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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM The families of Eriko Rekis and TJ “Tipuk” Mori held a candlelight vigil Tuesday at Mayor Wright Homes, where Mori was stabbed to death Sept. 10. The death has renewed concerns about security at the complex, and has put renewed focus on problems and strides at that and other public housing projects.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Fetu Kolio, right, president of the Mayor Wright Homes Tenants Association, walked around Mayor Wright Homes on Tuesday to talk with residents about maintenance and security problems. Kolio and Jacob Kumon are shown in front of a vandalized, broken window covered with plywood.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM In February, Mayor Wright Homes residents
lobbied at the state Capitol about the lack of hot water due to years of neglected maintenance. That issue has since been addressed.
FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM After a long wait and protests, a hot water backup system was recently completed at Mayor Wright Homes in the Kalihi-Palama area, as seen in this June photo. Solar panels and tanks have been installed on rooftops.