by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 14, 2017 3:31 pm | Comments (6)
After months of debate of what kind of retail belongs in Westville — and how much government can and cannot exert its will on private property owners — a Family Dollar is likely coming to a vacant building on upper Whalley Avenue.
Continue reading ‘Family Dollar, Not Starbucks, On The Way’
by Paul Bass | Dec 14, 2017 12:40 pm
When Thabisa performs her music in Xhosa, the language from her native South Africa, people in Westville understand what she’s singing. Even if they don’t understand the words.
Continue reading ‘New Voice, New Album’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 1, 2017 7:57 am | Comments (2)
Cheryl Jackson has watched over the years as neighbors got help saving their sinking homes. Now she’s hoping her turn has finally arrived.
Continue reading ‘Sinking Homes’ Owners Try Again’
by Lucy Gellman | Nov 29, 2017 7:43 am | Comments (3)
Westville’s newest business is trying to start the holiday season off on the right paw — by offering visitors a furry reprieve from shopping, baking, final exams and holiday stress.
Continue reading ‘Fur-St Cat Cafe Pops Up In Town’
by Lynandro Simmons | Nov 10, 2017 10:30 am
When Jeanne Insalaco focused her Nikon 5200 camera on the Prospect Soldiers Monument recently, she drew from her experience shooting various monuments in New Haven.
Continue reading ‘She’s Preserving Vets’ Names For Digital Age’
by Paul Bass | Oct 30, 2017 7:36 am | Comments (6)
Winds reached 56 miles per hour in town overnight, downing at least 15 trees citywide and plunging the City Point neighborhood into darkness.
Meanwhile, officials were scrambling past midnight to deal with two storm-unrelated matters: a busload of Hillhouse High students stranded off a Baltimore highway, and a piercing alarm in a bank-owned home that was keeping upper Westville awake.
Continue reading ‘Storm Downs Trees; 700 Lose Power’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 19, 2017 7:10 am | Comments (31)
Amid growing complaints from neighbors, New Haven is looking to start regulating the mushrooming Airbnb business in town — in such a way that they won’t land the city in court.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 18, 2017 11:33 am | Comments (15)
Should a Family Dollar make upper Whalley Avenue its home — a prospect some neighbors have opposed— the building it moves into will get a facelift that includes masonry repair, a paint job and a redone façade, landscaping and a repaved parking lot.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Press Developer On Family $’
by Lucy Gellman | Oct 10, 2017 11:09 am
Liz Antle-O’Donnell won’t have to learn a roster of new names in her new position at Kehler Liddell Gallery. But she hopes to have new names coming through the door before the end of the year.
Continue reading ‘Kehler Liddell Artist Takes The Reins’
by Brian Slattery | Oct 9, 2017 11:31 am | Comments (2)
There was plenty of finished art to see in West River Arts on Whalley Avenue as artists threw open the doors of their studios for City Wide Open Studios’s Westville weekend. For some artists the weekend was as much about making the art as showing it.
Continue reading ‘Sometimes It’s About How You Make The Art’