Like many of his neighbors, Bernie Michel came to Hartford from somewhere else.
In Michel’s case, Ohio.
But for more than two decades he’s lived in Asylum Hill, an area of Hartford that’s become a resettling haven for immigrants and refugees — so many that the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association established its Welcoming Committee five years ago to make the newcomers feel more at home.
“It’s become … part of the culture,” Michel said at a recent neighborhood event honoring refugees. “It’s no surprise to see people from all different places coming together.” Check out the full story
By Vanessa de la Torre, Connecticut Public Radio