Bronx judge posthumously honored with street name

A man with a vision to revitalize Morrisania is being honored 13 years after his death. Family and friends of Judge Hansel L. McGee were

Family and friends of Judge Hansel L. McGee were at Boston Road and East 165th Street where a street was co-named in his honor.

Family and friends of Judge Hansel L. McGee were at Boston Road and East 165th Street where a street was co-named in his honor. (6/13/15)

MORRISANIA - Street signs went up at a Morrisania intersection Saturday in honor of a deceased judge whom relatives and former colleagues remember as a visionary.

The ceremony was held at Boston Road and East 165th Street. Attendees said Judge Hansel L. McGee Place is a fitting tribute to McGee, who believed that people deserve second chances. And McGee "did it from the trenches," said his son, Leland McGee, as well as from behind the bench.

The judge worked for 11 years at the Bronx County Hall of Justice. He also served as the board chairman of the Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers, where he played an active role in trying to revitalize Morrisania.

McGee also started a charter school. "He put some pressure on me to guarantee to get the money for the charter schools from Albany, which we did," said former Assemblywoman Gloria Davis.

The judge, who died 13 years ago, is also remembered for his humor, said his wife, Mildred McGee. She continues to run the Hansel & Mildred McGee Foundation, which they started together.

She said the goal is to better educate all children, especially minorities.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets to find out 1 Word on the Street: Favorite U.S President
VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 2 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
At least 20 cars were damaged when the 3 2nd-floor parking garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
Fire officials say the parking garage on Jerome 4 2nd-floor garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
Wings Academy came back from a second-half double-digit 5 VIDEO: Wings Academy wins PSAL Borough Championship

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE