Wednesday | May 10, 2017

"This week has felt a lot like early April, but even some forecasts of rain won’t stop this May treat, the 20th annual Westville Village ArtWalk May 12-13. After all, this is a festival that celebrates creativity in the community, rain or shine. The Westville fest draws more than 8,000 families, students, artists and performers to enjoy the village’s restaurants, merchants and galleries. The fun will kick off Friday at 5 p.m. and run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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May 10, 2017, by Christopher Peak- "A businesswoman won permission to open a new lounge and eatery in Westville — then heatedly told a neighboring family they don’t have permission to step inside the doors. “Don’t show up to my establishment,” Disha Joy Monsanto, the applicant, snapped at neighborhood activist Thea Buxbaum, who sought to prevent her from winning zoning approval to open her restaurant. “I don’t want you there! You’re not wanted there!” That contentious exchange came after an equally tense hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on Tuesday night.

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Wednesday | April 26, 2017

April 25, 2017, by Sorrel Westbrook- "Kate Stephen grew up in rural Bethlehem, Connecticut, where she liked to pass the time “in the dirt, digging around, collecting rocks.” That habit was tempered by her father, a sheet metal mechanic, who offered Stephens “hammers and spools of wire” to play with. You can see those influences in Stephen’s eponymous handmade jewelry line.

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Tuesday | April 11, 2017

April 10, 2017, by Markeshia Ricks- "With the first blue sky in days overhead and wind whipping all around, Frank DeLeo shared a vision of trails along the West River and people biking and hiking near the former Pond Lily Dam just a few feet from the hustle and bustle of traffic and parking lots. DeLeo along with about 45 people from both New Haven and Woodbridge gathered at the edge of West River, at the site of the old dam, for an update Saturday on the progress of the river and what is hoped for the future of recreation that would tie the two cities together.

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Thursday | March 23, 2017

March 22, 2017, by Lucy Gellman- "Westvillers spoke as one Tuesday night in urging zoners to allow a local restaurant team to proceed with turning an abandoned bank branch into a new eatery and watering hole at the corner of Fountain Street and Central Avenue. That argument from Westville residents, business owners, and Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA) members made the pitch for a special exception at a public hearing at 200 Orange St. held by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
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Friday | March 17, 2017

Zoning Proposal At Westville CMT

March 17, 2017, by Markeshia Ricks- "As plans emerge for some of its empty spaces, Westville’s commercial district has a new suggested plan for denser, less car-dependent development.

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Thursday | January 26, 2017

January 25, 2017, by Thomas Breen- "David Moser offered a simple choice to the group of skaters and bikers and rollerbladers gathered in a circle before him Tuesday night: “Concrete vs. asphalt.” “How critical is that difference?” the city’s landscape architect asked, flipping through his notes on the ideal design of an urban skate park. “Very!” Nearly everyone in the room shouted at once, voicing their unanimous support for concrete. “The foundation of a skate park is the most important part to get right,” one skater said.

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Thursday | January 12, 2017

January 11, 2017, by Sorrel Westbrook- "On Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards, a new old way of accessorizing is popular again. Pins and patches—colorful, often irreverent pieces of flair that were, until recently, considered passé and perhaps a little dweebish—are back, and a storefront in the Westville neighborhood is the trend’s local standard-bearer. “I feel weird saying we helped pioneer it, or that we’re at the forefront of it,” Alex Dakoulas says. “But some people have said that. So that’s flattering.

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Monday | December 5, 2016

November 26, 2016, by Luther Turmelle- "If Chip In A Bottle, Darrell Nurse’s foray into selling high-end chocolates, cakes and gift baskets, doesn’t succeed, it won’t be from a lack of trying. Like many entrepreneurs, Nurse works two jobs. He spends mornings working as a physical therapist, visiting patients in their homes, Then, after 2 p.m., he becomes a baker and chocolate maker, working out of his beautifully restored Whalley Avenue storefront.

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Thursday | November 17, 2016

November 15, 2016, by Paul bass- "Westville neighbors and city development officials got their wish: A self-storage business will not move any time soon to the neighborhood gateway at Fitch Street and Whalley Avenue. At least not the self-storage business that Stephen Zagoren’s company planned to put there. Zagoren’s Advantage Development Group had a contract to purchase the crumbling two-building 3.6-acre property along the West River at 781 Whalley and 50 Fitch.
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