January 21, 2016, by Markeshia Ricks -"Plans to tame high-volume Whalley Avenue traffic that hurries through the center of Westville Village have moved forward by receiving a key approval, as did plans for separated west side bike lanes to downtown. The approvals came Wednesday night from the City Plan Commission. Commissioners voted unanimously in support of site plans for improving pedestrian safety in the 3,200-foot stretch of state road between Harrison Street and West Park Avenue that been in the works for three years. Back then, State Rep.
Monday | January 25, 2016
January 22, 2016, by Lucy Gellman - "Sylvia Heart was rocking it at center stage, squaring a yellow-bustiered chest toward the audience as Pink’s “This Used to Be A Fun House”, came fabulously to life, blaring through the speakers. A trio of evil — but impeccably dressed — clowns danced wildly around the stage, crumbling to the ground at so much as Heart’s elongated, dominant finger. Heart took advantage of the moment, drawing her long fingers before her face as Pink announced a countdown. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six. Five.
Monday | January 11, 2016
January 10, 2016, The New Haven Independent, by Allan Appel - "Deconstruction and then reconstruction - that process comes into play whether you're making a medical diagnosis, putting oil paint on canvas, or writing poetry. The agreeable results from two out of three of those processes are on view in distinguished cardiologist Barry Zaret's newest exhibition of 25 paintings and one poem. They make up "Journeys," the new exhibition at the Da Silva Gallery in Westville. The show runs through Jan. 30.
Tuesday | January 5, 2016
January 5, 2016, The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda - "Even when the sun is not shining, there are shadows: Wheels, spokes, and unmistakable shapes of bike frames seem to be cast by colorful light stretched across the sidewalk just outside Westville’s Manjares Restaurant. They’ve inspired many a double-take at the base of a yarn-bombed, U-style bike rack — especially when no bikes are parked.The sidewalk painting is the creation of Artist Violet Harlow.
Friday | December 18, 2015
December 18, 2015, The Daily Nutmeg, by Dan Mims - "Next to a sideways stack of records is a record player. It’s not the very old kind, but it’s still pretty old, but it’s newer than many of those records.
December 17, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Allan Appel - "Starting today you can not only charge those holiday presents at the boutiques in Westville Village—you can charge your car, too. On Wednesday afternoon, state Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection chief Rob Klee, city traffic czar Doug Hausladen, and others in the city’s green brain trust gathered at the Park New Haven Whalley-Blake Parking Lot to inaugurate the city’s newest EV or electric vehicle charging station.
December 14, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Staff - On the eighth night of Hanukkah, when it appeared that no new surprises could be found on this miracle-themed holiday, this picture materialized.In the days of the Maccabees—or even five years ago—no one would have thought such a miracle would be possible. Call it a miracle of technology. The photo was shot from the sky of a celebration that took place Sunday night in Westville Village.
December 15, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda - "To the extent that Cyclo-cross racers live to race in challenging conditions, Sunday’s 2015 Elm City CX Finale race at Edgewood Park, could not have been more different from last year’s inaugural race, when snow squalls covered trails and riders reveled in the extra challenging conditions. While Sunday’s spring-like temperatures were well-su
Tuesday | December 15, 2015
December 14, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Lucy Gellman - "The first time artist Scott Schuldt looked at the words of Ben Klassen, founder of the white supremacist World Church of the Creator and a believer in race-based eugenics, he could hardly stomach what he was reading. Vitriol sprawled across the page, glorifying 20th-century lynchings and the barbecue-like gatherings of white townspeople who came out to watch.
Wednesday | December 9, 2015
December 8, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Lucy Gellman - "Before his choice to leave the New York gallery scene for timid one in New Haven, before he purchased the Frame Shop in 2002 to turn it into The Frame Shop & Westville Gallery, and certainly before he was informally crowned the unofficial “mayor of Westville,” Gabriel Da Silva was a 17 year-old Uruguayan immigrant working odd jobs in New Haven to “make ends meet” as he, his parents and three siblings sought to put a lif