NINA in the News
The following is a list of references to NINA in the various media. Links to articles will be maintained as long as the original articles remain online. After that, we'll store pdf copies as best as possible.

NBC Connecticut, October 29, 2013
"Park Improvements Boost Hartford Neighborhood" by Debra Bogstie
Ms. Bogstie covered the installation of the new banners at Sigourney Square Park. Her story included interviews with Luwannia Martin, chair, Friends of Sigourney Square Park, and several residents. She also noted NINA's project at 156-158 Sargeant Street, which sits across from the northeastern corner of the park. Her story is available at the NBC Connecticut web site, and the page also includes a print version of the story that is slightly different from the broadcast version.
NBC Connecticut, December 12, 2012
"Renovation Uncovers Historic Jewel" by Debra Bogstie
Ms. Bogstie's story described the rehabilitation of 1 Imlay Street and some of the discoveries our crew has made while working on this site. To view the video, please click here. To read the story, please click here.
Hartford Courant, December 6, 2012
"Renovation Project in Hartford's Asylum Hill Gets $500K Donation" by Vanessa de la Torre
Ms. de la Torre's article described the $500,000 donation NINA received from Connecticut Light and Power for our project at 207-213 Garden Street. It also described some of the work we've done on this project and in the area of Asylum Hill around 207 Garden Street. To read the article, please click here. To see our press release on the CL&P donation, please click here.
Hartford Courant, August 23, 2012
"Asylum Hill Rehab Project Another Plus"
The Hartford Courant published an editorial on NINA's work at 207-213 Garden Street, also known as the Zunner Building. The editorial salutes this project as the last piece of the puzzle that improves the Ashley-Garden Street section of the Sigourney Square District. To read the editorial, click here.
Hartford News, August 9-16, 2012
"Ashley Street Redux" by Mike McGarry
Mr. McGarry commented on the recent work NINA has done in the Ashley Street area of Asylum Hill as well as on the improvements homeowners there have been making. To read the column, click here. To see the entire edition of the Hartford News in which the column appeared, click here.
Hartford, Courant, May 28, 2012
"Hartford Neighborhoood Group Works to Reclaim House, Increase Homeownership" by Jesse Rifkin
Mr. Rifkin described the work NINA is doing at 199-201 Sargeant Street as well as the contributions Bank of America has made toward this effort. To read the article, please click here.
NBC Connecticut, May 17, 2012
"Community Group Transforms Abandoned Homes" by Debra Bogstie
Ms. Bogstie highlighted the work NINA is doing in the Asylum Hill neighborhood on the 5:30 broadcast of NBC Connecticut News. The print version of her story can be read here.
Hartford Courant, May 5, 2012
"Hartford Neighborhoods Offer Tours, Events on Saturday" by Jenna Carlesso
Ms. Carlesso reported on the Landscape Design Challenge portion of the Vest Pocket Garden program, along with several other events that took place the same day, May 5, 2012. To read the article, please click here.

Hartford Courant, March 7, 2012
"Bringing Back Hartford's Asylum Hill One Home at a Time" by Susan Campbell
Ms. Campbell described NINA's efforts in Asylum Hill and its partnership with ServCorps. To read the article, please click here.
Hartford Courant, March 4, 2012
"Concert to Help ServCorps" by Ruth Grobe
Our partner, ServCorps, held a benefit concert at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church on March 9, 2012, and this reader-submitted piece described the event as well as the partnership between ServCorps and NINA. Ms. Grobe, who submitted the article, sits on ServCorps's board of directors and serves as the board's secretary. The article is not available online, but we have preserved a copy of it here.
Hartford Courant, February 9, 2012
"It Takes a Neighborhood to Raise a House" by Bernie Michel
Mr. Michel, who is the chair of the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association (AHNA), wrote this article about 33 Sargeant Street for the Place column. It notes the contributions of many of NINA's partners, including Bank of America, The Hartford, ServCorps, and YouthBuild Hartford. To read the column, please click here.

Key Conveyance Ceremony for 33 Sargeant Street, December 16, 2011
Offered as a historical note: on December 16, 2011, we held a key conveyance ceremony for the homebuyers at 33 Sargeant Street. We have the event program and the press release from HUD available, and we'll add photos of the event to our page dedicated to 33 Sargeant Street.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development Web Site, September 22, 2011
"Project Rebuild"
HUD highlighted NINA's project at 33 Sargeant Street on its web site. The work at 33 Sargeant was funded through HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), and HUD featured 33 Sargeant as one of NSP's success stories. HUD's page is no longer active, but we have posted our original submission to HUD here.
Hartford Courant, November 18, 2010
"Target: Decay" by Kenneth R. Gosselin
Mr. Gosselin's article highlighted NINA's recent purchase of the Zunner Building, 207-213 Garden Street. The article is no longer available online, but we have preserved a copy of it here.
Hartford Courant, April 11, 2010
"Looking Up" by Tom Condon
Mr. Condon's column discussed the progress NINA had made to date in the Sigourney Square District of Asylum Hill, with special attention to the project at 87-89 Atwood Street. The article is no longer available online, but we have preserved a copy of it here.
Hartford Magazine, December 2010
"New Beginnings" by Carol Latter
Ms. Latter's article focused on the proejct at 87-89 Atwood Street. The full article with photographs by Lisa Brisson is not available online, but we have preserved a copy of it here.
Hartford Guardian, October 9, 2010
"NINA to Host Asylum Hill Historic Homes Open House"
The Hartford Guardian published a brief article broadcasting our October 16-17, 2010 open house and describing NINA's work in Asylum Hill. To read the article, please click here.
Hartford Courant, May 5, 2009
"'Perfect Six' Sense" by Kenneth R. Gosselin
Mr. Gosselin's article focused on the project at 87-89 Atwood Street. The article is no longer available online, but we have preserved a copy of it here.
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, April 27, 2009
"Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven and Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance Receive Griswold Award" (press release)
The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation presented NINA with the 2009 Harlan H. Griswold Award in Historic Preservation. To read the press release, please click here.
New York Times, August 29, 2008
"Turning Distress Sales to Advantage" by Lisa Prevost
Ms. Prevost's article focused on NINA's efforts to purchase distressed houses in the Asylum Hill neighborhood. To read the article, please click here.
This Old House, July 2008
"2008 Best Old Neighborhoods"
This Old House designated Hartford's Asylum Hill neighborhood as one of the best old neighborhoods in the country, and its feature on the neighborhood included a mention of NINA's work in the neighborhood as well as a photo of 21 Ashley taken by Ken Johnson. Asylum Hill placed in the following categories:
Best Places for First-Time Buyers to Get an Old House (Slide 1 of 17) - click here
Best Places for Retirees to Buy an Old House (Slide 4 of 15) - click here
Best Places for City Slickers to Buy an Old House (Slide 1 of 15) - click here
Best Places to Buy a Queen Anne (Slide 2 of 14) - click here
Best Places in the Northeast to Buy an Old House (Slide 1 of 11) - click here
The feature is the same under each category, so the additional links are available primarily for historical interest.
PR Newswire, October 16, 2003
"Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance and Its Partners to Restore Five Blighted Buildings in Asylum Hill" (press release)
PR Newswire published a NINA press release in full. This press release described the initial efforts of NINA and its partners to begin work on our first five projects. To read the press release, please click here.

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