Springfield, like Bridgeport, is an industrial city that lost its manufacturing base and struggles with poverty and unemployment. But Springfield is on the rise.
The Bridgeport focus group discussed the state of development in Bridgeport, and areas where it can improve. It included city residents, as well as those from the neighboring towns of Easton and Stratford.
The death rate from heart disease plummeted nationally over several decades for all racial and ethnic groups, but African Americans and low-income individuals are still at a higher risk.