Thursday | August 11, 2016

August 10, 2016, by Markeshia Ricks- "Instead of zooming by as usual, drivers approached with caution a new square island in the middle of the street just a few feet away from the intersection of Chapel Street at Alden Avenue. That new driving pattern is just what the city's engineer, traffic chief and nearby neighbors had in mind.

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Tuesday | August 9, 2016

August 8, 2016, by Aliyya Swaby- "Alex Dakoulas recognized the cursive letters outlined in orange and blue on major clothing retailer Wet Seal’s website, and realized: his store had been ripped off.Wet Seal was selling an iron-on patch that used the exact design of independent artist Vaughn Fender — an exclusive design found only at Dakoulas’ store Strange Ways in Westville.Dakoulas and Fender had collaborated on the patch, which reads “Oh Yeah” in bright script, and sold nearly 100 in a limited run by early summer.Dakoulas immediately took to social media to protest the knock-off item fo
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Friday | July 22, 2016

July 21, 2016, by David Sepulveda- "Design Monsters’ George Corsillo, a self-described “font freak,” has earned a book jacket design credit for“YUGE!” (30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump), a timely new anthology by nationally syndicated Doonesburycartoon creator and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Trudeau. Corsillo and his wife Susan McCaslin are partners at Design Monsters, a graphic design studio located in New Haven’s Westville neighborhood. Corsillo has been colorizing Trudeau’s long-running Doonesbury Sunday strip since 2001.

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Thursday | July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016, by David Sepulveda- "An unveiling party was held Friday at the mural’s site on Valley and Blake Streets to welcome the 12 by 150-foot-long mural, and to say goodbye to itinerate, international muralist and fine artist Faring Purth, who worked for nearly two weeks under cover of darkness to produce the monumental piece.A group of children skip along the image of an elongated, reclining figure, as if swept up by a magical energy field.

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Tuesday | July 5, 2016

July 4, 2016, by Jason C. Diaz - Designing your own clothing can come naturally, when the trade is picked up due to necessity. Neville Wisdom was raised in Windsor Castle, an area of Saint Mary, Jamaica. Wisdom describes his family as having been “poor” when he was young but uses the word only for lack of a better term, because he says from his perspective, “I was fortunate to grow up in the way that I did, because all of what one would consider ‘bad,’ are actually the very things that have kept me so motivated,” Wisdom said.
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Thursday | June 30, 2016

June 29, 2016, By Markeshia Ricks- "After seven years in the thick of hard-fought efforts to calm his neighborhood's streets and build up its culture and businesses, Chris Heitmann is handing over the reins of the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance and heading west.

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Monday | June 27, 2016

June 24, 2016, By Allan Appel- "It may be a haunted glade in a liminal forest. It may be the patterns of the universe. It may be the Grim Reaper and friends doing the hokey pokey, or the gossamer traces of a coven of witches. Or an old folks’ home for decaying lumps of cotton candy or wasps’ nest. Or it may be just what it is — artistically arranged soaked, cooked, and stretched fibers of the Thai kozo or mulberry tree.

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Thursday | June 2, 2016

May 30, 2016, By Pam McLoughlin- "Chapel Haven has always been in the national forefront of teaching independent living to those with autism and other special needs - and now they're taking it to new levels with a campus transformation that will include an assisted living area so clients can age in place.

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Wednesday | May 25, 2016

HARTFORD, MAY 23, 2016 - Four Connecticut communities in the Connecticut Main Street Center network have achieved accreditation for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by Main Street America, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, Main Street America (f/k/a the National Main Street Center) and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs, which have demonstrated exemplary commitm
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Wednesday | May 11, 2016

May 9, 2016, by Lucy Gellman- "Taking in the sounds of Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps and Arms & Voices as a mist began to fall over Whalley Avenue, pint-sized Westvillian Ava Kimbro and her mom Marjorie made a decision: stick it out, at least until Ava could get a big, blooming flower painted on her face.

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