Let’s Get a Different Photo for Bromley-Heath on Google

Googling particular places and events often produces some interesting photos in search results. Sometimes those photos are accurate and reflective of the search item, sometimes they aren't and sometimes they don't convey a positive message -- like a photo that comes up on Google when searching for "Bromley-Heath." The photo in question depicts multiple Boston Police Department vehicles with flashing lights outside of the Bromley-Heath Housing Development in Jamaica Plain's Jackson Square. Luis Edgardo Cotto, executive director of Egleston Square Main Street, pointed to the photo on Twitter Monday afternoon:

Earlier this year, Bromley-Heath formally changed its name to the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in honor of Hailey, who founded the Bromley-Heath Tenant Management Corporation (TMC). But there could be a fix: Users can apparently help change the photos that appear in Google searches by uploading new photos and suggesting an edit, as pointed out Tim Lawrence:

And it looks like Cotto, who is always championing JP, planned on adding some new photos tonight:

It would be fitting if the new photo came tonight, the same evening that city officials are gathering at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments for National Night Out, an annual event that promotes community-police partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.


Public Invited to Paint New Youth Mural at Bromley Heath on Saturday

The Bromley Youth Leaders United has invited the public to come paint a new mural with them this Saturday at 279 Centre St. This is a youth-led initiative for the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments (former Bromley Heath Housing Development). For the past three years, the Bromley Youth Leaders United group have continued to meet to discuss issues that affect their community. This new mural will be their statement to the public, according to a press release. This new mural is also due to partnerships with he Bromley Heath Tenant Organization (BHTO), Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida, Boston Children’s Hospital and JPNDC.


Bromley Heath Homes Renamed for Longtime Housing Leader Mildred Hailey

On a sun-flooded morning, hundreds of families from Bromley Heath apartments sat in overflow chairs in a crowded tent to listen as Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Housing Authority William McGonagle renamed the development Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. Joining them was Anna Mae Cole, a friend and comrade in arms for over 60 years and former chair of the Bromley Heath Tenant Management Corporation that Mrs. Hailey  (and yes she was always Mrs. Hailey) directed for 40 years. Mrs. Hailey died of cancer at the age of 82 on Nov. 18, 2015 . Walsh remembered her memorial service: "At the end Billy [McGonagle] came up to me and said, "I've never asked you for anything but I'd like to ask you to name Bromley Heath after Mildred Hailey."

File Photo: Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, left, at an Aug. 25, 2014 press conference at Boston Police Headquarters.

Man Found Guilty in Strangling of Girlfriend

The last time Phillip Carrington stood trial in the death of Celestine Walker, the jury couldn't reach a verdict. But on Tuesday a jury found the 51-year-old guilty of murder. Walker, 45 when she died, was found dead in her JP apartment in May 2013. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said those who loved Walker received "some measure of justice" from the decision. "This verdict won’t return Celestine to their arms," Conley said in a press statement, "but I hope they can take satisfaction in the knowledge that this jury saw her death for what it was – a crime of deadly domestic violence for which her abuser will be held accountable."


Fusillade Leaves Six Hurt at Bromley Heath

Boston Police report that five men and a woman were shot Friday night. Police were called to 954 Parker St. at 11:15 p.m. The victims were between the ages of 18 and 22, police said. One of the victim's injuries were life-threatening. Universal Hub reports the violence flared at the end of a party and that one victim was shot in the chest, another wounded in the stomach.


Letter: Bromley Heath Manager Should Stay

My name is Thomas Ruffen and I am a Bromley Heath Boston Housing Authority Resident and former Bromley Heath Board of Directors President, I am writing you this formal letter in regards of our property manager being replaced in a distasteful way, without community knowledge or in fact a community meeting. Therefore, our property manager Mr. Angel Lopez in his two and a half year leadership at Bromley Health has been a great success with such Community engagements like Youth & Families programs and participation, as well as violent crime in the Bromley Heath neighborhood declining in a significant way teaming up with organizations like the The Boston Police department E-13 for late night flashlight initiatives and State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez Office for Hot Dog/Family Night's to bring unity and resident resources and a sense of safeness just to name a few of the many great things this Manager has tackled in his short time at Bromley Heath. However, when Mr. Lopez first took over at Bromley Heath there were grave circumstances and obstacles, like the transition from the forty year reign of the Tenant Management Corporation to the Boston Housing Authority, Bromley Heath was pleagued with drugs, violence and management corruption, Mr Lopez came aboard with his many talents and single handedly changed the direction of Bromley Heath in a more positive direction. Boston Housing Authority Department executives has decided to relocate Mr. Lopez to another BHA Housing complex despite the Bromley Heath residents voice and concerns to keep our community safe and thriving. We have come so far at Bromley Heath under the leadership of Property Manager Angel Lopez to fall back to the normal business as usual.

Dignitaries cut the ribbon at the Nurtury Learning Lab on June 16, 2014. From left: Latoya Taromino, Bromley-Heath resident and Nurtury parent; State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, D-Jamaica Plain; Mayor Marty Walsh; Nurtury CEO Wayne Ysaguirre; City Councilor Matt O'Malley (behind Ysaguirre), JP and West Roxbury; Education Secretary Matt Malone and Bill McGonagle, administrator of Boston Housing Authority.

Joy, Resolve on Opening of Multi-million Dollar Early Ed Center

Jackson Square celebrated a milestone Monday with a ribbon-cutting on a $17 million early education center. But the joy was tempered, for at least one speaker, by the need to keep doing what it takes to lift families out of poverty and violence. About 200 residents and dignitaries marked the opening of the Nurtury Learning Lab outdoors under sunny skies. State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, D-Jamaica Plain, urged those gathered to remember the tough times poor Boston families must work through. When at full capacity, the new center will serve 175 students and their families.

Students use tablet computers on the day of the ribbon-cutting for Nurtury Learning Lab on June 16, 2014.

First Look: Inside Jackson Square’s $17 Million Early Education Center

On Monday, nearly 200 people gathered to celebrate the opening of a state-of-the art early education center that will in time serve 175 Boston children and their families. Nurtury Learning Lab, at 33 Bickford St. in Jackson Square, was many years and $17 million in the making. Check back soon with Jamaica Plain News for more details from Monday's ribbon cutting.