One of the wealthiest cities in the country 100 years ago when insurance and manufacturing brought fortune and good living, Hartford is attempting a comeback from ills that drove many from downtown after dark.
Beset by violent crime and poverty, this capital city for decades has seen its middle-class workers flee to suburbs after dark, leaving its center an empty canyon of buildings surrounded by some of the most troubled neighborhoods in the Northeast. (Full article: 1338 words)
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