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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Nick’s Luncheonette relocates, reopens on Sawmill Rd.

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WEST HAVEN, April 8, 2019 — Nick’s Luncheonette owner Nick Milas, third from front left, helps Mayor Nancy R. Rossi cut the ceremonial ribbon Monday, April 8, to mark the relocation and reopening of the popular breakfast and lunch rest...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Rte. 1 Dunkin’ Donuts reopens as next-generation Dunkin’

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WEST HAVEN, April 3, 2019 — Accompanied by members of the West Haven High School Band, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi cuts the ceremonial ribbon Wednesday, April 3, with city officials and the owners of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise at 985 Boston...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Scholarship offered in memory of schoolteacher

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WEST HAVEN, April 2, 2019 — The city’s Breast Cancer Awareness Committee is accepting applications for a scholarship fund it founded in memory of a third grade Savin Rock Community School teacher who died of breast cancer.

The 17th annu...

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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: March 26, 2019

West Haven Seahawks cheerleading squads honored

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WEST HAVEN, March 26, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, back center, and City Council members, including Chairman Ronald M. Quagliani, back center, congratulate cheerleaders and coaches of the Ray Tellier Midget Football League’s West Haven...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Watch St. Patrick’s Day 2019 on city’s YouTube channel

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WEST HAVEN, March 26, 2019 — Watch West Haven’s 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration honoring Irishwoman of the Year Joan Downing Connor on the city’s official YouTube channel.

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

West Haven toasts Joan D. Connor as Irishwoman of the Year

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PHOTO — Joined by Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, Irishwoman of the Year Joan Downing Connor pulls off the shroud revealing the Kelly green street sign designating the Campbell Avenue side of City Hall “Joan D. Connor Square” for the n...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

New bakery opens on Campbell Ave.

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WEST HAVEN, March 13, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon Wednesday, March 13, with Sweet Cookie Bakery owner Jesus Manuel Paredes, far right, to celebrate the bakery’s grand opening at 543 Campbell Ave., fo...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Girl Scout Day

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WEST HAVEN, March 12, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, back center, recognizes Girl Scouts of the West Haven Service Unit in an event coordinated by, from back left, Troop 60330 leader Heather Buccheri, Troop 60351 leader Katie Koontz, Troop 60351 c...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Black Balloon Day calls attention to opioid addiction

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PHOTO — City and state officials bow their heads as the Rev. Phillip Krakowiak Sr., pastor of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Haven, far right, leads a prayer service Wednesday, March 6, on the steps of City Hall for West Haven res...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

American flags donated

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WEST HAVEN, March 6, 2019 — From left, Toniko Cox, secretary of New Haven Chapter 120 of WoodmenLife, and Kathleen Parker, the chapter’s vice president of membership, donate 12 American flags to Public Works Commissioner Tom McCarthy o...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Rossi announces 2018 surplus of over $3M

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 28, 2019 — The City of West Haven has produced its first budget surplus in many years and has a positive fund balance for the first time in well over a decade, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

Rossi has released the audit report c...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

A fond farewell

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 28, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi congratulates Director William P. “Bill” Slater on his retirement from the Department of Parks and Recreation during a reception attended by dozens of co-workers Thursday, Feb....

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Tree warden advises residents about emerald ash borer

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PHOTO — The emerald ash borer. (Contributed Photo)

WEST HAVEN, Feb. 28, 2019 — As the tree warden of West Haven, I would like to advise the public about the presence of emerald ash borer and its effect on our ash tree population.

The ash tree is a native ha...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

City’s first ramen restaurant opens on Captain Thomas Blvd.

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 25, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, cuts the ribbon Monday, Feb. 25, with Iishin Ramen Bar chef and co-owner Johnny Chen, second from left, and co-owner Penny Gao, third from left, to mark the ceremonial opening of the city...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

‘Community Service Award’

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 25, 2019 — Frank Meyer, representing the New Haven Ski Club, center, receives a wooden “Community Service Award” plaque Monday, Feb. 25, at City Hall from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Robert S. Morton, director o...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Developer hires security company to monitor The Haven site

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 22, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced that The Haven Group LLC has engaged a security company to monitor The Haven. The company will provide security at the development site as a result of the recent fires.

