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Fire-Twirlers & Lego-Builders Get Channukah Started

by David Sepulveda | Dec 18, 2014 1:05 pm

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO “I have to say, this year we have not only the biggest but the most beautiful crowd we’ve ever had, and the nicest weather as well.”

So exclaimed Rabbi Yossi Hodakov of Chabad Jewish Center of Westville, as a crowd came together Tuesday night to celebrate the start of Channukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with the traditional lighting of the menorah—and something more.

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DOT Unveils $4.1M Plan To Tackle Pond Lily/Route 69 Traffic

by Max Bakke | Dec 17, 2014 1:30 pm | Comments (6)

Max Bakke Photo Commuters traveling along Route 69 between New Haven and Woodbridge may one day find relief to the congestion that gathers around the Wilbur Cross Parkway access ramps, according to a proposed plan by the State Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Recruits Recruited To Help Spread McSanty’s Bounty

by Allan Appel | Dec 16, 2014 7:57 am

Santa’s uniformed helpers are out early this season, and this year they’ll include a whole class of new police recruits.

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Westville Author’s “Millionaires Unit” Becomes Documentary

by David Sepulveda | Dec 15, 2014 1:29 pm | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Thirteen years after the Wright brothers flew their first true plane, aviation enthusiasts belonging to the Yale Flying Club took to the sky with uncanny dedication and great urgency. Lured by a sense of adventure and an unwavering belief in duty to country, some, the sons of wealth and privilege, learned to fly the imperfect planes of their era—which were also evolving as instruments of war.

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Wine & Fun May Mix In Westville, Not On Grand

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 10, 2014 8:33 am | Comments (6)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Westville’s Lyric Hall will now have permission to sell beer and wine at its shows, while a Grand Avenue restaurant may serve, too—minus the live entertainment.

That is the upshot of decisions made Tuesday night by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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Bioswalers At Work

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 9, 2014 2:12 pm | Comments (1)

Markeshia Ricks Photo You might have noticed a group of men digging a rather large hole in front of Edgewood School. They’re not building an underground classroom, but they’re learning a lot as they build a bioswale.

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Macbeth, The Murder Ballad

by Brian Slattery | Dec 9, 2014 9:04 am

Sam Plattus Photo MacCoy is a small-time drug dealer somewhere in Appalachia. Little Lady is the mother of his unborn child. They’re hot for each other and desperate to improve their lives. MacCoy’s uncle has a better thing going. So early in the play, Little Lady convinces “Mac” that they have to kill him and take over.

Sound familiar? 

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Greenway Designation Pursued For West River

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 28, 2014 8:29 am

Thomas MacMillan Photo The West River Watershed Coalition wants its namesake to be designated a state greenway—and members are trying to get all the cities in the watershed on board before it makes its case to the state.

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Connections Made At Two “‘Ville” Openings

by David Sepulveda | Nov 26, 2014 2:13 pm | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Newhallville’s Gallery at Elemar and Westville’s Kehler Liddell Galllery held art exhibit openings last weekend. Both are group shows, with connections—and unity—between them.

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Neighbors Fight Mandy’s Apartment Conversion

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 25, 2014 8:02 am | Comments (8)

Markeshia Ricks photo An uproar from neighbors over a controversial landlord’s construction of new apartments led to a public admission of error by a city official—and a new zoning battle on the west side of town.

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