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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Dedication of brick Veterans Walk of Honor on May 29

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

WEST HAVEN, April 27, 2021 — In accordance with federal and state guidelines, members of the West Haven Veterans Council and...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Rossi virtual town hall meeting on Zoom set for 6 p.m. June 1

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WEST HAVEN, May 7, 2021 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and her staff invite residents to participate in a virtual town hall meeting on Zoom at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 1.

The community event is aimed at fostering communication and transparency between City H...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Centennial Boat Parade honoring West Haven’s 100th

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WEST HAVEN, May 12, 2021 — A fleet of more than 100 boats are expected to set sail and parade across the West Haven seaboard at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, to christen the community’s 100th anniversary.

The West Haven Centennial Boat Para...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Apraxia Awareness Day declared in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, May 14, 2021 — (Pictured): Forest Elementary School second grader Nicholas Gorske receives a proclamation from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, left, declaring Apraxia Awareness Day in West Haven on Friday, May 14.

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Rossi expands City Hall’s reopening

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WEST HAVEN, May 13, 2021 — In accordance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi is enhancing the phased reopening of City Hall to better serve residents.

Beginning Monday, May 17, City Hall’s phase one reopening will expand to inclu...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Charging kiosk for electric cars coming to City Hall

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WEST HAVEN, May 6, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and city grants writer Doug Colter join seniors of the electrical department at Eli Whitney Technical High School in the parking lot of City Hall on Thursday, May 6.

The student electrici...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Tree plantings mark Arbor Day in West Haven

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, fourth from left, reads a proclamation declaring Arbor Day in West Haven on Friday, April 30, as, from left, Treasurer Michael P. Last, Housing Authority Commissioner Harold “Hal” Burns,...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Takeback Day nets 718 pounds of unused prescription drugs

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WEST HAVEN, April 27, 2021 — (Pictured, from left): City resident Michelle Caprio, with Officers Douglas Bauman and Jennifer Brown, disposes of a bag of items outside police headquarters at 200 Sawmill Road on Saturday, April 24, as part of the ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

West Haven High student wins public speaking competition

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WEST HAVEN, April 23, 2021 — (Pictured): West Haven High School junior Lance Andriulli, second from left, receives a gold medal in the school atrium Friday, April 23, for winning the public speaking competition at last month’s virtual ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Rossi leads Earth Day cleanup of Spring St.

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WEST HAVEN, April 22, 2021 — (Pictured): Public Works Commissioner Tom J. McCarthy holds a trash bag while Mayor Nancy R. Rossi disposes of a plastic bucket found in a marsh off Spring Street during the city’s Earth Day cleanup Thursda...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

City Council slates spring cleanups

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WEST HAVEN, April 20, 2021 — Each City Council district will hold spring cleanups over the next few months. The cleanup efforts will be led by each district council member in cooperation with Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and the Department of Public Wor...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Applications available May 3-28 for summer youth jobs

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WEST HAVEN, April 19, 2021 — Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program will be available from May 3-28 in the athletic director’s office at West Haven High School and the main office at Bailey Middle School.

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

FEMA offers COVID-19 funeral assistance

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WEST HAVEN, April 15, 2021 —The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing financial assistance for coronavirus-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families, an...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Rossi restricting shoreline parking for residents only

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WEST HAVEN, April 12, 2021 — The city is installing "Beach Permit Parking Only" signs this week along the shoreline, from South Street to Beach Street, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

#FunFactFriday coming to centennial Facebook page

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WEST HAVEN, April 5, 2021 — The City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee is launching a new series called #FunFactFriday to promote the community’s 100th anniversary this year.

Every Friday starting April 9, the committee wil...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

City waives $50 permit fee for temporary outdoor dining

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WEST HAVEN, March 30, 2021 — To support West Haven restaurants and encourage outdoor dining amid the coronavirus pandemic, the City Council on Monday night, March 29, approved a communication by Mayor Nancy R. Rossi to once again suspend the $50 permit fe...

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Posted on: March 28, 2021

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of new West Haven dog park

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PHOTO — City Project Coordinator and Sidewalk Inspector Ernie Chiarelli, center, helps Mayor Nancy R. Rossi cut the ribbon Saturday, March 27, to mark the official opening of West Haven’s new dog park in Veterans Memorial Park...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

VP Harris brings ‘Help Is Here’ relief campaign to West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, March 26, 2021 — Vice President Kamala Harris visited the West Haven Child Development Center on Friday, March 26.

