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On the ropes

Hartford, which bills itself as 'New England's rising star,' has struggled to right itself in a current of fiscal downturn and alleged corruption.

Hartford, once the wealthiest city in the United States but now the poorest in Connecticut, faces an uphill battle. Hartford, once the wealthiest city in the United States but now the poorest in Connecticut, faces an uphill battle. (George Ruhe for the New York Times/file 2007)
By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / March 1, 2009

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HARTFORD - The clatter of lonely footsteps echoes in the large, polished, nearly empty lobby of CityPlace - one pair here, a long pause, then a couple more there - toward the end of a midweek workday. (Full article: 1034 words)

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