West Haven’s ‘The Haven’ hires security; official wants answers on project delay

While residents have publicly expressed concern about whether the project will come to fruition in their financially troubled city, the security of the area has become the more pressing topic in the last few weeks following fires at two of The Haven properties: a boarded up house on Richards Place on Feb. 8 and the former Bilco Co. on Water Street. The fire at Bilco on Feb. 17 was determined to be likely intentionally set, while the other is not conclusive, but fire officials said they are taking another look at that case to see if the two are related. The project along New Haven Harbor at the mouth of the West River between Elm and Main streets, back when John Picard was mayor and was first announced over four years ago by Mayor Ed O’Brien.


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