A series of entries designed to capture the ongoing adventures of NINA! See how we came to be where we are today, and follow along as we enter the new century of social media!

Progress at 29 Ashley Street

David
29 Ashley Street
11/27/2022

The insulation work is done, and now walls are going up.  Also, a shower and tub!



Insulation Going In At 29 Ashley

David
29 Ashley Street
11/17/2022

And already it looks cozier!



New Porch and Paint at 29 Ashley

David
29 Ashley Street
11/7/2022

A group from Fresh Start Pallet Products was working on the porch at 29 Ashley Street today.  First step, taking down the old porch!  At the same time, the house was being painted, and now the house’s final form has begun to emerge.  In the afternoon, Bernie Michel joined in, helping to dig a hole for the footing, and that’s Ken Johnson over on the far right of that photo.



Addendum to the demolition

David
News
11/4/2022

Noticed this weird pattern of sunlight on Collins Street, and then I turned around to see the source.



Demolition underway at Trinity Health New England

David
News
11/4/2022

Trinity Health New England is demolishing the parking garage that sat at the corner of Collins and Atwood Streets.  The work has exposed some views of the hospital that haven’t been seen in awhile!  At least not from the street level.  The garage was long enough that it cut off camera angles.



Progress at 29 Ashley

David
29 Ashley Street
11/2/2022

Rough electrical underway, and the exterior prepped for painting.



Progress at 29 Ashley

David
29 Ashley Street
10/26/2022

The third floor has been framed to include a door.



Progress at 847 Asylum

David
847 Asylum Avenue
10/26/2022

The old institutional kitchen is gone!  Also, there’s a bathtub in the parlor.  Meanwhile, upstairs, the new floor plan begins to take shape.



Community Investment Funds for the Comet Diner

David
News
10/20/2022

At a press conference today, State Representative (and Speaker of the House) Matt Ritter announced $1.3 million for the State's Community Investment Fund for the rehabilitation of the Comet Diner.  Ritter was joined by Luke Bronin, Hartford Mayor; Douglas McCrory, State Senator for the 2nd District; Wayne Benjamin, Georgetown Associates; David MacDonald, executive director, AHNA; and Jackie McKinney, chair, AHNA.  Ritter, who represents the 1st District in the State House, has been an active supporter of projects in Asylum Hill, including NINA's projects.  AHNA helped put together the application for this funding.  The combined support from government and community is a real boost for this project, and it will restore an important landmark and restaurant in Asylum Hill.

The Comet Diner was only one of the location's various incarnations.  It was originally the Aetna Diner; later it was Oasis (which also had Pancho's, a Mexican restaurant, in the basement), Mississippi Grille, and Dishes. 



Meanwhile down at Veeder Place

David
News
10/15/2022

Autumn has arrived!



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