Tuesday | May 19, 2015

May 18, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Paul Bass - United Illuminating crew members started felling trees in Edgewood Park Monday—a day after nature started the job for them. UI plans to remove approximately 35 trees, including 15-20 locust trees along Edgewood Avenue near the West River, in the park as part of a power upgrade. With two officers guiding traffic along Edgewood through the park, the operation began Monday.

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Monday | May 18, 2015

May 17, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Markeshia Ricks - What a difference two years make. At least it did for Toni Harp when she formally announced her candidacy Saturday for a second, two-year term as New Haven’s mayor. Though the day was overcast, it did not rain on Harp’s re-election kickoff.

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Tuesday | May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda - There was a buzz in the air. Visitors were coming, lots of them. Like a family hosting out-of-town guests, Westville’s community engine of businesses, residents, and volunteers revved up to roll out the neighborhood’s annual Artwalk festival, held over Mother’s Day weekend. In the opening hours of the festival, energetic children took to the soft bed of mulch that had been spread over an empty sand lot where Delaney’s Restaurant once stood.

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May 7, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Paul Bass - A new floor of wood chips will cover the vacant lot that used to house Delaney’s at the crossroads of Westville Village, as the dream of rebuilding the popular restaurant and tap room there has been put on hold. A dramatic all-night fire destroyed Delaney’s on Aug. 25, ripping a slice out of the neighborhood’s commercial heart. Since then the lot has lain vacant as the property’s owner, Ronald Groves, and Delaney’s operator Peter Gresme haggled with insurers and sought to build a new version of Delaney’s.

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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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