September 9, 2015- "A day before parents and their 32 nursery school children embark on a new chapter in the life of Westville Community Nursery School (WCNS) at their new Tour Avenue location in Westville Village, school staff Tuesday held a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the remarkable transformation of the former Owl’s Nest Cafe into their new home, complete with a new playground. WCNS teacher Jaime Kane laid out auspicious appliqué crafted words— Love, Build, Explore, Move, Grow—as final preparations were underway to welcome students after a year of challen
Friday | September 11, 2015
Friday | September 4, 2015
September 3, 2015- Vincent A. Calarco, President of the Committee of Trustees of Hopkins School in New Haven, announced today the appointment of Kai Bynum as Head of School, effective July 1, 2016. He will succeed Barbara Riley who is retiring after a 15-year tenure. “We are pleased to have an educator with Kai’s talent, integrity, leadership and passion for education join Hopkins”, said Calarco.
September 3, 2015- You don't have to get naked for it to work.
Tuesday | August 4, 2015
August 3, 2015, The New Haven Independent, By Staff- "Common Ground reached two important milestones in the creation of its state-of-the-art, sustainable school building: the completion of fundraising efforts necessary to finish the building, and the launch of construction on the new school. State and local elected officials, joined Common Ground students, teachers, families, staff and community members Wednesday to see the building as it begins to rise from its foundation; to learn more about the unique sustainability practices modeled in its construction; and thank those who are
July 31, 2015, The Daily Nutmeg, by Daniel Shkolnik - "On Wednesday night, José Oyola & The Astronauts played Cafe 9 as part of Astrophest, a back-to-back mini-festival of local bands organized by Oyola himself. At the end of the night, Oyola unrolled a gently glowing violet-orange flyerand announced that on November 7, Oyola and the Astronauts would be the first local band to headline the newly opened College Street Music Hall. Oyola is intent on standing out. The rule holds from his musical ambitions to his hairstyle—a Jupiter among hairdos.
Monday | July 27, 2015
July 26, 2015, The New Haven Register, by Shahid Abdul-Karim - "As a teenager, Carrien Davis dreamed of owning a floral shop. With the help of her husband, Chris, Any Occasion Creation became a reality. "I dreamt flowers and I would go to sleep thinking of different creations and arrangements," said Carrien Davis, 43, a native of Dominica in the Caribbean. "Opening a shop has been something I've wanted to do for a very long time; it's always been my passion," she said. The shop is located at 847 Whalley Ave.
Monday | July 20, 2015
July 19, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda - “Forbidden Fruit” is now dangling from the upper reaches of a mature honey locust tree in the center of Westville’s fashion and arts district. A large yellow serpent, complete with forked tongue and hypnotic eyes, is up there too. The burst of color and texture wrapping the tree — which one observer compared to “Christmas in July” — is the latest and most monumental piece of yarn bombing to appear in Westville Village, and the largest created to date, by artist Lisa Hanscom of Houston, Tex. The yarn bombing took
Monday | July 13, 2015
July 12, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Thomas Breen - "A young, handsome doctor in a white lab coat hunches his shoulders and stares across the screen at his colleague. In between them stands a maze of tubes and wires, a half-filled beaker secured tightly to a metal post, and a tray of dark, gelatinous liquid holding a severed human head. “What you see is real. What’s done is done, and what I’ve done is right.
July 13, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Markeshia Ricks - "Lyn Sabatasso looked out of the front window of her Whalley Avenue business and cringes. “First of all,” she said, “the elderly crossing here—forget it.” Sabatasso owns Odeon Boutique at 918 Whalley. She said for years she has watched people risk their lives trying to cross at the small stretch of Whalley Avenue intersected by Philip Street and by Blake Street. She sometimes left her building to assist people across the street. “They’re so scared,” she said.
Thursday | July 9, 2015
July 8, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Allan Appel - "Westville’s very first artist-in-residence did right by New York City’s Lower East Side, Hoboken, New Jersey, downtown New Haven and Yale University, and especially Fair Haven’s bridges, boats, and beautiful riverine settings.Yet Angeles Martinez, who lived in Westville and painted in a studio in Westville for six weeks, didn’t paint any scenes of Westville.