January,  2021 

Your copy of the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association 'News & Views' has arrived!   You will find that you can easily go to any subject in the table of contents by just clicking on it or just browse through the articles as you wish. Please have a look. 


             Next Meeting 1/4/2021

The next meeting is Monday January 4th at 6:15 PM. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom software.

The connection information for the Jan. 4th Meeting is:

 Dial-in Phone#:1 646 558 8656        Meeting ID: 814 5983 7275  

                       November Minutes



From The Director

From the Executive Director
David MacDonald
Happy New Year
From everyone at AHNA
AHNA wishes you and your family a happy and healthy New Year. Our first General neighborhood meeting of 2021 will take place on Monday, January 4th at 6:15pm via Zoom. The agenda for January includes an overview of the upcoming legislative session from Speaker-elect Matt Ritter and as well as an update on road safety and school zone speed camera legislation in 2021.

From the House

Greetings to my friends and neighbors in Asylum Hill!



By State Rep. Matt Ritter

2021 is here and we are ready for a new year and a new legislative session. I am very proud that my colleagues in the House of Representatives have chosen me to be Speaker of the House after four years as House Majority Leader.


Exploring Asylum Hill

Exploring Asylum Hill - 
The Year in Review

By Bernie Michel 

In looking back at the year that everyone seems to disparage, let's try to identify a few of the good things that happened, if only to give one another some encouragement for the year ahead.

Asylum Hill Then And Now


170 Sigourney Street

Volunteer Of The Month

Volunteer of the Month - Josie Reilly

For those of you who have been to the AHNA website most anytime in the past few years you have no doubt noticed that the basic design hasn't changed in a lot of years, and also that it's not the most modern or user friendly. It's not that we are ignoring it; it's just that we really haven't had the band width or skills to fix it.


The Mansions on Asylum Avenue - Part 3

When we left off last month we noted that there are fewer than 100 single family, owner-occupied brick Victorian homes remaining in Asylum Hill. That is less than a quarter of the more than 400 such homes that are shown on the Sanborn map from 1920. 


Asylum Hill Guide

The paper edition has been printed and is being distributed along with the latest edition of the Hartford News.
The digital edition is available on the AHNA website www.asylumhill.org

Events and Opportunities
Arts and Music on the Hill
Events Calendar


Please click on the following link to go to our online Events Calendar.

From The Editor
If you have any comments, suggestions or submissions please contact me via email at communications@asylumhill.org 
Paul O'Mara Communications Committee Chair
Contact Us
Send emails directly to AHNA at info@asyluhill.org

To visit our website click on the following link.  AHNA Website

To visit our Facebook page go to 'Asylum Hill Living' group page.