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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November 16, 2016, by Dan Mims- "When we featured him last November, local sculptor Mohamad Hafez was steeped in profound turmoil, watching from afar as his homeland, Syria, was torn apart by civil war.
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Tuesday | November 8, 2016

November 7, 2016, by Markeshia Ricks- "Drivers used to speeding through Westille Village on their way to downtown or back out to the suburbs had a slower commute Monday - because traffic calming on Whalley Avenue has finally arrived. After six years of community wrestling with the state Department of Transportation, construction of new medians on the eastern and western edges of the Village got underway Monday.
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Monday | October 17, 2016

October 16, 2016, by David Sepulveda- "Last weekend, the first in a series of four weekends of City Wide Open Studios kicked off in Westville, marking a watershed moment in the life of this emerging arts district. Consideration of Westville’s entree as a full-fledged, City Wide Open Studios (CWOS) weekend destination had its pros and cons according to Helen Kauder, executive director of Artspace, which sponsors the nearly month-long arts festival in New Haven.

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Friday | October 14, 2016

October 13, 2016, The New Haven Independent, by Lucy Gellman- "A bottle has washed ashore in Westville Village with not a note, but chocolates inside. Chef Darrell Nurse has brought the chocolates to the corner of Whalley and West Rock avenues, where has opened a new sweet shop called Chip in A Bottle. Nurse wasn’t expecting to have a revelation when he stepped into Norman Love Confections on a trip to Naples, Florida, several years ago. One bonbon later, he was hooked. Not on the sweet, flavorful chocolates, though. He loved the idea of making them for customers in New Haven.

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Thursday | October 13, 2016

"Long-time professional acting duo, Allan Zeller and Kimberly Squires of Milford, will perform their two-person show: "Zeller & Squires - Delightful Differences: An Evening of One-Act Plays" at the historical and beautiful Lyric Hall in New Haven, CT. Opening weekend is Oct. 14 & 15 at 8pm,which will be followed by two weekends on November 4 & 5 and 11 & 12.The husband and wife team will take on a total of 9 plays, 18 characters and multiple costume changes.... all, in less than 2 hours!

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Thursday | October 6, 2016

September 29, 2016, The new Haven Register, by Randall Beach- "When my wife and I bought our first house in 1987, we chose a side street within walking distance of Westville Village, the New Haven enclave at that time lined with second-hand antique shops and other small businesses.

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