Start of demolition at high-rises marks end of an era in New London

Mayor Michael Passero marked the occasion with a news conference, saying it was with mixed emotions that this chapter in New London’s history was coming to an end. While hundreds of families had raised their children here in the decades after it opened in 1967, it was also an example of a failed government policy in an era of urban renewal that forced low-income families to live in an industrial zone. The demolition by Stamford Wrecking Co. is expected to be completed by the end of the May at a cost of more than $4 million, all but $700,000 being funded by the state. Passero said that once it is cleaned up, the land would become marketable to a tax-paying entity.

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