies property owners of new transactions

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 11, 2022 — The city clerk’s office is providing a new tool to help property owners protect one of their most valuable assets.

City Clerk Patricia C. Horvath said property owners can sign up for Fraud Alert to receive al...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Rossi names committee to oversee ARPA funds

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 3, 2022 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has established a committee to oversee the city’s allocation of funding from the U.S. Treasury Department’s American Rescue Plan Act.

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, Rossi presided over an ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Rossi delivers test kits, N95 masks to aid COVID response

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 21, 2022 — (Pictured, from left): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi delivers two boxes of COVID-19 at-home rapid tests and a box of N95 masks to Manager Louis Wadson and Assistant Manager Lisa Ehrbar of the Seacrest Retirement Center at 588 ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Schedule announced for bulk trash pickup, e-waste drop-off

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 5, 2022 — The 2022 bulk trash pickup weeks are April 25-29 and Sept. 12-16.

West Haven residents are reminded to separate metals, recyclables and regular trash from bulk trash and put them out no more than 24 hours before pickup....

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Reminders about Christmas trees, holiday trash pickup

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 5, 2022 — 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: January 4, 2022

West Haven’s 1st Purple Pantry Box dedicated

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, third from left, dedicates West Haven’s first Purple Pantry Box at the First Congregational Church on Tuesday, Jan. 4, with, from left, volunteer Michelle Caprio, church community outreach Chairman Phil Li...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Composting system shown to area municipal officials

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PHOTO — Leah Retherford, an engineering project manager for Atlas Organics of South Carolina, shows the composting company’s extended aerated static pile composting system to area municipal officials, members of the South Central Regio...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Sinatra tribute show closes centennial; watch on YouTube

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 14, 2021 — The City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee drew the curtain on the first great chapter in the story of West Haven on Sunday, Dec. 12, with a free concert paying tribute to the Chairman of the Board &m...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Pearl Harbor remembered at solemn Bradley Point tribute

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PHOTO — West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi delivers poignant remarks commemorating Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and the 80th anniversary of Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor during an observance on the Veterans Walk of Honor in Brad...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Rossi releases statement on arrest of John Bernardo

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WEST HAVEN, Nov. 4, 2021 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has released a statement on the arrest of city employee John Bernardo.

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

New England Brewing Co. relocating to West Haven

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, fifth from right, joins executives of New England Brewing Co. and city and state officials Monday, Nov. 1, to announce a tentative lease agreement to relocate the Woodbridge craft brewery to the former Savin Rock Co...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Rossi releases statement on arrest of Michael A. DiMassa

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 20, 2021 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has released a statement on the arrest of city employee and state Rep. Michael A. DiMassa, D-West Haven.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Phase 1 of shoreline restoration project underway

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 7, 2021 — After consulting with the New Haven office of Save the Sound and the Land Trust of West Haven Inc., the city launched the first of a three-phase project Wednesday, Oct. 6, to restore the beachfront parcels along the bo...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

West Haven centennial book, ‘Village to Town,’ on sale

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and author Dan Shine reveal West Haven’s newly published centennial book, “City of West Haven: Village to Town,” at City Hall on Friday, Sept. 24. The $20 book is available in the Depart...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Watch Centennial Savin Rock Fest on West Haven YouTube

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WEST HAVEN, Aug. 5, 2021 — Watch the Centennial Savin Rock Festival on the city’s YouTube channel.

Amid a weekend of fabulous weather and crowds 5,000 strong, the festival, presented by the City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Comm...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Centennial Savin Rock Festival marks 100 years of ‘the Rock’

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PHOTO — Party rock band Shameless performs at the Centennial Savin Rock Festival in West Haven’s Old Grove Park on Saturday evening, July 31. The two-day festival, held by the City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committe...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

$24M in bond funding heralded for new Washington School

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PHOTO — West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi touts the announcement by state Rep. Dorinda Borer, right, on Monday, June 14, that the city is expected to receive $24 million in state funding for building a new Washington Elementary School. (C...

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