Friday | October 4, 2019

October 3, 2019 by Thomas Breen- "A local developer plans to knock down a blighted Westville commercial building and build in its stead 200-plus luxury apartments, now that he and his partner have purchased the property for $3.1 million. That was one of two multi-million-dollar transactions among the latest property transfers recorded with the city. The other was on Norton Street. According to city land records, on Sept. 26, 50 Fitch LLC, a holding company owned by local developers Mendel Paris and Sim Levenharz, purchased the two commercial buildings at 50 Fitch St.

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Tuesday | September 24, 2019

September 23, 2019, by Brian Slattery-"The first impression of Brian Flinn’s work may be of humor. Some of his figures have the out-of-proportion features of cartoons, the odd poses, the uneven faces. But there’s detail within the comedy, layers of images on the skins of his subjects. There’s an eye that’s startlingly human. The other eye, upon closer inspection, isn’t an eye at all. The layering makes the skin seem translucent. Or maybe the body is in flux. Take another step back, and the image seems more like a flickering film.

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Friday | September 6, 2019

“The whole place has just kind of come alive,” skateboarder Noé Jimenez says. It’s about an hour before sunset, and skaters are weaving through Edgewood Skate Park, riding the ramps to set up for tricks, grinding on the edges of obstacles or simply cruising back and forth, their wheels crunching on asphalt and humming along the park’s smooth new concrete surface. Located on the site of an old outdoor ice rink since 2000, Edgewood Skate Park has experienced a renaissance in the past year, thanks in great part to the tenacity of local skaters who spent years pushing for improvements and fundi

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Wednesday | July 10, 2019

July 9, 2019, by Lucy Gellman- "On one end of Kehler Liddell Gallery, musician Pat Benatar is looking straight out at the viewer. Her name floats above her head in thick, stenciled letters, so punchy they might have been colored in with someone’s sticky red and mauve lipstick. Paint splatters surround her body in yellow and purple.

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Wednesday | April 24, 2019

April 19, 2019, by Thomas Breen- "A large local real estate company is the new landlord of a half-dozen commercial buildings and vacant parking lots at the heart of Westville, including the former home of the long-shuttered 500 Blake Street Cafe. According to city land records, on March 25, Paula Perrotti and David Perrotti transferred ownership of 500 Blake St., 881 Whalley Ave., 883 Whalley Ave., 476 Blake St., 12-14 Tour Ave., 20 Tour Ave., 24 Tour Ave., and one-half-interest of 16 Tour Ave.

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Monday | March 4, 2019

March 1, 2019, by Sam Carlson- "Nate Blair knew that every neighborhood needs a hub, and Westville was no exception. With the opening of Cafe X, a new coffee shop on the corner of Whalley and Blake, he aims to create that hub.  For a long time Westville has had a lot of places to get coffee but there was no coffee shop to call its own. There are restaurants that serve coffee with breakfast or brunch. There is a Dunkin Donuts that you can grab a drink from in a hurry.
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Friday | March 1, 2019

February 28, 2019, by Lucy Gellman- Hartford- Can a sector that generates nine billion dollars, 57,000 jobs, and five percent of Connecticut’s economy expect its funding to stay flat as Gov. Ned Lamont fine tunes his budget? Can it ask for even more? That was the question statewide arts, culture, and tourism advocates asked Wednesday evening at the state capitol, as they testified before the Appropriations Committee at a four-hour public hearing on state development and conservation agencies.

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Monday | February 11, 2019

February 11,2019,  by Markeshia Ricks- The Westville arts scene grew a little bigger with the opening of Chapel Haven’s new UARTS program and store in the heart of the village Friday afternoon. Artists in the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center joined Mayor Toni Harp and State Rep.

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Friday | February 8, 2019

"Women of the Elm City have a new haven where they can take off their superwomen capes and draw from a “well” that aims to restore them to fight another day.  That place is The Well For Women, which officially opened its doors at the Blake Center at 495 Blake St. on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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