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
Wednesday | December 9, 2015
Monday | December 7, 2015
The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda "A night of synergy, community spirit and open house events, greeted those who came out for Westville Village’s annual holiday tree lighting. Those working behind the scenes to make it all happen, wouldn’t call themselves elves, but ….Switching on the holiday tree lights before an anticipation-filled, record crowd was the easy part of Westville Village Renaissance Alliance’s (WVRA) efforts to promote community and commerce last Friday evening.
Wednesday | November 25, 2015
Sitting at a quiet table in Westville’s Manjares Cafe, architect Eric Epstein found the perfect prescription for his long day of demolition work and fierce hunger in a hearty bowl of sancocho moca — a corn on the cob stew of plantain, yucca, chicken, beef, pork, and mixed vegetables, into which he toppled a scoop of fluffy white rice.
November 18, 2015 - Neville Wisdom had done it hundreds of times, the steps running on loop through his head. A clean cut through skin and muscle would expose the skull. Four tiny burr holes would come next, helping to create a white window of bone. Working together the two would isolate the bulging, bobbing aneurysm, a ticking time bomb.
Wednesday | November 11, 2015
November 8, 2015 - "Across the street from one of the sock-wearing trees in the Westville area of Whalley Avenue, Strange Ways, open Thursday through Sunday, is one of the latest small businesses to make its home in the neighborhood. The eclectic store’s best selling items are patches and pins. Before he came to the city a year ago, Strange Ways owner Alex Dakoulas, a native of New Hampshire, recently spent 10 years in Boston cultivating his eye for desig
November 9, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Lucy Gellman - "Ever since he found out that Ceschi Ramos’ brother and his partner Lizzie were expecting their first child,local musician José Oyola and Ramos had a bet: the baby would be born on Nov. 7, as Oyola and his band of hometown heroes launched their sophomore album, Hologram, at College Street Music Hall.
Tuesday | November 3, 2015
October 31, 2015, The New Haven Register, by Peter Hvizdak- "They are still living among us, these survivors of the Holocaust, and all of them have incredible stories of what they witnessed, what they endured and how they made it out alive. Four of them, all New Haven residents, are highlighted in a new documentary, “People Forget ...
Monday | October 26, 2015
October 23, 2015, The New haven Independent, by Markeshia Ricks - "Alex Dakoulas could have set up his shop of carefully curated, indie accessories, retro finds and oddities in any remotely hipster-friendly neighborhood from Baltimore to Boston. The former graphics and footwear designer for Puma and Converse decided to take a chance on New Haven, with hopes that the city would take a chance on him. Dakoulas, 31, moved with his boyfriend from the Boston-area, where he lived for a decade, to New Haven last year with plans to open a physical outlet of the online business that he'd sta
The first time Christine Casinghino walked into Lena’s Cafe and Confections in Westville, the restaurant was up for sale, and she had a feeling that it was calling out to her as a prospective buyer. So she bought a sandwich, headed back to her office downtown, and then decided to make the plunge into restaurant ownership. “I walked into that place and fell in love. This was it.
Thursday | October 22, 2015
October 16, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Allen Appel- Bank and credit card statements. Stocks and bonds certificates. Dollar and twenty-dollar bills, barcodes, maps of Connecticut.