I had lunch with former New Haven Mayor Richard C. Lee about a decade ago, not long before he went to that last fundraiser in the sky. Talk turned to the city’s much-publicized urban renewal efforts of the 1950s and ’60s. I asked why the program failed.
“Because it stopped,” he said, emphatically.
Well Dick, if you are still reading The Courant, you will be happy to know that it has started again, under the leadership of smart people who learned from your successes and your mistakes.
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