Women leaders and Nonna’s baking, Italians in Hartford

May 08, 2015 786

News 8's celebration of Italian in Connecticut continues today! Today our journey takes us to Hartford from women paving the way in leadership roles to pastries just like Nonna made. Hartford looks a lot different now than it did when many Italian immigrants came here. A hundred years ago, the Front Street neighborhood was mostly Italian.

"Exactly. You could almost call it a Little Italy type of neighborhood," said Michael Messina, Connecticut Historical Society. The Connecticut Historical Society has plenty of pictures of that neighborhood and the 1934 flood that damaged many of the homes and businesses. But Paul Margolfo says the Italians rebuilt after the flood.

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Source: http://wtnh.com/

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