For the past four nights and...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Blumenthal calls on Congress to expand 9/11 victims fund

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PHOTO — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., calls on Congress to fully finance the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 21, at West Haven Fire Department headquarters. Joining Blumenthal are, from le...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Cultural event celebrates West Haven’s black heritage

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PHOTO — African-American Citizens of the Year Millicent Huff Corbett, second from left, and Patricia Donaldson Turner receive citations from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and West Haven Black Heritage Committee Chairman Steven R. Mullins during the 23rd ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2019

Two Alarm Fire at Richards Place

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West Haven, Feb. 9, 2019 - Last night, Feb. 8, a major two alarm structure fire took place at 22 Richards Place, which is owned by the Haven Group LLC. The fire was reported to West Haven Emergency Services at 10:28 pm, and was brought under control at 11...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Savin Rock Fireworks Spectacular set for 9:15 p.m. July 3

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 8, 2019 — The Savin Rock Fireworks Spectacular is set for 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, off Bradley Point, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

The fireworks display, billed as “the region’s largest Independence Day fireworks show,” draws an est...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Rossi appoints high school student to citizen advisory panel

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 7, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has appointed 19-year-old resident Roman Khondker to the West Haven Community Development Administration’s Citizen Advisory Committee.

Khondker, who is halfway through his senior year at T...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Rossi announces grand list growth of nearly $30M

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 7, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced that the city’s grand list of taxable property has grown by $29.7 million, or 1.11 percent, for fiscal year 2018 over the 2017 valuation. The net grand list for 2018 is $2,683,1...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

City continuing sidewalk program in spring

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PHOTO — An excavation crew from the city’s sidewalk contractor, Elm City Materials Inc. of Spring Street, repairs a section of sidewalk on Savin Avenue near Brown Street on Aug. 23. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh, File)

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

175 ‘plungers’ brave icy L.I. Sound to aid breast cancer fight

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PHOTO — About 175 participants charge in and out of the 35-degree water of Long Island Sound during the 19th annual Icy Plunge for the Cure on Saturday morning, Feb. 2, at Savin Rock Beach. The breast cancer benefit celebrated the 20th anniversa...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Elderly, disabled homeowners offered tax relief

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 1, 2019 — 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 2018 incomes, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Feb. 15-May 15, ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

City adopts resolution to help furloughed federal workers

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 29, 2019 — The City Council on Monday night, Jan. 28, adopted a resolution instituting a tax deferment program to help ease the financial burden for West Haven federal employees who were furloughed by the 35-day government shutd...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Marchers sought for Memorial Day parade

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 29, 2019 — 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 27. There is no rain da...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Taxes were due Jan. 1; payments after Feb. 1 accrue interest

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 16, 2019 — The second installment of the city’s real estate, personal property, and motor vehicle tax and sewer bills were due Jan. 1, and payments after Feb. 1 are considered delinquent and subject to interest, Tax Co...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Bulk trash pickup, e-waste drop-off schedule announced

Bulk Trash Pickup Day

WEST HAVEN, Jan. 8, 2019 — The 2019 bulk trash pickup schedule is April 8-12 and Sept. 9-13.

Residents are reminded to separate metals and recyclables from regular trash and to put out trash no more than 24 hours before pickup. Violations carry a $100 fine...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Reminders about Christmas trees, leaf bags

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 8, 2019 — 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 grinds the...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Paintings of former West Haven landmarks donated

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2019 — City native David Stannard displays his paintings of former West Haven institutions — Chick’s Drive-in, 183 Beach St., and The Bilco Co., 37 Water St. — on the first floor of City Hall Thu...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Blue Ribbon School

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 14, 2018 — Forest Elementary School Principal Thomas J. Hunt on Friday afternoon, Dec. 14, receives a citation from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi recognizing Forest as a National Blue Ribbon School.