Harris, America’s first female vice president, toured the 201 Noble St. center with Nancy R. Rossi, West Have...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Girl Scout Day observed in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, March 16, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, back right, recognizes Girl Scouts of the West Haven Service Unit on the Green on Friday, March 12.

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Rossi gets vaccine, urges Westies to help beat COVID-19

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WEST HAVEN, March 3, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from West Haven Fire Department Chief James P. O’Brien at City Hall on Wednesday, March 3.

Rossi, 62, took the injection of Mod...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

‘Taste of Mexico,’ La Catrina, opens in Savin Rock Plaza

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 24, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon with city leaders and the owners of La Catrina Restaurant and Cantina on Wednesday, Feb. 24, to celebrate the Mexican restaurant’s grand o...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Work set to begin on new Cove River tide gates, footbridge

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 24, 2021 — A New York contractor is mobilizing equipment to begin construction this week on the new Cove River tide gate system and pedestrian bridge, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

City Engineer Abdul Quadir said the project, funded with...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Rossi announces update on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 18, 2021 — Health Director Maureen B. Lillis on Thursday, Feb. 18, provided residents with an update on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine rollout in West Haven, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

West Haven centenarian celebrates birthday

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 18, 2021 — (Pictured): Susan Dupee receives a mayoral citation in honor of her 100th birthday from Louis P. Esposito Jr., the executive assistant to Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, left, and Councilman Robert Bruneau, D-9, during a celebr...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Rossi delivers valentines to couples married 50 years

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, delivers a red rose and a blue tote bag containing other valentines to Bill and Doreen Breen as part of West Haven’s 31st annual Valentine’s Day event Friday, Feb. 12. The Breens...

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Posted on: February 13, 2021

Rossi encourages eligible residents to register for vaccine

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 13, 2021 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi is kicking off a citywide campaign to encourage eligible residents to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The key to ending the pandemic and getting back to a sense of normality is for our...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Facebook page promotes West Haven centennial celebration

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 10, 2021 — The City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee has launched a Facebook page to mark and promote the community’s 100th anniversary this year, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

The newly published page, called “City of West...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

100-year-old Westies sought for centennial recognition

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 4, 2021 — As part of the community’s 100th anniversary festivities later this year, the City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee is honoring residents 100 and older and is looking for centenarians to recognize.

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Sewer repair work in West Shore starting in February

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 26, 2021 — The city will perform sanitary sewer repairs and pipe lining in West Shore starting in mid-February.

City Engineer Abdul Quadir said the work will be done from Feb. 15-July 24 on Hillside Avenue, Bellevue Avenue, Milto...

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Posted on: January 18, 2021

MLK Day virtual ceremony airing on West Haven YouTube

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PHOTO — A portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. on display at the First Congregational Church of West Haven. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

WEST HAVEN, Jan. 18, 2021 — The city is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a virtual ceremo...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

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

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2021 — The 2021 bulk trash pickup weeks are April 19-23 and Sept. 13-17.

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 4, 2021

West Haven audit shows continued progress

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2021 — The city’s audit for fiscal year 2020 highlighted continued fiscal responsibility and progress while meeting the state-mandated audit deadline of Dec. 31 for the first time in more than a decade, Mayor Nancy ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

City Council approves Rossi’s Enterprise Zone proposal

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 14, 2020 — The City Council on Monday night, Dec. 14, approved Mayor Nancy R. Rossi’s proposal for establishing a state-designated Enterprise Zone in West Haven that would run the length of Front Avenue and Spring Stre...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Rossi reveals logo for West Haven’s 2021 centennial

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PHOTO —  Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and her executive assistant, Louis P. Esposito Jr., reveal the logo Tuesday, Dec. 8, for West Haven’s centennial celebration in 2021. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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Posted on: December 5, 2020

Rossi heralds the holidays with surprise virtual tree lighting

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, joined by 10-year-old grandson Arthur Rossi and Santa Claus, heralds the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 5, with a surprise virtual lighting of the Christmas tree on the West Haven Green. (City Photo/Michael ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

West Haven truffle company expanding headquarters

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PHOTO — Sabatino Tartufi owner and CEO Federico Balestra, third from left, and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, fourth from left, are joined by city and state officials Friday, Oct. 30, to announce that the world’s largest truffle compan...

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