Thursday | September 15, 2022

September 14, 2022, by Lucy Gellman-"Maybe he offered you a glass of red wine as he floated through the studio, and pulled you into an embrace. Maybe you tended the apple trees together at Edgewood Park, or listened to poetry in the warm half-light of Lyric Hall. Maybe you saw the beret across a crowded room, and knew that for a moment, all was well with the world. His door was always open.

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Monday | August 29, 2022

August 29, 2022, by Thomas Breen- The Elicker Administration plans to convert eight underused parks buildings into youth, senior, and recreation hubs — with programming provided by both city staff and nonprofits.

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August 19, 2022, by Abiba Biao- "A Black man reclines on his lawn chair, soaking in the warm vibes on the beach. Wearing a white bucket hat and some shades, he’s equipped to handle the sun toasting the sand around him.  He’s on a mission—and nothing will distract him from the next chapters of his novel.   Artist Larry Morse tells that story in his series Black Men Reading, now on view alongside the work of Jane Gilman Fleischner at the Mitchell Branch Library in Westville.

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August 1§, 2022, by Maya Mcfadden- "When Cherisa Lloyd enjoys the ​“Margie Special” at her new Westville soul food restaurant, she’s reminded of the love, strength, strong family values, and passion for cooking of her late mother, and best friend.   Lloyd, 46, is the owner of Ma’s House, newly opened at the former Lena’s Cafe spot at 873 Whalley Ave.   The Southern breakfast and dinner restaurant has been a long time coming for Lloyd, a New Haven native and mom of five.

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Friday | August 5, 2022

August 4, 2022, by Lucy Gellman- "Lou Mangini was on a thin strip of road somewhere in the U.K. Beside him, an officer peppered him with questions. How fast had he been going? Where was he headed? Had he had anything to drink? A few giggles floated through the air, mingling with the scents of hops and summer sweat. As Mangini pressed a finger to his nose, the officer beside him pushed it a step further.     “I don’t carry a gun because this is not America,” she declared in a thick, laid-on Cockney accent.

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July 27, 2022, by Jordon Ashby- "While eating a slice of berry treasure pie, Rachel Broderick enjoyed the added sweetness of salsa in her bite.  Salsa music, that is.  “We’re here for pie, but we’re really enjoying the salsa. It actually goes really well together,” Broderick said.

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ARTISTS CALL HELLO NEIGHBOR is an exhibition to be held in Westville in October 2022, curated by SomethingProjects for the Open Source Neighborhood Platform, organized by Artspace New Haven.  Hello Neighbor is a venture that advocates both materials and the synergy of critical mass participation, through art making as a form of community engagement. In the spirit of ‘communion’, we invite artists to think about what everyday issues motivate them as New Haven citizens?

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Tuesday | July 12, 2022

July 7, 2022, by Brian Slattery- "Susan Clinard’s sculptures are an exercise in extreme empathy, even as Missing the Mark represents something more complex as well. It’s hard not to feel the pull of judgment in the juxtaposition of the crying face of the baby, who just needs some attention, with the blank faces of everyone else, staring at their screens. But in a broader sense, they’re all victims, of a specific mode of modernity we’re told we want. Clinard’s pieces forces us to look at ourselves, too. Are you reading these words on your phone right now?

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Tuesday | June 28, 2022

June 15, 2022, by Thomas Breen- "A Branford-based developer working with local real estate investors plans to knock down two Westville commercial buildings — including a long-vacant and blighted structure at the corner of Whalley Avenue and Fitch Street — and construct in their stead 245 new riverfront apartments. Those are the latest plans for the long-blighted property at 781 Whalley Ave. and 50 Fitch St.

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June 16, 2022, by Olivia Charis- "A budding New Haven fashion designer named Del Vaani brought his latest avant-garde line to a crowd gathered in Westville Wednesday night. Del Vanni — aka Jozif Del Vaani, who’s 23 — gave 70 friends and family a taste of his latest designs at a fashion show held at the Kehler Liddell Gallery. The evening began with music as fans sat waiting for the show to begin. After a few minutes, the music tempo changed, and Del Vaani’s models began strutting down the runway. Del Vaani designs and produces hoodies, tees, sweaters, hats, bags, and custom sneakers.

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