June 16, 2022, by Olivia Charis- "A budding New Haven fashion designer named Del Vaani brought his latest avant-garde line to a crowd gathered in Westville Wednesday night. Del Vanni — aka Jozif Del Vaani, who’s 23 — gave 70 friends and family a taste of his latest designs at a fashion show held at the Kehler Liddell Gallery. The evening began with music as fans sat waiting for the show to begin. After a few minutes, the music tempo changed, and Del Vaani’s models began strutting down the runway. Del Vaani designs and produces hoodies, tees, sweaters, hats, bags, and custom sneakers.
Tuesday | June 28, 2022
June 16, 2022, by Thomas Breen- "A plan to build another 144 new apartments in Westville Village moved ahead, amidst praise for a densifying west side and concerns about pedestrian safety on Blake Street. That was the result of Wednesday night’s latest regular monthly meeting of the City Plan Commission.
Friday | May 27, 2022
May 26, 2022, by Maya McFadden- "One hundred and fifty New Haven middle and high school students put their pencils down and posters up Thursday to give the city a lesson on solidarity, passion, and leading through action. The 150 students from Elm City Montessori School, Beecher School, Common Ground, and Edgewood School participated in an annual “Children’s March” to Edgewood Park. Each student advocated for a cause they were personally passionate about.
Tuesday | May 10, 2022
May 8, 2022, by Brian Zahn- "Its name may be Marginal, but Kathie Hebert believes it could be something significant. Marginal Drive, a road that runs along the West River and connects New Haven’s Westville neighborhood to the Allingtown neighborhood in West Haven, is underutilized and has not been recognized for its potential in recent years, Hebert said. Hebert, a West Haven resident involved in cleanup and beautification efforts along West Haven’s shoreline, has been meeting with like-minded people in both New Haven and West Haven for weeks.
Wednesday | May 4, 2022
May 3, 2022, By Lucy Gellman- "When John Orr looks at the nineteenth century painting The Rat Trap, he sees three kids who are up to no good. In the work by British painter Edmund Bristow, a young boy points a stick at two friends, each of whom holds a small, furry animal. Between the boy’s feet, a rat stares out from the aforementioned trap, its pink paws visible.
May 4, 2022, by Brian Slattery- "When sibling rivalry becomes a little too hostile. When a puppeteer’s puppet refuses to cooperate. When a threesome collides with the cheerful aesthetic of a Disney movie. These and many other wonderfully absurd scenarios were mined for laughter by The Regicides on Tuesday evening, kicking off a week of ArtWalk programming in Westville. This year — for its 25th year — ArtWalk returns to being all in-person.
Tuesday | April 26, 2022
April 12th, 2022, by Al Larriva-Latt- "Upstairs at Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel, there is a long hallway where over a dozen handmade quilts of various shapes and sizes blanket the walls. They extend from the hallway into the main lobby, where they drape above the cushy brown couches.
April 25th, 2022, by Al Larriva-Latt- “Check out my hair!” an elementary-school-age girl shouted. She turned her head around to reveal the back of her tangled blonde hair, which was now streaked with colorful powder. Minutes earlier, the siblings Zoë and Lachlan Sheehan-Samuel had helped her color her hair green and purple–her two favorite colors. Now the girl sat in front of the henna artist Jamilah Zebart and requested no less than a dragon, a tree, and a crescent moon design for her right hand.
Thursday | March 24, 2022
March 24, 2022, by Katie Pellico- "Through his art, Mohamad Hafez confronts preconceived notions of refugees and the "baggage" they may carry. He was recently the subject of an Oscars-shortlisted documentary, an intimate portrait of how Hafez's acclaimed UNPACKED series was informed by his own experience leaving Syria. This hour, we visit Hafez at his studio, just above the location of his latest venture, Pistachio Cafe. Hear about why he opened this coffee shop and "cultural salon" in the heart of New Haven’s Westville neighborhood.