The first time Christine Casinghino walked into Lena’s Cafe and Confections in Westville, the restaurant was up for sale, and she had a feeling that it was calling out to her as a prospective buyer. So she bought a sandwich, headed back to her office downtown, and then decided to make the plunge into restaurant ownership. “I walked into that place and fell in love. This was it.
Monday | October 26, 2015
Thursday | October 22, 2015
October 16, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Allen Appel- Bank and credit card statements. Stocks and bonds certificates. Dollar and twenty-dollar bills, barcodes, maps of Connecticut.
Tuesday | October 20, 2015
Monday | October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015, The new Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda- The wind gusted. The temperature dropped. Snowflakes even fell.
Monday | October 12, 2015
October 7, 2015, The New Haven Indpendent, by Markeshia Ricks - The developer interrupted the city staffer weighing in on his long-stalled project. "I don't know if you know how to read drawings or not," Larry Waldorf declared. "But that is not ... that is not..." "Excuse me. I have over 20 years of experience as a professional landscape architect," City Plan staffer Anne Hartjen shot back. "I know how to read drawings.
Wednesday | October 7, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- As a fundraiser for Lyric Hall, writer-performer Janis Astor del Valle is launching a new solo piece, directed by Carolyn Kirsch, on Saturday, October 10 at 7pm. A reception precedes the show at 6pm. An audience talkback immediately follows the performance. Tickets are $25.00; all proceeds benefit Lyric Hall. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended by calling: (203) 389-8885.
October 4, 2015, 2015, by Pam McGloughlin -"As far as Allison Haines is concerned, there’s only one thing that separates her from most people: “an extra chromosome,” as she casually puts it. To most people that’s called Down syndrome, but Haines, 30, doesn’t dwell on that, as she’s too busy achieving and working toward her next goal. “I love my life. I grew up like a normal girl… To tell you the truth, I don’t think of myself as a disabled person,” Haines said.
Thursday | September 24, 2015
September 23, 2015, The New Haven independent, by Markeshia Ricks - "Westville neighbors living near the intersection of Chapel Street and Central Avenue were awakened in the wee hours of the morning not by an alarm, but the sound of a driver crashing into cars parked along the street. The crash happened at about 1 a.m. this past Thursday, according to Westville District Manger Sgt. Renee Dominguez.
September 22, 2015, The New Haven independent, by David Sepulveda - “Sketchbooks are a companion to me,” said artist Amie Ziner.
Friday | September 11, 2015
September 9, 2015- "A day before parents and their 32 nursery school children embark on a new chapter in the life of Westville Community Nursery School (WCNS) at their new Tour Avenue location in Westville Village, school staff Tuesday held a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the remarkable transformation of the former Owl’s Nest Cafe into their new home, complete with a new playground. WCNS teacher Jaime Kane laid out auspicious appliqué crafted words— Love, Build, Explore, Move, Grow—as final preparations were underway to welcome students after a year of challen