July,  2019 

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 08/05/2019

There is no meeting in July.

The next meeting is Monday August 5th, 6:15 P.M. at  The 224 Eco-Space, 224 Farmington Ave .  

               Parking at 224




From The Director

From the Executive Director
David MacDonald
The Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association's mission statement is that AHNA empowers and connects residents and stakeholders to improve the quality of life in Asylum Hill. Let's look at how AHNA puts this mission into action. 

From the House

Greetings to my friends and neighbors in Asylum Hill!


2019 Legislative Session Recap
By Rep. Matt Ritter - House Majority Leader

The General Assembly's regular session ended on June 5th with a balanced budget and other significant legislation passed. I'd like to highlight some of the issues we addressed in the new state budget and other impactful legislation.


Exploring Asylum Hill


Exploring Asylum Hill - Piggy's Cafe

By Bernie Michel

For more than a decade residents in Asylum Hill have complained that there was just no sit down restaurant in the neighborhood. People recalled the days when the Comet Diner was a great place to go to meet friends and have lunch, dinner or just a cup of coffee. While we're all waiting to see if Georgetown Associates can make that happen again, there is an alternative, and it's not at all bad.

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Asylum Hill Then And Now

128 Garden Street

     Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer Of The Month - 

South Marshall Interfaith Coalition 

June 25 th would have been the 16 th consecutive Block Party on South Marshall Street.
Instead it was the first to be cancelled due to rain. The organizers didn't give up easy either.


HPD Comstat Meeting

In an effort to connect more fully with the community that they protect and serve, the Hartford Police Dept. has begun to move their monthly CompStat meetings from the Police headquarters at 253 High St into the neighborhoods. 
For June they chose Asylum Hill and the venue for the monthly AHNA meetings, the 
224 EcoSpace on Farmington Ave


Senator Blumenthal's Drug Overdose Roundtable

On June 10 th, more than 30 experts from various fields joined Senator Dick Blumenthal at Asylum Hill Congregational Church for a roundtable discussion on the most recently escalating crisis of drug overdose deaths. On Sunday June 9 th when the meeting was announced, it was reported that Hartford had sustained 42 drug related deaths this year.


Jazz On The Lawn Concert

By Paul O'Mara
Mother Nature was kind to AHCC for their 'Jazz on the Lawn' concert Sunday afternoon.  Although there was a contingency plan to move inside if the weather did not cooperate, the hope was to have the concert outside as the name implies. At 3:00 PM a thunder shower passed over Asylum Hill with a brief downpour causing concern, but it soon passed on and things although breezy were quite pleasant and rain free. 

Arts and Music on the Hill
Events and Opportunities
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

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