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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Monday | September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018, by Markeshia Ricks-"The Whalley Avenue gateway to the heart of Westville just got a bit more eye-catching. Banners provided by the Westville Community Management Team and Southern Connecticut State University have been added to the almost two-year-old, decorative median that divides and calms traffic on Whalley Avenue leading into the Village. The banners went up Friday morning. Lizzy Donius, who heads up the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA), and artist Susan McCaslin, made sure that they had all the banners sorted properly.

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Friday | August 10, 2018

August 9, 2018, by E. A. Mcmullen-"A woman undergoing treatment for cancer strives to connect with her young daughter, even as she seems to be developing a new friendship at her chemo sessions. A middle-aged daughter tries to help her mother, who is suffering from dementia, deal with her impending eviction. A young man going out to buy condoms instead ends up part of the search for a lost car. Three local writers - Jennifer Hudson, Susan Nathiel, and Charles Rafferty - shared these stories with a curious crowd at Lotta Studio on Tuesday at Local Lit at Lotta.

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August 10, 2018, by E. A. Mcmullen- "A burnished ornate candle holder stands beside a small Buddha balanced on a saffron paperback titled Love. Behind it, a vase erupts with gentle orange tulips. A plastic orange basket supports a slab of hardwood with a small painted alligator's head. More pensive paperbacks share a plastic orange cutting board with another case of tulips, copper cups, an orange, and a candle.

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Friday | July 27, 2018

 July 27, 2018, The New Haven Independent, by E.A. Mcmullan- "The house was packed Wednesday night at The Range at Lotta Studio as locals and travelers converged on the co-working space for the 33rd edition of Pecha Kucha New Haven, titled “Summer Lovin’.” The space had been transformed with an immense amount of seating, and I was struck instantly upon arrival by the festive atmosphere and the many connections made and renewed throughout the studio.

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July 27, 2018, The New Haven Independent, by Thomas Breen- City officials presented an updated traffic calming plan for Yale Avenue — aka “Anarchy Road” — that now includes speed humps and a raised crosswalk in addition to the previous proposal’s two-way cycletrack and over 300 new parking spaces along Edgewood Park. Most neighbors welcomed the plan. The only question left before city officials can make these plans a reality is: will the neighborhood’s alder support the project?

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