November 2022, by Austin Mirmina- "The new College of Health and Human Services building at Southern Connecticut State University was built on slices from Ernie's Pizzeria in New Haven. That's where construction workers usually ate when they took their lunch break, eatery owner Pasqual Deriso said. Throughout its history, Ernie's has linked itself to SCSU in other ways.
Tuesday | November 22, 2022
NPR Where We Live November 21- "Through his art, Mohamad Hafez confronts preconceived notions of refugees and the "baggage" they may carry.
Thursday | September 15, 2022
September 14, 2022, by Lucy Gellman-"Maybe he offered you a glass of red wine as he floated through the studio, and pulled you into an embrace. Maybe you tended the apple trees together at Edgewood Park, or listened to poetry in the warm half-light of Lyric Hall. Maybe you saw the beret across a crowded room, and knew that for a moment, all was well with the world. His door was always open.
Monday | August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022, by Thomas Breen- The Elicker Administration plans to convert eight underused parks buildings into youth, senior, and recreation hubs — with programming provided by both city staff and nonprofits.
August 19, 2022, by Abiba Biao- "A Black man reclines on his lawn chair, soaking in the warm vibes on the beach. Wearing a white bucket hat and some shades, he’s equipped to handle the sun toasting the sand around him. He’s on a mission—and nothing will distract him from the next chapters of his novel. Artist Larry Morse tells that story in his series Black Men Reading, now on view alongside the work of Jane Gilman Fleischner at the Mitchell Branch Library in Westville.
August 1§, 2022, by Maya Mcfadden- "When Cherisa Lloyd enjoys the “Margie Special” at her new Westville soul food restaurant, she’s reminded of the love, strength, strong family values, and passion for cooking of her late mother, and best friend. Lloyd, 46, is the owner of Ma’s House, newly opened at the former Lena’s Cafe spot at 873 Whalley Ave. The Southern breakfast and dinner restaurant has been a long time coming for Lloyd, a New Haven native and mom of five.
Friday | August 5, 2022
August 4, 2022, by Lucy Gellman- "Lou Mangini was on a thin strip of road somewhere in the U.K. Beside him, an officer peppered him with questions. How fast had he been going? Where was he headed? Had he had anything to drink? A few giggles floated through the air, mingling with the scents of hops and summer sweat. As Mangini pressed a finger to his nose, the officer beside him pushed it a step further. “I don’t carry a gun because this is not America,” she declared in a thick, laid-on Cockney accent.
July 27, 2022, by Jordon Ashby- "While eating a slice of berry treasure pie, Rachel Broderick enjoyed the added sweetness of salsa in her bite. Salsa music, that is. “We’re here for pie, but we’re really enjoying the salsa. It actually goes really well together,” Broderick said.
ARTISTS CALL HELLO NEIGHBOR is an exhibition to be held in Westville in October 2022, curated by SomethingProjects for the Open Source Neighborhood Platform, organized by Artspace New Haven. Hello Neighbor is a venture that advocates both materials and the synergy of critical mass participation, through art making as a form of community engagement. In the spirit of ‘communion’, we invite artists to think about what everyday issues motivate them as New Haven citizens?
Tuesday | July 12, 2022
July 7, 2022, by Brian Slattery- "Susan Clinard’s sculptures are an exercise in extreme empathy, even as Missing the Mark represents something more complex as well. It’s hard not to feel the pull of judgment in the juxtaposition of the crying face of the baby, who just needs some attention, with the blank faces of everyone else, staring at their screens. But in a broader sense, they’re all victims, of a specific mode of modernity we’re told we want. Clinard’s pieces forces us to look at ourselves, too. Are you reading these words on your phone right now?