Before presenting Hunt with the citatio...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Rossi urges women 40 and older to get a mammogram

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 5, 2018 — From left, Yale New Haven Hospital mammography technologists Elizabeth Sorensen and Coretha Thomas give Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, Health Department intern Paulina Lopez and Health Director Maureen B. Lillis a tour of the Y...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Pearl Harbor remembered at solemn Bradley Pt. ceremony

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PHOTO — West Haven Veterans Council President Dave Ricci salutes after laying a wreath at the base of the granite William A. Soderman Memorial on the Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park during the council’s annual observance of Pearl Harbor Remem...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Pinpoint relocates to West Haven train station district

Pinpoint Relocates to Train Station District

WEST HAVEN, Nov. 20, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon Tuesday, Nov. 20, with Pinpoint managing partners T.J. Andrews, third from left, and Steve Gentile, fourth from left, to mark the relocation of the marketing co...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Sale of waterfront park brings The Haven a step closer

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi heralds the sale of the city-owned Bayview Park property to The Haven Group LLC by presenting a $257,500 check on behalf of the developer to Finance Director Ronald Cicatelli on Friday, Nov. 9, at City Hall.

Joining t...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Dr. Ralph Padilla honored as city’s first Hispanic of the Year

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PHOTO — Dr. Ralph L. Padilla receives a black “Hispanic American of the Year” jacket from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi at the city’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration on the steps of City Hall Friday, Oct. 19. (City Photo...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Blumenthal, Rossi discuss federal aid for city beaches

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PHOTO — During a news conference Monday, Oct. 15, at the Savin Rock gazebo, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi discuss key victories for West Haven’s beaches in the recently approved America’s Wat...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

‘Topping off’ completes steel framework for new high school

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 11, 2018 — City and state leaders sign a white-painted I-beam before it is erected on Thursday, Oct. 11, to mark the ceremonial “topping off,” or completion, of the steel framework for the addition of the $13...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Mario and Francine Coppola feted as Italian Couple of Year

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, right, reads a citation honoring Mario and Francine Coppola as West Haven’s Italian Couple of the Year at the 20th annual Columbus Day Celebration on the steps of City Hall Friday, Oct. 5. (City Photo/Davi...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

$5M grant awarded to reconstruct Elm St. for The Haven

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, right, on Thursday, Sept. 20, announces $5 million in state funding with state Rep. Dorinda Borer, D-West Haven, left, for the reconstruction of Elm Street — the future entrance of The Haven, a $200 millio...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

UI’s Vegetation Management Program resumes Sept. 11

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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 10, 2018 — The next phase of United Illuminating’s Vegetation Management Program will kick off Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Allingtown.

The five-year program, which began in 2014, is designed to reduce the amount of vegetatio...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Rossi issues warning about illegal dumping

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PHOTO — The site of the alleged illegal dumping incident behind the former Nick’s Luncheonette at 423 First Ave. on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Police later arrested and charged an employee of a West Haven landscaping company with two counts of...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

RWA bringing advanced metering infrastructure to city

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WEST HAVEN, Aug. 6, 2018 — About 13,000 Regional Water Authority customers in West Haven will have the water industry’s latest metering technology installed starting next month, joining the 50,000 customers in the RWA’s water district who have already rec...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Mexican consul gen. meets with Rossi to forge partnership

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WEST HAVEN, June 15, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi presents Diego Gomez Pickering, consul general of Mexico to New York City, with a framed collage of pencil drawings of West Haven’s most recognizable icons and landmarks Friday afternoon, June 15, at City H...

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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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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Rossi cancels Savin Rock Festival to save money

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WEST HAVEN, May 3, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced today that she is canceling the 2018 Savin Rock Festival, held annually in July, as a budget cost-saving measure.

The following statement is from Mayor Rossi:

“It is with sadness t...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Dedication of brick Walk of Honor set for Saturday, May 25, at Bradley Point

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

WEST HAVEN, Dec. 4, 2018 — Members of the West Haven Veterans Council and city officials will dedicate the 12th phase of the brick Veter...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Benson tapped to lead Memorial Day parade at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27

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WEST HAVEN, April 9, 2019 — West Haven Vietnam Veterans member William Benson will lead the city’s Memorial Day parade as grand marshal when it steps off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27.

Benson, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, will gui...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Savin Rock Fireworks set for 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, off Bradley Point

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WEST HAVEN, March 11, 2019 — An estimated 100,000 people of all ages are expected to flock to the city’s 3 ½-mile shoreline Wednesday, July 3, to watch the Savin Rock Fireworks Committee launch the region’s largest...

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