Supplementary Remarks on the Old Bridge

Supplementary remarks from WHS member John Oblak. “I was fascinated to read about the Old Bridge Restaurant.  The owner’s hometown of Mostar takes its name from the Old Bridge (Stari Most). It was built in 1566 on the orders of Suleiman the Magnificent. We visited Mostar in 1983. Stari Most is a beautiful, classic example […]

A History of Franklin Avenue

When Italy won the World Cup Soccer Championship in 2006, Italians from Hartford’s suburbs rushed to their old home to celebrate.Young and old waved Italian flags, screamed mightily for their team, Gli Azzuri, and paraded through the street for hours on end as if Expresso Latino, Colombian Cuisine, Bosnia Market, and other non-Italian establishments did […]