Jamaica Plain News reports on a ceremony to rename the large apartment complex as the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, in honor of the longtime tenant activist, who died in 2015.
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Maybe they can shed some of the baggage associated with the old name.
But this Level of revisionist history to the tune of pomp and circumstance is wild. Anyone who knows, knows.
Any reason why TMC folded? Why it failed? Why the property went back to BHA? What was her son like? Was her apartment any different than other tenants? The tip of the iceberg.
...these are provocative and probably important questions. Although I think this community needs to look to the future, although I don't know since I'm not part of it.
From this 2012 JP Gazette article, the TMC folded when Hailey retired. The exact reason it did not continue seems to not be explained, but maybe no one else wanted to take charge of it...
Her family members were dealing drugs and accused of killing people. And there were multiple allegations of bias and unfair treatment of tenants by TMC.
The biggest gangster on center st. for many years. IMHO.
The biggest gangster on Centre Street? That's laughable.
So how did this "gangster" benefit? A paycheck that was less than minimum wage when you calculate the hours she worked? Amazingly beautiful living conditions?
You obviously didn't know Mrs. Hailey. Or you're one of her haters. Maybe she called you out a time or two.
This woman gave her all to her community.
She fought for and helped hundreds, maybe thousands of people, in and out of Bromley Heath.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO HELP YOUR FELLOW MAN?
A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang. Some gangs are considered to be part of organized crime. Gangsters are also called mobsters, a term derived from mob and the suffix -ster. Gangs provide a level of organization and resources that support much larger and more complex criminal transactions than an individual criminal could achieve. Gangsters have been active for many years in countries around the world.
Some gangsters, such as Al Capone have become infamous.
You should educate yourself on your subject matter before making ridiculous statements like that.
That's just what the public was told. The BHA hired outside consultants to review perceived issues at TMC and used the issues uncovered as an excuse to take it back. Mildred retired because she lost control.
I know one family that has lived in Old Colony for 40 years.
60 Years in public housing is a long time.
Yep. The people can't afford anything but BHA working a regular job. They will wind up homeless so they stay. Can you blame them??? I make a decent living and can barely buy groceries with what I pay for rent.
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