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.
Wednesday | October 7, 2015
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
Friday | September 4, 2015
September 3, 2015- Vincent A. Calarco, President of the Committee of Trustees of Hopkins School in New Haven, announced today the appointment of Kai Bynum as Head of School, effective July 1, 2016. He will succeed Barbara Riley who is retiring after a 15-year tenure. “We are pleased to have an educator with Kai’s talent, integrity, leadership and passion for education join Hopkins”, said Calarco.
September 3, 2015- You don't have to get naked for it to work.
Tuesday | August 4, 2015
August 3, 2015, The New Haven Independent, By Staff- "Common Ground reached two important milestones in the creation of its state-of-the-art, sustainable school building: the completion of fundraising efforts necessary to finish the building, and the launch of construction on the new school. State and local elected officials, joined Common Ground students, teachers, families, staff and community members Wednesday to see the building as it begins to rise from its foundation; to learn more about the unique sustainability practices modeled in its construction; and thank those who are
July 31, 2015, The Daily Nutmeg, by Daniel Shkolnik - "On Wednesday night, José Oyola & The Astronauts played Cafe 9 as part of Astrophest, a back-to-back mini-festival of local bands organized by Oyola himself. At the end of the night, Oyola unrolled a gently glowing violet-orange flyerand announced that on November 7, Oyola and the Astronauts would be the first local band to headline the newly opened College Street Music Hall. Oyola is intent on standing out. The rule holds from his musical ambitions to his hairstyle—a Jupiter among hairdos.
Monday | July 27, 2015
July 26, 2015, The New Haven Register, by Shahid Abdul-Karim - "As a teenager, Carrien Davis dreamed of owning a floral shop. With the help of her husband, Chris, Any Occasion Creation became a reality. "I dreamt flowers and I would go to sleep thinking of different creations and arrangements," said Carrien Davis, 43, a native of Dominica in the Caribbean. "Opening a shop has been something I've wanted to do for a very long time; it's always been my passion," she said. The shop is located at 847 Whalley Ave.
Monday | July 20, 2015
July 19, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda - “Forbidden Fruit” is now dangling from the upper reaches of a mature honey locust tree in the center of Westville’s fashion and arts district. A large yellow serpent, complete with forked tongue and hypnotic eyes, is up there too. The burst of color and texture wrapping the tree — which one observer compared to “Christmas in July” — is the latest and most monumental piece of yarn bombing to appear in Westville Village, and the largest created to date, by artist Lisa Hanscom of Houston, Tex. The yarn bombing took