September 1, 2017, by Paul Bass- "If not for his talents for forgery and for culinary invention, Salam Al-Rawi probably wouldn’t have been on Whalley Avenue this week preparing to open Westville Village’s newest restaurant. He might well have ended up in prison if he hadn’t been able to forge a convincing stamp on the passport he used to flee his native Iraq in 1978.
Tuesday | September 5, 2017
Wednesday | July 5, 2017
Wednesday | June 7, 2017
June 7, 2017, by Sorrel Westbrook- "Darrell Nurse opened his Westville confectionary, Chip in a Bottle, last November, right down the street from a dentist’s office. Over the course of the last few months, more and more dental employees have been showing up on their lunch hour, looking for something sweet. When I stopped in to interview him, the mother of a hygienist was trying the shop’s gelato for the first time.
Monday | June 5, 2017
June 5, 2017, The New Haven Independent, by Brian Slattery- "The Peabody Museum’s latest exhibit — the opening of which drew an overflow crowd to the third floor — combines powerful two and three dimensional artworks that will forever change your perception of beetles. Yes, beetles, those small flying and crawling insects many of us commonly, if not mistakenly, call bugs. New Haven sculptor Gar Waterman has been imbuing small creatures and natural forms with heroic stature for decades.
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.
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.
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.
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.