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A HUD secretary touts a new promise to a poor city

HUD Secretary Julián Castro talks to state Rep. Edwin Vargas.

HARTFORD — President Obama’s secretary of housing and urban development, Julián Castro, dropped in Friday on 06120, one of the poorest zip codes in the United States, a place where the latest federal anti-poverty programs go to be road-tested. So it is with the North Hartford Promise Zone, a designation granted in April to about three square miles of unrealized promise. Continue Reading →

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