Commissioners, West Haven mayor blasted over loss of fire chief

WEST HAVEN >> Supporters praised outgoing Allingtown Fire Chief Peter Massaro for his 38 years of service and, at Massaro’s last fire board meeting this week before taking a retirement he didn’t ask for, criticized Mayor Ed O’Brien and the Board of Fire 

 

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Supporters charge West Haven’s Allingtown fire chief being ousted over politics

WEST HAVEN >> After more than 38 years on the job as an Allingtown firefighter and nearly a decade as chief, Peter Massaro is being pushed out of his job by Mayor Ed O’Brien’s administration for what Massaro’s supporters say are political reasons.

 

 

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Audit finds West Haven ran $2.5M operating deficit; General Fund deficit stands at $16.8M

WEST HAVEN >> The city’s long-delayed annual audit for last fiscal year still isn’t completely done, but officials know enough to report that West Haven ran a $2.5 million operating deficit and, once all was accounted for, added $500,000 to its cumulative 

 

 

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Allingtown residents in West Haven decry tax increase for fire service

WEST HAVEN >> Residents of the Allingtown Fire District came out in force this week to tell the City Council that a tax increase of nearly 1 1/2 mills on top of past tax increases is not acceptable — and they don’t feel that the Allingtown section gets the same 

services as other parts of the city.

 

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Rossi pushes for probe of camera contract at West Haven High

WEST HAVEN >> Democratic mayoral candidate Nancy Rossi expressed her disappointment Tuesday at the City Council’s failure to muster enough votes last week to approve an investigation of circumstances surrounding last summer’s installation of cameras at West Haven High School.

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West Haven mayor’s budget proposal draws fire

WEST HAVEN >> Eighty-five people came out to the Bailey Middle School auditorium Monday night for the City Council’s public hearing on Mayor Ed O’Brien’s $162.77 million recommended budget for fiscal 2017-2018, with speakers calling for more money for education and the public library, as well as tighter fiscal discipline and greater state support.

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Rossi names candidates who will run on her ticket for West Haven mayor

WEST HAVEN >> Democratic mayoral candidate Nancy Rossi on Wednesday announced some of the candidates who will run  

with her at the top of her ticket, while blasting Mayor Ed O’Brien for putting forth what she called an “irresponsible” recommended budget for next fiscal year.

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West Haven mayor, challenger spar over city’s finances

WEST HAVEN >> Former City Council Finance Chairwoman Nancy Rossi, who just this month announced plans to challengeMayor Ed O’Brien next year, already is blasting O’Brien for his handling of the city’s finances in the wake of news that Moody’s Investors Service downgraded West Haven’s bond rating.

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Rossi set to challenge O’Brien for West Haven mayor’s seat

WEST HAVEN >> Democratic former City Councilwoman Nancy Rossi has formed a campaign committee and plans to run for mayor in November 2017, with her primary issue being the city’s financial condition, she confirmed Thursday.

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