Thursday | June 4, 2015

June 3, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Freesia DeNaples - "A crew erected not a tent, but a huge inflatable movie screen in Edgewood Park—in preparation for a summer of “Friday Night Flicks” in parks across town. Martin Torresquintero, outdoor adventure coordinator for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, directed the efforts of the seven-member crew Wednesday in the skating rink outside Edgewood’s Coogan Pavilion. As the screen slowly rose up into the air, one of the crew members noted little kids might want to jump on the base of the screen, which is almost identic

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June 4, 2015, by David Sepulveda - "It was in the abandoned factories where the graffiti artist known as REO frequently went to ply his aerosol craft, and where he first encountered many of the found objects and elements that now comprise “Another Man’s Trash." That’s the title of REO’s debut, solo exhibit at Westville’s Keys on Kites Tattoo and Gallery at 869 Whalley Ave. REO’s graffiti pseudonym was given to him by his cousin and mentor, Seme, who early

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June 3, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Stephanie Addenbrooke-"When lawmakers voted on New Haven’s new city budget, someone had reason to cheer: City Librarian Martha Brogan, whose team’s lobbying efforts-a mixture of social media and old-fashioned bring-out-supporters-in-person-led to the creation of four new full-time positions. It was the library system’s first budget increase after years of cutbacks.Brogan (pictured above) said the new four positions will

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Tuesday | June 2, 2015

May 29, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Markeshia Ricks - “Do not smirk,” snapped the developer. “I sat here and respectfully listened to your presentation, Matt.” “I’m not smirking,” responded the city’s development chief. “Yes, you are.” “Look, this design is a generic unit B that I can find 800 times when I search Google images and it is an insult. I apologize for smirking, but somebody missed the boat here.” That kind of frank interaction usually takes place in private government offices.

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Tuesday | May 26, 2015

[New Haven Independent - written by Markeshia Ricks]

"Friends of Lyric Hall lifted their bid paddles and their forks to raise some cash for the restored century-old former Vaudeville theater. More than 150 people packed the hall for a benefit Thursday night that included a silent auction, live auction, food and music. The Westville cultural gathering place fell behind on property taxes."

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Former Westville Wines location

The state rejected Roshan Patel’s efforts to sell booze in the Annex neighborhood, not because of all the complaints from neighbors—but because New Haven had reached a little-known state-calculated limit for the number of liquor stores allowed within its boundaries. Meanwhile, across town, a Westville Village landlord who beat Patel out for the last permit (by one day) has since seen her own plans dashed, and may end up opening her liquor store instead ... over in the Annex. The two neighborhood liquor-store dramas came to a head in recent weeks.

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Wednesday | May 20, 2015

May 19, 2015 Dr. Stanley Jacobs of Westville Family Dental is your neighborhood dentist. WVRA sat down with Dr. Jacobs to talk about their mission to create a friendly, non-aggressive atmosphere for their practice by moving into an arts-oriented neighborhood, hanging local artists’ work, and engaging with the community.

A Study in Landscapes: Two New Exhibits at Kehler Liddell Gallery

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Tuesday | May 19, 2015

May 18, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Paul Bass - United Illuminating crew members started felling trees in Edgewood Park Monday—a day after nature started the job for them. UI plans to remove approximately 35 trees, including 15-20 locust trees along Edgewood Avenue near the West River, in the park as part of a power upgrade. With two officers guiding traffic along Edgewood through the park, the operation began Monday.

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Monday | May 18, 2015

May 17, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Markeshia Ricks - What a difference two years make. At least it did for Toni Harp when she formally announced her candidacy Saturday for a second, two-year term as New Haven’s mayor. Though the day was overcast, it did not rain on Harp’s re-election kickoff.

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