Tag Archives: Richard C. Lee

Middle of the Food Chain

When I visited Long Wharf’s New Haven Food Terminal, it was sweltering. The air shimmied, and even the seagulls who’d flown over from the harbor seemed dispirited and limp …

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Hall Past

New Haven City Hall

Rising over the green with Victorian Gothic towers and windows, and surrounded by less vintage constructions, New Haven City Hall feels timeless in 2017. So it’s hard to believe that its time was once up. …

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Procession

Mark Celentano and William Celentano Jr. at Celentano Funeral Home

For 90 years on Elm Street, the Celentano family and its funeral home have seen people come and go.

They’ve seen the city change. Seen its factories emptied. Seen highways cut through…

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Good Form

Wesley Kavanagh flipped a switch and illuminated a small city. It took me a moment to understand what I was seeing, or where in the world this was. …

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Under Construction

Richard C. Lee portrait in New Haven City Hall

“We are taking the town out of the 18th century and projecting it into the 21st.”

Even for a politician, that was a hyperbolic way of casting New Haven’s urban renewal program …

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Under Construction

Richard C. Lee official portrait

“We are taking the town out of the 18th century and projecting it into the 21st.”

Even for a politician, that was a hyperbolic way of casting New Haven’s urban renewal program of the 1950s and ’60s.…

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