by Staff | May 17, 2013 1:58 pm | Comments (2)
The annual Freddie Fixer Parade, which draws thousands of people from throughout the region to Dixwell Avenue, begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Then, at 4 p.m., the seven Democratic candidates for mayor all plan for the first time to participate in a debate together, this one focused on economic development.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 15, 2013 1:08 pm | Comments (2)
Sculptor Gar Waterman was welding together a “ray gun,” reliving a childhood spent playing with toy firearms and shooting real ones, when tragedy struck in Newtown—and gave his piece a bitter new edge.
by Paul Bass | May 13, 2013 1:34 pm
Faith McCallum plans to take the world’s best new young tennis player up on a “mentorship” offer—on Instagram, not Twitter.
by David Sepulveda | May 13, 2013 12:02 pm | Comments (3)
Eyes were turned to darkening skies at the annual Westville Village ArtWalk Festival this weekend, but veterans of the annual event were unfazed. In its 16 years, few can remember an ArtWalk where rain didn’t make a cameo of some kind.
by David Sepulveda | May 13, 2013 12:01 pm
Festival-goers who gathered at Westville’s neighborly Aquila Motors during the opening of Friday’s 16th Annual Artwalk, were not there for a lube job or car repair.
by Paul Bass | May 2, 2013 5:08 pm | Comments (15)
Mayor John DeStefano’s computer runs on 10-year-old software. That’s part of a larger tech problem at City Hall.
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 30, 2013 10:02 am | Comments (23)
The fire that lit up Coogan Pavilion last fall may yet have a good outcome: Edgewood Park could soon be lit up by a glowing, glass-fronted, solar-powered community center.
by Allan Appel | Apr 19, 2013 11:13 am | Comments (5)
A builder tried again to get the OK to construct over 100 apartments for the elderly on a strip of land by the curving West River in West Rock’s shadow—only to be shot down out of concerns about flooding.
by David Sepulveda | Apr 18, 2013 12:29 pm | Comments (3)
What to make of an artist whose body of work consists of wood block prints, yet declares, “I am a painter, not a print maker”?
It’s difficult to wrap one’s mind around the visual disconnect of seeing graphic prints and thinking of them as paintings, but artist Vanilia Majoros, whose solo exhibit “BRAVO!” opened Saturday at DaSilva Gallery in Westville, makes a persuasive case.
“Every image is one of a kind, just like a painting. I brush oil paint on the block and often apply paint directly on the image. The wood block is one tool among many, used in making the painting. I think of them as paintings—printed paintings,” she said.
by Paul Bass | Mar 15, 2013 4:13 pm | Comments (49)
New Haven’s emerging “jobs pipeline” came to Patricia McGill’s neighborhood—and promised finally to get her through Yale’s door.