Tuesday | May 12, 2015

May 9, 2015, The New Haven Independent, Allan Appel - Salsa’s coming to Westville—not the sauce, but the equally spicy Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Alisa’s House of Salsa. Alisa Bowens, the founder of the award-winning dance studio, announced this week that she is moving her long-established business from its Chapel Street home for the last 15 years to new digs at 912 Whalley Ave., at the corner of Blake Street. Bowens shows off her new keys with Project Storefront’s Slomba. “She’s not moving out.

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May 11, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Paul Bass - This locust tree has another week to remain standing—before it and a couple of dozen other orange-tagged aboreal Edgewood Park denizens get the axe. United Illuminating is clearing them as part of broader improvements to Westville’s electric grid. The 35 or so trees in the park were supposed to start coming down this week.

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May 11, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Paul Bass - This locust tree has another week to remain standing—before it and a couple of dozen other orange-tagged aboreal Edgewood Park denizens get the axe. United Illuminating is clearing them as part of broader improvements to Westville’s electric grid. The 35 or so trees in the park were supposed to start coming down this week.

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Monday | May 4, 2015

A short walk away from the minute space that once housed his first boutique on Whalley Avenue in New Haven, fashion designer Neville Wisdom is weaving his sartorial dream. The business owner has visions as vast as the miles separating him from his hometown of Saint Mary, Jamaica, as the space at 903 Whalley Ave. in Westville functions as a production studio and showroom for his eponymously named clothing line.

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Tuesday | April 28, 2015

Dear Friends and Supporters of Lyric Hall,
We are pleased to announce that Zoe Brookes, a Princeton NJ based Business Consultant--and former Westville resident, has written a long overdue business plan. Zoe cares deeply about Lyric Hall and Westville in general, and took on this arduous task pro bono. 

While some of you may also have 'issues' with spread sheets--the numbers provide a fascinating insight into what makes Lyric Hall 'tick'....and it's 'ticker' is good! 

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Monday | April 20, 2015

April 17, 2015, The New Haven Independent, Allan Appel -"Pasta primavera. Turkey sausage. Oven-roasted potatoes. Crème brûlée. Prosecco . Menu items for a sumptuous, hearty meal? Certainly. At Kehler Liddell Gallery on Whalley Avenue, they also happen to be courses in a visual feast that Artist and long-time Westvillian Frank Bruckmann is serving up in his newest show, aptly titled Breaking Bread.

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I've been itching to get Strange Ways in front of people more. Every event we sell at has been such a success that I've been wanting to do something more concrete.

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Thursday | April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda -  "The mayor had arrived, but the ceremonial ribbon whose cutting would mark the opening of Neville Wisdom’s new Westville business, Neville Wisdom LLC, (NW), had not yet been made. Wisdom rolled out a wide bolt of teal-colored fabric onto the massive, new work table he had been wanting for 20 years. “The table is one of the most exciting and best things here,” he said.

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Monday | April 13, 2015

April 8, 2015 The New Haven Independent, by Allan Appel -"Constance LaPalombara has painted hundreds of cityscapes of New Haven, and not a single human being is any of them. Sometimes New Haven is not even recognizable in them. While Mitchell Drive, East Rock, the Star Supply Building on Upper State Street, the city’s profile from Lighthouse Point, and many other Elm City locales and landmarks remain easily recognizable, that’s not what the paintings are about.

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April 10, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda - “Failure is not an option,” as the famous tagline from Apollo 13 goes. For the group of close-knit Westville friends who put on Permission to Fail, a series of monthly open-mic performance events, failure is not even recognized. According to Travis Carbonella, a Westville-based videographer and co-founder and emcee of Permission to Fail, the series was hatched around a kitchen table at 2:30 a.m. with friends performing for one another, amid much hilarity.

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