by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 13, 2018 4:41 pm | Comments (4)
When the promised snowstorm failed to arrive in New Haven Tuesday afternoon, Honda Smith and a city tag-and-tow team faced a dilemma on Valley Street: Place tickets on 60 cars illegally parked on the odd side of the street? Or let it slide?
Public Space Enforcement Officer Honda Smith had called for the tag and tow team hours before when the snow was flying and the visibility was low.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 8, 2018 5:18 pm | Comments (2)
Jose Jordan’s mother sought refuge from Hurricane Maria by fleeing to her son’s home in Westville — only to have an ash tree topple over power lines in Wednesday night’s storm and plunge the home into cold and darkness.
Continue reading ‘Echo Of Maria On Marvelwood Drive’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 28, 2018 1:00 pm | Comments (4)
An electronic billboard’s LED pixels on upper Whalley have illuminated a hole in the zoning ordinance, and sent politicians looking to tighten regulations before the Elm City starts to resemble Vegas.
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by David Sepulveda | Feb 23, 2018 4:05 pm
Career High School student and New Haven Arts and Ideas fellow Taryn Joseph could not have been more animated and excited to share her reaction to a “painful” painting with its creator, artist Rhinold Ponder.
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by David Sepulveda | Feb 14, 2018 8:33 pm | Comments (1)
Exotic masks and costumes seemed in short supply under the shimmering streamers of the annual New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) Mardi Gras fundraiser celebration this year — but not the celebratory fervor that kicked into high gear at the celebration’s temporary new location in Westville.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 14, 2018 8:36 am | Comments (14)
Westvillers came out to a zoning hearing to support two new plans to build up and boost nightlife in their commercial village, while upstairs music teachers added a discordant note.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Back Manjares, Delaney’s’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 13, 2018 4:17 pm | Comments (9)
An assisted living facility would be OK, but not a boarding house. An apartment building could rise four stories and have a first-floor pharmacy — but no convenience store. Boutique hotel? Fine. Motel? Not fine.
And never shall there be a drive-through fast food restaurant in the heart of the Village.
Continue reading ‘“New Urbanist” Westville Zone Proposed’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 8, 2018 5:23 pm | Comments (12)
A developer planning to resurrect the popular Delaney’s Restaurant & Tap Room in Westville Village told neighbors Wednesday night that he has taken pains to preserve what made the spot beloved, down to the same number of tables, operating hours and staff.
But, much to neighbors’ disappointment, the century-old building’s look won’t be making a comeback.
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by Thomas Breen | Feb 7, 2018 3:03 pm | Comments (4)
Parks Director Becky Bombero asked the dozen skaters, skateboarders and bikers assembled before her what day of the week they would be available to come to help pull weeds as their sweat equity contribution to a new skate park.
Continue reading ‘New Skate Park Plan Ready To Go’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 5, 2018 9:08 am
The first glimpse of Chapel Haven’s expansion of its Westville home was a little hard to see during a Friday afternoon ribbon-cutting.
Continue reading ‘Ribbon Cut At Chapel Haven Welcome Center’